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Vipers average 18 runs per game while taking Father’s Day tourney title

The Northwest Vipers 8 & Under machine pitch baseball team battled the heat and a tough field of teams to win the Father’s Day Special hosted by Midwest Sports Productions and held last weekend in Basehor, Kan.

The Vipers outscored opponents, 54-12, in winning all three pool play games and advanced to the single elimination tournament as the top seed. There, they won a rematch with the Kansas Rockers, 19-7,

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Bulldogs get heads-up on summer football activities

Gallatin R-5 head football coach Jeff White offers the following schedule for summer football-related activities for junior high and high school athletes.

June 23, 30, 6 p.m. 7-on-7 league at Cameron High School (JV). Provide own transportation.

June 23,30, 6:30 p.m. 7-on-7 league at Trenton High School (Varsity). Provide own transportation.

July 7, 14, 6:30 p.m. 7-on-7 league at Trenton High School (Varsity). Provide own transportation.

July 11, 9 a.m.

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Princeton man injured in accident

A Princeton man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident that happened at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, in Mercer County, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway patrol.

Randy Mathews, 59, Princeton, and Timothy Baker, 61, Gallatin, were both southbound on Hwy. 65, one mile south of Princeton. Mr. Mathews was traveling on the southbound shoulder in a 1964 International tractor and attempted a left

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Blackburn hired full time at 9-1-1

During the regular meeting of the Daviess County Central 9-1-1 Board held on April 30, members agreed, due to the urgency of having a full staff, to have Supervisor Dana Carder hire an additional full time dispatcher, and to use in-house staff if possible. Brent Blackburn, who had been a part-time employee at 9-1-1, accepted the full-time position.

The decision came after a recent unexpected major illness and possible lengthy

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Sandra Alden attends MSBA’s leadership summit

Sandra Alden, a board member in the Gallatin R-5 School District, attended the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Leadership Summit held June 12-13 in Columbia.

The MSBA Leadership Summit is designed to equip school board members with the knowledge and skills they need to function as effective education leaders in their communities and as part of a statewide association.

Topics covered during the event included an update on federal stimulus money,

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Gallatin Girl Scouts graduate to next level

Several girls from Troop #8057 were advanced to the next level of scouting in a recent awards and bridging ceremony held at the Altamont United Methodist Church on May 17.

The girls were also recognized for their achievements for the last year. Pictured left to right, front row; Shaunessy Eaton, Ivee Slaughter, Theresa France, Madison Burnett, Brittney Ryan, Anna Millsap, Jacklyn Maize; back row: Avery France and Briar Roll. Leaders

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Post Scripts: Newspapers face serious challenges

by Joe Snyder

In the past two years the newspaper industry has faced serious financial challenges. The economic meltdown and the advertising recession have hit our industry hard. However, make no mistake about the news media – print and digital – remains strong and will emerge from the environment an even stronger multi-platform force.

Here is the truth about the condition of newspapers today:

Myth: No one reads newspapers anymore.

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The Coonridge Digest: Cash for Clunkers?

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

"Freida, what’s this pile of luggage on the porch?"

"Those are yours, Herb. Your clothing, work boots, Preparation H, and denture cleanser… the sum total of your life."

"Any reason why you’ve taken all my earthly possessions and moved them outdoors?"

"It’s my patriotic duty. I couldn’t find your fishing pole. Is it in the truck?"

"Freida, what’s goin’ on?"

"Cash for

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Local crackdown on drunk driving July 3-5

Law enforcement officers across Missouri will be cracking down on drunk driving with increased enforcement July 3-5.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in this effort.

"It’s never worth the risk to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers could lose their licenses, pay large fines, or worst of all, cause a tragic loss of life," said Sheriff Ben Becerra.

In 2007, 243 people died

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