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Daviess County Courthouse News (11-25-2009) – Jury finds KC man guilty of Pattonsburg armed robbery

 

In a jury trial Nov. 23-24, before Judge James Valbracht, Michael L. Gasperino of Kansas City was found guilty on all counts, in connection with an armed residential robbery on April 30, 2009, at Pattonsburg.

Gasperino was tried for two counts of first degree robbery; two counts of first degree burglary; four counts of kidnaping; one count of assault in the second degree; and two counts of armed criminal action.

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Winston Elementary students selected for TIP

Three Winston Elementary students have qualified to participate in the Duke TIP program. Pictured left to right are Craig Lewis, Delilah Gadd and Ashley Noel.

In order to qualify, fourth and fifth grade students must score at or above the 95th percentile on a nationally normed test. Students who participate are formally recognized, praised for their performance, and sent a clear message that continuing to develop their intelligence can be

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Births – Tymber Chevelle Anderson b. Nov. 23, 2009

Tonia and Aaron Anderson are proud to announce the birth of a son, Tymber Chevelle Anderson, born at 9:53 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Tymber weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 ½ inches long. He has four siblings, Logan MacNaughton, Garret MacNaughton, Brent Anderson, and Katelyn Campbell.

Maternal grandparents are the late Travis Smith and Vicki Smith, Blue Mountain, Miss., Dennis Denton,

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Vera Warden 1909-2009

Arrangements are pending at McWillaims Funeral Home in Gallatin for Vera Warden.

Vera Warden, 100, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at her home.

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The Coonridge Digest: A world filled with movers, shakers and dreamers

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

Pity poor Ben Franklin. He invented the lighting rod as a boon to mankind. There’s no worse way to wake up in the middle of the night than to find your roof aflame.

But, times being what they were (and continue to be), he was attacked by many church leaders for having invented a weapon of the devil. The religious wags of

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Letter to the Editor – James D. Lee

Dear Editor,

I recently submitted a letter expressing my frustration with my hearing aid. While my frustration was very real, airing it in public was wrong headed and not well thought out.

On a subsequent visit with the hearing aid representative, he said he was disappointed that I had not spoken with him first. He was absolutely right in that respect and I offer he and his associates a sincere

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Letter to the Editor – Justyn L. Graham

Dear Editor:

The Reader’s Digest is not the only publication that has "articles of lasting interest!" Joe Snyder’s writings rival those in the widely published magazine.

Although my experiences in the military were not as dramatic as the one Joe described (My Life Saved), I believe that there was more than "dumb luck" operating in my life. Events came to fruition that had roots in prior years. Thank you for

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Post Scripts: Thanksgiving

by Joe Snyder

As a part of George Washington’s proclamation of the first National Thanksgiving, he proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789, to be devoted by the people of the United States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble

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Superintendent James Ruse announces retirement

Gallatin R-5 Superintendent James Ruse announced his retirement at the regular meeting of the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education held Nov. 19. He will not seek another contract. His time will be concluded June 30, minus vacation.

Mr. Ruse has served as superintendent at Gallatin for the past 20 years. He told the board it was time to move on to another part of his life.

"I am indebted and

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