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Three flag poles go up as Eagle Scout project at Winston Cemetery


Kristchon Hisel

Kristchon Hisel, 18, Winston, has added three flagpoles to grace the Winston Cemetery as his Eagle Scout Project. The cemetery is located about a half mile east of Winston on the north side of Hwy. 6.

“I wanted to help the community and make the cemetery look better,” said Kristchon.

The project was mostly funded through a recent donation by Mildred and Milton Huffman to the cemetery.

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Generous donation will bring new life to aging Winston Cemetery

Valerie Parman, a member of the Winston Cemetery Association, knew Milton and Mildred Huffman as a young child and was not that surprised to learn the couple had made a $217,209 donation to the Winston Cemetery, where both are interred.

“They lived on their family farm near Winston and I grew up south of Winston,” said Ms. Parman. “They were very nice individuals and cared about their community and the

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Harvey rehearsals start Oct. 26

CYMK-theater harveyGallatin Theater League will begin rehearsals on their fall production of “Harvey.” Eileine’s Beauty Shop in Gallatin will be selling advance tickets beginning Oct. 26th; call 660-663-2160.

Elwood P. Dowd is a good-natured eccentric who is a regular fixture at his neighborhood tavern. He doesn’t cause any real trouble, except for his insistence that his best friend is an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey. Wherever Elwood goes, Harvey goes. Elwood

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Ready, get set, goat!

Gallatin OATS Board members were looking for something unique to go along with their popular basket raffle during this year’s Chautauqua held in September, but what they came up with was truly one of a kind — a live goat! The buckling was donated by local rancher Coleen Grawe to benefit the OATS bus. The male goat was born June 24, 2015. He is a Nubian cross.  Maude Martin of

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FSA, NRCS, SWCD and MU Extension host “Women in Ag” event

dekalb large group 2On September 24, the DeKalb County Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, and MU Extension hosted the first annual Women in Agriculture Event in DeKalb County. The event was held at the June Conley Building in Maysville, with nearly 200 in attendance.

“We started planning this event mid-summer as an opportunity to give women involved in agriculture a chance to get together, network, learn

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Gallatin Garden and Craft Club

The Gallatin Garden and Craft Club traveled to Jean Caldwell’s home at Lake Viking for the August meeting. Roll call was a quilt or a picture of a quilt. Jean’s display of quilts included handmade quilts and one special quilt made by her mother, which she cross stitched while sitting with sick relatives many years ago.

Jean’s daughter, Sandy Ward, presented a program on Essential Oils. She discussed how oils

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MDC expands pheasant hunting to statewide

Season starts with youth weekend Oct. 24 – 25 followed by regular season Nov. 1 – Jan. 15

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters that it has expanded pheasant hunting in Missouri from only the northern half of the state and a portion of the southeast to statewide starting with this year’s fall hunting season.

Pheasant hunting starts with a youth-only weekend on Oct. 24-25 followed by the

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Watch for deer

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that this time of year, deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists. It’s important that drivers be especially vigilant during the evening and early dawn hours, watching for these beautiful animals along roadways. Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting

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DAR sponsors community food drive

The Gallatin Chapter DAR will participate in a National Day of Community Service and honor the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution by sponsoring a community-wide food drive to benefit the local food pantry.  The food drive will run from Oct. 9-16.  Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Gallatin City Hall and placed in the identified bins during business

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