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One of the larger employers, not only in Elsberry, but the Lincoln County area, is headed into a new era with a new team leading the way.  Recently, Wayne Lovelace, president of Forrest Keeling Nursery (FKN) handed the reins over to his daughter, Kim Lovelace-Young.  Lovelace is not going fa…

 Dollar General (DG) announces that its store at 222 N. Main St. in Eolia, Mo, is now open.  Normal hours of operation may be found online or through the Dollar General app.

While no one could predict what has occurred in our society over the last couple of months, one company has gone the extra mile to help not only their customers, but communities.  Shelter Insurance and their agents have a long history of supporting the communities they serve. The unexpected …

With the cancellation of the rest of the 2019-2020 school year last week, athletic programs from both Elsberry (left) and Silex (right) High Schools found a very unique way to honor their respective Seniors that would have participated in Baseball, Girls Soccer, Track and Field and Golf this…

For weeks many residents across the state of Missouri have been begging, almost demanding a ‘Stay At Home Order’ from Governor Mike Parsons. 

The Village of Eolia Board of Trustees met at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at the Village of Eolia Community Building.  After addressing consent items on the agenda, discussion began concerning conversations between Shawnda Zumwalt, City Clerk, and the GovDeal Credit Card organization.  

It is never too early for students in middle school to start thinking and even prepare for their future.  Jason Miller, Elsberry Middle School Principal, along with Tavia McIntyre, English teacher and Summer Hagemeier, Counselor coordinated two events for eighth grade students last week to h…

Rod Hamlett, Silex High School Principal and Michael Mudd, President & CEO of Silex Banking Company in front of the Silex R-1 School District softball field’s concession stand that was completed in 2019. A bronze plaque has recently been installed to acknowledge the bank’s financial supp…

The University of Missouri Extension Council in Lincoln County conducted the annual meeting on Monday, Feb. 24. As part of the business meeting, the council recognized retiring members, elected officers to direct the board for the coming year and conducted other business.

Peoples Bank & Trust is once again a “Visionary” level community partner of the Elsberry Community Growth Association with their contribution of $1,000. Adam Heitman - Shelter Insurance, ECGA Vice President, receives a check from Kimber Cordseimon, Vice President of the Elsberry branch.

Pollinators form the foundations of a healthy and sustainable future for food and the environment, but in recent years, they have shown concerning signs of decline.  It’s important that we work to help them prosper by enhancing native pollinator habitats and protecting against pollinator declines.

As one of their Community Service Projects the Elsberry FFA Chapter teamed up with the Elsberry High School Indians and Lady Indians for the 2019-2020 season to donate a $1 for every free throw the team made during the season.  At the basketball game on Monday evening chapter representatives…

Missouri University of Science and Technology announced the names of students who made the honor list for the Fall 2019 semester.

The Elsberry High School Cheerleaders annual Little Indians Cheer Camp was held on Feb. 8 in the Elsberry High School Gym.  There were 57 children in attendance, with five High School Cheerleaders, two coaches and six generous volunteers. 

Though the recent snowfall has blanketed the mud and the heaping dirt located in a large lot on Main Street in Eolia as well as along Hwy. 79 in Elsberry, however, it’s still plenty obvious that the Dollar General (DG) store is making its way to the Eolia community, and a new larger location…

On Monday, Feb. 3, the members of Silex High School’s Student Council held the district’s annual Pink Out The Night event at the Silex vs Bowling Green basketball game.  Evenings with the same purpose have been held in Silex for approximately 10 years.

Elsberry’s VFW Post 9064, along with the Post’s Auxiliary group, served a hot lunch for visitors from the Troy Veterans Coffee Talk on Thursday, Feb. 4, following a visit to one of the local landmarks for a memorable morning.  

Despite the cold temperatures, Elsberry Community Growth Association Board members Adam Heitman, Candice Steen, Kara Carmi, Sam Byers and Dr. Tim Reller were on hand to celebrate the opening of a new business in Elsberry. Welch’s Wash-N-Shine owner Frank Welch has made an investment in the E…

Providence Bank in Elsberry in once again an “investor” level community partner of the Elsberry Community Growth Association with their investment of $1,000. 

Twenty-one students participating in Pike-Lincoln Technical Center’s Practical Nursing Program were recognized at a Pinning Ceremony held on campus in Eolia, MO on January 14, 2020. The ceremony marked the halfway point in their nursing education. Traditionally known as a capping ceremony, t…

The Silex R-1 School District recently announced Christopher Gray as the new high school principal for the 2020-2021 school year.  

As the new tax season begins, local accountant, Terry Livesay begins the year in a new office.  His established business, Terry Livesay Accounting and Tax Service has operated for nine years at an office north of Elsberry; his new office will be what was formerly known as the Vernon Moudy Re…

The Kids Care Club members at Elsberry Elementary School wanted to do something to help someone out during a time of giving.  The students decided to have a coin collection before school December 9-13.  The students collected $47.96 and decided to donate the proceeds to the Lincoln County PA…

As part of a service project for the community, members of the Silex Owls Basketball Teams collected blankets to be donated to a local nursing home. Pictured is those members with the numerous blankets for donation.

People came from near and far this past weekend to attend and participate in a co-ed softball tournament fundraiser held at the American Legion ball field, dubbed “Swing for the Richardsons” to help a family who’s life has been turned upside down.