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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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2013 Great Plains Growers Conference Jan. 10–12

Vegetable, fruit and cut flower growers across the Midwest should make plans to attend the Great Plains Growers Conference on Jan. 10, 11 and 12, at the Fulkerson Center on Missouri Western State University’s campus in St. Joseph.

The conference will cover many topics including: vegetable, tree and small fruit, and cut flower production, beekeeping,

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Letter to the Editor: Columnist, Freida Marie Crump

Dear Editor:

I just want to write to say “Blessing to Mrs. Crump.” I have enjoyed her humor but I like her serious side more. I thought the Thanksgiving writing was good. The Salvation Army bell ringing piece and the story about Mary’s Kid Kitchen were sentiment of Christmas. But the Yes, Virginia, message was

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Soldier Salute

We’ve been thinking about our military. Do you know someone in active duty? Send their name and contact information to us at [email protected], and include the subject line “Soldier Salute.” Thank you!

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Extreme team brings home second tournament

The Northwest Extreme sixth grade boys’ basketball team traveled to Liberty on Dec. 15-16 for the Agape Hoops Cardinal Classic basketball tournament. The boys went 5-0 on the weekend to claim their second tournament title of the season.

In their pool play games, Extreme defeated North KC Aftershock by a score of 41-14, B3C Runnin’

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Strength building exercises offered

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy classes are being taught by University of Missouri Extension specialists at The Dance Company in Gallatin starting Jan. 21.

The Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program is built on simple, strength building exercises that will improve balance, health, and state of mind. It is not strenuous weight-lifting — you’ll start at a

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Northwest announces fall 2012 trimester honor rolls

The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announced the names of students named to the Academic or President’s Honor Roll at the end of the 2012 fall trimester.

To be included on the Academic Honor Roll a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade point average

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Auditions for ‘Blackbeard the Pirate’ kids’ production

Auditions will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7 at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe, for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) performance of “Blackbeard the Pirate,” a program of the Chillicothe Area Arts Council. Auditions are open for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Those auditioning should arrive

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Orphan trains echo through memories, time

by T.L. Huffman

When Evelyn Trickel hears the sound of a train whistle in the early hours of the morning, she thinks of the lost and abandoned children who rode the Orphan Trains years ago.

“They were children looking for a home and a family,” she said. “I wonder how they must have felt as

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Gallatin fire responds to one house fire, other incidents

Nine volunteer firefighters with the Gallatin Fire Protection District responded to a house fire at the home of Judy Ramsbottom at 7:25 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. Electrical panel equipment shorted out and started the fire at 610 E. Corrine Street in Gallatin. Damage was contained to equipment. Engine 102, Engine 101 and Rescue 107

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Dream Factory plans Florida trip for Danielle

CAMERON, MO — Danielle Rupell, a senior at Cameron High School, was the surprise recipient of a family vacation to Florida from the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City. During an assembly held at the school in Cameron, Rupell was informed about the family vacation being granted. Rupell has central nervous system vasculitis, an inflammation

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Petition to annex North Daviess re-submitted

North Daviess school board minutes

For the second time Axel Olson presented a petition to close the North Daviess R-3 School District and annex it with three other schools during a meeting of the school’s Board of Education held Monday, Dec. 17. The first petition was put before the board in September.

The petition asks

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Post Scripts: New Year traditions

Did you know that celebrating of the new year was probably the oldest of all holidays? It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4,000 years ago. Around 2000 B.C. they had an 11-day celebration for the season of rebirth in the spring when it was time to plant crops.

The Romans continued to observe

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County jail gains 21 prisoners

A total of 21 prisoners were transported from Livingston County to the Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail on Wednesday, Dec. 19, according to Bob Gray, administrator at the Pattonsburg facility.

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox received approval from the Livingston County Commissioners to close its jail immediately and move the prisoners. Cox cited poor conditions at

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

Dec. 12:

Reported theft of approximately $450 worth of diesel fuel from farm equipment. Farm property located at Reel Avenue and 185th Street south of Altamont.

Response to report of attempted burglary located at residence south of Winston on State Highway BB. Suspect tried to gain access through window. Northing was reported taken.

Dec. 13:

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After Braggin’ Rights win, Tigers head west

by Benjamin Herrold

For most of last Saturday’s Missouri-Illinois Braggin’ Rights game, Tiger guard Phil Pressey could not get a shot to fall. If you’ve played basketball at any level, you’ve probably been there; when that disobedient ball simply won’t go in the hoop.

But a funny thing happened as those misses piled up: Pressey

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Capitol Report: Experiencing Christmas joy

by State Sen. Brad Lager

During this time of year, I find myself reflecting on the year we are about to complete and preparing for the new and exciting year ahead. It has been an exciting year that will forever change our state and our nation. The electorate voted their beliefs, their values, and their

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Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Monday, December 24, 2012.

Sheriff’s Office

Jordan Lybarger, 19, Lee’s Summit was arrested Dec. 20 for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge of assault. He is being held on $516.50 bond.

Lukas Snyder, 20, Fort Scott, Kan., was

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Crinnie Louise Maples 1926-2012

Graveside services and burial for Crinnie Maples were held Monday, Dec 24, at Graceland Memorial Cemetery, Cameron. Arrangements were by Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg.

Crinnie Louise Maples, 86, Pattonsburg, formerly of Anderson Co., Tenn., died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at her home in Pattonsburg.

She was born on April 18, 1926, in Anderson County, Tenn.,

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Shepherd Calls: What’s new?

Walking down the street, I met my friend, Jack. “Hi,” he shouted at me, “what’s new?” He caught me off guard, so I stammered a moment before replying.

“Gee, it’s a new day.”

“No, it isn’t,” he said. “It’s at least 10 hours old; and who knows when a new day begins? Just because we

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Church News

From area church services that were conducted Sunday, December 23, 2012:

Gallatin United Methodist

There was no sermon. During the worship service several members participated in a Christmas program for the congregation. Jenny Slaughter sang Joseph’s Lullaby. Several children took part in the presentation of The Christmas Alphabet. Terry Pierce and Phil Tate offered special

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Cut to the Chase: The spare parachute

by Glen Cope

Some words of wisdom my dad once gave me about farming were “you must save in the good years to get you through the bad.” This is good advice when you consider that many Americans are no longer saving to overcome a job layoff or in anticipation of an injury or sickness

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Knee-Hi is small in number, but brings big smiles

by Libby Endicott, Reporter, Knee-Hi 4-H Club

Knee-Hi met at the Gallatin Methodist Church on Dec. 12. Libby Endicott reported on the archery meeting that was held on Dec. 5 and Hannah Stith, Historian, requested that pictures be sent to her for the club scrapbook. Roller skating was scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Dec. 30

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On the Street: Check out the lights

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Let’s see if I have this right.

Through Wednesday night, Dec. 19 and into Thursday, Dec. 20. it rained! We had thunder and lighting, then sleet, then snow and blizzard conditions.

Friday, Dec. 21, officially was the first day of winter and Saturday, Dec. 22, the world was to come to an

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Good Thinking: January daze

by Dr. Don Kuehle

“They say that the year is old and gray,

That his eyes are dim with sorrow;

But what care we, though he pass away?

For the New Year comes tomorrow.

No sighs have we for the roses fled,

No tears for the vanished summer;

Fresh flowers will spring where the old

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Capitol Report: The First Christmas in America

by Congressman Sam Graves

In December of 1776, no one knew that America was about to become a great nation. Instead, just six months after the Declaration of Independence things were not going well for George Washington and the Continental army. Many soldiers did not have shoes, much less muskets.

Cold, hungry, under-equipped and with

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