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Martin-Herman engagement announced

Mr. and Mrs. Don Uthe and Kathy Drodge proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son and daughter, Dustin Martin and Kayleen Nicole Herman.

Dustin is a 1992 graduate of Winston High School and 1998 graduate of Central Missouri State University and is currently employed at the Ford Plant in Claycomo. Kayleen is a 2000 graduate of Olathe East High School and 2004 graduate of Kansas State University

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Lana Turner is retiring after 25 years as WIC nutritionist

by Lana Turner

Have I really been here that long? I know it is true when I have seen so many children grow from infancy to adulthood before my eyes, and then restart the process of establishing homes of their own. The miracle of life and growth and development is what has made each day of this job fresh and interesting, and something which I have not grown tired of.

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Drive through to get flu vaccine

The Daviess County Health Department will be offering a drive thru flu clinic again this year from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Dockery Park in Gallatin.

Staff will not be doing anyone under 18 years of age at the drive thru. You can pick up a form at The Daviess County Health Department, The Gallatin Senior Center, or you may wait and fill it out as you

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Births – Reid Jensen Denning

Ahna Denning is proud to announce the birth of her new baby brother, Reid Jensen Denning. Reid arrived to Liberty Hospital at 8:03 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

He was welcomed into the world by his parents Tim and Lindi Denning, and of course by his proud sister.

Maternal grandparents are Jim and Cheri Wayne of Gallatin. Maternal

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Jail board hears audit report, 11 discrepancies noted

Steven Grant, CPA, presented the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board with his audit report, on Sept. 27. The independent audit had been requested by the administration and board. Grant audited the basic financial statements of the jail as of and for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010.

His audit addressed "the inconsistencies, irregularities, errors and omissions discovered and the uncertainty and likelihood that remains that significant irregularities, errors, and omissions may

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FEC needs volunteers for “Beat The Peak”, may help lower rates

Farmers’ Electric Cooperative is seeking 200 members to participate in a new program that will determine if the cooperative will ask for voluntary systemwide participation in 2012.

"In the past we have used the voluntary participation in the Switch Team program to help lower the demand on our system and it has made a difference in our rate structure," said Steve Shoot, Manager of Member Services for FEC. "But we

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Farm Bureau holds customer appreciation and annual meeting

Daviess County Farm Bureau customer appreciation and annual meeting is Friday, Sept. 30, at the Gallatin Lions Club building, 801 West Grant Street, Gallatin.

Pork sandwich, chips, dessert and drink will be served during customer appreciation from 11:30 to 1:30.

A short business meeting will begin at 6 p.m. followed by an evening meal. Door prizes will be given out during the evening meeting. The program will be by Don

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More “trash talk” from city hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen heard that Sept 24, Rapid Removal had placed trash containers at all residential properties within the city limits.

These containers were provided by the trash service; the city did not purchase them. Residents may use containers of their own for additional trash. If residents did not receive a container or if they have any questions, please call city hall at 663-2011.

Items for recycling may be

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From diapers to diamonds, from Pattonsburg to Sweden, local man has learned to go with the flow

Every time Alex Sperry comes home to Pattonsburg, people start asking him where he’s been, what he’s seen, who he’s met, and what kind of life the other half lives.

It’s not every day a hometown kid has stories to share about jet setting around the world with multi-millionaires, running his own small business, and changing diapers for the offspring of the rich and famous.

Changing diapers, you say?

Alex,

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