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From the Bench

Circuit Judge R. Brent Elliott’s “From the Bench” is a series of articles designed to provide the public with a better understanding of the judicial system. The 43rd Judicial Circuit consists of five counties; Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, and Livingston.

Last month Judge Daren Adkins (Daviess County) discussed how and why the 43rd Circuit created the Drug Treatment and Employment Court (DTEC). In this article he will focus on

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Summer Ball Schedule

Bob Robertson, ball game coordinator for Dockery Park, has provided information on summer ball in Gallatin.

Four T-ball teams are sponsored by Summit Natural Gas. Coaches are Bethany Vandiver, Travis Bohannon, Trisha Estes, and Travis Heldenbrand.

Three machine pitch teams are sponsored by Gallatin Truck and Tractor, Bess Ann Photography, and the Gallatin Park Board. Coaches are Nathan and Amanda King, Todd and Carrie Holcomb, Eddie Dutro, Brianna Kline, and

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Garden Club reports on red buds

The Gallatin Garden and Craft Club met with Sarah Dowell at her home on April 19 for their first meeting in 2016. Roll call was taken. Each member gave a report of red bud trees or flowering spring trees in their yards. Several gave reports of red bud trees planted in Gallatin in years past. A committee was appointed to select Yard of the Month for May, June and July.

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Capitol Report: Tears in committee

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

Nothing was more serious this week past than the discussion on SJR39, the bill that addressed religious freedoms versus gay rights in the debate over whether the government can compel clergy and small business owners to participate in gay weddings. As you have probably heard by now, SJR39 failed to make it out of the Emerging Issues committee in the House. That 12-person committee had

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The Shepherd Calls: Like Mother, Like Daughter

ShepherdCalls_WPby Dr. H. Wade Paris

It was late in 1954 when I first met the young lady who would become the mother of my children. There was nothing particularly unusual about that visioning. I was in the choir of our church, and she was sitting in the congregation a few rows back. Since I was a new member, it was likely the first time I had ever seen her. I

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Poosey Digest: Carry on

PooseyDigest_WPby Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

Hey, Liz! You go, girl! You’re rocking the house!

Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 a couple of weeks ago, outlasting the reigns of all 40 of her predecessors on the British throne and passing up the previous record-holder, her great-great grandma Victoria, while showing no signs of stopping. In fact, Queen Liz 2 celebrated her 90th birthday by taking a walk around

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Betty McKown 1925 -2016

Betty J. McKown, 90, passed away April 27, 2016, in Gallatin. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin, where friends may call after 11:00 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Mt. Ayr Cemetery, Altamont.  Memorials are suggested to the Gallatin Senior Citizens Center

Betty was born in Altamont, on Oct. 12, 1925, the daughter of Asa R. and Betty (Stephens) McGinnis.

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C. Michael Moore 1951-2016

Charles Michael “Mike” Moore, 64, Winston, passed away April 27, 2016.

Mike was born on Nov. 1, 1951 to Charles “Cotton” and Betty (VanDyke) Moore.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Sharen Lea Moore.
Mike was a 1970 graduate of Winston High School. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, camping and hunting, especially deer and coyote. He also was a very talented musician and

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MU Extension guide lists first, last frost dates by region

Spring and fall can be anxious times for gardeners. At the beginning of the growing season, you want to start the garden as early as possible, and at the end you hope for a few extra harvest days.

An online resource from University of Missouri Extension makes it easier to predict first and last frost dates for your specific region. The Missouri Frost/Freeze Probabilities Guide is available at http://ipm.missouri.edu/frostfreezeguide.

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