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Candidates file for elections

The candidate filing period for the April 4, 2017, General Municipal Election, which includes five county school boards, ended on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

The following four people signed up at the City of Gallatin — for mayor: incumbent Barbara Ballew; for west ward alderman: incumbent Steve Evans; for east ward alderman: incumbent Carol Walker and Judy Bush.

All but Winston have three people signing up for the three open

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Scrappy Quilters discusses program

The Scrappy Quilters Quilt Guild met on Jan. 3 at the KCP&L building in Trenton with President Carolyn Urton presiding.

Committee chairman sign-up and member lists were distributed and program suggestions were discussed. The group made a donation to KCP&L for use of the community room. The president’s challenge material was distributed with members to make a 12.5-inch quilt block.

Bylaws and guidelines were discussed with an amendment made to

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Irene Frost celebrates 100th birthday with family

Extended family helped Irene Frost celebrate her 100th birthday on Jan. 1, 2017, at the Gallatin First Christian Church. Pictured are, left to right, front row, Linda Frost Madison, Irene Reynolds Frost, Jerry and Kathy Stith Frost; second row, Trey McDaniel, Troy Madison, Destiny Dreesen; third row, Tanner, Haley McDaniel; Haley, Sam Dreesen; Jenny, Hayden, Kristen Frost; John and Debbie Frost Krummel; back row, Trevor,  Daniel and Gerri Madison; Brooke,

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Community Foundation hosts annual event

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, inc. will host their sixth annual event on Friday, Feb. 10,  at the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom (Campus of Northwest Missouri State University) 800 University Drive, Maryville.

The guest speaker is Ron Drake, author of Flip this Town. He is also the CEO and founder of Ron Drake Consulting, LLC. The Siloam, Ark., based firm provides consulting services on improving the quality of

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Are you eligible for a refund of your property tax or rent?

The Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim (MO-PTC) is a tax credit available for persons 65 years of age or 100% disabled or 60 years of age and receiving survivors benefits based on their paid real estate taxes or paid rent receipts.

The maximum credit is $750 for renters and $1,100 for homeowners. The actual credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes paid or 20% of the rent

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Remembering a hero, Tahler Hostetter joins TAPS during inaugural parade

Tahler Hostetter has been invited to the inaugural ceremonies for the President and Vice President, which take place Friday, Jan. 20, in Washington, D.C. The President will lead a procession of ceremonial military regiments, citizens’ groups, marching bands and floats. Tahler will be with a group called TAPS, a national organization that stands for Tragedy Assistance for Survivors, as they make their way down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

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Off the Editor’s Spike: About some BC’s….on the QT

Life is just one continuous Big Change (BC).

We were just months into marriage. Our abode was a 10×50 commode. No wait; I exaggerate. It was a used mobile home we loaded up from Warrensburg to weigh anchor at Maryville, within a few yards of an old gas station converted into Paradise Donut Shop. Even when I was flat broke it was heavenly just living near the joint — the

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Poosey Digest: What is lying?

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Poosey.

No doubt about it, I was born too early. I remember the day in my first grade classroom when Mrs. Walker put her hand on my shoulder and I jumped. She was reciting our spelling test giving each of our 10 weekly words aloud when she came up behind me and said, “What’s that?” I responded with the standard answer from any

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