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Nellie Osborn – 1924-2010

Funeral service for Nellie Osborn wase held Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the First Baptist Church, Trenton. Burial was in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Trenton, Baptist Home of Chillicothe andor Hedrick Medical Center Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com.

Nellie Mae Osborn, 86, Chillicothe, formerly of Trenton, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at the Baptist Home in Chillicothe.

She

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Fredrick “Freddie” L. Ballard – 1927-2010

Funeral services for Frederick "Freddie" Ballard will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. Friends may call from 12:30 until 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Gallatin. Online condolences may be left at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are under the direction of the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.

Fredrick "Freddie" L. Ballard, age 83, passed

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Florella Jane (Flo) Wycoff – 1925-2010

Mrs. Florella (Haden) Wycoff, 85, ended her long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and shorter battle with terminal cancer Friday evening, Aug. 20, 2010 and went to be with her Redeemer. She was a patient at the Presbyterian Manor Nursing facility in Kansas City, Kan., at the time of her passing.

Flo was born in Springfield, Mo., on June 26, 1925 to James and M. Marie (Walsworth) Haden. Her family moved

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Louise R. Bayne – 1919-2010

Louise R. Bayne, 91, Coffey, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 in St. Joseph, Mo.

She was born May 30, 1919 in McFall, Mo., the daughter of Russell and Alta (Rice) Heath.

On June 19, 1939, she married Lowell Bayne in Bethany, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1986.

Louise was a housewife and had worked for a short time at the Pattonsburg Cap Factory. She did lots of

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Straight Talk by Congressman Sam Graves: The cost of government

This past Thursday was "Cost of Government Day." Each year, the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation and the Center for Fiscal Accountability calculate the day on which the average American has earned enough gross income to pay off his or her share of the spending and regulatory burdens imposed by government at the federal, state and local levels.

This year, working people will have to toil for 231 days just

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Post Scripts by Joe Snyder: Live & Learn

As I’ve grown older, I learn new things I should have learned a long time ago and I am still learning something new each day.

As a child I learned that my dad and mom knew a lot more than I did. I learned that the tooth fairy doesn’t always come. Sometimes he’s broke. When I turned 12 I learned that my parents were very hard to live with. I

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Poosey Digest: Pothole-ian gravel grovel by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

No matter how nice the White House bedroom may be, and in spite of the luxury of being able to fly around the world in Air Force One without taking your shoes off at every airport, you’ve got to pity any U.S. president… at least a little.

There’s no standard handbook on what it’s like to become our chief executive and if one president learns anything

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MOFB’s “Cut to the Chase” by Aimee Gutshall: It’s not about puppies

I always felt comfortable at the University of Missouri campus until last semester when the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) sent petitioners to Lowry Mall, a major gathering spot for students.

I was heading to class through Lowry Mall when a petitioner asked me if I liked dogs and cats. "Yes," I replied. He then proceeded to ask me if I liked the poor animals getting abused and,

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Kruse cites opposition to elk plan and asks governor to reconsider support

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is proposing a new plan to stock elk in the Ozarks. Stocking elk in the region was proposed 10 years ago but dropped after strong concerns were raised by the public, legislators and organizations like Missouri Farm Bureau over liability, animal health and habitat issues.

In a letter to Governor Jay Nixon, Missouri Farm Bureau President Charles Kruse urged the governor to reconsider his

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