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Help reunite lost military items

Searching for the family of Harey L. Hughes Jr.  His father, Harley D. Garrison Sr. was born in Dawn. His mother was Frances Hughes Garrison. His Aunt is Lela Hughes. If you have information that can help reunite the family with lost military items please call Wayne Kleinschmidt, Veterans Service Organization, 660-359-2078.

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Hee-Haw fundraiser for Disabled American Veterans

They came with tools and paint and cardboard and plastic and a purpose to spend their Sunday afternoon building the stage sets rather than to sing and practice their dance moves. The Heartland Troupe is working hard to get ready for their fundraiser for the Disabled American Veterans. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 22, 23 and at 2 p.m. on April 24 at the Goodrich Auditorium

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Abigail Marble wins second in districts

Abigail Marble, daughter of David and Kristen Marble of Gallatin, won first place in the Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 and Ladies Auxiliary 2015 Voice of Democracy Contest. Abigail went on to receive second place at the District Level in the Voice of Democracy Division.

The Voice of Democracy theme was “My Vision For America.” Each person entering recorded a three to five minute essay on CD or flash drive

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Jesse Reynolds turns 100

Jesse Reynolds of Gallatin celebrated his 100th birthday on Feb. 18 and several celebrations were held including one at the Corner Café in Gallatin, hosted by Deena Eads. Another celebration was held later in the day at the Veterans Home in Cameron, where Jesse is now a resident. A family celebration took place on Feb. 20 at the home of Jesse’s son Ron Reynolds in Platte City where children, grandchildren,

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Jesse Reynolds turns 100 – help celebrate the milestone!

Jesse_ReynoldsJesse Reynolds of Gallatin is fast approaching that elite status of a centenarian. His birthday is Feb. 18 and several celebrations are planned. The first gathering will be at 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 at the Corner Café in Gallatin, hosted by Deena Eads. The second celebration will be at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Veterans Home in Cameron, where he is now a resident.

Extended family celebrations

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Gallatin alum nominated brigadier general

Col. Jim Sears with his dad, Jim Sr.

Col. Jim Sears with his dad, Jim Sr.

Air Force Col. James R. Sears, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. He is a 1987 graduate of Gallatin R-5 High School.

The announcement was made yesterday by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Sears is currently serving as the director for assignments and air expeditionary force operations, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX.

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You read that right…published author offers writing lessons

writers guildTheodore Johnson of Lake Viking is a published author and would like to share his skills with other would-be-writers in the area by offering classes and starting a writer’s guild. He will be offering 12 lessons on writing and publishing for free between 4-5 p.m. at the Daviess County Library starting Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, and each Tuesday after that.

Mr. Johnson did his master’s work in creative writing at

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Spirits soar when Harold Stretch takes Veterans Honor Flight

Harold Stretch with son Leroy

Harold Stretch with son Leroy

Harold Stretch, formerly of Gallatin, now living in Bolivar, joined 74 other veterans on

Veterans Honor Flight of the Ozarks to Washington D.C. to tour the memorials and monuments erected in honor of their sacrifices for this country.

Harold Stretch and his wife, Juanita, lived in Gallatin for 40 years. Harold worked for Roy Moore’s car and tractor dealership; owned a blacksmith/welding shop for 20

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Post Office recognizes DAR with plaque

The Gallatin Post Office presented a memorial plaque to the Gallatin DAR. Pictured are Elizabeth Plotner with the Gallatin DAR, Cassie Parton, postal clerk, Mary Beth Pittsenbarger, treasurer of the Gallatin DAR, and Kelly Cornett, postal clerk.

Pictured are Elizabeth Plotner with the Gallatin DAR, Cassie Parton, postal clerk, Mary Beth Pittsenbarger, treasurer of the Gallatin DAR, and Kelly Cornett, postal clerk.

The Gallatin Post Office recognized the Gallatin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) with a Medal of Honor Commemorative Plaque during a ceremony held Nov. 6. The plaque recognizes DAR for their special dedication cancellation stamp issued to Daviess County veterans of

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