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City reviews completed projects

Public Works Director Jason Mercer discussed projects completed in each department in the last two weeks during the regular meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Nov. 28, at city hall.

Water — four service leaks dug up; 10 meter leaks repaired; new valves installed in backwash basin; new fence on dog pound kennels; new roof on dog pound; water well easements mowed and cleaned; several service orders completed;

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Officers pursue stolen vehicle over hill and dale

As Trooper Larry Allen was traveling north on I-35 at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, a gray Pontiac was identified as a stolen vehicle by the license plates.

Trooper Allen followed the car as it exited I-35 and traveled south on Highway 69, as he awaited the arrival of additional officers before stopping the car.

At the Altamont junction, the trooper activated his lights to stop the Pontiac, but

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Executive Director of Missouri Baptist Convention to speak at Gallatin First Baptist on Sunday

Dr. John Yeats, the newly elected director of Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), will be the guest speaker at morning worship (10:40 a.m.) on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Gallatin First Baptist Church.

Dr. Yeats was elected as the executive director of the MBC at the October convention. He will serve as the 20th executive director in the history of the MBC. All are invited to attend the service.

Dr. Yeats

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Route J closing for bridge repairs

The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that Route J in Daviess County is scheduled to close for bridge deck repairs on Friday, Dec. 2, (weather permitting). (This is a change from the original date of Thursday, Dec. 1.) 

Repairs will be completed on the Dog Creek bridge located three miles south of MO 6 at Altamont. The road will be closed between Titan Road and Unity Avenue from 7

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Off the Editor’s Spike: To tweet, or not to tweet, not really the question

It’s a changing world

This week an 18-year-old high school senior at Shawnee Mission East (Kansas) shared a rude comment about an authority figure (Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback) to a handful of her friends. That is so everyday. But in our society, her comment made on Twitter and the response to her opinion went “viral,” even elevating to front page status on the Kansas City Star and into national discussion.

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Richard Smith 1954-2011

Funeral services for Richard Smith will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Community of Christ Church, Fanning, Kan. Burial will be at Fanning Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Harman Rohde Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials: Fanning Cemetery.

Richard Allen Smith, 57, Troy, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Richard was born on Aug. 23, 1954, in St. Joseph

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Ora Piper 1927-2011

Funeral services for Ora Piper will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial: Shambaugh-Cope Cemetery, Weatherby.

 

Ora Helen Piper, 84, Cameron, died on Nov. 26, 2011.

Helen was born on Sept. 19, 1927, in Weatherby, to Leo and Beulah (Leard) Collins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond Piper; daughter, Deborah Piper; and sister, Lily Scott. She was raised by

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Poosey Digest: A part of who we are

Greetings from Poosey.

Mrs. Lillith, Poosey’s oldest resident, still washes her “delicates” by hand and hangs them on a clothesline strung across her back yard. She still checks her watch to see how long she’s been on the phone, and she beats her own rugs.

Mrs. Lillith only stopped raising her own laying hens a few years ago when the town passed an ordinance against livestock within the village limits.

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Post Scripts: Birth of a new tradition

We hope every one of our readers had a very thankful Thanksgiving with family and friends, but what will you be doing about Christmas which is less than a month away? I received an e-mail which I suppose many of our readers received, also, but it made me think about Christmas.

Many people had their Thanksgiving celebration cut short as they went to work at midnight, or even earlier when

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