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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

County Commission

Nov. 18, 2015

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, discussed the water damage in the storage units behind the health department building.

Representatives from the assessor’s office and county clerk’s office discussed taxing districts throughout the county in regards to personal property and real estate.

John Kramer from Kramer

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office incident summary


1:15 pm – Walk-in to Sheriff’s Office (SO) regarding dispute over rental of farmland and crops.

7:09 pm – Complaint regarding domestic assault that occurred sometime earlier and was not reported to SO.


12:40 am – Report of possible trespassing. Found to be friend of family after arrival.

9:17 pm – Assisting MSHP on traffic stop.

9:26 pm – Residential alarm going off at house in Lake Viking.

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William “Bill Lewis 1925-2015

Funeral services for William Lewis will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg. Burial with military rites will follow in Coffey Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Coffey Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral Home, PO Box 152, Pattonsburg, Mo., 64670.

William “Bill” Lewis.

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Pattonsburg Tree Climbers

The Tree Climbers met Nov. 19, for their monthly meeting. Those attending were Fran Albert, Maris McNeely, Diane Porter, Ed Howard, Lynette Osmonson, Lavena Lowrey and Norma Price.

We welcome anyone else to join us if you are interested in learning more about your family history. We will be glad to help you search. For more information contact 660-367-4448 or visit the Pattonsburg Tree Climbers Genealogy Facebook page.

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Invention Convention brings out the creativity in students

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Pryce Johnson and Taylor Morrison tied for first place

Wizard wardrobes, pro throws, jungle nuts — what will they come up with next?

An Invention Convention was held on Nov. 10 at Covel D. Searcy Elementary School in Gallatin. Students in Kim Brammer’s Challenge Class, which is the gifted program at the school, participated in the event. Family members were invited to attend. Each student created an invention to demonstrate

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Jasmine Ramirez receives education empowers scholarship

school schol ramirezJasmine Ramirez of Gallatin has been selected as the recipient of the E2 Education Empowers Scholarship. This $600 scholarship is renewable for three additional semesters, provided the student achieves a 3.0 minimum grade point average and maintains continuous full-time status. The award can be applied to tuition, fees, residence hall fees or books.

The E2 Education Empowers program places emphasis on better jobs, better wages, healthier people, and thriving communities

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Kindergartners learn safety from fire fighters

web_school k at fire station 15The Gallatin kindergarten visited the Fire Station on Oct. 30. The kindergarteners learned about fire safety and got to sit in a fire truck. The Gallatin Fire Protection District and the kindergarten class are Partners in Education. [Submitted Photo]  ​​

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205 served through WIC in Daviess County

The Daviess County Health Department has been awarded the contract for the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC. The contract began Oct. 1, 2015, and will run until Sept. 30, 2016.  The contract is 100% federally funded. Included in the contract is a Special Breastfeeding grant for $5,000, Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Fund for $1,184, and the remainder of $33,264 for WIC operations, for

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Coordinated effort provides turkey, garden produce to four counties

On Nov. 18th, The Community Cupboard, sponsored by the Walnut Street Baptist Church, in conjunction with Second Harvest Community Food Bank of Saint Joseph, Cameron Wal-Mart/Feeding America, Western Missouri Correctional Center, and Boyles Motors (David and Alana Boyles of Cameron), distributed Thanksgiving boxes to community members throughout our four local counties (Daviess, Clinton, DeKalb and Caldwell).

“We were both fortunate and thankful that Second Harvest was able to obtain turkeys

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