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Coonridge Digest: Be gentle, graduates

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetin’s from the Ridge.

I’d promised myself I’d never attend another graduation ceremony until they tidied them up a bit…keep ‘em under an hour, don’t allow anyone to speak who doesn’t actually know the graduates, and don’t sing all the verses to the song. It may be “a magic transformation into the future,” for a few, but it’s a gigantic bore to the mass of us

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The first session of Missouri’s Ninety-Second

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

It’s been nearly 50 years (49 to be exact) since a Republican served as Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives. The 2003 term was not only headed by a Republican but a woman with extraordinary powers of persuasion and leadership. Much of the progress the legislative branch has achieved during the past five months has been placed at the doorstep of

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Sheriff’s Department

An 18-year-old Topeka, Kan., woman and a 24-year-old Topeka, Kan., man were charged May 22 with misdemeanor possession of 35 grams or less marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They each posted $750 bond.

A 50-year-old Kansas City man was arrested May 25 for driving while intoxicated, Class B misdemeanor. He posted $500 bond.

A 61-year-old McFall man was charged May 24 with misdemeanor DWI. He was processed and released

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County Commission

James Lewis, bridge supervisor, met with the commission reporting routine tube replacement.

Adam Ness, independent contractor, met with the commission regarding the cost of stump removal in the courtyard. No action was taken.

Barney Esbeck, contractor, met with the commission reporting that the doors at the Health Office have been repaired.

Bills were audited and paid.

Kevin Heldenbrand, sheriff, met with the commission regarding car repairs needed for the #848

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Off the Editor’s Spike

by Darryl Wilkinson

by Darryl Wilkinson

Traveling south on Highway 13 you’ll eventually pass by the bridge replacement work underway across the Missouri River. You can see the work rising from the river bank. A raised roadway shows the new path to the railroad at Henrietta, running roughly parallel to the east of the existing highway pavement.

The best travel game we know is speculating where the new road will

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Kids Kamp at Lake Viking June 8-13

KIDS KAMP is for blind and visually-impaired youngsters

Lions Club will sponsor KIDS KAMP for blind and visually-impaired youngsters from June 8-13.

Contact Jean Caldwell at 660-663-2299 for more information about the Kids Kamp activities.

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65th Annual FEC meeting is June 3

Farmers’ Electric Cooperative meeting will be held at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe

The 65th Annual Meeting of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative will be held Tuesday, June 3, at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe. Registration for the meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Board President Ron Cornett will call FEC’s Annual Meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Business at the annual meeting includes the election of

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Pattonsburg teams up with health department for $5,000 park grant

Pattonsbug City Council met on May 14

Penny Gardner gave an update on the city park project during the regular meeting of the Pattonsbug City Council on May 14.

The fence around the ballpark is being worked on. The tennis court is scheduled to be poured, weather permitting. The Garrett girls are donating a gazebo.

The Pattonsburg Community Betterment Association and the Daviess County Health Department have been working together

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Better communications to find children

by Sen. Sam Graves

by Sen. Sam Graves

This week, I will be touring the district to talk about how to keep our children safe from drug dealers and child pornographers. But one thing I am particularly concerned about is missing children.

Crimes usually have a beginning and an ending, no matter how sad or happy. But kidnapping is a particularly cruel crime that leaves many questions to be answered

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