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Promoted by state patrol

Corporal Brian Deshler has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Missouri Highway Patrol.

A 16-year veteran of the Missouri Highway Patrol who started his career in Gallatin has been promoted. Corporal Brian Deshler was promoted to the rank of Sergeant recently and transferred from Zone 8 (Clinton-Caldwell counties) to Zone 2 (Nodaway-Worth counties).

Sgt. Deshler served his initial assignment in Gallatin beginning in 1983. He transferred to

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Winston board ponders building addition

The Winston R-6 board of education heard a presentation about a new building addition at its meeting last week.

The May 19 meeting of the Winston R-6 School Board began with a presentation by John Abrahams from Frangkiser Hutchens architectural consulting firm to explain what services they could provide to the school and what the school’s obligations would be to them regarding the music/weight room project. The board took the

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Post scripts: Not just a day off work

by Joe Snyder

As long as I can remember, our family traditionally observed Memorial Day. It was imperative that we place flowers on the graves of deceased relatives on that special day. Priority was given to the resting place of my Uncle Will, who died in action in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War, battling the Morro tribesmen.

My parents made sure their small son understood why we must properly

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The price of freedom has a long history

Arthur Wilson, a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War, and now chief executive and National Adjutant of the Disabled American Veterans, provides details that show how the price of freedom is long.

The price of freedom has a long history. Arthur Wilson, a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War and now chief executive and National Adjutant of the Disabled American Veterans, provides details.

Today there are two widows and 15

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Four local athletes earn medals at state track meet

Juniors Allison Spidle and Byron Roberts led Gallatin in the hunt for state track medals over the weekend at the Class 1A and 2A state. championships

Juniors Allison Spidle and Byron Roberts led Gallatin in the hunt for state track medals over the weekend during the Missouri Class 1A and 2A state championships held at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. In the Class 1A competition, ShaVaughn O’Dell of Winston and

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Our readers write

Send a “love letter” to help children.

Dear Editor:

You may have seen donation boxes at various places around town. The boxes at Lynch’s, Place’s, and the post office say “Love Letters Needs Your Help,” and they hardly begin to explain what Love Letters is all about.

Love Letters is a non-profit organization thats purpose is to send letters and gifts to children dealing with long term or devastating illnesses.

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Gallatin slighted

We now have another reason to gripe about the President.

We don’t mean any disrespect, but the President has given us another reason to gripe and question his perspective on truth. When Robert Rubin recently resigned as Treasury secretary, Clinton purred about Rubin being the best Treasury secretary since Thomas Jefferson. That’s a claim that demands scrutiny — and not just because we live in a town named after Albert

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Memorial Day program planned

The nation’s war dead will be honored at a ceremony Monday in Gallatin.

The fitting observance of Memorial Day, which has become a deep-rooted tradition in this community, will be held Monday, May 31, at the cemetery flagpole north of town. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion Posts, and Auxiliaries will participate.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Wilbur

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The end of admiration

Where have all our heroes gone?

I travel around the country talking to Americans about the loss of public heroes. I point out that New York City’s Hall of Fame for Great Americans attracts only a few thousand visitors each year, while Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame draws over one million.

I describe a 25-foot stained glass window in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine — dedicated

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