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Come home, come together at the 125th Jameson Picnic

Bigger and better was the promise advertisers made 125 years ago on the promotions  announcing the annual Jameson Picnic and it’s the same promise made today.

The 125th Annual Jameson Picnic will be held Aug. 11, 12 and 13 in the Jameson City Park.

Beth Wheeler grew up two houses east of the park and recently retired and moved back to the same house. She remembers when she was a

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Gallatin License Office closed indefinitely

The Gallatin License Office is closing at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, and will not be open again in the near future.

The Missouri Department of Revenue oversees license offices across the state which are each operated by independent agents.

The Gallatin office has been contracted by Heather Duvall since 2011. Duvall resides in Sullivan County and operates the Milan License Office. Jessica Griffin was employed by Duvall as

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Are you ready to observe 180 years?

“Celebrating 180 years of Daviess County, A Rich Heritage” is the theme of the 2016 Daviess County Chautauqua, set for Sept. 16-17-18 on the Gallatin square.

Celebrating 30 years of Chautauqua and a Blast Back to the Future was a lot of fun during the 2015 Chautauqua. So, if celebrating 30 years of the past was fun, why not celebrate 180 years?

Believe it or not, Daviess County is 180

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When God grabs your heart…Shelly Sims makes 17 trips to Haiti

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Shelly Sims consulting with patients in an outdoor clinic in Haiti

After Shelly Sims of Gallatin returned from her first mission trip to Haiti in the year 2000 — after dealing with rats and voodoo, after living in tents with no drinking water, no electricity, no plumbing — she never thought she’d ever go again.

“But when God grabs your heart, you just can’t quit,” she said.

Shelly has gone

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Trenton fair kickoff soon!

The North Central Missouri Fair begins soon, with the tractor pull set for Sunday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at the grandstand.

Other activities run from Aug. 2-6, 2016, at the NCM Fairgrounds, located at 1400 Oklahoma Avenue, Trenton. The carnival will run nightly, and the cookshack is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Events on Tuesday, Aug. 2, include the Fair Parade at 5:30 p.m.; FFA whole

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Library memorials

Memorial donations have been placed in the Daviess County Library. Phil and Nancy Tate donated the book, “Strong Mothers, Strong Sons” by Meg Meeker, in memory of Evelyn Riley. The following book was donated in memory of Roy and Mae Worrell by Tim and Rachel Bradford; “No One Left To Ask” by Dottie Doak Thompson.  Nenad Dobric and Allison Spidle donated two children’s books in memory of Evelyn Riley: “I

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Owen to command Fleet Readiness Center Southwest

soldier owen commandCapt. Craig Owen is scheduled to relieve Capt. Timothy Pfannenstein as commanding officer of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) on Aug. 11. The change of command ceremony will be held adjacent to Building 325 at 10 a.m.

Owen, a native of Jamesport, previously served as the command’s executive officer. Pfannenstein, from St. Cloud, Minn., assumed command of FRCSW on Aug. 8, 2014.

FRCSW provides comprehensive, quality support to the nation’s

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New flag at Mildred McBroom memorial

flag donation twoA new flag was donated for the Mildred McBroom Memorial flag pole at Lions Club Park by Sue Brodt of Jameson. The flag was flown over the United States Capitol on Nov. 21, 2005, at the request of Kent Conrad, United States Senator. The flag was flown for Louise Mathews Harris on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Pictured are Kendra McMahon of Coffey, twins Emerie Kale and Miley Kale

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Rains cause flooding, loosen tubes

water on hwy m. Local farmers believe the water over Route M northwest of Breckenridge was the most seen in memory. The bridge is between Waltz Avenue and 302nd Street (Lick Fork Creek). The sign visible during the flood of 1993 was underwater as the area received between six and eight inches of rain Sunday night and Monday, July 31 and Aug. 1. Other highways closed due to flooding were Route B from east

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