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Haitian Women, Girls Receive Aid from Missouri Girls

LDS Pam Lawson by  Brenda Simmons

Over 70 girls and women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in early August to help with a project for women in Haiti. It was part of an annual youth conference for the Far West Missouri Stake which was held Aug. 2-5 at Morrell Ranch in Gallatin, and was the second time a sizeable group from the church gathered to work together. The

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Chautauqua to recognize Century Farmers, veterans

The theme of this year’s Daviess County Chautauqua is “Our Rich Heritage.” The Daviess County Arts Council plans to celebrate the 180th birthday of Daviess County with a number of activities centered around this theme.

Chautauqua is set for Sept. 16-18 on the Gallatin square. The opening ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.

The opening ceremony falls on National Missing In Action and Prisoner of War Day.

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Help in the midst of the storm

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MaDonna and Uwe with Marcus, Matthea and Megan.

MaDonna (Eckert) Maurer and her husband, Uwe, had just left their home in Taiwan on their way to visit her hometown of Jamesport, MO, this past July when a super typhoon made landfall on Taiwan’s east coast.

Friends texted that parts of their roof had been ripped off by the Category 5 hurricane-strength winds. Uwe went back almost immediately. He was gone

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Harris Reunion

There were 167 family and friends gathered on Aug. 14 to celebrate 75 years on the Harris farm. Three birthdays were also celebrated that day. Friday night, several stayed to keep the fire going for the hog roast. A cookout was held on Friday and Saturday night and tents were pitched for those staying at the farm. Sunday’s festivities included karaoke, games, and releasing balloons with a message inside. If

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Muzzy recognized as “distinguished graduate” by Air Force

soldier Trevor Muzzy USAFA '16Second Lieutenant Trevor L. Muzzy earned his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy on June 2, 2016.  He was recognized as a “Distinguished Graduate” for his outstanding athletic, academic, and military performance. During his cadet career, Lt Muzzy achieved perfect scores on his physical fitness tests and placed second at the U.S. Parachuting Collegiate Championships as a member of the Academy’s “Wings of Blue” team. He graduated with a

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Come home, come together at the 125th Jameson Picnic

Bigger and better was the promise advertisers made 125 years ago on the promotions  announcing the annual Jameson Picnic and it’s the same promise made today.

The 125th Annual Jameson Picnic will be held Aug. 11, 12 and 13 in the Jameson City Park.

Beth Wheeler grew up two houses east of the park and recently retired and moved back to the same house. She remembers when she was a

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When God grabs your heart…Shelly Sims makes 17 trips to Haiti

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Shelly Sims consulting with patients in an outdoor clinic in Haiti

After Shelly Sims of Gallatin returned from her first mission trip to Haiti in the year 2000 — after dealing with rats and voodoo, after living in tents with no drinking water, no electricity, no plumbing — she never thought she’d ever go again.

“But when God grabs your heart, you just can’t quit,” she said.

Shelly has gone

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Fair Public Campgrounds to Open August 4

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The Missouri State Fair’s public campgrounds will open by 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4.  The 60-acre facility is adjacent to the Fairgrounds on Clarendon Road, which makes camping a convenient and affordable way for visitors to enjoy the State Fair for multiple days.

“With accommodations for a variety of camping units, the 11-day State Fair is the perfect spot for an affordable family

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Cardboard Boat Race at Lake Viking Marine

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It’s all about teamwork, as these youngsters demonstrated Saturday at the 3rd Annual Lake Viking Cardboard Boat Race. This year’s version was an expanded event which included a 5K run/walk across the dam and a 14 mile bike-ride around the lake. The event was put on by Lake Viking Marine with all proceeds to go to The Wounded Warrior Project. The run featured

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