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Coen Robert Hefley

Bryan and Sherri Hefley, Oronogo, announce the birth of their son, Coen Robert, at 2:06 a.m. on April 28, 2006, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. Coen weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 ½ inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Robert and Carolyn Schwindt, Pittsburg, Kan. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Pat Hefley, Cherokee, Kan.

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Reunions: Swofford

Saturday, Aug. 19, 70 Swoffords gathered at Dockery Park in Gallatin to enjoy their biennial reunion. A bountiful carry-in lunch was enjoyed y people from nine states. In addition to Missouri there were family members from Iowa, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Virginia, Rhode Island, and New York.

This Swofford branch descended from John S. who immigrated to Daviess County from Kentucky in the mid 1800′s. He and his wife

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Gallatin Senior Center

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Sept. 4 — Closed for holiday; Sept. 8 — Comfort Care Hospice blood sugar/pressure checks; Sept. 8 — My Soldier Day.

Product of the month for September is – salad dressing. Bring in your favorite bottle of salad dressing.

Menus Sept. 4-8

Monday: closed; Tuesday: smothered poor man’s steak, glazed carrots, lima beans, pudding dessert; Wednesday: lemon chicken, potatoes, spinach salad, cookies; Thursday: hot

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Two Altamont women injured in accident after swerving to miss wrecker on shoulder

Two Altamont women received moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 140th Street, one mile east of Winston in Daviess County, according to a report by the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at about 12:17 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, as Alleah Freeman, 18, Altamont, was northbound on Hwy. 69. She crested a hill and observed a wrecker on the shoulder, swerved to avoid it, and lost control

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Crop tour set for Sept. 6

University of Missouri Hundley Whaley research center announces its annual field crop tour at 1109 S. Birch St., Albany. The tour is set for Wednesday, Sept. 6. Riding tours start at 8 a.m. Last tour starts at 1 p.m.

There will be a free barbeque lunch.

Tour highlights include: Asian soybean rust; an update on rice in northwest Missouri; glyphosate use with soybean fungicides energy costs; yield benefits with fungicides

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Water pipe cleaning should help city’s flow

Don Caillouet with Layne Western submitted the test results from the Specific Capacity Testing of the North and South water wells during the regular meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Monday, Aug. 28, at city hall.

Mr. Caillouet suggested that the waterline pipes from the wells to the water plant need to be cleaned, which Layne Western does not perform. Also he suggested that both wells be cleaned

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Back-to-school days

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

"School days, school days, good old Golden Rule days;

Readin’ and Writin’ and ‘Rithmetic

Taught to the tune of the hickory stick."

School days have always been important days. Even for those of us who remember the "good old days," school shaped our lives. We recall when life was less complicated. We attended a one-room school. Discipline was strict; the hickory stick

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Family Daze: Real camping?

by Debbie Farmer

Let me just say outright that it’s not that I have anything against camping. It’s just that I prefer to experience wilderness in a more controlled environment like, say, on television. And, yes, by admitting this you’re probably thinking that I’m also a shallow and materialistic person who can’t survive without electricity and hair appliances, who can’t pitch a tent or tie a square knot, and who

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Raising minimum wage would benefit estimated 43,000 Missourians over fifty

Missouri’s largest organization representing the interests and concerns of senior citizens today announced that it is endorsing Proposition B, an initiative that will raise Missouri’s minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50 an hour. AARP Missouri notes that the increase will help thousands of Missourians over the age of 50 who are struggling to make ends meet.

According to the non-partisan Economic Policy Institute (EPI), an estimated 43,000 Missourians over the

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