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Missouriana

Quips by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

*The appearance of strange new TV programs featuring odd and unusual characters brings the industry closer to reflecting life in Washington.

*New U.S. Census statistics indicate a loss of population in states whose residents strongly favored Al Gore for president.

*Even if Mark McGwire isn’t up to speed, the least he could do is give his fellow Cardinals some needed advice on hitting the ball.

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Priorities? Just follow Missouri’s money trail

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

One of the best sources for determining how effective government has been in meeting the needs of its citizens is hidden away in statistics showing where tax money goes for the support of various public programs and projects. Requiring some expenditure of time and effort, the percentage change in real per capita expenditures over the past 10 or 15 years can be

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Post Scripts: What about China?

by Joe Snyder

One of the strangest happenings of the current conflict between China and the U.S., was when a Chinese pilot held up his E-mail address in the window of his cockpit. What do you suppose he was trying to say? Maybe it was: "Hey you guys, I’m on the Internet, too – we’re not all a bunch of backward peasants."

Freedom is limited in China, but thanks to

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Death to Estate Tax, please

Off the Editor’s Spike by Darryl Wilkinson

Off the Editor’s Spike by Darryl Wilkinson

We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for voting, by a margin of 274 to 154, to eliminate the Death Tax over a 10-year period. It’s enough to make Ben Franklin do a double take.

You would think a tax that levies as much as 55% on the farms and small businesses of a deceased farmer

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Winston R-6 “Accredited With Distinction”

The prestigious award is the highest classification under the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP.)

Winston R-6 School District has achieved classification as “Accredited With Distinction in Performance” by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The prestigious award is the highest classification under the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP.)

Winston R-6 classification was formally announced by the Missouri School Board during a presentation at Sikeston on April 19. Superintendent

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Thespians willing & waiting to go ‘Crazy For You’ this weekend

April 27 & 28 performances begin at 8 p.m. with an April 29 matinee at 2 p.m.

Gallatin Theatre League will present three performances of the new Gershwin musical “Crazy For You” this weekend at the theater in Gallatin. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are available now at The Oasis located on the east side of the business square.

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Roadwork slated for month on Hwy. 6

Work will begin Monday just two miles east of Gallatin.

The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that for the next month concrete replacement will continue on Route 6. Work will begin Monday just two miles east of Gallatin. Throughout the month the work zone will continue to move west of Gallatin two miles.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone 24 hours a day. Temporary

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Gallatin FFA places in top 10% of state chapters

Chapter activity awards are given to FFA chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter, and community development

Gallatin R-5 High School FFA Chapter placed 20th out of 280 schools in the state to earn a Top Chapter Award at the 73rd Missouri State FFA Convention in Columbia, April 19.

Sponsored by Farm Credit Services, chapter activity awards are given to FFA chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter, and community development. Gallatin

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Thefts, property damage reported to sheriff’s office

Daviess County Sheriff Department

Loren Heldenbrand of Kidder reported a gate had been stolen south of Altamont on April 21.

Martha Cook of Winston reported burglary and property damage on April 10, when subject(s) broke in her door and took two china cabinets, leaving broken dishes behind. Damage/loss is estimated at $1,200.

On April 16, Harold Gervais reported a burglary at Lake Viking which occurred during the weekend of April

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