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Hold up! Jesse James coming to Winston

Jesse James and the gang will ride again as Winston holds Jesse James Days July 15 and 16.

Friday night, July 15: homemade ice cream social and gospel sing; food shack opens at 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m. by Servants of the Most High; bag toss tournament at 7 p.m. (registration and practice between 6-6:50).

Saturday, July 16: 7 a.m.: biscuits and gravy breakfast; 9 a.m.: horseshoe pitching tournament

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Brett Eldredge to Perform at Missouri State Fair

Final announcement of 2016 concert series

The final concert of the 2016 Missouri State Fair Pepsi Grandstand series was announced today by Fair Director Mark Wolfe. Country artist Brett Eldredge will take the stage with opener Belles and Whistles on Friday, Aug. 12.

“Country acts like Brett Eldredge are important to the Fair’s large agriculture public,” Wolfe said. “This year’s concert series offers a strong country line-up, in addition to

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Folding the flag, carrying the flag…Memorial day services a lesson for us all

mday tapsVFW Post 2172 of Gallatin conducted annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at the Lyle Cemetery in Gallatin on May 30. Representatives from the VFW Post 2172 Ladies Auxiliary and local Boy Scout troops also participated in the events. Ceremonies involved the laying of wreaths and flowers, a three-volley rifle salute, and the playing of “TAPS.” Current commander Vic Dill reminded the small crowd gathered of the sacrifices of both the

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Fertilizing Tomatoes

By Tim Baker, MU Horticulture Specialist

In my last column, I discussed the decision points in selecting a tomato variety for your home garden. Once you have made that important decision, you next need to select a site where they will thrive.

As with most garden plants, tomatoes do best on a well-drained soil. This not only keeps the soil from becoming waterlogged, but it allows good aeration in the

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Letters for the ladies and lads…June 2016

Effects of Domestic Violence on Pregnancy

Abuse is harmful not only to the woman being abused, but also to her baby, particularly if she takes blows to the abdomen. Such attacks can cause fetal fractures and cause injuries to or ruptures of the pregnant woman’s uterus, liver, or spleen. Studies have shown that during pregnancy, an abuser’s attacks will generally focus on the breasts, abdomen, and genitals, resulting in serious

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And the two buildings shall be as one

The merging of the two buildings owned by the Gallatin Theatre League is underway.

The two will be connected physically after an eight foot wide fire-proof door allows the left wing of the stage in the GLT building to be connected to the Kulis building.

“Basically we’re doing all the things on the final checklist to make the Kulis building structurally sound and ready for the next stage — which

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Chillicothe Arts Bluegrass Festival scheduled for June 17-19

The fourth annual “Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival” will be held Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 17, 18, and 19 in Chillicothe, which is celebrated as “The Home of Sliced Bread”. The festival site is the Litton Agri Campus, 10780 LIV 235, 1 ½ miles west of the junction of Highways 65 and 190 on the north edge of Chillicothe. The festival music features bluegrass bands from Missouri and

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MDC and partners offer Prairie Days tours at Dunn Ranch

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Prairie Days June 24 and 25 at Dunn Ranch offers visitors a chance to explore prairie ecology and see bison, birds, butterflies and native wildflowers

Free event celebrates grassland heritage with bison, birds and wildflowers

Northwest Missouri’s grassland heritage will be celebrated at Prairie Days June 24-25 at Dunn Ranch in Harrison County. Bison, butterflies, birds and native plants that support them will be on display. Experts will interpret prairie 

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One act play tells story of farm transition

On Friday, June 10, 2016 the one-act play, “Map of My Kingdom” will be presented at no charge from 7-9 p.m. at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, Chillicothe High School, 2801 Hornet Drive, Chillicothe. The play was commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa to tell the story of the emotional challenges that farmers face with farm ownership transition.

The one-hour play will be followed by a panel discussion forum

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