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Dear Editor: In light of the budget issues

Rebecca J. Flaherty, CEO, Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging

In light of the budget issues facing Missouri, there is no question that everyone will need to tighten their belts. Our legislators are struggling with choices all of us wish they did not have to make; however, that is why we elected them.  Our expectation is that in making the difficult choices, they examine and understand the ramifications of their

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Poosey Digest: A little more love

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

She was beautiful, perhaps one of the loveliest young girls I’d ever seen… well over six feet tall, slender, dressed modestly in jeans, a sweater and pointed stocking hat. She was shopping at our local food mart with a lady who I assumed was her mother. As the two cruised the aisles communicating with each other via simple nods and smiles, I couldn’t

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Drink from your own well

by Pastor Steve Ellison

Verses 15-23 of Proverbs Chapter 5 contain a series of related questions dealing with the issue of marital faithfulness. Really they are all part of the same question. The question is asked in three different ways in verses 16 and 20. In 17-19, God answers the question for us and gives us positive reasons for faithfulness.

After rephrasing the question in verse 20, God gives three

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Mid-season summary

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

This week marks the midway point of the 2017 legislative session. The House and Senate are in session from early January to mid-May, with a one week spring break in the middle, which is March 20-24. So, here is a summary of the House of Representatives’ accomplishments so far, and some status updates on bills I have previously presented to you:

Ethics Reform (HB 60)

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Gallatin High School Play…Murder at the Malt Shop… serves up the laughs

The Gallatin School Play Murder at the Malt Shop will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 24, and at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Courter Theater in Gallatin. Tickets are $5 at the door.

“We really appreciate the Gallatin Theatre League for the use of the Courter Theater Stage,” said the play’s Director Laurie Walton-Roll. “It’s been a very helpful tool to teach our student’s

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Winston offers teacher contracts, approves football contract

The Winston R-6 Board of Education offered teaching contracts to all returning non-tenured teachers during an executive session of their March 20 meeting and approved the 2017-2018 school calendar with the first day of classes beginning on Aug. 16.

Katie Martin was offered a tenured teaching contract. Jordan Hale of Lathrop was hired as an elementary teacher.

A resignation from high school English teacher Abigail Yohn was accepted, effective at

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Missouri hires Martin as new head basketball coach

By Benjamin Herrold

Last week, after a highly anticipated search, Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk named Cuonzo Martin the next head basketball coach of the Tigers.

Martin, who had been the coach at California for three seasons, is from East St. Louis and coached at Missouri State, so he has some local ties.

One of the key reasons Martin was hired was the hope that he could recruit well, especially

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Gallatin FFA earns recognition in Area II Leadership Event

Several Gallatin FFA members participated in the Area II Leadership Development Events held March 8 in Cameron and March 15 in Gallatin.

Graydee Rains placed second and received a gold for his complete record book. Tom Crouse received a bronze medal for his incomplete record book.

Zoe Bradford received a silver medal for her placement record book. Megan Cox and Jacob Wilson received a bronze for the Chapter Secretary Book

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Blast from the past

March 21, 2007

A new walk-through metal detector has been permanently installed on the second floor of the Daviess County Courthouse, used for the first time on March 21.

Katy Black, a junior at Gallatin High School, is the first student from GHS to run a campaign for state FBLA president. If elected, Katy will be installed during the closing session of the state FBLA meeting and would serve the

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