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Prizes given away at Monday’s Mayor’s Christmas Tree ceremony

Dec. 1, 5:15 p.m.

Must be present to win

The lighting ceremony of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree will unfold at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, on the east side of the Daviess County Courthouse in Gallatin. Santa will be there to greet children, and holiday music will be presented by members of the Gallatin R-5 High School choir.

A number of prizes will be raffled off during this event, courtesy

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R-2 sets filing dates

The Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education set filing dates for the April 6 election during their regular meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 19.

The Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education set filing dates for the April 6 election during their regular meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 19. The filing dates will run Dec. 16, 2003, to January 20, 2004, with two to three year terms to be filled. The board reserve the right

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Several new books at library

The following books have been placed in the Daviess County Library.

The following books have been placed in the Daviess County Library. The Reader’s Digest Children’s Atlas of the World was placed by The Midland Empire Girl Scout Council.

Susan Tull and family placed a book and DVD of America at War: the Battle for Iraq: a View from the Frontlines by Dan Rather and the reporters of CBS News.

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Being here a ‘royal’ experience for Etsuko Abe

by T.L. Huffman

by T.L. Huffman

This July, when 17-year-old Etsuko Abe arrived at the home of Gallatin residents Robert and Cathy Owens, she was shy, a little withdrawn, and not exactly confident of her new role as an American high school student. Now on her bedroom dresser a photo album is opened, proudly displaying the picture of herself in a crown as Homecoming Royalty.

“I felt like a princess,”

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Gallatin FFA elects new JH officers

The Gallatin Junior High FFA elected their new officers on Nov. 5 at the Ag building.

The Gallatin Junior High FFA elected their new officers on Nov. 5 at the Ag building. The candidates were interviewed by former Junior High FFA officers. The newly elected officers are: President Robyn Creel, Vice President Kyle Croy, Secretary Cheyanne Uthe, Treasurer Wren Tolen, Reporter Shannon Sites, Sentinel Alex Critten, and Delegate Maggie Strange.

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Hospital Notes

Ray Clevenger

Ray Clevenger should return home Saturday, Nov. 29. His address is 20626 State Hwy. K, Gallatin, Mo., 64640-8221.

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Notice of grant availability

Grant applications are now available to groups or individuals interested in competing for district

funds made possible through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste

Management program and the North Missouri Solid Waste Management District.

Grant applications are now available to groups or individuals interested in competing for district funds made possible through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management program and the North Missouri Solid Waste

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 Take five…generations, that is

Family members representing five generations are picture.

Pictured in this five generation family, left to right, are Heather (Doty) Jones, Bethany; Sarah Welty, great-great-grandmother, Coffey; Stan Doty, grandfather, McFall; Peyton and Cameron Jones, sons of Heather and Brent Jones, Bethany; and Carol Nelson, great-grandmother, Roeland Park, Kan.

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Gallatin Clubs

Homemakers Club; Knee-Hi 4-H Club

The Knee-Hi 4-H Club met on Nov. 12 at the Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Sarah Emerson led the Pledge of Allegiance and Jamie Tummons led the pledge to the 4-H flag. Roll call was taken and Secretary Kaley Sheldon read the minutes from the last meeting. Wren Tolen gave the treasurer’s report.

The club will be going to the Lake Viking Health Care Center at

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