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153 students receive school supplies

Access II, Independent Living Center, Gallatin, was able to provide 153 students with school supplies at their annual Back to School Bash held on July 27. This event was possible only with the support of the many businesses, organizations, and volunteers who made donations.

For information about all of the services offered by Access II Independent Living Center, call 660-663-2423 or toll free 888-663-2423, or visit our website at www.accessii.org.

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GHCAA Women’s clinic

Community Action Partnerships of North Central Missouri (Green Hills Community Action Agency) Women’s Health will be having clinic in September on:

Friday, Sept. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

The clinic is located at 1506 Oklahoma Ave., Trenton.  Entrance is second door on North side

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Bricktown Coffee opens in Jamesport

Bricktown Coffee officially opened in Jamesport last Friday under the ownership of Trevor and Kelsea Unruh.

The business is in the same location as the “Wholly Cow”, owned by Amanda and Mitch Riley.

Mr. and Mrs. Unruh purchased the business and gained possession on July 1. They have done some remodeling and painting to brighten up the building.

The couple is offering a couple different kinds of frozen custard each

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Help in the midst of the storm

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MaDonna and Uwe with Marcus, Matthea and Megan.

MaDonna (Eckert) Maurer and her husband, Uwe, had just left their home in Taiwan on their way to visit her hometown of Jamesport, MO, this past July when a super typhoon made landfall on Taiwan’s east coast.

Friends texted that parts of their roof had been ripped off by the Category 5 hurricane-strength winds. Uwe went back almost immediately. He was gone

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Jail tour captivates visitors

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Lori Burke and Ed Howard hosted tours of the jail.

The Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail, located in Pattonsburg, just off of Interstate 35, held a tour on Aug. 5, to allow citizens to see for themselves the condition of the jail.


The Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail is the first of its kind in Missouri. In May of 2005 the Daviess and DeKalb County Commissions voted to form the jail district.

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Summit Natural Gas donates to senior center

Summit Natural Gas has announced the 2016 recipients of the company’s Community Sponsorship and Giving Program, which includes the Daviess County Multi-Purpose Senior Center.

Each year the company donates thousands of dollars to local nonprofits and community events that strengthen the local communities that Summit serves. This year the company is donating $15,000 to local and statewide organizations, and festivals.

“At Summit we strive to be a good community partner

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Grand River Heating and Cooling opens in Gallatin

jay hart truck oneJay Hart opened Grand River Heating and Cooling, LLC., about three months ago, and currently operates out of his home on East Berry Street in Gallatin. He specializes in home heating and cooling repair, along with maintenance service and installation.

Jay previously worked with a gas company and lately was the area supervisor for Telecom in Iowa.

He got tired of being on the road all the time, and realized

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Outdoor classroom ready for the children to learn

Eagle walkwayPatrick McNickle has restored the outdoor classroom at Gallatin R-5 High School for his Eagle Scout project. The classroom is located southeast of the high school.

Patrick, son of Tamara and Jeff McNickle, is a junior at R-5 and has been a scout since he was 10.

Patrick said the classroom area was in bad shape when he started, with bushes overgrown, plastic from mulch bags showing through the dirt,

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Street crew faces issues after heavy rains; electric, water employee transition

During the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Aug. 8, Public Works Director Mark Morey reported that the street crew is continuing to fill pot holes around town.

Morey received complaints from the board for Forrest Street and roadway shoulder issues on West Grand. Morey stated the recent heavy rains have caused a lot of washout issues for residents. It was discussed the shoulders on West Grand do

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