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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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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

A set of car keys found near the courthouse has been turned into the sheriff’s office. If you are missing a set, please call 660-663-2031.

8-20-13

10:06 am – Response to vehicle accident on I-35 at the 74mm. Both northbound and southbound traffic shut down. No injuries.

10:08 am – Response to non-injury accident at

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Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Had Local Ties

A soldier from northern Missouri was killed Friday in Haft Asiab, Afghanistan, according to a Department of Defense news release.

Pvt. Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter, 20, of Humphreys, is the husband of the former Tahler Cameron, a 2011 Gallatin High School graduate.

Spc. Kenneth C. Alvarez, 23, and Pvt. Jonathon M. Hostetter, 20, were killed

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Garnett Earns PGA Tour Card for 2014

Brice Garnett’s hard work on the Web.com golf tour has paid off, big time, with the realization of a long-sought-after goal.

Garnett, who currently stands 14th on the tour’s money list for 2013, officially learned last weekend that he has earned his PGA Tour card for the 2014 season.

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Friday’s Golf Moved to Excelsior Springs

Golf season opens Wednesday for Gallatin’s Lady Bulldogs when they travel to Stanberry, but there’s already been a slight change in Gallatin’s fall golf schedule.

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Friday’s Orrick Tournament has been moved from Shirkey Golf Course in Richmond to the Excelsior Springs Golf Course. The tournament will still begin at

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Jail Meeting Opens Topics on Expansion, Sales Tax

The Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail will hold a meeting at the DeKalb County Courthouse community room at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Old Business will cover the CBM contract renewal for meals.

New business will start at 10 a.m. with the introduction of Rep. Casey Guernsey, Rep. Dr. Jim Neely and Larry J Hart.

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McFall All School Reunion

The annual reunion of teachers, graduates or students who attended the McFall School at any time will be held at the Pattonsburg Multi-Purpose Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Lunch is at 12 noon. Please call or send reservations to Mary Ann Wyrick, 100 Main Street, McFall, Mo., 64657. Phone

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Electricity Rate Will Increase, Hot Mix on Park Street

Gallatin city minutes

Gallatin electric users will see a wholesale rate adjustment of one cent per kilowatt on September’s utility bills after Gallatin’s Board of Aldermen decided on the increase at their meeting held Monday, Aug. 26.

City Administrator Zac Johnson stated that Park Street will be re-surfaced with hot mix this September using the

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America’s Pastime

The classic line uttered by Tom Hanks in the 1992 movie, A League of Their Own, is “There’s no crying in baseball…” But playing the game will break your heart. Perhaps more than any other, baseball is a game about failure. Even the very best batters in the history of the sport failed to get

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Burn Ban Has Been Lifted

The Daviess County Commission has lifted the county-wide burn ban, effective today.

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services that were conducted Sunday, August 25, 2013:

Assembly of God

Clyde Lint led the adult Sunday School class in the study about dealing with life’s journey’s end. The key verse was Psalm 71:18, which showed how we can continue to put our trust in God.

The morning service began

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Wiederholt Gets 70 Years for Child Porn

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Stanberry man who produced child pornography and possessed more than a thousand images of child porn was sentenced in federal court recently. Jeffrey Dale Wiederholt, 35, of Stanberry, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 70 years in

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Julia “Judy” Henry 1928-2013

Funeral services for Judy Henry will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the Pattonsburg Christian Church, Pattonsburg. Burial in Berlin Cemetery, Berlin. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Pattonsburg Christian Church in care of the

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Trenton Quilt Show Celebrates Agriculture

Scrappy Quilter’s Quilt Guild is hosting a quilt show during Missouri Days Festival on Oct. 18-20 at the former JC Penney building in Eastgate Shopping Center in Trenton. The theme is “Celebrating Our Agricultural Heritage.” Quilt entries are being taken until Sept. 20. For information about entry forms, vendor forms and deadline, go to www.scrappyquilters.com.

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Tree Climbers Holds Board Meeting

Tree Climbers genealogy had a board meeting Wednesday. Recent visitors were Rick and Candy Hughes from Gallatin. They were researching the Carter family. Mr. and Mrs. Greg Lewis from Aurora were searching Lewis, Stoutt, Sturgis and Bowman. Diane Porter from Gallatin has been a recent visitor. Also visiting was Wendell Halterman from Parkville.

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Blasts from the Past

Aug. 27, 2003

Gallatin Bulldog football captains for the 2003 season are Adam Strein, Patrick Dickinson and Tyler Nichols.

Nicole Woodward earned the victory in the season opener for the Pattonsburg Lady Panther softball team. She also paced the Panthers at the plate with two hits.

Aug. 25, 1993

Pattonsburg R-2 Superintendent Gene Walker says

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Boy Scouts Receive Badges at Court of Honor

Jeff McNickle (2013 Geiger Camp Master) with the Spirit Stick

Boy Scout Troop 67 held Court of Honor at the First Christian Church of Gallatin on Aug. 25. Mark Corwin, scout master, presented patches earned at Camp Geiger this summer and announced the achievements that were made. Over 50 merit badges were awarded to

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Gallatin FFA Attends Officer Training

Receives first in field crops at state fair

On July 29, 14 officers of the Gallatin FFA attended the Area II Chapter Officer Training at the Litton Agriculture Center, in Chillicothe. The training provides officers a time to become orientated to the roles of each specific office and the duties that they hold. The conference

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Silver Advisory Still in Effect

The search continues for an 83-year-old southeast Missouri woman missing since last week.

Eighty-three-year-old Barbara Stoffer of New Madrid was last seen on the afternoon of Aug. 20. She is 5-foot-2 and weighs 120 pounds with gray hair. Stoffer drives a green 1993 Volvo with Missouri license plate number 073RYW.

Friends say Stoffer visited the

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Missouri State Fair 2013 Results

Mules, Donkeys, Jacks & Jennets:

Pee Wee Showmanship: 1st – Josie Eads, Coffey; Pee Wee Lead Line: 2nd – Josie Eads; Costume Class, Open 3rd: Sissy Eads, Coffey.

Beef Cattle/Chianina:

Junior Yearling, 3rd – Dicc Silly, Ishmael Family Farms, Gallatin; Late Junior Calf: 1st – Skor, Ishmael Family Farms; Early Junior Calf: 1st – Pay

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Coyote Out for a Jog

 

This young coyote was spotted early Monday morning in Daviess County in the Honey Creek bottoms. He jogged along the road quite a while, stopping to look back frequently, before finally ducking into the tall grass and weeds of a road ditch. He was a light gray color and merged to vanish in

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Robertson Graduates Cum Laude

Brittany L. Robertson graduated cum laude from the University of North Texas. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in information technology. She is continuing her education at Texas A&M Commerce, where she is earning her master’s degree in special education. Brittany is the daughter of Danny Robertson of Kaufman, Texas, formally of Gallatin.

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Report Provides County Data on Senior Population

As baby boomers age, older Americans will make up a growing proportion of the population. In 2020, the population of 65 plus is expected to be 19.3%. By 2030, about 22.6% of Daviess County citizens will be 65 or older.

That has important implications for our community on issues such as housing, health care, infrastructure,

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That Age Thing

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

At first I thought it was arthritis. Then I suspected it was my left hip wearing down or perhaps a dash of rheumatism creeping up my spine. Whatever the cause, after decades upon decades of being young, I woke up one day and found that I was old.

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Fred Parker 1953-2013

Fred W. Parker, 60, of Jameson, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Liberty Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Funeral Home. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Memorial

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Junior Zerbe 1924-2013

Funeral services for Junior Zerbe will be Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the First Christian Church, Eagleville. Burial is in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany with Masonic Rites. Arrangements were by Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Building Fund, Eagleville, in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo.,

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