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Area man will attend 73rd class reunion

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Ross and Ava Swofford plan to attend the 36th Annual Gallatin Alumni Reunion on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the GHS gym from 4-9 p.m. It is hosted by the Class of 1966. Ross was a sister to Roberta Swofford Eckelberry Green who passed about a year ago.  His brother Jack now lives in Texas in a retirement center. The couple’s only living relative in the area is Linda Eckleberry

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Harts’ selected for Yard of Month

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The front view of the home

The home of Jay and Janet Hart at 411 East Berry Street in Gallatin has been selected as Yard of the Month for May by the Gallatin Garden Club.

Janet said she grows a variety of perennials, including hostas, carnations, dianthus, daisies, sunflowers and butterfly bush.

She especially enjoys sowing flowers with bright colors that attract and support butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Back yard of

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Old sign from the age of Model Ts

web_highway sign shared_photoJason McReynolds of South Kansas City found this metal Highway 6 road sign about this time last year using a metal detector in a field off of Highway 6. It was on the right side at the intersection to Hwy. 190, which leads to Crowder Park. The sign is about 18 inches wide and 12 inches high. It was discovered under about four inches of dirt. The metal is in

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Roger Wehrli honored in hometown of King City

RogerW2The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Ford Motor Company paid tribute to Roger Wehrli at his alma mater, King City High School, last Thursday morning as part of the Hometown Hall of Famer program. An audience of 600, including students, teachers, the school’s marching band, friends and others, attended the ceremony.

Hometown Hall of Famer is a national program that honors the hometown roots of the greatest heroes of

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Farewell, Jesse…Missouri’s last Pearl Harbor day survivor

Spike_WPGraveside services for Jesse T. Reynolds were conducted last Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery near Gallatin. The crowd in attendance was small by worldly standards, but the life celebrated was significant.

Jesse Reynolds is a hometown hero.

Journalist Tom Brokaw called Jesse’s generation America’s greatest. In recent years as Jesse approached his 100th birthday and the nation focused on the 75th anniversary marking the start of World War II, Jesse was

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Third annual hunting and fishing show

The third annual North Central Missouri Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show will be held from 1-6 p.m. on Friday, June 3, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the Litton Ag Campus in Chillicothe.

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Among those with decoys and antiques set up at the North Central Missouri Hunting & Fishing Collectible Show in Chillicothe on June 3 and 4 will be Vaughn Walters, a familiar

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Gallatin special ed teacher retires after 32 years

NancyAndrewsRetires.jpgNancy Andrew will retire at the end of this school term after teaching special education for 32 years at Gallatin.

Other teachers frequently ask Nancy how she does it, how has she managed to teach such a challenging class through so many years.

“My motto is ‘every day is a new day,’” she said. “Clear the slate. Don’t bring up mistakes from the day before.”

Nancy represents the last teacher

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A Jamesport couple you should know…

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World War Two veteran helps destroy deadly stockpile

Bobby Smith, 89, of Jamesport, served in the Army just after the end of World War Two and was sent with a unit to Nagasaki, Japan, where they dumped, buried, burnt, scrapped or saved Japan’s war arsenal as part of the disarmament of the Japanese Armed Forces.

Bobby graduated from high school at Gilman City in 1944. After graduation, he

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Explore the “best of the best” bird watching

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages beginner and seasoned birders to discover nature by exploring the “best of the best” places to bird watch around Missouri. Finding them is as easy as going online to the new website, Great Missouri Birding Trail, at www.greatmissouribirdingtrail.com.

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