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Capitol Perspectives: The dignity of Missouri’s capitol

by Phill Brooks

The recent conviction of 22 protesters whose 2014 demonstration in the Missouri Senate visitors’ gallery chamber forced the Senate to recess is an indication of how different Missouri’s Capitol is from the U.S. Capitol I covered in 1972.

For an hour on May 6, 2014, the protesters sang and chanted against the legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid. Those convicted in the Cole County Court of misdemeanor trespass

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Bridge inspection update, bridges may close next month

Missouri has more than 10,000 bridges across the state and each is part of a program of inspection, repair and maintenance to keep them in the best condition possible for those who travel Missouri’s highways.

In-depth under-bridge inspections are part of that program and the schedule of these inspections for several bridges in Northwest Missouri over the next few weeks includes Daviess County Route 13 over Honey Creek and Caldwell

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MDC will offer free Prairie Day event Sept. 17

Visit Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie near El Dorado Springs for tours and exhibits

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free Prairie Day event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie near El Dorado Springs. Tallgrass prairie is a diverse ecosystem of native grasses, wildflowers, upland streams, insects and wildlife. Prairie Day will offer wagon tours of the prairie, wildflower walks and conservation exhibits.


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Kicking Cancer time again

Save the date, Saturday, Oct. 8, from 5-6:30 p.m., for the Annual Kickin’ Cancer With Kindness fundraiser. The committee will be meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 4:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Gallatin. Anyone wishing to help, please come join the committee at the planning meeting.

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Support local seniors

The Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin will hold a dinner, raffle and auction to support local seniors in memory of Julia Shank on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at the Lake Viking Clubhouse.

You may wish to attend the dinner event or make any purchase, with 100% proceeds going to the local Center to support seniors.

Attend a dinner, raffle and auction from 5:30-10 p.m. on Saturday. (Event ticket

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary



9 am – Court in session.

10:40 am – Andrew Smith, 27, Kansas City, was taken into custody and transferred to DDCRJ on a Cole County warrant for misdemeanor making a false police report. Smith is awaiting pick up by Cole County with no bond.

12:18 pm – Report of person walking on I-35 at the 78mm.

2:52 pm – Assisting with medical call in Gallatin.

3:03 pm

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153 students receive school supplies

Access II, Independent Living Center, Gallatin, was able to provide 153 students with school supplies at their annual Back to School Bash held on July 27. This event was possible only with the support of the many businesses, organizations, and volunteers who made donations.

For information about all of the services offered by Access II Independent Living Center, call 660-663-2423 or toll free 888-663-2423, or visit our website at www.accessii.org.

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Gallatin woman injured after swerves vehicle to miss dog

Teresa Pummill, 45, Gallatin, received minor injuries in an accident that happened at about 2:40 p.m. in Clinton County.

According to the state patrol, Ms. Pummill was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am northbound on Route A. Approximately three miles southwest of Cameron, she swerved to miss a dog. Her car traveled off the west side of the roadway and struck a fence post. The vehicle came to rest on

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Kidder man hurt in early morning accident, arrested

Patrick Cox, 29, Kidder, received moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident that happened at about 2:10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, in DeKalb County.

According to the highway patrol, Mr. Cox was westbound on Southeast Grindstone Road driving a 2003 Ford Explorer. About .6 miles east of Route C and eight miles north of Cameron, his vehicle traveled off of the north side of the road and overturned into the

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