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The new Page Branch Park Bird Sanctuary has seen an abundance of birds which means more feed needed. Local businesses with the help of Scott Hawkins are pitching in. (Inset) Hawkins even created his own Bird Sanctuary in his back yard.

These days feeding the birds cost way more than “Tuppence A Bag”

 Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

Thanks to the efforts of Elsberry resident Scott Hawkins, the legions of birds that visit the Page Branch Park Bird Sanctuary will soon have a much larger food supply. Hawkins, who is relatively new to Elsberry, has a special place in his heart for birds and has even built a bird sanctuary of his own behind his home. After discovering that fellow Elsberry resident and bird lover Pat Mesker was

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     Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Brea Johnson

    Elsberry High School Senior Brea Johnson has worn quite a few hats during her time at Elsberry High School. Whether as a basketball player, a stellar first baseman for the Lady Indians softball team or an Explorer’s Club tutor, Johnson puts everything she has into all that she does. Recently Johnson has committed herself to a new challenge, becoming a missionary. “I have known for quite some time that God

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  • Chapter 226 receives donation for scholarship

     Posted on February 18, 2014 at 8:17 am

    American Legion Riders

    On Thursday, Feb. 6 The Winfield-Foley Firefighter Association donated $500 to the American Legion Riders Chapter 226 from Elsberry for The Legacy Scholarship Fund. The Legacy Scholarship Fund is geared towards helping children who have a parent that has fallen during war. The scholarship funds will be distributed throughout Missouri to children who qualify. The American Legion Riders are well known for their charitable work for schools, hospitals, veterans and

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  • County inmates volunteer to clean the new bright futures building

     Posted on February 6, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Inmates with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office volunteered their time to help clean and paint the temporary Lincoln County Bright Futures building in Troy. Bright Futures is an organization that brings schools, community, human services, businesses and faith-based community organizations together to fill basic needs for children. Bright Futures recently acquired a donated space form a generous local businessman to help support the ongoing community needs. “I reached out to

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  • The Cupboard won’t be bare in 2014

     Posted on January 22, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Just another Thursday at the Lincoln County Food Pantry located in Elsberry. Each Thursday volunteers help provide food to numerous families in Lincoln County.

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  • Harrison donates to Locks of Love

     Posted on January 17, 2014 at 9:10 am


    Ali Harrison, daughter of Matt and Emily Harrison recently donated her hair to Locks of Love. Stylist Haley Harper Haworth of The Hair Movement cut off 11 inches of Ali’s hair.

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  • A Special Space for “Maddie O”

     Posted on December 26, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Due to her ailment, Maddie O is receiving a new space, just for her. However, her nor her mother will have any clue what it will look like until Special Spaces completes the job.

    Where does a child go to find peace and comfort when battling a serious illness? Like most of us, young children who are ill probably find more solace in their own homes surrounded by the people and things they love than in hospitals or clinics. If that’s true, then a child’s home should be as close to perfect as it can possibly be. That’s the philosophy and mission of an

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