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Pattonsburg news

by Lavena Lowrey

Julia Cornett visited Mr. and Mrs. Donald Breeze at Hamilton Sunday.

Friday Elanor Best and Mildred Huff went to visit Mary Frazier and took her out to dinner for her birthday.

Michael, Janellda and Brianna Weber went to Kansas City Saturday to see Phylis Weber. She is in Hidden Lake Care Center recuperating from her final surgery that she had the first of March. She has been

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Letters to the Editor: Our push button era

Dear Editor:

Do you remember the days when a person could pick up the telephone, dial a number and have the person answer. Like everything else, modern technology has changed. I was trying to locate a “lost” friend and had to press a series of buttons with each time forwarding me to the next step. After I had gone through this series, I gave it up as a lost cause.

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Jail board meets March 30

The Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 30, at the training trailer. New business items include Employee PTO time; CHP Medical Inmate Contract; Goldberg, Sullivan and McCrerey (Criminal Justice Planning). Old business: Annie Gibson.Closed session: an investigation – Kenneth Schulte, MSHP.

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Gallatin club hears from international teacher

Laureate Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at Peggy Noel’s home on March 19. Kay Kordes introduced her guest, Cindy Fuller, who spoke on her work with the International School Teachers Association. The program was on her teaching in Thailand, Cyprus, Puerto Rico, and Germany.

Carol Wood led the business meeting with information on Founder’s Day and Diamond Circle for 60 years of membership. A thank you letter

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Two women injured in accident

Two area women received minor injuries in a two-car accident that happened at about 12:35 p.m. on Friday, March 23, in DeKalb County.

According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as Krystal Myers, 23, Winston, was traveling northbound on Route EE and Phyllis Pierson, 59, Weatherby, was driving westbound on Hwy. 6, turning onto southbound Route EE. Myers failed to stop for a stop

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Scouts fire up new smoker for annual hog roast

Boy Scout Troop 67 will be firing up their new smoker for their Annual Beef and Hog Roast on March 31. The event will be held at the Gallatin Lions Building.

The boy scouts will be serving from 4-8 p.m. Carry outs are welcome. Meals come with all the fixings — meat, baked potato, vegetables, roll, and dessert. Cost is $7 for age 13 and up; $4 for age 7

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Nuclear power is a part of the solution

by Congressman Sam Graves

Energy prices continue to climb, having a major impact on family budgets in Missouri. Meanwhile, our nation’s unemployment rate continues to hover around double digits. In Washington, those problems are seen as two separate issues. They shouldn’t be. We can create a win-win situation for Missourians if we find solutions that tackle both problems simultaneously.

We can both create jobs and push us further down the

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Cut to the Chase: Doing our part

by Garrett Hawkins

In a year destined to be dominated by election year politics, farmers are hopeful congressional lawmakers will complete a new farm bill before the current one expires on September 30. It won’t be a fun or pretty process, but it’s important for American agriculture, rural America and those who care about food production. One of my friends reminds legislators that farm bills aren’t written for the good

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GHCAA announces new CEO

Aaron Franklin, Princeton, has been hired as the new chief executive officer for Green Hills Community Action Agency. Franklin, who previously served as branch manager of the U.S. Bank of Princeton, began his duties on Monday, March 19.

"I am very happy to be back at GHCAA," said Franklin. "My previous employment with the Agency was a great experience and instrumental in the successes I had in the jobs to

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