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Patrick McBroom Living in the Moment

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Cards and letters keep pouring in to support Patrick McBroom, 17, Gallatin. Patrick has received hundreds of well-wishes from individuals and schools as he battles cancer for the third time. Patrick is a University of Kansas basketball fan, and has received a signed ball from the KU football team and a video from the lady cheerleaders. His mother Laura Hoyle posted an update on his condition on Jan. 11

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail: MLK Jr. Gave a Classic for the Ages

Editors note: This letter was written by Martin Luther King Jr. after he was jailed for protesting the unjust treatment of African-Americans. He did so to draw attention to the issue and his act of civil disobedience is an example of how Christians are to deal with unjust action by their government. This is an abridged version due to space limitation.

16 April 1963

My Dear Fellow Clergymen:

While confined

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Blasts from the Past

Jan. 19, 2005

A special dedicatory celebration will be held Jan. 22, when William Jewell College will name its new wood basketball court in honor of veteran men’s basketball coach Larry Holley, who has been the head men’s coach for the past 25 years.

Northwest Missouri State University Student Senate President Chase Cornett, son of Ronnie and Pam Cornett of Pattonsburg, is one of only six college students from the

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Lock Springs – Little Town with a Lot of History

When Lock Springs native Jerry Litton was five years old, he told his mother he wanted to marry Peggy Wickizer.

The Jerry Litton Memorial in Lock Springs, Missouri.

Peggy was already taken, but when Jerry grew up and got married to Sharon Summerville, Peggy and husband Bob went to their wedding. They were life-long friends with the Litton family, played cards and went on fishing trips together.

For those too

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2014 in Review!

A summary of what made the news during the past year (January – June)

January

Legislation addresses gap between cell phone use and landline fees; Missouri Department of Economic Development visits Jamesport; Outpouring of support for the Multi-Purpose Center in Pattonsburg; Chautauqua in question; council resigns en masse; Maysville businessman J. Eggleston is running for House seat; Allison Spidle joins RE/MAX Town and Country as new sales associate; Rachel Rogers

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Lucille Bruce — Look to Christmas Future

Lucille Taul Bruce has spent many of her 90 years a steward of Gallatin’s past. She now wonders who will recreate her beloved hometown and who will be the steward of its future.

“The neglected buildings around the square make me sad and kind of make me sick,” she said. “The east side of the square was my home, you know, for 46 years all together.”

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Lucille Taul was born

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This Gift is the Wrapping

Savannah Summers, Community Services Director with the Green Hills Community Action Agency in Trenton, loaded the back seat of her car with donations from the Lake Viking Quilters.

When law enforcement officers pick up lost, hurt or abandoned children, they often wrap them in comforting quilts made by the Lake Viking Quilters Club.

“We make sure those quilts are soft and cuddly,” said Shirley Leakey, a member of the quilting

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Home Birth, Once Community Norm, Now Rare Choice

Before modern medicine, home birth was the common method of delivery. Since the beginning of the 20th century, home birth rates have drastically fallen in most developed countries where women have access to high-quality medical care, generally to less than 1% of all births.

Amanda Hartman, 34, Jameson, never had any particular problem with the hospital where her first three children were born. She didn’t have a bad experience, but

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Remember the Soldiers Away From Home This Christmas

PFC John David Macy, with the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, isn’t sure what he is having for dinner for Christmas as he serves his one year stint in the Army in Korea, but he is confident it will be a pretty decent meal.

“He said Thanksgiving in Korea was good,” said his father Greg Macy. “He has no complaints about Army food.”

Still, it won’t be a home

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