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GHCAA’s Summer Energy Assistance Exhausted

Green Hills Community Action Agency has announced that the agency’s allotment of summer utility assistance funding has been completely used up. They will be unable to assist with electric shut-off notices or any other utility-related emergencies until the winter energy assistance season begins. Winter assistance begins Oct. 1 for the elderly or disabled, and Nov. 1 for all other households. No funds will be available for utility assistance prior to

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Communities Can Change Transmission for the Better

by Lu Nelsen, [email protected], Center for Rural Affairs

Earlier this month, several hearings were held across Missouri concerning a proposed transmission line that has the potential to carry Midwest wind energy to eastern markets. The Missouri Public Service Commission heard testimony from Missouri residents concerning the Grain Belt Express project, one of several new transmission projects in the region that could help boost new renewable energy projects.

These hearings are

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Many Moved to Service by The Moving Wall

Elaine Kettring was a greeter at the gate of the Moving Wall at Dockery Park in Gallatin. When the sixth grade from Searcy Elementary came to see The Wall, she was able to escort her own grandson Johnathan Carder to the panels.

“I just had to go,” said Elaine, who spent around 14 hours as a volunteer many times during the four-day exhibit.

Elaine collected many facts about The Wall

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Gallatin Police Arrest Man for Unlawful Use of Weapon

On Friday, Aug. 22, at approximately 12 p.m., Gallatin police officers responded to a shots-fired call in the 600 block of East Berry in Gallatin. Officers met with the reporting party who stated she heard a single gunshot inside the residence at 605 E. Berry. Officers made entry into the residence and after a short investigation, officers seized several handguns from the home and arrested 56 year old Jeffery A.

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Mi Mexico Donates $800+ Toward Ladder Truck

Mi Mexico donated $569.84 from sales at a fundraiser at the restaurant in Gallatin, along with an additional $316.85 in donations, to the Gallatin Fire Protection District to go toward the purchase of a ladder truck. Volunteer firefighters bused tables on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17, at the restaurant for the fundraiser. Gallatin Fire Protection District expressed their appreciation to the Mi Mexico crew. Ladder truck donations total

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All Aboard! For Theater’s Fall Production

Guess who’s coming to the Courter Theater? Maude and Essie (those hilarious, sassy, and snoopy sisters who graced the Gallatin Theater stage many years ago) and their witty and wise mama!

The Gallatin Theatre League is announcing their 2014 Fall Production as a revival of “All Aboard,” originally produced 30 years ago. The show was written by Barbara Wilson and Sandy Evans, who are now busy working on updating the

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Blasts from the Past

Aug. 25, 2004

New staff members at Gallatin R-5 are Ida Dowell, Tyna Morrison, Mary Adams, Debra Carpenter, Julie Porter and Phillip Limb.

The John McLaughlin family of Altamont was chosen as the Farm Family representative for Daviess County to the 2004 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

Aug. 24, 1994

Sam Boyd, Gallatin, was among area Burrus dealers who achieved sales goal awards during a recent meeting of Burrus dealers

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Able to Deliver Meals on Wheels?

The North 65 Center is seeking volunteers to help deliver food to seniors in the Grundy County area through the Meals on Wheels program. For more information or to offer your assistance, call 660-359-3058.

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Minor Flooding Off of Grand, Things Are Heating Up


According to Kirby Payne of the Missouri Farm Service Agency in Gallatin, rain amounts for the year from January to May came to 7.55 inches. It rained 5.97 inches in June; 1.83 inches in July; and as of August 19, 4.44 inches. The area is still 7.8 inches short for average rainfall for the year. Heavy rains over the past week caused minor flooding along the Grand River. The flood

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