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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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Loren Curtis 1950-2013

Funeral services for Loren Curtis will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at McWilliams Funeral Home, Gallatin. Inurnment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date.

Loren G. Curtis, 62, Pleasant Hope, formerly of Gallatin, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield as the result of an automobile accident.

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Interim Police Chief Named at Cameron

CAMERON, MO — City officials have announced that Cameron Police Department Sgt. Rick Bashor has been appointed as interim Chief of Police. Bashor has been with the city since 1996 and has received numerous awards and commendations throughout his career, including the Northwest Missouri Valor Award. He was named the city’s Employee of the Year

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Random Drug Testing at Bethany School

BETHANY, MO — The South Harrison R-2 Board of Education has approved plans for random drug tests of students wishing to take part in junior and senior high school sports and extracurricular activities, as well as for those students wishing to bring cars to school. Some parents have criticized the drug testing program, pointing to

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services that were conducted Sunday, June 23rd, 2013:

Gallatin First Christian

Pastor Russ Hamilton gave the message “Just Ask” from Acts 3:1-11. Sydney Elbert and Linda Steward gave the Children’s Messages. We recognized our church camp attendees as well as hosted baby dedications. We also had a Gideon’s presentation

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On the Street

CHILLICOTHE, MO — If you were out and about last Saturday night you saw glow lights, runners, walkers and perhaps the biggest 5K run/walk event ever held in Chillicothe. It was the first Light the Night 5k Slow Run/Walk and Block Party, and it will go into the books as a great success.

Daniel

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Marjorie Ishmael 1928-2013

Funeral services for Marjorie Ishmael will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 1 p.m. Interment is in Stucker Cemetery, Laredo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richardson Cemetery and can be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Mo., 64601.

Marjorie

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Conspiracy to Distribute Meth Being Prosecuted

GALT, MO — A Galt man and his mother, who resides in Humphreys, are among three persons indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing firearms. John B. Carr, also known as “Brandon,” 24, of Galt; his mother, Onis R. Eads, also known as

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Celebrate John… and I don’t mean Hancock

John Hanson should be as widely remembered as John Hancock as we celebrate Independence Day in 2013. Or, more to the point, John Hanson should be remembered BEFORE we think about George Washington. In fact, without John Hanson, make that King Washington.

John Hanson was the first man to hold the title of President

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Club Celebrates Kay Kordes Birthday

On June 18, members of Laureate Delta Rho celebrated the birthday of their sorority sister Kay Kordes at Mi Mexico. The husbands of several members, as well as Kay’s husband Kenny, also helped her celebrate. Pictured left to right around the table are Kay and Kenny Kordes, Linda Bridgeman, Nancy Tate, Lois Barton, Lois

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Daniel Carder Jones Fourth Generation Navy

 

 

Daniel Carder Jones graduated May 24 from Great Lakes Naval Station Boot Camp in Waukegan, Ill. Daniel is fourth generation Navy. His great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all in the Navy. He is now stationed in Pensacola, Fla. Daniel is the son of Gary and Tamara Jones of Gallatin. He is the

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Woods Selected for Yard of the Month

The Garden and Craft Club selected Carol and Wayne Wood, 1012 South Clay Street in Gallatin, for the Yard of the Month. Most all the plants are perennials, Carol said. The perennials require less care in the spring and less water year round. But Carol added that it is always tempting to buy a few

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Jail Board Meets June 28

The Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 28, in the training trailer at the jail. Old business will cover the auditor; roof annex; and layer’s consultation room annex. New business agenda includes: Ed Proctor; gate releases; and Buchanan County.

The board will hold closed session.

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School Board Increases Staff Salaries

Winston school board minutes

The Winston school board revisited the 2013-2014 salary schedule and approved a base salary of $26,750 and an equivalent increase to staff not on the certified salary schedule. That represents an increase of $250 dollars for staff from what the board decided on in May ($26,500).

The board voted to accept

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Elbert Among Youth Touring Washington D.C.

Meghan Stevens and Kailey Elbert participated in FEC Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. [Submitted Photo]

Eighty‑seven high school juniors, including Kailey Elbert of Gallatin, participated in Missouri’s 50th annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14‑20. Meghan Stevens, Norborne, was another local student sponsored by Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, Chillicothe.

The seven‑day tour provides

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Capitol Report: Common Sense on Prevailing Wage

by State Sen. Brad Lager

Missouri is a large and diverse state with tax burdens, cost of living and wages differing practically by city. However, Missouri’s prevailing wage rates, the wage rate paid when performing work for public entities (cities, counties, schools, etc), do not adequately reflect this diversity. As a result, in many cases

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Pattonsburg Buys Mower from Terry Implement

Pattonsburg city minutes

The Pattonsburg Board of Aldermen accepted a bid from Terry Implement for a mower during their meeting held Monday, June 17. The bid included trading in the finish mowers. The board will look for a used sickle mower for the lagoon, the dike in the old town, and different places in the

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Program at Trenton Feeds the Hungry

No Hunger Summer is Second Harvest Community Food Bank’s summer feeding program. Café sites provide lunches to children and families five days a week during the summer. The goal of No Hunger Summer is to nourish children when free and reduced lunches are not available. No Hunger Summer is food that’s in when school is

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Wilma Stevens 1921-2013

Funeral services for Wilma Stevens were held Sunday, June 23, at the Roberson‑Polley Chapel, Albany with burial in the Grandview Cemetery, Albany. Memorial Contributions: Albany First Baptist Church or Golden Living Center of Albany in care of the Roberson‑Polley Chapel, 403 N. Hundley, Albany, Mo., 64402.

Wilma Stevens, 91, Albany, died on Thursday, June 20,

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The Assignment Given to Titus

by Pastor Steve Ellison

The Apostle Paul established some churches on the island of Crete. When Paul moved on to set up new churches elsewhere, he left those churches in the capable hands of Titus. Paul had trained and equipped Titus for a special job.

Titus 1:1‑5 states, “Paul, a bond‑servant of God and

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Beer No Longer Banned at NCM Fair Grandstand

TRENTON, MO — On two separate votes, the Trenton City Council has voted to suspend its open container law to allow beer sales at the grandstand area during the North Central Missouri Fair. Representatives of the NCM Fair Board made the request in what Board President Rick Hull called an effort to increase revenues for

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Federal Cuts Impact Green Hills Head Start

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Federal budget cuts are the cause for some unfortunate changes to the Green Hills Head Start program serving 10 counties in North Missouri. Changes were forced by a 5.27% decrease in federal funds. This forced Green Hills to eliminate 40 slots, around 20 from home-based care. Officials say these budget cuts have

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Lathrop Considers Sports Facility Upgrade

LATHROP, MO — Lathrop’s outdoor high school athletic facilities, despite KCI Conference and District titles in several varsity sports over the last several years, remain unchanged for decades. With the economy hopefully showing a rebound, and enrollment in the Lathrop schools increasing, the original plans to build outdoor sports facilities on the high school grounds

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Pancake Breakfast Serves Up $1,000 for Fire Protection

JAMESPORT, MO — Over $1,000 was taken in during a recent Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at the Jamesport Fire Station. The fire department volunteers served around 150 people. The fire department held their open house of the new facility on April 19. They moved from their old quarters just north of the 4-way stop prior

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Rock Port Enters Phase II of Sewer Rehab

ROCK PORT, MO — Rock Port Municipal Utilities is entering Phase II of the sewer rehabilitation to remain in compliance with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources requirements regarding inflow and infiltration. Phase I consisted of cleaning and televising approximately 7,000 feet of sewer line during 2011. Phase II will include lining approximately 2,500 feet

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‘Photogenic Trenton’ to Help Promote Region

TRENTON, MO — The City of Trenton continues to gain more exposure state-wide as the community is one of several chosen to be photographed as part of an effort to promote Missouri. The Missouri Partnership provided the opportunity for communities to apply for a co-sponsored professional photo shoot and Trenton, through the Northwest Roundtable of

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