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Among the many lessons learned within the walls of Elsberry’s Middle School is the fulfillment of service to fellow community members.  In the past weeks, Mrs. Rachel Turner’s sixth-grade class offered their time and energy to add some joy to the lives of the residents at the Elsberry Health…

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Lincoln County School districts rejoice that they were blessed with the miracle of being able to stay open all school year. The effort was more than just in school but a community effort as well, states the four Superintendents of Winfield, Troy, Elsberry and Silex School Districts. 

The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 218,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997. 

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With the novel coronavirus taking away many opportunities to perform community projects, Winfield Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society students decided to give back in another way.

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During recent months, FFA members from Eolia and their peers have been hard at work completing Proficiency applications.  Meeting Proficiency requirements involves students’ documenting experiences provided by their SAE (Supervised  Agricultural Experience) projects.  Evaluations are based u…

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At Troy South Middle School (TSMS) approximately 25 students gather monthly as members of the Troy South Middle School Interact Club. The Interact Club is a student service organization that strives to put “Service Above Self,” and is affiliated with the Troy Rotary Club. 

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Elsberry Schools have been through these unprecedented times over the last year like every other school across the nation, but from their perspective they have succeeded overwhelmingly!   With conditions to educate our youth not being ideal, administrators, teachers, and staff have persevere…

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A study of 400 American businesses’ data collected by Northeastern University in Alexandria, Virginia, blatantly addressed the urgent need for young people to develop keen communication skills.  The analysis supplied by the subject Human Resource Departments proved that nearly $65 million an…

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Cannon Elementary held their annual Literacy night this past Friday evening, coordinating with Read Across America Week.   Like many events at Elsberry Schools this past year, Literacy Night was adapted to what might  be the new normal, kids enjoyed the event in a drive-thru fashion.   As pa…

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Eolia residents have much to be pleased about concerning their hometown teens.  On Friday, Jan. 22, specific students were honored when their peers selected them to participate in the recent courtwarming at Clopton High School.

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Following a competitive interview process, the Lincoln County R-III Board of Education and Superintendent Mark Penny are pleased to announce Dr. Jeff Levy as the district’s new Chief Financial Officer and the promotion of Michelle King to principal at the Early Childhood Education Center. 

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Two 2020 graduates of Elsberry High School are ready to start their next  journey in life.  Brothers, Ethan and Jon Davis recently graduated from the American Welding Academy in Union.  The five month academy provided students with knowledge of  82 American Welding Standards (AWS) and Americ…

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On Thursday, U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), introduced a budget amendment that would withhold additional supplemental funding fr…

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January is bald eagle season in Missouri, when thousands migrate to the Show-Me-State from the north to seek fish in our open waters. Through art however, you can create your own permanent keepsake of eagle season.

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At the regular monthly meeting on Dec. 15, the Lincoln County R-III Board of Education unanimously approved the promotion of Dr. Kelly Groeber to Director of Student Services. 

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Prospective employers typically attempt to hire people with previous experience.  Under whose guidance, though, does practice become experience, especially for young people looking forward to beginning their adult lives?  Relatives and family members can be excellent teachers, especially if …

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Students in Elsberry teacher Jodi Dormire’s classes recently learned that new materials will be made available through their teacher’s efforts in reaching out to the global community for help.

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Bestselling author James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs today announced that Silex-area teacher Liz Harrelson is to receive a grant of $500 and 500 Scholastic Book Clubs Bonus Points for the purpose of building classroom and at-home libraries for her students. 

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How can private and public partners across Missouri strengthen and enhance the state’s workforce? This is the focus of University of Missouri System Engagement Week, Oct. 26-30, in partnership with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The public is invited to register at extension.…

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October is full of agricultural recognition, including celebrating Farm to School Month.The Missouri Farm to School Program began in November 2015 as a way to connect Missouri farmers and schools in order to provide locally grown agriculture products for inclusion in school meals and snacks,…