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Virginia M. Wilson

Virginia M. Wilson, 79, Excelsior Springs, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at the Liberty Hospital.

Funeral services for Virginia M. Wilson will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the Polley Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church

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Catherine Walker

Catherine Walker, 66, of Claycomo, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Lake Viking.

Funeral services for Catherine Walker will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Lake Viking Church in Gallatin. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Lake Viking Cemetery, Gallatin. Arrangement are by McWilliams Family Funeral Homes, Gallatin.

Catherine Walker, 66, of Claycomo, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at

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Name Correction

Catherine Jones’ name was misspelled, Katharine

In the DAR story published in last week’s paper, Catherine Jones’ name was misspelled, Katharine. Catherine was winner of the American History Essay contest and the Mary Frances Macy award. She is an eighth grader from North Daviess.

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HDC Tournament Results

Standings thru 2/22/03

Girls

Gilman City 40, Pattonsburg 33 (5th place)

No. Daviess 62, Grundy Co. 38 (3rd place)

Mercer 63, No. Harrison 45 (1st place)

Boys

Winston 50, Ridgeway 31 (5th place)

Grundy Co. 68, Tri-County 37 (3rd place)

Mercer 51, Newtown-Harris 48 (1st place)

Standings thru 2/22/03

(Not all schools reporting)

Girls

Mercer 5-0, 15-1

No. Daviess 8-1, 18-4

Grundy Co. 7-2, 11-12

Pattonsburg 5-4, 7-15

No. Harrison

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Area teams soon to face tough district basketball tests

Seeds have been drawn for local district basketball tournaments and area teams will be headed in different directions

Seeds have been drawn for local district basketball tournaments and area teams will be headed in different directions with redistricting changes made due to the addition of a sixth class. Gallatin teams travel to Maysville for Class 2 competition. Pattonsburg and Gilman City teams will compete in Class 1 at North Harrison

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Coonridge Digest: Putting things into perspective

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetin’s from the Ridge.

I was so mad I could spit. "Look at that, Herb! It’s me!"

"It ain’t you. You’re shaped like an egg. That gal’s more of a cantaloupe."

"Who else has got a purse like that?"

"Anybody who shops at Walmart. Besides, you’d have known if they were filmin’ you."

"It could of been one of them long distance lens. I’m tellin’ you

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Missouriana

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

*Although often criticized for wasteful spending, accusations seem to disappear when a Department of Transportation snow plow shows up on the road in front.

*Given the weather we’ve been having, why doesn’t Bush blame Hussein for releasing weapons of mass cold and snow?

*Some terrorists are extremely clever at being anonymous, taking names so difficult to pronounce and spell that not even

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Do you know how your tax dollars are being spent?

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

Missourians are growing increasingly nervous as they open their morning newspaper or hear the radio’s brief message of budgetary woes in Jefferson City. Each day seems to bring new cries of alarm over the inadequacy of state revenue to match state expectations in amidst a field of hundreds of Missouri programs.

Taxpayers are disappointed when they encounter only the reasons cited by

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Thank You Lord

by Denny Banister

by Denny Banister

While I am credited for writing this column, the article titled Thank You Lord reprinted here was not written by me – though I wish I had. The author remains anonymous, but whoever he or she is was right on target describing the many blessings most Americans have, but take for granted.

While Thank You Lord was printed in the current edition of the

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