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Are P3s the answer to fair and equitable flood control?; NOM remain skeptical

 Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:38 am

“What has slowed the process is the lack of funding for the governmental agencies to do their part within the process.” That’s how Mark Harvey, chairman of the Neighbors of the Mississippi [NOM], characterized one of the major stumbling blocks in the creation of a “shared risk”, “do no harm” approach to flood control along the Mississippi River in both Missouri and Illinois. The lack of available funds for these

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Inattentive driving leads to accident on Hwy. 47

 Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:43 am

WINFIELD — On May 30 at approximately 4:25 p.m. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C responded to an accident involving a 2008 Pontiac G6 driven by Krista L. Sitze, 26, of Winfield and a 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Bonnie L. Gordon, 51, of Winfield. According to the report, both vehicles were traveling northbound on Hwy. 47 when Gordon slowed down to make a turn. Sitze was inattentive and failed

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  • Coroner working with National Missing and Unidentified Persons Databases

     Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:41 am

    LINCOLN COUNTY — Lincoln County Coroner Kelly Walters has begun working to have missing and unidentified persons cases in Lincoln County added to the national The Doe Network and NamUs databases. Lincoln County has seven unidentified and four missing persons cases dating back to the 1970’s. “The databases help to bring missing and unidentified persons home and back to their families, so it is important to have unsolved cases added,”

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  • Paasch promoted at Providence Bank

     Posted on May 28, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Stephanie Paasch

    Providence Bank, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri with banking offices in Missouri and Texas, announces the promotion of Stephanie Paasch to Assistant Vice President, Business Development Officer for the St. Louis Market. In her new role, Paasch will be working with Banking Center Managers in six banking centers throughout St. Louis, Elsberry and Winfield to cultivate new relationships and strengthen business development efforts in these markets. Paasch joined Providence Bank in

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Elsberry American Legion Post #226 (AA) team, who won Second Place in the Elsberry Memorial Day Tournament.

PLAY BALL!! Legion season underway

 Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

As always, Elsberry’s AA Legion Team kicked off their season with the annual Memorial Day Tournament, held from May 21-24 on their home turf. They ended up taking second place in the tournament after a 12-4 loss to Hannibal in the championship game. Following are some of the box scores from all five tournament games: May 21, 2015 Wentzville (AA)    1        Elsberry (AA)    10 WP: Caleb Dillon. 4 IP,

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  • Boothe and Bencomo named to 2015 All-District Soccer Team

     Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Tanner Bencomo

    Two members of the Lady Owls/Lady Indians Soccer Team have been named to the Class 1, District 4 All-District Soccer Team for 2015. Those players are Elly Boothe and Tanner Bencomo. Bencomo is a 2015 graduate of Elsberry High School who will be going on to play basketball for Jefferson Community College in the fall. Boothe was a sophomore during the 2014-2015 academic year and will be returning to play

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  • Palmyra comes from behind to hand Elsberry a season-ending loss

     Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Things took a turn for the worse for Elsberry in the sixth inning when Palmyra scored a run off of starting pitcher Jon Almus. Shortly after that run was scored, Indians Head Coach Dustin Robinson took Almus out and brought in relief pitcher Colby Martin [at the center of the photo and wearing sunglasses. Palmyra continued to rally even after the pitching change and went on the win the May 19 contest 5-2.

    Elsberry’s varsity baseball season came to an abrupt end in somewhat of a reversal of fortune on May 19 with a 5-2 loss to Palmyra in the district tournament hosted by Bowling Green. Jon Almus took the mound for the Indians and held Palmyra scoreless for five innings. “Last year Jon developed a change-up and this season that became a really good pitch for him,” said Head Coach Dustin Robinson.

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    Small nurseries can still compete with large chain stores where it counts

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:59 am

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    With all of the big chain stores out there today it might be easy for the local independent nursery owner to get lost in the shuffle. Believe it or not, however, there are still a number of advantages to shopping at a local nursery. One of the first things that needs to be discussed with regard to the appeal of nurseries over large chain stores is cost. Not surprisingly, most

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5 ways to save money when buying a car

 Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:33 pm

(StatePoint) Here are five proven ways to maximize savings when purchasing a vehicle, according to the experts at Autotrader, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling cars. Target Mid-Level Models Before pulling the trigger on the fully loaded model of a car, compare its price to the model line’s base price. The loaded version could cost around 50 percent more than the stripped-down special. A consumer could probably buy

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  • Taxes, ex-spouse benefits and you

     Posted on April 3, 2015 at 11:12 am


    April 14 is both Ex-Spouse Day and the eve of tax day. These two observances are doubly important if you are an ex-spouse, because Social Security pays benefits to eligible former spouses, and you may need to claim this income on your tax forms. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits based

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  • Tips to trace your family’s past

     Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:10 am


    (StatePoint) Were your ancestors humble farmers or wealthy nobility? Did they travel to find their fortune or have they always lived close to your current home? Exploring your genealogy can be fascinating. In the 2010 U.S. Census, 34.7 million Americans claimed Irish ancestry, the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, representing more than seven times the population of Ireland itself. Those of Irish descent, or those who suspect they have

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Budget-friendly summer travel tips

 Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:50 am

(StatePoint) Americans collectively neglect 430 million vacation days annually, according to the 2014 Oxford Economics analysis. Whatever the reasons for sacrificing vacation, Tom Seddon, chief marketing officer for Extended Stay America, doesn’t want the decision to be based on finances. “An enjoyable vacation is possible on even the smallest budget — and summer is the perfect time to travel,” said Seddon. Seddon encourages families to save big on travel with

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  • Spring into Easter with these entertaining tips

     Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:48 am


    (StatePoint) With Easter around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about creating the perfect Easter baskets and planning a celebration for family and friends. As everyone knows, there’s nothing more delightful and heartwarming than sharing a meal with your loved ones, so sweeten this year’s celebration by surprising your guests with an unforgettable Easter get together. Egg-cellent Ideas The iconic Easter egg should take center stage when it comes to

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  • Three creative ideas for winter entertaining and parties

     Posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:11 pm


    (StatePoint) The look of your party can be just as important as its other elements. So go above and beyond a plain table setting. Set the mood for your party and provide a striking visual to accompany the feast by creating a thematic “tablescape.” The experts at Bed Bath & Beyond are offering three ideas for elevating your entertaining décor: Rustic Living A warm, woodsy vibe invites lingering conversation. Skip

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