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Lake plans auction to help finance project

Lake Viking is getting serious about adding a restaurant onto the lake’s clubhouse.

The lake’s board of directors is conducting a silent auction on three prime lakefront properties with sale proceeds to be used to help finance a restaurant project.

The silent auction on Lots 59, 227 and 237 runs through July 31. Winning bids will be announced at the Aug. 10 board meeting.

A minimum bid for each lot

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Camp dates set for local basketball girls

Gallatin R-5 girls basketball coach Rick Lin has set dates for upcoming basketball camps for girls in grades 4 through 12.

A camp for girls entering grades 9 through 12 will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. daily, July 14-18. A camp for girls entering grades 4 through 8 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., July 14-18.

Basketball camps will be held in the high school gym.

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Straight talk with Sam: Congress needs to tighten its belt

by 6th District Congressman Sam Graves

Middle of the night earmarks and tax increases seem to be Congress’s answer to every problem. In the Farm Bill, a bill that is supposed to deal with agriculture, Nancy Pelosi managed to slip in $170 million for salmon recovery. In the bill to renew the Wind Production Tax Credits, House

Leadership managed to include a $1.6 billion tax break for trial lawyers.

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Good ol’ summertime

by Dr. Don Kuehle

"Summertime – and the livin’ is easy; Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high" – So wrote George Gershwin.

I remember summertime! I grew up on a farm – and the livin’ was not easy! I remember summertime! Cultivating acres of corn. Cutting wheat with a binder and putting the bundles of wheat into shocks; later, threshing the wheat and hauling the grain to the

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Family Daze: cat personality test

by Debbie Farmer

As far as the animal world goes, most people can be divided into two groups: cat people and dog people. And, naturally, everyone has their own opinion about which category is best. For instance we all know that Dog People are considered well-rounded, practical, down-to-earth types, while Cat People are known to be a bit — ahem — bizarre (but in a good way). One guess as

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MOFB Cut to the Chase: Food for Thought: The Role of Oil Prices on Food, Fuel and Agricultural

by Dan Cassidy

American farmers are on the defensive. Despite the fact that two percent of our population produces the world’s safest and most abundant food supply, farmers now find themselves being lambasted for rising food and fuel prices.

It is somewhat ironic that not long ago U.S. farmers were admonished for producing too much and relying too heavily on new production technologies. Agriculture remains dependent on oil in many

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The Coonridge Digest: Enjoy ‘Stay-cation’

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

The Stay-Cation. I like the term. Unlike the Happy Meal and Smuckers, it’s a name that actually means what it says. In this summer’s shock of mortgage-busting gasoline prices and the hassle of travel, some folks are choosing to forgo the faraway destinations and take a break closer to home.

The American Automobile Association said that the average North American vacation will

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Capital Report: Protecting Our 2nd Amendment Rights

by Brad Lager

As we approach the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I am reminded of the importance of our Constitution and the freedoms and rights provided to us under this document. One of the most treasured rights that we hold in America is the right to bear arms. Although this right has continually come under attack from gun-control advocates, millions of Americans continue to

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Post Scripts: Change horse breeding

by Joe Snyder

I have had a high degree of affection for horses ever since I was drafted and assigned to the Second Cavalry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, early in World War 2. At that time the only place I had even seen a horse close-up was when a delivery wagon went by our house on the east side in Kansas City.

There was something about that horse that

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