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Benefit for family of Roger Loxterman

A benefit fish fry will be held for the family of the late Roger Loxterman from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Gallatin Bingo Hall. Free-will donations accepted. A silent auction will precede the event.

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City purchases utility truck; new business license issued

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of a 2003 one-and-a-half ton bucket truck in the amount of $42,500 for the city during their regular meeting held Monday, Nov. 26.

Steve Reid stated that a new blower for the sewer plant needs to be purchased. He commented on the complaints that the new chemical in the water is creating. He said the problems should diminish over the next couple

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Gallatin Holiday Homes Tour Dec. 2nd benefits community projects

Laureate Delta Rho, Beta Sigma Phi, will hold their 2007 Gallatin Holiday Homes Tour from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. The homes tour benefits community projects and the Jean Groom Memorial Scholarship. Homes may be toured in any order.

Tickets are $5 in advance from any member or at Barton’s Hardware, or $6 at any home the day of the tour.
Frank and Kay Woodruff,
1341 West Grand Street

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Gallatin enrichment students raise more than $4,000 for ‘Bead for Life’ to help those in need

This semester, Mrs. Kim Brammer’s enrichment students have been studying global issues. One of the global issues they focused on was poverty.

As a service project to help those in need, the students researched and participated in the Bead for Life project.
The Bead for Life project began in 2004 when co-founders Torkin Wakefield and Ginny Jordan walked through a slum in Uganda, Africa. They noticed women making beads out

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Lawsuits against Catholic priests moving toward trial after delays

Lawsuits involving former Kansas City priests accused of molesting young men over the span of several decades, at church rectories and at a home at Lake Viking near Gallatin, are moving toward trial. 

Those lawsuits had been placed on hold pending a decision by the Missouri Supreme Court on whether too much time had passed for such cases to be filed. However, a ruling last year allowed many of the

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Deer harvest down

Deer totals for our county, the Northwest Region and the state dropped between this year and last, according to Daviess County Conservation Agent Alan Bradford. But neither the number of deer nor the number of hunters was the cause.

“It was just the warm weather, and we had a couple of days when it was windy,” said Agent Bradford. “Deer just hold tight when it’s those type of weather conditions.

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Thanksgiving can be every day

by Dr. Don Kuehle, United Methodist, Retired

We were all sitting around the table. The cooks had prepared a delicious balanced meal for us. I thought the food, and the service, was very good. Yet, as I listened, I heard some disturbing comments:
“This food isn’t as good as last time” …“They never give you enough” …“It could use some more seasoning” …“I didn’t care for the dessert.”
I guess

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Post Scripts: More of a viewing than a reading nation

by Joe Snyder

You might think that with the United States military fighting a protracted war in Iraq and a lively presidential campaign already gliding into headlines almost daily, Americans of all ages are wound up in current affairs and are consuming news like never before, right?
Sorry, not so, especially not teenagers and young adults according to a report last week by the John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Coonridge Digest: Bedraggled, befuddled, and noel-ed to a frazzle?

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.
You’ve been there. The last 20 minutes were an all-out battle for a parking space, and you ended up closer to home than to the store. 
Before you hit the doors the Christmas music engulfed you like a swarm of eggnog-infested gnats, and by the time you hit the first shopping aisle you were mad.
“Away in a manger, no crib for

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