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Gallatin City Administrator Receives Statewide MPUA Award

Pictured left to right are Zac Johnson, Gallatin City Administrator, who received an MPUA award recently, with Richard Shockley, MJMEUC Chair and Lebanon Public Works Director.

A statewide organization of municipal utilities has presented its Jack Swearingen “Seven Hats” Award to Zac Johnson, Gallatin City Administrator. The award, given by the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA), recognizes an individual for special skills in many responsibilities involved in serving a municipal

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Blasts from the Past

Oct. 13, 2004

Andi Lockridge and Annie Gibson, both 1997 graduates of Gallatin High School, were sworn in Oct. 8 at the Missouri State Supreme Court Building in Jefferson City. Andi graduated from the University of Missouri Law School in May. Annie graduated in May from the UMKC Law School.

Grand River Conference softball tri-champion Gallatin landed four players on the league’s all-star list selected by coaches. Senior catcher Kelsie

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Urban Charm Closes Its Doors

Former owners move on

Urban Charm, located on the east side of the square in Gallatin, officially closed its doors on Sept. 30 after four years in business.

“We want to tell all of our customers and the town of Gallatin ‘thank you for supporting us’ and that we loved Urban Charm and serving this community,” said owner Jennifer Mehlberg. “We’re sorry it couldn’t last longer.”

Heidi Everett, Jenny Mehlberg,

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Annual Fall Driving Tour at Poosey

The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold the annual fall driving tour through the Poosey Conservation Area on Sunday, Oct. 19. This will be the 28th year that the Poosey Conservation Area has opened its roads and trails to the public to view examples of the department’s habitat management and to see vibrant fall colors.

The gates will open at 12 p.m. and the last cars will be allowed through

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141-Year-Old Elbert’s Building Gets Facelift

Abstract reveals interesting history of ownership

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Scaffolding is presently wrapped around the north and east side of Elbert’s Department Store at 104 West Grand in Gallatin as the 141-year-old building gets a touch up, according to owners Judy and Spence Elbert.

Sam Blackwell out of Cameron is redoing the stucco along the upper part of the building and repainting the old ‘eyebrows’ and trim around the windows. The

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GFPD Purchases Ladder Truck

Thanks to community donations, Dr. David (Doc) MacIntosh Memorial funds, and individuals supporting the Gallatin Fire Protection District’s fund-raisers this year, the district raised a total of $30,500. The Fire District contributed the remaining amount of $19,500 which allowed the district to purchase a ladder truck for $50,000. The truck was delivered on Oct. 5. It’s a 95-foot platform ladder with a 1,500 gallon per minute pump and seating for

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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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