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Letter to the Editor – Kelly Pontious, Gallatin

Dear Editor:

As the mother of one of the boys on the tree that Georgia Maxwell and Janie McKinsey put up in honor of our service men and women, I want to say "Thank You."

It warms our hearts to know that there are people who remember those in the service and the hardships they endure while serving our country. With sincere thanks,

Kelly Pontious, Gallatin

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Straight Talk with Sam: Looking Back

by Congressman Sam Graves

Over the past few years, our country has faced challenges both at home and abroad. Our new century is not even six years old, and already our nation has confronted a recession, corporate scandals, a series of natural disasters, and the worst terrorist attacks in our country’s history. Yet in spite of these challenges, with the help of my colleagues Congress, our nation continues to demonstrate

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Post Scripts: More dam rights

by Joe Snyder

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality sent a letter to a man, Ryan DeVries, concerning a dam across the outlet stream of Spring Pond. He had been identified as the legal owner and /or legal contractor who is responsible for the construction of two dams across Spring Pond without proper permits.

The letter stated one or both dams partially failed during a recent storm causing debris and

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What we need is more Light

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

The Church Board was in session. The main topic of discussion was what to do about the poor lighting in the sanctuary. One member offered a solution: "We need a chandelier for the sanctuary." "That would be nice," replied another member, "but what we really need is more light!"

That’s our problem! We need a light that is dependable and true, a

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MOFB’s “Cut to the Chase” : The Evolution of National Animal Identification System

by Garrett Hawkins

After months of work the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a revised plan for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). It’s been a long time coming, but the new draft User Guide represents a substantial change in the Department’s vision for a nationwide program. From the beginning, officials have said the NAIS would evolve, and will continue to evolve, based on the input of livestock

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Family Daze: Letter to Santa

by Debbie Farmer

Dear Santa,

First of all, let me apologize for this letter reaching you so late, and possibly after Christmas, depending when you’re reading this. I wanted to write you earlier, but I was so overtaken by the thrill of being chosen as Time Magazine’s person of the year that I just didn’t get around to writing earlier. Oh, I know, with them putting the words "You" on

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The Coonridge Digest: Money in our pocket

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

The American dollar bill has been called the dullard uncle of international currency being practically the only legal tender in the world that’s all the same shape, the same color, and with such archaic and intricate detail that it has all the artistic appeal of a Latin textbook. Word has it, we’ve got ugly bucks.

Most world currencies come in various colors

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Elderly woman fatally injured in accident

An elderly Trenton couple, formerly of Jameson, were involved in a two-vehicle accident at about 3:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 25, in Boone County, which left Louise Gray, 82, fatally injured, and her husband, Marvin Gray, 80, a passenger in the car, seriously injured.

According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as Mrs. Gray was eastbound on Dripping Springs Road and failed to yield

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A Look Back at 2006

January

Nearly all utility companies are increasing their charges for electricity; with some increases in the 20 to 30% range such as what recently occurred at Gallatin.

 Premium Standard Farms is expanding the company’s Milan hog processing facility, creating the opportunity to purchase hogs from independent producers. The Daviess and Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation Districts will receive $404,333 in order to address agricultural nonpoint source pollution of the

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