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Making Your Own Baby Food

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

Many people are taking a closer look at what they eat these days. Parents are also concerned about what their babies eat.

One way to know what is in a baby’s food is to make it at home. Janet Hackert, University of Missouri Extension regional nutrition and health education specialist, offers some basic tips.

Food safety is especially important when preparing

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Minor Flooding Off of Grand, Things Are Heating Up

According to Kirby Payne of the Missouri Farm Service Agency in Gallatin, rain amounts for the year from January to May came to 7.55 inches. It rained 5.97 inches in June; 1.83 inches in July; and as of August 19, 4.44 inches. The area is still 7.8 inches short for average rainfall for the year. Heavy rains over the past week caused minor flooding along the Grand River. The flood

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2014 Jameson Picnic Baby Show Winners

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0 - 6 months and 7 – 12 months

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13 – 18 months and 19 – 24 months

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25 – 36 months and Little Mister & Little Miss

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Fundraiser is Flocks of Fun

Daviess County Nursing and Rehab is starting a fundraiser to benefit their activity department. “You’ve Been Flocked” will begin soon. During this fundraiser, a flock of flamingos will be placed in yards within the Gallatin city limits. For a small donation of $10 you can get them removed from your yard. If you want to donate $20 you can have them removed from your yard and flown to another yard.

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report


7:49 am – Cows out Highway B near Grundy County.

10:18 am – Vehicle parked on shoulder of northbound I-35.

12:17 pm – Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (SO) issued a warrant with charges of delivery or possession of item at a jail for Robert Burns, Jr., 34, Chillicothe. Burns was being held at the DDCRJ on Livingston County charges when warrant was issued. Bond is set at $1,000 cash.

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Coffey Fire Station Repaired After Water Damage

Bill Lewis, left, jokes with Coffey Fire Chief Mike Youngs while they work on the fire station last week. [Staff Photo/TLH]

The Coffey Fire Department revamped its fire station located at 105 West Hwy B last week. The metal building received water damage from a leak in an eaves trough. Funds from the insurance payment are being used to put new rain gutters on the outside. Screws replaced the nails

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Ledesma Serves with Special Forces

Urges citizens to vote

by Denise Felderman

Ron Ledesma enlisted in 1962 at Los Angeles, Calif. He took his basic training in San Antonio, Texas, at Lakeland Air Force Base. Then off to Boloxie, Miss., for education in electronic communications.

In 1965 President Johnson sent 500,000 troops to Vietnam. There were not a lot of ground forces there at the time and this was the beginning of a real build-up

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Vic Dill Proudly Serves in Marine Corp

Escort for deceased includes own step-brother

by Denise Felderman

Upon entry Vic Dill went to Marine Corp Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego, Calif., for 12 weeks. Then off to Camp Pendleton for four weeks of infantry training. Then back to MCRD for field operators course.

Vic mostly learned about field radios (prc 25) and backpack or jeep-mounted radios. He was then sent to 9th Communications Battalion, 5th Marine Expeditionary

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VFW to Host Moving Wall, Post 2172 Receives Award

The Veterans of Frazier Post #2172 of Gallatin, Missouri, and the citizens of Gallatin will be hosting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Moving Wall” from August 21-25 in Dockery Park located within Gallatin. Originally the event was scheduled for September but conflict caused the event to be changed to August. Please mark your calenders.

“The Moving Wall” is one of three replicas of the original monument that travel the USA,

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