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Foster/Adoptive Parents Needed

In Northwest Missouri, more than 4000 children suffer from abuse and neglect. These kids are in need of a family. Whether or not you’ve considered fostering or adopting before, go to healthyfamilies4kids.org, or call 855-SRV-KIDS for more information about what it takes to get involved and make a life-altering difference.

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Eyeball to Eyeball, Heart to Heart

Winnie and Howard, friends for life.

People driving by the Gallatin home of Vicky Ray and Danny Sloan often do a double-take when they see a dog and a duck in the yard together. The odd animal couple seem to have formed a warm and lasting friendship.

Vicky said they have had Winnie, a purebred pug, since she was a seven-week old pup. Winnie is three now.

The duck belongs

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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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German Exchange Student Returns for Visit

Bettina Wissmann from Pforzheim, Germany, an exchange student during the 1998-99 school year returned to Gallatin to visit friends this past week. Bettina stayed with the Bradley and Batson families during her GHS year. Bettina works now in human resources in a savings bank in Pforzheim called “Sparkasse.” Bettina lives in her own apartment. She enjoys sports and traveling. She returned one time before in 2007 as a guest at

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Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness Block Party Oct. 4

The Gallatin United Methodist Men’s Prayer Group will hold Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Market Street in front of the Gallatin Methodist Church.

The meal and entertainment are free; however, a free-will donation will be accepted.

All money raised will be used to purchase gas cards to help Daviess County cancer patients travel to treatments. Those wishing to donate toward this

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Sport Leaders Put Victory Over Decency

by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Editor’s note: The following op-ed was published in USA Today on Sept. 17. Besides currently serving Missouri in the U.S. Senate, McCaskill is a former sex crimes prosecutor.

This week was a gut-check moment for big-time sports in this country. A giant mirror has been raised for commissioners, coaches and athletic directors across the country. It is their time to take a hard look at

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Blasts from the Past

Sept. 22, 2004

On Aug. 27, Pattonsburg honored Spc. Angela Booth at a community cook-out. Angie has served for over a year on duty in Iraq. Mayor Pat McDonald awarded her with a plaque during the dance, following the dinner.

The Daviess/Caldwell 4-H Livestock Judging team placed first out of 30 teams in the senior division of the State 4-H Livestock Judging contest. The team of Jamie Tummons, Erin Croy,

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Local Couple Races the River for 340 Miles

Megan and Sawyer DeWitt have been racing in their sleep and in their dreams…paddling, paddling, paddling down the wide Missouri.

The couple recently finished the Missouri American Water MR 340, one of the longest and largest boat races in the world. The race crosses the width of the Show-Me State, a length of 340 miles, starting at Kansas City and ending at St. Charles. Delayed a month by floods, the

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Wiffle Ball Tournament for Patrick McBroom

A wiffle ball tournament and silent auction will be held for Patrick McBroom at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Gallatin’s Dockery Park.

ribbonPatrick McBroom, 17, Gallatin, is currently battling cancer for the third time. Join his sponsors in honoring his continued fight.

Wiffle ball team entry fee is $100. Minimum of seven players per team. Number of teams will be limited. Contact Rusty Hendricks to register a team

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