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Driver exam stations closed

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the following dates:
Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in observance of Christmas Day. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.
Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in observance of New Year’s Day. Normal operations resume Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

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New books available at the Daviess County Library as reviewed by your local librarians.

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton

Adult Fiction

This book in five words or less: Great read!

This book is a story about great loss and love. It is set in Medgar, Kentucky, and describes a coal company’s operations using the mountain top removal method of mining. This method is controversial with the

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FSA extends voting deadline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Daviess County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Kirby Payne, recently announced that the deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote. Eligible voters now have until Dec. 13 to return ballots to their local FSA offices. Producers who have not received their ballot should pick one up at

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TCC/Verizon sponsor Christmas drawing with Community Cupboard

community-cupboardThe Community Cupboard, which covers Daviess, Clinton, Caldwell, DeKalb, Ray, Harrison and several other counties, along with The Cellular Connection/TCC will be distributing Christmas boxes to families in need, starting at 1 p.m. on Dec. 14.  The boxes will include a ham and trimmings for that special Christmas meal as families celebrate this time of year. This year, TCC will be funding between 25 and 40 boxes.

The boxes will

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Charlotte L. Goodman


Travis and Chesney Goodman, Gallatin, proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Charlotte L. Goodman, at 12:36 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2016. Charlotte was born at Cameron Regional Medical Center. Her siblings are Brilynn June, sister, Bryson Lee, brother, Kylie G., sister, and Isacc James, brother.

Maternal grandparents are Shelly Fields and Leland Fields of Winston. Maternal great-grandparents are John Olds and Jessie Olds of Winston.

Paternal grandparents are

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Three teens injured in accident

Three teenagers were hurt in an accident that happened in Harrison County at about 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, according to the highway patrol.

The wreck occurred as Hunter Brown, 18, Princeton, was southbound on Route B driving a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse. He failed to stop at a stop sign, crossed US 136 and traveled off the south side of the highway. He drove through a field and struck

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Still time to send a shoe box online

Gallatin and surrounding cities volunteers have collected enough gift-filled shoeboxes to reach more than 8,800 children in need through the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child.

This season’s collection surpassed last year’s gift donations. The St. Joe Area Team for Operation Christmas Child is now thanking the community for their gift donations already on their way to children in need worldwide. For many of these children, the shoebox gift delivered

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Cheese…you can say that again…Altamont had the biggest cheese in 1900

04cheeseAltamont’s “big cheese” had become the stuff of legends, but it’s not a myth. Several historical records confirm the big cheese exhibit at the 1900 World’s Fair, which was held in September.

Missouri State University has an Agricultural History Series that reported about the “Big Cheese” as follows:

Missouri’s cheese exhibit was a one of a kind display of a full cream cheese block that weighed over 3,000 pounds. The

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New session comes into focus, more changes

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

Change is in the air at the State Capitol. The next legislative session in Jefferson City begins Jan. 4 but preliminary work for the session begins in December.

One of the first orders of business is establishing offices and staff. Because of term limits and election turnover, there are 38 old reps leaving the Missouri House and 38 new ones coming in. Because not all

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