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Officers, dogs search for escapee

Escape from Midwest Security Housing in Pattonsburg

At 3 a.m. on April 27, the Daviess County Sheriff’s office was notified that an inmate had escaped from Midwest Security Housing in Pattonsburg.

Cory Bruce Dresch, 23, was being held on two felony counts of manufacturing methamphetamine with intent to deliver, probation violations, and a felony count of tampering with anhydrous ammonia. The charges originated in Polk County, Iowa (Des Moines).

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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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Commission lifts burning ban

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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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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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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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Land Transfers

Daviess County

Quit-Claim Deeds

Lake Viking lot #2533 from Brian Nail to Ed and Karen Woodson; tract in Union Township from Bill and Carol Gutshall to Barney and Robin Esbeck; Lake Viking lot #2689 from Patty Godbee and Theresa Binney to Theresa Binney; tract in Gallatin from Joyce and Harold Still to Joyce Still, Kathy McKay, Jackie Nichols and Debbie Steele as joint tenants and not as tenants in common;

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Recorder’s Office

Marriage licenses issued: John Paul Wise and Crystal Dawn Loucks, both of Gallatin.

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Assessor’s Office

April 30 is the last day that assessment sheets can be submitted without a penalty being assessed.

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Treasurer’s Office

Treasurer Reta Rains attended the Missouri Collectors Association training session in Jefferson City from April 21-24.

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