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Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery

by Sgt. J.P. Angle, Public Information Officer, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop H

The title says it all: Human trafficking is the equivalent to modern day slavery. The topic of human trafficking is a dark and uncomfortable issue, but unless we are willing to have an honest discussion about it, the problem will persist. Every year human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits from victimizing millions of people in

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Allen Now Yoga Teacher

Debbie Lutzky Allen of Jamesport has received her accreditation as a certified yoga teacher at the 500 hour level from the Yoga School of Therapeutics in Overland Park, Kan. 

“It has been a long but very fulfilling journey,” said Ms. Allen, who has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, and actively pursuing her teaching certificate for the last two. 

Debbie Lutzky Allen with Suzette Scholtes, Director of Teacher Training

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McBrooms’ ‘Hodgepodge’ … Their Oasis

Shannon and Kyle McBroom call their back yard a hodgepodge, but really it is a very ordered oasis which has been named Yard of the Month for July by the Gallatin Garden Club.

The McBroom’s back lawn at 812 S. Prospect is surrounded by 50 lilac bushes which makes a natural privacy fence with enough space between a couple of the bushes to allow entrance for yard work.

They have

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A Strange, Weird, Really Cool… Er, Thing!

Michael Long, 62, Gallatin, found this strange fossil that looks like a snail while walking his dog along the old Grand Highway in the north part of Gallatin. Mr. Long said he walks for miles all over town looking for fossils.

“I flip over a rock and find one and then I find another — it’s like finding gold,” he said.

Mr. Long has only lived in Gallatin for about

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One of a Kind — Man and Product

Ellis sits with a few furry friends—and an Indian he carved himself.

“I’ve always been a collector,” said Gary Ellis of Jamesport. “Old folks in the neighborhood would give me little trinkets when I was a kid. I had so many marbles and keys in my pockets, I couldn’t keep my pants up.”

One thing led to another. Mr. Ellis, 75 years old now, never stopped accumulating things and has

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Letter to the Editor: Altamont Soldier Buried in France

My name is Dave Nyhlen (currently living in Beaurains les Noyon, France) and understand that you maintain the website for the Historical Society and was hoping that you might be able to put me in contact with someone related to a Lt. Frands V Frazier from Altamont, MO, who died 24th of March, 1918, from wounds received while the Germans retook the city of Noyon, France, in their last offensive

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Life Changing Mission Trip Examines Global Challenge

Cup of milk or whole cow?

by Theresa Hamilton, Office Manager/Events Coordinator, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Global Challenge at Heifer International Ranch in Perryville, Ark., was more than a challenge for three adults and 12 youth from the Northwest Area (NWA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); it was an eye-opening and life-changing mission trip! The 48-hour “Global Challenge” was paid for by the generous offerings

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Leap of Faith Leads to Family Business for Kidder Couple

Kirk and Mary Lee of Kidder love the outdoors. They ride horses, fish, and even hunt a little together. They had always dreamed of owning their own tack shop and had lots of ideas about what they could make if they just had the equipment and materials.

Many people will recognize Kirk as a member of the local band, the Bluegrass Tornadoes. Bluegrass Tornadoes performs folk music and bluegrass through

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Father, Son Indicted for $862,000 Fraud Against Farmers

Same men plead guilty in Daviess County case in 2012

A father and son in northern Missouri were indicted by a federal grand jury June 9 for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud farmers in 10 states of nearly $862,000, according to Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Mark Henry, Sr., 50, of Cameron, and his son, Mark Henry, Jr., 28, of Lucerne, were

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