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National Radon Action Week Oct. 20-26

 Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas that will cause over 20,000 preventable cancer deaths this year in the United States. Oct. 20-26 is National Radon Action Week according to the U.S. EPA. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control and national Cancer Institute all

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  • 12th & 14th Judicial Circuit Treatment Courts receive grant for $975,000

     Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:48 am


    The 12th and 45th Judicial Circuits in collaboration with Preferred Family Healthcare are pleased to announce it has received a $325,000 grant renewable for three years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for Audrain, Lincoln, Montgomery, Pike and Warren counties. These funds will implement expanded and enhanced cutting-edge, consumer-friendly behavioral health services to adult treatment court participants in rural Missouri who will access care electronically, using the

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  • The Elsberry Democrat Court News

     Posted on October 17, 2014 at 11:02 am


    Michael Hays, 49, Elsberry. Disorderly Conduct – $127; Resisting Arrest – $127; Fail to Obey Lawful Order – $127 James Ameling, 61, Cape Girardeau. Speeding 52-40 – $80 Benjamin Vineyard, 33, Carlinville, IL. Speeding 57-40 – $105 Gregory Whitler, 37, Carlinville, IL. Speeding 51-40 – $81 Thomas Duvall, 56, Winfield. Speeding 51-30 – $140 Darrell Mueller, 55, O’Fallon. Defective Equipment – $197.50 Ryan Richardson, 18, Elsberry. Seatbelt – $10 Todd

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Career colleges play key role in demand for skilled workers

 Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Education is not a one-size-fits-all system. Much like each public university has its own unique culture, so does each type of higher education institution. In addition, the goals of each student are not the same. Some students are fresh out of high school and looking forward to the social opportunities that a public university will give them, and they are not in a hurry to get their degree. Some are

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

     Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

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

    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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U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

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

 Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:30 am

Many of us have a mother, sister, daughter or another loved one who has been diagnosed with, suffered from and fought against breast cancer. With Americans across the country observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to continue my ongoing effort to raise awareness about the critical need to prevent and cure this cancer. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, nearly one in eight women will be

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

     Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    By now, all of you are aware of the general election coming up on November 4. Please vote! If you want or need to vote early, you can go to the courthouse and request a ballot. If you have special needs, you can get an absentee ballot or you can ask to vote in your car. You can contact the county clerk’s office and she will make arrangements to meet

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

     Posted on October 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    Last week, the manufacturing companies and employees across the nation celebrated National Manufacturing Day. With that date in mind, I set off in my car to visit a couple of leading manufacturers in the 3rd Congressional District. My first stop was the General Motors plant in Wentzville. I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the launch of two new mid-size cars this plant will start building. The

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