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Help Bring Bella Back

A $2,500 reward is being offered for the return of Bella, a five-year-old German Short Hair Pointer, by the McDaniel family of rural Jameson. The beloved family pet was last seen Saturday at a farm located at 232nd Street and Forest Avenue, about six miles northeast of Jameson. It is believed Bella may have sensed a storm coming and left the farm to avoid being in its path. If

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A Monastery in our Midst

“I buried someone yesterday. How do I establish a cemetery?”

That unusual question confronted Daviess County’s newly-elected recorder, Jane McKinsey, last Friday morning.

The question came from a Serbian monk, a member of a Serbian Orthodox Monastery which purchased land in Daviess County last October. The name of the monastery is Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete.

The inquiry immediately involved Coroner David McWilliams. It was determined that there

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Blasts from the Past

May 4, 2005

The Missouri House of Representatives honored Johnathan and Phillip Arnold last week as “Outstanding Missourians.” They are the sons of Linda and Mike Arnold, Gallatin. Third District Rep. Jim Whorton nominated the brothers for the award upon the recommendation of the Daviess County Commission for the successful establishment of a restored Civil War canon and Veteran’s Walk of Honor on the county’s courthouse lawn.

Eugene McNeely recently

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Pioneer Mothers in Daviess County

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical President

Much has been written about our pioneer fathers. Their hard work, strength and courage were the cornerstone of our country. No one disagrees on those facts. Little has been written, however, about the women. As Mother’s Day approaches, it is appropriate to remember that the men were not the only ones who endured hardships.

The pioneer woman gave her life to the

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Nadine Watts — A Hard Act to Follow

Nadine Watts of Gallatin has been keeping people’s houses for 50 years. She began in 1957, when she was 19 years old. She has six homes she takes care of today.

“I earn my own money and pay my own way,” she said.

Nadine and one of her childhood friends, Janet Youngs.

Nadine is thin and energetic and always on the go. People who meet her are frequently surprised to

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‘I hope you can live with this decision…’

Mike Leeper is the big brother both my wife and my sister-in-law never had. They are cousins who grew up together. As kids Mike spent many summers on the farm with the girls, away from his home in the city.

When I finally met Mike, I realized he was just a bit older but he always acted like a big kid. He was fun. He was a Vietnam vet and

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Blasts from the Past

March 16-23, 2005

Dylan Rogers, son of Jeff Rogers and Sally Sparks Rogers of Altamont, won a first place trophy in advanced chess at GEM Day on March 5 at Bode Middle School in St. Joseph. This is a special one-day program which provides enriching experiences for gifted children and their parents.

David and Lesa Leeper, Gallatin, received the Cooperator of the Year award at the 61st annual meeting

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Daviess County Health Department Celebrates 40 years

Kristie Smith, R.N./M.S.N., Janet McMahon, Office Manager, Cheryl Alexander, R.N., Colt Bohannon, Environmental Specialist, B.S./EPHS, Sherri Carder, WIC Coordinator, Jackie Nichols, L.P.N., Debbie Gatton, L.P.N.

This Public Health Week, April 6-10, the Daviess County Health Department will celebrate 40 years of service to the citizens of Daviess County.

Annual reports dating back to 1974 tell the story of how a health center beginning with one staff member expanded to seven

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Lauren Taylor Studies Art Abroad

Lauren Taylor, a 2012 graduate of Gallatin High School, will be studying in Florence, Italy, five weeks this spring as part of the Kansas City Arts Institute (KCAI) collaborative program in the arts. Lauren, a junior at KCAI, will be immersed in the art, history and culture of Florence, Italy.

Lauren was an art student during her high school years at GHS. Her work was on display at the Dorris

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