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Election recount denied; appeal pending

PLATTSBURG, MO — Judge Daren Adkins dismissed a petition for a primary election recount determining Clinton County 1st Commissioner on the Democrat ballot during a hearing conducted Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.

Candidate Bill Webb of Gower petitioned the court for a recount. Attorney Mark Hubbard, representing Webb’s opponent, I.D. Smith of Lathrop, moved to dismiss

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Volunteer for Clean-up Day at Smithville Lake

SMITHVILLE, MO — Volunteers are welcome for the 23rd Annual Smithville Lake Federal Lands Cleanup Day 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Participants should check in at the Jerry Litton Visitor Center at the south end of the dam on Route DD. A free picnic lunch and a participation patch will

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Lucky Lady is new Bulldog mascot

Gallatin R-5 Bulldogs have a new mascot and her name is Lady Champ. The two-year-old was recently adopted by Tina Powell of Gallatin. Tina said she rescued Lady from a shelter right before she was scheduled to be put down. She contacted the school and was told by Coach Meyer that they’d be happy to

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GHS golfers tackle first of four road meets

Gallatin Lady Bulldog golfers teed off their season last Wednesday against Stanberry and followed up with a meet Tuesday at Lawson.

Molly Mott shot a team-low round of 60 in competition against Stanberry. Markecia Wilson, Carlye Guffey and Grace VanOpitz also participated at the varsity level.

Katrina Osborn shot 50 for Stanberry to lead all

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Cut to the Chase: A real dilemma

by Rebecca French Smith

Can someone please tell me the difference between “real” food and “fake” food? I used to think the latter was plastic until a newspaper article suggested otherwise. Growing up we had fake, rubber grapes that my mom put in a bowl on the table, and I admit, I have beaded pears

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Nuisance litigation ends against PSF

PRINCETON, MO — Premium Standard Farms LLC (PSF), along with Seeger Weiss LLP, The Middleton Firm, LLC and Speer Law Firm, PA, counsel for plaintiffs in longstanding Missouri nuisance litigation, issued the following joint statement on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012:

“We are pleased to announce an agreement to settle the claims of almost three

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Pediatric-sized traction splint now available

TARKIO, MO — The Atichson-Holt Ambulance District has received a pediatric-sized traction splint to be used in pre-hospital emergency response circumstances. Only 73% of Missouri’s ground ambulance services offer pediatric-sized tract splints, which are used to realign a fractured femur to its proper position, to reduce pain, and to restore perfusion to an injured leg.

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Physician closes practice to join center

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Chillicothe-area family practice physician Christopher Hulett, D.O., is closing his independent practice and will join Hedrick Family Care beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Dean Adkins, F.N.P., family nurse practitioner and house supervisor at Hedrick Medical Center, will join Hedrick Family Care on the same date.

Dr. Hulett’s current patients have been notified

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Post Scripts: Scrapbooking

I recently read that scrapbooking is becoming quite the thing for get-togethers among women. I’ve been doing scrapbooks by myself for as long as I can remember. I think I got the idea from my mother as she was always saving bits of things when I was growing up. I have many things in my

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Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012.

In a jury trial conducted Aug. 24 in Livingston County, Delmario Reese was found guilty of two counts of assault on corrections officer second degree, one a class C felony and one a class B felony.

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Site plan for new water plant, Chief working hard on burglaries

Gallatin city minutes

Andy Macias with Snyder & Associates introduced Mark Pearson, the city’s new engineer working on the water plant project, to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their regular meeting held Aug. 27. The board discussed the site plan for the new water plant.

Police Chief Mark Richards discussed the submitted report on

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Good Thinking: Grandparents an endangered species?

by Dr. Don Kuehle

My wife was off shopping. Normally I would wait for her in the book section. This particular day, however, found me in the card section. There were aisles and aisles of cards; cards for every occasion. One could buy cards for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, retirement, and for new home and old

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Brammer elected to national ag office

Breanne Brammer, a sophomore science and agricultural journalism student at the University of Missouri, has been elected first vice-president of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (NACT) organization. The Gallatin native was elected during the 14th annual Agricultural Media Summit in Albuquerque, N.M. The officer’s year of service will include organizing various leadership activities and

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Market Days on target despite drought

GRANT CITY, MO — Worth County Economic Developer Tammy Ueligger says the County Market Days continues to grow, with 1-2 new vendors being added last week. Despite the drought, the market will still feature produce. Meanwhile, work continues in other directions to help build a better community. A free community breakfast is planned for Oct.

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Free webinar for employers, focus on Obamacare

TRENTON, MO — With the recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the validity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”), many employers now have questions on what it means for their companies’ employee group health plans, how it will affect their businesses, and what they need to do

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Garnett earns top ten finish in Knoxville

Gallatin native Brice Garnett shot a round of 64 on the final day of competition in the News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot to finish in a tie for sixth place.

Garnett, who finished with an overall seven under par score of 269, earned $16,187 for his third top ten finish of the season on

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Bo Eads is powerful pedal pusher

Bo Eads, of Jamesport, far left, received first place in the four-year-old boy division of the Pedal Pull at the 2012 Missouri State Fair on Aug. 19. [Submitted Photo]

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Gallatin Boy Scouts to raffle donated rocker

Country Heritage Furniture in Jamesport donated a wooden rocker to Boy Scout Troop 67. Country Heritage Furniture is located on Highway 6, one-fourth mile west of Jamesport. They offer handcrafted quality furniture. The Gallatin Lions Club is sponsoring a raffle of the rocker, benefits will go to the boys in Troop 67. The

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On the Street: Pools, Parades and Pilots

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The rain was nice, just a little late. But it will help.

Golly, didn’t we just celebrate Independence Day? That’s right, time does fly by. We are about to enjoy the final long holiday period of the summer season with the arrival of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 3. The long holiday

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Harold Thompson 1915-2012

Funeral services for Harold Thompson will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Whitaker Eads Funeral Home, Trenton. Burial was at Pilot Grove #1 Cemetery.

Harold Lee Thompson, 97, Jamesport, died Aug. 26, 2012.

Harold was born on July 16, 1915.

He lived his entire life on farms near Gallatin and Gilman City,

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Letter to the Editor: In regards to Scooter the raccoon

Dear Editor,

I am writing about your editorial in the Aug. 15 Gallatin paper. It was really a good editorial even if it was heartbreaking to read.

When I saw the picture of the raccoon and one of its owners in the Kansas City Star a few days after reading your editorial, I just sat

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The Shepherd Calls: Toil tales

Soon it will be Labor Day. Perhaps that will give us reason to talk about something other than politics. Let me relate some tales of toil that give us cause to think.

A standard accusation against pastors is that we only work one day a week. Some folks know better and make the accusation in

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Search continues to hire new police chief

TRENTON, MO — The Police Personnel Board of the Trenton City Council met Aug. 28, 2012, to continue efforts in hiring a new police chief. City Administrator Kerry Sampson said the board reviewed 14 applications for the police chiefʼs job, vacant since earlier this year when Bob Lewis resigned. Sampson said board members will be

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Church News

From area church services that were conducted Sunday, August 26th, 2012:

Lake Viking

“Come Home” was the title of Pastor Robert Nelson’s sermon. Ruby Kaye Edwards sang the special music “In the Garden” following the congregation singing Happy Birthday to both Pastor Robert and Troy Lesan. The Ladies Bible Study Group will meet at 10

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Gerald Tracy 1925-2012

Graveside services for Gerald Tracy were held Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Kidder Cemetery. Arrangements were by Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Missouri Veteran’s Home, Cameron.

Gerald Elwin Tracy, 87, Cameron, formerly of Winston, died Aug. 21, 2012.

Gerald was born on Aug. 19, 1925, in McFall

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