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Elsberry latest city to ponder action to future sewer system challenges

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

Elsberry voters may soon find themselves in the unenviable position of having to choose between funding a new wastewater treatment plant or facing hefty fines that are likely to be imposed by the Department of Natural Resources [DNR] and the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. “People have become more and more Earth-conscious and EPA and DNR regulations have stiffened,” said Alliance Manager Marshall Suddarth. “Thirty years ago half of those regulations

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  • LCMC has “Plans and Protocols” for Ebola

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Lincoln County Medical Center is focused on providing safe, quality patient care in an environment that protects patients, their families and caregivers while conducting thorough preparations for the possibility of screening and isolating a patient with Ebola symptoms. According to Ashley Rottler, marketing director for LCMC, they have plans and protocols in place and will make adjustments to policies according to the many changes already received and recommended by the

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  • Law suit against Dominos for failing to pay minimum wage to delivery drivers

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

    The law firms Paul McInnes LLP and Weinhaus & Potashnick have filed a lawsuit against MBR Management Corporation, franchisees of approximately 63 Dominos restaurants in Missouri and Illinois for failing to pay minimum wage to their delivery drivers. It includes the restaurant in Troy. The suit alleges that MBR is violating federal wage and hour laws by failing to adequately reimburse their drivers for their automobile expenses, resulting in unreimbursed

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Business News

Bligh joins law firm

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:08 am

Evans & Dixon, LLC is pleased to announce that Shawna Marie Bligh has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its growing environmental, appellate resources and civil litigation practice groups. Bligh brings with her more than 10 years of experience handling environmental matters and complex litigation. “Shawna brings a wealth of expertise and experience handling environmental, regulatory, complex litigation, and appellate matters across a broad cross section of industry sectors,”

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  • Dickherber joins Auto Solutions

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Justin Dickherber

    Justin J. Dickherber is the newest member of the Auto Solutions sales team and is excited to begin his career with them. Dickherber enjoys duck hunting, drag racing and fishing. He has been married for the past eight years and owns an eight year old chocolate lab, Remington. Dickherber said, “Auto Solutions is a great family owned business, and we have fun everyday while helping the community fulfill their dreams

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  • Law suit against Dominos for failing to pay minimum wage to delivery drivers

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

    The law firms Paul McInnes LLP and Weinhaus & Potashnick have filed a lawsuit against MBR Management Corporation, franchisees of approximately 63 Dominos restaurants in Missouri and Illinois for failing to pay minimum wage to their delivery drivers. It includes the restaurant in Troy. The suit alleges that MBR is violating federal wage and hour laws by failing to adequately reimburse their drivers for their automobile expenses, resulting in unreimbursed

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Technology

Editorial

Poems to get you in the Halloween spirit

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

I first met Robert E. Browne when I wrote up an article on his book that was published, “Sea Stories”. Browne is a very talented writer and excels in poetry, something I never seemed to quite get. Since that December when I met him, he has added me to his email list so I now get to enjoy his poems he sends out to others. Here is a poem that

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  • Pretext of what’s in store for America?

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:14 am

    It was probably a typical, middle of the week day. Aides had their noses in books researching the issues of the day. Clerks and secretaries were opening mail or glancing at the responses and inquiries on the social media. Tours of citizens were probably being conducted as they made a trip to get to know their capitol city. A day in Washington, D. C.? No, it was a tumultuous day

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  • Jerry Graham and German Church Road

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:04 am

    GermanChurchRD

    Jerry Graham is resolute. I received a call several weeks ago from Mr. Graham, asking me to come take some photos of his road. I’m not sure what it says about me that I said, “Okay, I’ll meet you in half an hour.” I drove out past Hawk Point, near Truxton, to the intersection of Zion and A. There was Mr. Graham, as promised, standing next to his black pickup.

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