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Vaughn Walters Will Sell at Hunting and Fishing Show

Among those with decoys and antiques set up at the North Central Missouri Hunting & Fishing Collectible Show in Chillicothe on June 5 and 6 will be Vaughn Walters, a familiar face from this area.

Mr. Walters was assigned in December 1975, as Missouri Department of Conservation Agent in Daviess County. He served in that role for 27 years, retiring in 2002. He and his wife Roxanna then moved to

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Access II Gets Colorful with 5K Run

Access II Independent Living Center held its annual 5K Color Run fundraiser event on Saturday, May 16, in Gallatin. All proceeds from the Color Run benefit Access II’s special projects for individuals with disabilities in our community. The race is a 5K-3.1 mile loop course which started and finished on the south side of the intersection of Market and Grand Streets in Gallatin.

Winners were: Women’s — 1st place Gina

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Stanhope Receives Prestigious Award from Embry Riddle

Jenny Stanhope, a 2005 graduate of Gallatin High School, was one of only five students to receive an award during a research conference at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The conference was called Human Factors and Applied Psychology and took place on April 3. Jenny was awarded for “excellence in undergraduate research.” The work she presented was called “Stress Reduction: Casual Gaming Verses Guided Relaxation.”

“Casual gaming

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USDA Reminder

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA Service Center by June 1, 2015. The 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to have the form on file in order to remain eligible, or to become eligible for crop insurance premium support. For more information visit www.usda.gov.

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Big BAM Miles Across the State

Big BAM is a party on wheels—bicycle wheels, that is. Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) is a cross-state bicycle ride and music festival, from the Missouri to the Mississippi River, which covers 300 miles and includes more than two dozen bands at different stops during the five-day ride. About 1,000 riders have already signed up.

big bam map day oneThe ride begins at Rock Port on June 21 and ends at Canton on

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

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Bills were reviewed and approved.

Road & Bridge crew have been cleaning up roads around the county. The following areas are ones the crew has completed: 170th Street, Sheridan Twp – hauled in rip-rap; Major Avenue, Union Twp – hauled in rip-rap and road rock; 235th Street,

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Library Receives Grant

Secretary of State Jason Kander has announced that the Daviess County Library in Gallatin has received a $5,628 grant to establish and expand existing early literacy programming. Funds will be used to conduct outreach visits to preschools and daycares throughout Daviess County. The Secretary of State’s Literacy and Educational Enrichment grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act, through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. In

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Jail Signs Letter of Intent for Management System

The Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board discussed the jail management system through the Missouri Association of Sheriffs and the board agreed to send a letter of intent to them during their meeting on May 21. The more counties that sign for the system, the cheaper the price.

Ed Howard gave the financial report which was accepted by the board. Sales tax income for May was $58,588.25; Commissary grossed $11,934.15; CD Account

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