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R-5 football camp coming

Gallatin R-5 football coach Kevin Hixson will hold football camp this month.

Gallatin R-5 football coach Kevin Hixson will hold a football camp July 12-16 for grades 7 through 12 at the GHS field. The camp will run from 7:30 a.m. until noon each day. Seventh graders should have their physicals before participating.

Along with the GHS coaching staff, members of the University of South Dakota coaching staff will be

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Missouriana

Jack Stapleton’s quips on ourselves

* The only way the St. Louis Cardinals can get a winning season is to offer to name a stretch of highway after any pitcher who can win five games.

* The best way to avoid a prison term for vehicular manslaughter is to hire the best lawyer in town or play professional football.

* The popularity of George W. Bush only makes it clear

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Remember your umbrella

What shall we do when a depression or recession arrives?

by Jack Stapleton Jr.

I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, particularly Missouri’s politicians whose sins and foibles make life bearable for the strange little group of us who record their misdeeds, but I often wonder if anyone in Jefferson City has given more than a passing moment to considering what 5.4 million citizens of our state will do

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The real Uncle Sam

Farm Burean assistant director Denny Banister discusses our “uncle’s” origin.

by Denny Banister

Editor’s note: Denny Banister of Jefferson City is assistant director of information and public relations for the Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest farm organization.

Samuel Wilson was born in Massachusetts on Sept. 13, 1776. The son of a Minuteman, Samuel served as a messenger and service boy for the army of the colonies. He tended livestock

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Post Scripts: Long overdue

by Joe Snyder

It is a proposed one-sentence amendment to the Constitution. It reads: "Congress shall have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States." After years of delay and obstruction, it now appears Congress will pass this proposed amendment, long overdue.

Why do we need this amendment? In 1989, five of the nine Supreme Court Justices voted to overturn existing laws in 48

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Legislative look

This year’s state budge provides funding for senior citizens, says Rep. David Klint

by State Rep. David Klindt

This year’s state budget provides funding to the State Division of Aging to continue vital programs to assist Missouri’s senior citizens. Some important programs will be expanded to serve even more elderly people and a couple of new programs were created this year. Although most of the services provided by the Division

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R-5 Board approves natural gas

Gallatin City Administrator Jason Helton presented a cost analysis of natural gas utility service for the R-5 School District at the school board’s monthly meeting.

Work on the combined heating and air conditioning units is presently underway at the Gallatin R-5 High School. R.L. Grigg’s received the bid to install the units at a cost of $215,000.

City Administrator Jason Helton presented the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education a cost

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911 first annual report made

The first annual report of the Daviess County 911 has been released by officials.

Daviess County 911 has released an activity report spanning its first complete year of operation. The emergency response system was activated on May 6, 1998. The list shown here reveals most of the activities performed on the radios, phones and also office visitor counts.

The numbers reflect first-time contact only. To further explain, consider an “average”

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Weekly church news

Events among the Gallatin area churches are outlined in this weekly feature.

Pattonsburg Christian

Opening thought was “Take time out for God.” Dr. Ben Awbrey’s sermon was “Living as a Spiritually Wise Person” from James 3:15-18. The lovely flower arrangements were from the Jim Schimelfenig service.

Baptismal services will be held July 11 following a carry-in dinner. Please remember in your prayers Gordon Summers, Glen Stitt, Ava Pugh and Kenny

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