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Twenty-nine FCCLA members compete at Region 2 STAR Events

Twenty-nine students from the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Chapter at Gallatin High School spent Feb. 9 competing in the Region 2 STAR Events

Twenty-nine students from the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Chapter at Gallatin High School spent Feb. 9 competing in the Region 2 STAR Events at the First Baptist Church in Trenton. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in

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Daviess County Spelling Bee Winners

Brianna Weber of North Daviess R-3 correctly spelled conscience to win the Daviess County Spelling Bee

When the competition narrowed from 35 students to just two, eighth grader Brianna Weber of North Daviess R-3 correctly spelled conscience to win the Daviess County Spelling Bee held at Winston R-6 elementary school on Monday, Feb. 23. Brianna is the daughter of Michael and Janellda Weber.

Abbey Ray, sixth grader at Gallatin R-5,

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McCrary assigned to Zone 12

Trooper McCrary is a 1996 graduate of North Daviess RIII High School, Jameson.

Trooper Brian McCrary has been assigned to Zone 12, Johnson County, according to Captain Vincent J. Ellis, Commanding Officer of Troop A.

Trooper McCrary is a 1996 graduate of North Daviess RIII High School, Jameson. He graduated from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, in 2000, with a bachelor of science in criminal justice administration.

Trooper McCrary began

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Now is the crucial time to return assessment sheets

Assessor’s Office

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It is crucial that residents return their assessment sheets to the office by March 1 to avoid penalty. If property valued at $9,001 or more is delinquent on assessment, a $100 penalty will be assessed. Penalties for property valued less than $9,001 are on a sliding scale. Only 51% of the assessment sheets have been returned.

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An Unemployment Fund Fix

The insolvency of the state’s unemployment compensation fund

Members of the Missouri House this week took up legislation aimed at resolving the insolvency of the state’s unemployment compensation fund. Currently, the fund that pays unemployment benefits for out of work Missourians is out of money, and the state is borrowing money from the federal government to continue to pay claims.

House Bills 1268 and 1211 would prop up the state

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Family Daze: Out of Touch

by Debbie Farmer

Have you noticed that lately there’s been an alarming increase in the amount of people talking on cell phones in public places? It seems to me that nowadays a person can’t venture anywhere without hearing half of a private conversation. And, mind you, it’s not just conversations. People are doing all sorts of shocking things in public like making business deals, discussing custody arrangements, gossiping, and making

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Post Scripts: Draft-dodging privilege

by Joe Snyder

I guess I should leave this subject alone, but I can’t. The issue is not how much duty George Bush performed in the National Guard. The real issue is privilege – who got to serve in the Guard’s "champagne unit" as his unit was called, and who was selected to go to Vietnam to die or be wounded.

It was quite a cozy situation here in Texas

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Coonridge Digest: It’s the money, honey

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetin’s from the Ridge.

Maybe it’s my inability to handle numbers, but I’m confused. How much more is $252 million than …say… $140 million. Baseball’s current pinup boy, Alex Rodriguez, moved from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees this week while the Boston Red Sox let him slip through their confused fingers.

(If you don’t know beans about baseball, don’t worry. It’s not about

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Five from Gallatin in Truman State Honor Band

On Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, five Gallatin High School students traveled to Truman State University in Kirksville to participate in the Truman Sate Honor Band, under the direction of Rusty Raymond. Attending were Haleigh Tague-percussion; Sean Wood-tenor saxophone; Katie Heldenbrand-oboe; Kayce Corwin-bass clarinet; and Jenny Youtsey-clarinet.

The Honor Band performed: River of Life, Robert Sholdon; Ave Marie, Franz Beibl/Ballenger; Der Traum des Oeghus (Dream of Angus), Rolf Rudin; The Circus

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