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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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From area church services that were conducted Sunday, March 24th, 2013:

Altamont United Methodist

Because of inclement weather, Palm Sunday services were called off. We appreciated some nice local radio programs from area churches Sunday morning. We hope to serve in home, work and community this week.

Pattonsburg Baptist

Bro. Dan’s message was “Know That

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Sondra Berning 1942-2013

Sondra Sue Berning, 70, Winston, died on March 23, 2013.

Sondra was born on April 23, 1942, in St. Louis, to John Wesley and Amelia Clara (Winsted) McFarland.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas, of the home; two sons, Jeff (Danielle) Berning, Albany, and Tony (Sara) Berning, Osborn; one daughter, Jodie Berning, Winston; and seven grandchildren.

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Letter to the Editor: North Daviess, Statistics

Dear Editor:

The following information was found on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education internet site http://mcds.dese.mo.gov/quickfacts. Click on accountability. Then click on 2012 Final Annual Performance Report. I added the cost/ada which is the cost per average daily attendance (also found on the dese site) to show that North Daviess spends the

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City Heat and Air on the Blitz

Gallatin city minutes

Gallatin City Administrator Zac Johnson informed the board of issues with the furnace and air condition units at city hall during their regular meeting held March 25. He is currently getting quotes to replace the units.

The board inspected the wastewater treatment plant and the power plant. Darren Stanley and Chad Youngs

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Ida Shafer 1933-2013

A private graveside memorial service for Ida Shafer will be held at the Cherryvale Cemetery in Cherryvale, Kan., at a later date. Memorial Donations in Ida’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or another Medical Research Charity of your choice in care of McWilliams Funeral Home.

Ida Marie Shafer, 80, formerly

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Woodruff Adds Local Connection to NCAA Tourney Bracket

As sports fans across the country continue to keep a close eye on their NCAA Tournament brackets, basketball fans here in Gallatin are following the fortunes of the University of Miami men’s team and our local connection to the team.

Gallatin R-5 grad Amy Woodruff, herself a three-time all-state player for the Lady Bulldogs, is

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Gallatin at Hats Off Banquet

Elbert among the distinguished

Gallatin was one of the schools from the Northwest District to be recognized for Distinction in Performance at the Hats Off Banquet held at Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville. Chris Elbert and his wife Shelly were also honored, as Chris was named the Consummate Professional for the district by the

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City Sales Tax Totals

If Gallatin’s sales tax revenue offers any insight about the local economy, business here is holding steady.

The total sales tax rate in effect is 7.6%, meaning you pay an additional 7.6% on whatever you purchase here. Of this total rate, the City of Gallatin’s portion is .875% and also .5% for streets. The remaining

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Peter’s Adoption Now Complete, Home in Kidder

Wesley and Deanna Gordon of Kidder have officially adopted Peter, a special needs orphan from Liberia. Deanna spent 45 days in Liberia finishing the adoption process and recently returned home with her new son.

Peter came to the United States in the care of Global Orphan Outreach suffering from severe malnutrition, malaria, and deafness. His

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Young Country at Trenton on April 12

If you enjoy listening to a variety of great music, you will want to check out the April 12 performance by Young Country at the North 65 Center, Trenton. This much-requested return performance is again sponsored by the Grundy County Friends of the Arts. Friday night’s fun-filled show will begin at 7 p.m. with doors

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Registration Underway for Non-Credit Classes

The spring schedule for community education (non-credit) courses at North Central Missouri College in Trenton has been announced by Whitney Trump, NCMC Coordinator of Academic Support Programs. Classes to be offered include Basic DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) Camera, Bon Appetit! Classic French Recipes from Julia Child, Pizza Pizza! Cooking Class, Introduction to Personal Finance, and

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Winston Hires New Principal

Winston school board minutes

Tiffani Collins of Blue Springs accepted the position of Winston High School Principal for the 2013-2014 school year during the regular meeting of the Winston R-6 Board of Education held March 19.

A school calendar hearing was held prior to the regular meeting. The proposed 2013-2014 calendar showed 171 student attendance

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Gallatin Third Quarter Honor Roll

Gallatin R-5 High School recently announced its third quarter honor roll.

Principal’s Honor Roll (4.00): 7th Grade: Haley Michael, Briar Roll; 8th Grade: Samantha Boyd, Mattison Ishmael, Jarod Rains, Meredith Riley; 9th Grade: Coby Brogan, Aubrey Burns; 10th Grade: Rachel Rogers, Elisabeth Warner; 12th Grade: Chad Robertson, Palmer Turley.

“A” Honor Roll (3.99-3.66) 7th Grade:

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Library Financial Statement Posted

The 2012 financial statement for the Daviess County Library was approved at the February 2013 board meeting. State law, Section 105.145 RSMo and 15 CSR 40-3.030, requires the filing of a financial report with the State Auditor’s Office each year. Copies of this statement are sent to the County Commissioners and are posted at both

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On the Street

CHILLICOTHE, MO — I feel kind of sorry for Phil.

It has been a bad February and March in respect to the weather. Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil has been hit with an indictment because he predicted an early spring back on Feb. 2 and it didn’t happen.

Spring officially arrived on the calendar a week

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DNR Hosting Pesticide Pickups

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host an event April 6 in the Nodaway County town of Maryville aimed at helping Missouri residents rid their homes and farms of unwanted pesticides and related chemicals.

The event, part of the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program, will allow Missouri households and farmers to dispose safely and legally

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Good Thinking: Memories of the Resurrection

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Every family has at least one amateur photographer. Every family has one person who’s a snipper-and-saver. Every family has someone who’s a Scrapbook Keeper. There are important people because they are the ones who preserve our past; they keep our memories alive! What a joy it is to look back at

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Two from Area Will Play at Lions All-Star Classic

The Lions All-star Basketball Classic will take place at Trenton on Saturday, June 1. The 2013 Boys Teams will include Geoffrey Davis of Winston, number 45 on the Gold Team, and Dexter Daniel of Gallatin, number 15 on the Black Team.

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Laying Down Our Rights

by Pastor Steve Ellison

These days, we often hear things like, “I know my rights” or “I don’t have to take that” or “You can’t do that to me.” Many people believe that it is a badge of honor, something to be proud of that they stand up for their rights. Many arguments, even fights,

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5-Cent Tax Proposed for Seniors in Livingston Co.

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Livingston County’s baby boomer population is aging, and it is estimated that if current trends continue, around 40% of the county’s population will be 60 years of age or older by 2020. By 2030, that percentage is expected to rise to 50%. Based on the 2010 census, 24% of the county’s population

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Drought Unlikely, but Dry Conditions Expected

SAVANNAH, MO — The 2013 growing season looks like it is going to be dry. Ponds are still very low, the soil moisture is a foot of rain below normal, and many farmers are holding off on spending money. But University of Missouri Climatologist Pat Guinan says chances are remote that this coming season will

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Chillicothe School Bidding Out Food Services

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The Chillicothe R-2 Board of Education voted to go to bid for food service management, discussing ways to contract with firms outside the school itself for providing meals to students. Representatives from Opaa! Food Management Inc., of Chesterfield, MO, met recently with the board. Opaa! is a family-owned and operated food service

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Testimony Supports Bonding for Existing Water Projects

Representatives from the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission endorsed State Rep. Casey Guernsey’s proposal to include existing water projects, water consortiums, and existing lake projects throughout Northwest and North Central Missouri in the House bonding proposal. A presentation was recently made before the House Appropriations Committee, emphasizing the need for Missouri counties to interconnect

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Paddlefish Investigations Lead to Arrests

Approximately 85 Missouri Department of Conservation agents and 40 special agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other wildlife officers from other states, contacted more than 100 suspects in Missouri and eight other states to issue citations, execute arrest warrants, and gather additional information regarding a paddlefish-poaching investigation. These were the

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1+ Ton of Peanut Butter Kicks off ‘Food Justice’

ROCK PORT, MO — The Second Harvest Community Food Bank aims to raise awareness of hunger during its “Food Justice Movement” now underway. As part of that effort, schools in Atchison and Holt counties competed to collect the most peanut butter for donations. Rock Port received the competition trophy with its collection of 1,088 pounds,

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