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Memorial Service Honors the Fallen, Those in Active Service

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Linda Arnold, of Gallatin, sings the National Anthem.

VFW Post 2172 of Gallatin conducted annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at the Brown Cemetery in Gallatin on May 25. Representatives from the VFW Post 2172 Ladies Auxiliary and local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops also participated in the events. Both ceremonies involved the laying of wreaths and flowers, a three-volley rifle salute, and the playing of “TAPS.” Linda Arnold of

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Garden Club Meets, Yard of Month Coming Soon

The Gallatin Garden Club held their May meeting at the home of hostess Louise Taylor. Louise has hanging flowers as well as floral and yard ornaments around her patio and apartment building. Louise’s May program included the different flowers to attract bees and butterflies. She also provided pictures for the members to look at that included flowers for dry and wet weather as well as local birds that are nesting

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services conducted Sunday, May 24, 2015:

Gallatin United Methodist

The prelude played as Mady Tipton and Izzy Urton lit the candles to start the worship service. Melanie Tipton delivered the Children’s message, “Let Your Light Shine.” Pastor Mike based his sermon “Come Holy Spirit, Come” on scripture Acts 2:1-21. A short congregational meeting was held immediately following the worship service.

May 26, UMW meets at

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It’s Time to Reform Crop Insurance

by Traci Bruckner

At the Center for Rural Affairs, we’ve heard from farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains about negative impacts of federally subsidized crop insurance for over a decade. A farm safety net is important to help family farmers mitigate risks, but there are real concerns with the current crop insurance program.

The federal government subsidizes crop insurance, paying 62% of premiums, on average, in 2012. Insurance policies

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Letter to the Editor: Big Thanks to Foster Parents

Dear Editor:

Thank you, foster parents!

On behalf of Healthy Families at Cornerstones of Care, we want to thank everyone in the community who is a foster parent. We know being a foster parent is a tough job, and we appreciate your dedication and commitment to our children.

As you well know, the children in our care have suffered from abuse and neglect. While those traumatic experiences are unimaginable to

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary

Four persons were arrested during a traffic stop on northbound I-35 in Daviess County on May 17 on various drug and firearm charges. According to the probable cause report, Ashley Snidow, 19, was pulled over for speeding in a Toyota Camry with Minnesota license plates. Her Missouri driver’s license was suspended, and Trooper J. Johnston detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. While in Johnston’s patrol car,

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Community Works Together to End Hunger

Second Harvest Community Food Bank joined with the Gallatin Post Office in a local effort to “Stamp Out Hunger” – the nation’s largest annual food collection event. The food was taken to the Seventh-Day Adventist Community Center Food Pantry where it will be available to low income residents and anyone with an emergency need. Call 663-2478 for more information. The post office employees and Seventh-Day wish to thank the community

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All Alumni Reunion Set for May 22-25

The Gallatin All Alumni Reunion will be held this weekend, May 22-25. Schedule includes an icebreaker at South Side Tavern on Friday; Class of ’65 gathering at the library from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday; All alumni banquet at the high school gym with doors open at 4 and dinner at 5:30 on Saturday; All alumni pot luck wiener roast at Dockery Park at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday; and Veterans

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Retirement Reception at R-5

A retirement reception honoring Gallatin R-5 retirees Dennis Croy, Rick Lin, and Margaret Prewitt, will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Gallatin R-5 High School Commons. All are invited to attend to wish them well on their upcoming retirement. Refreshments will be served.

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