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Spotted Wing Drosophila Returns

by Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist

Last September, I wrote a column about a new insect pest of fruits, the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). This is a tiny fruit fly, which creates havoc by laying its eggs in fruits such as blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, and others. When the eggs hatch, the larvae eat their way through your fruit, ruining its quality.

My article also included a number of photographs of

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Law Enforcement Groups Join Coalition

in Support of Amendment 2

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Leading Missouri law enforcement groups have joined the coalition in support of Amendment 2, a change to the Missouri Constitution that will remove a loophole created by recent court decisions regarding the admissibility of evidence used to prosecute child sexual predators: Representatives of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association, and the Missouri Sheriffs Association announced their

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You’ll Find the Thrill of the Race at U.S. 36 Raceway

A few more weeks of vrrooms-vrrooms and the U.S. 36 Raceway, located off Hwy. 36, near Osborn, will wind down its engines for the season.

Sydney and Helen Franks of rural Gallatin started the race track 24 years ago, along with their son, Mike, of Cameron. Mike is the owner now and Mike’s son Vince, 21, in college at Maryville, helps out all summer long and weekends. Ruthie, Mike’s wife,

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

County Commission

This week, the Daviess County Commission will meet Sept. 3 due to the Labor Day holiday on Sept. 1. Minutes will be published in next week’s edition.

Circuit Court

Before Judge Jason Kanoy on Aug. 26, Carl J. Ropp plead guilty to misdemeanor minor in possession. He was fined

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High Voltage Wires Replaced, Then Road

Gallatin city crews had to replace the underground high voltage electric line that feeds the courthouse recently. The line lay under the street and crews had to bust up the concrete to reach it. The line was located in the alley between Shopko and Farmers Bank. On Aug. 16 a section of the line went bad, causing several offices in the courthouse to have a power failure. Crews worked 48

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Fourth Annual “Access to Art” Show and Sale

Access II Independent Living Center will be hosting the fourth annual Access to Art Show and Sale on Sept. 5 and 6. An artist’s reception featuring performing arts, light refreshments and written works read by the authors will be Friday, Sept. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Strand Apartments, 716 Clay Street, Chillicothe. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work, many pieces of which will be for sale,

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Blasts from the Past

Sept. 1, 2004

Gallatin senior football captains for the 2004 season are Jason McGee, Adam Strein and Chris Barnes.

The GHS golf girls are 2-0 so far this season. Maria Burge is a perfect two for two in medalist events.

Martin Sweatman and David Tolen coached a group of Gallatin 13-year-old girls to a second place finish in the Crossroads summer basketball league in Cameron. Team members were: Courtney Ray,

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

Suspect arrested in recurring Jamesport burglaries

Dillan Matthew Pratt, Trenton, was arrested Aug. 26 for multiple burglaries which occurred at the Jamesport Country Store, beginning in June and continuing through Aug. 21. He was charged with4 class C felonies of 2nd degree burglary, D felony tampering with felony prosecution, 1 felony count of theft, 2 misdemeanor counts of theft and 2 misdemeanor counts of property damage.

According to the

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Gallatin DAR to Ring in Constitution Week

With “Bells Across America”

The Gallatin DAR has invited all Gallatin community churches to ring their bells at 3 p.m. on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, in conjunction with a mayoral proclamation from the steps of Gallatin City Hall announcing Constitution Week at 3:05 p.m. by Gallatin Mayor Barb Ballew. Light refreshments will follow at the Daviess County Library, where a window display has been arranged for September.

The Gallatin Chapter

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