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AYBF Annual Fundraising Events Net $42,000

The 22nd annual dinner-auction and golf tournament for the Farmers’ Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) resulted in nearly $42,000 this year.

The monies raised included $6,000 from over 1,100 Farmers’ Electric Cooperative members who participate in Operation Round Up each month. The main auction raised $11,885. The highest bid item of the evening, two tickets for the 2015 Masters Tournament with hospitality passes, went for $2,200.

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Park Board Agrees to Finish Landscaping Sign

The Dockery Park Board discussed the budget year to date in various categories during their meeting held July 22. Wages and salaries were examined as well as the expenses and revenues with regards to the July 4event. Park finances are currently in good order and there was some discussion about funding future projects such as planting more trees on the premises and the possibility of upgrading the restroom situation in

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Efforts Continue to Move Radio Tower

Todd Watson told his fellow board members at Daviess County Central 911 that he was still working out details of moving the Lock Springs radio tower. He had suggested the radio repeater tower be moved to a location near Winston during the May meeting.

Mr. Watson noted that since all radios went to narrowband communications per FCC mandate, much of the coverage in the Winston area has been lost. Since

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Do You Know This Town?

The following is the first of a series on the history of local towns by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President.

The first settler came to this area from Ray County in 1834 and settled about two miles from where the current town now sits. His name was Thomas Auberry, an old pioneer who was a “jack of all trades.” He was a preacher, doctor, farmer, horse-trader, horse

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Liberty First at Chillicothe

Concerned Women for America of Missouri will present Liberty First 2014 Tour with Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall from 12-3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at North Missouri Center for Youth & Families, 211 Locust Street, Chillicothe.

Topics will include: Should Christians be active in government?; How did we go from being subjects of a king to free men in a republic?; and What is the real NOW solution to federal

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Boy Scouts Step Up

Boy Scout Troop 67 saw many of its young men promoted during their time at Camp Geiger in July. Justice Fry was tapped into the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Patrick McNickel, Michael McLey, Dillon Nelson, Morgan Corwin, Dalton Swalley, Hunter McCampbell, Keaton Collins, CJ Richards, Colby Reed and Christopher Reed were all promoted within the tribe.

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29th Annual Chautauqua Back on Track!

The Daviess County Chautauqua is back on track, scheduled for Sept. 19-20-21 on the Gallatin square! This will be the 29th year of the event … and it almost didn’t happen!

Approximately 25 people attended an organizational meeting Aug. 4, initiated by Mary Hacking of Gallatin, at which the Daviess County Fine Arts Council was “reformed.” The purpose of the meeting was to gather community input about all aspects

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Three Weeks to Get Your Child Vaccinated

This year the United States is experiencing a record number of measles cases and one of those cases was in Daviess County. Several were in Kansas City.

From Jan. 1 to July 11, 2014, there have been 566 confirmed measles cases reported to CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. This is the highest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000.

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Jameson Picnic Set for Aug. 7-9

Bring your lawn chairs!

The 123rd Annual Jameson Picnic will be held Aug. 7, 8, and 9 at the Jameson City Park. The event is sponsored by the Jameson Lions Club. Bring your old eye glasses and hearing aids to donate to the Lions Club.

Baby Show age divisions are 0-6 months; 7-12 months; 13-18 months; 19-24 months; 25-36 months. Little Mister and Miss are three- and four-years-old. There

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