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John Armstrong, Vice-President and Branch Manager of Peoples Bank and Trust in Elsberry, presents a check to Elsberry NHS members Maggie Spratt, Kristy Burkemper and Amanda Jo Talbot.

Peoples Bank and Trust helps “Operation Backpack” keep the pantry stocked

 Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:25 am

A number of needy school children in the Elsberry community are likely to have a little more food between Friday afternoon and Monday morning thanks to Peoples Bank and Trust. The bank’s Elsberry branch recently made a donation to “Operation Backpack”, a program instituted and maintained by the EHS National Honor Society. “We started the program about four or five years ago,” said Elsberry NHS Sponsor Karen Busiere. “We patterned

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  • Young turkey hunters harvest 4,441 birds during youth weekend

     Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:04 am

    MDC Outdoors Skills Specialist Brian Flowers helped 10-year-old Oliver Koenig harvest his first turkey during an MDC mentored youth hunt in Callaway County during the 2015 youth spring turkey hunting weekend April 11 and 12.

    Jefferson City – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that young turkey hunters harvested 4,441 birds during the 2015 spring youth season on April 11 and 12. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 117 birds, Greene with 88, and Cedar with 87. For more harvest information by county, visit the MDC online harvest map at mdc.mo.gov/node/263. Young hunters checked 4,332 turkeys during last year’s spring youth weekend. Hunters ages

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  • MSHP responds to accident on Old Hwy. 79

     Posted on April 16, 2015 at 8:30 am


    On April 11 at approximately 7:10 p.m., Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C responded to an accident involving a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Emma M. Henry, 16, of Foley. According to the crash report, Henry was driving northbound on Old Hwy. 79 when she lost control of her vehicle, traveled off the west side of the roadway and subsequently overturned. Henry suffered minor injuries and was transported to St.

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Jerry Callahan, owner of Elsberry Pharmacy

Elsberry Pharmacy co-brands with the Medicine Shoppe® Pharmacy

 Posted on December 31, 2014 at 11:03 am

Elsberry Pharmacy has been serving the Elsberry community since 1959. As a thriving small business, their dedicated pharmacy staff works hard to provide valuable services with a personal touch. “It matters to us that the people we know locally are satisfied and will come back again,” said Jerry Callahan, owner of Elsberry Pharmacy. That’s why they decided to join the Medicine Shoppe® family and combine their local name and services

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  • Elsberry now has its very own “Geek Squad”

     Posted on December 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Steven Carter [far right] works on a pair of laptop computers that were brought in for repair. Assisting Carter are two of his employees, Joe Sherrow and Jayden Bernie, operations manager for Carter Technology Services.

    Thanks to the entrepreneurial efforts of Steven Carter residents of Elsberry and its surrounding areas will now have one more option when it comes to computer repair and maintenance services. Carter has recently opened Carter Technology Services at 503 Broadway in Elsberry. That same building previously housed the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic. Carter served in the United States Army from 2006 until 2012 and was assigned some very

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  • Rick Wood Repair; Serving Elsberry for nearly 22 years

     Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Rick Wood Repair opened its doors in Elsberry in 1993 with a crew of two-Wood and Hailey. Over the years, business has increased and the shop now has three full-time employees and one part-time employee.
Pictured above are [from left to right] Sid Baker, Rick Wood [co-owner], Kevin Hailey [co-owner], Adam Tow and Tim Baker.

    This month The Elsberry Democrat shines its Business Spotlight on Rick Wood Repair, currently located at 107 North Main in Elsberry. “We started the business in 1993,” said co-owner Kevin Hailey. “We were originally across the street in the old Gladney Ford building. We stayed there until 2004 when we moved over here to the new building.” Like a lot of things, the business got off to a slow start

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Isn’t a president supposed to stand up for his or her country?

 Posted on April 17, 2015 at 8:40 am

While attending the Summit of the Americas in Panama City on April 11 President Obama stated publicly that he was not willing to refight the battles of the Cold War. “The Cold War has been over for a long time,” said Obama. “And I’m not interested in having battles frankly that started before I was born.” These statements and others made by Obama were met with an enthusiastic response on

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  • Pietzman’s Report, by MO State Representative Randy Pietzman

     Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Rep. Randy Pietzman

    Last Saturday I was honored to present a resolution to Eagle Scout Andrew Farley. That was my first scout event and I was truly impressed. Integrity is the word I would use to describe what they represent! The thing I still enjoy the most is meeting with people. After this event Rep. Bryan Spencer and I spent some time with Andrew’s cousin, Eric Brotherton, from Winfield. We are blessed to

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  • Blaine’s Bulletin by U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

     Posted on April 10, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Blaine Luetkemeyer

    Bunnies, dyed eggs, and family traditions are just a couple of images that come to mind when many think of Easter Sunday. However, we all know that Easter means so much more than chocolate filled eggs. Following the reflection and penance of the Lenten season, Easter Sunday represents a celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and the many sacrifices he made for us. Easter commemorates our Savior’s triumph over

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