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Cheerleaders do work just as hard as any other athlete

 Posted on August 29, 2014 at 8:46 am

Dear Editor, I wanted to clarify something that ran in an article about the Elsberry High School Cheerleading Squad a couple of weeks ago. This year’s squad went through a company called Elite to attend a summer camp for cheerleaders. This particular company would have not had records of Elsberry High School, which is where the “never” came into your article. So, I wanted to give you a quick recap

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

     Posted on August 29, 2014 at 8:41 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    After visiting with countless families and individuals across Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District, I have found that hard-working individuals, those living on a fixed income, and small businesses understand their pocketbooks are lighter and their economic future is not as bright. This is an issue that starts and ends with the policies and rhetoric of this administration, enabled by the Federal Reserve. Entrepreneurs and inventors grow economies but only when government

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  • Reflections on the role of the press

     Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:17 am

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

     Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:02 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    When I drive around the 3rd District, there is nothing that moves me more than seeing our nation’s flag waving from a business, a home or a school. The American flag represents so much, but freedom always comes to mind first. With that in mind, we must always remember the freedoms we are so fortunate to have come from the brave men and women who selflessly serve our country. For

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

     Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    Last week I reported that I would vote to sustain the Governor’s veto on the tax breaks. However, there is one that I will vote to override. I had a bill to help food pantries and the pregnancy centers with tax breaks and it was added HB 1132. I will also vote to override Nixon’s veto on the 72-hour waiting period for abortions, HB 1307. My eight-year record as a

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

     Posted on August 16, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    Thank you to all the winners of the primary elections and to those who voted. Thanks to everyone who offered to be a public servant. It takes lots of money, time and energy to run for office. For those who gave of their time and resources, thank you for caring enough to get involved in the democratic process. A small number of voters actually participated in the primary. Please vote

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  • A piece of “Just Maggie”, a guest column by Kera Steavenson Mashek

     Posted on August 15, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Margaret Ann Watts Herring

    This spring, my family and the Elsberry community lost a true gem in Margaret Ann Watts-Herring. For decades, she poured her heart and soul into The Elsberry Democrat and the “Just Maggie” column was her signature. Maw Ann would share reflections on her community, her work and her family. I had the distinct privilege of working with Maw at The Democrat several summers growing up. At the time, I just

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