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Pirates Closing, Everetts Head in New Direction

Brad Everett holding Tyson, Emme, Jalen, Alys, Mason and Heidi Everett. [Staff Photo/TLH]

Pirates Fish and Chips, located on the west edge of Gallatin, opened in April of 2012 and announced its closing on Oct. 1, 2014.

Owners Brad and Heidi Everett, and their five children, Mason, Jalen, Alys, Emme and Tyson, will be returning to their native Arizona, where Brad is looking forward to getting his Commercial Driving License

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Dollar General Closes for Remodeling

The Dollar General store in Gallatin is going to be closed several days for remodeling, according to LeJean Hanes, manager.

The store will close at 5 p.m. Sunday, remain closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and will reopen on Thursday for business.

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Survey Shows Land Prices Up in 2014

Despite lower crop prices

Land prices in Missouri increased in the past year at a rate higher than expected.

Results of the 2014 University of Missouri Extension annual land value survey of lenders, appraisers and brokers showed an increase for cropland values by 4.6%, nearly double what survey respondents predicted last year.

“That’s a bit surprising given the weakness in crop prices,” says Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension agricultural

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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. 14, 2014.

Circuit Court

The following cases were heard by Judge Thomas Chapman on Oct. 8, 2014:

A jury trial was set for Matthew K. Huff, Pattonsburg, on April 30-May 1, 2015. He is charged with one count of class A felony child molestation, two counts of class B felony child molestation, two

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A+ Program May Not Be Fully Funded

Brent Burke, A+ counselor at Gallatin R-5 High School, along with the approximate 120 high school students who have signed up for the A+ program, can do little more than wait for the Missouri Department of Higher Education to assess the magnitude of a funding shortfall.

The A+ program gives high school graduates who meet necessary criteria money for two years of classes at community college. The program began in

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report


7:54 pm – Car vs. cow at the intersection of Highway 13 and Highway M. No human injuries. Car damaged and cow injured.

10:34 pm – Cow out on Highway J north of bridge.


11:56 am – Person needing deputy at Gallatin Country Club.

12:58 pm – Cow out on Highway 13, one mile north of Caldwell/Daviess county line.

4:32 pm – Out at residence for 11 calls

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Get PEPPI and Overcome Your Fears

Active Aging Resource Center at Gallatin is offering a second session of PEPPI beginning Monday, Nov. 3. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays and last through Wednesday, Dec. 10. Certified instructor Elizabeth Plotner leads the classes which last from 2-3 p.m.

PEPPI (Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence) is a physical activity program specifically designed for older adults age 60 and above, and disabled adults. The goal of the program

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More About GFG’s Purchase of Area Elevators

Gage’s Fertilizer and Grain Ag Services has purchased the retail elevator located at Jamesport, and has also purchased Hoffman and Reed Inc., a grain elevator, with locations at Trenton and Gilman City.

Aaron Mason of GFG Ag Services said Earth Touch Grainery in Jamesport was purchased by GFG on June 1, 2014, from owners Jack and Kimberly Hennan. Hoffman and Reed was purchased Sept. 18, 2014, from owners Chris and

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Capitol Perspectives: Political Transformations

by Phill Brooks

During my professional career, I have experienced two major political transformations that fundamentally changed our society. Recent developments in Missouri make me wonder if we’re experiencing a similar transformation today involving gay rights — or, at least, gay marriages in Missouri.

The two political transformations in my time involved the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. I’ve been thinking about those two changes as I’ve watched

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