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Did you see this horse and rider? They came all the way from Wales!

Ride at pony express stables in st joseph

Megan Lewis and her horse, Lady

Another glorious day of riding in brisk sunny weather along deserted tracks through tranquil scenery…

This is how Megan Lewis, 65, describes her horse ride through northern Missouri on her blog called The Long Horse Ride.

Ms. Lewis has ridden her horse for the past seven years over thousands and thousands of miles across the world, but decided to take a break for the

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Local school districts meet state standards

All five county school districts met state standards, according to the Annual Performance Reports (APR) released recently. The schools achieved more than 80% of the possible points on their APR, which places those districts in the fully accredited range.

The reports are used to show how well school districts are meeting Missouri’s education standards under the state’s accountability system, the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5.

Of the 10

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Pattonsburg boards deals with road tubes, road signs and land inquiries

The Pattonsburg Board of Aldermen accepted bids for road tubes and lumber and discussed the sale of city land during their meetings held in October and November.

The board opened bids on road tubes and agreed to accept Derrick Iddings’ bid of $2,000 for all four tubes and flared ends ($525 per tube for two tubes or $2,000 for all four tubes). Other bids were from Dale Farms: $250 per

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Trenton man injured in accident

A Trenton man received moderate injuries when he was a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident that happened at about 12:21 p.m. on Nov. 19 in Daviess County.

According to the highway patrol, Gary Minor, 51, of Liberty was eastbound on Hwy. 6. At Wall Street in Altamont, he made a left turn into the path of a vehicle driven by Mary Romesburg, 59, of Trenton, who was

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Community Thanksgiving



Community Thanksgiving worship will be at 7 p.m. Sunday Nov. 22 at Gallatin United Methodist Church.

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Christmas Around the Square unfolds November 21 in Gallatin

“Christmas Around the Square” – featuring 55 vendors and family activities from storytelling to caroling to a Santa visit and tree lighting ceremony and parade, and climaxing with a community theater production – unfolds this Saturday in Gallatin.
A full slate of activities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. are detailed on the back page of this edition. This event is considered one of Gallatin’s most popular community activities, thanks

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Gallatin club will adopt family for Christmas

The Laureate Delta Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi welcomed Kay Kordes to their Nov. 9 meeting at Mi Mexico. Peggy Noel reported that her committee was in the process of selecting a family for our Christmas adoption. Sue Gillilan and Nancy Tate volunteered to help with the drawing at Christmas on the Square on Nov. 21.  We send our best wishes to Wayne and Carol Wood on their 50th

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Whitt Cemetery…not dead yet

The Whitt Cemetery located about four miles south of Gallatin, off Highway 13, is a neatly mown, fenced, and well maintained family cemetery. There are none of the signs of neglect common to the old, old cemeteries in the area.

So it was with some surprise that Sarah Dowell, who took on the Whitt Cemetery as her master gardener project some years ago, learned about a complaint on the newspaper’s

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Call before you cut your timber

It’s a pretty good bet that many landowners would benefit from expert advice when it comes to managing their woodlands, especially if they are thinking about harvesting timber. That’s because caring for forested property is a long-term proposition where decisions landowners make can have long-term impacts on trees, water and wildlife.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages woodland owners to use the Call Before

MCD forester Aaron Holsapple tours the property of John Ringwald and goes over a forest management plan.

MCD forester Aaron Holsapple tours

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