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Letter to the Editor: The Moving Wall

Dear Editor:

To our local VFW Post and all who helped:

On behalf of the City of Gallatin and our community, it was a great honor to work with you on your Moving Wall.

It was great to see our community pull together for one main goal. Your post was proudly represented to all who came to experience the wall. Gallatin was bursting with pride for the several days that

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Waters Cemetery Needs a Revival

The Daviess County Genealogical Society has been notified that the Waters Cemetery, sometimes known as the Haver Cemetery, is in poor, overgrown condition and is in need of rescue. The cemetery was last seen in good condition back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but now the cemetery is no longer accessible. Overgrown with brush, this cemetery is out in the middle of nowhere, not a house within a

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Town with Ties to the Past, Celebrates the Future

by Lanita Sconce Smith, DCGS President

This old town, originally situated on the bottom lands of Sampson Creek, was first named “Elm Flats” because of the number of elms found there. When the first water mill was built by Matthew Patton, on Big Creek, a few miles from Elm Flats, this area was called “Pattons Mill.” The railroad completed rails to Big Creek where a depot was established. This led

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Old Time Harvest Days Approach

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The 28th Annual Old Time Harvest Days will be Sept. 26-28 at the Livingston County Fairgrounds. Features include cars, tractors, antique machinery, old time skills, demonstrations, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, dinner, Laura Ingalls Wilder stories, and more, as well as parades and church services. The weekend’s events are sponsored by the Livingston County Steam and Gas Association. Admission is $5 for a 3-day pass. Youths

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Vivian Bowman Pens First Book

Vivian Gault Bowman, 83, rural Pattonsburg, is a retired reading specialist who has spent a lifetime trying to get children to learn to love reading as much as she does. But it wasn’t until she reached her seventies that she put her secret passion — writing — to paper.

Vivian poses with her first published book.

Vivian taught school close to four decades, grades kindergarten through fifth.
“I taught fifth

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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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