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2016 Tax Sale Notice

Daviess County publishes the 2016 Tax Sale Notice, describing lots and lands for delinquent taxes to be sold Aug. 22 at the county courthouse in Gallatin. Click here to see the 2016 listings: Tax Sale Notice

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Correction to Gallatin Financial Statement

In the City of Gallatin Financial Statement, printed in the July 20 edition of the Gallatin North Missourian, there was an omission due to a computer program incompatibility.

Reprinted below is the information on the General Fund as it should have appeared.

General Fund

Revenue           $347,117.59

Expense           $444,512.72

Revenue over (under) Encumbrances & Expenditures    ($97,395.13)

   *Transportation and Capital Improvement savings have been transferred for street and electrical projects this year.

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Tomato disease comes in threes

The most common diseases that infect tomatoes can be divided into three types: fungal, bacterial, and viral. Diseases caused by fungi are often the easiest to control. Bacterial diseases are a bit more difficult, and viral diseases are essentially impossible to control, once established in the plant. There are many kinds of diseases in each of these categories known to infect tomatoes, but I will only give an example or

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Two found dead in Trenton McDonald’s parking lot

Elizabeth Nicole Lafolette, 25, Trenton, and her 10-month-old daughter Shannon Jeannoutot-Lafolette were found dead in the McDonald’s parking lot in Trenton on July 16. Elizabeth was a home health home provider for Access II in Gallatin. A celebration of life was held for the mother and daughter on July 23 in Chillicothe.

According to information provided by Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright, witnesses found Lafolette and her daughter in a

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Jamesport Junior Livestock Show underway

The 61st Annual Jamesport Junior Livestock Show and Fair kicked off July 24 with the youth only horse show.

Action resumes on Thursday, July 28, with the opening of the sheep, goat, rabbit and poultry shows. Livestock exhibits and judging take place in the Nowland Build­ing, with the exception of rab­bits and poultry, which are at the open shelter house.

Friday activities include the swine show, ice cream social in

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Birds mark 40 years of marriage

Bird 40th AnniversaryBob and Sue Bird of Gallatin observed their 40th anniversary on a very warm evening, July 22, with a gathering at their home in rural Gallatin.

They were married July 23, 1976, at the Christian Church in Gallatin by the Rev. Dick Thomas. It was so hot the evening they were married (no air conditioning in the church) that they didn’t even use candles, due to the heat and

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Missouri Ballot Initiatives: A Tale of Two Tobacco Taxes 

by Mark Hughes 

Missouri’s cigarette tax, at 17 cents-per-pack, is the nation’s lowest. This makes the tax an irresistible target for advocates who want to raise money for public uses.

This year two initiative petitions to raise the cigarette tax have been approved by the secretary of state, circulated by supporters and turned in to have signatures verified by local election authorities.

Missourians approved the initiative process in 1908 to

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Challenges in funding Missouri’s highway system

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

Maintaining and building infrastructure is one of the few fundamental responsibilities of government. That is why the Missouri State Senate once again spent a significant amount of time this session debating various proposals for how best to address the funding challenges facing Missouri’s highway system.

This debate is critical. The Show-Me State is home to the seventh largest highway system in the country, with over

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Letters to the Editor

To the members of First Christian Church and the Gallatin Community,

As you may read in this week edition of the Gallatin North Missourian and on the case.net website,  the Missouri Department of Revenue has filed a Certificate of Lien against the Gallatin First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for failing to properly file payroll taxes.   This lien was filed in error by the Missouri Department of Revenue after our

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Hey, I’ve got the answers. Now, what was the question?

Editor's SpikeBirthdays do that to you. Today another one is hitting me in the head. So, it’s time for a bit of reflection. Don’t fret. It’s just an annual thing that I soon get over.

I have a hazy memory of a younger me who used to know it all — or at least a lot of it. This is common among teenagers throughout America. The malady exposes itself about the

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