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Interested in Bees? Join the Club

A new bee club may soon form in the region. Bud Motsinger, a long-time beekeeper in Caldwell County, is interested in starting a new bee club in Braymer. An organizational meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the American Legion in Braymer. Mr. Motsinger will give a presentation on beekeeping basics, with plenty of time for questions. New or experienced beekeepers are welcome. Mr. Motsinger

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GFPD August Fire Report

The Gallatin Fire Protection District reported the following incidences for August.

Aug. 2 at 7:21 p.m. Severe weather assessment, Gallatin.

Aug. 3 at 1:46 p.m. Motor Vehicle Accident on Hwy CC south of Hwy 6.

Aug. 4 at 9:05 p.m. Dispatched & canceled enroute, mutual aid with Hamilton Fire.

Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Public service, Jameson.

Aug. 9 at 6:37 a.m. CO detector activation with no CO found at

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Animal Research Remains at Heart of Medical Progress

by Frankie L. Trull

Scientists are on the cusp of potentially the greatest advance in cardiac care since the heart transplant. Federal regulators just approved a device that allows physicians to replace faulty heart valves without opening patients’ chests up. The procedure could save the lives of countless patients who are unfit for surgery.

For their new lease on life, these patients can thank a few dozen pigs, who were

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Coffey Man Fatally Injured in Accident

A Coffey man was fatally injured in an accident that happened at about 3:25 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, in Harrison County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Max Lee Courter, 51, Coffey, was northbound on Hwy. 13 driving an Allis Chalmers D-17 tractor and pulling a Great Plains drill. About five miles south of Bethany, the drill began weaving, causing Mr. Courter to lose control of the tractor.

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Chautauqua Kicks Off on Thursday, Sept. 17

Chautauqua’s opening ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, on the Gallatin square. The ceremony will begin with an invocation by Pastor Robert Nelson, followed by paying devotion to our country.

Then, our Chautauqua Grand Marshals, J.R. and Betty Bird, will be honored for their many years of great service in the community. A VFW presentation will conclude the ceremony, followed by the Chautauqua Square Dance on

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Return of the ROMEOs

The ROMEOs returned to the Corner Cafe in Gallatin on Tuesday, Sept. 1, marking their fourth year. Around 50 riders made it this year. The shiny steel bikes parked outside the café belong to the group: Retired Old Motorists Eating Out. This club travels for the enjoyment of the ride. They have no president, no dues, no real organization of any kind. Nor do they meet up and ride in

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Utility Bill Scam Possibly Targeting Members of FEC

Farmers’ Electric Cooperative has been alerted of a possible scam targeting coop members. In similar scams across the country, potential thieves attempt to gain credit card information from unsuspecting members by posing as representatives of the cooperative. Although no local phone calls have been confirmed, Farmers’ Electric is proactively spreading this information in an effort to keep members from becoming a victim of this crime.

“We strongly urge our members

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Counterfeit Bills Are in the Area

A Breckenridge man recently passed a counterfeit $100 bill at the Jamesport Grocery Store, according to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.

Tyler Shane Parker, 23, was charged Aug. 31 in Caldwell County with misdemeanor counterfeiting and drug paraphernalia. He is being held on $7,500 bond and will be arraigned Sept. 3 before Judge Jason Kanoy in Caldwell County. Charges are also pending in Daviess County.

Area businesses are warned to

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Late Momentum Shift Locks in 19-8 Hornet Victory

Gallatin came out on the losing end Friday night, despite another solid defensive effort against their Highway 13 rival. Hamilton, unable to sustain many offensive drives, took advantage of a late turnover that helped preserve a 19-0 non-conference win.

Gallatin’s Harris Cameron gets into the face of Hornet quarterback Jaran Richman and forces him to scramble out of the pocket.

Friday night marked the fourth year Gallatin and Hamilton met

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