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Shock treatments…a story of one woman’s struggles with depression

Emily Eastman

Emily Eastman

I sat, glued to my chair, afraid to move…

With that sentence, Emily Eastman began her real-life autobiography “Shock Treatments,” describing her long and tortured journey through depression and its treatments and aftermath. Emily is a penname and all the names and locations in the book are fictional.

Emily never had her book published, but her daughter, Lois (Redman) Pontius, a 1959 GHS graduate, edited the massive work,

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Peggy Sperry — a work in progress

Peggy Sperry’s favorite piece from the town of Pattonsburg is a model of the Daviess County Bank dated 1894 to 1929.

Peggy Sperry is 80 years old and still building — sometimes on a grand scale. Her most recent creation, a model of the old town of Pattonsburg, is on display at Carlyles, her custom furniture and décor store located in downtown Jamesport. She had a couple of photographs to

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Olivia Rogers is doing her part to change the world

CMYK-Olivia Rogers canned food

Olivia Rogers

When Olivia Rogers, a first grader at Gallatin R-5 celebrated her seventh birthday she didn’t ask her friends for the usual dolls, puzzles and glitter — instead, she asked them to bring food items for her to donate to the local food pantry.

“She has a heart of gold and is always thinking of others and wanting to help others in any way she can,” said her mother

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Medallion found on salvaged lumber

 

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Jerry Houghton of rural Gallatin found this metal medallion screwed to a piece of lumber that was taken from the old shelter house at Dockery Park, Gallatin.

Jerry believes the shelter house was used as a dining hall/meeting place for the CCC camp built back in the Depression.

He tore the shelter house down in 1985, 30 years ago, and stored the lumber.  While using some of the

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Goat Farm Expands Just Outside City Limits

The share of U.S. farms operated by women nearly tripled over the past three decades, according to a report by the United State Department of Agriculture (from 121,600 to 306,200) and so it is perhaps not that unusual for Colleen Grawe to single-handedly be raising 100 goats on her 20 acre Goat Hill Ranch located off of Prairie Avenue just east of Gallatin.

She has two herds of goats. One

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The final word…remembering Frank V. Frazier

his history, his future

If you were to stroll through the Noyon New British Cemetery and read the names on the rows and rows of white gravestones, you would find that most of the men buried there were from the United Kingdom. These young soldiers had been sent by the British Empire to the Western Front to fight the Germans during World War One.

There is only one American buried

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Souvenirs from the Front Line of Korea

Sidney Franks said this pocket knife saved his life during the Korean War. Sidney was making his way to the front lines when his fatigues got hung up in some brush and he had to cut himself out.

“You can’t holler for help on the front lines unless you want a bullet in the head,” he said. Sidney served as an infantryman on the front lines in the Korean Conflict

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Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery

by Sgt. J.P. Angle, Public Information Officer, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop H

The title says it all: Human trafficking is the equivalent to modern day slavery. The topic of human trafficking is a dark and uncomfortable issue, but unless we are willing to have an honest discussion about it, the problem will persist. Every year human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits from victimizing millions of people in

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Allen Now Yoga Teacher

Debbie Lutzky Allen of Jamesport has received her accreditation as a certified yoga teacher at the 500 hour level from the Yoga School of Therapeutics in Overland Park, Kan. 

“It has been a long but very fulfilling journey,” said Ms. Allen, who has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, and actively pursuing her teaching certificate for the last two. 

Debbie Lutzky Allen with Suzette Scholtes, Director of Teacher Training

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