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McFall School Reunion

The annual reunion of teachers, graduates and students was held Sept. 6 at the Pattonsburg Multi-Purpose Center.

Those attending were: Frank and Shirley Lupfer, Albany; Norma Lindsey, Bethany; Robert and Francis Stratton, Bethany; Dick and Pat Teel, Bethany; Gary and Joyce McCrander, Bates City; Cliff and Janice Hibbs, Clarksdale; Norma Robertson, Cameron; Gordon, Linda and Tracy Plowman, Cameron; Olin and Virginia Salmon, Gallatin; Gary and Ann Carter, Gallatin; Nellie Croke,

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Blasts from the Past

Sept. 8, 2004

Work is underway for the Veterans Walk of Honor on the northeast corner of the courthouse lawn. Ground work has also begun for the Civil War cannon display and veteran’s memorial.

So far this golf season, the GHS Lady Bulldogs are competing with each other. Gallatin defeated four different GRC schools over the course of the last week while running its meet record to 4-0. Whitney Boyd,

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Batson, Rogers Engaged to Be Married

Kinsey Leighn Batson and Harrison Cade Rogers of Springfield are engaged to be married.

Kinsey is the daughter of Jerry and Wanda Batson of Gallatin. Her paternal grandparents are Aleene Marsh, the late J.D. Marsh, and the late Bill Batson, all of Albany. Kinsey’s maternal grandparents are the late Elva and Madeline Fletchall of Grant City. She is a 2006 graduate of Gallatin High School and a 2010 graduate of

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Minnicks Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Wayne and Sally Minnick of Jamesport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5. They would love to hear from friends and relatives. If you have a fun, sweet, tender, or silly story of how you first met Wayne and Sally, or some memory of a fun time you shared with them, please consider sending it to: Mark and Autumn Minnick, 1921 South 73rd Circle, Fort Smith, Ariz., 72903. [Submitted

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Dancing in the Streets

WEATHERBY, MO — On Saturday, Sept. 13, Weatherby will host music by Sweet Dreamer and DC and Kei for a street dance on the town square, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. Food including BBQ brisket, a baked potato bar, hamburgers, hot dogs, Fritos pie, taco pie, nachos, and French fries will kick things off. Bring your dancing shoes.

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Blasts from the Past

Sept. 1, 2004

Gallatin senior football captains for the 2004 season are Jason McGee, Adam Strein and Chris Barnes.

The GHS golf girls are 2-0 so far this season. Maria Burge is a perfect two for two in medalist events.

Martin Sweatman and David Tolen coached a group of Gallatin 13-year-old girls to a second place finish in the Crossroads summer basketball league in Cameron. Team members were: Courtney Ray,

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Crittens Mark 50 Years With Celebration

Kenny and Lola Critten of Gallatin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 6, at their rural home located near Landmark Manufacturing. Kenny and Lola were married Aug. 30, 1964, at the Jameson Baptist Church. They have three sons, Kevin (Pam) Critten, Kent (Kim) Critten, and Kris Critten. The event will also mark Kenny’s 70th birthday which is on Sept. 10. The celebration begins at 5

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Happy 100th Birthday to Frances Whitt

by Troy Lesan

“Staying active and keeping a positive attitude” are the qualities that Frances Whitt credits to her longevity. Those attributes are good advice for anyone but they have served Frances particularly well. As of August 28, 2014, Frances Whitt is 100 years old. Frances has been a well-known figure for many years at Gallatin and has the well-deserved reputation as one of the area’s best cooks. She is

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Swofford Reunion

The Swofford biennial reunion was held Aug. 11 at Dockery Park in Gallatin. Fifty-four Swoffords from Missouri, Iowa, New Mexico, Virginia, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas gathered in for a day of sharing, eating, and acquainting the younger generations with the older ones. Some brought pictures to share, and much time was spent figuring out how this person was related to another person. The pictures of our ancestors were of

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