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MSHP responds to separate accidents in Lincoln County

 Posted on March 27, 2015 at 8:25 am

On March 19 at approximately 3:55 p.m., Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C responded to an accident involving a 2001 Ford Mustang driven by David M. Fleet, 19, of Elsberry. According to the crash report, Fleet was driving southbound on Ridge Road just south of Half Mile Lane when he traveled off the east side of the road and struck a tree. Fleet suffered minor injuries and was transported to

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  • Veterans Coffee Talk celebrates fourth anniversary

     Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Roger Kiesey, founder of the Veterans Coffee Talks in Troy, accepts a service award from his fellow veterans. Assembled behind him are all those Lincoln County veterans who have participated in the Honor Flight Program.

    On March 19 the Lincoln County Veterans Coffee Talk celebrated its fourth anniversary. The event, as all previous Veterans Coffee Talks, was held at the LCCOA Center in Troy. In adition to coffee, all in attendance were served cake in commemoration of the group’s special milestone. The talks were the brainchild of Lincoln County veteran Roger Kiesey. “Veterans Coffee Talk got its start during a conversation I had with a

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  • Hillcrest Lodge and Motel gets a new look and new purpose

     Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Workers put the finishing touches on the Hillcrest Lodge and Motel in Elsberry. The facility is scheduled to reopen this April.

    The Hillcrest Lodge and Motel in Elsberry has been resurrected and reinvented and will soon reopen, albeit in a much different format. “We’re starting a non-profit corporation called ‘God’s House of Ministry’, said new owner Jeff Ivy. Just so there isn’t any confusion, Ivy said he wants it made clear that he is reopening the motel and will be offering 14 rentable rooms, five of which will be single occupancy.

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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 March 20, 2015 at 8:55 am

All Americans are granted freedoms and rights that are guaranteed to us by the Constitution, including the Second Amendment. And when those guaranteed rights get trampled on by the administration, I will not back down. In February, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives issued a proposal to ban “green tip” ammunition which is the most commonly used ammunition for the most popular rifle design in America – the

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  • Whatever happened to picking your battles?

     Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Hair Dye

    Last week one of the many stories lighting up the world’s of social media and digital news was that of Savannah Keesee. Keesee is a high school student in the West St. Francis County R-4 School District who had been snowed in during the first week of March, along with a number of other students in districts throughout the state. While they were trapped by the weather Keesee and her

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

     Posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Rep. Randy Pietzman

    HOUSE ACTION: It has been another busy week here in Jefferson City. It started with an evening of food and fellowship at the Governor’s Mansion. My wife was able to join me for the event and meet many new friends. I was happy to see Gene and Christi Miller this week at the Capitol. They were here for the MO Right to Life rally. I was fortunate to have the

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