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County Commissioner Carl Carder focuses on township news pulled from archives.
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McVeigh juror to Boston:

As jurists weigh the fate of convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the Boston marathon bombing, a jurist who joined in the unanimous decision to impose the death penalty on another terrorist almost 20 years ago says: "I hope you can live with your decision..."
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Read the latest GHS Alumni newsletter about plans for the All Alumni Reunion on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25...
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Spring Concert at Trenton LDS

The Trenton Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is having a Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Trenton Branch (2930 Oklahoma Avenue, Trenton).

Performers will include Trenton High School Gold Rush, the Tim Ritchie family, The Merry Melody Messengers (from God’s Garden Church) and other ensemble groups. Everyone is invited, and refreshments will be served.

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County 4-H Receives Over $7,000 in Grants

Daviess County 4-H has received two grants totaling over $7,000 to benefit shooting sports.

The North Central Missouri Friends of NRA held its inaugural fundraising event in Bethany in October of last year. All the money raised during the banquet came back to Northwest Missouri to benefit youth shooting sports. As a result, Daviess County 4-H Shooting Sports received a grant for $5,600 for equipment and range development at Dockery

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Pattonsburg Spanish Classes Receive High Honors at Film Festival

The Spanish classes at Pattonsburg High School entered two films in the Eighth Annual Foreign Language Film Festival, held on April 10, 2015, at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Approximately 20 schools entered 100 films in Spanish, French, Chinese, or German. The students wrote their own scripts, acted in, directed, and edited their films.

Actors in the film Play with Me are pictured from left to right, Kurt

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Clair Lucille (Crookshanks) Stodgell 1923-2015

Lucille Stodgell, age 91, of Chillicothe, passed away on April 18, 2015, at the Baptist Home, Chillicothe.

Lucille was born the daughter of Ervin and Ina (Pridemore) Crookshanks on Aug. 4, 1923, in Chillicothe. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Stodgell on Feb. 6, 1940, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1984. Lucille was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Chillicothe.

Survivors include

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GHS Golfers Medal

All three GHS golf pairs medaled last Thursday in the Plattsburg Tournament. The duo of Bradley Rhoades and Logan Burns combined for a fourth place score of 76. Grant Simmons and Gabe Cole shot 77 and took fifth place on a score card playoff. Jett Simmons and Kase Critten combined for a round of 77, as well, and took sixth.

Pictured, left to right, are Critten, Jett Simmons, Rhoades, Grant

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Area Students Attend Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City

The Capitol was bustling with activity as 441 high school students and their chaperones took part in Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day on April 9, including six students from Daviess County. This is the 21st year for the event, sponsored by the organization’s Promotion and Education Program.

The group, most wearing FFA jackets, visited when both House and Senate chambers were in session. The students were able to connect

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Anger Issues

by Pastor Steve Ellison

The first half of Colossians identifies Christ as preeminent in all things. The second half of Colossians gives us a test so that we can objectively measure how well we understand that Christ is preeminent in all things.

The first question on the test, which we looked at last week, is found in Colossians 3:5-7 and deals with every kind of sexual immorality. If there is

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Democracy’s Dues

ShepherdCalls_WPThere must surely be a better way. Having no better way to propose, I grow tense thinking about the months of political wrangling ahead – the speeches, the innuendo, the half-truths, untruths, the debates, and the spin makes my head ache.

Like I said, I have no better way to propose; however, I do have an observation that might improve our perspective. Make the campaign window smaller, briefer. The presidential

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Good Thinking: Dancing ‘Round the Maypole

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Oh, the merry month of May! Come and dance with me around the Maypole! Celebrate the gift of life! Rejoice in the gift of this new day, a new month!

No! How can I be merry when there is so much sadness and sorrow in this world? How can I sing and dance when the noise of anger and hatred drown out my voice, and fear

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