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Land Transfers

Quit Claim Deeds

Lake Viking lot #S-106 from Viking Valley Association Inc. to Curt Jr. and Patricia Scoville; Lake Viking lot #543 from Lauri and Steven Phillips to Lauri B. Phillips and Jennifer Jill Hiatt as joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common; Lake Viking lot #1054 from Glenda Kincaid to Darin Kincaid.

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Lake Viking lot #455 from James and Janice Miller to

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Klint Kloepping and Clayton Baker record fifth place finishes at state wrestling tournament

A season of hard work and dedication paid off for a pair of Gallatin High School wrestlers on Saturday.

A season of hard work and dedication paid off for a pair of Gallatin High School wrestlers on Saturday. Junior 112-pounder Klint Kloepping and sophomore 171-pounder Clayton Baker each brought home a fifth place medal from the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championship held in Columbia.

Not since 1993 when Chris Belshe finished

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Races already exist for several county offices

First day of filing was on Feb. 24

Candidates who declared for county office on the first day of filing on Feb. 24 are as follows:

Those filing for sheriff are Jerry Baldwin of Gallatin – Democrat, incumbent Kevin Heldenbrand of Winston – Republican, Tony Kirkendoll of Gallatin – Republican; and Steve Filley of Gallatin – Democrat.

Those filing for First District Commissioner are David Cox of Jamesport – Democrat,

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Whorton seeks bid for re-election to Missouri House

He is seeking re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in the Third Legislative District

State Representative Jim Whorton has announced he is seeking re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in the Third Legislative District. Representative Whorton, D-Trenton, entered the Legislature during a special election in August 2001, then won re-election in the November 2002 General Election.

During his tenure, Representative Whorton has sponsored or co-sponsored numerous bills, some

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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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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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Now is the crucial time to return assessment sheets

Assessor’s Office

Assessor’s Office

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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