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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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Health Department holds stroke screening

The Daviess County Health Department invites the community to a stroke and vascular screening from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at their building located at 609A S Main Street.

·Stroke is a brain attack, cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain.

·In the United States, stroke is a

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Harvest up for state, down for county

Hunters shot 204,668 deer during the November portion of Missouri’s firearms deer season, topping the past four years’ harvests and confirming predictions by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

This year’s statewide November deer harvest is 7.7% more than last year and only 1.3% below the previous 10-year average.

Top harvest counties during the season

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Church News

From area church services that were conducted Sunday, November 25, 2012:

Olive Baptist

Brother David’s Sunday morning message was “The Lord is Worthy of All Power and Praise” from Psalm 103. Sarah Ishmael’s children’s message was “Open Ears” from Acts 7. We continued our study on the book of Job during Sunday evening Bible study.

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Capitol Report: What is the ‘Fiscal Cliff?’

by Congressman Sam Graves

Some of the most famous cliffs in the world are the White Cliffs of Dover, found on the English shore. They rise dramatically out of the sea up to 350 feet high. You’ve probably heard a lot about another kind of cliff lately, but what does it mean?

The so-called fiscal

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Troop H Thanksgiving weekend totals

Captain Duane L. Robinson, commanding officer of Troop H in St. Joseph, announces the Thanksgiving weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop H area, which includes Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth Counties. During the holiday weekend, troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined

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Ethel Wray 1942-2012

Ethel J. Wray, 70, of Jamesport, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at the Liberty Hospital. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Jamesport Baptist Church. Visitation: one hour prior to service. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday, McWilliams Funeral Home, Jamesport. Burial: Wilds Chapel Cemetery, near Spickard, Mo. Memorials: Jamesport First Responders or Jamesport

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The Shepherd Calls: Common complaints about Christmas

One would think all Christians everywhere would welcome the celebration of Christ’s birth. Not so. It is common to hear complaints about Christmas, even from children of the King. Often Christians couch their complaints in theological jargon that sounds pious rather than peevish. Let me give a few examples.

“Santa Claus,” she wailed. “It’s dishonest.

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Tigers wrap up disappointing season

by Benjamin Herrold

The point was driven home with each Texas A&M touchdown, each highlight by ridiculous Aggie quarterback Johnny Manziel, each punt by Missouri, far past the point of overkill. It was evident going into this game, but painfully obvious by the time Texas A&M took a 42-0 lead over Missouri. The Aggies (10-2,

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Poosey Digest: Ring a bell

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

Herb and I agree on about six things. We both prefer milk gravy over the brown stuff, neither get a kick out of decaf coffee, we both unfortunately agree that the side of the bed nearest the window is the best, and I can’t think of the other

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Morris Netherton 1932-2012

Morris Netherton, 80, Gladstone, passed away Nov. 14, 2012 at Northcare Hospice House in North Kansas City.

He was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Jameson, Mo., the son of Walter and Naomi (Truitt) Netherton. He attended grade and high school in Jameson, Mo., Trenton Jr. College, Trenton, Mo., and Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville,

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Give the gift of education this holiday season

by State Treasurer Clint Zweifel

Every year it seems like the holidays start sooner and last longer filled with family trips, school parties and time with friends. There are gifts to find, meals to plan and memories to make. For those children on your lists, I encourage you to consider starting or adding to a

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Weatherby man injured in accident

John Stith, 68, Weatherby, received minor injuries in an accident that happened at about 2:35 p.m. on Nov. 24 in Daviess County.

According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Stith was driving eastbound on Hwy. 6, about six miles west of Winston, when he swerved to miss striking a dog. His 2008

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Virginia Bridgeman 1919-2012

Virginia K. Bridgeman of Gallatin, 93, formerly of Hamilton, passed away Saturday November 24, 2012 at Hillcrest Manor in Hamilton. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday November 28th at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will be held at

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Estate planning seminar set

The North Central Missouri College Foundation will host an Estate Planning Seminar to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Cross Hall on the NCMC campus in Trenton. The seminar will be in Room 107 at 6 p.m. Two members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Bruce Constant and Allan Seidel, will be conducting the

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Local dealer celebrates Kubota’s 40th anniversary

Local Kubota dealership Terry Implement Company Inc. of Gallatin, attended Kubota Tractor Corporation’s 2012 National Dealer Meeting in Dallas, Texas, joining more than 1,000 Kubota dealers for the company’s 40th anniversary in the U.S. This commemorative photo features Kubota’s first compact tractor model introduced to the U.S. market, the L200. Pictured left to right

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Green Hills offers workshops for modern life

Green Hills Community Action Agency is partnering with the Grundy County Health Department and the University of Missouri Extension to offer area residents a full day of free workshops designed to help them meet the challenges of modern life. There are several workshops to choose from, and persons are free to choose only those classes

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Turkey farm tests heating system

A Missouri turkey farm is being used to test a heating system that uses warmth in the soil to keep the birds warm and could help trim farmers’ utility bills. Geothermal heating uses the soil to control the temperature of water flowing through buried pipes. The water then transfers the ground’s heat into the building.

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Capitol Report: Show-Me Heroes Program

by State Sen. Brad Lager

As a nation, we are grateful to the men and women who sacrifice so much to defend our country’s freedom. They and their families carry the hardships that come with deployments and some carry with them the loss of a loved one who paid the ultimate price defending freedom. In

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Exercising Your Gift

by Pastor Steve Ellison

Last time, we looked at Romans 12:3 from the perspective that being rightly related to God requires that we have a correct view of ourselves. We must think soberly, with sound judgment, refusing to fall into error in either direction. We must not think too lowly or too highly of ourselves.

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NITRO marks 10th year as task force

NORTHEST MISSOURI — The Northwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation (NITRO) is celebrating 10 years as a task force. NITRO was launched in October, 2002, to reduce drug-related and violent crime in northwest Missouri. NITRO includes a 16-county area of Northwest Missouri. It was staffed initially by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,

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Sharing a Thanksgiving dinner

MERCER COUNTY, MO — Area families were thankful for the Coon Creek Baptist Church and others who helped provide Thanksgiving dinner for them on the holiday. A total of 320 persons were served the annual dinner at the Coon Creek Baptist Church, however, another 520 meals were delivered to the needy and elderly, as well

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Petition verified, city audit request

SAVANNAH, MO — A petition for the audit of the City of Savannah, signed by 417 citizens, was been delivered to the Missouri State Auditor’s office in October. State authorities accepted 356 signatures as valid on the petition — enough for the state to initiate the audit process. Savannah businessman David Crane is identified as

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Rock Port Police Chief trains at national center

ROCK PORT, MO — Rock Port Chief of Police Shannon Sherwood has returned from Alexandria, VA, where he joined 29 other police chiefs, sheriffs and 911 managers invited to the 137th session of the Chief Executive Officer Training Seminar. This training focuses on Missing and Exploited Children, specifically on how to deal with the situation

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‘Project Night Eyes’ targets burglars, vandals

TRENTON, MO — The Trenton Missouri Police Department has announced its new business watch program, “Project Night Eyes.” Beginning on Saturday, Dec. 1, merchants may come into their businesses in the morning to find a light blue card placed under the door. This card indicates that the business was checked during the hours it was

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Free puppies may come with risk

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Several outbreaks of canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV2, or “Parvo”) have been detected among some dogs here in the past couple of months. Although the virus is more prevalent during the summertime, a mild 2012 fall season seems to be a contributing factor in the increase in outbreaks. Lesley Patek of the

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