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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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Blasts from the Past

June 1-8, 2005

Carleena Leeper was awarded a plaque signifying her selection as Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year. This is her third year with the Cameron R-1 district. She teaches kindergarten special education.

Among this year’s participants in the 14th Annual Lions District 26F All-Star Basketball Classic are Gallatin’s Kyle Hefley and Emily Gay, Winston’s Cody Lang, Pattonsburg’s Brandon Ray, North Daviess’ Nicole Ray and Gilman City’s Kaleb Wilson.

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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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