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Fire fighters responded to a pickup on fire at the Superior Auto Wash off South Main Street in Gallatin Thursday afternoon:
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Marilyn R. Hemry 1949-2009

Marilyn Hemry, 60 of Gallatin, passed away Friday, Nov.20, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the First Christian Church in Gallatin. Family visitation was held Monday evening, Nov. 23, at the church. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery, near Gallatin. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Gallatin or the American Cancer Society, in care of McWilliams

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Pattonsburg News

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Harvest continues to be challenging; on-farm tests to evaluate new technology and products

by Wayne Flanary, regional agronomist

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Meat rationing during World War II

The following is by local historian, Wilbur Bush

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Women in Daviess County can lower rate of cervical cancer

The most common sexually transmitted disease is also one of the most misunderstood.

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Rose Prothero 1943-2009

Funeral services for Rose Prothero were held Monday, Nov. 23, at the Shelburne Baptist Church near Trenton. Arrangements were by McWilliams Funeral Home in Jamesport. Burial will be at the Shelburne Cemetery near Trenton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelburne Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.

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Edward VanSickle 1922-2009

Funeral services for Edward VanSickle will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville. Burial with full military honors will be in the Veterans Garden of Honor at Park View Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeast Missouri. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Mo., 63537.

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MU Extension offers a wide variety of programs to everyone

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist

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Pamida donates $540 to Gallatin R-5

Pamida donated a total of $540 to Gallatin R-5 to help pay for back to school supplies for needy students. Of those funds $290 was raised at the store through chalkboard sales and $250 was donated by the Pamida Foundation. Store leader Peggy Simmons is pictured with Gallatin R-5 Superintendent James Ruse.

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HDC CONFERENCE 2009-2010 Academics Season Summary

First Team All-Conference
Steve Campbell North Harrison
Justin Conover Pattonsburg
Frank Marshall North Daviess
Jessica Snyder Newtown-Harris
Grant Hartley North Daviess
Jacob Heldenbrand Winston
Kameron Cool Newtown-Harris
Skyler Parkhurst North Harrison
Reuben Gingerich Tri-County
Shawn Gott Grundy County

Honorable Mention
Anna Sutton Tri-County
K.J. Dailey North Mercer
Justin Ralls Newtown-Harris
Shane DeHass Ridgeway
Heather Taylor North Mercer
Scott Conover Pattonsburg

Regular Season Standings
North Daviess 10-0
North Harrison 9-1
Newtown-Harris

Fall Sports Banquet: Twenty GHS athletes receive first ever academic all-conference awards

Gallatin R-5 fall athletes and cheerleaders were honored last Friday night at the annual Fall Sports Banquet held in the GHS gym.

The evening began with the invocation by David Leeper and carry-in meal. Booster Club treasurer Alicia Chrisman introduced senior athletes and their parents. GHS athletic director Rick Lin introduced coaches and sponsors.

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Friday Night hoops coming to Winston High

Winston High School will hold its annual Friday Night Hoops on Friday, Nov. 20, beginning at 5 p.m.

The evening activities kick off with a chili dog dinner that lasts from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $2. Students pre-school to grade 12 are admitted free.

Following is the evening’s basketball schedule:

5:30

5:55

6:20

6:45

7:15

7:45

8:15

Varsity boys scrimmageVarsity girls scrimmageFifth/Sixth grade girlsFifth/Sixth

Criminal justice scholarship available

The John Dennis Scholarship for criminal justice majors, in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded by the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association to 16 college bound Missouri high school seniors. It is available to students who intend to pursue a criminal justice career and will be attending a Missouri college or university, according to Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship may contact the Missouri Sheriffs’

Gallatin board meets Nov. 19, 2009

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, in the high school library.

Old business will cover board policies and the school’s web site at gallatin.k12.mo.us/word search, along with career ladder proposal for 2009-10.

New business will go over APR testing news and distinction honor for Gallatin. The board will also discuss 10 block verse seven period day and personnel

Winston R-6 to receive college credit through NCMC Tech Prep program

The Winston R-VI school district and North Central Missouri College (NCMC) recently signed an articulation agreement that will allow Winston R-6 students to earn college credit while in high school. The Tech Prep program offers students a way to save money and time in completing an associate of applied science degree at NCMC.

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Two Searcy students advance in Lions Peace Poster contest

Brittany Slaughter, at right, received first place, and Paytence Karr, at left, received second place in the 22nd annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Brittany and Paytence are both sixth graders at Searcy Elementary in Gallatin. The local competition was sponsored by the Gallatin Lions Club. Their posters were among more than 375,000 entries submitted worldwide. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world

Searcy Elementary and Gallatin JH participate in honor choir

On Nov. 14, students form Covel D. Searcy Elementary and Gallatin R-5 Junior High participated in an honor choir at Maryville. These students, along with students throughout the district, had the opportunity of working with two guest directors, Jim Swafford and Jan Ward. The students are pictured, left to right, front row, Garrett Pettit, Kira Williams, C.J. Richards, Michaela Lynn, Jakob Axton; back row, Kylie Collins, Aubrey Nelson, Kirbie Crouse,

Gallatin Elementary kids hold H.O.P.E. food drive

Covel D. Searcy Elementary School held the H.O.P.E. Food Drive (Helping Other People Eat) on Nov. 9-13. The students collected 291 cans of food. All of the food was donated to the food pantry at the Green Hills Community Action Agency to help them fill out their Christmas baskets. Mrs. Cross’ kindergarten students sponsored the event. They appreciate everyone who contributed. This is the seventh year for the food drive.

Post Scripts: Loyal and ardent fan

by Joe Snyder

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The Coonridge Digest: Welcome to Guantanamo North

by Freida Marie Crump

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Winners of Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen contests named

Read the winning essays below!

Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 member Gary Redman, Ladies Auxiliary President Pauline Redman, and Auxiliary Youth Contest Chairman Sherri Carder, presented the Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy winners on Veterans Day.

Voice of Democracy is open to grades nine thru 12. Students must submit a three to five minute essay and record it on CD. This year’s theme was: Does America still have Heroes?

Daviess County Courthouse News (11-18-2009) – Life sentence for Casey’s robbery is upheld

Circuit Court

The following cases were heard by Judge Brent Elliott on Nov. 17:

In Frank E. Flanders vs. State of Missouri, Flanders’ motion to set aside the sentence was denied. In April 2006, Flanders received a life sentence for robbery first degree and 10 years for armed criminal action, in the 2004 armed robbery of the Gallatin Casey’s.

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Vickie Burns 1958-2009

Vickie L. (Woody) Burns, 51, Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of Gallatin, Bethany and Lee’s Summit, passed away on Nov. 13, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo., at the KC Hospice House.

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Kristen Lea Ellis and Justin Ray Jennings wed in Civil War era chapel

The National Confederate Park Civil War-era chapel at Higginsville was the setting for the May 30, 2009, wedding of Kristen Lea Ellis and Justin Ray Jennings.

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