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Good thinking: A season of suffering

by Dr. Don Kuehle

The Season-of-Lent is a Season-of-Suffering! None of us can go through life without some suffering; it’s been that way ever since Adam and Eve. Before the Fall, Adam and Eve knew nothing of pain, of failure, of suffering, of death. After the Fall, they experienced all these things — and more.

Whenever Sin separated Adam and Eve from God, Eve experienced pain n giving birth; Adam

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Opening night for “110 in the Shade” this Thursday

If you are reading this article and you get your paper on Thursday and it’s not past 7 p.m. you still may have time to catch the opening show of "110 in the Shade" at the Gallatin Theater. The doors of the theater will open at 6 p.m. each night of the show March 29, 30 and 31 for ticket sales. Tickets continue to be on sale at Eileine’s Beauty

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Hidden Quail Creek Carts opens in Winston

Abe and Janis Riggs of Winston have opened a new business in their hometown. Hidden Quail Creek Carts, located on Hwy. 69 on the east edge of Winston, will update and remodel a golf cart to your personal specifications.

Abe takes a normal golf cart and strips it to the chassis. He builds up from there. The body is a rugged aluminum frame. Re-upholstering is color-coded to match the body

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Capitol Perspectives: Capitol security

This past week, Missouri’s Senate had an extended debate about security at the state Capitol.

At issue is a bill that would require the administration to install more surveillance cameras in the statehouse.

The sponsor is one of the legislators who had a small cross-hair sticker attached to her office door earlier this legislative session. About a half dozen legislators, most Democratic women, had targets stuck on their doors.


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County hopes to fill gap in emergency planning with Red Cross training

The Daviess County Commissioners know their priority is the safety of their friends and neighbors. Daviess County has prepared for disaster response in a variety of ways over the course of the past couple of years, acquiring three 60K generators, a 50-person cot trailer equipped with shelter supplies, and identifying potential emergency shelter facilities within the community.

However, in recent months, it came to the commissioners attention that the community

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City hall to get new roof

During their regular meeting held March 26, City Administrator Zac Johnson told the Gallatin Board of Aldermen that the city will be accepting bids to have the roof repaired at city hall. Johnson also stated he met with Snyder Engineering last Friday to discuss the location of the new water plant.

In other business, public comments were made regarding the pool and pot holes on South Daviess Street.

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Two additional candidates file for office

The filing period for the Aug. 7, 2012 Primary election ended yesterday, and two more candidates have thrown their hats into the ring since last week’s report.

Jerry L. Baldwin of Gallatin filed as a Democratic candidate for sheriff of Daviess County, setting up a race in the Primary against incumbent Democrat Ben Becerra. The winner of this race will face Republican candidate Kevin R. Heldenbrand, Winston, in the November

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Capitol Report: Prioritizing our expenditures

by State Sen. Brad Lager

Crafting the state budget is the most important thing we do each session. Over the last several decades, there have been hundreds of programs created that now take vital resources away from our schools, roads, public safety, and our most vulnerable citizens. This year, we are facing an approximate $400 million shortfall which is forcing us to look at every program and make a decision

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New survey reveals kids crave more fun in youth sports, 84% say they quit or wanted to quit

Our local youth sports leagues, coaches and parents need to have a serious time out to think about how they can bring fun back to youth athletic programs, according a new national survey of 300 children, ages 8-14, who play team sports.

The online survey was done by a third party and commissioned by the non-profit arm of i9 Sports. Survey participants had no affiliation with i9 Sports. i9 Sports,

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