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12th & 14th Judicial Circuit Treatment Courts receive grant for $975,000

 Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:48 am

The 12th and 45th Judicial Circuits in collaboration with Preferred Family Healthcare are pleased to announce it has received a $325,000 grant renewable for three years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for Audrain, Lincoln, Montgomery, Pike and Warren counties. These funds will implement expanded and enhanced cutting-edge, consumer-friendly behavioral health services to adult treatment court participants in rural Missouri who will access care electronically, using the

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  • The Elsberry Democrat Court News

     Posted on October 17, 2014 at 11:02 am


    Michael Hays, 49, Elsberry. Disorderly Conduct – $127; Resisting Arrest – $127; Fail to Obey Lawful Order – $127 James Ameling, 61, Cape Girardeau. Speeding 52-40 – $80 Benjamin Vineyard, 33, Carlinville, IL. Speeding 57-40 – $105 Gregory Whitler, 37, Carlinville, IL. Speeding 51-40 – $81 Thomas Duvall, 56, Winfield. Speeding 51-30 – $140 Darrell Mueller, 55, O’Fallon. Defective Equipment – $197.50 Ryan Richardson, 18, Elsberry. Seatbelt – $10 Todd

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  • Fullers prepare to adopt third child from China

     Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:18 am


    On Oct. 18 Chris and Leslie Fuller along with their family members and various friends will be working on the home of Maymie Wheeler of Clarksville to help raise funds for their upcoming adoption. The Fullers plan to adopt a special needs child from China named Sam. Sam will be the third child that the Fullers have adopted from China and they have three biological children of their own as

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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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Rep. Ed Schieffer

View from the Capitol, by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

 Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:55 am

By now, all of you are aware of the general election coming up on November 4. Please vote! If you want or need to vote early, you can go to the courthouse and request a ballot. If you have special needs, you can get an absentee ballot or you can ask to vote in your car. You can contact the county clerk’s office and she will make arrangements to meet

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

     Posted on October 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    Last week, the manufacturing companies and employees across the nation celebrated National Manufacturing Day. With that date in mind, I set off in my car to visit a couple of leading manufacturers in the 3rd Congressional District. My first stop was the General Motors plant in Wentzville. I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the launch of two new mid-size cars this plant will start building. The

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  • View from the Capitol, by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

     Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    Good news for Missouri and Lincoln County! On October 8, General Motors rolled out their Missouri-made, new mid-sized pick-ups, the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado that are being built at the Wentzville plant. The Governor said the rollout marks another milestone in Missouri’s automotive comeback, facilitated by the Missouri Manufacturing Jobs Act, which went into effect four years ago this week. “Four years ago, we set out to lead the

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