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NOM concerned about possible freeboard violations in Illinois

 Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:07 am

Freeboard might sound like a fun and exciting activity for skateboarders and surfers, but it’s actually something that Mark Harvey, Nancy Guyton and the Neighbors of the Mississippi [NOM] are very concerned about. These fears were augmented during the May 5 meeting of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association that Harvey and Guyton attended in St. Louis. The meeting was attended by representatives from all of the upper Mississippi River

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  • Highway Patrol offers tips for a safe Memorial Day weekend

     Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:28 am

    The first long weekend of summer will be here soon. Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity to enjoy visiting family or friends, go to one of Missouri’s lakes, or enjoy any number of recreation opportunities in our state. It is also an opportunity to put safety first. Be aware of construction along your route, pay attention while you are driving, and buckle up. If alcohol is part of your holiday,

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  • Demolition begins on old toll gate house in New Hope

     Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:03 am

    The old toll gate house on New Hope Road is coming down this summer after years of service and a lot of history.

    The toll gate house on New Hope Road is being dismantled after many years of service. Shortly after Elsberry officially became a town, a group of area businessmen formed a stock company and had the five-mile stretch of road from New Hope to Elsberry graveled, making it the first gravel road in Lincoln County. It attracted so much attention that August Busch, who was at that time the head of

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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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Editorial

Blaine Luetkemeyer

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

 Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

It is that time of year when Congress begins to debate the annual appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year. And this year is the earliest the House of Representatives has started the appropriations process since 1974. Tackling these appropriations bills is vital to ensuring that Washington can appropriately rein in the overspending that is coming out of our nation’s capital. The House is clearly ready to continue legislating and

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

     Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Rep. Randy Pietzman

    The Freshman Republican Caucus presented a resolution and made a donation to their class charity, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of

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  • Johnson continues on journey to spread the message of Christ

     Posted on May 1, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Brea Johnson

    Hello friends and family! I wanted to say a quick thank you to those of you who supported me financially and with prayer over this past year. Missio Dei has been one of the best experiences of my life. Our goal is to share the message of Christ to everyone we come in contact with. We have gone from Pennsylvania to Arizona to Florida and everywhere in between spreading gospel

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