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2015 Tax Sale Notice

Daviess County publishes the 2015 Tax Sale Notice, describing lots and lands for delinquent taxes to be sold Aug. 24 at the county courthouse in Gallatin. Click here to see the listings: Tax Sale Notice

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Kickin’ Cancer Fundraiser in Planning Stage

The Gallatin United Methodist Church will again be raising funds from free-will donations during a Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness event. Money raised will be used for the purchase of gas cards for patients who travel to treatment. This year’s fundraiser will be Oct. 3.

A planning committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at the Methodist Church. Anyone who would like to be involved in the planning

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Sewer Board Elects Chair

Arvella Eaton was elected for Chair and Ed Miller for Vice Chair.

Melvin McFee reported that the lagoon has been mowed. Testing has been done and the results are in. The test results are a bit high but that can’t be helped because of all the rain. He has completed all requirement for renewal of his Class D license.

A budget proposal for 2016 will be based on the same

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Koster Sues Secretary of Ag Over Crop Insurance

Attorney General Chris Koster filed a federal lawsuit this week against Tom Vilsack, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, seeking to compel the USDA to accept acreage reports from Missouri farmers—a prerequisite for obtaining crop insurance—beyond the normal deadline. Koster alleges in the suit that the farmers’ planting seasons have shifted much later into the summer than normal as a result of the heavy rainfall Missouri has experienced. As a

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2015 Daviess County Junior Livestock Show Results

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MPA Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Gallatin’s Darryl Wilkinson among them

Four newspaper people, including an early leader in Missouri journalism from the 1800s, will be inducted in September into the Missouri Press Association Newspaper Hall of Fame.

The induction reception and banquet are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, during the 149th Annual Convention of the Missouri Press Association (MPA) at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia. This will be the 25th

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Gallatin FCCLA Teams Earn Top Gold

At National Leadership Conference

Gallatin FCCLA students represented their school and community very well with two teams earning the top gold awards for their region during Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. July 4-9. Gallatin was among 8,000 students attending the conference.

Gallatin students’ results are as follows: Interpersonal Communications, Jr: Zoe Bradford, Addi

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Gallatin FBLA Places 4 in Top 10 at Nationals in Chicago

Gallatin FBLA sent 21 students to compete in the National Leadership Conference held in Chicago, Ill., and four earned national recognition — Aubrey Burns, Jaylee Baker, and Madison Rounkles placed 6th in the nation in Business Financial Plan. The team was recognized on stage and also presented $100 along with their trophies for their achievement. The team, with the assistance of Maria Bickford, compiled a 15 page report outlining their

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4-H’ers Reach Achievement at Contest Day

Daviess County 4-H Achievement/Contest Day was held July 7 at the First Christian Church in Gallatin. 4-H members and Clover Kids of the Knee-Hi and Brushy Squirrels 4-H Clubs participated in conference judging during Achievement Day. Contest Day consisted of demonstrations, fashion review, and judging contests for the youth. Exhibits are on display at the Daviess County Library in Gallatin through July 24.

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Alex Endicott (lower left),

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Pioneer Families of Daviess County: The Coxes

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

It was Dec. 16, 1828, when our next Daviess County pioneer subject was born. Samuel Porter Cox was born in Williamsburg, Whitney County, Ky., the son of Levi and Cynthia Cox. In September 1839, his parents and siblings came to Daviess County and settled in Jackson Township in the eastern part of the county. His siblings were Daniel [born 1826];

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