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Straight Talk with Sam: We can do better for veterans healthcare

by Congressman Sam Graves

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House Happenings: Some ideas pending in the house

by Representative Jim Whorton

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Capitol Report: Improving education in Missouri

by Brad Lager

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Family Daze: Impossible communication with kids

by Debbie Farmer

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MOFB’s Cut to the Chase: Modern agriculture: a real cause for celebration

by Chris Chinn

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The Coonridge Digest: Spring traditions

by Freida Marie Crump

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Post Scripts: Buchwald – my kind of a guy

by Joe Snyder

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Put your best foot forward for Gallatin Rotary’s “Shoes for Orphans” project

Gallatin Rotary has arranged with Fosters Shoes to provide the footwear for its annual "Shoes for Orphans" project. This international Rotary project has collected over 55,000 pairs of shoes and distributed them in Russia, Romania, Kenya, Guatemala and other countries.

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Improve your health — Naturally

Summer’s coming. Will you be in shape for bikinis, short shorts, tank tops, sandals? Not to worry. There’s little that Judi McCloud can’t do to make everything look and feel smoother. Judi offers head to toe waxing services at the Brow Doctor.

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SWCD holds 63rd annual meeting

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The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Daviess County SWCD was held Monday night in the Tri-County School cafeteria.
Those attending enjoyed a meal furnished by the banks in the county and awards were presented, along with a large number of door prizes.

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Security added to courthouse

A new walk-through metal detector has been installed on the second story of the Daviess County Courthouse as a permanent feature. The detector was used by the sheriff’s department for the first time today (Wednesday), March 21, at the trial of Brandon Anderson. Pictured entering the metal detector is Joan Higgins of Coffey.

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Wanda T. Lamma

1927 – 2007

Wanda T. Lamma, 79, (formerly of Coffey, MO) went to be with Jesus, March 19, 2007, after a short illness; at her daughters home in Easton, MO, surrounded by her family.

She was born July 8, 1927 in Cherry Valley, Arkansas the daughter of Albert and Bessie (Lovejoy) Lear. On Apr. 19, 1947 she married Russell Lamma in Coffey, MO. He preceded her in death in 1981.

Thomas Benton Sr.

Funeral services for Thomas Benton Sr. were held Saturday at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial, with full military honors, was held at New Hope Cemetery, Richmond.

Thomas Matthew "Matt" Benton Sr., 44, Winston, died on March 13, 2007.
Mr. Benton was born on May 31, 1962, in Kansas City, to Herbert Lee and Mary Maxine (Killion) Benton.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving as a

Mildred Fleming

Funeral services for Mildred Fleming were held Tuesday at McWilliams Funeral Home, Gallatin. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Gallatin. Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Center, Gallatin.

Mildred Marie Fleming, 95, Gallatin, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Liberty Hospital.
Mrs. Fleming was born Nov. 15, 1911, to Lewis and Mary Ann (Smith) Royston in Jameson. She attended country school in the Jameson area where she won

Dr. Robert Van Dyke

Graveside services for Dr. Robert Van Dyke will be held at Masonic Cemetery in Jamesport at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2007. A family visitation will be held at Pierre Funeral Home in Evansville, Ind., on Sunday, March 18. Arrangements are by McWilliams Family Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Gideon’s International.

Dr. Robert Critten (Doc) Van Dyke, 82, died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at

Pattonsburg R-2’s Nalle and Sperry earn FFA honors

by Tiffany deJong

On March 1 it was announced that two members of the Pattonsburg FFA Chapter were selected as State FFA Degree recipients. Justin Nalle and Aleah Sperry have earned the highest degree the Missouri FFA Association can give to worthy members. The pair will receive their degrees April 20, at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, during the State FFA Convention. The State FFA Degree is based off of

FBLA News: Katy Black running for FBLA state president

Katy Black, a junior at Gallatin High School, is the first student from GHS to run a campaign for state FBLA president. At the state level of competition Katy will be required to do a skit, give a speech and run a campaign booth. Delegates from across the state vote to elect the president on April 16. If Katy is elected, she will be installed during the closing session of

2007 FFA News: Kyle Croy elected Area II Officer

Kyle Croy of the Gallatin FFA Chapter was elected as the Area II Parliamentarian for the 2007-08 school year. For the next year Kyle along with seven other students will serve the 22 schools of the Area II FFA Association in Northwest Missouri.

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Men’s Club sponsors 2 to basketball camp

Jacob Boyd and Kailey Salmon, both students at Searcy Elementary in Gallatin will be attending the Larry Holley Basketball Camp at Liberty, sponsored by the Gallatin Men’s Club. Jacob and Kailey were winners of the Bull Pup Shoot Out held recently. Pictured are Steve Agenstein, Kailey, Jacob and coach Doug Nichols.

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North Daviess HS students on honor rolls

North Daviess R-III School District recently announced its high school honor roll for the third quarter.

Students on the high honor roll (with a 10.0 average or higher with no D’s or F’s are:

Seniors – Catherine Jones, Heather McCampbell; Juniors – Brianna Weber; Sophomores – Jaclyn Ray; 9th Grade – Jared Hogan, Frank Marshall.

Students on the Honor Roll with an 8.0 average with no D’s or F’s are:

2007 Boys Golf: Season Opener

Gallatin golf season opens against GRC best South Harrison

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Winston Cub Scouts hold Blue and Gold Banquet

Cub Scout Pack 167, Winston, held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Feb. 18 at the Winston United Methodist Church. Several individual certificates were given to the boys who participated in activities and events during the past year which included money making, camping, Pinewood Derby racing and Scout Sunday.

Some of the higher recognitions includes the "King Camper" and over all participation. To receive the "King Camper" award a

Western announces Fall 2006 graduates

Missouri Western State University has announced the names of local students who completed the degree requirements during the 2006 fall semester. A total of 273 students received degrees. Graduates from our area include:Altamont, Shelly Renee Taul, bachelor of science in nursing; Gallatin, Michelle Lynne Anthuis, bachelor of science in English education; Gilman City, Jacob Wyley Wilson, bachelor of science in history, education; Kidder, Stacy Noel Stodden, bachelor of science

Gallatin Senior Center News

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Gallatin Elementary third quarter honor roll announced

Searcy Elementary at Gallatin recently announced its third quarter honor roll for 2006-2007 for fourth through sixth grades. Students are eligible for the "A" Honor Roll if they earn no lower than an A- in each academic area. Students are eligible for the "B" Honor Roll if they earn no lower than a B- in each academic area.

Mrs. Burns fourth grade students on the "A" Honor Roll are Aubrey