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Daviess County publishes the 2015 Tax Sale Notice, describing lots and lands for delinquent taxes to be sold Aug. 24 at the county courthouse in Gallatin. Click here to see the listings: Tax Sale Notice

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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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PRNDL

The PRNDL on my vehicle is broken. You may not know what an automotive PRNDL is but almost every car has one. It’s that little gauge just over your steering wheel, usually a slightly arched shape, that plainly reads PRNDL. It could easily be a Hebrew word for the Hebrew language usually omits the vowels. This is very confusing to the reader who must select his/her own vowels. However, it

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Bark If You Love Life

He was a community dog. Many communities have them. They make the rounds of the residences to visit with neighbor dogs and their owners. Residents pet and sometimes feed community dogs so they keep coming around. Our community dog was a beagle. I called him, “Snoopy,” and other folk followed suit.

ShepherdCalls_WPNo one seemed to know “who Snoopy belonged to.” The usual answer to that query was “He belongs to

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Do Right, Be Blessed

ShepherdCalls_WPSeveral women gathered. They wished to anoint the body of Jesus; but there were many difficulties. It was early in the morning and still dark. An enormous stone blocked the entrance to the grave. None of the women were strong enough to move the stone; and worse, the stone had been sealed by the authorities with instructions not to roll it away or break the seal. Guards were stationed at

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A Tale of Two Churches

ShepherdCalls_WPAt one time, a downtown church accommodated 2,000 plus members each Sunday. Then, in 1979, it closed. That’s the year our family moved to Kansas City. I don’t recall hearing anything about it closing. I suspect it was not sudden, but a gradual transition of community and the ways of “doing” church. The closing of the church not only left a big hole in a once vibrant community; it also

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In My Garden

Tiny shoots are peeking through the ground. My garden is coming to life again. When I speak of my garden, I am talking about our entire lawn, nearly three acres. Since our homeowner rules disallow fences, nothing encloses my garden. I like to think we have the “no fence” rule so our lawns and lives will mingle. Who knows; the rule was in place when I arrived.

ShepherdCalls_WPNevertheless, scattered across

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Leave a Good Legend

Among the outstanding people of Christian history, St. Patrick is one of my favorites. He reportedly died on March 17 (the year is uncertain). Nevertheless, March 17 is listed on our calendar as St. Patrick’s Day.

ShepherdCalls_WPSomewhere in the fifth century AD, young Patrick, in his mid-teens, was kidnapped by Irish Pirates and taken to Ireland as a slave. He spent the next six years of his life serving people

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An Adoption Story

The front page of the Kansas City Star contained the story of an attorney, Gene Balloun, who has assisted in more than 1,000 adoptions. The story caught my attention for several reasons: First, because I share his compassion for children. Second, because this attorney did his work pro bono, the compensation he would have received was placed in an account to assist in the children’s education. Third, the story intrigued

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Choices of Consequence

Last fall my wife and I received flu shots. Sometime later while talking to my daughter on the phone, I mentioned we had been to the doctor to get flu shots. A young, invincible, 40-year-old, she launched into a parental lecture about how the flu shots are of no value and she never gets them. I wondered why I mentioned it. We’ve had this conversation before. Well, this time she

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