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No Work Zones Planned Over Labor Day Weekend

All construction work on state routes in Missouri will stop starting Friday, September 2 at noon for the Labor Day holiday weekend.  Some work zones have permanent lane closures and barriers will remain in place this weekend. Some of the major permanent lane closure work zones include Interstate 70 at Fifth Street in St. Charles, Interstate 44 in the City of St. Louis and the Route 54/63 Missouri River bridge

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 105th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 5, 2017. The application deadline is October 3, 2016.

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Route 6 Scheduled To Close

As DeKalb County residents know, a wind farm project is bringing windmill towers to locations throughout west and central parts of the county. As part of this project, large cranes used by the contractor will be moving across Routes 31, 6, J, and N at various times during the upcoming weeks. When the cranes are moved, it will require a full closure of the roadway. Most of these closures should

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A big little idea

rotary libraryGallatin Rotarian Kelly Gray is pictured with a free library dispenser located near the city pool. The little library will be full of children’s books and adult books and is available to anyone.

Known as “take a book, leave a book” the idea is to promote literacy and the love of reading through the free book exchange.

The colorful library, a little house on a post, was built by Graydee

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Local residents chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Daviess County

Fair Daviess farm family

Pictured front row, left to right, Will Grady, Cooper Grady, Cindy Grady and Calvin Grady; second row, Sherry Jones, State Fair Commissioner, Lowell Mohler, State Fair Commissioner; back row, Marshall Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Extension & Engagement, MU Extension, Mark Wolfe, Mo State Fair Director, Richard Fordyce, Director of Agriculture, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau.

Will and Cindy Grady and family of Gallatin were among

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Give your family an International flair: Host an exchange student!

Bring the world together by hosting a foreign exchange student! World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school  students from over 30 countries: Spain, Germany, Thailand, Denmark, Portugal, South Korea, Italy, France, The former Soviet Union Countries, Norway and more!

Couples and families with & without children in the home are all encouraged to host! You can choose to host a

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Cholesterol screenings in September for Daviess County residents

September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month and the Daviess County Health Department is offering a Lipid Panel for FREE for Daviess County residents only on the following dates in September from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 6; Tuesday, Sept. 13; Tuesday, Sept. 20.

This is a fasting test and you must not eat or drink after midnight the night prior to the tests.

Because this is a screening,

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Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation announces 5th annual Wright Run 5k/10k

Plans for the 5th annual Wright Run 5k/10k have been announced by the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation in Trenton.  The 2016 event will be held on Saturday, October 1, in Trenton and will begin and conclude on the campus of Wright Memorial Hospital.  Participants will meet for their official send-off at the hospital and return there for their final lap on the hospital’s walking trail. This year’s Wright Run will

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Frances Whitt turns 102

Frances Whitt will turn 102 on Aug. 28. Join in celebrating her birthday at the Community Room, Rest Easy Apartments, from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28. One-hundred-two cupcakes and drinks will be served. Please send/bring cards and/or $1 for her money tree in her honor. Address is Apartment 19, 604 East Grand Street, Gallatin, 64640. Frances and her late husband Elmer operated the Dinner Bell Cafe in Gallatin for

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