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Kenneth Cotter 1953-2014

The family of Kenneth Cotter will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home.

Mr. Cotter will be cremated under the care of the Rupp Funeral Home following the visitation service. Memorials are requested to the Kenneth Cotter Memorial Fund in care of the Rupp Funeral Home.

Kenneth Ray Cotter, 60, Forbes, died April 12, 2014, at a residence in Amazonia.

He was born Nov. 1, 1953,

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Pickup and 4-Wheeler Collide on Gravel Road

Elysia Stone, 26, Gallatin received serious injuries after the four-wheeler she was driving was struck by a pickup at about 6:48 p.m. on April 12.

According to the highway patrol, Ms. Stone was driving a 2003 Honda 300 Ex 4-Wheeler southbound on 230th Road, four miles north of Gallatin. Barney Esbeck, 51, Gallatin, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet pick up northbound on the road. The pickup struck the 4-Wheeler

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Your “Editor’s note” at the end of Jimmy’s letter stated “Since this is the last print edition before Tuesday’s election….” You offered the city the opportunity to respond. That’s fair. However, you failed to extend the same courtesy to Jimmy for rebuttal in the ‘last edition.’

That’s not fair.

You then wrote a scurrilous editorial of character assassination, impugning my statements and facts as not trustworthy, even though

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Good Thinking: Same Old Crowd

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Fire flamed against the night sky. The small church building was a total loss. Members of the congregation met, and decided to hold Sunday Services in the only available building in town, the local tavern. As the people assembled on the following Sunday morning, the tavern-owner’s pet parrot looked out over the crowd and proclaimed in a squawking tone: “New piano player. New emcee. New floor

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Child Care Clinic for Teens Offered

CHILLICOTHE, MO — University of Missouri Extension will be hosting a “Teens Caring for Kids” child care clinic for youth ages 11-15 (boys and girls) to learn the basics of childcare. The 1-day clinic will be held Saturday, April 26th from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (1601 Bryan Street). Topics will include toy safety, games and books for different ages, basic first aid, fire safety,

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‘The Lenten Sketches’ to Be Presented

CAMERON, MO — Cameron United Methodist Church would like to invite you to experience “The Lenten Sketches.” Composer Joseph Martin takes us through a series of tableaus illustrating Christ’s ministry and final days. Under the direction of Ann Goodwin Clark and set to an exquisite musical score, CUMC Chancel Choir will share this non-denominational Christian journey on Thursday, April 17th, 7 p.m., at 201 North Pine, Cameron, Mo.

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Area Woman Contestant on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Chillicothe resident and 1999 CHS graduate Cristina Livingston recently traveled to California for a studio taping of the Wheel of Fortune game show, which she has been watching without fail since childhood. After hearing of Kansas City-based auditions around a year ago, Livingston successfully made it through two rounds and learned in the fall of 2013 that she’d been selected to appear as a contestant. On the day of her

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

CHILLICOTHE, MO — A container gardening program is coming to the Livingston County Library, April 28 at 6 p.m. Learn proper planting methods and maintenance, as well as how to best to decide which plants work best for your need. Participants must bring a pot or container with a diameter no larger than 14 inches. The program fee is $20, which includes 5 plants and potting mix. Register in advance

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Girls Night Out at the Hospital, For Fun and Purpose

TRENTON, MO — The Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Group is hosting an event titled “Girls Night Out” on Friday, May 9, from 5-7:30 p.m at the hospital. A variety of booths and vendors will be present selling jewelry, candles, cookbooks, Tupperware, Mary Kay products, bags and purses, baby items, healthy skin products, and more. The event is free to the public, and offers an opportunity to purchase Mother’s Day gifts.

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