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Historic Squirrel Cage Jail Gets Scary

The 2nd Annual Haunted Halloween Squirrel Cage Haunted Jail will be presented from 6-11 p.m. on Oct. 31; and 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 1. The James Boys and other cowboy characters will be in the jail for fun antics! Donations are always appreciated.

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Blasts from the Past

Oct. 27, 2004

An expansion of the Veteran’s Walk of Honor has been announced, following the tremendous public response to the project initiated this fall. The expansion is planned by Phillip Arnold as his Eagle Scout project.

Colt Bohannon and Katie Jarboe were crowned King and Queen of Barnwarming activities at Gallatin High School.

Brennan Leeper will receive the American FFA Degree at the 77th National FFA Convention in

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Jail Board Meets Oct. 31

The Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at the training trailer in Pattonsburg.

The agenda includes a financial report. Old business will discuss the building addition, heating and cooling bids, employee insurance and training. New business will cover Todd Watson’s discussion of Missouri Unified Law Enforcement Service or MULES. Closed session will hear pending litigations.

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Hunter Aid and Guidelines

by Phyllis Pryor, Chula

As a landowner, I have surmised that many hunters sincerely do not know how to proceed when it comes to acquiring permission to hunt on private land. I believe that many hunters are second generation sportsmen who are following guidelines given to them by their fathers, uncles, etc., as much as 30 years ago. They don’t realize that times and the hunting environment have changed. This

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Pouring on the Concrete at Gallatin Fire

Three concrete crews were present on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the foundation site of the new building being built by the Gallatin Fire Protection District. Manion Complete Concrete out of Cameron laid the concrete. Maples out of Kansas City had the pump. Penney’s Concrete Inc. hauled the concrete out of Hamilton. Gary Manion said his crew of six men poured 70 yards of concrete Wednesday and would pour another 70

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The Lighter Side of Cemetery Work

Funeral directors’ headstone

Lenny Anderson, owner of Anderson Monuments out of Chillicothe, drove the skid loader carrying the reserved gravestone for David and Deanna McWilliams on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The McWilliams, who own McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin, are the representatives for Anderson Monuments in the area, and wanted to preplan their own stone.

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The company was moving the stone from its place of rest across the

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Gabrielle Gibson Chosen for All-State Choir

Gabrielle Gibson has been selected to participate in the Missouri All-State Choir, the highest honor any choral student can achieve at the high school level. On Oct. 25, Gabrielle was among 32 altos from the Northwest District who auditioned for one of the four spots in the Missouri All-State Choir. Gabrielle is a senior and has been a member of the Gallatin choir all four years of high school, under

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Heating Assistance Program Warms Up

The Green Hills Community Action Agency’s Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP for short) is currently providing heating help to many households in northern Missouri. The winter program, which officially began Oct. 1 for the elderly or disabled, and will start Nov. 1 for all others, has already provided energy assistance funding to over 1,000 households in need, helping them stay warm and avoid heating or electrical disconnections.

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Cameron Accepting Toys for Tots

Last year, Cameron Toys for Tots served 250 families by providing 676 kids in Clinton, Caldwell, and DeKalb Counties with Christmas gifts, and the organization is ready to do that again—or better—in 2014. This worthy program includes kids ages 1-10, and accepts new toys with a value of $10-$25. Cash donations are also accepted (and should be made by Dec. 13 – checks made payable to Cameron Toys for Tots

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