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Harmony Culbreath

Major Case squad rules suspicious death a suicide

 Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:46 am

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has concluded their investigation into the suspicious death of Harmony Culbreath of Elsberry, MO. Twenty-two investigators were assigned to the case and investigated approximately 75 leads during the four-day investigation. Evidence discovered during the investigation, which included an audio recording made by the victim, indicated the gun-shot wound noted during Culbreath’s autopsy was self-inflicted. A final determination will be made pending the

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Commissioners sign proclamation

 Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

On January 13, members of the Lincoln County Right to Life group gathered to witness the Commissioners of Lincoln County sign a proclamation declaring January 22 as a day in memoriam for unborn children. Signing the proclamation were (seated, L – R): Matt Bass, Dan Colbert and Gene Galloway. Those in attendance were Fr. Charles Tichacek, Donna Shilharvey, Dane Stuckey, Norma Padella, Brock Stuckey, Shirley and Jim Rothermich, Darlene Loeb,

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  • Candidates file for positions to April spring elections

     Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:49 am

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    Several contested races are forming in many areas in the upcoming April spring elections. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 7, 2015, candidates for school board positions include: Silex R-I: Ben Henke. Elsberry R-II: Kandi Kinsler. Winfield R-IV: Wesley Burch, Melanie Jordan, Jennifer Bryan and Billie Lamb. Two seats in each school district are available. Interested candidates may file in the Superintendent office in the school districts. In the municipal elections,

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  • Warming Center locations in Lincoln County

     Posted on January 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm

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    Lincoln County Emergency Management has established daytime and overnight warming centers with the help of local agencies and businesses.  Currently, the warming center schedules are as follows: Lincoln County Council on Aging 1380 Boone Street Troy, MO 63379 Monday – Friday 8am-4pm Winfield Senior Center 225 2nd Street Winfield, MO 63389 Monday-Friday 7:30am-1:30pm Tri County Sports Center 41 College Campus Dr. Moscow Mills, MO 63362 Thursday, Jan. 8th – 9pm-8am

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Elsberry Lady Indian Kate Boedeker

Lady Indians lose two straight

 Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:32 pm

The Elsberry Lady Indians have been struggling since winning two out of three at the Clopton Tournament several weeks ago. Those struggles began with a home game against Winfield on Jan. 13. “We had a plan worked out for Winfield and it worked right up until halftime when we led 16-15,” said Head Coach Hector Bencomo. “In the third quarter we had a breakdown in communication.” Bencomo said he and

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  • Indians win moral victories on the road

     Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Senior Terrez Blair hangs in the air for a under-handed scoop layup against Versailles on Sunday at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Blair finished the game with a double-double scoring 13 points and collecting 11 rebounds.

    Elsberry’s varsity boys basketball team may be in the midst of a rebuilding year but they have made their presence felt lately against what Head Coach Chad Twellman has described as some very tough teams. On Jan. 16 the Indians traveled to Community R-6 to face the Trojans. Twellman knew in advance that this would be no easy contest. “Community has a really good team and it’s going to be

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  • Elsberry Cheerleaders take first place at Clopton Tournament

     Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:11 pm

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    On Jan. 10 Elsberry’s Cheerleading Squad was presented with the 2015 Clopton High School Annual Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament Cheerleading Award. Each school’s cheerleading squad was judged and evaluated by a panel during the 2015 Clopton Basketball Tournament which ran from Jan. 5-10. Pictured above are [back row, l-r] Taylor Barber, Julia Vaughn, Krista Giannakis, Paige Hoskins, Brittany O’Brien and Megan Henry. [Middle row, l-r] Hannah Barber, Emily Bange,

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John Cheek

“I think I cried the whole tour”

 Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:22 am

As reported in the Dec. 31, 2014 issue of The Elsberry Democrat, Veterans Coffee Talk of Troy recently received a $5,000 Operation Round Up grant to help transport local veterans on their Honor Flight journey to Washington, D.C. Elsberry resident John Cheek recently had the opportunity to be a part of one of those flights, the last one of 2014 as it turned out. Cheek is originally from Independence and

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  • Three simple ways to trim monthly expenses

     Posted on December 31, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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    (StatePoint) Everyone seems to be looking for ways to save more money, especially as the cost of living is on the rise. By trimming expenses on the things you need, you can devote more toward the things you want, as well as save more for the future. Home Maintenance If you’re paying a professional to perform simple home maintenance tasks and keep up the lawn, consider doing it yourself. From

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  • Job Seekers: Resolve to make a better impression in 2015

     Posted on December 31, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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    (StatePoint) First impressions matter, particularly when you’re in the market for a new job. While a top notch resume and cover letter can help get your foot in the door, only you can seal the deal. The New Year is the perfect time to revamp your look for a smooth job search. Make a strong first impression at your next interview or networking event with these easy tips: • Be

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Kirby performs at Elsberry United Methodist Church

 Posted on January 8, 2015 at 11:26 am

On Dec. 28 the Elsberry United Methodist Church hosted an organ and violin recital by Mitchell Kirby [above]. Kirby is originally from Troy and is currently a student at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. He treated those in attendance to a number of classical pieces on both the organ and the violin, which he began playing when he was only four years old.

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  • How to throw the sweetest party ever

     Posted on December 31, 2014 at 2:42 pm

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    (StatePoint) How do you put a twist on your entertaining traditions? To add new flavor and excitement to your parties, consider incorporating a series of sweet surprises to delight your guests. The Perfect Pairing You’re probably familiar with the concept of pairing appetizers and entrées with the perfect wines, but you may not realize that it’s just as important for your sweet treats! If you’re serving a particularly sweet candy

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  • Senate Theater hosts Star Wars marathon

     Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

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    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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