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Heckenbach, Gardner receive promotions at Green Hills

Green Hills Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the internal promotion of two of its employees.

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St. Joseph man sentenced for dog fighting conspiracy

Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a St. Joseph, man was sentenced in federal court Feb. 22 for participating in a conspiracy to promote and participate in dog fights.

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Robert Bain 1929-2010

Graveside service and burial with military rites for Robert Bain were held Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Glaze Cemetery under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Memorial contributions may be made to Robert Bain Memorial Fund in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424.

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Ora Jameson 1914-2010

Funeral services for Ora Jameson were held Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany, with burial in the Grandview Cemetery.

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Albert Gentry 1921-2010

Funeral services for Albert Gentry will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the First Christian Church, Cameron. Arrangements are by Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.

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Gary Crossley Ford donates $9,000 to The Dream Factory

The Gary Crossley Ford dealership family chose to celebrate the holiday season a little differently this past year by donating $100 to The Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City for every new Ford car and truck they sold during the month of December 2009.

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City gets updated cost estimate on new water plant

Doug Schulte with Snyder & Associates presented an updated cost estimate on a new water treatment facility during the regular meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Feb. 22, at city hall. Options are being submitted as part of the city’s application to USDA, according to City Administrator Zac Johnson. He said the city is looking in the three to four million dollar range for the water plant.

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Students complete Safe Sitter Program at Wright Memorial Hospital

Ten students recently completed the Safe Sitter® Program sponsored by Wright Memorial Hospital on Feb. 6 and 13.

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St. Joseph man found with marijuana on I-35

On Feb. 23, a white Dodge Intrepid was stopped at the 61-mile marker on I-35 for a window tint violation. Sgt. M.A. Wilhoit detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

The driver, Mitchell Lee Wood of St. Joseph, advised the officer that he was on probation in Putnam County for distribution of a controlled substance. Sgt. Wilhoit explained to Wood that he could smell marijuana inside

Kansas City woman injured in accident on I-35

A Kansas City woman received moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at about 7:24 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, in Daviess County.

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Daviess County Courthouse News (2-24-2010)

County Commission

James Lewis, bridge supervisor, reported that they will make repairs as needed this week and pick up a trailer for the Local Emergency Planning Commission generator.

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Letter to the Editor – Deanna Lewis and Kay Sweat

Dear Editor:

The home delivered meals programs in Missouri need your help.

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The Coonridge Digest: Write your own obituary

by Freida Marie Crump

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Post Scripts: Time to reflect

by Joe Snyder

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Sixty b-b-b-bear it all at the Polar Bear Plunge

Sixty plungers raised $25,000 for Special Olympics athletes at the Third Annual Polar Bear Plunge held at Beach 1 at Lake Viking on Feb. 20.

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VFW recognized for highest membership in district, seeks recruits

Thomas J. Tradewell, Sr., commander-in-chief, recently congratulated local VFW Commander Ray Clevenger on having achieved the distinct honor of leading his Post to over 100% in membership for the 2009-2010 year.

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VFW Post 2172 presents Cub Scouts, leaders with plaque for patriotism

VFW Post 2172 attended the Cub Scout Blue and Gold ceremony held at the Gallatin Christian Church on Feb. 11.

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Resolution to reject farmland tax increase overwhelmingly approved

Missouri farmers will avoid a property tax increase on cropland with a concurrent resolution approved by the Missouri General Assembly.

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Attorney General says ‘odor is still a problem’ for PSF

In a packed Princeton gymnasium Monday night, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster faced a crowd estimated at over 1,200 persons – a crowd visibly and overwhelmingly "pro-PSF."

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Chester’s chicken opens at Dungy’s

Chester’s Chicken franchise opened at Dungy’s Supermarket in Gallatin on Feb. 17.

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Judge Elliott to seek Division II position

43rd Circuit Judge Brent Elliott of Stewartsville has announced he will seek election in Division II of the 43rd Judicial Circuit.

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At least three county races in the making

Yesterday marked the opening filing date for candidates running for office in the Aug. 3, 2010, primary election. The last day for filing is March 30.

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PSF meeting with Missouri Attorney General in Princeton Monday, Feb. 22

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster will be in Princeton on Monday night, Feb. 22 to discuss issues involving Premium Standard Farms. The meeting, organized by concerned citizens of the Princeton area, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Princeton Elementary School. In addition to the discussion, Koster will also answer questions.

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Longtime basketball official Jim Newman gets unusual “tip” of the hat at his final Gallatin games

Long-time basketball official Jim Newman called his final games at Gallatin High School Tuesday night, and received an unexpected surprise at the start of the girls game between Gallatin and Princeton.

Newman, who is retiring after 50 seasons (including 35 seasons as a college official) as one of the top basketball referees in the state, tossed the ball up for the opening tipoff and watched in amazement as all 10

Class 1 state pairings set for three Bulldog wrestlers

A district wrestling title proved to be elusive to the Gallatin Bulldogs, but three individual grapplers fought their way through the field to earn spots in this weekend’s Class 1 state tournament in Columbia.

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