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Kindred breaks with L.C.A.D. Board over rotating base closures

 Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

The Nov. 4 general election may be over, but the various factors that led the Lincoln County Ambulance District to ask the voters for a 35-cent tax increase are still very much in play, as is the public reaction to some of the steps the district has taken in response to its lack of success at the ballot box. Proposition S, the district’s most recent tax proposal, was rejected by

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Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires

 Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Cooking is, and has long been, the leading cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries, and according to the National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] home cooking fires peak on major U.S. holidays that traditionally include cooking,  such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter. NFPA’s 2013 “Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment” report stated that in 2011 Thanks giving was the leading day for home cooking fires, with

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  • Silex water rates on the rise, by Jacob W. Thompson – Correspondent

     Posted on November 22, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Silex City Hall

    SILEX — Residents in Silex will be getting a bit of a surprise on their water and sewer bills after an increase implemented by the city’s board this week. City leaders after conferring with Missouri Rural Water and the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission have raised both rates to address concerns relating to both infrastructure and general cost of operation. While the idea of a rate change has been in the

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  • Silex High School builds new greenhouse on campus, by Jacob W. Thompson – Correspondent

     Posted on November 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Silex HS Greenhouse

    SILEX — Progress continues on the newest addition to Silex R-1 School District’s campus as they work on building a greenhouse for the Agricultural Education department. Started in mid-October the project has been moving along bit by bit.  Placed on the edge of the schools parking lot next to the Ag Shop will allow students easy access and a vital new learning resource.

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The 2014-2015 Elsberry Indians Basketball Team. Pictured in the back row from left to right are Gavin Hill, Josh Jurkowski, Tim Richards, Wayne Holland, Zach Rimel, Logan Anthony, Terrez Blair, Jack Weakly, Rod Chatman, Dominique Powell and Cale Mackey. In the front row from left to right are Justin O’Brien, Tyler Turnbull, Michael Kelly, Brandon King, Charlie Chatman, Tony Ma, Jamison Wolanski, Jesse Huang and Tyler Hausgen. Not pictured are Andrew Turnbull and Donavan Guccione.

Hoops season is back

 Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

While it may seem to some fans out there as though the high school football season just ended, the truth of the matter is that, believe it or not, varsity basketball is already back in full swing at Elsberry. The Indians began their season on Nov. 24 with a non-conference road game against Highland. Head Coach Chad Twellman said the two teams were separated by a mere two to three

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  • Fall 2014 EMO Academic All-Conference Athletes

     Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Softball Academic All-Conference Team

    Softball Team [back row, left to right] Sydney Pickard, Hannah Arne, Olivia Brown, Megan Henry, Taylor Barber and Angel Henke. Pictured in the front row from left to right are Tanner Bencomo and Madison Cleveland. For more on this and other stories pick up your copy of The Elsberry Democrat today  from one of our several locations.  You can also sign up for the online edition by visiting and

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  • Braves, Lady Braves play for title at Elsberry Tournament

     Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Boys 1st Place Trophy

    Braves claim first place trophy Despite a slow start in the championship game against Bowling Green last Wednesday the Elsberry Braves turned up the heat holding off the Bobcats and winning the Elsberry Tournament. Members of the team are eighth graders: Carson Trammell, Jordan Simmons, Trevin Blair, Hunter Grills, Brock Howard, Stephen Boedeker, Michael Harrison, Derrick Taylor, Clayton Martin, Layton Bartlett, Nathan Reed, Garik Hill, Trevor Anthony, Jimmy Dickens and

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Hood’s presentation triggers memories for Cox

 Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

On July 16 The Elsberry Democrat brought readers the story of John Hood, 84, of Eolia. Hood is a veteran of the Korean War and displayed some of his military memorabilia at the Elsberry Nutrition Center. One of the artifacts that Hood shared with visitors was a set of 40-millimeter anti-aircraft shells from the USS Missouri. That July 16 article served to trigger the memories of Elsberry resident Jesse Cox.

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  • Dreams of a better life

     Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Svetlana Johnson

    In the April 9 installment of “15 Seconds of Fame”, The Elsberry Democrat introduced its readers to Svetlana Johnson, a 23 year-old Russian woman working in the field of outside sales. As in other installments of that particular segment, Johnson shared with readers some basic facts about herself, including her favorite food, movie, television show, etc. It turns out, however, that Johnson has a much more interesting story to tell

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  • Bowers and Hammack serve on 33rd Degree Team for Scottish Rite

     Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Don Bowers and his wife Winona

    In Scottish Rite Masonry, an honorary degree known as the 33rd Degree is given to members who have provided outstanding service to Freemasonry or to their communities. This is an honor that cannot be campaigned for and is granted solely by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. It is bestowed on Master Masons who have exhibited knowledge, passion and sacrifice to their respective crafts and is a way of

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Senate Theater hosts Star Wars marathon

 Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

Elsberry’s Senate Theatre hosted a Star Wars marathon the weekend of Aug. 30-31. All six of the blockbuster films were shown during the course of the two-day marathon. On Saturday, movie goers were treated to “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”. Sunday’s show bill featured “A New Hope”, “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”. Fans of the Star Wars series were

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  • Keep pests away from entertaining areas

     Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Make entertaining areas comfortable and safe by keeping pests at bay.

    Outdoor entertaining is one of the joys of nicer weather. People routinely gather on the patio or around the pool when the weather warms up, and such recreational activities can foster companionship and reduce stress. However, if nuisance animals and insects are sharing entertaining spaces, these pests can quickly put a damper on the festivities. While it may seem impossible to keep an outdoor entertaining area completely pest-free, there are

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  • Blast from the past

     Posted on July 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Car Cruise at Cadillac Bills

    The last Sunday evening of every month, take a trip up north Hwy. 79 through Elsberry and allow yourself to be taken back-in-time as Cadillac Bills holds their monthly Car Cruise. Once a month numerous classic cars will be parked outside, including this Chevy. Owners Bill and Phyllis Rockwell have been holding the Car Cruises (weather permitting) for the last few years. It has grown to include cars from numerous

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