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Local Student Attends Proclamation Signing with Governor Blunt

Student representatives from Missouri’s Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) joined Gov. Matt Blunt in a proclamation signing Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the State Capitol in Jefferson City to celebrate Career and Technical Education Week.

Brook Carder, a Sophomore at North Central Missouri College, represented Missouri Post Secondary Agriculture Students and joined officers from each of Missouri’s CTSOs including FFA, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, Phi Beta Lambda, Delta Epsilon Chi, TSA,

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Third graders get real life view of bank operations

The Gallatin third grade class visited their Partners in Education, Farmers National Bank on Feb. 2. The students had the opportunity to get a real life view of the daily operations of the bank. Students had the opportunity to experience the drive-up window, teller stations, change counter, vault, and check center. The FBLA officer team also took part in this field trip as a part of their American Enterprise Project.

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Lifting weights

by Dr. Don Kuehle, United Methodist, Retired, Jackson

The winter weeks drag on. The extra weight we gained over the holidays is still with us. Time to go to the gym and work out. Time to start an exercise program and get back in shape.

I walked into the gym. I saw a man lifting weights; lifting 200 lbs. looked so easy. I tried it; the weights wouldn’t budge. The

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FFA Week at Gallatin R-5

FFA Week is Feb. 20-26. Events slated at the Gallatin High School include: Sunday – Services at the Catholic Church; Monday – Business Appreciation Day, Hat Day; Tuesday – Teacher Appreciation Day; FFA T-Shirt Day; Wednesday – Field trip with fifth and sixth grades, POA meeting, Camo Day; Thursday – Eighth grade recruitment, Jacket Day; Friday – Barnyard Day, Farmer Day.

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FFA members recognized

Missouri Area 2 FFA Association held its annual proficiency selection for area members. Proficiency awards are given to members with quality SAE projects.

Chase Hiley received second place area proficiency award for Forestry Management and Products. He cut and delivered firewood to his customers during the winter and cleared fence lines. Chase also received third place in Special Animal Production for raising emu. He had four birds and sold the

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Concerning financial statements, they’ve got it turned around

Off the Editor’s Spike by Darryl Wilkinson

I invite you to compare the annual financial statement recently published for the City of Gallatin (Jan. 26 edition) and the annual financial statement for Daviess County printed elsewhere in today’s edition. The former provides summary statements and, frankly, does not inform. The latter also summarizes (can you see what benefits are paid to each officeholder?), when compared to the warrant-by-warrant statements of

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Claudine Wheeler turns 95

March 5

In honor of Claudine Wheeler’s 95th birthday on March 5, 2005, her family is requesting a card shower. Her address is 503 S. Main St., #9A, Gallatin, MO. 64640.

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What about diet?

by Dr. Jimmy O’Rourke

Dear Readers,

It has been a privilege for us at O’Rourke Wellness Center to play a role in providing healthcare to Gallatin and the surrounding communities over the last year and a half. Though chiropractic and massage therapy are beneficial for many people, we recognize the limitations of our services.

For this reason, we try to inform our patients how they can take some simple steps

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A reader writes…

by Dave Stark, cpa

In our county papers of 1936, headlines about “old age pensions” begin appearing. Payments were to be made from federal and state funds to be paid through a new state social security commission headed by Mr. Allan M. Thompson. County Boards were to sign “certificates of need” before the state would issue checks.

The first checks for Daviess Countians were to cover October, 1935, and months

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