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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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  • 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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  • Sheriff’s office partners with VA to assist veterans

     Posted on February 3, 2014 at 11:09 am

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Jail Administration recently signed into an agreement to partner in the Veteran Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. This program helps returning veterans obtain specific job training, undergo skills coaching and gain meaningful employment. “Being a veteran myself, I understand returning vets leave the military with a wealth of transferable skills and professionalism,” said Sheriff Cottle.  “We entered into this agreement to assist veteran’s transition

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  • Mayor praises the performance of Alliance during recent snowstorms

     Posted on January 29, 2014 at 10:25 am

    In one of the quickest meetings in recent memory, the Board of Aldermen of the City of Elsberry convened on Jan. 14 to take stock following the damage recently done by Mother Nature. Mayor Terry Martin and Alderman Mike Talbot thanked Alliance Manager Marshall Suddarth and praised Alliance for their prompt and efficient response to the various problems brought on by the severe winter weather that has plagued Elsberry residents

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  • Nixon appoints Fordyce to head Missouri Department of Agriculture

     Posted on January 23, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Gov. Jay Nixon today named Richard Fordyce , of Bethany , as the new director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture . Fordyce and his wife, Renee, grow soybeans and corn as well as raise beef cattle on the family farm in Harrison County. Since 2008, he has also served as chairman of the Missouri State Soil & Water Districts Commission . The Governor made the announcement with Fordyce at

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