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Hickey graduates from basic training

Airman Paul V. Hickey graduated from Air Force Basic Training on Aug. 21 at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

At graduation he received the Warhawk Award for excellence in physical fitness. Airman Hickey will remain in Texas for the first phase of pararescue training.

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Reunions – 45th annual Michael-Cousins

The 45th annual Michael-Cousins family reunion was held Aug. 1, at the community building in Ravanna. Thirty-eight members of the Michael family were in attendance.

Frank and Julia Michael of Trenton opened the doors at 9 a.m. for the early birds to have coffee, visit and play cards. In keeping with a long held Michael tradition, lunch was served at 12 noon. An excellent meal catered by the FCCLA

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Vegetable tour to be held on Aug. 28

by Tim Baker, horticulture specialist

University of Missouri Extension and Iowa State University Extension will be conducting a vegetable tour on Friday, Aug. 28. This tour will take place in northern Harrison County, Mo., and southern Decatur County, Iowa.

There is no charge for the tour. Lunch will be provided, but you will need to register by Friday, Aug, 21, by calling the Buchanan County Extension Center at 816-279-1691 if

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Post Scripts: Thinking about Harry Truman

by Joe Snyder

Since I wrote about presidents last week I began thinking about our famous Missouri past President, Harry Truman. President Truman was a different kind of president. He probably made as many important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other presidents. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when

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Straight Talk with Sam: Co-ops new buzz word in Washington

by Congressman Sam Graves

If anyone should know about our democracy, it is Thomas Jefferson. The third President said, "In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." I agree on both counts.

In Washington they are not standing on principle, but instead focused on swimming with the current for political expediency. After months of hearing about how necessary a "public option" was

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Daviess County Nursing and Rehab hosts meeting for area health care providers

Area health care providers are invited to attend a meeting hosted by Daviess County Nursing and Rehab. "Trends in Compliance for Long Term Care," a continuing education unit, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Daviess County Library in Gallatin.

Speakers for the meeting will include Bill Young, J.D., Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human

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The Coonridge Digest: Walkin’ in circles

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

"People really do walk in circles." That was the verdict of Jan Souman of Germany’s Institute for Biological Cybernetics. Dr. Souman, an expert in multi-sensory perception, tracked the movements of teams of volunteers sent to the forests of Germany and the deserts of Tunisia.

When the sun or moon was out, the volunteers were able to walk in nearly a straight line,

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A view of the tour, up close and personal

The seven-day Tour of Missouri is set to begin on Labor Day weekend in St. Louis, Monday, Sept. 7. Rebecca Bell, a graduate of Gallatin High School, would like to be able to share her passion for pro cycling with the readership of the North Missourian. Rebecca plans to follow the race, attending Stages 5, 6, and 7 in person, and will be sending fan news and photos to the

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Pattonsburg moves toward owning factory building

The city of Pattonsburg has had some inquiries as to whether it would sell the factory building, according to minutes from the Aug. 12 meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

The aldermen asked the city clerk to get in contact with an appraiser to find out the current worth of the building before any decisions are made.

People have asked about buying the building before, but only recently has the

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