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by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

*With all the detective and criminal programs on television these days, how can our country possibly have any unsolved crimes left?

*The new definition of bravery in America is the ability to discard your unopened 401(k) statements without displaying any anger, anguish or tears.

*President Bush says Iraqis should be allowed to choose their own leaders, a view heartily endorsed by numerous

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Coonridge Digest: Just a little soap

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetin’s from the Ridge.

My cousin who lives in Nevada and sometimes lets the arid heat play tricks with her memory says that it happened. I say it didn’t. It should have. Maybe it might have but I swear it didn’t.

We were in third grade and Margaret Haney pushed me off the slide. That much I can remember. And I can remember that Mrs. Walker

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Post Scripts: A timely memorial

by Joe Snyder

Does the "Texas Tower" ring a bell with you? Does the name, Charles Whitman, arouse a long-time memory?

Well, it was 36 years ago, August 1, 1966, this young man climbed the stairs in this 20- story tower on the University of Texas campus toting a small arsenal, and within a relatively short period of time he killed 14 people and wounded 31 others. From the tower

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Family Daze: Halloween Costume Choosing

by Debbie Farmer

Halloween is one of the most anxious times for kids. Oh, not because of all the ghosts and goblins and witches and monsters and all that. But because they have to a make a decision. And not any decision, mind you. One that’s so important that, if wrong, it could ruin their playground image for the rest of the school year: choosing the right Halloween costume.

In

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The tongue waggin’ and flag wavin’

by Darryl Wilkinson

by Darryl Wilkinson

If every fax page received by this little newspaper on the prairie equals one vote, Jean Carnahan should win the Senate seat easily. Problem is, so many of her “urgent” media alerts have little to do with Daviess County. So you won’t read them here.

That goes for all the faxes — and email — from both state political parties. We’re still 6 days

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Lake Viking Marine achieves national prominence with Cobalt

Top Cobalt boat dealership

Lake Viking Marine has achieved national prominence as one of the top Cobalt boat dealerships in America in customer services. The business located on Lake Viking earned both the Central Region C.S.I. Award and the National C.S.I. Award for 2002 — meaning Lake Viking Marine ranks first among approximately 100 Cobalt dealerships nationwide.

What makes this announcement particularly noteworthy is that the Cobalt line is an

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North Daviess R-3 secures $12,000 grant, prepares for less state money

Board of Education

Members of the North Daviess R-3 Board of Education heard good news and bad news for the school’s finances during their regular meeting held Monday, Oct. 14.

The good news came when Superintendent Julie Kirby reported that North Daviess will receive $12,000 from the Rural Schools Grant. The board voted to allow electronic transfer of the funds.

Ms. Kirby also reported the bad news — state tax

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Wireless Internet may be coming to Gallatin soon

Gallatin Board of Aldermen regular meeting Oct. 28

Randy Klindt of Mid-States Services, a subsidiary of Grundy Electric Cooperative, met with the Gallatin Board of Aldermen to discuss wireless Internet services in the Gallatin area during their regular meeting held Oct. 28.

Mr. Klindt stated the company would like to bring high speed Internet service to Gallatin. The company would like to put their equipment on the city’s water towers.

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Board plans to invite Santa to appear at Dockery Park

A new tradition?

Santa Clause will make an appearance at Dockery Park with free candy for the kiddies, according to Donald Smith, president of the Gallatin Park Board. The decision to invite Santa was made during the board’s regular meeting held Oct. 21. Old Saint Nick will be at the park from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 9-13, and from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.

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