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Summer cooling assistance ends

Summer Emergency Crisis Intervention Program funds that are used to pay for electric bills have been exhausted according to Terri Henderson, energy services director for Green Hills Community Action Agency.

The program, which began on June 1, has supplied electric payments for low income individuals who are shut off or in threat of disconnect.

The winter Energy Assistance season will begin for elderly and disabled persons on Oct. 1. All

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Ryleigh Kay DeVaul b. Aug. 17, 2011

Colby and Jessica (King) DeVaul are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ryleigh Kay DeVaul. Ryleigh was born 13 weeks early at 12:13 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2011, at Saint Luke’s Hospital. Ryleigh weighed 2 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 14 inches long.

Ryleigh will be staying in the NICU at Saint Luke’s for several weeks until she grows strong enough to come home.

Ryleigh’s grandparents are Cliff

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Boy Scouts advance in rank

Boy Scout Troop 67 held their Court of Honor at the Gallatin First Christian Church on Aug. 29.

Christian Reed advanced in rank to Tenderfoot. CJ Richards and Chris McNickle advanced in rank to Life. John Corwin, Blake Cornett, Jack Malo, CJ Richards, Colby Reed, Chris McNickle, Keaton Collins, Morgan Corwin, Hunter McCampbell, Michael McLey, Dalton Swalley, Patrick McNickle, Corbin Toney, and Christian Reed all received various merit badges during

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Wind and hail damage area crops

Wayne Flanary Regional Agronomist, CPAg, CCA

The injury from wind and hail damage hit many parts of Northwest Missouri. Wind damage occurred about a month ago that affected northern Atchison, parts of Nodaway and Gentry counties. "Then we had two days of storms that combined straight wind and hail causing some of the worse crop injury that I have seen in my career in the Maryville area,"explained Wayne Flanary, Agronomist

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9-1-1 board updated on antennas, radio equipment

Daviess County Central 9-1-1 Board learned at their July 28 meeting that the antenna at the Lock Springs repeater tower had to be replaced by Motorola. Supervisor Dana Carder said occasionally the antennas just "go bad" from wind or water damage.

In other business, the treasurer’s report was approved with bills of $10,242.32, revenue of $29,303.79 and a checkbook balance of $31,078.43.

Carder advised that Blue Cross/Blue Shield waived any

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Startling statistics show a fourth of county’s children struggle with hunger

Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, has recently released a study that indicates hunger exists everywhere in America, rural and urban, and Daviess County is no exception.

According to "Map the Meal Gap" data provided by the organization, in Daviess County 2,180 members of the population fall under 18 years of age. Of those children 27.3% or 600 are considered to be food insecure.

Being food insecure is

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Putting a shine on the courthouse dome

Doyle Patton out of Paola, Kan., began restoring the Daviess County Courthouse dome on Aug. 25.

Patton said the dome was in rather bad shape and it would take three or four weeks to complete the job. He would follow these basic steps: power wash the metal on the outside; apply primer; patch the rusted-out holes and caulk the seams; two coats of elastomeric, (a rubberized coating that is a

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Nico’z Catering and Eatery wins restaurants contest

A 6-week contest between 30 area restaurants has concluded with the announcement of the No. 1 area eatery by popular vote.

Nico’z Catering and Eatery of Chillicothe earned the #1 Overall Restaurant Award by a very slim margin over three runners-up. You don’t know about Nico’z? Well, they’ve been open for little more than two years at 705 Webster in Chillicothe, just east of Silvermoon Plaza. Read all about Nico’z

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Meador acquitted of all charges

Eddy Meador was acquitted of all charges in a jury trial Aug. 24-25 in the Daviess County Circuit Court.

Meador, the Pattonsburg Fire Chief and Water Superintendent, had been accused of deviant sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old juvenile in April of 2010.

Judge Thomas Chapman presided over the case.

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