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Pioneer Mothers in Daviess County

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical President

Much has been written about our pioneer fathers. Their hard work, strength and courage were the cornerstone of our country. No one disagrees on those facts. Little has been written, however, about the women. As Mother’s Day approaches, it is appropriate to remember that the men were not the only ones who endured hardships.

The pioneer woman gave her life to the

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‘I hope you can live with this decision…’

Mike Leeper is the big brother both my wife and my sister-in-law never had. They are cousins who grew up together. As kids Mike spent many summers on the farm with the girls, away from his home in the city.

When I finally met Mike, I realized he was just a bit older but he always acted like a big kid. He was fun. He was a Vietnam vet and

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Remembering Walter Page — They Called Him ‘the Big ‘Un’

by T.L. Huffman

Most people, even the natives of his home town of Gallatin, don’t know who Walter Page is.

That’s probably okay by him.

Walter Page

In an interview published only a month before his death in The Jazz Review, Walter expressed how he never sought praise and that he just wanted to know that he was appreciated for his influence on music.

Walter was only 57 when he

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Quilting Your Way Across Missouri Highway 36

American Genius Highway unveils new Quilt Trail and Passport

Your travels across Missouri Highway 36 just got a little more creative. Today, the Missouri Highway 36 Heritage Alliance unveiled the American Genius Highway Quilt Trail, featuring quilt shops along the historic highway.

Dubbed “The Way of American Genius” for its connection to prominent Missourians from Mark Twain and Walt Disney to Gen. John J. Pershing, Missouri’s stretch of U.S.

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Daviess County Connection More than Trivial

Do you like trivia?

My latest smart phone addiction is something called Trivia Crack. The app is aptly named; six categories of short questions tease and taunt me to try just one more time whenever I miss my guess. Thus, I can waste time while under the guise of learning tidbits about all sorts of stuff that essentially don’t matter.

But trivia gets you thinking. Sometimes takes you to unexpected

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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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