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Letter to the Editor: Christmas Around the Square

Dear Editor:

On behalf of myself and the City of Gallatin, I want to give a big shout out to Sally Black, Judy Elbert and Cyd Terry for organizing, planning and working so tirelessly on “Christmas Around the Square” this past weekend. I thought it was a huge success! It was so good to see our uptown busy with people and events. The decorations look so nice and I know

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Letter to the Editor: Howard the Duck

Dear Editor:

I just want to say thank you for putting the article in your paper about the duck (Howard) being gone.

We finally figured out what happened to her.

Somebody dumped off a black Lab dog. It had been hanging around for two or three weeks. We had chased it out of the yard several times.

Sometime after midnight Sunday and early Monday morning, the dog got the duck.

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Letter to the Editor: Pattonsburg Tree Climbers

Dear Editor:

We need the help of you and your readers. As with any family in today’s environment, the Pattonsburg Tree Climbers Society is faced with financial concerns.

Our current costs for maintaining the genealogy library of family history have exceeded the revenue generated from the memberships alone. A handful of local members have generously been helping financially to keep us going.

We are a nonprofit organization run by volunteers.

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Letter to the Editor: Life is Short

Dear Editor:

I know that most people knew that October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There was not a radio or TV ad, that I didn’t wonder what I could have done; should have done; or wish I had done.

Donna passed away six months ago and we knew nothing about breast cancer until 30 days before. She was being treated for pneumonia before that.

A few weeks ago I

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Letter to the Editor: Proud of Our Community

Dear Editor:

A couple of weeks ago, on a Monday while I was volunteering at the Gallatin Senior Center it came to my mind how much I enjoyed serving there and really getting to know and care for so many people who came through the door to serve, to eat or just visit. My husband Art and I had volunteered there together for about eight years when he passed away

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Ray and Vets

“Thank You” to Ray Clevenger, VFW Post #2172, and to all volunteers we met recently.

As volunteers at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall, we sometimes forget to thank the sponsoring organization. So, at this time our “Job Well Done, Mission Completed” is issued.

Take the rest of the day off.

VFW Post #2172 Commander Ray Clevenger, along with his squadron of volunteers, accomplished an amazing mission. To host TVVMMW

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Letter to the Editor: Amendment 3

Dear Editor:

In reference to last week’s article in this newspaper, submitted by State Senator Brad Lager, in regard to the voting initiative on Missouri Constitution Amendment 6: In the article, Mr. Lager seems to endorse the measure but then offers a subtle disclaimer by encouraging voters to become educated on this important issue. I’ll shout a big “Amen” to that advice. Has anyone looked closely at the language of

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Letter to the Editor: The Moving Wall and Thanks

Dear Editor:

There was a very heartfelt thank you in last week’s paper from Elaine Kettering regarding the Vietnam Moving Wall. Carl and I appreciate our names being mentioned and that we provided some food and drinks, but we were volunteers just like all the rest of the community.

VFW Post 2172 and a core group of volunteers from the community, spearheaded by Post Commander Ray Clevenger, spent more than

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Letter to the Editor: Local History and Johnny Ringo

Editor’s note: The following regards an account featured on www.DaviessCountyHistoricalSociety.com, a website provided by Gallatin Publishing Company on behalf of the not-for-profit historical society. It is an example of “outside interests” into local history which periodically occur. This particular inquiry refers to an article written in 1992 and posted online in 2004. This information is on display at the 1889 Squirrel Cage Jail now used as a visitors’ center as

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