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LaVaughn Thomas celebrates 90th birthday

bday thomasThe children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of LaVaughn Thomas will gather in Lawson at the home of Josh Thomas to celebrate her 90th birthday on August 6.

LaVaughn’s actual birthday is August 24. She recently relocated to Lawson after having lived in Gallatin for 46 years. She and her husband, Rev. Richard Thomas, moved to Gallatin when he began his pastorate at the Gallatin Christian Church. After his death in 1982,

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Birds mark 40 years of marriage

Bird 40th AnniversaryBob and Sue Bird of Gallatin observed their 40th anniversary on a very warm evening, July 22, with a gathering at their home in rural Gallatin.

They were married July 23, 1976, at the Christian Church in Gallatin by the Rev. Dick Thomas. It was so hot the evening they were married (no air conditioning in the church) that they didn’t even use candles, due to the heat and

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NCMC business students place in Top 10 nationally

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Tatumn Skinner, left, and Aubrey Nelson, right, placed in the Top 10 in the nation at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference

Two North Central Missouri College business students competed this summer at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga.  Aubrey Nelson of Gallatin and Tatumn Skinner of Jamesport both qualified for the national competition by placing first at the state level.  Aubrey and

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Crittens observe 50 years

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Darrell and Linda Critten of Gallatin will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the First Baptist Church in Gallatin from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 24. Come enjoy some cake, punch and fellowship! Please, no gifts! They were married July 24, 1966, at the Jameson Baptist Church. She was 18, and he was 19. They had car trouble shortly after they left the church and spent

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Access II holds Back to School bash    

Access II Independent Living Center will be holding their annual Back to School Bash from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. The event will be held at the office at 101 Industrial Parkway in Gallatin. This event will be open to Daviess County families with elementary students (preschool to sixth grade.) There will be information, resources, school supplies, free food, free eye screenings, drawings for both a boy and a

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One Week Until I-70 Reduced to One Lane in Each Direction

Expect Daily Delays Near Boonville Starting July 12

Traffic on Interstate 70 near Boonville will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Tuesday, July 12 so the two bridges over the Lamine River can be repaired.

The bridge closures are expected to cause significant travel delays, especially on peak travel days, the biggest of which are Thursdays and Fridays. MoDOT officials are strongly encouraging I-70 motorists to use

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Local student named to President’s list at Drake University

Allison Gibson of Gallatin was named to the President’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a straight-A GPA of 4.0 for the Spring 2016 semester.

Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,300 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students from 40 states and approximately 40 countries. Students choose from over 70 majors, minors, and concentrations and 20 graduate degrees

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Rains-Campbell vows exchanged in Florida

Wed Campbell Rains WeddingDavid and Julie Rains of Gallatin would like to announce the marriage of their son Riley Rains to Jordan Campbell, the daughter of Jeanne and Shane McClelland of New London, and Brian and Susan Campbell of Hannibal. Riley and Jordan were wed on the beach in St. Petersburg, Fla., on June 16 in a small ceremony for immediate family. An outdoor barbecue reception followed in Hannibal on June 25 where

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Who gets granny’s pie plate?

Dr. Meridith Berry, Family Financial Education Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension, will be holding the workshop ‘Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?’ on July 21 at the Daviess County Library to discuss the importance of planning for the disposition of non-titled property prior to death. Non-titled property refers to personal property or possessions that do not have a legal document (such as a title) that indicates who officially

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