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Members of the Old Glory Jubilee Committee discuss possible fundraising activities to support the July 4, 2015 “Old Glory Jubilee” celebration in Elsberry.

Fundraising for “Old Glory Jubilee” picks up steam

 Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Members of the Old Glory Jubilee Committee met on Sept. 2 at the Elsberry City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Chairman Gina McNelly presided over the meeting. Present were Jo Ann Cordsiemon, Marilyn Martin, Joe Brockman, Amanda Holland, Melanie Watkins, Lauren Holland, Terry Hedges, Adam Presswood, Mike Short, Missy Brown, Harriett and Pat Mesker and Terry Martin. Chairman McNelly called the meeting to order and reported that she had put up

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Where do my tax dollars go?

 Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:51 am

In November Lincoln County residents will once again be given the opportunity to vote on Prop S, the tax levy proposed by the Lincoln County Ambulance District [LCAD]. The last tax increase for the ambulance district was in 1984. Since that time, Lincoln County and the  Lincoln County Ambulance District have gone through some tremendous growth. LCAD can no longer properly serve the growing community with only five ambulances. “We

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  • Speed and wet road contributes to fatality Friday night

     Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:52 am


    A fatal traffic accident took the life of Ronnie Lovell, 69 of Elsberry on Friday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports the accident occured on Hwy. 79 just north of Ross Road at 5:10 p.m. According to the report, a 1996 Buick Lesabre driven by Lovell was traveling too fast for conditions. He lost control on the wet pavement resulting in the vehicle traveling off the

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  • New program helps small retailers offer healthy food

     Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:02 am


    It’s not always easy to find healthy and affordable food in gas stations, dollar stores or corner grocery stores. The University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services are offering a new program to show communities how to improve access to healthy, affordable foods by working with small food retailers. A free Aug. 28 webinar will give community partners and retailers information about the Stock

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2014 Bulldog Softball Invitational Tournament Bracket

Louisiana Bulldog Softball Invitational 9/20/2014

 Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:49 am

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  • Tough week for Indians soccer

     Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Junior Rodney Chatman [left] provided Elsberry’s lone offensive spark during their game against St. Charles on Sept. 3.

    Elsberry’s Varsity Soccer Team started off last week’s action with a 5-1 loss to St. Charles on the road on Sept. 3. “It was a very physical game,” said Head Coach Dustin Robinson. “We gave up a goal early but managed to tie the game at 1-1.” Rodney Chatman scored Elsberry’s lone goal and Dalton Barber was credited with the assist. Unfortunately that was all the offense the Indians were

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  • South Callaway hands IndianHawks first loss of the season

     Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:09 am

    South Callaway proved to be too much for the Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks on Sept. 5 as they handed them their first loss of the season. The IndianHawks are now 2-1 heading into this Friday’s contest against Mark Twain.

    The Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks are now 2-1 after being defeated 53-14 by South Callaway during their third game of the 2014 football season. “South Callaway is a really good team,” said IndianHawks Head Coach Mike Scheibel. “At the 2A level when you have speed and strength it is a deadly combo.” Scheibel said that in addition to South Callaway’s natural talent they are also well coached, which made them even more

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Jesse Cox

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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