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FIRE AT CAR WASH!

Fire fighters responded to a pickup on fire at the Superior Auto Wash off South Main Street in Gallatin Thursday afternoon:
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Buffett Rule still makes Main Street sense

As a music store owner, the Buffett I’m usually concerned with is Jimmy Buffett of Margaritaville. But a bunch of lobbying groups who claim to represent small business are making me mad. They’re trying to scare people into believing that job-creating small businesses like mine won’t hire people if the "Buffett Rule" or anything like it is enacted.

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Capitol Report: Improving the climate for Missouri’s job creators

Throughout this session, we have been working to repair Missouri’s fractured economic foundation. As a small business owner and believer in our free market system, I believe that government does not create jobs, the private sector creates jobs. However, I also understand that government does create a business climate through the public policy surrounding litigation, regulation and taxation.

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Closer and closer — mountain lion sighting confirmed at Poosey

Three pictures of a mountain lion taken by a trail camera in Grundy County just north of Poosey Wildlife Area and approximately seven to eight miles east of Jamesport have been confirmed by conservation agents as a Mountain Lion.

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Carolyn Weedn 1933-2012

Carolyn Sue Weedn 78 of Gallatin passed away Saturday April 21, 2012 at her home. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 25, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gallatin. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment will be at the Winston Cemetery near Winston. In Lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Autism

Bill Zorn 1936-2012

William "Bill" L. Zorn, 75, Kidder, Mo., passed away on April 18, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.

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Larry Shaul 1935-2012

Lawrence "Larry" Norman Shaul, 77, Cameron, passed away on April 19, 2012, at his home after a long illness.

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Post Scripts: Sixty-nine years ago

We celebrated our 69th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago and one of the cards we received was “Pages of Time, 1943.” It’s hard to believe all the changes in 69 years.

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Poosey Digest: An uncommon hero

Greetings from Poosey.

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Letters to the Editor: Volunteers and hospice

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The priority should be rebuilding levees

There are some who believe that the United States government has an endless supply of money to do all things. I don’t believe that. I believe that budgets are about priorities. These are the kinds of decisions that Missourians make every day with their budget.

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Cut to the Chase: There’s history, then there’s history

In March, Missouri Farm Bureau gave us several opportunities to catch a glimpse of history in Washington, D.C., and here at home in Jefferson City. We discovered it is one thing to learn history in school, but another to walk the streets and halls traveled by so many influential people. We came away with a new appreciation for the events that shaped our nation.

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Capitol Report: Tax policy matters

One of the most important responsibilities of the General Assembly is the crafting of the annual operating budget.

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Pertussis cases increase in Missouri

In Missouri, as of March 31, there have been137 confirmed and probable pertussis cases reported, according to the Daviess County Health Department.

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Gallatin’s first hotel

Dear Mr. Wilkinson,

There is for sale on Ebay right now an old business card from the City Hotel, s.w. corner public square, Gallatin, Mo. J. C. Phelps, proprietor. The card quotes a rate of $2 per day and also says "omnibuses to and from depot."

I am trying to determine the approximate date of this card. It must be from the second half of the 1800’s, but I cannot

Rodney Lee Loxterman 1959-2012

Rodney Lee Loxterman, 52, passed away in Yukon, Okla., on April 14, 2012. He had battled cancer and lived with his sister (Roxy) and family for the last 30 months.

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Jay Alderson 1956-2012

A Memorial Celebration of Life visitation for Jay Alderson was held Thursday, April 12, at Slim’s Bar-B-Q, Bethany. Jay was cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany.

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Samantha Smith receives sheriff’s scholarship

Samantha Smith of Gallatin R-5 High School received the John Dennis Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 during a presentation by Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra on Tuesday, April 17. The award is presented to only 16 college-bound Missouri high school seniors who intend to pursue a criminal justice career and will be attending a Missouri college or university. Samantha plans to attend Park University and major in criminal justice.

Mason Ward receives corn scholarship

The Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee is pleased to award a 2012 Missouri Corn Scholarship to Mason Ward of Gilman City. Ward will receive a $750 scholarship from the Missouri Corn Growers Association and the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council to help pay for his continuing education. Mason is the son of Jeff and Bobbie Ward. He is a senior at Gilman City R-4 and plans to attend North Central Missouri College

Carriemae Jones 1912-2012

Funeral services for Carriemae Jones were held Monday, March 26, at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home, Omaha, Neb. Interment was at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Grace O’Dell 1966-2012

Memorial services for Grace O’Dell will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Pitts Funeral Home in Breckenridge.

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Area II FFA holds Recognition Night

Area students were recognized at the annual Area II FFA Recognition Night held in Chillicothe. Kelly Warford, Pattonsburg, received gold for Creed Speaking. Courtney Warford, Pattonsburg , outgoing Area II Secretary for 2011-2012, received a silver in Prepared Public Advanced Speaking. Kristen Heldenbrand, Winston, was installed as the new 2012-2013 Area II Reporter and received a third place gold in Prepared Public Advanced Speaking. Tabitha Piburn, Winston, was the recipient

R. Dean Wilson 1937-2012

Graveside services for R. Dean Wilson were held Friday, April 13, 2012, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallatin under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home, Gallatin.

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Donkey Ball at GHS … Kickin’ It for FBLA

Donkey basketball games were held April 12 in the Gallatin R-5 gym. Four teams squared off for bragging rights in the tournament, sponsored by FBLA. Proceeds from the event will be used to help students attend the upcoming state and national leadership conferences.

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Round up the little ones for registration and screening

Gallatin R-5 kindergarten round-up for 2011-2012 school year is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Monday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 1. Call to schedule an appointment at 660-663-2173. Screening/registration will be held in the First Baptist Church basement, 511 W. Richardson Street in Gallatin.

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2012 Golf: GHS Results

Results from Cameron Tournament, Plattsburg Tournament, Hamilton, and Home Meet vs. Mid-Buchanan, Albany, and Norborne.

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