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Charles Savage

Graveside services for Charles Savage were held at April 26 at the Savage Cemetery, Pattonsburg.

Cremation took place at an earlier date. Memorial donations may be made to the Savage Cemetery Fund, Farmers Bank of North Missouri, Gallatin.

Charles Eugene Savage, Jr., died at his home in Excelsior Springs on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, after a brief bout with cancer.

He was born April 3, 1940, at Pattonsburg, to Eugene

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William Gibson

Funeral services for William Gibson were held April 26 at Bram-Turner Funeral Home in Maysville, with burial in Lake Viking Cemetery.

William "Bill" Olen Gibson, 73, died April 23, 2009, at Sunset Home at Maysville.

Mr. Gibson was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Fairfax, to John and Twyla Larraine (Williams) Gibson.

Mr. Gibson was a lifelong resident of DeKalb County, where he farmed with his family.

He was preceded in

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Clarence Lear

Clarence William Lear, 79, formerly of Pattonsburg, now of Charlotte, N.C., passed away at his home April 22.

His funeral was Monday, April 27, at Charlotte.

He was the son of Albert and Bessie Lear, formerly of Old Pattonsburg. He graduated from Pattonsburg High School in 1947.

His wife of 50 years, Annie, preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Greg Lear and family, and a daughter, Pam Amato

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Laura Clapham

A memorial service for Laura Clapham will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice.

Laura Bell Clapham, 86, Roy, formerly of the Ravanna and Gilman City area, died on Wednesday, April 22, 2009.
Mrs. Clapham was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Joseph

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Weeds are long-standing enemies of gardeners

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist

In my last column, I discussed watering, which is a critical management practice for successful gardening. This time, I would like to cover weed control.

Weeds are the long-standing enemies of all gardeners. A lot of time and effort can be spent fighting weeds. If they are not controlled, they will compete with your crop for water and nutrients. Many weeds also harbor

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Post Scripts: Illegal immigrant logic?

by Joe Snyder

This is an interview with an illegal Mexican at a protest march in Texas, taken by a newsman, Jim Moore, in downtown Houston. It is a good example of circular logic.

Reporter: "Juan I see you and other protesters are marching in the streets to demonstrate for your cause. What is your cause and what do you expect to accomplish by this."

Juan: "We want our rights.

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The Coonridge Digest: Nothing ever ends these days

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

A quick test of age. Have you ever asked the question "What’s on the other channel?" Yes, there are still a couple of fossils among us who remember when most folks had the choice of two television stations and you watched them until 10:30 when the droning hum of the test pattern would come on. Does anyone under 40 even know what

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MDA sets hearing for May 28 to establish payout plan

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has set an administrative hearing for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at the Gallatin High School to establish a payout plan for distributing the proceeds of bonds to farmers who lost money when the Gallatin Grain Company went out of business.

The Gallatin Grain Company warehouse bond is $184,000; the dealer’s bond is $223,000.

The MDA accepted 90-100 claims against Gallatin Grain Company, which

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Green Hills Martial Arts hosts personal safety class

Green Hills Martial Arts of Gallatin, owned by Tim and Linda Dunaway, will present a free community seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, at 609 B Lana Drive (behind Burger King) in Cameron.

Pro*T.E.C.T. (Teens Empowered to Combat Threats) is a specially designed program for teenage girls and young women who are graduating from high school and leaving the familiarity of their local community.

Many personal

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