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For the Steigerwalt Family ‘Everything Means Something’

Toadstools and butterflies, flowers and rainbows…what better way for two little girls to leave a going away present for their grandparents to remember them by?

Ruby Rose 7, and Ava Marie, 5, have been in Gallatin visiting their grandparents, Dennis and Sharon Steigerwalt, but they will soon be going back to their home in Sydney, Australia. Before leaving they made a mural on the back of the shed in their

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Amish Considering Poultry Farms at Jamesport

Two Amish businessmen are making plans to introduce “organic” egg farms into rural Jamesport and have agreed to hold an informational meeting to discuss any concerns the public may have about their proposal, according to Gail Ledesma of the Community Betterment Team in Jamesport.

Ms. Ledesma said she would try to arrange a meeting in the next few weeks.

Organic chickens are free-range, non-caged, and will scratch for their food.

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Communities Can Change Transmission for the Better

by Lu Nelsen, [email protected], Center for Rural Affairs

Earlier this month, several hearings were held across Missouri concerning a proposed transmission line that has the potential to carry Midwest wind energy to eastern markets. The Missouri Public Service Commission heard testimony from Missouri residents concerning the Grain Belt Express project, one of several new transmission projects in the region that could help boost new renewable energy projects.

These hearings are

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Gallatin School Plans for Chrome Books

The Gallatin Board of Education approved a “device implementation plan” for use with the Chrome Books during their meeting held Aug. 14. Parents and students will be required to sign and agree to use this plan in order for their student to receive and use the new district technology.

Bus driver contracts were offered to Phil Berry, Roger Vanatta and Doug Hubbard. Doug Alden accepted a contract for the position

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Many Moved to Service by The Moving Wall

Elaine Kettring was a greeter at the gate of the Moving Wall at Dockery Park in Gallatin. When the sixth grade from Searcy Elementary came to see The Wall, she was able to escort her own grandson Johnathan Carder to the panels.

“I just had to go,” said Elaine, who spent around 14 hours as a volunteer many times during the four-day exhibit.

Elaine collected many facts about The Wall

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Gallatin Police Arrest Man for Unlawful Use of Weapon

On Friday, Aug. 22, at approximately 12 p.m., Gallatin police officers responded to a shots-fired call in the 600 block of East Berry in Gallatin. Officers met with the reporting party who stated she heard a single gunshot inside the residence at 605 E. Berry. Officers made entry into the residence and after a short investigation, officers seized several handguns from the home and arrested 56 year old Jeffery A.

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Mi Mexico Donates $800+ Toward Ladder Truck

Mi Mexico donated $569.84 from sales at a fundraiser at the restaurant in Gallatin, along with an additional $316.85 in donations, to the Gallatin Fire Protection District to go toward the purchase of a ladder truck. Volunteer firefighters bused tables on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17, at the restaurant for the fundraiser. Gallatin Fire Protection District expressed their appreciation to the Mi Mexico crew. Ladder truck donations total

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AG Koster Warns Missourians of More Scam Calls

Attorney General Chris Koster today alerted Missouri consumers of recent reports of scam telephone calls appearing from the 202 area code. Consumer complaints indicate scammers leave threatening voicemail messages urging the consumer to call back or face severe consequences. When consumers return the call they are asked to leave their name and number, whereupon their message is returned from a different 202 area code number. Koster said that scammers often

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This Flower is a Pleasant Surprise

by Tim Baker, Extension Professional and Horticulture Specialist

In late July and August, you can sometimes see beautiful, showy flowers which are over a foot off the ground supported by a single stalk. These seem to pop up almost overnight, and have no foliage associated with them. These unusual plants have been given the appropriate name “surprise lily.” If you have seen these attractive flowers and would like to have

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