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Do you foster care?

Nearly 3,000 children in Northwest Missouri have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. Every one of them needs a caring and nurturing home. They’re counting on you to close the care gap. Find out how you can help kids in your own back yard.

The Most Rewarding Challenge: An introduction to foster parenting will be offered from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at Cameron First Baptist Church, 202 E.

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Sign-Up for Gallatin City-Wide Garage Sale!!

* REMINDER * Sign up for the Fall City-Wide Garage Sale which will be on Saturday, October 1st. Cost is $10. The deadline to get on the map is Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5pm! Call, stop by or email your listing to get on the map! The maps will be available at Corner Café and Casey’s in Gallatin by Friday, Sept. 30 … and will also be posted online. Gallatin

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2nd annual VFW Poker Run Sept. 25

The 2nd Annual VFW Poker Run will be held Sept. 25 at the Old Pattonsburg School. The Poker Run is presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2172, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and Rob’s Cycle.

Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies are at 1 p.m. The ride follows at 2 p.m.

There is a $5 entry fee; and $10 per poker hand.

Drawing for the 2016 Ranger ETX

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A big little idea

rotary libraryGallatin Rotarian Kelly Gray is pictured with a free library dispenser located near the city pool. The little library will be full of children’s books and adult books and is available to anyone.

Known as “take a book, leave a book” the idea is to promote literacy and the love of reading through the free book exchange.

The colorful library, a little house on a post, was built by Graydee

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Jacquelyn Prindle takes trip of a lifetime

Trip a parkAfter being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) 29 years ago, Jacquelyn Prindle of Gallatin didn’t think she would ever be able to travel. This year an old high school friend made it possible and Jacquelyn describes her trip to New York as “the trip of a lifetime.”

Melissa Huffman Colman and Jacquelyn went to school together at Gallatin R-5. Melissa left when they were in the eighth grade to live

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Frances Whitt celebrates 102 years with family, friends

Frances Whitt Birthday

Pictured, left to right, front row, are Linda Munter (granddaughter) of Sioux City, Iowa, and Frances Whitt; back row, Jeannie Franklin (granddaughter) of Sioux City, Jenny Handlos (great-granddaughter) of Omaha, Neb., Shirley Hancock (daughter) of Sioux City; Tony (grandson) and Khristy Josta of Homer, Neb.  Others attending, but not pictured, were Jenny Handlos’ husband Matt and their son Drake (great-great-grandson); Sandy (niece) and Larry Adams of Jamesport; Bo (niece) and

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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

madonna story madonna and uwe with marcus ,attjea and megan

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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