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Dear Editor:

When we moved to Jameson a few years ago, we felt as if we had landed in The Shire of Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” It is peaceful and quiet here, and the neighbors are pleasant and kind to each other. When someone is in crisis, we come together to support and help in any way we can. Also, many residents quietly work at improving and beautifying their

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Poosey Digest: A look behind the tune and lyrics

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

It wasn’t the first time a minister had frowned at me. We have this custom in our church of rather than listing the hymns in the bulletin, the lay leader asks the congregation to shout out what they want to sing, and whenever Thanksgiving nears I holler “Jingle Bells!” Those who’ve attended our church for a number of years just chuckle and shake

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Donald “Bubby” Warwick 1954-2015

Donald Eugene Warwick, Jr., 61, of Pinellas Park, Fla., formerly of Jamesport, died Oct. 24, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

He was born March 12, 1954 in St. Louis, the son of Donald Warwick, Sr. and Bertha Annette Roberts.

He was raised by his grandfather & grandmother.  He was a member of the Jamesport Baptist Church and Maranatha Church in Kansas City. He attended Jamesport School.

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Pattonsburg R-2 News

School Board meeting October 21

Heating & air units replaced at Pattonsburg

Pattonsburg Superintendent Troy Clawson reported to the R-2 School Board during their Oct. 21 meeting that three HVAC units have been replaced and one more is down but will be replaced later.

The district’s request for category 2 E-Rate funds have been approved for the 2015-2016 school year for upgrading to wireless network including fiber connection to each

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All Missouri county sheriff’s agree

“In God we trust…”

The five-vehicle fleet of the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office displays “In God We Trust” stickers. The Missouri Sheriff’s Association passed a resolution in support of county sheriff’s who wished to display “In God We Trust” decals on their patrol cars during its annual summer training conference held Aug. 2-6 at Branson.

The resolution was approved by unanimous vote of the association’s 114 members during opening ceremonies

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Hunter McCampbell awarded rank of Eagle Scout 

web_eagle scout mccampbellHunter McCampbell, 17, of Gallatin Boy Scout Troop 67, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Hunter has been active in scouts for over 10 years, having begun as a Tiger Cub at age six and later earning the Arrow of Light, the highest award in cub scouting.

In attaining the rank of Eagle, he earned 38 merit badges, as well as several special awards, including the Fireman’s Chit, Paul

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Flowers & More officially open

Ron and Kathy Gatton officially opened Flowers & More on Oct. 12. The shop is located on the west edge of Gallatin at 902 West Grand (formerly Pirates). Kathy said they are not completely moved in yet, but close enough to be ready for customers. She plans to focus more on ready/fresh-cut flowers arrangements at the new shop. Otherwise, merchandise and service will remain the same as in their former

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Beaten up Bulldogs take hard loss in Lee’s Summit

Tanner Johnson makes a tackle

It soon became clear in Gallatin’s game on Saturday at Summit Christian Academy that this wasn’t the same Eagles team the Bulldogs beat by two touchdowns a year ago.

Summit Christian came out fast and furious, scoring 20 first quarter points on the way to a 54-0 romp over the physically ailing Bulldogs. Already with five players out with injuries, including starters Kase Critten, Morgan

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Feeling alive again tonight

Dw.cdrEd Charles.

Third baseman for the KC Athletics, the first baseball hero I ever embraced. A black man – something that I didn’t even think about. I chose him as my hero because he played the same position I did. He lived my dream and his success made me believe dreams can come true. That’s what baseball taught me as a 10-year-old.

I chuckle over my first uniform. The American

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