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Letter from a Birmingham Jail: MLK Jr. Gave a Classic for the Ages

Editors note: This letter was written by Martin Luther King Jr. after he was jailed for protesting the unjust treatment of African-Americans. He did so to draw attention to the issue and his act of civil disobedience is an example of how Christians are to deal with unjust action by their government. This is an abridged version due to space limitation.

16 April 1963

My Dear Fellow Clergymen:

While confined

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Lock Springs – Little Town with a Lot of History

When Lock Springs native Jerry Litton was five years old, he told his mother he wanted to marry Peggy Wickizer.

The Jerry Litton Memorial in Lock Springs, Missouri.

Peggy was already taken, but when Jerry grew up and got married to Sharon Summerville, Peggy and husband Bob went to their wedding. They were life-long friends with the Litton family, played cards and went on fishing trips together.

For those too

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Branch Out, Find History on Your Family Tree

The Family History and Discovery Center presented a Family History Class on Saturday with about 20 persons attending. Christianne Jacobsen taught participants online research techniques for finding information about their ancestors.

The next class will be Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 2930 Oklahoma Avenue in Trenton. Participants will be shown how to attach sources, photos, documents and

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Cameron Poet Publishes Work, Daviess County Connection

L. Dean Reno, a Daviess County native, was known by his family and friends for many gifts and skills — but who knew he was a poet?

Dean and his wife Elizabeth settled in Cameron in 1958 and ran a CPA accounting firm servicing the Cameron and Kansas City areas for 54 years, until Mr. Reno’s death in 2011. Dean was remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, appreciation for

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Letter to the Editor: McClung and O’Daniel Family Heirlooms

Dear Darryl,

I found the website http://daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/ while searching for the family of our great aunt, Beatrice McClung Hanson, and found your email. She was married later in life to my great uncle John Sven Aaron Hanson. She is the daughter of Alex N. McClung and Anna O’Daniel.

We have found McClung/O’Daniel family heirlooms while going through our mother’s items. We do not want them, but would like to return

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An Asset or Albatross?

Some talk around town has City Hall taking the lead in determining the future of the cupola building on North Main. That’s good!

City Hall taking charge of this problem property makes sense. We’ve got good people serving on the board. We should encourage our aldermen to take a leadership role to coordinate what’s to happen. With the city’s commitment comes stability and an opportunity for individuals and community groups

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Altamont BBQ Serves 2,000; Little Town Sticks to the Ribs

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

Jefferson Township was originally a part of Grindstone township, one of the three first townships formed in Daviess County. Anderson Smith was the first permanent white settler who settled in 1834. He and his wife, Mahala A. Henderson, who was a sister to Daviess County’s Judge Henderson, settled here from Clay County. Other early settlers were John Owings, John Higgins,

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Clean Up of Cemeteries Offers Challenges and Rewards

by Daviess County Genealogical Society President Lanita Sconce Smith and member Joe Richardson

Life Scout Nicholas Flanagan of Venture Crew 96, Gallatin, had a challenging project on his hands when he undertook the clean up of Waters and Haver Cemetery in Marion Township, Daviess County for his Eagle Scout project. Nicholas, son of Chris and Heather Flanagan of Gallatin, and a senior at Gallatin High School, began the project on

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Blasts from the Past

Dec. 1, 2004

Benjamin Herrold, Kaleb Wilson and Kyle King combined for 46 points to lead Gilman City to a 69-63 upset of Winston in the opening round of the Gallatin Invitational Tournament.

Katie Patton, Missouri FCCLA State President and a junior at Gallatin High School, attended the National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Summit held in Washington, D.C., as the representative from Missouri.

Nov. 30, 1994

Marilyn Tolen and Sharon

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