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State seeking organizations to serve meals to children during summer months

 Posted on March 5, 2015 at 11:06 am

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. The program is one way Missouri is working to fight

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  • Peoples Bank & Trust helps create “Brighter Futures” for Elsberry students

     Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Bright Futures Volunteer Karen Kinsler [at left] poses with the tote full of clothing that the organization recently received from Peoples Bank and Trust in Elsberry. Pictured at right is John Armstrong, vice president and branch manager of Peoples Bank and Trust in Elsberry.

    On Feb. 20 Peoples Bank and Trust in Elsberry donated a supply of clothing to the Bright Futures Program. “Bright Futures has been in Troy for a year,” said volunteer Karen Kinsler. “We are now expanding to Elsberry, the goal of which is to enhance the life of every child by helping to better their school experiences through meeting their basic needs at home.” Some of those basic needs, at

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  • Operation Round Up helps stock food pantry shelves

     Posted on January 2, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    During the final two months of the year, Cuivre River Electric Community Trust volunteers who put Operation Round Up funds to work in their communities directed more than $12,000 to help local food pantries serve hungry families in need. The Immaculate Conception Church Dardenne Prairie Conference of the St. Vincent DePaul (SVDP) Society and the St. Patrick’s Wentzville Conference of the SVDP Society each received $3,000 from Operation Round Up

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  • Area churches come together to help those in need

     Posted on December 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

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    On Dec. 12 the Elsberry Ministerial Alliance met at the Elsberry United Methodist Church to assemble food baskets for those in need during this holiday season. Volunteers worked diligently throughout the morning dividing up canned goods and other items and packing them into individual boxes, which were then disbursed to needy families in the area on Dec. 13.

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  • George family continues tradition of honoring veterans

     Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Elsberry resident Jodi George [far right] and her grandchildren work to create Christmas cards for American soldiers serving overseas. Also pictured is George’s son-in-law  Jacob Roper [at far left].

    This Christmas 30 of America’s men and women serving the cause of peace and freedom overseas will be reminded that they are not forgotten and that they are still appreciated, and they will have Elsberry resident Jodi George to thank for that. George and her family have been sending Christmas cards and care packages to active duty American soldiers for the better part of a decade now and this holiday

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  • FFA members help The Salvation Army ring in the Christmas season

     Posted on December 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Bell Ringers First Weekend

    On Dec. 6 members of the Elsberry FFA Chapter began their first weekend of bell ringing for The Salvation Army outside of the Elsberry IGA. Pictured above are [left to right] Philip Brickey, Kaylee Calvin and Alex Boedeker

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  • Lincoln County Cupboard receives much needed assistance

     Posted on November 27, 2014 at 10:56 am

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    On Nov. 20 employees of Providence Bank in Elsberry donated their time and talent to helping those in need by volunteering at the Lincoln County Cupboard. The pantry also received assistance from four volunteers from Community Opportunities in Troy. 116 families visited the facility that day and Cecile Mesker, president of the Lincoln County Cupboard, said her staff couldn’t have kept pace without the 21 volunteers. “We had a lot

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