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Post Scripts: Methodist Celebration Brings Back Memories

The Gallatin United Methodist Church will be celebtrating 100 years in the same building next Sunday, April 7. How we wish we could be there to help in the celebration.

We moved to Gallatin in March, 1952, just after I returned from the Korean War to operate the Gallatin newspapers for Scout Harrison, who wanted

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The Shepherd Calls: Gorgeous Grass

A gorgeous green ground cover has captured our lawn like a carpet. I have seen little patches of it in the yard before, but never like this. It is everywhere. I have no idea what it’s called, but it’s beautiful. Not only is it brilliant green, but it is salted with tiny white flowers that

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Glenn Mayo 1936-2013

Glenn R. Mayo, formerly of Lake Viking, died March 14, 2013. Glenn was born in New York on March 7, 1936, and was raised in Corning, Iowa.

He served in the Army where he played drums and sang in a small band, and was once honored as soldier of the month. He graduated from the

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Good Thinking: Is It God’s Will or Not?

by Dr. Don Kuehle

I stood by the bedside of a man who had been seriously injured in an accident. If he lived, he would be paralyzed for the rest of his life. I overheard a member of his family comment: “He’ll be alright – IF it’s God’s will.”

I stood in a funeral home,

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Mill Remnants Found for Rosendale’s Namesake

ROSENDALE, MO — Preserving archeological sites is partly the responsibility of the Missouri Department of Transportation, especially when preforming bridge replacements. One example is when MoDOT replaces a bridge over the 102 River here this summer. Ogle’s Mill, the name of an 1800’s water power grist mill, was located near the south side of the

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Medicaid Expansion to Impact Wright Memorial Hospital

TRENTON, MO — Daniel Landon, senior vice president of governmental relations with the Missouri Hospital Association, recently spoke to the topic of Medicaid expansion, which began as part of the “Obamacare” legislation passed in 2010. States have been given the option to adopt expansion of Medicaid, which would allow for the federal government to pay

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4 More Confirmed Deer Disease Cases

NORTH MISSOURI — Four new cases of chronic wasting disease in deer have been confirmed. The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that four free-ranging deer were among about 100 deer killed in January and February in the 29-square-mile chronic wasting disease core area in Linn and Macon counties. The four new cases bring the state’s

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Photo Workshop Returns to Trenton This Fall

TRENTON, MO — The 65th Missouri Photo Workshop will be held in Trenton on Sunday, Sept. 22 to Saturday, Sept. 28. Every year for six decades the workshop has visited a small town in Missouri to document everyday life and capture the fascinating stories of the individuals that form the core and soul of that

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Photo Contest to Feature Northwest Missourians

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The entry deadline for the “North Missourians at Work and Play” photo contest is 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18. The contest is sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council. The juried contest includes three age divisions: youth 18 and under, adult professional (earns money through photography), and adult amateur. Monetary prizes will

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Princeton Teacher to China Institute this Summer

PRINCETON, MO — Maureen Funk, director of Princeton R-5’s Accelerated Learning Program, has been selected to participate at a special institute this summer in the People’s Republic of China. “Understanding Leadership: China in the 20th Century” is sponsored by National History Day. Funk is one of 12 middle school teachers from across the country chosen

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Mozingo Lake Embarks on Rebranding Campaign

MARYVILLE, MO — One of Missouri’s best lakes and recreation areas, Mozingo Lake Recreation Park, has embarked on a major rebranding process over the last seven months. Mozingo Lake, which is known for its quality fishing and golf course, has worked to improve its overall marketing strategy and operational structure. Changes include an updated marketing

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Maryville to Repair Water Plant, System after Incidents

MARYVILLE, MO — After the February 24 and 27 incidents at the Maryville water treatment plant, including the rupture of a waterline and a water storage tank causing flood damage, emergency repairs were made. Further repairs are required for the plant to be back at full capacity, and during the March 25 Maryville city council

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Lathrop to Build New Water Tower, Lines

LATHROP, MO — Still shy the survey numbers needed to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant, the City of Lathrop has voted to proceed with the engineering contract and survey with Ponzer-Youngquist of Kansas City. The contract would include a new water tower and over 22,000 feet of water lines. When voters approved a

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Capitol Report: Stopping Burdensome Regulations

by Congressman Sam Graves

One of the biggest complaints I hear from small businesses is about the regulations coming from Washington. Many of those regulations are implemented without getting input from the small businesses that are affected. A small business owner trying to beat the competition, make payroll and keep the business open may not

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Gun Sales Up, Prices Largely Unchanged

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Jim Swartz, owner of Medicine Creek Trading Company, has been in the firearms business for 24 years. He says that his gun and ammunition prices haven’t drastically changed since the Sandy Hook shooting in mid-December 2012. Ammunition prices are comparatively high since lead, copper and brass prices are the highest in history.

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Fairfax Corn Growers Win at National Yield Contest

FAIRFAX, MO — Two local corn growers have been honored as state winners in the 2012 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association. William Samuel Creed placed first in the state in the AA No-Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated class with a yield of 273.6814 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in

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Fighting Dogs Rescued from Martinsville Farm

MARTINSVILLE, MO — Law enforcement officers, accompanied by animal rescue personnel, raided a Martinsville-area farm early on March 24, seizing more than 40 dogs that were being trained for dog fights. Pete Davis Jr., 38, the owner of the farm, and Melvin Robinson, 41, both of Kansas City, KS, were charged in U.S. District Court

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New Truck Stop at Eagleville Exit off I-35

EAGLEVILLE, MO — The Oklahoma-based Love’s Travel Stop will begin work within the next few days on a new truck stop and convenience store to be located on the I-35 interchange at Eagleville. Earth-moving equipment is already on site, soon to begin preparing for the 10,000-square-ft truck stop. Love’s facilities are familiar stopping places for

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Two More Endorse Medicaid Expansion

ALBANY, MO — Two local organizations have joined the growing number of health care providers, Missouri chambers of commerce, businesses and patients supporting Medicaid expansion in the state. The Albany Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Medical Center Board of Directors passed resolutions backing Gov. Jay Nixon’s plush to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care

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Country Music Artist Launches Second CD Release

EDGERTON, MO — Due to the success of his initial CD release party for album Forget in Blue Springs earlier this month, country recording artist Matt Snook has scheduled a second CD release party to be held Friday, April 5, at No Place in St. Joseph beginning at 6p.m. Snook held his initial CD release

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Changes Announced at Stanberry Center

STANBERRY, MO — Thanks to contributions from local organizations, businesses and individuals the Community Center has a new roof and suspended ceiling tiles. Planned renovations to happen this summer include the remodeling of the restroom areas. The goal is to update and make them handicap accessible. The management has also changed. After several years of

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Tri-County R-7 Recognized for Performance

JAMESPORT, MO — Students and staff of the Tri-County District recently received the Distinction in Performance Award, presented by the Missouri Association of School Administrators. This award is in recognition for the district receiving a perfect 14 out of 14 in areas of academic achievement such as MAP scores and ACT, college and career readiness,

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Two Donations Benefit SALT, Chula Fire Department

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Joan Hopper of Chillicothe has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations. To further support counties that have been declared disaster areas due to drought

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Volunteers Working for Youth, Family Center

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Volunteers are working to remodel the old Savage Grocery building, to make way for the North Missouri Center for Youth and Families. Walls are being constructed for a fully functioning kitchen where the meat counter used to be. Several other walls were formed, as well as prepped for paint while the old

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GHS Juniors Picked for Next Girls State Session

Two Gallatin R-5 juniors were recently selected to attend Missouri Girls State at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg during the month of June.

This year’s delegates from Gallatin High School are (left to right) Kailey Elbert and Mary King. Kailey is sponsored by the local Beta Sigma Chapters. Mary is sponsored by the

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