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Commissioners sign proclamation

 Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

On January 13, members of the Lincoln County Right to Life group gathered to witness the Commissioners of Lincoln County sign a proclamation declaring January 22 as a day in memoriam for unborn children. Signing the proclamation were (seated, L – R): Matt Bass, Dan Colbert and Gene Galloway. Those in attendance were Fr. Charles Tichacek, Donna Shilharvey, Dane Stuckey, Norma Padella, Brock Stuckey, Shirley and Jim Rothermich, Darlene Loeb,

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  • Candidates file for positions to April spring elections

     Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Election 2014

    Several contested races are forming in many areas in the upcoming April spring elections. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 7, 2015, candidates for school board positions include: Silex R-I: Ben Henke. Elsberry R-II: Kandi Kinsler. Winfield R-IV: Wesley Burch, Melanie Jordan, Jennifer Bryan and Billie Lamb. Two seats in each school district are available. Interested candidates may file in the Superintendent office in the school districts. In the municipal elections,

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  • Warming Center locations in Lincoln County

     Posted on January 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm


    Lincoln County Emergency Management has established daytime and overnight warming centers with the help of local agencies and businesses.  Currently, the warming center schedules are as follows: Lincoln County Council on Aging 1380 Boone Street Troy, MO 63379 Monday – Friday 8am-4pm Winfield Senior Center 225 2nd Street Winfield, MO 63389 Monday-Friday 7:30am-1:30pm Tri County Sports Center 41 College Campus Dr. Moscow Mills, MO 63362 Thursday, Jan. 8th – 9pm-8am

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Jerry Callahan, owner of Elsberry Pharmacy

Elsberry Pharmacy co-brands with the Medicine Shoppe® Pharmacy

 Posted on December 31, 2014 at 11:03 am

Elsberry Pharmacy has been serving the Elsberry community since 1959. As a thriving small business, their dedicated pharmacy staff works hard to provide valuable services with a personal touch. “It matters to us that the people we know locally are satisfied and will come back again,” said Jerry Callahan, owner of Elsberry Pharmacy. That’s why they decided to join the Medicine Shoppe® family and combine their local name and services

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  • Elsberry now has its very own “Geek Squad”

     Posted on December 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Steven Carter [far right] works on a pair of laptop computers that were brought in for repair. Assisting Carter are two of his employees, Joe Sherrow and Jayden Bernie, operations manager for Carter Technology Services.

    Thanks to the entrepreneurial efforts of Steven Carter residents of Elsberry and its surrounding areas will now have one more option when it comes to computer repair and maintenance services. Carter has recently opened Carter Technology Services at 503 Broadway in Elsberry. That same building previously housed the Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic. Carter served in the United States Army from 2006 until 2012 and was assigned some very

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  • Rick Wood Repair; Serving Elsberry for nearly 22 years

     Posted on December 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Rick Wood Repair opened its doors in Elsberry in 1993 with a crew of two-Wood and Hailey. Over the years, business has increased and the shop now has three full-time employees and one part-time employee.
Pictured above are [from left to right] Sid Baker, Rick Wood [co-owner], Kevin Hailey [co-owner], Adam Tow and Tim Baker.

    This month The Elsberry Democrat shines its Business Spotlight on Rick Wood Repair, currently located at 107 North Main in Elsberry. “We started the business in 1993,” said co-owner Kevin Hailey. “We were originally across the street in the old Gladney Ford building. We stayed there until 2004 when we moved over here to the new building.” Like a lot of things, the business got off to a slow start

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U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

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

 Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:31 am

As I sat down to write the weekly bulletin, I knew I wanted to discuss Roe v. Wade since the anniversary of that court decision occurs in the month of January. In the past whenever I have written the bulletin on this issue, I normally talk about legislation that I have sponsored or cosponsored or my unwavering commitment to the sanctity of life and the pro-life cause. None of that

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  • A club I can never join

     Posted on January 22, 2015 at 10:40 am

    When I was a teenager I seriously considered joining the Navy. In the end I decided to go straight into college and to reconsider my military options afterward. Four years later, burdened with student loan debt and burned out on what ended up being a hasty and unwise choice in terms of my course of study, I approached a Navy recruiter and asked if a career in the military could

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  • From The Corner Of Broadway and Main Street

     Posted on January 16, 2015 at 9:00 am


    Well you knew it would happen, you knew that winter would make an appearance sometime this year. And yes nobody likes the frigid temperatures, but I suspect all of us can agree that it was rather nice to celebrate Christmas with clear roads as we traveled “over the river and through the woods” to mom’s, grandma’s or whoever’s house for the family Christmas. It was also rather nice to make

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