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Good Thinking: George Washington, Great President

by Dr. Don Kuehle

February is the month when we observe President’s Day, honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Both were great men, respected and revered leaders. They dealt well with the issues and crises of their day.

What if Washington or Lincoln were president today? How would they handle today’s issues? How would they

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Handheld Doesn’t Automatically Connect

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

If you’ve spent any time around little girls you’ve seen it happen. Four little sweethearts and three of them own the same sort of doll. They bring them to school or church or the playground on the same day and although they don’t mean to leave out

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Missouri’s Game Saturday Big for Its Postseason Fate

by Benjamin Herrold

If you like drama, this Missouri basketball team is worth your time. Seven of Missouri’s first eight Southeastern Conference games were decided by eight points or less.

On the bigger picture, the team is enduring plenty of drama about whether or not they will make the NCAA Tournament. Missouri (16-5,

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Club Supports candidates

The Laureate Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Jan. 20 at Mi Mexico. Sue Gillilan reported that the club would be supporting a candidate to Girls State along with Pi Sisters Club and DAR. The next meeting will be Feb. 17 at the home of Barbara Irby.

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Deciding on the Deciduous: When is Best Time to Prune?

by Tim Baker, Horticulture Specialist

One of the common questions I get as a Horticultural Specialist is, “When is the best time to prune my trees?” Since we are getting closer to the ideal time of the year to prune deciduous trees, I thought I would devote my next two columns to that topic.


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GHS Wrestling Results

Gallatin 58, West Platte 15

106: Double forfeit

113: Matthew Flanagan (G) won by forfeit

120: Wyatt Bird (G) won by forfeit

126: Jonah Flanders (G) won by forfeit

132: Justin Rhodes (WP) pinned Declan Schweizer, 1:50

138: Tanner Johnson (G) won by forfeit

145: Caleb Michael (G) won by forfeit

152: Kyle Howerton (WP)

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Blasts from the Past

Feb. 4, 2004

The computer science, mathematics and physics department at Missouri Western State College awarded 14 scholarships for the spring 2004 semester. Among the recipients who were so honored at a reception this month was Amanda Boyd, Gallatin.

John Runde won both his matches to finish first in the 275-pound weight class at Saturday’s

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Rita Freer 1947-2014

Funeral services for Rita Freer will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the First Baptist Church in Gallatin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday, at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Burial will be at the Centenary Cemetery, near Gallatin.

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George Morris 1920-2014

Memorial service for George Morris will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. There will be a visitation an hour prior to services. Burial with military honors will be scheduled at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery.

George Morris, 93, Holt, died at his

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Good Thinking: Battling the Blahs

by Dr. Don Kuehle

The winter has been long. The days have been drawn-out & drab & dreary. We’ve been kept inside for much too long. It’s too cold to go outside and too tiresome to stay inside. We have “cabin fever.” We’re battling a case of the “winter blahs!”

Is there no way to

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Capitol Report: New Blood Brings New Opportunities

by State Sen. Brad Lager

In the early 1990s, Missouri’s voters approved a ballot measure that established term limits for members of Missouri’s General Assembly. Prior to this initiative, only Missouri’s Governor and Treasurer had limitations on the length of time they could serve. Therefore, it came as no surprise that there were many members

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Gallatin Park Board Meeting (in full)


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm.


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Winston R-6 Board Meeting (in full)

Regular Meeting Media Release

Monday January 27, 2014

In Old Business

The board discussed replacing the gym floor. It was decided to seek more information about costs and options through the Request For Proposal process.

In New Business

The board approved program reports in the areas of Transportation, Elementary At-Risk

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Old Barns, A History of Early Farm Life is Stored Here

The Dunnington horse barn is as old as the original farm. On the east side there is a door that opened to allow for hay to be loaded in the loft. It has a rock foundation.

by T.L. Huffman

Drive down any road in Daviess County and you will spot an old barn somewhere.

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Gallatin Will Host “The Moving Wall” Aug. 21-25

The Veterans of Frank Frazier Post #2172 of Gallatin and the citizens of Gallatin will be hosting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall from Aug. 21 through Aug. 25 at Dockery Park in Gallatin. Originally the event was scheduled for September. Please mark your calendars for the August event.

View a map of the wall’s

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City Still Looking for Trucks

City Administrator Zac Johnson told the Gallatin Board of Aldermen at their meeting held Jan. 27 that the city continues to look for a service truck for the water department and an oiler truck for the street department.

Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards stated that officers have been marking streetlights that need repaired for the

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Sports Sign-Ups at the Park

Gallatin summer ball sign-ups will be available on Feb. 1 at the Gallatin school, city hall, or they may be printed off the Dockery Park Facebook site.

Forms should be returned to the school or city hall as soon as possible. Due dates are noted on the forms.

Leagues include:

Ages 4, 5, 6 —

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Bulldog Jayvees Take Second in Own Tournament

Taylor Sloan reaches high above a group of players, including teammate Tristyn Siegel, to grab a rebound in Friday night’s half of jayvee girls’ play, won by Gallatin, 26-15.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated South Harrison, 40-8, in their opener but fell to Lawson, 48-24, in the championship game.

Sami Boyd and Taylor Sloan led

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Sherry Carder 1943-2014

Funeral services for Sherry Carder were held Tuesday at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Burial was at McCrary Cemetery, Gallatin. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of McWilliams Funeral Home.

Sherry L. Carder, 70, Gallatin, died Jan. 24, 2014, at her home.

Sherry was born Sept. 22, 1943, to

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Time to Catch a Scammer

An elderly Daviess County lady — she’s 95 to be exact, and doesn’t want her name mentioned — recently received a phone call from a man telling her she’d won $1 million from Publishers Clearing House.

The man told her she needed to drive to Wal-Mart and get $300 through the “green dot thing.” Green

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Grants Awarded to Sheriff’s Department

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office has received over $192,626 in grants since 2002. Chief Deputy Todd Watson writes and applies for the grants. The grant money is used to purchase equipment that ranges from bulletproof vests and communications equipment to patrol vehicles.

This year’s grant of $8,999.13 assisted in the purchase of a 2014 Ford

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Investigation on Propane Gas Price Spikes Announced

Attorney General Chris Koster announced his office is investigating the cause of the recent rise in the price of propane gas, and will issue a report when the inquiry is complete. On Jan. 24, Koster received a request from Senator Mike Parson to conduct an investigation, and forty consumers have filed complaints with the Attorney

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GHCAA Out of Funding for ECIP

Green Hills Community Action Agency report funding for their Winter ECIP program has been completely exhausted. Households seeking emergency utility assistance from the agency will be placed on a waiting list should more funding be made available, but should not depend on the program to pay any past-due bills.

First time applicants for the winter

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Steven Burkhart 1960-2014

Funeral services for Steven Burkhart were held Jan. 28, 2014, at the Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial was at Cameron Memory Gardens, Cameron.

Steven Kent Burkhart, 54, Winston, died Jan. 24, 2014.

He was born on Jan. 6, 1960, in Cameron, to Eugene and Fern (Cope) Burkhart.

Steve married Joanna Marie Schlegel on Oct. 7,

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

County Commission

Jan. 22, 2014

Road and Bridge accompanied MoDOT on bridge inspections. The crew is correcting discrepancies noted by MoDOT.

The commissioners entered into agreement with Buchanan County Region “H” Homeland Security Regional Response System

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