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The Charlotte Elizabeth Maupin-Brooksher Memorial Children's Area

First Baptist Church dedicates new Children’s Area

 Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:54 am

A dedication of the Charlotte Maupin-Brooksher Memorial Children’s Area at the First Baptist Church in Elsberry was held on Nov. 30 following the morning worship service. Keith Palmer served as MC of the service with several of the church members sharing fond memories of Mrs. Brooksher. The new children’s area was given by Dane and Carter Brooksher in loving memory of Dane’s mother. Classrooms were renovated as well as the

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  • FFA Alumni hosts annual Holiday House Tour

     Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Gnade Outside

    The home of Mark and Sally Gnade was built in 1904 and is a two story, American foursquare style home. There are 21 decorated Christmas trees that adorn this home. “We go all out for Christmas,” said the Gnade’s. For more on this and other stories pick up your copy of The Elsberry Democrat today  from one of our several locations.  You can also sign up for the online edition

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  • Megee named Exec. V. P. at Providence Bank

     Posted on December 12, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Jennifer Megee

    Providence Bank, headquartered in Columbia, with banking offices in Missouri and Texas, announces the promotion of Jennifer Megee to Executive Vice President, Director of Retail Banking and Deposit Services. Megee joined Providence Bank in 2009 as the Banking Center Manager of the Fifth Street Banking Center in Columbia and Retail Manager over Elsberry and Winfield Banking Centers. In November 2010, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Retail

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Career colleges play key role in demand for skilled workers

 Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Education is not a one-size-fits-all system. Much like each public university has its own unique culture, so does each type of higher education institution. In addition, the goals of each student are not the same. Some students are fresh out of high school and looking forward to the social opportunities that a public university will give them, and they are not in a hurry to get their degree. Some are

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

     Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

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

    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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U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

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

 Posted on December 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

While you were with your family and loved ones on Thanksgiving Eve getting ready to enjoy some turkey, the Obama Administration was busy preparing an extra helping of regulations, 3,415 to be exact. With the release of its annual regulation road map the administration has made clear that it plans on continuing its burdensome regulatory agenda in 2015 and beyond. One proposed regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is

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

     Posted on December 12, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    On December 1, Governor Jay Nixon announced that a special session would not be necessary after agreeing with an alternative interpretation of current appropriation authority offered by legislative leadership. Consistent with this reading of the law, the Governor will be using existing appropriations for the State Emergency Management Agency in HB 2008, Section 8.290 to fund the ongoing operations of the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol

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  • “A date which will live in infamy”, at least for a little while

     Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Pearl Harbor

    This past Sunday was National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, a day set aside to mourn and to honor all those U.S. service men and women whose lives were cut tragically short by the sneak attack on the American Army and Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Imperial Navy of Japan on Dec. 7, 1941. That attack, ostensibly intended by the Japanese military as a means of preventing America

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