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Lessons Learned During Our 1st T-Ball Season

  1. Asking to hug your bat while you run around the bases because you “love it” seems like a legit request
  2. Sharing bats, helmets, and even water bottles is accepted practice
  3. People become coaches because of their love for the game, their love for their child, and/or because their spouse filled out the form without them
  4. Coaches are more worried, and justifiably so, about snack sign-up than the score
  5. Girls and
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Hot air balloon perfection    

 by Troy Lesan

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“An experience I would highly recommend,” Carl Carder commented after he and his wife Sherri went for a ride over Lake Viking on the RE/MAX hot air balloon on June 18. The Carders had won the balloon ride in a drawing at a fund-raiser for the Gallatin Senior Center held earlier this year at the Lake Viking Clubhouse.

Hot air balloons are not exactly a precise science

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Hummingbirds gone from feeders? They’ll be back

A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird flies while attempting to drink a sugar water from feeder in Moberly, MO

A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird flies while attempting to drink a sugar water from feeder in Moberly, MO

MDC biologist says migrants increase feeder visits in spring and late summer

The ruby-throated hummingbird with blurred wingbeats and the ability to hover in the air is a fascinating visitor to flower gardens and home bird feeders. But each summer they seem to mysteriously vanish from some yards. They will return, says Larry Rizzo,

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Effort to Save Historic Route 66 Bridge

By Tom Uhlenbrock
Missouri State Parks

A highway landmark that once carried motorists on Historic Route 66 across the Meramec River in southwest St. Louis County may be reborn as a pedestrian walkway for hikers and bikers in Route 66 State Park.

Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, is supportive of the effort to save the bridge from a scheduled demolition date of early next year.

“It is an

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You don’t have to travel far to reach an outstanding memorial to one of the most legendary journalists in modern times.

The Walter Cronkite Memorial offers a multitude of insights about a truly outstanding native son of St. Joseph, MO. The memorial is prominently housed on the campus at Missouri Western State University. The memorial is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Leah Spratt

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Patriotic Community Choir Practice

The Gallatin Park Board is sponsoring a Patriotic Community Choir with plans for an interfaith performance taking place at 7:00 pm on July 3rd at the Methodist Church. Open rehearsals will be Sunday, June 19th and Sunday, June 26th at 7:00 pm at the Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend and be a part of the choir.

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Everton angler catches state-record white crappie

Untitled-1Congratulations to Colby Conn on breaking the state record by catching a 1-pound, 5-ounce white crappie with a trotline on Stockton Lake.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Colby Conn of Everton became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a white crappie on Stockton Lake on a trotline. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Conn on May 21 weighed 1-pound, 5-ounces with

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New massage experience available at O’Rourke

O’Rourke Wellness Center at Jamesport recently added a new massage system.

HydroMassage is a fully customizable, user-friendly massage system that gives users a powerful, heated water massage in as little as 10 minutes. Users lay face-up and remain fully clothed and comfortably dry throughout their massage session. Plus with the interactive touchscreen, users have the ability to control every aspect of their experience, including speed, pressure and area of massage. 

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Gallatin natives offer solitude, outdoor events at East Fork Ranch

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Two Gallatin natives, Joyce and John Worrell, originally had their hunting clients stay in the back bedroom of their home located on N Highway west of Albany. But soon the guests were inviting friends and things were getting too crowded.

“So my adventurous husband built an 11 bedroom lodge,” Joyce said. “That’s how it started.”

The heads of trophy animals line the walls of the game room of the East

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