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2014 Tax Sale Notice

The Daviess County Collector of Revenue announces properties for sale due to unpaid taxes.

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Library receives grant

The Daviess County Library will receive more than $17,000 in grant funds to set up an on-line card catalogue.

Daviess County Library will receive $17,250 for a new library automation system as one of the Public Library Automation Grant awards approved by Secretary of State Bekki Cook. The awards, totaling $256,516, will be made to nine libraries.

This grant will enable the Daviess County Library to add five new computers

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Petitioning for ballot issue

Missouri Secretary of State Bekki Cook has approved an initiative petition for circulatio that would amend Missouri’s Constitution to allow collective bargaiing for some emergency services workers.

Secretary of State Bekki Cook has approved an initiative petition for circulation that would amend Missouri’s constitution to allow collective bargaining for firefighters and ambulance personnel, and dispatchers for ambulance, fire, and emergency medical services.

Under the proposal, the employees would be able

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Farm numbers down

It’s no surprise to learn the number of farms is decreasing in northern Missouri. The latest figures have been reported.

Changes in the Number of Green Hills Farms by County 1987-97

# of farms %Change 1987-97

County 1997 1992 1987

Caldwell 845 820 857 -1.4

Carroll 952 919 1,013 -6.0

Chariton 1,071 1,075 1,145 -1.7

Daviess 886 830 901 -2.6

Grundy 667 618 650 -2.5

Harrison 901 860 924 -2.7

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Senator Graves’s column

Weekly comments of Missouri Missouri State Senator Sam Graves (R-Tarkio)

by State Sen. Sam Graves

A federal judge last week finally brought an end to the twenty-two year debacle of the court-ordered desegregation programs in the Kansas City Schools. While the federal programs may be, at long last, over, a replacement system approved by the Legislature will continue the financial unfairness that has been the trademark of Kansas City deseg

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Missouriana

Columnist Jack Stapleton, Jr.’s weekly observations of Missouri’s quips and quirks.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

* Senator Ashcroft says it’s too early to begin any campaigning against Gov. Carnahan, so it’s a relief to know the unrelenting attacks by both men haven’t been about politics.

* A consultant wants Vice President Gore to be an “Alpha man,” which means he won’t be a Clinton man, a super man, a yes

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A great generation

Columnist Jack Stapleton, Jr believes one of the greatest generations is now preparing to step into the world to take their places.

by Jack Stapleton Jr.

In his book, The Greatest Generation, TV commentator Tom Brokaw labels my contemporaries the outstanding class of this or any American century. Such labeling is disturbing to those of us who returned safely from World War II. Most of us are uncomfortable as heroes

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Our readers write

Remember the Academic All-Conference students, too.

Dear Editor:

We were very pleased to see that several Gallatin R-5 students received Academic All-Conference honors for the 1998-99 school year. To be eligible for this distinction a student must have a minimum 3.66 (A-) grade average and participate in an approved activity (band or sport).

These are the students who went the extra mile to complete assignments after tough practices, double schedules

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Post scripts:Thanksgiving fun at grandma’s house

by Joe Snyder

I suppose Thanksgiving is memory time for all of us. Some of the most vivid recollections of my childhood have to do with Thanksgiving and the feasting and the fun that was had at my Grandmother Franklin’s house on the east side of Kansas City.

My grandmother lived in a large two-story house with many rooms to play in. I still remember the large dining room with

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To head association

Daviess County Assessor Tom Everly has been elected president of the Missouri County Assessor’s Association.

Daviess County Assessor Tom Everly was recently elected president of the Missouri County Assessor’s Association. Mr. Everly is the first officer in Daviess county to receive this honor. The term is from November 1999 to November 2000.

Mr. Everly’s wife, Edie, was present for the swearing in ceremony held at the John Q Hammond Center

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