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Post Scripts: Tragic, sorrowful events

by Joe Snyder

It was April 16, 2003, that General Tommy Franks landed at Baghdad’s airport and held both arms in the air in a symbolic gesture of confidence and victory. Later, huddled in a room with his top commanders, he told them it was time to make plans to leave within 60 days if all went as planned. He said by September the 140,000 troops there could begin to

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Family Daze: The mystery of Easter grass

by Debbie Farmer

Easter just came and you know what that means: hard-boiled eggs, chocolate bunnies, and Easter grass. Lots and lots of Easter grass.

And by that I don’t mean the kind that comes from wheat seed that you grow in a container on you kitchen sink. Nooooo. I mean the cellophane kind that comes in bag that you get in the holiday section of the grocery store.

Of

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Do you know Alice Paul?

Capital Eye by Randi Bjornstad

Capital Eye by Randi Bjornstad

Think of the famous women who devoted their lives to gaining the vote for women–an achievement that happened only 85 years ago in this country–and Alice Paul’s name probably isn’t the first that springs to mind.

In fact, it probably doesn’t spring to mind at all, despite her lifelong battle to win improved working conditions and equal rights for members

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Kenneth L. Severe

Kenneth L.”Kenny” Severe, Lee’s Summit, formerly St. Joseph, died Monday at Willshire at the Lake in Lee’s Summit.

Kenneth L.”Kenny” Severe, Lee’s Summit, formerly St. Joseph, died Monday at Willshire at the Lake in Lee’s Summit.

Mr. Severe was born on Nov. 20, 1924, in Pattonsburg.

He was a veteran of WWII, serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Severe was a retired automobile salesperson and worked

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Winter Sprots Banquet honors athletes

Winter sport athletes, parents and Bulldog boosters celebrated the wrestling and basketball seasons just concluded at a carry-in banquet

Winter sport athletes, parents and Bulldog boosters celebrated the wrestling and basketball seasons just concluded at a carry-in banquet held in Gallatin R-5 gymnasium last Wednesday. Coaches offered remarks and issued individual team honors and varsity letters to cap the varsity seasons for 2004-05.

Wrestling Head Coach Baron Gann noted that

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Armwrestling comes to Chillicothe April 9

Armwrestlers from all over Missouri will compete at the World Championship Armwrestling Chillicothe Showdown on Saturday, April 9

Armwrestlers from all over Missouri will compete at the World Championship Armwrestling Chillicothe Showdown on Saturday, April 9, at Saales Tavern, 605 Webster, in Chillicothe.

Weigh-ins will be from 7 to 9 p.m., with a double elimination tournament to follow. There is a $10 entry fee per person, and prizes will be

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Henrietta Holcomb

Etta Holcomb, 98, formerly of Gallatin, died Friday, March 25, 2005 at Saint Mary’s Manor, Blue Springs.

Funeral services for Henrietta “Etta” Holcomb were held Tuesday at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Gallatin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gallatin Senior Citizens Center.

Etta Holcomb, 98, formerly of Gallatin, died Friday, March 25, 2005 at Saint Mary’s Manor, Blue Springs.

Mrs. Holcomb was born

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Rachel Searcy

Rachel Searcy, 85, Chillicothe, formerly of Gallatin, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Morningside Center, Chillicothe.

Graveside services for Rachel Searcy were held Saturday at Cope Cemetery, near Winston. Arrangements were by McWilliams Funeral Home, Gallatin. Memorials may be made to the Pony Express Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Rachel Searcy, 85, Chillicothe, formerly of Gallatin, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Morningside Center, Chillicothe.

Mrs. Searcy was born

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Janene Edwards

Janene Edwards, 72, Jamesport, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005.

Funeral services for Janene Edwards were held Saturday at United Methodist Church in Jamesport, under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial was at Pilot Grove No. 2 Cemetery, Jamesport. Memorial contributions may be made to Pilot Grove #2 Cemetery in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 46 Bethany, 64424.

Janene Edwards, 72, Jamesport, died Tuesday, March 22,

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