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Whatever happened to traffic tickets?

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

Since the 1930s I have been a long-time admirer of the men, and in recent years the women, who make up the Missouri Highway Patrol. They are, in my estimation, not only excellently trained law enforcement officers but almost all of them possess personalities that would withstand any political campaign.

The first state troopers I knew were two Patrol pioneers who in

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Family Daze: Providing a house for Wayward Cats

by Debbie Farmer

I’m afraid I’ve noticed an alarming development. My house, which I’ve always thought of as an average two-story tract home at the end of a quiet cul de sac, is really a halfway house for wayward cats. Now, while this may sound far-fetched to you, let me just say it sure explains a lot of things, such as why, for instance, when we moved in we had

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Post Scripts: They will never return

by Joe Snyder

Another Memorial Day has passed including the visit to the cemetery where my mom and dad are buried, plus a host of friends I made during 49 years as a resident of Gallatin. I did a bit of walking around following the VFW and American Legion ceremony just to view the graves of veteran friends.

As I slowly made the rounds, thinking about the two wars I

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What do you do with the hiccups?

Off the Editors Spike by Darryl Wilkinson

Off the Editors Spike by Darryl Wilkinson

I’m not sure which is making me feel older… my oldest daughter getting married this weekend or my youngest son growing so tall as to be within an inch of Liz’s height. What focused my attention on Brett was the hiccups. He had ‘em bad last week. Twice. It got me wondering why hiccups are supposed

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Want to have a say about our highways?

June 1 at 9:15 a.m.

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission meets in St. Joseph

In an effort to maintain close contact with the constituency they serve, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, which is the governing body of the Missouri Department of Transportation, will hold its June meeting on Friday, June 1, in St. Joseph.

The meeting, which will begin at approximately 9:15 a.m. and end about noon, will be

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McCaskill begins audit of Daviess County

Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill has begun an audit of Daviess County

Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill has begun an audit of Daviess County. She urges anyone with information or concerns to call the state auditor’s toll-free hotline at 800-347-8597. This number is equipped for the hearing-impaired. All information will be kept confidential.

A team of auditors is now reviewing county records as part of the fieldwork phase of the

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Wiles officially appointed as local postmaster

Mr. Wiles started his 23 year career in the postal service at Jamesport in 1978 as a clerk carrier

Carl Wiles has been appointed the new postmaster at Gallatin, effective May 5.

Mr. Wiles started his 23 year career in the postal service at Jamesport in 1978 as a clerk carrier. He was postmaster at Jamesport from 1982 until May of 2001. He also worked evenings in the Chillicothe Post

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Adding up for St. Judes

Lynetta Stretch was declared highest individual fund-raiser

Lynetta Stretch, a sixth grader in the Bolivar Middle School, was declared the highest individual fund-raiser in the recent BMS Math-O-Thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Lynetta collected $1,014 of the $5,200 raised by the sixth, seventh and eight grades which has an enrollment of 560 students. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Stretch of Bolivar and the granddaughter

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Elementary honor roll announced

Searcy Elementary announced its honor roll for all four quarters.

Searcy Elementary recently announced its honor roll for all four quarters.

Fourth graders on the “A” Honor Roll: Phillip Arnold, Megan Chadwick, Courtney Ray, Derrick Sprague, Casey Sweatman, Wren Tolen, Alisa Wilson

Fourth graders on the “B” Honor Roll: Frankie Bass, Jessica Boggess, Alexandra Burge, Caleb Cole, Alex Critten, Kelly Critten, Tyler Critten, Katelyn Eads, Sydney Elbert, Eric Ernwall, Kayle

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