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Area man will attend 73rd class reunion

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Ross and Ava Swofford plan to attend the 36th Annual Gallatin Alumni Reunion on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the GHS gym from 4-9 p.m. It is hosted by the Class of 1966. Ross was a sister to Roberta Swofford Eckelberry Green who passed about a year ago.  His brother Jack now lives in Texas in a retirement center. The couple’s only living relative in the area is Linda Eckleberry

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Tree trimming completed, water plant bids will open

Sinkhorn’s Tree Service has completed the tree trimming in town and will finish picking up brush this week, according to the report by Public Works Director Mark Morey to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their meeting on May 23.

In other business at Monday’s meeting it was noted that the opening bid meeting for the water plant will be held this Friday at 10 a.m.

Street crews have been

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The high art of tuck pointing

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Dane Worrell Construction out of Daviess County has been making repairs on the courthouse roof, primarily doing some tuck pointing around the chimney. A leak had developed around the chimney on the north side. Mr. Worrell is also replacing windows in the clock tower. The work should be finished by this week, weather permitting.

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Letter carriers pick up 400 pounds of food during Stamp Out Hunger drive

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Postal carriers, from left, are Beverly Parker, John Hightree, Stan Ray, Rick Crone, and Jeremy Ripple

Second Harvest Community Food Bank joined with the National Association of Letter Carriers to hold the 24th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 14. USPS employees and customers across America have contributed more than one billion pounds of non-perishable food to feed the hungry since this effort began in 1992. The event

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Planned road work

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the Daviess County region planned for the week of May 23 – 29 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. No work is planned on the Memorial Day holiday, but some closures may remain in place.

Daviess County:  Various routes – Striping, May 22 – 27; Route RA – From Route 190 to the end of state maintenance;

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VFW offers transportation

Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 will be offering transportation to and from medical appointments for veterans and their immediate family members.

For information and scheduling contact Carl Carder at 660-334-0857.

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Old sign from the age of Model Ts

web_highway sign shared_photoJason McReynolds of South Kansas City found this metal Highway 6 road sign about this time last year using a metal detector in a field off of Highway 6. It was on the right side at the intersection to Hwy. 190, which leads to Crowder Park. The sign is about 18 inches wide and 12 inches high. It was discovered under about four inches of dirt. The metal is in

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Gallatin R-5 accepts bid for parking lot

The asphalt bid for the new middle school parking lot was accepted from Herzog Contracting Corporation as presented at $29,460 during the May 17 meeting of the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education.

The resignation of Julie Critten at the end of this school year was accepted.

Nicole Gann was offered a custodian position effective June 1.

Karen Young was offered a secretary position and Jennifer Youtsey was offered a preschool

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Sheriff participates in Drive Sober campaign

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office participated in Missouri’s May 2016 Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” which ran from May 5-16. Sheriff Ben Becerra calls it a great success.

The Sheriff’s Office reported one driving while intoxicated arrest, two drug arrests, two warrant arrests and one no valid license, as well as six felony arrests of miscellaneous crimes. There were 13 speed violations, three no insurance

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