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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

Courthouse closed Monday for Columbus Day holiday.

County Commission

Wes Carmack from MoDOT discussed a recommendation for closing Bridge 1980017 over Marrowbone Creek and Bridge 197007 over Dog Creek. In reference to the bridge on 190th Street in Sheridan Township, the county redecked this bridge and currently the commission is looking

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report


On October 2, Rolla Sweiger, 30, Pattonsburg, was stopped in Pattonsburg by Cpl. J. Cross for not displaying any registration. According to the probable cause report, Sweiger performed poorly on several field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. During a search, the trooper also located three marijuana pipes.

After Sweiger was secured in handcuffs in the front seat of

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Letters to Ladies, October 2014

How can you support a friend or family member that may be in an abusive relationship?

Acknowledge that they are in a very difficult and scary situation. Be supportive and listen.

Be non-judgmental.

Encourage them to participate in activities outside of the relationship with friends and family.

Help them to develop a safety plan.

Encourage them to talk to people who can provide help and guidance.

Remember that you cannot

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Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness Raises over $5,000

For gas cards

The Gallatin United Methodist Men’s Prayer Group raised nearly $5,000 from free-will donations during the Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness event held Saturday, Oct. 4, in front of the Gallatin Methodist Church. The $5,000 was raised at the barbecue and went toward the purchase of gas cards.

Any cancer patient from Daviess County who has to travel to treatment can pick up a $25 gas card or certificate

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MDC and CFM Encourage Deer Hunters to Share the Harvest

Help feed hungry Missourians by sharing your harvest. Funds are available to help cover processing costs. Local processors for Daviess County include: Brown Custom Meats of Pattonsburg, 660-663-5010; Flowers Processing LLC of Brimson, 660-789-3600; and Stoney Ridge Custom Processing of Jamesport, 660-684-6850.

Many Missourians need help with putting meat on the dinner table. Deer hunters can help by sharing their harvests through Missouri’s Share the Harvest program. Share the Harvest

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‘Judging the Judges’ Brochure Available at Courthouse

Copies of “Judging the Judges,” a brochure provided by the Missouri Bar, is now available for voters at the office of Circuit Clerk Pam Howard. The brochure is provided as a public service, to strengthen the state’s judicial system by providing voters with useful information about judges’ performance on the bench.

The brochure lists appellate non-partisan judges who will be on the ballot this November, along with the recommendation of

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Poker Run Proceeds for Special Olympics Over $6,000

It was a beautiful day for the Second Annual Off-Road Poker Run held Sept. 28, 2014, sponsored by Special Olympics, Rob’s Cycle and the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.

The event drew a large crowd of various sizes and makes of ATVs and UTVs. The gates opened at noon and the run started at 2 p.m. Over 250 poker hands were sold, with the winning hand awarded $320.

There was a

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Health Departments Experience Funding Cuts, Scary Timing

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has some area residents concerned, and Cheryl Alexander, administrator at the Daviess County Health Department, said now is not the time for the state to be cutting funding.

“Maybe I’m overreacting,” she said, “but with the first case of Ebola in the US, the threat of the Enterovirus D68, and a Hepatitis A exposure at a restaurant in Springfield, it seems

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Gallatin License Office Contract Up for Bid

The Missouri Office of Administration is now accepting management contract bids for the Gallatin License Office. Interested individuals and groups must submit their bids to operate the Gallatin License Office by Oct. 29.

A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) bidders are required to use to develop their bids can be viewed on the Missouri Department of Revenue’s website. Prospective bidders may also tour the Gallatin office from 4:15

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