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Our community’s Landmark

DSCN6420 Steve Perry has worked at Landmark through the fire of 1992 and the flood of 1993, through prosperity and struggle, since starting to work in August of  1983.

“There have been some really good years and none that have been really bad,” he said. “At the end of the year, the sales team and all the hard working employees always seem to find a way to pull us out of

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Gallatin fire report

The Gallatin Fire Protection District reported the following incident responses in July:

3rd at 10:29 a.m.: Medical Assist at 202 E Burns; 3rd at 3:48 p.m.: Medical Assist at 31658 Hwy CC; 3rd at 4:49 p.m.: EMS Call at 512 W Ogden;

4th at 9:33 a.m.: Alarm system activation (no fire) unintentional at 205 E Van Buren; 4th at 4:45 p.m.: Aircraft standby, landing zone at Dockery Park; 4th at

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Elderberries Are In Season – What to do with them

elderberryBy Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

There are many types of wild fruits growing in the Midwest, but sometimes knowing what to do with them is the question. Elderberries, for example, are in season in Missouri from late July into September, but how can they be used?

Elderberries can be eaten in a variety of ways. The purple-black berries can also be used to make a dye.

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Car, Truck and Motorcycle show benefits Community Cupboard

The 2016 Fall Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, presented by the Community Cupboard Food Pantry in Cameron, will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, with the theme “Remembering 9-11. The show will be held in downtown Cameron at McCorkle Park – $15/vehicle to enter.

Registration will be open from 9-11 a.m. Judging will be from 11:30 to 12:30. Awards will be presented around 1 p.m.

Over 700 trophies and plaques will

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Renovations made to water towers

New Town water tower in Pattonsburg is back in service after having a total renovation on the inside, according to minutes from the July 11 meeting of the Pattonsburg Board of Aldermen. Utility Service Company, Atlanta, Ga., was to start on the Old Town water tower on August 3 with a total renovation.

While Utility Service was servicing the New Town tower, the workers noticed that T-Mobile had put cables

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Breanne Brammer Selected for a Scholarship from National Association of Agricultural Educators

Breanne Brammer, an agricultural education major at the University of Missouri, has been selected for the Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Brammer’s hometown is Gallatin, Mo.

The $1,500 scholarship is awarded to upper level agricultural education majors to help offset expenses during their student teaching experience. Twenty-five students from across the United States were selected based on their academic performance as well as

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Keep a lookout for tomato insects

By Tim Baker, Horticulture Specialist

In my last column, I discussed the types of diseases which typically plague tomatoes in Missouri, and gave a few examples of each type. This week, I would like to cover a few of the major insect pests that you will need to keep a lookout for when growing those prize winning tomatoes.

One of the more dramatic insects that attacks tomatoes, at least in

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Vibrant ag industry requires public policy

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

Agriculture has long been, and remains to this day, the Show-Me State’s No. 1 industry. Here in northwest Missouri, it is still the foundation of our local communities and way of life. As such, it is essential our state lawmakers and agencies implement policies that allow Missouri’s agricultural producers and associated industries to remain vibrant and productive and stand as a check against bureaucratic overreach.

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The eagle has landed … at Altamont!

Life Flight Eagle DSCF9029By Troy Lesan

A KAW Fire Department volunteer directs the Life Flight Eagle emergency medical helicopter to a successful practice landing at Altamont in the above picture. The landing was part of a landing zone training session held Aug. 5 at Altamont, organized by Life Flight Eagle Outreach Coordinator John Duffy, and attended by members of the Kidder-Altamont-Winston (KAW), Pattonsburg, Trenton, and Lake Viking volunteer fire departments.

In order for

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