City offices - 11 W. Cleveland
hospitals 25 mi. in Poplar Bluff
Springs State Park
Mark Twain National Forest
Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area
of an available workforce in Carter County of 2,667, 2,495 are employed.
The unemployment rate is 6.4 percent, with 172 out of work. The
average hourly wage for the county is $7.82 per hour in the manufacturing
sector and $7.20 in non-manufacturing. The county's major employers
include East Carter County R-2 School District, with 130 employees;
Carter County R-2 School District, with 75 employees; Imperial Products,
a manufacturer of wood products, with 52 workers; The Landing, a
popular vacation resort with canoe/tube rental and restaurant, employing
50 workers; Riverways Manor, a nursing home facility, with 45 employees,
and North Pacific Lumber, a lumber wholesaler with 22 employees.
Border Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, provides
electric power for the City of Ellsinore. The city also offers public
water and sewer services for its residents. The water plant has
a storage capacity of 100,000 gallons. Ellsinore's telephone service
is provided by Century Tel. Residents and businesses obtain internet
service from a local internet service headquartered in nearby Poplar
of Ellsinore travel on U.S. Highway 60 and state highways Vand A.
It is 3miles to the nearest four-lane thoroughfare and the nearest
airport is in Poplar Bluff.
nearest healthcare facilities are in Poplar Bluff at Northwest Clinic,
Kneibert Clinic, and Three Rivers Health Care. They are about 25
miles from Ellsinore.
attend the local public elementary, middle, or high schools. The
nearest public community college, Three Rivers Community College,
is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts an enrollment of 2,824 (fall,
2001). Southeast Missouri State University, a public four-year college
located in Cape Girardeau, MO, is the nearest higher learning facility.
Fall, 2001, enrollment for the university was 9,352 students.
Bank of Grandin, with combined assets of $87,000,000, serves the
residents in and around Ellsinore. There are five Protestant churches,
a public library, and one public park in the city. Camping, fishing,
and hiking/fitness/nature trails are enjoyed in the surrounding
Mark Twin National Forest and on nearby Pinewoods Lake.
city is represented by 153rd District State Representative Mike
Dethrow (R) and 3rd District State Senator Kevin Engler (R).
U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R) represents Ellsinore in the
Eighth Congressional District.