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North Daviess FFA Stays Busy

The North Daviess FFA has been busy these last few weeks. On March 12 Jacob Loftin competed in the FFA Creed Speaking contest. Joey Loftin served as an Area Voting Delegate and Brooke Dustman interviewed and was elected to the Area 2 officer team. She is the first Area Officer from North Daviess in recent

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Gallatin Theatre Presents “The Fantasticks”

Northwest Missouri is in for a real treat this April as the Gallatin Theatre League once again presents quality live entertainment on the stage at Courter Theater in Gallatin. “The Fantasticks” will open at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, with performances on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, as well.

The small cast

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Area Teenagers Wreck on Highway

Molly Ward, 17, Hamilton, received minor injuries in an accident that happened at about 5:25 p.m. on Friday, March 28, in Daviess County.

According the highway patrol, Molly was traveling west on Hwy. 6 in a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. About one mile east of Gallatin she drove into the path of Nathaniel Snow, 17, Gallatin.

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services that were conducted Sunday, March 27, 2014:

Gallatin First Baptist

Call to worship was “Here I am to Worship.” Bro. Garrett made announcements. Darrell Critten led prayer. Whisney Exima, pastor from Haiti brought the message. Sunday evening worship was singing and testimonies.

During April Gallatin Baptist will be in

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Two Receive MBCA All-State Honors

Two female athletes from Daviess County have been named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches All-State teams.

Kelly Warford, a junior at Pattonsburg High School, has been named to the Class 1 All-State Team. Sara Lin, a Gallatin High School junior, has been selected on the Class 2 All-State Team.

Player selections were made by a

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Garnett to Be Inducted into MIAA Hall of Fame

Ten Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association legends have been elected to the MIAA Hall of Fame Class of 2014, the conference office announced Monday.

Among this year’s inductees is Gallatin R-5 grad Brice Garnett, currently a member of the PGA Golf Tour. Garnett is coming off a tie for 31st place in the Valero Texas Open

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Blasts from the Past

March 31, 2004

Twenty-four years ago Frank Wheeler of Jameson played in the Hearnes Center in Columbia on a final four Missouri state basketball team. In March 2004 Frank returned to Columbia to coach a final four basketball team. Last week Frank was named the 2004 Richard Fairchild Missouri Basketball Coach of the Year for

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GHS Golfers 4th Out of 9 at Richmond

Gallatin golfers got the season started last Thursday with a fourth place team finish out of nine squads competing in the Orrick Best Ball Tournament held in Richmond.

The Bulldogs combined for a total of 272 to finish behind Green Ridge, 269; Hamilton, 244; and Barstow, 230.

The team of Bradley Rhoades and Grant Simmons

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Breastfeeding Friendly in the Workplace

by Jessica Nelson

In 2012, the CDC reported that 77% of mothers initiated breastfeeding in the hospital but by the time babies are three months old only 34% are exclusively breastfeeding. That percentage drops to 16% by the time the baby is six months old. Why are these percentages so low when 85% of pregnant

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Capitol Report: Funding Higher Education

by State Sen. Brad Lager

Missouri’s post-secondary education system plays a critical role in our state’s economy. The degrees, courses, and programs offered throughout Missouri’s universities, colleges and technical schools enhance our workforce, bolster economic development, and allow us to compete in an ever-changing world. Therefore, as we look to the future, it is imperative

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Trenton Offers License Without Photo

The Trenton License Office is now capable of renewing and processing new driver and non-driver licenses “valid without photo” for those who do not wish to have their photo on their document for religious purposes.

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MDC Revises Hunter Education

Skills session training scheduled in Gallatin

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently revised the Hunter Education course for student convenience and to emphasize hands-on training. The course is now a two-step process.

The first step is to complete the knowledge-based training through one of three options.

Option 1: Take the online/mobile study portion and complete

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Virginia Stroup 1917-2014

Funeral services for Virginia Stroup were held March 29, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, Winston. Arrangements were by Poland Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial was at Alta Vista Cemetery, Weatherby. Memorial Fund: First Baptist Church of Winston.

Virginia Burge Stroup, 97, Gallatin, died March 27, 2014.

Virginia was born Feb. 22, 1917, in Gallatin,

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Jesus and the Hypocrites

by Pastor Steve Ellison

The world says, “There are too many hypocrites in the church.” Jesus agrees.

In Matthew 21:18-19, Jesus defined hypocrisy, “Now in the morning, when He was returning to the city, He became hungry. Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it except

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Parenting Classes Offered for Free

TRENTON, MO — Classes are being offered at no charge for parents/guardians during April and the beginning of May, at the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center (1601 E. 28th St). Choose from the focus topics: Parenting 101/Preventing Problem Behavior (April 2); Handling Misbehavior (ages 5-10 – April 9); Your Children Can Succeed in School

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Outdoor Skills Workshop for Women

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE — The NWR at Squaw Creek, thirty miles north of St. Joseph, is hosting the 9th Annual Women’s Outdoor Skills Workshop beginning Friday, April 11. A meet-and-greet hayride starts the event at 5:30 p.m., and is followed by a hog roast and games. Saturday’s classes are open to females 14

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MSHP Seeks Candidates, 100th Recruit Class

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is accepting candidates for its 100th Recruit Class, what will be the newest group of troopers to represent the force since its inception in 1931. Minimum requirements are: completion of 60 college credits, 2 years of federal active duty military service with honorable discharge, or 2 years post-certified full-time law

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Liberty Theatre to Present Alice in Wonderland

ROCK PORT, MO — Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is making the stage at Rock Port’s Liberty Theatre, and singers, dancers, actors, and stand-ins are being sought. Auditions will be April 21-24 from 5:30-8 p.m. Call 660-744-5599 for more information. Performances will be in June.

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NCMC’s 2014 Holiday Hoops

TRENTON, MO — 88 high school basketball teams from 44 Missouri schools have committed to this year’s annual Hoops event (Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015), which aims to be the largest in its ten-year run of the twelve-day tournament. Holiday Hoops is sanctioned by the MO State High School Activities Association. Volunteers are needed and

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Rex Potts d. March 25, 2014

Funeral services for Rex Potts were held Monday, March 31, at the Kidder Baptist Church. Interment: The Kidder Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

Rex Wilson Potts, 59, Hamilton, formerly of Kidder, Mo., passed away on March 25, 2014.

Survivors include children, Rex Allen Potts (Elisha), Matt Potts (Lorri), Cody Potts, Julie Dugan

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Gallatin Club Supports Fire District

The Laureate Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on March 17 at the Washington Street Food and Drink in Cameron. Members voted to support the Gallatin Fire District’s effort to purchase a ladder truck by making a donation. Members discussed applicants for the Jean Groom Scholarship. A decision will be made at the

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Capitol Perspectives: Unfinished Business

by Phill Brooks

If you sense that Missouri government has become unable to resolve major state problems, take a look at the agenda facing your state lawmakers after they returned from their spring break. It’s a laundry list of lingering problems that have plagued the state for years without resolution:

– Finding solutions for unaccredited

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5K Color Run Event to Highlight DisABILITY Awareness

Access II Independent Living Center will hold its 3rd Annual Walk It, Run It, Roll It 5K event on Saturday, April 5, in Gallatin. This year’s event will feature a COLOR RUN. The goal of this event is to chase away the common perception of disability from the minds of all communities and to promote

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It was Sunday morning. I awoke early and got ready for church. When I went to put on my shoes, they were muddy from wearing them in the recent snows and mud. Reluctantly (I’m not fond of shining shoes), I got out my trusted shoeshine kit and cleaned them up.

Realizing time was passing fast;

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Winds Whip Brush Fire

A fire broke out at a farm site located along Hwy. 13 north of Gallatin and just down 250th Street on March 26. The fire was in the Jameson district and received mutual aid from Gallatin, Coffey and Jamesport. It is believed that strong winds caused overhanging electrical wires leading to a shed to blow

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