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Hawks on a Hog

The juniors and sophomores of the Gilman City R-4 School visited the Harley Davidson Final Assembly Plant

The juniors and sophomores of the Gilman City R-4 School visited the Harley Davidson Final Assembly Plant in Kansas City on Nov. 20. The students were very impressed with the Harley Davidson plant and the benefits that were offered to their employees.

After touring this place of industry, the Gilman students traveled to

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MAP Regroup Meeting at Gallatin High

Gallatin High School was the host for the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Senior Leader Regroup Meeting held on Nov. 14

Gallatin High School was the host for the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Senior Leader Regroup Meeting held on Nov. 14 in the high school library.

Thirty teachers from area schools gathered to hear what’s new with MAP from Sally Minnick, Northwest Regional MAP Facilitator, and to review 493 open-ended constructed

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Morrison-Adkison to be wed Aug. 2

Jennifer D. Morrison will wed Matthew G. Adkison

Jennifer D. Morrison, daughter of Kenny and Patty Morrison of Winston, will wed Matthew G. Adkison, son of Bob and Patty Adkison of Gallatin, on Aug. 2, 2003, at the Gallatin Methodist Church.

A reception will be held at the Lake Viking Clubhouse.

Jennifer is currently attending Missouri Western State College. Matthew works for S&J Electric in Gladstone. [Submitted Photo]

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Oh, my, sweet potato pie and pie and pie and pie!

Hailey Toney, 5, helped her grandmother Carolyn Toney dig these huge sweet potatoes

Hailey Toney, 5, helped her grandmother Carolyn Toney dig these huge sweet potatoes out of her garden west of Gallatin. The sweet potatoes weighted 5 pounds and 7 pounds.

Hailey’s parents are Travis Toney and Amanda Linville, both of Gallatin. [Submitted Photo]

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This is Thanksgiving

by Della Thompson-Croy

Thanksgiving is a special day

we celebrate each year.

Throughout our country far and wide

are loved ones we hold dear.

Some go to grandads and grandmas,

others to moms and dads.

Then there are those, whom God only knows,

are alone and lonely and sad.

It began long ago when a few grateful people,

after harvest time had come,

Came together and made a great feast,

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Post Scripts: Texas is Big!

by Joe Snyder

You’re not in Texas very long until a Texan reminds you just how big Texas is – and how crippled the United States would be if it were not part of it. I can understand the natives’ pride in their own state, just as Kathy and I are of Missouri, but Texans can overdo it as seen in the signs they have along the highways: "Don’t mess

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Family Daze: Stuffed …with Thanksgiving traditions

by Debbie Farmer

I haven’t wanted to bring this up, but something strange happens to people on Thanksgiving. I don’t mean that they suddenly change their hair color and go on shopping sprees or anything like that, I mean that something compels otherwise reasonable people to make the same traditional family Thanksgiving stuffing recipe year after year, no matter what.

If you don’t believe me, ask my friend Kathy. Most

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Missouriana

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

*It seems only yesterday that U.S. corporations were reporting “record-high profits,” and now the most common phrase is “stock has lost 90% of its value over the past year.”

*The St. Louis Cardinals didn’t strike out, after all. Earlier denied state loans to build a new stadium, owners have received the required millions with state tax credits.

*Scientists say Ozark trees may

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One lesson of life at a time

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

From time to time, particularly when someone happens to disappoint friends or associates, I remember Ned, a skilled Linotype operator who worked for several decades for my father at Stanberry and for a brief period for me. He could be described today as an anachronism, someone whose basic beliefs about life and his place in mankind’s existence seemed to have originated in

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