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They needed a nurse, so Shelly Sims said ‘Yes’

Riding in the back of an army truck, traveling into the heart of Haiti, Shelly Sims was starting to wonder what she’d gotten herself into.

Riding in the back of an army truck, traveling into the heart of Haiti, Shelly Sims was starting to wonder what she’d gotten herself into.

Allen Bartlett, pastor of Gallatin First Baptist, had recommended the missionary trip to her.

“It wasn’t on my A list

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Major General Dick Paul caps outstanding USAF career

He served as the architect for the Air Force research program and presided over a number of technological breakthroughs that will help assure national security in the years ahead.

Major General Dick Paul, son of Bob and Jane Ann Paul of Gallatin, has retired from the United States Air Force after a career spanning 33 years.

Bob and Jane Ann recently attended Dick’s retirement festivities in Dayton, Including a dinner

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Family Daze: Driving today puts new meaning into speed reading

By Debbie Farmer

This may surprise and shock you, but the other day, as I was barreling down the freeway at exactly the legal speed limit, I passed a motorist who had a book on his lap and was reading as if he were in the study section of the local library.

Of course, as a parent and teacher, I’ve always been a big advocate of literacy in any type

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Post Scripts: Think Tank flaws

by Joe Snyder

Some months ago, the St. Joseph News-Press carried an editorial headed: "Small Towns Can Survive." The editorial read: "It is much too soon to start erecting tombstones for all of the Middle West’s smaller towns. Instead, there should be tributes to those communities where local leadership and sound strategy are preserving the rural municipalities."

Later on it was emphasized this belief was that of Heartland Center for

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Teacher shortages and salaries

By State Rep. David Klindt

By State Rep. David Klindt

Every day nearly 900,000 children go off to school in Missouri’s 525 school districts around the state. It is important that these children have school buses to transport them to and from school and that they have books, computers, pencils, paper, adequate classrooms, etc. But arguably, the most important asset that we are responsible for providing is their teacher. There

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Senate Bill 925 passes

By State Sen. Sam Graves

By State Sen. Sam Graves

The Senate last week passed Senate Bill 925 establishing the Missouri Agriculture Advocates Office under the Department of Agriculture.

The Agriculture Advocates office will include an executive director, and not more than five employees. The agriculture office will then develop an Agriculture Advocate Council. This council will consist of representatives from Missouri commodity groups, such as corn, soybeans, cattle, dairy,

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Mildred Irene Jobe

Mildred Irene Jobe, Gallatin, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at the North Kansas City Hospital.

Funeral services for Mildred Jobe were held Saturday, April 22, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Gallatin. Arrangements were by the Brown Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Daviess County Health Department or the Gallatin Senior Citizen Center.

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Gallatin FBLA members attend leadership conference

Members of the Gallatin Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently attended the 2000 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference on April 16-18 in Columbia.

Members of the Gallatin Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently attended the 2000 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference on April 16-18 in Columbia.

Delegates representing Gallatin in the state competitive leadership awards program were Andy Weldon, who received 7th place in Job Interview, Ida Jarboe,

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Bulldogs will host Gallatin Relays on Saturday

April 29, at 9 a.m.

Gallatin R-5 track and field athletes are appreciating this week’s change to warmer weather and hope it continues through Saturday’s Gallatin Relays, which start at 9 a.m. The Bulldogs took part in the South Harrison Relays on Tuesday after sitting out the rained- out Hamilton Relays last Thursday. The Lady Bulldogs placed 4th among 17 teams. The GHS boys finished a close 3rd in their

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