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New School in Gallatin?

Plans are underway which may lead to the construction of a new middle school facility on the Gallatin R-5 campus for use as early as next school year.

A 2-story, 60’x100′ building is being considered. It would connect the existing elementary school building with the existing high school building. A 10-year lease-purchase financing plan and existing balances in the district’s building fund should allow for the school improvement project without

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Election Day Approaches

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. Absentee ballot applications are already being accepted and may be submitted through Oct. 29 by mail or in-person by 5 p.m. Nov. 3. Missouri voters are required to present a valid ID. Polling places in Daviess County on Election Day are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A list of these locations will be published in next week’s edition. Samples of ballots to

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Who Puts the “Weeee!” in Halloween?

Daviess County Unity in Community is announcing some of the Halloween activities in the Daviess County area:

Gallatin: The 2nd Annual Haunted Halloween Squirrel Cage Haunted Jail will be presented from 6-10 p.m. on October 24 and 25; 6-11 p.m. on Oct. 31; and 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 1. The James Boys and other cowboy characters will be in the jail for fun antics! Donations are always appreciated.

Daviess Fine

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Winston School Holds Trunk or Treat

Winston School will be holding a Trunk or Treat activity from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Winston High School. The event is sponsored by the Character PLUS program.

Chili Supper will be served in the cafeteria from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donations are accepted to help benefit Character PLUS activities throughout the school and community.

Local businesses and organizations will be handing out candy in

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It’s Curtains for the Gallatin Theatre League

Brand new ones, that is

Thanks to Gallatin Theatre League patrons, the Courter Theater stage will have a fresh new look on opening night, Nov. 20. When the curtains go up on “All Aboard…Revisited,” they will be brand new.

After careful consideration of fabric content, color, and style, the Gallatin Theatre Board voted to purchase new curtains to be installed within the next six weeks. Our current curtains were purchased

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Conservation Commission Takes Action to Protect Deer in MO

The Conservation Commission unanimously voted to approve proposed amendments to regulations regarding the operation of hunting preserves and wildlife breeding facilities that hold white-tailed deer, mule deer, their hybrids, and other members of the deer family, known as cervids, to prevent the spread of diseases, including chronic wasting disease, to the state’s deer herd.

Actions by the commission include:

Banning the importation of live white-tailed deer, mule deer, and their

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Capital Report: Constitutional Amendment 2

Prosecuting Child Sex Offenders

by State Sen. Brad Lager

There is perhaps no crime more revolting or reprehensible than the sexual abuse of a child. In a civilized society, no child should have to endure that type of abuse nor shall we as a society accept it. Throughout my time in office, I have worked to ensure that our legal system adequately punishes these perpetrators.

Currently, Missouri’s legal system restricts

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The Drought Has Ended… Will the Wet Weather?

Does anyone remember the drought of 2012? Or have the recent rains washed your memories away. Here’s a refresher. By August of 2012, 93% of the state was in extreme drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared all of Missouri a disaster area and the governor declared a state of emergency. Ag producers worried about their crops and livestock and water districts and municipalities worried about their water supplies.

Is

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Dear Editor:

It’s that time of the year – Medicare Open Enrollment. Now is the time for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their current Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plan to the plans available for 2015.

The open enrollment period is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, and any changes will take place Jan. 1, 2015. There are 31 Part D plans available to Missouri residents for 2015. The plan with the

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