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Jameson citizens worry about possible loss of post office

The post office at Jameson is under consideration for closure by postal service authorities.

A public meeting, conducted last Wednesday night at the Jameson Lions Club building, is a required step in that evaluation process. Eventually a review of the study, including all documented comments as attachments, will follow for evaluation on both the district and national levels before closing the Jameson post office can actually occur.

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Daviess County Courthouse News (8-31-2011)

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James Lewis, bridge supervisor, met with the commission to review the steel quotes. Bids were received from Oden Enterprises, Inc, and Viebrock Sales. David Cox moved to accept the bid from Viebrock Sales LLC as the lowest and best bid. Randy Sims seconded. Cox – yes; Carder – yes; Sims – yes. Veibrock was notified of the award by phone.

A petition for the vacation of a public

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LIP benefits available for livestock deaths from extreme heat

This summer’s extreme high temperatures were a threat to livestock operations across the state.

Eligible livestock producers can apply for benefits through the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) for livestock deaths due to the excessive heat.

"This program provides livestock producers with a vital safety net to help them overcome the damaging financial impact of natural disasters," said Kirby Payne, executive director for USDA

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Watkins Mill Fall music fest & back porch jam on Sept. 17

The 11th Annual Music Fest and Back Porch Jam will be held at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 17. Bring your banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, or mandolin and join the fun at the Watkins family home.

Featured songwriters and musicians will perform original songs and folk music throughout the day on the front porch of the house. Everyone is also invited to join

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Want to own your own business: First Steps

MU Extension is offering "Starting a Business: The First Steps" on Sept. 15 in St. Joseph.

Many individuals have the dream and desire to someday own a business. Unfortunately, many of these same people don’t know where to start. Moreover, they are afraid to make that leap into entrepreneurship because they do not know enough about taxes, licenses, financing, and marketing. If this sounds like you, make plans to attend

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Post Scripts: Reminiscing our early days in Gallatin

Kathy has been telling me about some things she reads on Facebook about people from Gallatin reminiscing and we got to talking about our lives when we first moved there.

It was a cold day in March, 1952, when our moving van pulled into Gallatin and the ground was covered with snow. Of course the first thing we had to do was go to Preston Robertson’s Hardware Store and buy

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Preparing for disasters: Take it one step at a time

This year Missouri has seen flooding, severe winter weather and devastating tornadoes. Meanwhile, two earthquakes struck in the U.S. within hours of each other even as Hurricane Irene headed toward the East Coast.

In September, as the nation marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and partners are observing the eighth annual National Preparedness Month.

Disaster can strike at any time and in

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Poosey Digest: Among the hoity-toity, filthy-rich

Greetings from Poosey.

Warren Buffet told us last week that he should be paying more taxes. He said, “While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks.”

It was good of him to notice.

Frankly, I’ve never known much about the lives of the mega-rich. Where I live, if you

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Letters to the Editor: We need the swimming pool

Dear Editor:

Last summer I wrote you with my concern on hearing our public pool would not open the following year.

I live right next door to the pool and it’s been such a lovely sound, hearing all the happy kids swimming this year at the pool.

Laurie Roll and her husband David did a sensational job managing the pool. They had games for the kids, swimming classes for the

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