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Silex goes about setting budget, by Jacob Thompson – Silex Correspondent

 Posted on November 28, 2014 at 10:03 am

SILEX — Several weeks of development have led to Silex’s town board beginning the process of establishing a budget to implement for next year. Last Wednesday saw the first of several continuing meetings were Silex’s board and other leaders worked to outline and solidify a financial plan for moving Silex forward. The city itself has operated without any real budget to speak of for years and as Mayor David Rice

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  • Keep electric safety in mind this holiday season

     Posted on November 27, 2014 at 11:17 am


    Cuivre River Electric Cooperative reminds everyone to be safe with electricity during the holidays. “A little thoughtful planning and common sense will help everyone enjoy the holidays safely,” said Cuivre River Safety Coordinator Doug Bagby. This festive season offers some unique potential electrical hazards. “Remember to thoroughly check electrically operated decorations before plugging them into an outlet,” said Bagby. “Many accidents may be prevented by just following a few simple

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  • PB&T employees dress down to benefit the Robertson Center

     Posted on November 27, 2014 at 11:09 am


    Peoples Bank & Trust [PB&T] Employees raised $425 for the Terry L. Robertson Center by making donations in exchange for wearing blue jeans and tennis shoes to work. The Robertson Center provides emergency shelter for women and their children who are experiencing abuse and immediate danger. For more information on the Robertson Center visit http://www.bridgewaybh.com. Pictured above are PB&T employees Denise Zoellner, Tracey Jamison, Kris Moesch, Carla Andrews and Tina

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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 November 28, 2014 at 9:35 am

“But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving,’ Charlie Brown.” – Marcie That famous quote from the movie ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ is a light hearted way to remind young

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  • 73 percent of readers act on newspaper ads

     Posted on November 28, 2014 at 9:23 am


    It has become a never-ending quest to define millennials. Those between the age of 18 and 34 are often portrayed as a self-absorbed, narcissistic generation obsessed with technology. They are a group more likely to check their Twitter or Instagram apps than keep up with world events. In fact, voters age 18-29 made up a mere 13 percent of the vote in this month’s mid-term elections. So you’re probably thinking,

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

     Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    As we are gathering with family and friends this Thanksgiving, I wanted to share with you my gratitude to you for electing me eight years ago to serve as your state representative. It has been my distinct privilege and pleasure to assist those constituents who called needing help with a state agency or advice to resolve an issue. I hope we were able to make things better for you. I

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