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McVeigh juror to Boston:

As jurists weigh the fate of convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the Boston marathon bombing, a jurist who joined in the unanimous decision to impose the death penalty on another terrorist almost 20 years ago says: "I hope you can live with your decision..."
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Off the Editor’s Spike by Darryl Wilkinson

Off the Editor’s Spike by Darryl Wilkinson

Renewing acquaintances always seems to prompt the question, “Well… what’s new at Gallatin?”

If the inquirer is a city slicker, I sometimes say something they want to hear. Like how we count progress as the layers of paint on the garage. Or maybe a quip on the current major construction project in town – a room

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What kind of a state have we become?

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

What kind of state are we living in and what has Missouri in the year 2002 become? I raise the question after learning details of what our state government has been doing to the parents of mentally ill children.

When I learned the details of this horrible situation, I was embarrassed to call myself a Missourian, a sentiment that has rarely altered

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High school art students from throughout 6th District have entered contest

second annual 6th District Art Competition

U.S. Congressman Sam Graves announced today that he is sponsoring his second annual 6th District Art Competition.

Several original art pieces have been sent to Congressman Graves’ office for the contest throughout the month of March. The contest is meant to promote appreciation of the arts as well as young artists.

The winning entry will be on exhibit in the Cannon House Office Building

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Pardun-Chalfant engagement announced

Catherine Marie to Daniel Wayne Chalfant

Bill and Marilyn Pardun of Gilman City wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Marie, to Daniel Wayne Chalfant, son of Gary and Becky Chalfant of Wellsville. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a B.S. in public relations. She is currently employed by the Boy Scouts of America at Emporia, Kan. The groom is a 2001

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Pool renovations reviewed by board

Gallatin Board of Aldermen regular meeting held Monday, April 22.

City Administrator Arnold discussed the pool renovation project with the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their regular meeting held Monday, April 22. Mrs. Arnold stated that a pressure test on the recirculation system had been done. Pressure on the west side of the pool was good but there was no pressure on the east side and that will have to

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R-5 news

PRIMO; NHS; Varsity Academics Team

Area students selected for Academic Enhancement Program

Four area students from Gallatin High School were selected to participate in the AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars (ACES/PRIMO) program, including Jacob Gardner and Kyle Hefley, both freshmen; and Heather Berry, a sophomore; and Mariah Gibson, a senior.

The ACES/PRIMO program was created by the Missouri Area Health Education Centers (MAHEC) for high school students that are interested in

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Winston R-6 Board minutes

summer school policy

The board discussed a summer school policy that would allow credits earned to count towards eligibility for extra-curricular activities during its regular meeting held April 18. Elementary Principal Lisa Beilby said 105 students have signed up to enroll in summer school.

The board accepted resignations from Mrs. Wake, art teacher, Mrs. Ross, elementary teacher; Mrs. Packard, elementary teacher; and Mrs. Lawson, FACS teacher A teaching contract for

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MWSC students honored

for student scholastic achievements.

Over 200 Missouri Western State College students were honored April 14 at the Liberal Arts and Sciences Convocation for student scholastic achievements.

Seniors who received the Scholastic Key by maintaining a 3.75 grade point average included Kristi Critten of Gallatin.

Outstanding Graduate Awards were given to seniors who met criteria established by their academic faculty. Kristi Critten received the Amy Singleton Award from the Department of

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Area students participate in vocational contest

The 19th Annual Vocational Preparation Contest

The 19th Annual Vocational Preparation Contest was held Friday, April 19, at the North Central Career Center in Bethany. This was a VICA-style event in which contestants competed in hands- on skills, written, math, spelling, and job interview competition.

Fifteen students from North Central Career Center in Bethany competed with 29 students from Northland Career Center in Plattsburg and Excelsior Springs Career Center. According

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