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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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     Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Jesse Cox

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     Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Svetlana Johnson

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     Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Don Bowers and his wife Winona

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