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House fire ruins bedroom, causes smoke damage

Jason Smith and Amanda Shubert were home at around 4:30 p.m. on May 22, when an electrical fire broke out in the bedroom closet of their house located on South Clay in Gallatin.

It took firefighters from the Gallatin Fire Protection District about 19 minutes to get the blaze under control and the 13 firefighters remained on scene for another 90 minutes to do clean up and salvage, according to

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Clover Kid camp held at Hundley-Whaley Discovery Center

Seventeen University of Missouri Extension 4-H Clover Kids from Daviess, Gentry and Harrison Counties spent May 1, at the Hundley-Whaley Discovery Center and Research Farm in Albany. The youth were participants in a Clover Kid camp focused on a theme of "As Green As It Gets."

The youth experienced fun activities that varied from painting their camp shirts and making environmentally themed crafts to nature walks and learning about entomology.

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Jub Tomlinson remembers attack on Pearl Harbor — he was there when it happened

John (Jub) Tomlinson of Gallatin was an 18-year-old sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Island was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.

"We were allowed to sleep in on Sunday morning," he said. "Most everybody was up. I was awake, getting ready to get up."

Jub was going to submarine school on the naval base. He was attached to the U.S.S. Oklahoma anchored in the fleet in harbor, but he

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Biggs Osborn gets community fired up for Special Olympics

Biggs Osborn of Gallatin lit the torch for the 25th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics during a ceremony held on the Daviess County Courthouse lawn on May 24. Biggs is pictured in the center, flanked by Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra and Gallatin Mayor Barb Ballew.

 Mayor Ballew read a proclamation. Tim Global, regent coordinator of the Northwest Area for Special Olympics for the torch

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Three long-time educators retire from Gallatin R-5

Gallatin staff held a "roast" to recognize the retirement of three of its long-time educators on May 24. Fifth grade teacher Sherri Golden has spent all 30 years of her career at Gallatin. Superintendent James Ruse has been in education for 36 years, with 20 of those at Gallatin. Barbara Youtsey, Title Reading teacher, has been in education for 29 years, with two of those years spent at Gilman City.

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Birthday party for Edith McClung

A birthday party for Edith McClung will be held with an open house between 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, in the community room of the Daviess County Library in Gallatin. Cards only, please. Edith will celebrate her 90th birthday.

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Rogers-White married on May 15

Nicholas Rogers and Kayla White were united in marriage on May 15 at Ft. Leonard Wood.

The wedding mass was celebrated by Nick’s brother, Father Vince Rogers. Nick is a 2007 graduate of Gallatin High School and is a senior airman in the Air Force, stationed at Scott Air Force Base near St. Louis. He is the son of Steve and Madelynn Adkison of Jameson. Kayla is a 2007 graduate

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Weldon-Wardell to wed on June 26

Andrew Charles Weldon of Gallatin and Amy Marie Wardell of Warrensburg plan to wed on June 26 at the Missouri State Fair Grounds in Sedalia.

Andrew is the son of Mary Ann and Kenneth King of Gallatin. He is a 2000 graduate of Gallatin, and received his bachelor of music education from Missouri State University in 2004. Andrew currently works at Leeton High School in Leeton as a band director.

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Chief Richards explains bicycle safety to kindergarten class

Chief Richards, of the Gallatin Police Department, shared with the C.D.S.E. kindergarten students in Gallatin on May 20 about bicycle safety.

He brought his police bicycle to show the students and explained all of the safety equipment on it. Chief Richards stressed the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet and showed a demonstration of what happens to a small melon when dropped on the floor with no buffer provided. The

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