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Youth harvests all-white turkey in Caldwell

Anna White (right) harvested a white wild turkey gobbler on April 8 in Caldwell County during the youth spring turkey hunting season. In the blind with her was her sister, Aleena White. They were guided by her father, Paul White, all of Excelsior Springs.

Anna White, 14, harvested a rare wild turkey on April 8 that bears something in common with her name. White, of Excelsior Springs, shot a 20-pound gobbler with a black beard, but the tom’s feathers and spurs were all snow white.

“It’s an once-in-a-lifetime trophy,” said her father, Paul White. “I told her, ‘you just cost me a taxidermy bill.’ “

Anna and her sister, Aleena White, were hunting from a blind on a private farm near Polo in Caldwell County. Their father served as guide during the youth spring turkey hunting season, which was April 8-9. A barred owl hooted as sunrise began. Toms began gobbling from roosts all around the hunters. When the birds began flying down, her father made hen purrs with his turkey call. The white gobbler stepped out in front of them, and with one shot, Anna had her trophy.

The gobbler was likely a white phase turkey and not a true albino, said Jason Isabelle, MDC resource scientist. The bird would need to have pink eyes to be a true albino. Paul White said they did not check the eyes closely, and photos taken by the family are inconclusive.

Hunters usually report one or two white phase birds annually to Isabelle, he said. More may be harvested but not reported. But they are rare. Some birds may have gray phase coloration or both white and black markings. Turkeys with abnormal coloration, especially light colors like white that provide no camouflage, are far more easily spotted, killed and eaten by predators. That makes harvesting an adult white gobbler even more unusual.

This was the third gobbler that Anna has harvested over the years while hunting with her father. The family and the landowner had not seen the white gobbler until the morning of the hunt.

“I’ve seen a few white hens, but that was years ago,” Paul White said. “But I’d never seen a white gobbler. I started calling and in a few minutes he stepped out in front. She made a good shot.”

Missouri’s regular spring turkey season opened April 17 and closes May 7.

Active Aging Resource Center

April 26: Blood pressure checks 11-12; May 2: Election Day – polls from 7-2; May 2: Blood pressure checks 11-12.

Area wide elections will be held for our senior center Board of Directors, the NWMO Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors, and the Silver Haired Legislature. Daviess County residents age 60+ are encouraged to vote. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the senior center

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Two streets being readied for paving this summer

Gallatin’s Public Works Director Mark Morey reported that Herzog plans to start re-paving Jackson and Johnson streets in late June to mid July. Mr. Morey also informed the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their meeting on April 24, that city crews finished replacing the sewer line last week on Jackson Street in anticipation of the re-paving project. Crews still need to raise a few manholes, fix a couple of drain

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Blood drive at First Christian

Community Blood Center will conduct a life-saving blood drive from 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at First Christian Church, gathering area. The church is located at 1501 South Main Street in Gallatin.

To make an appointment online, visit esavealifenow.org, click the “schedule an appointment” icon and enter sponsor code gallatin. For additional details, contact Judy Stith at 660-663-9491.

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DAR, 4-H Club dedicate Liberty Tree at Dockery Park

The Knee-Hi 4-H Club and Gallatin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a “Liberty Tree Dedication” honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War on Monday, April 24, at Dockery Park.

All who served in the Vietnam War — in theater and around the world — were recognized at the event. Area Vietnam veterans present included Robert Smith, Carl Carder, Wayne Wood, Vic Dill, Gary Jones, Jerry Ferguson and

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Active Aging Resource Center

April 26: Blood pressure checks 11-12; May 2: Election Day – polls from 7-2; May 2: Blood pressure checks 11-12.

Area wide elections will be held for our senior center Board of Directors, the NWMO Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors, and the Silver Haired Legislature. Daviess County residents age 60+ are encouraged to vote. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the senior center

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Road work in Daviess, Route CC to close

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the Northwest Missouri region planned for the week of April 24 – 30 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Daviess County: Route N – One-quarter mile west of I-35 for drainage work, April 24 – 25.

On Monday, April 24, local maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will close Route CC for a culvert replacement.

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Check us out! More than books at the library

In addition to books, the Daviess County Library has hundreds of movie titles available for checkout. New titles, including several 2017 Oscar winners and nominees, are:

  • La La Land
  • Hidden Figures
  • Zootopia
  • BFG
  • Trolls
  • Sing
  • Patriots Day
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Fences
  • Lion
  • Jackie
  • Durrells in Corfu (Masterpiece Theater)
  • Home Fires (Masterpiece Theater)
  • Victoria (Masterpiece Theater)
  • James Stewart Westerns collection
  • Classic 80’s movies collection (includes Ghost, The Big Chill and others)

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Jail Board meets April 28

The Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 28, at the training trailer of the jail located at 102 North Meadows Lane in Pattonsburg.

Old Business will include progress on the refrigerator and freezer; training; and updates on video security.

Closed meeting will be held to consider legal actions involving a public governmental body and privileged communications between the governmental body and its attorneys; to

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