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Guilty plea on stabbing at camping resort

KANSAS CITY, MO — A Kansas man has pled guilty to an amended charge of voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of a Gower, MO, resident at a camping resort in Clinton County in June, 2011. Shannon William Todd, 20, of Shawnee Mission, KS, entered the plea to the Class B felony charge during an appearance in Clay County Court on Sept. 6, 2012. The case was moved on a

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Trenton eyes local use tax initiative

TRENTON, MO — The Trenton City Council has agreed to work with the county concerning the possibility of placing a local use tax initiative on the ballot. During a meeting on Monday night, council members asked that an ordinance be drawn up to place the issue before voters, but will talk with the county about coordinating those efforts for the benefit of both entities. Community Planner Ralph Boots said the

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‘Green Bike’ project proposed for Chillicothe

CHILLICOTHE, MO — An effort is underway to provide adult bicycles throughout Chillicothe for use by any member of the public. An organization called Simply Achieving Life’s Triumphs (SALT) has made a presentation to the Chillicothe city council outlining details of the proposed Green Bike Project. Bicycles collected by the city would be donated to SALT for refurbishing. The bicycles would be painted an identifiable green and made available to

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Books donated to library

The following memorial donations have been placed in the Daviess County Library. The Ladies of AZD donated these children’s books in memory of Tyler Bird, “What Little Boys Are Made Of” by Robert Neubecker and “Nighttime Ninja” by Barbara DaCosta.

Jean Caldwell donated the book “The Flower Gardener’s Bible” by Lewis and Nancy Hill, in memory of Mildred McBroom.

Mike and Sandy Ward donated the book “The Incredible Edible Landscape”

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Politically charged lawsuit unfolding

LATHROP, MO — Demanding a Clinton County jury trial, Shelley LaRose, former manager of the Lathrop Senior Citizen Housing (LSCH) facility, is now officially suing long-time Lathrop and county political official Jim Crenshaw for sexual misconduct and wrongful termination. The 56-year old married Holt woman also names Board Members of the LSCH facility in the suit, claiming they illegally terminated her employment on June 21, 2012, for legal actions she

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Hamilton’s Photography by Strade a memory now

HAMILTON, MO — An era has ended for one of Hamilton’s oldest businesses. Photographic supplies and equipment were auctioned off on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2012, marking the end of Photography by Strade, located on Davis Street. The business has been a local fixture since 1947. When the business opened by the late Ed Strade, the studio first occupied space on the second floor of the Hamilton Bank building. Later, after

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The Poosey Digest: Noise up, sanity down

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

If you’re like me, you do a bit of self-diagnosis before you consult a doctor. Here’s what Dr. Crump discovered in her first foray into the world of hearing loss: the number of Americans with partial deafness has doubled within the last 30 years. Not a good sign. Some 30 million Americans have trouble hearing. Still not good. Even if you don’t live

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Free help to sign up for drug plan

CLAIM volunteers will be available 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, at Access II Independent Living Center, 101 Industrial Parkway, Gallatin, to offer free, in-person counseling to help local residents make the best choices for their Medicare insurance options.

Medicare’s annual open-enrollment period for prescription drug plans (called Medicare Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. During

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From the 43rd

by Judge Brent Elliott

Editor’s note: “From the 43rd” is a non-partisan article submitted by the joint effort of 43rd Circuit Judges Tom Chapman and Brent Elliott. The purpose of the article is to give residents a better understanding of the judicial system as well as specific operations within the Circuit. In the last article it was noted that Judge Chapman will be assuming the position of

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