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Absentee voting for the Nov. 8 General Election continues through Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Daviess County Clerk’s office in Gallatin. The county clerk’s office will also be open on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The last day to request a ballot by mail is Nov. 1. Individuals may send written requests to Vicki Corwin, Daviess County Clerk, 102

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What’s new for 2017 Medicare Part D prescription drug plans? Find out at enrollment events

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment begins October 15 and ends December 7.  The Active Aging Resource Center will host an enrollment event at the Pattonsburg Multi-Purpose Center on November 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional enrollment events will be held at the Jamesport AE Spillman Center on November 17 from 10-1 and most weekdays at the Active Aging Resource Center at 109 S Main Street in Gallatin.


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Prevent alarming fire deaths 

By Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

“Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries,” says the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Learn how, then follow up – it could save lives.

According to NFPA, “Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%).”

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FSA reporting dates announced

If you are a farm producer using USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs, you should pay close attention to the acreage reporting dates announced for 2017.

Kirby Payne, executive director for the Daviess County USDA agency office, emphasizes that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses — including failed acreage — can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits.

“In order to comply

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Woman, child hurt in accident on Hwy. 6, strike Gilman City teen

Two people, including a small child, received moderate injuries in an accident that happened on Hwy. 6 at about 1:10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Grundy County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as K. Leigh Stith, 23, Gladstone, was westbound on Hwy. 6 and Levi Hershberger, 18, Gilman City, was eastbound. About four miles west of Trenton, Ms. Stith reportedly reached in the back

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Gallatin woman injured after driving across median on I-35

A Gallatin woman received moderate injuries in an accident on I-35 that happened at about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Clinton County.

According to the highway patrol’s report, the crash occurred as Amanda Hommertzheim, 22, Gallatin, was northbound on I-35 driving a 2011 Ford Fusion. About three miles east of Lathrop, at the 41 mile marker, she traveled off the roadway and through the median and was struck

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Winston needs board member, discusses community outreach

Chairman Arvella Eaton informed the Winston Village Board of Trustees that no one has shown interest in serving on the board and asked board members for help in filling the position. The resignation of board member Autumn Caldwell was accepted in September, and the board asked any Winston residents interested in serving their community to contact the city clerk.

In other business at the meeting held Oct. 3, the Village

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Amendment 3 and Proposition A: Dueling Cig Taxes

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

In my last two capitol reports, I outlined Amendment 1: The Soil, Water & Parks Tax, and Amendment 2: Campaign Contribution Limits.  This week, we delve into something more involved – the dueling cigarette taxes of Amendment 3 and Proposition A – dueling because Amendment 3 is funded by big tobacco companies and Prop A is funded by little tobacco companies.

Amendment 3 (A3) would

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Bringing accountability to Medicaid

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman
Year after year, the cost to the taxpayer of operating Missouri’s Medicaid program continues to increase at a rapid pace. While there are a number of factors that influence this increase in cost, two of the most driving factors are the most preventable: unnecessary emergency room visits and missed patient appointments at doctors’ offices.

Patients treating the emergency room as a replacement for a primary

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