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Post Scripts: Restoration repairs for the USS Missouri

by Joe Snyder

Excuse me for reminiscing once again, but what is an old man to do but relish events of the past since many of today’s happenings aren’t too exciting and barely qualified as historical highlights. Of course some people wouldn’t agree with me on this.

I notice that the famous Battleship USS Missouri is scheduled to be taken out of Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor in a couple

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Good Thinking: October is a lady

by Dr. Don Kuehle

October is a beautiful lady. She invites us to visit awhile, to learn from her the secrets of the good life.

"O suns and skies and clouds of June; and flowers of June together.

Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather."

… Helen Hunt Jackson

October reminds us that there is bounteous beauty in the world, if only we would take the time

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The Coonridge Digest: Keep on singing

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

Balloons and balloons and balloons. That’s the way my friend described the scene in St. Louis’s Forest Park last week for the great balloon launch.

Purina had provided a Children’s Entertainment area, concession stands were dolling out every conceivable munchable, and a small cadre of local bands held forth on the makeshift stage. She said that it was one sunlit, buoyant slice

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Letter to the Editor – Janet Selby

Dear Editor,

Where was Judy Tate when the widows of car dealers were riding in the Chautauqua parade?

The Gallatin Motor Company represented by three generations, Joe Tate, Hubert Tate and Steve Tate, was the longest existing dealership in Daviess County, having been in business for 65 years.

They had the largest payroll and the largest number of employees — all local people — in the county, unless maybe the

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Letter to the Editor – Speed Nixon

Dear Editor,

I have resigned from the City Council effective Aug. 25. I have had some stress related medical issues from the past resurface that I do not want to have to deal with again.

I sincerely apologize for not fulfilling my obligations to the community. I would like to say that the time I spent with the Mayor, other Council members and the City employees has been an eye

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Alderman Nixon resigns; water plant finance eyed

After discussion, the Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted the resignation of Ed Nixon as west ward alderman during their regular meeting held Sept. 14. Mr. Nixon’s reasons for resigning are cited in a letter to the editor.

In other business, the board carried a motion to sign a contingency form with McLiney & Co. to investigate financing options for a new water plant.

Jason Mercer, water plant operator, discussed issues

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Harvest has begun

Corn dent is 95% complete while 68% of the corn is mature, four days ahead of last year but 15 days behind a normal of 88%, according to the Missouri Field Office report compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

By the week ending Sept. 27, corn harvested is 19 % complete, two days ahead of last year but 19 days behind the normal of 51%. Soybeans turning color is

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Champ is just ducky for Searcy Elementary

Champ, Gallatin’s entry in the 2009 edition of Ducks on Parade, is on public display at BTC Bank in Gallatin and will waddle over to Farmers Bank later in the month, until he is sold at auction in November.

Vilma Holt, a sixth grade teacher at Searcy Elementary, is the artist who created and decorated Champ. She has asked that auction proceeds go to Gallatin’s Covel D. Searcy Elementary School.

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2009 GHS Royalty

Levi Michener and Shelby Chadwick reigned as GHS 2009 Homecoming King and Queen during festivities.

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