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Say what? Social Security terms for Dictionary Day

 Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:27 am

Lexicographers, celebrate! October 14 is Dictionary Day. The day was established to recognize the achievements and contributions of Noah Webster. What better time than the present to learn some new Social Security terms? In the course of doing business with Social Security, people probably come across more than a few acronyms or terms that leave them scratching their heads. For example: FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) contributions aren’t the only

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  • Head-on-collision sends two to hospital

     Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Wreck on Y

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports, a head-on-collision sent two Foley residents to the hospital with serious injuries Monday afternoon. Eva Schmied, 72, was heading eastbound on Route Y at McIntosh Hill Road in Foley when her 1998 Nissan Altima crossed over the center line in the path of a 1997 Toyota Celica driven by Kimberly Tobiasz, 49. The report stated that Schmied was negotiating a turn

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  • Lincoln County Medical Center and Mercy Enter Exclusive Negotiations for LCMC to Join Mercy’s System

     Posted on September 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm


    Lincoln County Medical Center, located in Troy, Missouri, and Mercy, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, are pleased to announce that they have entered into exclusive negotiations to form a strategic partnership whereby LCMC will align with Mercy. Yesterday evening, the LCMC Board of Trustees reviewed Letters of Intent submitted by three organizations. Each finalist was selected based on its ability to assist LCMC with objectives for the affiliation process that

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Shown above are [left-right] Brian Jackson, Melissa Jackson, Matt Dustin and Chris Dunlap

Jackson’s Automotive: providing quality service for more than 13 years

 Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

This month The Elsberry Democrat’s Business Spotlight shines on Jackson’s Automotive. The business, located at 109 South Main Street in Elsberry, is co-owned by Brian Jackson and his wife Melissa and has been providing service to the Elsberry community and its surrounding areas since 2001. “I decided there was a need for a repair shop here in Elsberry,” said Brian. “The gentleman who owned this property at the time let

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  • Will Trinity Underground’s future be as unique as its past?

     Posted on May 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Inside North

    For some, an old abandoned limestone mine is just that – old and abandoned. For those with a little bit of vision, imagination and ambition, however, it has the potential to be so much more than that. Such is the case for Trinity Underground, LLC., a local mine owned by the family of Lisa Boling. For more on this and other stories pick up your copy of The Elsberry Democrat

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  • Elsberry License Office contract up for bid

     Posted on February 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The Missouri Office of Administration is now accepting management contract bids for the Elsberry License Office. Interested individuals and groups must submit their bids to operate the Elsberry License Office by Feb. 28. A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) bidders are required to use to develop their bids can be viewed here. Prospective bidders may also tour the Elsberry office from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Feb. 11

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U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

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

 Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

Complicated, complex, and confusing are just a few words that come to mind when I think about the nation’s tax code. And during a time when words like bipartisanship and common-sense are not often heard in Washington, I am proud to have recently led an effort in the House that is both bipartisan and makes common-sense for the people of Missouri. It all centers on whether or not folks should

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  • View from the Capitol by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

     Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    As I write this article, the General Assembly has convened the Veto Session. This will be my last voting opportunity as the State Representative for the 41st District in Lincoln County. I will continue to vote my constituency and not a straight party line. As always, I try hard to listen to feedback and concerns of the voters. I do look at every email or letter, and listen to phone

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  • From The Corner Of Broadway And Main Street

     Posted on September 13, 2014 at 7:46 am


    Twenty-five years ago I didn’t have a cell phone. While a great number of my contemporaries relied on a Franklin Planner to manage their daily business, my working life was run with a rolodex and a pocket calendar. At the time Nancy, Katie and I lived in Kansas City North and we were members of Northminister Presbyterian and our Pastor was a gentleman named Paul Swedlund. Pastor Paul as he

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