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Make a S.M.A.R.T. goal to be physically active

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

With the new year comes a clean slate on which to write a new set of goals. This year why not try making a S.M.A.R.T. goal to be physically active? The current recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association for aerobic activity for healthy adults under age 65 are straightforward. Get at least 150 minutes

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Jynette Danessa Ripple

Jason and Virginia Ripple of Maryville announce the birth of their daughter, Jynette Danessa, born at 1:36 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27.

Jynette weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Paternal grandparents are Rick and Marilyn Ripple of Gallatin. Paternal great-grandfather is Bernard Ripple of Independence. Paternal great-grandmother is Blanche Sibbit of Trenton.

Maternal grandparents are Fred and Carol Peters of Maryville.

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Micheners celebrate 25th anniversary

Tim and Karla Michener celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 23.

They were married in Rockford, Iowa. They have three children: Allie Wallace, Emily, and Levi. They moved to Gallatin in 1999. Tim works in Overland Park, Kan., and Karla owns Learning Time Preschool in Gallatin.

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Several injured in three separate accidents in county

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at about 1:53 p.m. on Dec. 29.

According to a report by the highway patrol Angela Ruch, 31,Winston, was eastbound on Route C at 2nd Street in New Pattonsburg. She failed to yield when turning left and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Whitney Sperry, 18, Kansas City.

A passenger in the 1990 Ford pickup driven by Ms. Ruch,

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Wright Memorial Hospital files letter of intent for Certificate of Need

Wright Memorial Hospital, a member of the Saint Luke’s Health System, has filed a letter of intent for a Certificate of Need with the State of Missouri to replace its present facility.

A final decision by the Trustee of the Dr. J.B. Wright Charitable Trust, which owns Wright

Memorial, in collaboration with the local board of trustees and the Saint Luke’s Health System,

is pending the results of a comprehensive

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The year 2008 in review


Andrean Warner takes over ownership of Sandman Motel;

Pattonsburg R-2 looks into security cameras for the school. Federal disaster aid and FSA disaster loans available to area struck by winter storms; Jamie Lunsford, gives commencement speech at MU; First ever Outdoor Classic held at Chillicothe; Conservation Agent Alan Bradford cautions about illegal use of pesticides; Theatre League renovations continue. Police Chief Richards submits bids on vehicles to replace Crown

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Fire destroys Gilman City home

An early morning fire on Monday, Dec. 29, destroyed the home occupied by Larrie and Lita Terry, located south of Gilman City on Cedar Avenue.

Also at the home was a daughter, Sarah Moore, and her daughter, Hillarie. Sarah and Hillarie were staying there because the pipes in their own home had frozen. A son, Eslie Terry, lives in the home but was on his way to work the night

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$100,000 grant approved for rewiring of courthouse

Notice has been received from the Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office, of a $100,000 grant awarded to Daviess County for an upgrade of the electrical system in the courthouse.

The upgrade will completely rewire the courthouse. The grant was written by Lance Rains of the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission.

The original engineering study from a year ago estimated a cost of $240,000 for the project. The

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Straight Talk with Sam: A Merry Christmas to all

by Congressman Sam Graves

All across northwest Missouri and across the country, families and friends will gather to celebrate Christmas. It is a time of rest and relaxation, a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. As you go to your Christmas celebrations, do not forget the sacrifices of our soldiers who are defending our freedoms so that we can spend this holiday

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