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FIRE AT CAR WASH!

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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Knee-Hi makes Christmas cards for nursing home

by Libby Endicott, Knee-Hi 4-H Club Reporter

The Knee-Hi 4-H club meeting was held on November 14, 2012, at the Gallatin Methodist Church. The Club decided for the December meeting to exchange candy bars and make Christmas cards for Daviess County Nursing and Rehab. They also decided for Christmas break to go roller-skating. Club Leader

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Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

The Daviess County courthouse will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, for Thanksgiving.

Sheriff’s Office

Richard J. Boose, 29, Gallatin, was charged Nov. 14 with harassment, class A misdemeanor, and misuse of 9-1-1, class

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The Shepherd Calls: Restoration

Several years ago, my cousin, Rodney, found an old icebox from somewhere and placed it on his front porch. Knowing I dabbled in woodworking, he offered it to me. It obviously had seen better days. The inner metal was rusty. Someone had removed the doors and hardware, presumably for safety. Remaking the doors would be

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Baby in ICU, father charged with assault

Chillicothe, MO — A six-week-old infant is in intensive care at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City with severe head and facial trauma and his father is behind bars, accused of causing the injuries. Timothy Kene Orr, 21, of Chillicothe, is facing child abuse charges and is being held in Livingston County Jail on $225,000

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NITRO celebrates 10 years as task force

The Northwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation (NITRO) is celebrating 10 years as a task force. NITRO was launched in October 2002 to reduce drug-related and violent crime in Northwest Missouri. NITRO, which includes a 16-county area of Northwest Missouri, including Daviess County, was staffed initially by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

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Walking trail, memorial garden donations sought

TRENTON, MO — Ground will be broken in just a few months on the new walking trail and memorial garden at Wright Memorial Hospital and employees of the local hospital were recognized for their support to the new construction. Employees were treated to a complimentary breakfast hosted by the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation recently and,

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MoDOT sells properties in Northwest Missouri

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Northwest District will be offering six former MoDOT maintenance facilities and properties at auction in December, including the maintenance facility at Coffey. These properties will be auctioned during a three-day sales event beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 12, through Friday, Dec. 14.

These facilities have recently been identified through MoDOT’s Bolder

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Letter to the Editor: About a recent article

I found the “Editor’s note” at the end of THIS ARTICLE (“We said ‘No!’”) published Nov. 14, 2012, of interest. It appears to only restate the purpose publicly advanced by Americans For Prosperity (AFP). I believe a more balanced editor’s note would have identified AFP as “a conservative political advocacy group founded and largely supported

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Robert Stewart 1937-2012

Memorial services for Robert Stewart will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the NorthCare Hospice Chapel 2900 Clay Edwards Drive, NKC. Arrangements are under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin.

Robert Dean (Bob) Stewart, 75, Kansas City, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at the NorthCare Hospice in North Kansas City.

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Letter to the Editor: Christmas crosses

Dear Editor:

I read a story several years ago about a town in the United States that did a simple act that resulted in an amazing thing. Their town people were disgusted that they could no longer display their Christmas ornaments on public grounds that reflected the reason the Christmas season was established… the birth

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Church News

From area church services that were conducted Sunday, November 18, 2012:

Lake Viking

“I’m Thankful” was the title of Pastor Robert Nelson’s sermon Sunday morning. The scriptures that he included in the sermon were Psalm 105:1-8, Luke 17:11-19, 1st Corinthians 15:57-58, II Corinthians 2:14, I Thessalonians 5:14-24, and Revelation 7:9-12. The special music was sang

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Cut to the Chase: Attitude of gratitude

by Rebecca French Smith

So often, we miss opportunities to say “thank you.” Small moments or small gestures slip by us before we recognize them, but this time of year, we are acutely aware that we should give thanks. Thanksgiving celebrates just that, but throughout the year we should live with an attitude of gratitude

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Lockridge presides over MAMIC convention

Kenneth Lockridge is shown accepting the MAMIC past president’s plaque from incoming chairman Scott Kelley in the traditional exchange of the gavel.

Kenneth Lockridge, secretary of Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in Gallatin, recently presided at the Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (MAMIC) convention. The 117th annual convention of MAMIC was held Nov. 4-6

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Spanish teacher presents workshop at conference

Kim Fish, Spanish teacher at North Daviess and Pattonsburg Schools, and Jeanne Cracraft, French teacher at North Harrison and Cainsville Schools, recently attended the 34th Annual Foreign Language Association of Missouri Fall Conference held in St. Louis. Over 250 foreign language educators participated in more than 40 workshops with topics ranging from the newest technology

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Freaky weather limits opening weekend deer harvest

Hunters checked 69,614 deer during the opening weekend of Missouri’s November firearms deer season. The Missouri Department of Conservation says weather was the most significant factor affecting the number of deer checked.

This year’s opening-weekend harvest is 22% below last year’s figure. MDC Resource Scientist Jason Sumners says windy, unseasonably warm weather on Saturday limited

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North Daviess board rejects petition

North Daviess school board minutes

A petition regarding annexation submitted to the North Daviess Board of Education in September was rejected as insufficient and vague at a meeting of the board on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The petition does not contain an effective date and the proposed boundaries are vague and inconsistent as identified by the

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The culture of the cranberry crop

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist

One of the traditional foods seen on Thanksgiving tables every year is cranberries. These native North American fruits are grown in several of the northern states, especially Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Washington, and Oregon. Since most folks in Northwest Missouri are not familiar with the culture of this

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Clinic for women at Hamilton

Green Hills Community Action Agency will be having a Women’s Health Clinic at the Hamilton Methodist Church in the fellowship hall, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Clinic will be held from 10 a.m.-12 noon and 1:30-5 p.m. For appointment please call toll free at 1-877-611-7600.

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Capitol Perspectives: Election consequences for Missouri

by Phill Brooks

Missouri’s Senate may be on the verge of an historic change. And if so, it likely can be attributed to one of the softest-spoken legislative leaders I’ve covered in all my decades watching over the Missouri General Assembly.

It is easy to underestimate Ron Richard. The Joplin Republican Senator is a man

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Gallatin FBLA attends conference, Morrison national VP

Eight members of the Gallatin FBLA chapter attended the National Fall Leadership Conference in Denver, Colo., Nov. 7-11. Students attended leadership workshops and listened to motivational speakers at opening and closing sessions. Bailey Morrison, a junior at Gallatin High School, represented Missouri and GHS as the North Central Region National Vice President. She had multiple

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On the Street: Holiday Happenings

CHILLICOTHE, MO — As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I want to flip the calendar back a few days to those Veterans Day programs and the recognition given to veterans throughout our city and area.

Sometimes I think we don’t take the time to realize what our veterans mean to us and what they stand

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From the 43rd

Editor’s note: This is a non-partisan article submitted by the joint effort of 43rd Circuit Judges Tom Chapman and Brent Elliott. The purpose of the article is to give residents a better understanding of the judicial system as well as specific operations within the Circuit. Last article we began a discussion of the Circuit’s misdemeanor

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Two from Daviess approved for GHCAA board

The Green Hills Community Action Agency Area Governing Board of Directors approved seven new board members, including two from Daviess County, at their meeting held Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, in Trenton — Randy Sims was seated as Public Official and Russ Hamilton as Special Interest.

The other five board members were Lawrence Allen (Linn) —

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Cameron Scouts to present cards to veterans

CAMERON, MO — Members of Boy Scout Troop 121 will be passing out Christmas cards to the veterans at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron on Nov. 27. The Scouts will be joined by the Missouri Patriot Guard Riders as they organize to depart from McDonald’s at about 6 p.m. to travel across town to

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A Correct View of Myself

by Pastor Steve Ellison

If I am to be rightly related to others, I will first be rightly related to God. Romans 12:1-2 tells me to present myself to God as a living sacrifice by being inwardly renewed and outwardly transformed. Romans 12:3 tells me that if I am to be rightly related to others

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