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Local Artist Featured at NCMC Exhibit

A collection of works by area artists begins the 2014-2015 exhibition schedule in the Doris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College in Trenton. “Local Artists Showcase 7″ is open and will be on display through Friday, Oct. 24. The show features 42 artworks created by 24 different artists for Trenton and the surrounding area. The gallery is located in the Frey Administrative Building. Regular hours at the Rider

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City, County Request Support for Victims of Childhood Cancer

Gallatin Mayor Barbara Ballew signed a proclamation on Monday, Sept. 8, proclaiming September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the number one disease killing children today. Tens of thousands of children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer spares no one, affecting children from every socioeconomic background. The citizens of Gallatin are urged to join the effort to support the victims of childhood cancer and to

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Flushing Out Childhood Cancer

A golden toilet is making the rounds in the neighborhoods of Gallatin. The toilet is meant to use a little humor to inspire everyone to remember that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Gold is the international symbol for childhood cancer. Gold, the most precious metal, was chosen to recognize the most precious members of our communities, the children. Citizens must pay to have the toilet removed from their yard.

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From Gallatin to Guatemala

Pastoral family goes on a mission building homes, hope, and faith in humanity

Russ and Theresa Hamilton and their son, Sam, the pastor’s family from Gallatin First Christian Church, went on a mission trip to Central America, with the goal to salvage the dignity, hope and faith of a people living in the largest dump in Latin America.

The Hamilton family planned and paid for the mission trip with help

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Seventy-Year-Old Tractor Stays in Family

Dean Merrigan, who lives on Hwy B in Coffey, gave this 1946 John Deer tractor to his son to restore. When Dean got out of the Navy in 1946, people were still farming with horses and mules and there were not a lot of tractors around. Dean purchased the John Deer and he and his three brothers (Donald, Jacky and Jerry) did a lot of custom work. Dean’s first job

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Blasts from the Past

Sept. 8, 2004

Work is underway for the Veterans Walk of Honor on the northeast corner of the courthouse lawn. Ground work has also begun for the Civil War cannon display and veteran’s memorial.

So far this golf season, the GHS Lady Bulldogs are competing with each other. Gallatin defeated four different GRC schools over the course of the last week while running its meet record to 4-0. Whitney Boyd,

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Capitol Perspectives: Ferguson, Police and Reporters

by Phill Brooks

Cops lobbing tear gas at reporters. Journalists handcuffed and arrested while trying to do their jobs. Reporters threatened while covering a story of international significance. A TV news crew having its camera shut down by police.

Those scenes from Ferguson portrayed an animosity to journalists by police that does not reflect my reporting experience in more than four decades working with law enforcement officials. Just the opposite.

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The Wall Brings Mysteries, Answers

Aaron Gray (on right with tattoo on arm) is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He spends seven to eight months traveling with The Moving Wall and scheduling events. Every year, during the winter months of the off-season, between November and April, brand new panels are put on the wall with any new names added. Mr. Gray said the community of Gallatin was “phenomenal.” Because of the excellent volunteer help

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Salmons Celebrate 75th Wedding Anniversary

Thanks to a little help from their friends

Olen and Virginia Salmon met in high school and — as they say — the rest is history.

The couple will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. They were married on that date in 1939 at the McFall Methodist Church.

It almost didn’t happen.

Olen and Virginia Salmon will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. They have

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