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Little Landon Shaw is Making Waves in Daviess County

Cyd Terry and daughter Tannah Terry get ready to take a dive for Landon Shaw.

“Plunge for Landon” has set off a rippling effect across Missouri and Daviess County is being happily swept along. From sixth graders to seniors; from Pattonsburg River Rats to Gallatin business owners, Daviess County is joining the challenge to help Landon Shaw.

Landon is a five-month-old Tarkio boy diagnosed in late February with a rare

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Winston Seeks Bid for Park Mowing

No bids were submitted for mowing the park during the meeting of the Winston Board of Trustees meeting held April 7. The board agreed to advertise in the local papers; post the bid online swap shops; and set up a Facebook page.

The General Fund and Street Fund CDs matured this month and were slated to roll over at an interest rate of .30. Rather than accept that low rate,

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Legislators Demand Timeline, Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has joined an effort by 11 Senators calling on President Obama to implement an explicit timeline for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline permit.

Highlighting the repeated delays in the approval process over the last several years, the Senators urged the President to make a final decision no later than May 31, 2014.

McCaskill—a strong supporter of the Keystone Pipeline’s construction—was joined by Senators Heidi Heitkamp

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Court of Appeals, Western District to Sit at Daviess County

For only the second time in its history, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court in Gallatin, Chief Judge James E. Welsh announced.

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, a three-judge panel consisting of Joseph M. Ellis, Karen King Mitchell and Gary D. Witt will hear oral arguments in three cases in the circuit courtroom of the Daviess County Courthouse, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Welsh said.

He explained

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WIC Promotes Healthy Eating Habits and Breastfeeding

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education and healthy foods to help families make healthy choices. The WIC food package includes fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy and whole grains. The food package helps combat food insecurity and contributes to healthy diets, which help aid in reducing obesity and chronic diseases.

Research has shown breastfeeding provides numerous health benefits to both the mother and baby, helping to reduce healthcare cost.

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USDA Prepares to Accept MAL, LDP Requests

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting requests for marketing assistance loans (MALs) and loan deficiency payments (LDPs) for eligible 2014 commodities. Notice of the authorization is published in the April 4 Federal Register.

MALs and LDPs for the 2014 crop year become available to eligible producers beginning with harvest/shearing season and extending through a specific commodity’s final loan availability date.

Sugar commodity loans

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USDA Announces Sign-Up Date for Disaster Assistance Programs

Enrollment Begins April 15 for Livestock, Honeybee, Farm-Raised Fish Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

“President Obama and Secretary Vilsack made it a priority to begin enrollment for these programs,” said Garcia. “For farmers and ranchers who

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Jacob’s Story: ‘I Figure Out a Way’

by T.L. Huffman

When Jacob Heldenbrand is asked to tell the story of how he lost his arm in a farming accident, he first takes a moment to collect his thoughts, then he clenches his jaw, takes a deep breath, and powers through it.

Jacob has had to get through a lot in his young life. So far hard work and determination have earned him, among other things, a full

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Jamesport Leaders, DED Meet to Discuss Town’s Future

About 30 people attended the meeting between Jamesport leadership and members of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Gail Ledesma is pictured at the Spillman Center as participants begin to arrive for dinner after a driving tour of the town. [Staff Photo/TLH]

Jamesport’s city leaders met with members of Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) at the A.V. Spillman Event Center in Jamesport on Friday, April 4. Jamesport was one

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