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Letter to the Editor: PFC John Macy’s Feature

Dear Editor:

Thank you Tammy for writing and featuring the article for our soldier, John Macy. Not only has John committed himself to serve our country, he has grown as a person and has become a responsible young man. He went from totally not knowing what he was going to do with his life to finding a purpose to do something important to benefit our country.

This training has given

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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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Jennifer Acree Graduates Basic Training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jennifer M. Acree graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air

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Patriotic Pen, Voice of Democracy Winners Announced

Sherri Carder, 2nd place VOD Jakob Axton, 3rd place Aubrey Burns and Retired Army Colonel Jeff Plottner.

The Ladies Auxiliary and Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 participated in the Veterans Day programs at Gallatin R-5 and Pattonsburg R-2. Both schools did a great service in honoring our veterans. The VFW posted the colors to begin the activities. Then choirs sang patriotic songs, the bands played and speeches were read about

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Military Means Life of Duty, Sacrifice for Gallatin Family

Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month. With two brothers in the Army and their father a retired Colonel, it is fair to say the Plotners represent such a military family from our area.

A Distinguished Military Graduate of the Army R.O.T.C. program at the University of Arizona, Colonel Jeff Plotner, 53, received a Regular Army commission in May 1983. He retired from the Army

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Quilt Guild Does Good

CAMERON, MO — The Piece Corps Quilters Guild of St. Joe recently made more than 53 patriotic-themed quilts, all intended as gifts for those who have served our country. Every quilt was delivered to a veteran at the Cameron VA home on Nov. 11, a day of honor, 50 of them going to the individuals who reside in the Alzheimer’s unit of the home.

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NCMC to Observe Veterans Day

TRENTON, MO — In honor of Veterans Day, North Central Missouri College will participate in the National Roll Call Event which is taking place at college campuses across the nation. The event, scheduled for 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, will be in front of Geyer Hall. The program will include a short address by College President Neil Nuttall and the naming of Missouri’s Fallen Heroes by NCMC student leaders.

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Capital Report: Honoring Our Military Veterans

by State Sen. Brad Lager

From the American Revolution to the war in the Middle East, the men and women of America’s military have a proud heritage of defending freedom and liberty. While this began with colonial farmers leaving their families to take up arms in their fight for liberty, their legacy carries on as brave Americans continue to make great sacrifices to support and defend our nation and our

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Ray and Vets

“Thank You” to Ray Clevenger, VFW Post #2172, and to all volunteers we met recently.

As volunteers at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall, we sometimes forget to thank the sponsoring organization. So, at this time our “Job Well Done, Mission Completed” is issued.

Take the rest of the day off.

VFW Post #2172 Commander Ray Clevenger, along with his squadron of volunteers, accomplished an amazing mission. To host TVVMMW

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