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Associate Circuit Court

Defendants found guilty in the Associate Division of the Circuit Court of Daviess County are listed below with the offense and fine assessed. Additionally, court costs collected for the State of Missouri amount to $62.50 for moving traffic violations, and $77.50 in most criminal cases.

Kevin L. Harrison, Kansas City, driving while suspended, amended by prosecuting attorney to no valid license, $150.

Phillip Galloway, Bethany, speeding 100 mph in 55

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Sheriff’s Department

Daviess County

Larry A. Funk, 38, Kansas City, was charged April 26 with the Class C felony of possession of a controlled substance/cocaine and the Class B misdemeanor of DWI. He is being held at Midwest Security Housing on $50,500 bond.

A 20-year-old Pattonsburg woman was charged April 22 with five misdemeanors, Class A assault of a law enforcement officer, Class B peace disturbance, Class A resisting arrest, and 2

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Commission lifts burning ban

County Commission

County Commission

Following significant rainfall during the weekend, the commission removed the burning ban.

Dana Urton, Health Department Administrator, notified the clerk’s office of the appointment of Johnny Sterneker to their board following the municipal election.

Shannon Howe of Shafer, Kline & Warren met with the commission concerning the construction bids on BRO(22) last week. He had found a mathematical error in the apparent low bidder’s documentation. He

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Missouriana

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

*Those budget arguments in Jefferson City over how to spend future revenue are reminiscent of family disagreements over how to spend a dead uncle’s stock in Enron.

*The chances are better than ever that lawmakers will have to reduce state spending for public education in the year ahead. Watch out, Arkansas and Mississippi, here we come.

*The oil has begun flowing in

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Missouri’s first 100 days: the quiz

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

In observance of the first 100 days of a divided state government in Missouri, we asked a number of responsible citizens to give their opinions and views on how Jefferson City has fared under the separate rule of a Democratic governor and a Republican legislature. Formatted in the form of a quiz, here are the questions asked and some of the responses

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Coonridge Digest: He didn’t try it in 2003

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetin’s from the Ridge.

I can remember the news making the headlines ‘Hillary Conquers Everest!’ Fifty years ago, May 29, 1953. We’d never been to Everest, some had seen only pictures, but to our generation is was like the Moon…Mars…Atlantis. Something out there completely unattainable, just waiting for a hero to conquer it. Then the news came that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay had reached

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Family Daze: The Real Scoop on Disappearing Socks

by Debbie Farmer

For years, we’ve accepted the fact that if you put socks in the dryer, sooner or later they’re bound to disappear.

No one knows exactly why this happens. I’ve wasted valuable years of my life wondering. It really depends on whom you ask. New age thinkers believe it has something to do with karma.

Academic minded people attribute it to the law of averages. While, other, more

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Post Scripts: Hidden weapons or liberation?

by Joe Snyder

The intense fighting in Iraq didn’t last very long, thank goodness, but it did end long before any “weapons of mass destruction” were found. I’m sure President Bush prays extra hard each night that some will be found because that was main reason he took the United States military into Iraq and world opinion demands we put up or shut up.

So far we have uncovered barrels

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Gallatin FFA chapter 15th among 290 as honors stack up at State Convention

Gallatin FFA places in top 10 percent of state chapters

The Gallatin FFA chapter placed 15th out of 290 chapters in the state to earn a Top Chapter Award at the 75th Annual Missouri FFA Convention held in Columbia April 24-25. Only 10 percent of the state chapters receive the Top Chapter Award each year.

Pattonsburg R-2 and North Daviess R-3 received the Chapter Activity, 100% , and 10+ awards.

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