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Sport Leaders Put Victory Over Decency

by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Editor’s note: The following op-ed was published in USA Today on Sept. 17. Besides currently serving Missouri in the U.S. Senate, McCaskill is a former sex crimes prosecutor.

This week was a gut-check moment for big-time sports in this country. A giant mirror has been raised for commissioners, coaches and athletic directors across the country. It is their time to take a hard look at

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Blasts from the Past

Sept. 22, 2004

On Aug. 27, Pattonsburg honored Spc. Angela Booth at a community cook-out. Angie has served for over a year on duty in Iraq. Mayor Pat McDonald awarded her with a plaque during the dance, following the dinner.

The Daviess/Caldwell 4-H Livestock Judging team placed first out of 30 teams in the senior division of the State 4-H Livestock Judging contest. The team of Jamie Tummons, Erin Croy,

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Local Couple Races the River for 340 Miles

Megan and Sawyer DeWitt have been racing in their sleep and in their dreams…paddling, paddling, paddling down the wide Missouri.

The couple recently finished the Missouri American Water MR 340, one of the longest and largest boat races in the world. The race crosses the width of the Show-Me State, a length of 340 miles, starting at Kansas City and ending at St. Charles. Delayed a month by floods, the

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Wiffle Ball Tournament for Patrick McBroom

A wiffle ball tournament and silent auction will be held for Patrick McBroom at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Gallatin’s Dockery Park.

ribbonPatrick McBroom, 17, Gallatin, is currently battling cancer for the third time. Join his sponsors in honoring his continued fight.

Wiffle ball team entry fee is $100. Minimum of seven players per team. Number of teams will be limited. Contact Rusty Hendricks to register a team

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Local Artist Featured at NCMC Exhibit

A collection of works by area artists begins the 2014-2015 exhibition schedule in the Doris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College in Trenton. “Local Artists Showcase 7″ is open and will be on display through Friday, Oct. 24. The show features 42 artworks created by 24 different artists for Trenton and the surrounding area. The gallery is located in the Frey Administrative Building. Regular hours at the Rider

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City, County Request Support for Victims of Childhood Cancer

Gallatin Mayor Barbara Ballew signed a proclamation on Monday, Sept. 8, proclaiming September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the number one disease killing children today. Tens of thousands of children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer spares no one, affecting children from every socioeconomic background. The citizens of Gallatin are urged to join the effort to support the victims of childhood cancer and to

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Flushing Out Childhood Cancer

A golden toilet is making the rounds in the neighborhoods of Gallatin. The toilet is meant to use a little humor to inspire everyone to remember that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Gold is the international symbol for childhood cancer. Gold, the most precious metal, was chosen to recognize the most precious members of our communities, the children. Citizens must pay to have the toilet removed from their yard.

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From Gallatin to Guatemala

Pastoral family goes on a mission building homes, hope, and faith in humanity

Russ and Theresa Hamilton and their son, Sam, the pastor’s family from Gallatin First Christian Church, went on a mission trip to Central America, with the goal to salvage the dignity, hope and faith of a people living in the largest dump in Latin America.

The Hamilton family planned and paid for the mission trip with help

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Seventy-Year-Old Tractor Stays in Family

Dean Merrigan, who lives on Hwy B in Coffey, gave this 1946 John Deer tractor to his son to restore. When Dean got out of the Navy in 1946, people were still farming with horses and mules and there were not a lot of tractors around. Dean purchased the John Deer and he and his three brothers (Donald, Jacky and Jerry) did a lot of custom work. Dean’s first job

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