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Carders celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Carder of Gallatin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 5. Mrs. Carder is the former Sherry Lee McCrary. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Gallatin by Rev. Orval Hammon on Aug. 5, 1960.

They are the parents of four children, Tamera and Gary James of Gallatin; Timothy and Dana Carder of Gallatin; Tania and Kelly Beck of Gallatin; and Titus

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Access II celebrates the 20th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act with signing of proclamation

Access II Independent Living Center held lunch and activities on July 26 at the Daviess County Courthouse in Gallatin. Mayor Barb Ballew signed a proclamation in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Access II staff members are pictured, left to right, Tammy Pence, Deanna Brown, Vicki Corwin, Vicki Tolen, Staci Hamilton, Heather Swymeler, Mayor Barb Ballew, Jennifer Wynne, Amanda Huffman, Judy

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Card shower for Letha Shipers

Letha Shipers will be 89 years old on Aug. 8. Please send cards to her at 501 Chestnut, Apt. 8, Pattonsburg, Mo. 64670.

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Jamesport livestock show coming soon

Jamesport Junior Livestock Show and Fair is set for July 29, 30 and 31 at the city park. There will be livestock exhibits, baby show, FFA barbecue, parade, children’s games, pet show, and ice cream supper.

Everyone is invited to attend the fair and support the FFA members, 4-H members, the fair borad and Lions club.

The schedule is as follows: Thursday, July 29: 8 a.m. sheep in place; 9

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Post Scripts: Presidential anecdotes

by Joe Snyder

Another birthday book tells of presidential anecdotes and I’d like to share some of them with you. This may be a bit of history you didn’t know.

GEORGE WASHINGTON, president from 1787-1797

A man named Potts happened to pass through the countryside while Washington was there with the American army encamped in Valley Forge. As he went by the headquarters he heard a man’s voice speaking in

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The Poosey Digest: Heaven with an oatmeal cookie thrown in

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

Standing somewhere on the fifth deck of our ship, watching the magnificence of glaciers, whales, and sunsets waft by me, a traveling companion sidled up to the rail and simply said, "You know, Freida, sometimes I think God is just showing off."

I agreed. It seems sometimes that although the Lord does pretty well in the common everyday occurrences of our being,

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Letter to the Editor – Danny Heldenbrand regarding Access II building purchase

Dear Editor: I would like to comment on the article in last week’s paper regarding Access II purchasing the building in the business park.

Access II started operation in the early 90’s and its office was located in the courthouse, which was provided rent and utilities free. The office next moved to the old PJ’s restaurant building located on South Main. When the Lincoln Health Care Group rented the Daviess

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Letter to the Editor – Heather Swymeler regarding Access II building purchase

Dear Editor: Access II has plans to develop new programs and grow the services provided to our consumers. The new location and acreage will allow us to do this. We are planning to host many outdoor community activities, have community meeting rooms, raised garden beds, and are researching additional programs to implement.

Access II receives an Independent Living State Grant each year which amounts to 16.5% of our annual operating

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Letter to the Editor – Jamie Lowrey regarding Premium Standard Farms

Dear Editor: In the past week, Premium Standard Farms (PSF) filed an aggressive two-year schedule with the Jackson County Circuit Court to implement Next Generation Technology the Expert Panel approved in May. I am asking community members to send letters to Governor Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster requesting their support of PSF’s schedule and to extend the Consent Decree.

PSF has worked hard over the last 10 years

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