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Blast from the past

June 14, 2006

The family of Kelly Vanatta has established a local memorial scholarship fund in his honor at the BTC Bank in Gallatin. This fund will provide scholarship support for a graduating senior at Gallatin R-5 who is seeking a degree in education. Kelly was a former Gallatin resident and a first grade teacher at Grandview Elementary in Higginsville.

Julie Macy, daughter of Greg and Barbara Macy of Gallatin,

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Blast from the past

June 7, 2006

Amy Hudlemeyer and Levi Alden have earned the right to compete in the Dodge City Missouri High School Rodeo Finals in Columbia. Amy will be competing in the pole bending and queen contest. Levi will be competing in steer wrestling and team roping.

Wanda Taylor of Gallatin was recently selected as the Midwest Artist of the Year. Wanda is a self-taught artist and her only medium is

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Blast from the past

May 31, 2006

A visual piece of historic Gallatin is no more after this week. A portion of the elaborate façade atop the retail building owned by Dean Hales is being removed on the east side of the business square. The ornamental façade is dated 1887.

Rebecca N. Stith, daughter of Chris and Roberta Stith, Gallatin, and granddaughter of B. D. and Margaret Stith and Dorothy Duffy, all of Altamont,

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Farewell, Jesse…Missouri’s last Pearl Harbor day survivor

Spike_WPGraveside services for Jesse T. Reynolds were conducted last Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery near Gallatin. The crowd in attendance was small by worldly standards, but the life celebrated was significant.

Jesse Reynolds is a hometown hero.

Journalist Tom Brokaw called Jesse’s generation America’s greatest. In recent years as Jesse approached his 100th birthday and the nation focused on the 75th anniversary marking the start of World War II, Jesse was

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Blast from the past

May 17, 2006

Valedictorian Katie Patton, daughter of Steven and Alice Patton, and Salutatorian Hattie Rains, daughter of David and Julie Rains, led 33 other classmates through graduation ceremonies held Sunday at Gallatin R-5 High School.

Kara Kloepping received the John Phillip Sousa Award and Whitney Ray received the Gilmore Award at the 2005-06 Gallatin R-5 Music Awards Banquet. The Semper Fidelis Award was presented to Kate Jarboe and Sheldon

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Blast from the past

May 10, 2006

Leaders of the National High School Rodeo Association, the oldest youth rodeo organization in America, appointed Levi Alden of Gallatin to the Wrangler High School All-Star Rodeo Team, the first ever corporation sponsored youth rodeo team. Levi competes in steer wrestling and team roping.

Dr. Lee C. Rogers, a 1996 Gallatin High School graduate, was accepted into a prestigious research fellowships at the National Center for Limb

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Blast from the past

May 3, 2006

A safe was recovered Saturday from a creek in southern Daviess County. The safe had been stolen from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Schroff of Bethany on March 30. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the theft of the safe, which contained a large amount of cash, coins and other valuables.

Five delegates from the Gallatin FFA Chapter will attend the National Leadership

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Observing 51 years of community action service

On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act which created a variety of programs, including Community Action Agencies, as part of his War on Poverty. He knew then as we know now, that the war against poverty must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House.

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

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Quest to locate photos of area WWII soldiers buried in Belgium, Netherlands

Thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David, row after row, overlook the American War Cemeteries in Belgium and the Netherlands. Four of those crosses belong to Daviess County men – Patrick Leffler, Paul Reno, Hartford Worley and Donald Wilmot.

Recently, Teresa Hirsch of Indianapolis, IN, alerted this newspaper about special efforts to memorialize America’s war dead. The project of placing photographs — putting faces to the rows of

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