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Bells Ring on Constitution Day

The Gallatin DAR rang the bells on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, in conjunction with a mayoral proclamation from the steps of Gallatin City Hall announcing Constitution Week at 3:05 p.m. by Gallatin Mayor Barb Ballew.

Pictured are Nancy Salmon, Regent; Gallatin Mayor Barb Ballew; Mary Lee Froman-Ellis, Vice-Regent; Markay Tolen-August, Member; Mary Beth Pittsenbarger, Treasurer; Lucille Bruce, Chaplain; Elizabeth Plotner, Secretary.

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Civil Bend Farm Celebrates 150 Years in Family

A farm near Civil Bend has been 150 years in the family and will celebrate the event with an open house between 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The farm is presently owned by Alan and Linda Hutchinson Goodwin of Platte City. The farm is located on I-35 and DD Hwy. Take the 72 exit off of I-35 and go east on DD to the first drive on the right.

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Fairview Church is 130 Years Old

The Fairview Community Church is located about five miles north of Winston.

The church organized Aug. 1, 1874, and was received by the Chillicothe Presbytery on Oct. 4, 1874, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was called High Prairie by the community.

The congregation and board members met in homes and other churches until the present church was built in 1881 by members of the congregation. The land the church was

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Fall Music Fest, Back Porch Jam

KEARNEY, MO — The 14th Annual Watkins Mill Music Fest and Back Porch Jam has been set for Sept. 27 at the Watkins Mill State Park and Historic Site. Performances will be at the Watkins Family Home. The event will feature songwriters and musicians performing original and traditional songs on the front porch of the home—with an open jam on the back porch. Featured performers include: 12:00 – 12:30:

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‘Museum Day’ 2014 — Get in for Free!

ST. JOSEPH, MO — On Saturday, Sept. 27, the whole family can join the Museum Association of St. Joseph for the national, annual Museum Day, and celebrate America’s dynamic heritage and cultural life. Each participant in the Museum Association of St. Joseph features exhibits and programs on different topics, and the hours that they will be open are as follows: Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick, 10 a.m. to

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Making It Happen — Preview of Pattonsburg Fall Festival

A recently formed “Pattonsburg Makes it Happen” committee has big plans in the works to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Pattonsburg’s move out of the flood plain, according to Richard W. Mooney, who is with the town’s Department of Economic Development.

One of the projects that the committee is working on is the development of a fall festival that will be held in October of this year.

“The festival

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Eight Nurses on The Moving Wall

There are only eight female nurses listed on The Moving Wall, not 800 as reported in the Aug. 27 issue of the Gallatin North Missourian.

Richard Casteel from Tulsa, Okla., called to make the correction. He is a volunteer with The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., which came to Dockery Park in Gallatin from Aug. 21-25.

Mr. Casteel said he and his

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Railroad Grew This Town

Do you know this town?

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

In June 1871, the St. Louis, Chillicothe, and Omaha Railroad had been completed up to where this present town is situated. After surveying the town, lots were sold for $100 each. The ground, originally entered in 1854 by Charles Cravens and Ark Briggs in 1855, was now owned by Henry Briggs. The first building, owned by

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KC Monarchs Program in Trenton

One of America’s foremost experts on baseball history, and a founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, will be in the area to discuss the history of the Kansas City Monarchs as it relates to Trenton. Phil S. Dixon, of Belton, has included Trenton on a 90-city tour to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Monarchs’ first World Series Championship. Attendees will learn that Trenton has a very rich history 

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