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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

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Knee-Hi, DAR dedicate Liberty Tree on April 24

The Knee-Hi 4-H Club and Gallatin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution are hosting a “Liberty Tree Dedication” honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. All who served in the Vietnam War — in theater and around the world — will be recognized at this event. The dedication will take place at the gazebo

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Cierra Redman wins Young Patriotic Art contest

Pictured are Auxiliary President Mary Ann Clevenger, Ceirra Redman with her artwork , and Youth Activity Chairman Sherri Carder.

The Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 Auxiliary is excited to announce the Young Patriotic Art contest winner for the 2016-2017 year is Ceirra Redman. Ceirra is a sophomore at Gallatin R-5 High School and an

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District One VFW meeting

VFW District One will hold a meeting on Saturday, April 8, beginning at 11 a.m. at VFW Post #2176 in Bethany. New officers will take the oath of office. A memorial service for deceased members will be observed. The joint meeting will begin at 11 a.m. The regular District One meeting will follow the joint

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Disabled veterans meeting in Trenton

The Disabled American Veteran Chapter #60 will conduct a meeting at 7 p.m. on April 3 in the VFW hall located at 919 Washington Street, Trenton.

“This meeting we will be discussing the nomination and election of our chapter officers”, said Jorry Browning, Chapter Adjutant. “Maximum participation by chapter members is highly encouraged.”

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Veterans get service on wheels

Michael W. Focke, readjustment counseling technician, made a brief unannounced stop in Gallatin last Friday with the Mobile Vet Centers (MVCs) of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The mobile vet centers provide readjustment counseling and information resources to veterans across the country.

Like community-based vet centers, mobile vet centers focus on services that help veterans

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There will be rivers to cross

Lawrence (L.D.) Jefferson

Lawrence (L.D.) Jefferson sailed out of New York City on his 21st birthday, May 30, with about 20,000 other service men aboard the Queen Elizabeth.

They landed in Scotland on D-Day, June 7, 1944. They took a train to England and got their equipment ready to go over. They went by

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DAR rededicates Vietnam plaque

Pictured are veterans along with members of the DAR: Elizabeth Plotner, Robert Nelson – pastor of the Lake Viking Church, gave the invocation, David Allen, Ron Herring, John Tarwater, Gary Jones, Victor Dill, Jerry Ferguson, John Reigenborn, Steven Booth, Randy Sims, Markay August, Jim Aschbrenner, Gina Dixon, Ray Clevenger, Mary Beth Pittsenbarger, Mary Lee

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Vietnam plaque rededicated

The Gallatin DAR along with veterans of the Vietnam War rededicated the plaque commemorating those that served and died in the Vietnam war on Nov. 11. The plaque is located in the lobby of the Daviess County Courthouse. Carl Carter represented the county commissioners.

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Good Thinking: Hail to the veterans

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Ever heard of Armistice Day? Veterans Day? “Armistice” refers to a cessation of war, a temporary peace, a truce between enemies. A “veteran” is an old soldier, a seasoned fighter from some former war.

On June 4, 1929, at the end of World War I, the U.S. Congress passed the following

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Jim Edwards takes Honor Flight trip

When Jim Edwards of Jamesport and 55 other veterans aboard Honor Flight arrived in Washington, D.C., they were met by a crowd of people who applauded, shook their hands, and thanked them for their service.

“It was pretty emotional,” Jim said. “It was a long day and exhausting — but well worth it.”

The group

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Owen to command Fleet Readiness Center Southwest

Capt. Craig Owen is scheduled to relieve Capt. Timothy Pfannenstein as commanding officer of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) on Aug. 11. The change of command ceremony will be held adjacent to Building 325 at 10 a.m.

Owen, a native of Jamesport, previously served as the command’s executive officer. Pfannenstein, from St. Cloud, Minn., assumed

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Memorial Day services at Lyle

Gallatin VFW Post 2172 will hold Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. at Lyle Cemetery in Gallatin and at 1 p.m. at the Masonic Cemetery in Jamesport on May 30. The ceremony will include rifle salute and taps.

Members of the VFW will be at Brown Cemetery on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, to take

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Search for owner of Purple Heart 

Wayne Kleinschmidt, Veterans Service Officer with the Veterans of Foreign Wars out of Trenton, is searching for the family of Harley L. Garrison Jr.

His father was: Harley D. Garrison Sr. His mother was Frances Hughes Garrison. His Aunt is Lela Hughes. Harley D. Garrison was born in Dawn, Missouri.

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VFW district meeting

VFW District 1 Meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at VFW Post 4557 in Brookfield. New officers will take the oath of office. Memorial service for deceased members will be observed. Those attending are pleased asked to bring a list of deceased members to the meeting. The joint meeting will

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Commemorative Partners honor Vietnam veterans

Gallatin DAR members at the Missouri Veterans Home event on March 29 are pictured, left to right, Nancy Salmon, Marilyn Fischer, Gina Dixon, and Mary Beth Pittsenbarger.

On March 29, 2016, more than 9,000 organizations across America, including the Gallatin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, joined with the Department of Defense as Commemorative

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Help reunite lost military items

Searching for the family of Harey L. Hughes Jr. His father, Harley D. Garrison Sr. was born in Dawn. His mother was Frances Hughes Garrison. His Aunt is Lela Hughes. If you have information that can help reunite the family with lost military items please call Wayne Kleinschmidt, Veterans Service Organization, 660-359-2078.

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Hee-Haw fundraiser for Disabled American Veterans

They came with tools and paint and cardboard and plastic and a purpose to spend their Sunday afternoon building the stage sets rather than to sing and practice their dance moves. The Heartland Troupe is working hard to get ready for their fundraiser for the Disabled American Veterans. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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Abigail Marble wins second in districts

Abigail Marble, daughter of David and Kristen Marble of Gallatin, won first place in the Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 and Ladies Auxiliary 2015 Voice of Democracy Contest. Abigail went on to receive second place at the District Level in the Voice of Democracy Division.

The Voice of Democracy theme was “My Vision For America.”

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Jesse Reynolds turns 100

Jesse Reynolds of Gallatin celebrated his 100th birthday on Feb. 18 and several celebrations were held including one at the Corner Café in Gallatin, hosted by Deena Eads. Another celebration was held later in the day at the Veterans Home in Cameron, where Jesse is now a resident. A family

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Jesse Reynolds turns 100 – help celebrate the milestone!

Jesse Reynolds of Gallatin is fast approaching that elite status of a centenarian. His birthday is Feb. 18 and several celebrations are planned. The first gathering will be at 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 at the Corner Café in Gallatin, hosted by Deena Eads. The second celebration will be at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18

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Gallatin alum nominated brigadier general

Col. Jim Sears with his dad, Jim Sr.

Air Force Col. James R. Sears, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. He is a 1987 graduate of Gallatin R-5 High School.

The announcement was made yesterday by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Sears is currently serving as the director

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You read that right…published author offers writing lessons

Theodore Johnson of Lake Viking is a published author and would like to share his skills with other would-be-writers in the area by offering classes and starting a writer’s guild. He will be offering 12 lessons on writing and publishing for free between 4-5 p.m. at the Daviess County Library starting Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016,

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Spirits soar when Harold Stretch takes Veterans Honor Flight

Harold Stretch with son Leroy

Harold Stretch, formerly of Gallatin, now living in Bolivar, joined 74 other veterans on

Veterans Honor Flight of the Ozarks to Washington D.C. to tour the memorials and monuments erected in honor of their sacrifices for this country.

Harold Stretch and his wife, Juanita, lived in Gallatin for 40

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Post Office recognizes DAR with plaque

Pictured are Elizabeth Plotner with the Gallatin DAR, Cassie Parton, postal clerk, Mary Beth Pittsenbarger, treasurer of the Gallatin DAR, and Kelly Cornett, postal clerk.

The Gallatin Post Office recognized the Gallatin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) with a Medal of Honor Commemorative Plaque during a ceremony held Nov. 6.

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