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New Scholarship to Honor Crysania Wheeler

The Crysania K. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship is being offered by Della and Paul Carroll and their family to honor their daughter who died January 4, 2007, from injuries incurred in a one-vehicle accident on January 2.

Crissy was a hard-working student scheduled to graduate in May 2007. She became involved in many activities at GHS after transferring here from Sweet Springs the beginning of her sophomore year. Crissy excelled at

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The Coonridge Digest: This winter’s been a rascal…

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

Maybe the most famous cold weather tale concerned the old trapper who came upon a flock of geese frozen into a lake’s frigid surface. He fired his gun, the geese flapped their wings, and the entire lake flew away.

God only knows that this winter’s been a rascal and if it didn’t produce stories enough of its own, it’s surely dredged up

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Family Daze: Diet – a four-letter word

by Debbie Farmer

I panicked the day I discovered the only thing that fit me without cutting off my circulation were my shoes.

"Why are you eating your cereal standing next to your chair?" my daughter asked during breakfast. "Why aren’t you sitting down?"

"I can’t."

She looked confused.

"I’m wearing my relaxed fit jeans which means I have to either stand or lean without bending my legs, and take

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From the mayor’s desk

 by Barb Ballew, mayor

From the mayor’s desk,

I know it’s been a few weeks since I have submitted a letter, but finding something uplifting to write about has been a real challenge for me lately. Guess it’s time to shake the cold weather cobwebs from my head and think spring.

City hall has been very busy with snow removal and water lines bursting. As many of you know, we

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Post Scripts: Molly Ivins remembered

by Joe Snyder

America lost one of its brightest and most entertaining newspaper columnists a couple of weeks ago when Molly Ivins died from the effects of breast cancer at the age of 62. She spent her life crafting news events with merry malice and homespun good humor to irritate the powerful and boost the underdogs. At her death her work was carried in more than 400 newspapers.

Supporters said

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Letter to the Editor – John Anthuis

Dear Editor:

Less than 20 years ago some "midnight legislation" was fabricated which tampered with Missouri’s corporate farming law.

This allowed the formation of Premium Standard Farms Some nearby residents of these industries have taken action in the courts seeking compensation for damages. After damages were awarded in a St. Louis trial, legislation was manufactured that requires the trial to be held where the damages occurred not at the owners’

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Pattonsburg residents vent grievances against county jail

Gene Walker was present at the Feb. 23 meeting to discuss with the Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail Board the "hard feelings and animosity" some of the residents of Pattonsburg feel toward the jail.

"We need to work better at finding ways to get along and deal with the issues and concerns that people have and questions that keep coming up," he said. "It would make life a lot simpler on

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Gallatin young drivers buckle up!

Local law enforcement focusing on teen drivers

The Gallatin Police Department will be participating in a teen safety belt enforcement program March 1-16 to reduce injuries and deaths among teens on Missouri roads. The enforcement effort is an important part of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety’s Never Made It teen safety belt campaign.

Driver’s license checkpoints will be conducted in the state to ensure all drivers, including teen drivers

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Water Partnership Meeting Tonight at Library

During their regular meeting held Monday, Feb. 26, City Administrator Zac Johnson informed the Gallatin Board of Aldermen that a meeting with the Department of Natural Resources and the Water Partnership Team will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the basement of the Daviess County Library. The meeting is open to the public.

Mr. Johnson explained that the Water Partnership Team is composed of representatives from several

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