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Two Kinds of People

by Pastor Steve Ellison

Someone has rightly said, “There are only two kinds of people in churches: those who talk about the lost and those who talk to the lost.”

In John 4 an uncommon man stopped at a well for a conversation with a common and less than respectable woman. As the rest of the busy world went about its business, Jesus spoke truth to this woman. When she

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Small is Not a Four Letter Word

In today’s news there was an article about small colleges and their struggles. It is common to think bigger is better, and students often choose a college by its size assuming they will get a bigger/better education at the big school.

ShepherdCalls_WPThe article caught my attention because I am the product of a small school. In 1957 I graduated from Union University in Jackson, TN. At that time, the school

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PSC Approves Change to KCP&L-GMO Fuel Adjustment Charge

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by KCP&L-Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) to change the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the monthly bills of its electric customers.

The change in the FAC will take effect on Sept. 1, 2015. It will mean a decrease of approximately $3.11 a month for the typical residential customer in the MPS service territory (Kansas City) and a decrease of approximately

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Reunion: Prindles and Waltons

Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Dockery Park Shelter House was the first time the Prindle/Walton families gathered together. A brother and sister who was a Walton and then married a Prindle formed a part of this reunion. A lot of relatives were descendants from their father’s brothers and sisters. Families attended from North Carolina, Oklahoma, Kansas City, South Missouri, and surrounding cities and towns. The last count was close to

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Millard C. Conover 1939-2015

Millard C. Conover of Mesa, Ariz., died in his home July 20, 2015. His ashes will be spread near his cabin in northern Arizona.

Millard was born Oct. 17, 1939, to Frank and Viola Conover on a farm near Santa Rosa, DeKalb County.

He earned bachelor and master degrees in math education at Truman University, Kirksville. He taught mathematics for 30 years at Westwood High in Mesa. After retirement he

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Gibson Named to Dean’s at Drake

Allison Gibson of Gallatin was named to the Dean’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the Spring 2015 semester.

Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,300 undergraduate and 1,700 graduate students from 40 states and approximately 40 countries. Students choose from over 70 majors, minors, and concentrations and 20 graduate

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Dale Alexander 1929-2015

Dale F. Alexander, 86, Gallatin, passed away Aug. 18, 2015, at Mosaic Life Center in St. Joseph. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery near Gallatin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gallatin Rotary Club in care of

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Patricia Hughes 1933-2015

Funeral services for Pat Hughes were held Saturday at Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon.

Interment was at Fillmore Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fillmore Cemetery.

Patricia L. Hughes, 82, Oregon, died Aug. 18, 2015, at the Oregon Care Center.

She was born in Oregon on Jan. 13, 1933. Pat graduated from Oregon High School in 1950. Later that same year, on Dec. 11, she married Hershel Hughes, in St.

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New Teachers in Daviess County 2015-2016

Gallatin R-5 will hold the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 24.

Gallatin new teachers: Left to right, front row, Courtenay Treece, Sydney Elbert, Susan Allen; back row, Michelle Anthuis, Jennifer Youtsey and Tiffany Otto.

Courtenay Treece, 25, Gallatin, will teach second grade. Courtenay was born and raised in Lee’s Summit and graduated from high school there. She received her degree in elementary education (preschool through sixth) at

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