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Knee-Hi 4-H’ers have a fire truck ‘experience’

4-h-firemanThe Knee-Hi 4-H club met Oct. 12 at the Gallatin First Christian Church with 21 members in attendance. The Gallatin Fire Department was the October program. GFD brought out three trucks including the ladder truck. Fire Chief Doug Hamilton explained the different situations each truck is used for and the members were able to ask questions and sit in all of the trucks. The meeting then resumed with officer elections.

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Caraways observe 60 years

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Joe Caraway and Laura Charlene Lynn were married Oct. 20, 1956. They exchanged wedding vows at the Ketron Chapel, a little Methodist Church in the countryside east of Gallatin. Reverend Porter Hopkins performed the  ceremony. Shirley Holcomb was maid of honor and Kenneth Fletcher was groomsman.

The Caraways have one daughter, Sherri (Carl) Carder of Gallatin. Granddaughters are Brandi (Lance) Moritz, Platte City, and Brook (Justin) Kreatz, Chillicothe. Their great-grandchildren

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Winston trunk or treat

Winston trunk or treat is sponsored by the Winston School Character Plus Program. The event will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Winston High School. Local businesses and organizations will hand out candy for elementary and younger age children. Please join Winston Schools for this trick or treat community event!

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Prevent alarming fire deaths 

By Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

“Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries,” says the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Learn how, then follow up – it could save lives.

According to NFPA, “Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%).”

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Winston needs board member, discusses community outreach

Chairman Arvella Eaton informed the Winston Village Board of Trustees that no one has shown interest in serving on the board and asked board members for help in filling the position. The resignation of board member Autumn Caldwell was accepted in September, and the board asked any Winston residents interested in serving their community to contact the city clerk.

In other business at the meeting held Oct. 3, the Village

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‘Prayers of Desperation’ service set

First Baptist Church of Gallatin will host a community-wide prayer service  at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. This is a time when church members may join with community leaders and the mayor to pray for local city, county, state, national and world leaders.

Invitation from Pastor Garrett Trunk:

God is sovereign. God can intervene. God will hear our prayers. 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people who are called by

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Scare on the Square Oct. 29

Plans for a “Scare on the Square” community activity for Halloween are underway. This Trunk or Treat event will unfold from 3 p.m. until dark Saturday, Oct. 29, on the business square in Gallatin.

Prizes will be awarded to winners competing in a pumpkin carving contest as well as for Best Trunk Display and Best Costumes. Pumpkin entries can be delivered to the courthouse anytime Friday or Saturday at your

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City officially signs water plant project

Various paperwork was approved during a special meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen Oct 17 at city hall, paving the way for major improvements for Gallatin’s water and sewer systems.

Gallatin aldermen unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $3.9 million in bonds for new waterworks and sewer improvements. The ordinance (No. 1176-16) allows for 35-year revenue bonds with the USDA for $3,900,000 at 1.375% interest.

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Claim counselors at Access II

CLAIM counselors will be on hand from Monday through Thursday, Oct. 17 to Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ACCESS II Independent Living Center, 101 Industrial Parkway, Gallatin, Mo., 64640.

Please park in front parking lot. There are limited spaces available at this enrollment session – reservations are encouraged. For more information, call Marina Beebe at (660) 663-2423.

Medicare beneficiaries can change their coverage during open enrollment

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