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Daviess County Health Department Celebrates 40 years

Kristie Smith, R.N./M.S.N., Janet McMahon, Office Manager, Cheryl Alexander, R.N., Colt Bohannon, Environmental Specialist, B.S./EPHS, Sherri Carder, WIC Coordinator, Jackie Nichols, L.P.N., Debbie Gatton, L.P.N.

This Public Health Week, April 6-10, the Daviess County Health Department will celebrate 40 years of service to the citizens of Daviess County.

Annual reports dating back to 1974 tell the story of how a health center beginning with one staff member expanded to seven

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New MDC Book Explores History of Missouri rivers

Learn through a new book from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) about Missouri’s rich river history and how clean flowing water in our rivers is vital to sustaining the lives of all Missourians. The 360‑page Voices of Missouri’s Rivers by William Turner explores the natural and cultural history of Missouri’s rivers in vivid, full‑color detail. Highlights of the book include the state’s river history, basic river science, and a

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Wondering Where to Start Your Family Tree?

Check out Green Hills Pioneers

If you’re ready to start hacking away at your family tree and your roots are from around these parts, there’s a good chance your surname is listed among the Green Hills Pioneers. The “Pioneers” is just one of many links on a website called Caldwell, Daviess and Livingston County, Missouri, which is created and hosted by Jim Stout.

Nearly all of the families in his

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Free Class for Family Historians

The Family History and Discovery Center of Trenton will hold a training class designed to assist those interested in learning to attach pictures, stories, videos, and documents to their family tree. The event is March 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Family History Center, located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2930 Oklahoma Ave. The public is invited. For more information, call 660-663-2782.

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Henry Cox is Still on the Move

Henry Cox doesn’t sit at home and waste away his senior years.

“I gotta be on the move,” said the 88-year-old Gallatin resident, born May 17, 1926. “As long as I can go.”

Henry was born in Walnut Grove in the Breckenridge bottoms, northeast of town on land owned by Lynn Newman. His dad’s siblings Bill and Lewis and Ruth also lived in the area.

Henry and his father.

His

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Gallatin D.A.R. Present Awards at Tea

The Gallatin Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) held their annual President’s Tea on Feb. 11 at the Baptist Church in Gallatin. The afternoon began with Sheryl Warren, vocal music instructor at Gallatin High School, and high school ensemble providing an arrangement prepared for contest.

Pledge of Allegiance and “welcome” were led by Nancy Salmon, chapter regent, followed with prayer by Lucille Bruce, chaplain.

Each year the chapter

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Mill Wheel Pickled for the Past 25 Years

Danny Heldenbrand would be very interested.

The late Daviess County native, who served 18 years as a county commissioner, was interested in all things Daviess County. He was a GHS alum who took pride in farming and helping people before he suddenly passed away from a heart attack in 2011. Danny understood how many times when you take the initiative and propose something, the initial “good ‘nuf” can actually evolve

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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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