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More Competition Results from State Fair

4-H & FFA Sheep Fitting: Junior – 8-12 Yrs of Age: 3rd – Alex Endicott. Gallatin.

Sheep Fitting: Pair Class (1 Inter. Exh.& 1 Jr. Exh.): 2nd – Libby Endicott. Gallatin.

Boer Goats: 6 to Under 9 Months: 3rd B Haley Alden, Hamilton; 20 to Under 24 Months: 4th B Grace Von Optiz, Gallatin; 36 Months Plus: 3rd – Grace Von Opitz, Gallatin.

Hampshire Junior Ram Lamb:

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Neely Joins Race for Assistant Majority Floor Leader

Rep. Jim Neely, R-Cameron, announced his candidacy for assistant majority floor leader Tuesday with a letter mailed to the majority caucus.

“I believe the members, just like you and I, who go to Jefferson City to fight for those most vulnerable citizens in our state deserve a bigger voice in the conversation,” he wrote in the letter. “I am not seeking a leadership position to further a political career, but

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Free Family History Workshop

The Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2930 Oklahoma Trenton, will be hosting a free-to-the-public seminar in writing family histories from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.19.

Local author and family historian Barbara Nicholson will be conducting. If any questions please phone Jim Meals at 660-663-2782 for more information.

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St. Joseph Man Resists Arrest in I-35 Traffic Stop

Benton Duane Simpson, 29, of St. Joseph, was arrested Aug. 28 during a traffic stop for speeding, made by Cpl. J. Cross, at the 81-mile marker on I-35 in Daviess County.

During the stop, Simpson refused to comply with the officer’s commands. When he refused to turn around to be placed in handcuffs, the officer attempted to use Oleoresin Capsicum spray on Simpson, but Simpson turned his head and the

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What Kind of Legacy Are You Building?

That can be a pretty heavy topic to discuss. Sometimes it’s an attention grabber on another request for you to bequeath money to something. Like a college education fund or a benevolent foundation. That’s all well and good, but that’s not what I’m thinking about. You don’t have to have money or some grandiose plan to make a lasting impression or to initiate a new tradition. And you don’t have

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Splash Down! for Searcy Kindergarten


The Gallatin Fire Protection District greeted Covel D. Searcy Elementary kindergarten students with a “Back to School Splash Night” on Aug. 20. The Gallatin Fire Protection District and the kindergarten classes are partners in education.

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County Road Work

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in Daviess County for the week of Aug. 31 – Sept. 6, from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Many projects will include lane closures, and delays can be expected. MoDOT reminds the public to buckle up, slow down, and drive with extreme caution through work zones. Routes UU, C, T, E, Y and V – Pothole patching, Aug.

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Pattonsburg Hires Ordinance Officer, Sets Tax Rate

Christy Eden Browder was invited to discuss contracting to be the city’s ordinance enforcement officer during the June meeting of the Pattonsburg Board of Aldermen. The board agreed to contract her at a maximum of 20 hours per month, $20 for the first hour and $10 for every hour after that. The city’s “dogs and cats” ordinance received corrections, updates and clarifications and the pound license was approved during the

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Labor for the Master

A pastor invited me to fill a church pulpit. It was Father’s Day. I mentioned I might bring a Father’s Day message. “Oh, that’s a secular holiday. We don’t pay any attention to those,” my colleague replied.

There are several secular celebrations absent from our Christian calendar. A wise pastor/church will take note of them. For example, soon we will celebrate Labor Day. Few things touch us more than our

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