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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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Jesse Reynolds gets star treatment at NASCAR track

 

Randy Reynolds and his father Jesse standing before the pace car in the paddock area.

Randy and Jesse Reynolds standing with the pace car

Ron Reynolds said his father, former Gallatin resident Jesse Reynolds, had a fantastic weekend at the Kansas Speedway NASCAR track on Oct. 18.

His dad was chosen to be honored at the pre-race ceremonies as the oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor in Missouri. They gave him the “star” treatment and he was blown away.

Jesse was introduced at the driver’s

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Quilt project growing…and growing

web_hugs from home piecesA public reception and quilt display of the Hugs from Home project will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 211 Ash Street, Gallatin. The quilts were made by volunteers from the community and will be mailed to American soldiers to boost their morale while they are away from home. Those attending will be able to view the quilts

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Local veterans take emotional flight

honor flight one.jpgThree local residents, including Jim Rash, formerly of Gallatin, traveled on the Central Missouri 35th Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15.   John Rice, Larry Starrett and Jim Rash were chosen for the very special and emotional journey to visit the WWII, Korea and Vietnam Memorials.  They also visited Arlington National Cemetery and witnessed the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The guards displayed

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day Held at AARC

Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 will perform a ceremony to remember POWs/MIAs at 11:45 a.m., Sept. 18, at the Active Aging Resource Center (AARC), 109 S Main Street, Gallatin.

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. All Americans are encouraged to take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are

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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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