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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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Lees celebrate 60th anniversary

 

Kenneth and Maxine (Lundy) Lee were married on Jan. 2, 1953, in Altamont. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Winston Masonic Lodge Hall in Winston. All friends and relatives are invited. [Submitted Photo]

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Winter concert caps marching season

The Gallatin Band recently performed their annual winter concert. The concert included the Gallatin Marching Band, Color Guard, Drumline, and the fifth and sixth grade band.

“All musical groups performed excellently and the concert was a great finish to the marching season,” said band instructor Gene Edwards.

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Dogs take 9-0 record into NCMC Shootout

Gallatin junior Chris Cameron was feeling under the weather Monday night, but his performance on the basketball court was strictly over the top.

Cameron scored a game-high 17 points, including nine of nine from the free throw line, and added 11 rebounds to help power Gallatin to a 64-52 win over visiting East Buchanan.

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Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Seven arrested at Pattonsburg party after noise complaint

Seven people were taken into custody Dec. 16 when Daviess County deputies responded to a noise complaint at 501 Chestnut Street, Apartment 11, in Pattonsburg. Deputies Philip Berry

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Festival of Trees fundraiser

Access II is accepting unwanted Christmas items including artificial trees, wreaths, or decorations. The items will be accepted at the center at 101 Industrial Pkwy in Gallatin for anyone who wants to drop them off now through the end of next year. All items will be used next year for the annual Festival of Trees

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Letter to the Editor: Carolers bring hope

Dear Editor,

It was such a pleasant surprise to have the entire sixth grade class caroling at my house Monday night. In light of the tragic events that have transpired in the last few days, my sense of hope in the human spirit has been renewed. What a simple way to remind us of the

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Hope, peace, love — it’s as simple as that for an Amish Christmas

Ever wish you could go back to a simpler Christmas time of horse-drawn sleighs, carriage rides, and skating on ice-covered ponds? A time when stores wished you “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays?”

The Amish of Jamesport have never left those days behind. Amish Christmas customs are simple and family oriented, according to Joe and

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Fire destroys Berten residence

Officials with the Gallatin Fire Protection District report that the Sharen Berten residence at 1111 West Grand was lost to fire at 1:15 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Sharen escaped uninjured from the fire, but did suffer what doctors called a mild heart attack or stroke, according to her son, Jack Berten. She was taken

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On the Street: Hurt and Help in our country

CHILLICOTHE, MO — As America continues to mourn for the tragedy in Newtown, CT, I saw a couple of posts that had been made by Chillicothe mothers on Facebook and felt these are worth passing on to you.

One Chilllicothe woman posted this, “Finding it hard to sleep tonight. My heart is breaking for

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Missouri is moving from rural to urban

Missouri’s northern rural counties continue to lose population while cities and a few small towns are growing, research by a sociologist at the University of Missouri shows.

Rex Campbell, professor emeritus of rural sociology at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, since 1960 has been using census data to chart the state’s population

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Letter to the Editor: Guns

Dear Editor,

Great News from Sandy Hook?

That can’t happen here… That kind of thing would never happen in my town… I feel so sorry for them…

I’m sure that is what the people of Newtown, Connecticut, thought as wave after wave of senseless GUN violence has occurred across this country and around the world.

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Herman Dube 1929-2012

Memorial mass for Herman Dube will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Bethany. Inurnment with military rites will be in Coffey Cemetery, Coffey, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. Memorial

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Winston extends SUPT’s contract, looks again at drug testing policy

Winston board of education minutes

The Winston R-6 Board of Education approved an extension of one year to Superintendent Brian Robinson’s contract, thus maintaining a three year contract during their meeting held Dec. 17.

The board discussed the proposed Random Student Drug Testing Policy for Activities and Parking, taking no action. Superintendent Robinson reported on

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Capitol Report: The Alternative Minimum Tax

by Congressman Sam Graves

Albert Einstein once remarked that, “the hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.” And that was before Congress invented the Alternative Minimum Tax or AMT. The AMT was designed because the government thought some people were not paying enough in taxes.

One of the issues that has

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Winston FFA gives back through Christmas Service Projects

FFA members delivered items to Seventh-Day Adventist Church Community Service Center in Gallatin.

The Winston FFA Chapter in conjunction with Winston’s Character Plus recently held a drive to collect new and gently used toys, books, games, etc. for less fortunate children in Daviess County.

The students had a competition among classes to see which

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MDC confirms photo of mountain lion in DeKalb County

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has confirmed a photograph of a mountain lion taken Dec. 12 by a trail camera on private land in DeKalb County north of Cameron.

According to MDC’s Mountain Lion Response Team, widely scattered mountain-lion sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue. Some sightings or photographs of

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Area students on NCMC honor list

North Central Missouri College in Trenton has named students with outstanding academic achievements to its honors lists for the 2012 fall semester. Sixty-seven full-time students have been named to the President’s List with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, and 122 full-time students have achieved Dean’s List recognition with a grade point average of at

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Tuition rates may alter using new calculation tool

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Tuition rates are being scrutinized by members of the Chillicothe R-2 Board of Education. The school district is looking to drop their current tuition rates, primarily for high school students, per amendment, by $800. A new calculation tool from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is being applied. New calculations

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Community Action Agency focus on workload

TRENTON, MO — The Green Hills Community Action Agency Board of Directors met Dec. 11. Chief Fiscal Officer Janelle Tjarks discussed the cash recap and statement of expenses, and briefly answered questions regarding the DREAM program. The governance committee met to discuss a new board applicant. New reports included a report from the Department of

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Access II hosts third weight loss challenge

The third annual community weight loss challenge begins Jan. 8, 2013, at Access II Independent Living Center in Gallatin. Individuals will compete to lose weight, plus get weekly supports and motivation to complete the 16 week challenge. There is a $10 registration fee per participant to be paid at the initial weigh-in.

Individual winners will

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Central Dispatch presents 9-1-1 for Kids

DC Central Dispatch board minutes for Sept., Oct., Nov.

Daviess County Central Dispatch has been presenting 9-1-1 for Kids program at each school over the past few months. The educational program teaches children when to call 9-1-1, how to call 9-1-1, and what to say in case of a police, fire, medical or poison emergency.

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Streetcars to return to downtown KC

KANSAS CITY, MO — Voters in a special district have approved tax hikes to fund a $100 million streetcar route through two miles of downtown Kansas City in what supporters hope is the first leg of a more extensive public rail system, according to election officials. Voters approved a 1-cent sales tax increase and property

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Burglary, theft occurs at two residences

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MO — The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Chillicothe Police Department have been jointly investigating two incidents of burglary. Suspects allegedly entered the homes and removed certain items from each resident. At least one of the laptops has family history information stored on the hard drive, which is considered irreplaceable by its

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Church News

From area church services that were conducted Sunday, December 16, 2012:

Altamont United Methodist

Third Sunday of Advent candle and devotion lighting was given by James Wilson and Bertie Stith “When They Saw the Star, They Were Filled With Joy.” Adult Sunday School lesson was “God Gives Spiritual Gifts to Help Us Grow and Mature,”

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Hazmat exercise conducted by emergency planning committee

The Daviess County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), in conjunction with the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC), conducted a hazardous materials (hazmat) tabletop exercise incident on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

LEPC has between 12-15 members. Tuesday’s event was collaborated between Mimi Diaz, Missouri Regional Hazmat Planner, and the LEPC planning committee — Denise Caven, Cheryl Alexander

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