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Special session may loom ahead

HOUSE HAPPENINGS by Representative Jim Whorton

HOUSE HAPPENINGS by Representative Jim Whorton

(573) 751-1649 (660) 359-3988

The House calendar shows that the current session will end on May 13, that is unless the Governor has reasons to call for a Special Session. Until now, I believed there would not be any need for a special session; after all, we have the same political party in control of the House, Senate,

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America needs affordable energy; House Bill gives Missouri Producers a central role

by U.S. Congressman Sam Graves

by U.S. Congressman Sam Graves

U.S. Congressman Sam Graves helped push through critical energy legislation this week as the House of Representatives worked to create a national energy policy. The goal of the energy policy is to provide a more affordable supply of energy and reduce the country’s dependence on foreign supplies. According to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. now gets 62% of its

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Letter to the Editor from Mary Virginia Croy

Dear Editor:

Congratulations tot he Gallatin Lions Club on their 60 years of service to the Gallatin community.

It was my privilege, as a living relative of a charter member, to be present for their 60 year celebration recently.

The inspirational speaker, the colorful history of their activities, the recognition of relatives of charter members and former presidents, the food and fellowship made it a memorable event.

I’m proud that

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New warning system to be installed May 5

Mayor Thomas informed the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their regular meeting held Monday, April 25, that Blue Valley Public Safety would be present on May 5 to install the city’s new warning siren.

Mayor Thomas discussed getting specifications on the handicap ramp for city hall. After the specs are completed the project will then go out for bid.

The mayor met with Matt Blunt’s office to see about grant

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Gallatin Lions Club celebrates 60th year, honors club leaders

The Gallatin Lions Club celebrated its 60th anniversary Saturday, April 23, at the Gallatin Lions Building with well over 100 Lions Club members and guests attending. The Gallatin Lions Club was chartered on March 21, 1945, at the McDonald Tea Room with the Chillicothe Lions Club as sponsor.

During an awards presentation, Wilbur “Web” Sullenger, Jewell Swofford and Bob Teegarden received a certificate of recognition from the Lions Club International

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Top recognition for Gallatin FCCLA at state conference

Gallatin FCCLA was recognized for their Community Service Project with the Ronald McDonald House Charities

Gallatin FCCLA was recognized for their Community Service Project with the Ronald McDonald House Charities at the 2005 Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference held April 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center, Columbia. The chapter was also honored as a “Gold” Chapter for being an affiliated chapter for

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Gallatin FFA chapter ranked 15th among the 300 statewide

The Gallatin FFA Chapter placed fifteenth out of 300 chapters in the state, earning a Chapter Award at the 77th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of chapters receive a Top Chapter Award each year.

Chapter activity awards, sponsored by Farm Credit Services of Missouri, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development.

Gallatin advisors are Dennis Croy and Chris Henderson.

Gallatin chapter activities included developing

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Dennis Lund sworn in as new police officer

Dennis Lund was sworn in as Gallatin’s newest police officer on April 25.

Dennis Lund was sworn in as Gallatin’s newest police officer on April 25. He will begin duty May 1.

Officer Lund was born and raised in Hamilton where he attended high school.

He worked for the Department of Corrections at Cameron for 10 years. He received his diploma from the Regional Law Enforcement Academy at Missouri Western

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R-5 Board tables two bids for athletic field improvements; softball bleachers here May 1

March meeting

During their March meeting the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education had approved specifications and placed out bids for the football field restroom and concession stand and a 25 x 75 storage room for track equipment. At the April meeting, bids were received from Berry Wood at $106,399 and from Barny Esbeck at $94,600. The board reviewed the bids and tabled the matter for further consideration.

Board members also

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