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T.J. Butts 1939-2011

T.J. "Jack" Butts, 71, Kidder, died Jan. 22, 2011, at Cameron Regional Medical Center after a long battle with lung cancer.

A memorial service for T.J. Butts was held Monday, Jan. 24, at Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton. The body has been cremated. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Kingston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cameron Cancer Society or Cameron Regional Respiratory

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Juanita Burke 1921-2011

Funeral services for Juanita Burke will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Mt. Ayr Cemetery, Altamont. Memorials may be made to the Altamont United Methodist Church.

Juanita Burke, 89, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Daviess County Nursing & Rehab.

Juanita was born Nov.

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Letter to Editor about killing of cat by Maroon

Dear Editor,

I want to thank Catherine Alexander for submitting her opinion on the killing of the cat in Ray County.

I, too, was appalled by the shooting. Although it has been many years since I have lived in Daviess County, I grew up on a farm east of Coffey and know that domestic livestock is a farmer’s livelihood and has to be protected. However, that said, I also know

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Young, privileged…and a drag on society

by Zachary Parish

This article was written by the 18-year-old nephew of Shelia Bridgman of Gallatin. He is a freshman in college this year. Shelia said she wanted to share the article in hope that it might encourage some of our young people and parents to look back, evaluate the present, and consider where we are headed in the future as individuals and as a nation.

Meet my generation. We

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Post Scripts: Learn and Pass it On

by Joe Snyder

I have a book in my library entitled "Live and Learn and Pass It On." In my 92 plus years I have lived and learned a lot. I do have a hard time, though, remembering what day it is. This little book is about what people age five to 95 have discovered about life, love and other good stuff. You’ve heard about all my life and good

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The Poosey Digest: the teacher is to blame

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

Any teacher will tell you the same thing: No Child Left Behind is simply a code word for "The Teacher is to Blame." In a nutshell, by 2014 every student in the United States must be testing on a high level. They don’t have to be any smarter, just testing like they are. And no matter how the sweet frosting has been

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Michaels married 68 years — that’s where love comes in

Frank and Julia Michael will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary this year on Aug. 3. Both sets of parents advised them not to marry.

"I wasn’t the most financially fit man in the world to get married," said Frank. "That’s where love comes in."

Frank was born in Newtown in Sullivan County. He went to school there for four years. Then his family moved to Harris County where he graduated

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Honey, I’m home…for the first time

by Staff Sgt. Michael Longoria
Life after deployment can be rough and readjusting to life back home can take some time. For one airman deployed to Iraq, his return will be even a little more unique. He will come home to a completely different living arrangement than before he left.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas Rogers, service desk analyst with Contingency Operating Base Speicher’s direct support signal team, will

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Interim’s decision to terminate budget manager position called into question

Bob Gray, interim administrator of the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail, eliminated the position of budget manager from the payroll of the jail as of Jan. 21.

The budget manager for the jail since January 2007 has been David Tolen. Gray said Tolen was not fired for any wrongdoing on his part; the job was simply eliminated.

Gray said he had eliminated the position in keeping with policy that permitted the administrator

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