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The Daviess County Collector of Revenue announces properties for sale due to unpaid taxes.

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Linn County sighting confirmed to be a mountain lion

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) confirmed a mountain lion sighting in southern Linn County along the border of Chariton County.

A landowner in the area contacted the MDC on Feb. 15 with two photos of a mountain lion taken Dec. 29 by a trail camera on his property.

"The photo is clearly of a mountain lion and we have confirmed the location," said Jeff Beringer, resource scientist with the

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Memorials placed in county library

The following memorial donations have been placed in the Daviess County Library.

Donita Little donated two books in memory of Fallis Froman, "The Missouri Connection: Profiles of the Famous and Infamous" by Phyllis Appel and "Fix-It and Forget-it Christmas Cookbook, 600 Slow Cooker Holiday Recipes" by Phyllis Pellman Good.

Olin and Janice Vanderslice donated the following children’s books to the collection; "Noah Webster, Weaver of Words" by Pegi Dietz Shea,

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GHCAA has new hours

Effective Feb. 22, the Green Hills Community Action Agency Daviess County Service Center, located in Gallatin, will begin new hours of operation.

The Service Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clients with questions are urged to contact GHCAA by calling 877-611-7600.

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Gallatin school board hears February report

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education met in regular session on Feb. 17, in the high school library.

Present were board members Tim Bradford, Trent Dowell, Bill Irby, Sandra Alden, Jesse Bird and Brice Terry. Donnie Smith was absent. Also attending were Superintendent Dennis Croy, Principals Chris Elbert and Toni Cox, Assistant Principal Rick Lin, Board Secretary Lynda Swopes, Priscilla Whitt and Tim Tadlock. Teacher representatives Tara Burns, Lena Ishmael,

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Blood drive at Mennonite school

A community blood drive will be held between 2-8 p.m. in the Mennonite school gym on Tuesday, March 1.

Sixteen-year-olds are eligible to donate blood with parental consent. Photo identification and proof of age is required for all donors.

To make an appointment online to www.savealifenow.org. Be sure to use sponsor code jamesportarea. You may also contact Ivan Ray Miller at 660-684-6563.

For medical eligibility questions, please call 1-800-245-7035.

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Diva’s Day Out on Feb. 5

Diva’s Day Out was held at First Christian Church in Gallatin on Feb. 5.

The event consisted of a fashion show with local teen models featuring donated and consigned prom dresses, drawings for items donated by local vendors, booths with vendors selling jewelry, clothing, beauty products, chocolate and more, as well as snack food items sold by Chi-Rho youth group.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the Church’s Youth

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Mary Ellen Murray turns 92 March 2

Mary Ellen Murray will celebrate her 92nd birthday on March 2. She is doing very well and cards may be sent to her at 3105 Bluff Creek Dr., #201, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

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Arnolds celebrate 25th anniversary

Mike and Linda Arnold will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a reception between 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Gallatin First Baptist Church.

They were married on March 6. The event is hosted by their sons, Jonathan and Phillip. No gifts, please. Your presence will be their present. [Submitted Photo]

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Post Scripts: Presidents Day

by Joe Snyder

Monday was Presidents Day and although I’ve been writing about our presidents for a quite awhile, my love of history still keeps me interested in them. George Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732 and he heads the list of presidents who were recognized on that day. I often wonder if people really remember the presidents honored on that day or if they just take it as another

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