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Eyeball to Eyeball, Heart to Heart

Winnie and Howard, friends for life.

People driving by the Gallatin home of Vicky Ray and Danny Sloan often do a double-take when they see a dog and a duck in the yard together. The odd animal couple seem to have formed a warm and lasting friendship.

Vicky said they have had Winnie, a purebred pug, since she was a seven-week old pup. Winnie is three now.

The duck belongs

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Tanner Johnson, Family Represent County at State Fair

And beyond

Even before the Johnson family was selected to represent Daviess County at the Missouri State Fair, Tanner Johnson was representing the family, school and neighborhood on two ag related brochures — USDA Youth Farm Loan and Daviess County Extension.

Tanner, 15, applied for the USDA youth loan at age 10 after he had finished showing pigs for a year. He purchased seventeen hogs. His project has since grown

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Streets Around Courthouse Square Resealed

Vance Brothers, a paving and asphalt service out of Kansas City, was awarded the contract by the City of Gallatin during their June 9 meeting to re-seal the streets around the Gallatin square, including Grand, Market, and Jackson, and also West Richardson street. The thin overlay project is for approximately 18,500 square yards. The total cost of the slurry seal project is $48,597.14. The streets had been previously paved with

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GFG Purchases Ag Companies at Jamesport, Trenton

GFG Ag Services has purchased the retail elevator located at Jamesport, according to Tracey Wright, vice-president of commercial sales for GFG.

The transaction took place in early June. There are two employees: Jarett Webb, manager, Gilman City, and Gordon Hale, Jamesport, at the location on Hwy 190. The company has a full line of Purina Feed products, chemical, fertilizer, NH3, and provides custom application.

GFG also purchased Hoffman and Reed

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Armadillo: An Uncommon Sight in These Parts

Daviess County Conservation Agent Alan Bradford said he received one call regarding an armadillo sighting in Daviess County this year. Tomie Walker reported seeing one as she was driving near her home in the Lock Springs bottoms.

“It was alive and running, crossing the road ahead of us,” she said.

Three others riding in the car with her, her husband Larry and two children Alexie and Charlie, also saw the

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Waters Cemetery Needs a Revival

The Daviess County Genealogical Society has been notified that the Waters Cemetery, sometimes known as the Haver Cemetery, is in poor, overgrown condition and is in need of rescue. The cemetery was last seen in good condition back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but now the cemetery is no longer accessible. Overgrown with brush, this cemetery is out in the middle of nowhere, not a house within a

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Hospice Advantage Announces Winners

Hospice Advantage in Gallatin recently announced the winners from contests held at their Chautauqua booth.

Winners of the coloring contest were: Ages 0-6, first to Serenity Jones, 6, second to Courtney Cecil, 5; Ages 7-10, first to Matthew Manning, 9, second to Kiera Huskey, 10. The judges were Norma McCaulla and Markay August.

The winner of the wine and cheese basket was Jamie Bunker. The winner of the basket from

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Town with Ties to the Past, Celebrates the Future

by Lanita Sconce Smith, DCGS President

This old town, originally situated on the bottom lands of Sampson Creek, was first named “Elm Flats” because of the number of elms found there. When the first water mill was built by Matthew Patton, on Big Creek, a few miles from Elm Flats, this area was called “Pattons Mill.” The railroad completed rails to Big Creek where a depot was established. This led

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