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County election decisions drawn into sharper focus at forum

Robust questions and conversations marked a local candidate forum hosted by Daviess County Farm Bureau at Gallatin last Thursday. Approximately 60 persons attended, one of the largest crowds ever attracted to such an event held here.

No doubt interest was fueled by anticipation of confrontation between two candidates for county sheriff, which failed to materialize. Republican challenger Kevin Heldenbrand aggressively ridiculed incumbent Democrat Sheriff Ben Becerra for not appearing at

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Antique fire hydrants have new future

jameson-hydrant-text16114_3Jameson had a new water system installed this summer and nine antique Mueller fire hydrants were retired after 51 years of faithful service. The hydrants were made in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1965. All nine were bound for the scrap heap.

Jameson’s Village Clerk Elaine Bohannon had seen vintage fire hydrants for sale on ebay and other online markets.

“When I realized the hydrants were just going to be scrapped, I

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Daviess County Life through Hubert’s lens lives on

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The Terry family really pulls together…

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Pictured left to right are Tayton Terry, Brice Terry, Cydney Terry, Tucker Myers, Tannah Terry, Levi McClellan and Tristan Myers.

Upon removal of the oil pan on August 29, Brice Terry was sad to report the season was over for Too Hy-Strung, his Light Superstock Tractor. Even though the tractor had troubles along the line — crankshaft/bearing trouble in Wisner, Neb., and rear end troubles at the Missouri State Fair

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Do you foster care?

Nearly 3,000 children in Northwest Missouri have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. Every one of them needs a caring and nurturing home. They’re counting on you to close the care gap. Find out how you can help kids in your own back yard.

The Most Rewarding Challenge: An introduction to foster parenting will be offered from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at Cameron First Baptist Church, 202 E.

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Sign-Up for Gallatin City-Wide Garage Sale!!

* REMINDER * Sign up for the Fall City-Wide Garage Sale which will be on Saturday, October 1st. Cost is $10. The deadline to get on the map is Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5pm! Call, stop by or email your listing to get on the map! The maps will be available at Corner Café and Casey’s in Gallatin by Friday, Sept. 30 … and will also be posted online. Gallatin

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2nd annual VFW Poker Run Sept. 25

The 2nd Annual VFW Poker Run will be held Sept. 25 at the Old Pattonsburg School. The Poker Run is presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2172, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and Rob’s Cycle.

Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies are at 1 p.m. The ride follows at 2 p.m.

There is a $5 entry fee; and $10 per poker hand.

Drawing for the 2016 Ranger ETX

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A big little idea

rotary libraryGallatin Rotarian Kelly Gray is pictured with a free library dispenser located near the city pool. The little library will be full of children’s books and adult books and is available to anyone.

Known as “take a book, leave a book” the idea is to promote literacy and the love of reading through the free book exchange.

The colorful library, a little house on a post, was built by Graydee

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Jacquelyn Prindle takes trip of a lifetime

Trip a parkAfter being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) 29 years ago, Jacquelyn Prindle of Gallatin didn’t think she would ever be able to travel. This year an old high school friend made it possible and Jacquelyn describes her trip to New York as “the trip of a lifetime.”

Melissa Huffman Colman and Jacquelyn went to school together at Gallatin R-5. Melissa left when they were in the eighth grade to live

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