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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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City Conducts Electric Study, Pool Still Draining $$$

Gallatin City Administrator Zac Johnson discussed the Electric Coordination Study recently conducted by A2V Partners out of Springfield with the Gallatin Board of Aldermen at their meeting held Sept. 8. The protective device coordination study of Gallatin’s electric system cost $13,000. The company was looking at the city’s five substation circuit breakers to insure all components were working as they should be with proper calibration.

“This is something that should

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Village of Winston Board of Trustees Meeting

Minutes of September 2, 2014

Chairman Arvella Eaton called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Trustees present: Arvella Eaton, Bill Michael, Jerry Lusk and Cindy Ball. Autumn Caldwell was absent due to illness. Others present: Lucille Lusk, Amber Curtis, Christy Eden Browder. Guests: Mark Browder; LaRae Loyd & Sandy Morrison, Colfax Township.

Agenda: Jerry Lusk moved to approve the agenda; Cindy Ball seconded.

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2013-2014 Missouri Blue Book Available

You can order a copy of the current Missouri Official Manual (known as The Blue Book) from the Missouri Press Foundation. This 1,536-page hard-bound book includes detailed information on local, state and federal governments, as well as stories, essays and pictures that help preserve our state’s heritage. The cost is $24.99 per copy, plus shipping, and can be ordered by calling 573-449-4167 or visiting mopress.com. For more information visit http://www.sos.mo.gov/bluebook/2013-2014/.

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City Sends Notices to Owners of Burned Building on Square

Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards told the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their Aug. 25 meeting that a second round of notices had been issued for the owners of the property on the Gallatin square which was destroyed by a fire on March 5.

The notice states the owners are in violation of city code for maintaining a nuisance. Earlier, they were given 10 days to bring it up to

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City Sets Tax Rate

The 2014 tax rate was set during the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Aug. 11 as follows: General .6243; Park .2221; Band 0199. This is the same rate as last year.

Public comments were made regarding Chautauqua, “j” turns and parking around square.

Police Chief Richards submitted a report on activity from July 29 to Aug. 11 with the following reports taken and tickets given:1-Lost wallet; 1-Check

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Winston May Purchase Road Grader, Sets Tax Rate

Jerry Lusk, a member of the Winston Board of Trustees, will be going to Moberly to check out a road grader which the village agreed to purchase if it meets requirements after inspection.

In other business noted at the meeting held Aug. 4, the board adopted property tax rate per $100 assessed valuation of .4781 for the general fund and .3169 for the street fund.

Utilities clerk Amber Curtis provided

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Efforts Continue to Move Radio Tower

Todd Watson told his fellow board members at Daviess County Central 911 that he was still working out details of moving the Lock Springs radio tower. He had suggested the radio repeater tower be moved to a location near Winston during the May meeting.

Mr. Watson noted that since all radios went to narrowband communications per FCC mandate, much of the coverage in the Winston area has been lost. Since

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Letter to the Editor: Amendment #1

Dear Editor:

On Aug. 5 voters need to support Amendment #1 to help stop the runaway regulation that is taking place in our nation. The Missouri Farming Amendment is to help protect Missouri farmers from harmful and burdensome regulations. Don’t take me wrong, some regulations are needed, but we are being overrun with them. A lot of regulations are not based on science but someone’s idea that thinks we need

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