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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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Hug Your Trees — City Getting Ready to Trim

City crews will be doing extensive tree trimming this fall, according to Gallatin Administrator Zac Johnson.

“This fall we will be doing a lot of tree trimming in utility easements and along city right-of-way,” Mr. Johnson said. “We will notify property owners when trimming around the electrical lines if the tree is located on their property. As for the trimming along the streets, low hanging branches, around stop signs, etc.,

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FSA Reminds Producers of Upcoming Crop Reporting Dates

For forage crops and fall-seeded small grains

Daviess County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Kirby Payne reminds producers that all 2015 perennial and biennial forage crops must be reported by Nov. 15 and fall-seeded small grains by Dec. 15.

Mr. Payne said all 2015 perennial and biennial forage acres, such as pasture acreage intended for haying or grazing, must be reported to FSA by the Nov. 15 deadline.

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Fresh Worship Style for Community

Friends in Christ Church will celebrate its official opening on Sunday, October 26, at its meeting place, the former Seasons restaurant on the east side of the Gallatin square.

Friends in Christ is changing its location. They have been holding services for several years in the home of Shonna and Mark Morrison.

“We formed our own home church after realizing that a number of people in the community who once

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Foster/Adoptive Parents Needed

In Northwest Missouri, more than 4000 children suffer from abuse and neglect. These kids are in need of a family. Whether or not you’ve considered fostering or adopting before, go to healthyfamilies4kids.org, or call 855-SRV-KIDS for more information about what it takes to get involved and make a life-altering difference.

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Dream Factory Holds Sports Memorabilia Auction

The Dream Factory of Northwest Missouri will be holding a Sports Memorabilia Auction on Friday, Oct. 17, at the First Christian Church at 1700 Princeton Road in Trenton. A full listing of auction items is available at gpcink.com.

Silent auction is from 4-6:30; tailgate party at 5 with food and drink; live auction starts at 6:30. At 5:30 Dennis Leonard and Brian McRae, former KC Royals, will be signing autographs.

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