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Letter to the Editor: The Moving Wall and Thanks

Dear Editor:

There was a very heartfelt thank you in last week’s paper from Elaine Kettering regarding the Vietnam Moving Wall. Carl and I appreciate our names being mentioned and that we provided some food and drinks, but we were volunteers just like all the rest of the community.

VFW Post 2172 and a core group of volunteers from the community, spearheaded by Post Commander Ray Clevenger, spent more than

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Breaking the Daily Grind

Dw.cdrOn a personal level, what does Labor Day mean to you? Maybe the holiday just slipped past so fast you didn’t give it much thought.

Most of us just want a paying job that has a little wiggle room in order to make a little more money. Many throughout Northwest Missouri are underemployed, and the only options are to string together part-time jobs that help make the whole.

Same goes

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Poosey Digest: Think PIG!

by Freida Marie Crump

PooseyDigest_WPGreetings from Poosey.

It was some of the best advice I’d ever received. I was traveling into town with my friend Zelma and we were running late for a meeting. I’d just rounded a curve, and Boom!, a pickup truck pulled out right in front of me then proceeded to piddle down the highway at 40 mph with a stream of traffic backing up behind us.

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Displaying Love

by Pastor Steve Ellison

Love is a popular word these days, but I suspect that many people have no idea what love really is. Most of the time, what I see around me is people engaging in one of two things, neither of which is love. It seems that many people have confused lust for love.

The second mistaken view of love is simply allowing others to do anything they

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Good Thinking: Come to the Fair

by Dr. Don Kuehle

The family was enjoying time together at the county fair. The day was sunny and cool; a perfect day to be a fair-goer. We walked through barns filled with cattle, hogs, horses, sheep and goats, chickens and geese. We marveled at the displays of people’s talents and hard work. We rode the Ferris Wheel and the Merry-Go-Round. We watched people match their wits and skills in

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She’s My Sister

ShepherdCalls_WPShe’s less than three months old. She had major open heart surgery when she was only a few days old. We had many fearful moments. Today, she still must be fed through a feeding tube; and while she is not growing as fast as hoped, she is growing. My wife was holding her, as you might imagine, very closely. I looked over and said, “Do you want to take her

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Letter to the Editor: Local History and Johnny Ringo

Editor’s note: The following regards an account featured on www.DaviessCountyHistoricalSociety.com, a website provided by Gallatin Publishing Company on behalf of the not-for-profit historical society. It is an example of “outside interests” into local history which periodically occur. This particular inquiry refers to an article written in 1992 and posted online in 2004. This information is on display at the 1889 Squirrel Cage Jail now used as a visitors’ center as

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Eugene L. Sadler 1918-2014

Eugene L. Sadler, 96, Gilman City, passed away August 21, 2014, at his home.

Eugene was born near Gilman City on April 9, 1918, the son of Earl and Lena (Cutshall) Sadler. He attended school in Jamesport, and served in the Army Air Force during World War II in the 194th Ordinance Depot Company.

On May 1, 1952, he married Ellen Wilson. To this union two children were born.

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Work… It’s Good for You

ShepherdCalls_WPThe year was 1952. I was a sophomore in high school in Meridian, Mississippi. Though I weighed just slightly more than 100 pounds, I joined the football team. Practice began several weeks prior to the beginning of school. I realized I was a bit small and knew very little about the game, but I wanted to play and participated in practice. As school began, I swelled with pride when friends

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