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Post Scripts: Remember their sacrifice this Memorial Day

by Joe Snyder

As long as most of us can remember, people have spent Memorial Day honoring loved ones and especially those who have served our country, and particularly those who have died as a result of enemy action.

It seems that mankind never learns – no matter how many battles and wars are fought, no matter how many young lives are lost because leaders and nations refuse to get

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The Poosey Digest: Remembering graduation…or not

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

The only thing I can remember about my graduation is the way my cotton commencement gown stuck to the back of my sweaty legs when I rose to get my diploma. Then when I turned my head for mom’s camera the tassels slapped across my moist forehead and remained there in what resembled a map of the tributaries of the Missouri River.

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Ladies Auxiliary will be handing out poppies

Memorial Day is right around the corner on Monday, May 31, and as usual the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post #2172 in Gallatin will be at the four-way stop at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, to accept donations as they pass out Buddy Poppies.

The poppy symbolizes the "true meaning of Memorial Day — to honor the dead by helping the living."

This is the only fund-raiser for

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FEC 72nd annual meeting set for June 8

The 72nd Annual Meeting of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative will be held Tuesday, June 8, at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe. Registration for the meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Board President Ron Cornett, Pattonsburg, will call the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

"We will be doing something different this year just prior to the business meeting," said Mike Sanders, FEC’s chief executive officer. "Beginning at

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VFW Memorial Day ceremony

Memorial Day is the day the community gathers to recognize and remember those who gave their lives defending our nation. VFW Frank Frazier 2172 and the American Legion will hold Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 31, at Hillcrest Cemetery, northwest of Gallatin. Ladies Auxiliary, boy scouts and girl scouts will assist. Incoming superintendent for Gallatin High School Dennis Croy will be the guest speaker.

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City addresses street projects for summer, hires extra help

Teddy Holcomb asked to hire a seasonal person for summer help in the street department and discussed bids on the hot mix project for this summer during the regular meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held May 24. After returning from an executive session, the board agreed to hire two seasonal employees for the summer of 2010.

Public comments were made regarding an issue with an electric meter and

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Pauline Bridgman 1924-2010

Funeral services for Pauline Bridgman were held Sunday, May 23, at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Burial was at Cope Cemetery near Weatherby. Memorials may be made to the Fairview Community Church or Cope Cemetery.

Pauline Bridgman, 85, Gallatin, died Thursday, May 20, 2010.
Pauline was born to Luther and Florence (Williamson) Morrison, one of four sisters.

She married Vern Bridgman in 1942 in Yuma, Ariz., prior to his leaving

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Winston preschoolers graduates 16

Winston Elementary Title 1 Preschool celebrated the end of the year with their annual graduation on May 11. This year’s class had 16 graduates. Pictured, left to right, are front row, Spencer Pliley, Zackary Dawson, Alyssa Allie, Chase Short, Jacob Muessig, Kory Parker, Taige Caldwell, Emily Waln; back row, Thomas Robinson, Karlee Goll, Robyn Huffman, Destiny West, Lilyenne Simecek, Kortny Estes, Reagan Wollman and Hailey West.

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Winston reading program celebrated with carnival

Winston Elementary celebrated its year-long reading program with an AR cARnival Paradise on May 7.

Throughout the year students have been reading books and earning carnival tickets. The highlight of the evening was having the three top readers, Gillian Heldenbrand, fifth grade; Abigail Robinson, third grade and Jacob Uthe, kindergarten, throw a cream pie in the face of the fifth grade teacher, Ms. Gaunt; Superintendent Mr. Robinson and Elementary

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