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 Posted on September 25, 2014 at 10:27 am

Starting September 29, 2014, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Bright Futures Lincoln County will begin a coat campaign to provide gently-used winter coats to children in need. Our shared vision of ensuring every child in Lincoln County wears a winter coat is healthy and provides for strong self-esteem. We are working with partners and local school districts to help identify those children and families in need. Residents can drop

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  • Say what? Social Security terms for Dictionary Day

     Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:27 am


    Lexicographers, celebrate! October 14 is Dictionary Day. The day was established to recognize the achievements and contributions of Noah Webster. What better time than the present to learn some new Social Security terms? In the course of doing business with Social Security, people probably come across more than a few acronyms or terms that leave them scratching their heads. For example: FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) contributions aren’t the only

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  • Head-on-collision sends two to hospital

     Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Wreck on Y

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports, a head-on-collision sent two Foley residents to the hospital with serious injuries Monday afternoon. Eva Schmied, 72, was heading eastbound on Route Y at McIntosh Hill Road in Foley when her 1998 Nissan Altima crossed over the center line in the path of a 1997 Toyota Celica driven by Kimberly Tobiasz, 49. The report stated that Schmied was negotiating a turn

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

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

 Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

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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U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

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

 Posted on September 26, 2014 at 10:14 am

For far too long, it’s been the same old song and dance in Washington. The House of Representatives has remained committed in passing targeted pieces of legislation that will grow the economy while Harry Reid’s Senate remains steadfast in its efforts to not bring anything to the floor for debate, let alone a vote. And with over 40 House-passed, straight-forward, job creating bills sitting in the Senate hopper, it is

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  • View from the Capitol by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

     Posted on September 25, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    Allow me to give you an update from MoDOT for the rest of this year’s work. Mowing of the right-of-ways will continue on the major highways of 61, 79 and 47. This means two passes on each side and as well as the median for the mowers. Minor routes, which are all the letter routes, will have one pass made. The walkway over Old Cap-Au-Gris should be completed in October.

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

     Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    Complicated, complex, and confusing are just a few words that come to mind when I think about the nation’s tax code. And during a time when words like bipartisanship and common-sense are not often heard in Washington, I am proud to have recently led an effort in the House that is both bipartisan and makes common-sense for the people of Missouri. It all centers on whether or not folks should

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