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Would You Believe a Surprise Wedding?

by Troy Lesan

Life is full of surprises; we can all agree on that. Many of us have been to surprise birthday parties, but how many can say that they’ve been to a surprise wedding? Very few, I suspect, but a surprise wedding is exactly what happened on Sunday, Oct. 12, during the regular morning church service at Lake Viking Church. In retrospect, there were little clues to give it

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Great Northwest Day Showcases Local Attributes

In communities and counties throughout northwest Missouri, preparations for the 2014 Great Northwest Day at the Capitol are in full swing, according to local coordinator Denise Felderman, Jamesport.

County coordinators for each of the 18 counties that comprise the northwest Missouri region are working with local citizens, councils, commissions and chambers to gather important legislative priorities. Once assembled, priorities will be narrowed down to the top three or four for

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Report Poaching Problems to OGT

Operation Game Thief (OGT) is Missouri’s anti-poaching program, designed to protect the fish, forest, and wildlife resources in our state. OGT—a partnership between the MDC and the Conservation Federation of Missouri—provides a state-wide, 24-hour toll-free hotline for the reporting of poaching or violation. Call 800-392-1111 to leave an anonymous report, for which you may be considered for a reward.

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WGU Awards Scholarship to NCMC Graduate

Western Governors University (WGU) Missouri has awarded North Central Missouri College graduate Tina Granier, of Coffey, a Class of 2014 Scholarship as part of a partnership between the two institutions to provide affordable higher education to Missourians. The scholarship is valued at $2,000. The partnership also offers a 5% discount on WGU Missouri’s tuition of $6,000 per year to all graduates of NCMC.

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Jack Jones 1936-2014

Memorial services for Jack Jones were held Oct. 18, at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. No scheduled visitation is planned. In lieu of flowers family suggest memorials may be made to the Adventist Community Service and Food Bank in care of McWilliams Funeral Home, 1329 W. Grand, Gallatin, Mo., 64640.

Jack Jones, 78, Gallatin, died Oct. 15, 2014, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Jackie R. Jones was

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North Daviess Goes Mad for Science

North Daviess held Fall Family Fun Night on Oct. 14 in the gymnasium. The theme was “Mad Measurements in Science.” The event began with an interactive chemical reaction station where students learned first about the safety needed when working with chemicals.

Three chemical reactions were set up for the students. The first was called the bubbling raisins where carbonated pop was mixed with raisins and they floated and sank depending

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Foster/Adoptive Parents Needed

In Northwest Missouri, more than 4000 children suffer from abuse and neglect. These kids are in need of a family. Whether or not you’ve considered fostering or adopting before, go to healthyfamilies4kids.org, or call 855-SRV-KIDS for more information about what it takes to get involved and make a life-altering difference.

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Be Not in the Dark

by Pastor Steve Ellison

We could spend a lifetime studying what the Bible says about God as Light. What I will do here, could not even qualify as scratching the surface.

1 John 1:5-8 states, This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. (NASU)

God is Light. The Bible refers to Jesus

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Good Thinking: Why Should I Vote?

by Dr. Don Kuehle

In 1792, Election Day was set for the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. November was selected because the harvest was over and winter had not yet begun. Tuesday was chosen because, if Monday has been chosen, some might have had to travel on Sunday/the Sabbath.

“He cast his vote, distrusting all the elected — but not the law.” So said Karl Shapiro.

I don’t

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