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Frank T. Smith

1929-2008

Gallatin, MO. Frank Smith 78 passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008 at the Lake Viking Health Care Center in Gallatin. Services was held Tuesday, April 29 at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Family visitation was one hour prior to the service. Interment was in the Winston Cemetery near Winston. Memorial contributions may be made to the: Regional Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Frank was born December

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Daviess County Courthouse News (4-30-08) – Lengthy Law Day proceedings

The courthouse will be closed on Thursday, May 8, in observance of Truman’s birthday.

County Commission

James Lewis, bridge supervisor, met with the commission. The biennial bridge inspection reports from the state were reviewed. Letters will be sent to the townships where dirt and gravel need to be removed from the decks. Brush will be removed where necessary. Other repairs will be evaluated. Thirty-six bridges were removed from our inventory

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We the People Grant awarded Daviess County Library

Daviess County Library awarded We the People Bookshelf Collection from National Endowment for the Humanities

Daviess County Library is one of 3,000 libraries across the country selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to received free hardcover editions of 17 classic books from the first We the People Bookshelf. The theme of this year’s bookshelf is "Created Equal."

The award is part

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Gallatin Rotary recognize Rains, Wilson as Paul Harris Fellows

During the regular Tuesday meeting, at Cycles restaurant, the Gallatin Rotary Club recognized Reta Rains and David Wilson as the club’s 2008 Paul Harris Fellows.

The ceremony presented a Rotary certificate, medallion and special pin to Reta. David was unable to attend the meeting and will receive his award subsequently. The Paul Harris Fellow Award, named after the founder of Rotary, has always held great significance in the Rotary organization

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Brian D. McCrary among the heroes of 2007

Trooper Brian D. McCrary, Troop A, a graduate of Jameson High School, received a "Lifesaving Citation" during the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 18th annual awards banquet held on April 19 in Columbia.

Trooper Brian D. McCrary’s immediate response to the scene of a fire and decisive actions saved the lives of two people.

On April 12, 2007, Trooper McCrary was asleep at his previous residence in Johnson County, when he

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City discusses prospect of building new water plant

Steve Reid discussed last week’s DNR inspection of the water plant with the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their regular meeting held Monday, April 28.

He advised that the water plant is in need of some major upgrades to remain DNR compliant, and that the board needs to consider starting the process of constructing a new plant.

Doug Schulte with Snyder & Associates recommended that a Preliminary Engineering Report be

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Family Daze: Store club cards

by Debbie Farmer

I’ve known this forever, but it hit me the other day in a new way: My grocery store club card is recording my every purchase. Again, I knew that, but suddenly it’s occurred to me that somewhere in a corporate office, marketing analysts are staring at a screen full of my personal consumer information and thinking, "My God, this woman sure can’t cook."

Normally I’m not a

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MOFB’s “Cut to the Chase”: The perfect cash crop

by Denny Banister

Corn, soybeans and wheat are good cash crops, but imagine a crop that’s easy to grow, requires little water, thrives in adverse conditions, replants itself and flourishes in spite of weeds. On top of that, all parts of this plant can be marketed – the flowers, leaves and roots. But wait, there is more.

The first harvest is in early spring – no waiting until fall for

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Post Scripts: Drug costs – a growing problem for all

 by Joe Snyder

It doesn’t take a health expert, or a health care policy holder, to recognize that something is terrible wrong when patients have to pay thousands (yes) a month for drugs that they require to maintain and sustain their health – and hopefully, possibly save their lives. Our sleepy Congress needs to determine why this is happening and what can be done about it

The plight and experience

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