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Hark! Is that Santa online?

Columnist Jack Stapleton, Jr. describes our present-day Christmas as a “catastrophic cacophony of computerized chaos.

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by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

Sometime between the end of the collegiate football season and the Super Bowl, America turns to another contest of strength. It was formerly known as Christmas; in recent years it has unofficially been labeled giftexchanging.com.

Like virtually every other activity now known to man, we have at last

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Post Scripts: Christmas memories help hold us together

by Joe Snyder

I’m sure most of you have had a Christmas you will remember as long as you live. I know I do, and it happened many years ago — about 77 years ago to be exact. In between, there have been other Christmases that remain stuck in my memory but somehow manage to resurface now and then and refuse to go away.

The first one has to do

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Birthdays and Christmas pondered

Off the editor’s spike by North Missourian publisher Darryl Wilkinson.

Christ’s birthday is the reason for this season. Nothing compares to the wonder and miracle of the virgin birth, no matter how many times the story is studied and retold. We hope you will take the time to reflect upon your relationship with Christ as we celebrate His birthday.

Birthdays are special. It’s a commencement in the delivery room. Perhaps

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Graduates with distinction

Amy Johnston, formerly of Gallatin, has graduated from Iowa State University.

Amy Elizabeth Johnston of Des Moines-Ames on Dec. 18. Amy’s mother is the former Debby Gotschall and granddaughter of Janet Gotschall and the late John Gotschall, all formerly of Gallatin. Amy will start her teaching career on Jan. 3, 2000, at Waltrous Elementary in Des. Monies, Iowa.

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Library memorial donations

Memorial donations have been received recently by the Davies County Library.

Many new books have been placed in the Daviess County Library this holiday season in memory of loved ones. All of these new books are presently on display and available for check out. Roger and Nedra Eichler placed the following titles in memory of their daughter, Neddie Eichler Prock, “The Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments,” William Wegman’s “Farm Days” “Christmas

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Trenton Wrestling Tournament

Eaton takes 2nd at Tenton Wrestling Tournament

Junior Randy Eaton finished 2nd in the 160-pound weight class at Saturday’s Trenton Wrestling Tournament and claimed the only medal for the Gallatin Bulldogs. Gallatin finished 7th in team competition.

Eaton, who drew an opening round bye, won his 2nd match in the 160- pound class to advance to the final against Trenton senior Josh Eaton. Trenton’s Eaton captured a 9-4 1st place

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County Commission minutes

Minutes of the most recent commission meeting are reported.

Following are approved minutes of the Daviess County Commission of Dec. 13. All members were present.

A letter was received from Serve Link Home Care informing the commission of a vacancy on their board and offering the name of Nancy Tate to be considered to fill the vacancy. Danny Heldenbrand moved that Mrs. Tate be appointed to fill the vacancy. David

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GHS girls drop to Stanberry

Gallatin girls drop to 53-48 nail-biter to Stanberry before the holiday break.

Stanberry made a 5-point halftime lead hold up in the second half of an early GRC basketball showdown last night. The Lady Bulldogs from Stanberry defeated Gallatin, 53-48, in a game every bit as good as anticipated.

From Gallatin’s side of the court the outcome was determined by Gallatin’s inability to convert on short jump shots late in

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Bulldogs with 2nd consecutive GRC win

Bulldogs notch surprising 72-47 victory ober Stanberry.

Teamwork and a balanced, aggressive attack on both ends of the court propelled the Gallatin Bulldogs to their second consecutive GRC victory last night, a surprising 72-47 decision over Stanberry. Gallatin was in command throughout the exciting, fast- paced contest.

Gallatin created their own luck by hustling rebounds, shoveling passes to the open man, and frustrating Stanberry with overwhelming quickness. The Big Red

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