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Sheriff’s Department

Joseph Hatfield, 17, Jamesport, was charged Feb. 21 with the Class C felony of stealing, in connection with a purse theft from a car in Jamesport on Jan. 22. He posted $35,000 bond.

A Gallatin man was charged Feb. 19 with the misdemeanor of exploding fireworks from a motor vehicle near a group of people. Bond was set at $500, and he was taken to Ray County Security Housing.


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Associate Circuit Court

Richard Allen Moulton and Christine Elizabeth England, both of Gallatin, were married Feb. 23 by Associate Circuit Court Judge Daren Adkins. Jacky Lee Walker and Sarah Elizabeth Shell, both of Pattonsburg, were married Feb. 26 by Judge Adkins.

The following defendants were found guilty of traffic violations in the Associate Division of the Circuit Court of Daviess County. Court costs collected for the State of Missouri amount to $47.50 for

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Municipal Division

Defendants who appeared Feb. 19 and were found guilty in the municipal division of the Associate Circuit Court are listed below with the offense and fine assessed. Courts costs for moving violations are $32.50; non-moving $29.50.

Stephen D. Berry, Gallatin, careless driving, $80.

Cody L. Berten, Gallatin, probation revoked, $150.

Jarrod J. Boehm, Gallatin, driving while intoxicated, $350.

Robert D. Brown Jr., Gallatin, failure to register vehicle, $47.50; no insurance,

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Civil Court

Centex Home Equity Company, LLC f/k/a Centex Home Equity Corporation vs. Kevin S. Goerne and Elizabeth L. Goerne, suit for unlawful detainer; Midwestern Health Management vs. Edward and Jackie Granville, suit on account; Wallace Gene Reeds vs. Paula Lipe, suit for conversion;

Bank Midwest, N.A. vs. Jack E. Turner, suit for ejection; Menorah Medical Park vs. Donald B. Pennington and Deborah Pennington, suit on account; Midwestern Health Management vs. Dennis

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Coonridge Digest: Right, wrong, hair-brained or profound

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetin’s from the Ridge.

You always knew where you stood with Florence. Florence Johnson was the most opinionated woman who ever walked the Ridge and there was hardly a subject about which she wouldn’t pronounce an opinion…right, wrong, hair-brained or profound.

I’m sure that modern psychologists would today diagnose her as havin’ a brain to tongue disorder. The time lapse between Florence getting’ a thought and

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Quips by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

Quips by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

* Depending on which expert you happen to be listening to, Missouri’s highway system is either in a dangerous condition or unsafe for traffic.

* One of the advantages of being a member of the Missouri General Assembly is you’ll never have to give up your salary and expense increases just because there’s a revenue shortage.

* If the Olympic

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Stadium projects push state debt over $3 billion

by Jack Stapleton Jr.

by Jack Stapleton Jr.

Four proposed urban athletic stadium developments, estimated to cost at least $906 million, will trigger multimillion-dollar increases in the state’s bonded indebtedness and would boost the current amount of Missouri state government’s bonded indebtedness above the $3 billion mark.

An oversight audit by the Committee on Legislative Research reveals that the combined state government and its independent statutory authorities currently have a

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Post Scripts: Bogged down

by Joe Snyder

More and more members of Congress are beginning to keep the heat on the U.S. military as it becomes apparent that there is little control over what goes on in Afghanistan. The big question is: "Why were so many of the al Queda and Taliban able to just walk out of the country unscathed?" Others are asking why we have no idea where Osama bin Ladin is,

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City alderman put more bite in collecting unpaid utility bills

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen met Feb. 25

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen increased the penalty on unpaid utility bills by five percent during their regular meeting held Monday, Feb. 25. Currently the penalty is five percent on gas, electric and water.

City Administrator Kathy Arnold told the board that during the month of February the city sent over 140 reminders to customers who had not paid their utility bill,

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