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Knee-Hi 4-H’ers have a fire truck ‘experience’

4-h-firemanThe Knee-Hi 4-H club met Oct. 12 at the Gallatin First Christian Church with 21 members in attendance. The Gallatin Fire Department was the October program. GFD brought out three trucks including the ladder truck. Fire Chief Doug Hamilton explained the different situations each truck is used for and the members were able to ask questions and sit in all of the trucks. The meeting then resumed with officer elections.

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Caraways observe 60 years

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Joe Caraway and Laura Charlene Lynn were married Oct. 20, 1956. They exchanged wedding vows at the Ketron Chapel, a little Methodist Church in the countryside east of Gallatin. Reverend Porter Hopkins performed the  ceremony. Shirley Holcomb was maid of honor and Kenneth Fletcher was groomsman.

The Caraways have one daughter, Sherri (Carl) Carder of Gallatin. Granddaughters are Brandi (Lance) Moritz, Platte City, and Brook (Justin) Kreatz, Chillicothe. Their great-grandchildren

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Bentley Dean Noffsinger b. Oct. 11, 2016

Brandon and Ginny Noffsinger of Jamesport are proud to announce the birth of a son, Bentley Dean, on Oct. 11, 2016 at 5:07 p.m. He weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and was 20 inches long. He was born at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

Maternal grandparents are John and Deborah Kramer, Jamesport. Maternal great-grandparents are Henry and Virginia Cox, Gallatin.

Paternal grandparents are Delcie Malcom, Valley Center, Kan. Paternal

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Clifford Parton 1970-2016

Clifford Wayne Parton, 46, Weatherby, passed away on October 13, 2016. Services were held Oct. 17, 2016 at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, with visitation prior to the service. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Cameron.
Clifford was born January 13, 1970 in Independence, Missouri to James and Alberta (Mahew) Parton. He was preceded in death by his father, James Parton.
On February 14, 2006, Clifford married Theresa Murillo in Kansas City.

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Jim Muller 1950-2016

James “Jim” L. Muller, 66, Hamilton, passed away at his home on Oct. 14, 2016. He had lived in Hamilton since 1985, and previously lived in Chillicothe.

Jim was born on June 26, 1950, in St. Joseph, to Harry Lawrence and Ethel M. “Penny” Thornburg Muller. He was a 1968 graduate of Penney High School, Hamilton. He was of the Baptist faith.

Jim worked as a machinist and owned his

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The Minimum Requirement

by Pastor Steve Ellison

 There are many now and in all past ages who think that they are followers of Jesus who actually have no idea what that might mean. Jesus addressed this issue in Matthew 7:20-23, “You will know them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in

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Top Dog! Gallatin takes down GRC champ Trenton, 35-21

Five game win streak on the line Friday

An area newspaper’s pre-season coach’s poll picked Gallatin to finish last in the Grand River Conference. Someone forgot to tell Gallatin players and coaches.

In their final regular season home game, the Gallatin Bulldogs pulled the upset of the year in the GRC, defeating first-year member Trenton, 35-21, and locking up third place in final league standings.

“The win Friday over Trenton

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Winston R-6 approves sale of $4,100,000 lease financing

The Board of Education of the Winston R-VI School District has approved the sale of $4,100,000 Lease Certificates of Participation to its Municipal Bond Underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, Missouri. These new money lease certificates were approved by the voters at the April 5, 2016 election, for the construction, equipping, and furnishing of additional classrooms and to complete other remodeling and repair improvements to the existing facilities

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Nine students participate in Future Leaders Conference

future-leaders-pic-2Nine Gallatin R-5 students were among 250 student leaders from 31 schools located throughout North Missouri attending a leadership conference held Oct. 13 at William Jewell College in Liberty. This event is hosted by Congressman Sam Graves. The conference offers opportunities for youth to meet with community leaders and discuss issues facing the country and our economy. Among topics discussed were 2nd Amendment rights, immigration and internet freedom. Keynote speaker

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