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Coonridge Digest: Just give me more room

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetin’s from the Ridge.

It’s been a long day. To be rousted out of bed in one time zone, sight-see for ten hours, spend seven hours on a plane then drive back home before ploppin’ your head down in a less body-friendly time zone stretches the normal 24-hour day into about half a century.

I awoke this mornin’ in Alaska. I’m sure of that. There was

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IFamily Daze: t’s just a matter of breathing deeply

by Debbie Farmer

It’s Monday morning and I’m sitting in a car staring at a red light and breathing deeply in a Zen sort of way.

Oh, it’s not because I’m impatient or anything like that. Rather, it’s because I’m on a family vacation. You see, this summer, instead of taking one big vacation, I’ve decided to forgo the hassle of an airplane ride and take the children on several

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Courthouse closed

July 4

The courthouse will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day

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County Commission

Following are the approved minutes of June 18, 2001. David Tolen, Danny Heldenbrand and Linda Steward, clerk, were present.

Daniel Lynn, bridge supervisor, met with the commission reporting ongoing projects.

Questions were raised regarding a road in Section 36 of Jamesport Township and a nearby reservoir. Daniel Lynn will inspect.

The Jackson Township board reported that Ron Hamilton had agreed to serve the unexpired term following the death of Owen

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Sheriff’s Department

Russell Mobley, Lake Viking Security, reported June 18 that his wallet had been stolen out of the Lake Viking patrol car which was parked at the security building. The loss was estimated at $800. There were no signs of forced entry.

A 37-year-old Cameron man was charged June 19 with the Class A misdemeanor, failure to appear, no valid license. He posted $250 bond.

A 19-year-old Omaha, Neb., man was

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Associate Circuit Court

Dean Eldon Balke of Holt and Karen Lynette Carrillo of Plattsburg were married June 26 by Judge Daren Adkins.

Defendants who appeared and were found guilty in the Associate Division of the Circuit Court of Daviess County are listed below with the offense and fine assessed. Additionally, court costs collected for the State of Missouri amount to $54.50 for moving traffic violations and $69.50 in most criminal cases. This list

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Circuit Court

Dissolutions of marriage were granted June 21 to Betty Siemer from Gail Siemer; and to Jonalee Wilson from Charles Wilson. Judge Daren Adkins presided.

On June 25, Judge Brent Elliott granted a change of venue in State of Missouri vs. Steven Travis. The case will be heard in DeKalb County.

In State of Missouri vs. John P. Swindle, the defendant plead guilty to Count 1 — possession of a controlled

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Land Transfers

Warranty Deeds, Beneficiary Deed, Quit Claim Deed

Warranty Deeds

Lake Viking lot #Z-5 from Kenneth III and Kristi Sandy to Larry and Nancy Cook; tract in Liberty Township from Bernice Hanna to Todd and Kelly Warren; Lake Viking lot #206 from Doyle and Sandra Denbow to Kirk Burkhead and Michele Puckett-Burkhead; Lake Viking

lot #2372 from Gabriel Gates to Corie and Marcie Cutsinger, Ralph and Joyce Cutsinger; block in Lock

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Rights for humans, not animals

Off the Editor’s Spike by Darryl Wilkinson

by Darryl Wilkinson

I think many folks, maybe even most folks, in rural Northwest Missouri view animal rights advocates as extremists. There are reasons why the “extremist” tag fits.

According to a recent story in The Wall Street Journal, “There has been a series of violent attacks on people and property linked to Huntingdon Life Sciences. Eleven cars belonging to Huntingdon employees have

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