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MoCHIP-Child Identification and Protection Program returns to Elsberry on Saturday

 Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:05 am

The MoCHIP Child ID Program, which has processed more than 155,000 children in the past seven years, will be offering its services free of charge to the Elsberry community on Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Elsberry R-II Cafeteria. The program consists of five major components. These include digital photographs, digital fingerprints, vital child information and emergency contacts, a dental bite impression and two laminated ID

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  • Bluhm looks forward to improving E.S.R.D.’s public perception if elected

     Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Randy Bluhm

    Elsberry resident Randy Bluhm has officially thrown his hat into the ring and will now be campaigning for a position on the board of the Elsberry Special Road District [E.S.R.D.]. Bluhm served in the United States Marines until the 1980s and moved to Missouri in 1987 to take a job with McDonnell Douglas/Boeing. In 1993 he relocated from the O’Fallon area to Lincoln County and moved into a home in

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  • Architect, construction firm added in latest development of Port of Lincoln

     Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:59 am


    In an update from the promoters of the Port of Lincoln County, an architect and a  construction manager have been added. This is a major step  going forward in the plans for this  major port and development which will be situated in eastern Lincoln County along the Mississippi River. Dirk Lohan, FAIS architect and planner for  Lohan Anderson, issued the following statement. “The Port of Lincoln is a very innovative

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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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Blaine Luetkemeyer

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

 Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:37 am

1,109,463 is the number of workers employed by small businesses in Missouri. With such an astounding number like that, you can see why I take my position on the House Small Business Committee very seriously. With more than half of the state’s non-farm, private workforce employed by our nearly 505,000 small businesses in Missouri, I am proud to be your voice when it comes to regulations, compliance, and being a

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  • Pietzman’s Report, by MO State Representative Randy Pietzman

     Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Rep. Randy Pietzman

    WEEK IN REVIEW: Last week the House voted on and passed the Right-to-Work legislation (HB 116). Unfortunately, I had the flu last week (thanks to my wife), and was not there to hear the debate or cast my vote. In my absence, this passed out of the House and now moves on to the Senate. This week has pretty much been dominated by the voter ID issue. We worked hard

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  • I’m torn and suspicious

     Posted on February 19, 2015 at 10:14 am


    One of the first books I ever read for the purpose of something more than mere enjoyment was “To Kill a Mockingbird”. As I recall, reading that particular book was part of an eighth grade English assignment and we were required to complete a number of chapters per week in order to prepare for class discussions. The majority of my classmates balked at not only the reading assignment but also

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