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The Way Forward for Congress

by Lee H. Hamilton

There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance may be slowing.

Agreements on Medicare reimbursements in both houses, and on Iran, No Child Left Behind, Pacific trade and other issues in various committees led last month to a chorus of relieved approval both in Washington and in the press. Less noticed, but equally important, a report from the

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Change to Ameren Fuel Charge Approved

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a filing made by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri to adjust the fuel and purchased power adjustment charge (FAC) on the bills of its electric customers.

A typical residential customer currently pays an FAC of approximately $4.64 a month. As a result of these two filings, the FAC will drop to approximately $4.62 a month. The change is expected to take effect

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‘The Coffin Before the Mule’

St. Gabriel Cemetery approved, squared away for local monastery

On May 7, the Daviess County Commission approved the establishment of St. Gabriel Cemetery for a Serbian Orthodox monastery which was recently established in Daviess County.

This was a necessary step for the Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete Monastery, in order to get things squared away for a burial that had already been completed on monastery land on April

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Winston School Seeks Input Through Survey

If you have not turned in your Community Input Survey to the Winston R-6 School District, please do so as soon as possible. Your input is needed and is valuable to the future of the school, according to Superintendent Brian Robinson.

The Winston R-6 School District is trying to gather the community’s insights and thoughts about the current needs of the school district in the areas of facilities and technology.

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Two Students Make up North Daviess Graduating Class

Corey Moore and Joey Loftin are the only two graduating seniors in the Class of 2015 from North Daviess High School.

Corey, with his close-cropped hair, athletic build, and stern features might strike you as the athletic type. While Joey, with his wavy hair, glasses, and trim frame might strike you as the studious type.

Corey Moore

Both of these young men would put an abrupt halt to such stereotypical

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Join the Fiesta During Nursing Home Week May 11-15

DCNR residents celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

Gallatin Mayor Barb Ballew has issued a proclamation asking the community to come show their appreciation for the nursing home residents at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab, especially during National Nursing Home Week May 11-15. The theme is “Bring on the Fiesta!”

Activities for the week are: Monday – Proclamation and Balloon Release; Tuesday – Piñata and fried ice cream sundaes at 2

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GHCAA Celebrates 50 Years

On June 4, one area non-profit will commemorate a very significant milestone. Green Hills Community Action Agency will celebrate its 50th year of battling poverty in the nine county Green Hills region of Missouri. In honor of this event, the public is invited to an open house on Thursday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at GHCAA’s offices in Trenton.

Visitors can grab a quick bite to eat

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Scott Shipers Promoted to Captain

Captain Shipers

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced transfers and promotions effective May 1, including Lieutenant Scott A. Shipers who has been promoted to the rank of captain and designated commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit.

Shipers was appointed to the patrol on June 14, 1996, as a member of the 71st Recruit Class. Upon completing his training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement

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City Continues to Whittle Water Plant to Size Within Finances

Andy Macias of Snyder and Associates presented requested changes made by the City of Gallatin for the new water plant, which brought the projected costs to within the limits the city would be able to operate under with available funds, during a special meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held May 11.

Snyder and Associates was authorized to prepare a memo to the United States Department of Agriculture, Community

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