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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.

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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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Industrial Park

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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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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