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There goes part of your childhood… A lot of people were made sad on Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, when a construction crew began tearing down the old Elbert’s Skating Rink. Perkins Dozing & Hauling of Lock Springs is doing the work. It may take about two weeks to demolish the building and remove all the debris. Judy Elbert said the building, located on south Highway 13, had been an icon through the years, though it had been used only for storage lately. Edward Elbert (Judy’s father-inlaw) and N.C. Bennett were partners in the building of the roller rink. N.C. was the contractor, and it was built in 1964. Mr. Elbert and Mr. Bennett ran it together for five years. Mr. Bennett eventually lost interest, so Mr. Elbert

bought his share. Mr. Elbert ran the roller rink until he passed away in 1975. After that, his wife Margaret Pauline ran it for the next two years. Carl and LaJoy Abbs leased and renovated the skating rink in 1977. Bonnie Lowe operated a video rental business in the building for a number of years. That was the last time this building was rented out.

Judy Elbert at the old skating rink

Stephen Cord, a frequent volunteer at the Daviess County Library, has graciously offered to assist patrons with all things computer and math. “I would like to be of service to the community during the time I am on vacation this month,” Mr. Cord told the library staff. He offered his service from Dec. 16-31, and the library scheduled him for 16 hours of adult tutoring. The library has blocked Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday and Friday afternoons, from 1-3 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Dec. 17. Mr. Cord has facilitated several different computer classes at the library over the past several years —from basic coding to learning your computer to internet safety. Most recently, he held a class on high school equivalen-

cy test preparation. Mr. Cord will tutor individually or in groups, depending upon topics, during the time slots. The library has many assistive programs through its Learning Express database that can further study opportunities at home or on the library computers. Interested adults and older teens should call the library and register preferred times and topics. Final topics and scheduling will be announced on Dec. 11. The library welcomes community members with special interests and expertise to contact the library director to volunteer to assist in facilitating programs the community seeks. For more program information, check the calendar on www., then “Quick Links/Library Events,” visit the library or call 663-3222.

Bird watchers encouraged to help with Audubon Christmas Bird Count The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages experienced birders to become citizen scientists by helping with the National Audubon Society’s 120th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. The MDC hosts about 20 counts, including the Grand River Audubon Society on Dec. 14. According to Mr. McNeely, a planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Mildred Litton building in Chillicothe. The meeting is at 7 p.m. and social time is at 6:30 p.m. “We welcome anyone interested to attend the meeting and/ or participate in the count,” Mr. McNeely said. He can be contacted by phone at 660-663-9322 or by email ( for more information. This will be the 30th count year for the Grand River Audubon. In those years members have counted 111 different species. The lowest count is 46 spe-

cies. The highest count is 72 species. The average count is 60 species. The group averages 10 participants. Four of the participants have counted all 30 years. Some of the birds that Grand River will be interested in getting numbers on are: northern bobwhite (quail), ring-necked pheasant, short-eared owl, northern and logger headed shrike, purple finch, and house sparrow. “House sparrow numbers have be on the decline since our first count of 1908 birds to last year’s total of 78,” Mr. McNeely said. The CBC is an annual winter bird census where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many other countries in the Western Hemisphere count birds over a 24-hour period between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Christmas Bird Counts gather data on winter bird populations to track their long-term trends. Each CBC has a coordi(continued on page 3)

Memories were still being made when this photo was taken in 1981

Protesting an arrest

Troy Elbert posted this picture from the early days of the Elbert’s Skating Rink. Pictured at left are N.C. and Leona Bennett. The middle couple is Eddie and Pauline Elbert. The third couple is unidentified.

About 15-20 people showed up on the lawn of the Daviess County Courthouse on Dec. 3 to protest the arrest of Jamie Wilson. The “Free Jamie Wilson” gathering stated in a social media post that they were protesting the arrest of medical marijuana patient Jamie Wilson, and that patient protestors would be publicly showcasing their medical marijuana. Jamie Wilson, 48, Trenton, was arrested on Nov. 2 on northbound I-35 and taken to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail, charged with delivery of controlled substance, endangering welfare of child, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Wilson was under surveillance by the NITRO Drug Task Force at the time of his arrest by the Highway Patrol. On Nov. 21, his bond was set at $75,000.



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Counting blessings

The season of Thanksgiving should never end. And it doesn’t at Union Baptist Church-Coon Creek. Coon Creek is a small rural church congregation in Grundy County. The building is located about eight miles northwest of Trenton near Leisure Lake. There’s no easy way to the church; you have to want to go there because it sits at the very end of a gravel road the map calls Crow Lane, leading off a gravel road leading off of Route 190 after 190 splits off Highway 146 northwest of the junction of Highways 146 and 6. You don’t just happen to drive by. Worship services involve about 50-60 souls on a regular basis. But activities there swell every Thanksgiving as volunteers deliver 850900 meals to those in need throughout the area — to lonely shut-ins, to senior citizens and to others who otherwise would have no Thanksgiving meal. And sometimes a home delivery enables a person to host a family gathering that otherwise just wouldn’t happen. Anyone requesting a meal is served. Everything delivered is made from scratch — a real home-cooked meal prepared by hands that care. Off the Editor’s Spike... The food is free but the real gift is from those who give away their own Thanksgiving holiday to serve others. It’s a Coon Creek tradition now 24 years old; plans are already underway for another heaping serving next Thanksgiving. by Darryl Wilkinson Bro. Doug Crawford, a bi-vocational pastor at Coon Creek Baptist, explains how the Thanksgiving tradition started. In 1995 one person participating in a small Bible study group was asked, “What’s the one thing you would not want to give up when asked to serve the Lord?” After some thought, her reply was Thanksgiving dinner with her family. That was the Thanksgiving when Eleanor Knapp was given a turkey to cook for a meal for no particular reason. So, as she prayed, she thought maybe God was nudging her to take the turkey to go help someone out. And so she did. For the first two or three years, delivering a cooked turkey to someone in need was a Knapp family thing. Then it became a church family thing as word of the mission spread. Eventually, Idalee Little worked closely with Eleanor, taking more responsibilities as Eleanor’s health declined. From the very start the focus has not been about food alone. It’s about sharing blessings, encouraging folks who may be facing illness, a broken home, or loneliness. It’s a matter of living love, giving God’s love to one another. Idalee took over the reins of the mission when Eleanor left life here to be with the Savior. The Liddle family perpetuated the effort for several years, helped by longtime volunteers including John Doll, Bob and Linda White, Johnny and Nancy Maples among others. Today volunteers from other churches and the greater community are welcome. And so the good news spreads. Each homemade, home-delivered meal includes a gospel message. Pastor Crawford coordinated 23 routes to deliver 620 meals into homes on Thanksgiving day last week. Some who deliver involve entire families with parents demonstrating to their children what giving actually means. Volunteer drivers are eager to deliver to those needy in their community; the mission could expand. But when somebody wants to do more, Bro. Doug says to do less. “Each driver makes 5-6 stops, but actually less is best,” he says. “Doing more stops means spending less time with those we’re wanting to reach. We want to share God’s love while doing God’s work. If we get to the point where we’re doing this for numbers or to pat ourselves on the back for some reason, then it’s time for this to end.” Still, by any measure, the numbers are astounding. Consider what about 50 or so volunteers from this little church, plus volunteers from neighboring churches and the larger community, delivered this past Thanksgiving: • 54 cooked turkeys • 120 fresh pumpkin pies • 49 gallons of green beans • 55 bags of noodles (2-lb. bags) • 36 foil pans of dressing (9x11) • 1,200 hot rolls This isn’t all. Additional donations included additional varieties of homemade pies and 12-15 dozen eggs (for deviled eggs) and more well as money, unsolicited and given as a love offering. Some folks go to the church for a Thanksgiving meal. About 250 seats were filled in the fellowship hall, pushing the total meal count this year to nearly 900. Many who ate at the church brought food dishes to share. Idalee coordinates the work in the kitchen, which is no small task. Volunteers are organized in crews. The first 22 turkeys were cooked on the Sunday night before Thanksgiving. Workers who debone the meat arrived 5:30 a.m. Monday. They also filtered broth for noodles and sliced the meat for serving. The next crew arrives about 8:30 a.m., focusing on one task, such as chopping and mixing the ingredients for dressing. Another crew may be kneading dough to cook dinner rolls. Another group makes pumpkin pie. Each group of 12-15 workers is scheduled to make efficient use of space and time. The work continues until about 4 p.m. — and the process repeats, cooking the next 22 turkeys that night for work to continue the next day. Come Thanksgiving Day the first few volunteers arrive at 3:30 a.m. Before noon 40 volunteers or so pull the meals together — and that count excludes those volunteering to drive. It takes patience, teamwork ...and the ol’ show-up-and-follow-through. This year’s Thanksgiving, like so many before it, was a huge success. Dianna Crawford, the pastor’s wife, laments how occasionally someone’s home delivery gets overlooked. But that’s not often. Usu(continued on page 3)

What’s in the legislative forefront? by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

It is now only a matter of weeks before the next legislative session starts in Jefferson City. Before I return to the State Capitol, I will learn what legislative proposals will be assigned bill numbers for the 2020 session. This is also a good way to learn what issues will be at the forefront next year. Prefiling starts on Dec. 2 this year. It is usually on Dec. 1; but, since that fell on a Sunday this year, the date was moved to the following day. Numbering bills relies on seniority. Now that term limits have been in effect for years, a person’s time in the Missouri Senate may be the same as any number of other senators. To settle this, we take into account how much time someone spent in the Missouri House of Representatives before getting elected to the upper chamber. Typically, the legislation that

is pre-filed has either already been vetted but was unsuccessful the previous year. Most lawmakers sponsor bills that are designed to make improvements to education or economic development proposals. These are items that benefit all Missourians. We all want to see as many people employed in our state as possi-

ble, and make sure all residents have the best possible education they can. I plan to introduce bills that not only improve life for everybody in Northwest Missouri but throughout the Show-Me State. I will be detailing these measures throughout the remainder of the month.

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Unusual antlers found on doe near Oak Grove Brenden Marsh recently collected a lifetime-worthy tale to tell in future deer camps as well as venison and some unusual antlers. Marsh, 18, of Oak Grove, shot a doe with antlers in Lafayette County during Missouri’s November firearms deer season. Normally, only male deer, the bucks, have antlers. But genetic, hormone, and physiological anomalies occur in nature and occasionally the female does will have antlers. “There are not good percentages available for how common or uncommon does with antlers occur,” said Kevyn Wiskirchen, the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) private lands deer biologist. But he added, they are “very rare.” Antlers can occur in females with unusually high testosterone levels. In some cases, what appears to be a doe is not a true female but rather a hermaphrodite with female and male genitalia, or a male lacking external genitalia. The antlers on true females are usually still in velvet far past the time when bucks have hardened their antlers for fighting

over does during the rut or mating season. Marsh’s doe had a female udder, and the antlers were still in velvet. That’s rare. But the nontypical antlers were also larger than what is usually found on a similar doe. “When I saw it, it was walking with four does, and a buck trailed 20 yards behind them,” Marsh said. When he began field dressing the deer, he noticed there was no male genitalia. As family members arrived to help, they checked and found no sign of male glands. It weighed 165 pounds after field dressing. They

counted 19 points on the antlers. Marsh has harvested a few other deer before, but not like this one. “This is definitely the biggest by far for me,” he said. “It’s my first deer to take with a rifle. So, it’s quite an accomplishment.” Antlered does or anomalies such as white or albino deer occur in low numbers. But they possess poor genetic traits for survival in the wild, said Joe DeBold, MDC urban wildlife biologist. Harvesting such deer makes an unusual trophy for a hunter, but it also removes inferior genetic traits from a deer herd.

●●Dec. 4, 1909 – Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria were affecting three Kansas City schools. Inspectors blamed the use of one drinking cup for all students in each school. ●●Dec. 5, 1927 – An arson fire killed seven and injured more at the Buckingham Hotel in St. Louis. The night clerk, O.P. Greathouse, became a hero by saving 58 people including 32 children from the Central

Institute for the Deaf. ●●Dec. 6, 1874 – Birth of Albert Bond Lambert, the eighth balloon pilot in America and the person who bought, cleared, and leveled a flying field that is now an international airport at St. Louis. ●●Dec. 7, 1941 – Pearl Harbor Day. Gunners on the USS St. Louis shot down three Japanese aircraft and managed to get out of the harbor earning it the nickname “Lucky Lou.” ●●Dec. 8, 1948 – St. Louis officials left for London with a pitch to make Missouri the “World Capital” as people were considering the idea of a United Nations organization. The U.N. facilities would have been located at Weldon Spring in St. Charles County. ●●Dec. 9, 1901 – The Henpecked Husbands’ Association was becoming popular in Ferguson, MO. Any man in attendance could be fined or expelled if he should accidentally praise his wife. ●●Dec. 10, 1908 – The St. Louis police showed off their new electric police car. Called the “Speed Buggy,” it was manufactured by Studebaker and could actually go 60 mph!

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What about our farmers? by Johnathan Hladik

Earlier this year, in the midst of a trade war with China, President Donald Trump announced a $16 billion agriculture bailout, telling Americans, via Twitter, the biggest beneficiaries would be “our great Patriot Farmers.” Recent news reports, however, indicate foreign companies are getting a substantial amount of the bailout dollars. New statistics show JBS, a Brazilian company and the largest meat producer in the world, has received $78 million in government subsidies through the pork bailout program. The company has received one quarter of all subsidies paid through the program, more than any other U.S. pork producer. Despite the well-known patterns of corruption that continue to engulf JBS, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has defended the payments. Each year, our nation’s farmers, especially those operating small and mid-sized family farms, face numerous challenges in their operations. The ongoing trade war with China added another wrinkle to an already challenging year. Every farmer we know would rather have a resolution to the trade war. For now, however, the bailout funds remain an effective option for those seeking to recoup costs. Instead of backing millions of dollars in bailout funds to a foreign company now under federal investigation for underpaying farmers and using illegal loans to consolidate the market, Secretary Perdue should be supporting the diligent American farmers who have worked for generations to make the agriculture industry what it is today.

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Active Aging Resource Center Dec. 10: Servants of the Most High sing at 11:30 a.m.; Dec. 10: OATS bus will bring you to lunch, call a head 1-800-8319219; Dec. 18: Board of Directors meeting; Dec. 20: Share the Love Christmas Dinner sponsored by The 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event. Saturday is the last day to check if your Medicare Prescription Drug plan is the best place for 2020. Call for an appointment 660-663-2828. Servants of the Most High will be here to entertain at lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Join us for Share the Love Christmas Dinner on Friday, Dec. 20, from 11-12:30. Free will donation. Turkey, dressing, and all the fixings sponsored by The 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event. Menus Dec. 9-13 Monday: catfish filet, macaroni and tomatoes, cole slaw, cornbread, banana; Tuesday: pepper steak over rice, broccoli, buttered carrots, bran muffin, applesauce; Wednesday: barbecued chicken strips, baked beans, pea salad, pears; Thursday: baked potato stuffed with sloppy joe meat, broccoli and cheese, fruit; Friday: ham loaf, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans, strawberries and bananas.

Ameren seeks to expand solar Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking approval to expand its Community Solar Pilot Program and associated tariff. Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than Dec. 6 with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102, or by using the Commission’s Electronic Filing and Information System (EFIS) at www.psc. Individual citizens wishing to comment should contact either the Office of the Public Counsel or the Public Service Commission Staff. Ameren Missouri serves approximately 1.28 million electric customers in Missouri, including about 300 in Daviess County.

Sassamanash/cranberries get corralled, mowed, flooded, sanded before picked by Tim Baker, MU Horticulture Specialist

Open house for Wooden Candle A ribbon cutting for The Wooden Candle, located at 110 South Main, was held Nov. 22. The business, owned by Kathline Rhoades, offers boutique and home décor. Pictured are Kathline Rhoades and City Administrator Lance Rains.

The Treasurer has made a list, check it twice, for 12 days on social media Santa checks his list twice — and Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is reminding Missourians to channel their inner-Kris Kringle and check the Unclaimed Property list. Beginning Dec. 1 and continuing for 12 days, the @MOTreasurer official social media platforms will encourage Missourians to check the Unclaimed Property list by highlighting holidaythemed names and items in the database. All posts will use the hashtag #12DaysofUCP. “While everyone is searching for deals this Cyber Monday, be sure to check ShowMeMoney. com for the ultimate deal — your money,” Treasurer Fitzpatrick said. “My office holds over $1 billion in Unclaimed Property and

Teenagers wreck An Altamont teenager received minor injuries in an accident that happened at about 3:50 p.m. on Nov. 30 in Daviess County. According to the highway patrol, Steven Youtsey, 19, Altamont, and Morgan Anderson, 17, Blue Springs, were both traveling southbound on I-35 in Daviess County. Youtsey’s 2007 Buick Lucerne traveled into the passing lane and impacted Morgan’s 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. Both vehicles came to rest in the median facing north. Steven was transported by his family to Cameron Regional Medical Center. He was wearing a seat belt. Both vehicles had minor damage. The accident was investigated by Tpr. N.A. Regan.

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Jail board to meet The Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, in Pattonsburg. The meeting will be held in the training center located at 102 North Meadows Lane. The agenda includes visitors and the financial report. Old business will discuss training audit and overview. New business includes a budget proposal and the employee Christmas dinner. A closed meeting may be held.

One of the traditional foods seen on Thanksgiving tables every year is cranberries. These native North American fruits are grown in several of the northern states, especially Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Washington, and Oregon. Since most folks in Northwest Missouri are not familiar with the Tim Baker culture of this crop, I thought I would give you a little background about this interesting fruit. Cranberries grow wild from the Carolinas to the maritime provinces of Canada. They were used by Native Americans, who called them sassamanash. They made cakes out of them that included dried meat, animal fat, and grains. This was called pemmican. Cranberries are grown in bogs where periodic flooding can be maintained by the grower. These bogs are often created with laser-leveling technology similar to that used around the Missouri Delta to level rice fields. To protect plants from winter injury, the bogs are flooded. When spring arrives, the bogs are drained, and the plants soon begin to flower. Bees are critical to insure good pollination. Frosts in both the spring and fall can cause problems, so sprinkler systems are installed and used to insure a good crop. Irrigation is also used when needed. At harvest, many growers flood their bogs. Water-reel har-

vesting machines are used to loosen the cranberries, which then float to the surface of the water. The fruits are then “corralled” into smaller areas, where conveyers can easily pick them up. Some growers harvest them dry and sell them as fresh fruit. If all this doesn’t sound strange enough, there are two additional practices which make cranberry growing unique. One is mowing. They mow the plants in the spring. This stimulates the plants to produce vigorous upright shoots, which eventually provide more fruit. But in the year that they mow, there is no fruit harvested. The benefit of mowing doesn’t occur until the second year, when the fruit is harvested. Mowing also produces cuttings that can be used to establish new plantings. The other unique practice is sanding. This is done every few years in the winter, after the bog is frozen solid. They drive trucks out onto the ice and spread a twoinch layer of sand. Next spring, when the ice melts, the sand falls to the bottom and covers the runners. This promotes better rooting of the runners, and better plant health. Cranberries can be quite profitable for growers, and demand is increasing. But the type of land that is suitable for them is limited. In addition, they don’t do well in most of the mid and southern United States, because of disease pressure. So I doubt you’ll see them any time soon in Missouri. Craisins are dried cranberries which are used in breakfast cereals and fruit mixes.


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Horse trainer Ken McNabb, McCracken Saddles, Temple Grandin to be at Kirksville livestock symposium Dec. 6-7 Horse owners will learn health care, behavior and tack tips at the Missouri Livestock Symposium, Dec. 6-7, at Matthew Middle School, 1515 S. Cottage Grove, in Kirksville. Internationally known horse trainer Ken McNabb heads the symposium’s equine section this year with talks on making better, safer horse owners. His talks include “Communicating with Your Hands, Feet and Legs,” “Colt Starting” and “Purchasing Your Next Horse With Confidence.” McNabb holds clinics for horse owners worldwide and appears weekly on the RFDTV program “Discovering the

Patrol reports nine fatalities; three drownings over Thanksgiving holiday The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period — from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following: Crashes 404; Injuries 166; Fatalities  7; DWI 94; Drug Arrests 63. Of the seven traffic crash fatalities troopers investigated, five fatalities occurred in the Troop C, St. Louis area; one fatality occurred in the Troop B, Macon area; and one fatality occurred in the Troop D, Springfield area. Three drownings occurred on Nov. 30, 2019: Two juvenile males died when the vehicle in which they were passengers traveled into a flooded crossing. The vehicle was swept away with all occupants entering the water. The driver sustained moderate injuries and a third

juvenile occupant sustained serious injuries. The incident occurred on County Road 356 southeast of Patton, at Little White Water Creek Crossing in Bollinger County. The third drowning victim was a 48-year-old man Louisiana man who died when he drove his vehicle into a flooded crossing and the vehicle was swept downstream. The incident occurred on County Road 234 one mile from Sedgewickville, in Bollinger County. There were no boating crashes, zero boating fatalities, and no boating while intoxicated arrests reported during the 2019 Thanksgiving holiday counting period. The fatality statistics in this news release could change if late deaths occur, or if other departments report fatal traffic crashes after this news release is sent out.

Rehab with Pastor Brad for Bible study Pastor Brad Dush with the Gallatin United Methodist leads Bible study at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Horseman Within.” University of Missouri veterinarian Alison LaCarrubba will join the program this year, says Zac Erwin, symposium vice chair. She will discuss “Equine Dentistry—Why Is It so Important?” Concurrent talks by national leaders cover beef cattle, sheep, meat goats, forages, stock dogs, farm and ranch succession, and more. Also speaking on horses will be Jake McCracken of McCracken Saddles and Tack of Dawn. He discusses “Custom Saddle Fit for Horse and Rider” and “Custom Saddles —Cost vs. Quality.” The symposium opens 4 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6. Saturday sessions run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual meeting again features a sold-out agricultural trade show. There are no fees or advance registration. The Missouri Department of Agriculture organizes meals with contributions from Missouri commodity groups. They give a taste of Missouri. A beef dinner buffet opens 6 p.m. Friday. A governor’s style lunch is Saturday. The keynote speaker Friday night is Temple Grandin, animal sciences professor at Colorado State University. Her topic is “Educating Different Kinds of Minds.” She leads efforts on animal care.


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GIT openers follow script; Gallatin and Winston boys advance Winners and losers from opening round games of the 43rd Gallatin Invitational Basketball Tournament fell in line with seeded brackets following Monday’s action, with just a minor upset on Tuesday’s slate. Junior Maci Moore scored

30 points to lead the top-seeded Trenton girls to a 75-31 victory over Gilman City in the game that tipped off the event on Monday. Lexi Whitaker added 21 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Jolee Ward topped the Lady Hawks with 19 points. Gallatin squads found mixed results in the first round. The GHS boys sparked a transition game with their press and downed Gilman City, 77-14, to advance to Thursday’s semifinal round. Braymer’s #3 girls roared to a 26-6 first quarter start on their way to a 64-32 opening round victory over Gallatin’s Lady Bulldogs. Gallatin’s boys boasted a 58% shooting night with a stream of buckets off steals and fast breaks. The Bulldogs led, 66-6, at the end of the first half but eased up on the throttle in the second by emptying their bench early. JJ Waters came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points to go with 5 shot blocks. Isaac Bird finished with 16 for Gallatin while Tristen Gibson and Payton Feiden each added 11. Feiden led the Bulldogs in both rebounds (7) and Isaac Bird soars above Gilman City’s Jory steals (5). Stotts. Raylee Hawkins

and Jasmine Taylor each canned 17 points to lead Braymer’s girls into the semifinals. Madalyn Shubert notched 9 points to lead Gallatin. In Monday’s other girls’ contest, Daylea Shaner, Carly Thacker and Izabella Anderson combined for 39 points to lead the #2 Hardin-Central girls to a 69-22 win over Winston. Shaner led all scorers with 17 points, followed by Thacker, 15, and Anderson, 12. Jordyn Inman led Winston with 11. Trenton’s #3 boys took down Hardin-Central, 69-54, on Monday behind a trio of junior Presley Wells brings the ball down the floor scorers. Royce Jackson guarded by Braymer’s Kialynn Sanders. and Chase Otto each gunned in 20 points and Brycin 7:00. Gilman City’s boys will face Loyd added 18 for the winners. Maysville at 5:45 and Braymer’s Hardin-Central received dou- boys take on Hardin-Central at ble figure scoring from Mason 8:15. Freece (17), Dalton Thacker (16) Thursday’s semifinal round and Kyson Hughes (12). pits Trenton’s girls against Polo Defending champion Win- at 4:30 and Hardin-Central’s ston claimed a 62-34 victory girls against Braymer at 7:00. over Braymer in Monday’s late Gallatin’s boys take on Polo at game. The #3 seeded Redbirds 5:45 and Winston’s boys play were led by Jacob Uthe with 23 Trenton at 8:15. points and Jakub Hisel with 14. Dennis Kimberling tossed in 12 Gallatin Jr. High points for the Bobcats. Boys Results Other Tuesday scores included #5 Polo over #4 Maysville Hamilton “A” 45, Gallatin 32 girls, 58-43, and #4 Polo boys Peyton Baker 12 pts.; Boston over #5 Maysville, 49-35. Bell 11 pts.; Keegan McBTonight’s (Wednesday) slate room 4 pts.; Jaden Wilson 3 matches Winston’s girls against pts.; Will Johnson 2 pts. Gallatin at 4:30 in the consolaGallatin “B” 9, Hamilton 0 tion side of the bracket. Gilman Bell 5 pts.; Brody Bird 4 pts. City’s girls take on Maysville at

Addison Riley finds her path to the basket blocked by Braymer’s Dallas Hall.

Dylan Burns draws a crowd of Hawk defenders. [Staff photos/DC]

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GHS girls’ program continues to grow Bulldog wrestlers will see first action Saturday at Tiger Mat Classic

A large, experienced Gallatin mat squad gets a taste of its first wrestling competition this Saturday at Marceline’s Tiger Mat Classic. The Bulldogs were scheduled to begin their season last Saturday in the Marceline Quad, but that meet has been postponed until January due to Marceline’s participation in the Class 1 football playoffs. Gallatin returns six wrestlers who participated in last season’s state tournament, including four who medaled for the Class 1 sixth place team finishers. Twenty-five wrestlers suit up for the Bulldogs, including four females who will compete Saturday in their own division at Marceline. Seniors Ross Critten and Drayton Harris return as 3-time Grand River Conference champions. Critten placed third in last season’s state competition. Harris brought home a sixth place medal from state. Senior Tom Crouse, a fifth place finisher at state, is a 2-time defending GRC champ. Sophomore Andon Allen is a returning GRC champion and fifth place state finisher. Junior Jacob Maize and sophomore Rodell Sperry also

qualified for state a year ago. Additional wrestlers who competed for the Bulldogs last season, or who are returning from injury, are senior Keegan Allen, juniors Jordan France, Jonathan Carder and Gage Wright, sophomores Brantley Burns, Cidnee Toney, Reggie Arnold, Jagger Gray, Dyson Fry and Draygan Schweizer. Varsity newcomers include juniors Caragan Baker and Maddison Michael, who played basketball a year ago, and freshmen Christin Burns, Draven Wright, Logan Bottcher, Tyler Tustison, Gabe Parker and Gabriel Hacking. In addition to Gallatin, Saturday’s field also includes Brookfield, Carrollton, Centralia, Higginsville, Lawson, Lexington, Macon, Marceline, Moberly, Trenton and Versailles. According to, participating teams will bring close to 60 female wrestlers to Saturday’s tournament. Gallatin will host South Harrison and Trenton in the Bulldogs’ first home meet next Tuesday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Bulldogs are 3-time defending GRC team champions.

R-2 board sets filing dates Pattonsburg R-2 is in more stable financial standing than last year at this time, according to Superintendent Scott Ireland. Mandy Kaullen with Westbrook & Co presented the audit for the 2018-2019 school year, and it was approved by the board during their meeting held Nov. 20. Heather Jones and her library/computer class were thanked for their work on the new school website. Principal Alan McCrary gave his elementary and high school report. Board election filing dates

begin at 8 a.m. on Dec. 17 and end at 5 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2020. Athletic Director Warford gave a review of fall sports and upcoming events. The board entered into executive session to discuss personnel, student matters, and legal issues. The above are the unapproved minutes of the Pattonsburg School Board meeting held Nov. 20. Present were Stephanie Mason, Lyle Hoover, Brooke Johnson, Greg Coin and Laura Booth. Brian Teel and Steve Pankau were absent.

Winston winter concert set Dec. 9 The Winston R-6 Winter Music Concert for preschool through twelfth grade is at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. The FFA will have a fundraiser supper before the concert from 5-6 p.m. for students attending the Washington Leadership Conference next summer.

Upcoming Events at Winston Dec. 12: Play It Safe Presentation; Dec. 16: Winston Board Meeting; Dec. 17: PreSchool & PAT Group Meeting; Dec. 18-19: 1st Semester Finals; Dec. 20: End of 1st Semester Early Dismissal; Dec. 20: V-BB Homecoming; Dec. 21-Jan. 5: No School.

Holiday Hoops volunteers to receive training With Holiday Hoops 2018 just weeks away, a training meeting has been scheduled for first time volunteers or those simply wanting a refresher in hosting the 15th annual high school Holiday Hoops at NCMC. Volunteers are encouraged to attend a one-hour session on Sunday, Dec. 8 in the Ketcham Community Center beginning at 1:30 pm. Volunteers who agreed to serve as team hosts or be responsible for manning the official game clock are encouraged to attend the session scheduled in the KCC Gymnasium. Hoops Director Steve Maxey says this annual session allows volunteers, both new and returning volunteers, to get a taste of Holiday Hoops and their responsibilities. Maxey says the event, now the largest high school holiday basketball

shoot-out in the state, requires tremendous support from many individuals who are key to making this event successful. Volunteers do not just come from Trenton but the surrounding communities as it takes over 250 individuals to host one of the largest sporting events in the area, lasting nine days this year. Individuals who are unable to attend but want more information should contact Director Steve Maxey.

What’s going on at GHS? Dec. 8 ~ Football Awards Banquet, 6 p.m. in high school commons Dec. 11 ~ FFA Holiday Party; R-5 Board Meeting Dec. 13-16 ~ Book Fair at HS Library Dec. 16 ~ Winter Band/Choir Concert, 6 p.m. in high school gym

More than enough peanut butter!

Gallatin R-5 NHS Spread the Love committee set a goal of collecting at least 100 jars of peanut butter to provide the Backpack Buddy recipients with one jar of peanut butter a semester. The community more than surpassed that on Nov. 22. NHS collected 249 jars of peanut butter alone, and decided to triple the original goal. NHS members set up again at a Gallatin Middle School basketball game in hopes of collecting at least 51 additional jars. All together 291 jars of peanut butter were collected by NHS. NHS expressed appreciation to all who donated food and money. Online photos at courtesy of BTC Bank.



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Upgrades discussed for Christmas light wiring Lance Rains, Gallatin Administrator, met with the COMMISSION commission to discuss repair/replacement of the Christmas decorations around the courthouse and on the square. Concern was expressed about the poor quality of the old wiring on the decorations and the electricity expense that could be avoided if switched to LED lights. The city crew will help with replacement of the lights on the large wreaths on the courthouse. Donations from Gallatin citizens and groups will be necessary for the other upgrades. The commission also discussed repairs to a street light around the courthouse. The city will investigate. James Lewis, bridge supervisor, was absent due to the holiday. James was given information by phone regarding a tube that needs attention on Jordan Avenue. The bridge crew will investigate next week. They are continuing to mow brush in Jamesport township. Information on a bad tube in Marion township was passed on to the Marion township board. Work on the personnel policy was postponed until next week. Greg Pitchford, Allstate Consultants, met with the commission. The commission entered closed session from 8:25 to 8:50 a.m. Wayne Uthe made a motion to write a letter in cooperation of the Little Otter Creek Reservoir Project in Caldwell County; Jim COUNTY

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11/26/19 11:35 am – Pattonsburg investigation. 1:42 pm – Cows out at Highway B & K intersection. 3:29 pm – Winston investigation. 6:27 pm – Assisting medical in car accident. • Mathew Lee, 38, Pattonsburg, was arrested and taken to DDCRJ for a probation violation. 11/27/19 8:11 pm – Gallatin burglary investigation. 9:46 pm – Winston investigation. 11/28/19 2:33 am – Pattonsburg investigation. 11:36 am – Winston scam investigation. 11/29/19 10:12 am – Gallatin investigation. 11/30/19 6:35 pm – Gallatin investigation. 12/1/19 8:55 am – Winston investigation. 12/2/19 10:20 am – Jamesport investigation. 10:54 am – Cow out on DD Highway. Owner contacted. 12:52 pm – Cows out on B Highway. Owner contacted. 2:37 pm – Cow out on 13 Highway. Owner contacted. 6:42 pm – Car accident involving combine on Highway 6. Minor injuries reported.

Ruse seconded, and the motion passed, 2-0. Mr. Pitchford advised the commission of an open and closed meeting regarding the reservoir project that will be held in Kingston on Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. The commission discussed the ruling from the court that sustained Daviess County’s motion to dismiss Mr. Wooldridge’s road closure case without prejudice. Final documents were signed to complete the transfer of a private cemetery to the Holy Archangel Michael and All Angels Skete in Sheridan Township. The commission will attend the Northwest Commissioners meeting in Maryville on Dec. 19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. Ronetta Burton, county clerk, advised the commission she had sent a letter to MAC Trust Work Comp expressing her disappointment in how a recent claim had been handled. Discussion was held regarding personal property blocking a road in Sheridan Township. Discussion was held regarding implementation of the salary increases due from a raise in assessed valuation for the county. Ronetta Burton advised the commission that an additional culvert has been added to the FEMA disaster claim. Linda Houghton left word for the commission to ask how her vacation hours were supposed to accrue. The issue was continued until next week. Discussion was held regarding the 2020 North Missouri Solid Waste Management District agreement. Jim Ruse made a motion to continue the county’s support of the agreement; Wayne Uthe seconded, and the motion passed, 2-0. An agreement was signed and forwarded to Ann Hamilton at the district office. Ronetta Burton advised the commission on County Employees Retirement Fund (CERF) auditing reports that were received this week by the recorder, collector/treasurer and county clerk. Both the recorder and collector/treasurer had a clean report with no issues. The county clerk’s office received red marks for some forms which had been submitted past deadline. Ronetta advised that new HR procedures have been implemented to remedy the late filing of forms. The sheriff department left word for the commission that they are selling for salvage an old vehicle that has been in storage for several years. The commission signed the title and will receive the funds. The Garage Keepers insurance coverage that was required will now be stopped. Jon Dwiggins, Howe & Company, met with the commission to discuss proposed repairs for the BRO 031 (34) bridge on Jump Road in Jamesport Township. He submitted the engineering estimate of $397,714. The second reading of a petition to close a portion of 232nd Street in Washington Township was made. All landowners that touch the section of road proposed to close have received written notification, and the certified mail signature cards have been returned. Because a remonstrance has also been filed, a public hearing will be scheduled. A request from David Roll, Emergency Management Director, was approved to apply

for a grant for HMEP Hazardous Materials training opportunities. Ronetta Burton advised the commission that Grand River Heating had been called to repair the boiler this week. She is also working on completing the back flow testing and the boiler inspection due. Jim Ruse and Wayne Uthe reviewed roads and brush in the county after lunch. The meeting adjourned at 5 p.m. This information is taken from the minutes of the Nov. 27, 2019, meeting of the Daviess County Commission. Jim Ruse, presiding commissioner, and Wayne Uthe, 2nd district commissioner, were present. David Cox, 1st district commissioner, was absent. Civil cases filed: David Hibler vs. Dustin Hibler, both of Gallatin, dissolution of marriage; Michelle J. Oakleaf, petition for change of name. Associate Division Match $$ item message with online banner from Carquest Michelle L. Neal, Stewartsville, was charged Nov. 27 with two felony counts of passing bad checks. Civil Court Offer good Suits on account: Wakefield AUTOMOTIVE, INC. thru Oct. 24 unty and Associates Inc. vs.CoKristi Daviess Hubbard was dismissed by the parties. Harrison County ComParts & Accessories munity Hospital vs. Adam Rau•We turn brake drums, ber, et al, was dismissed by the 7.5 ounce rotors & flywheels court without prejudice. CapiCRC Battery Terminal Protector THIS INCIDENT SUMMARY DOES NOT •We make Hydraulic Hoses INCLUDE PATROLR. ACTIVITIES Buy online at, pick up in store! Duncan A.R. Lewis, 20, of marijuana product, labeled tal One Bank N.A.ROUTINE vs. Jaime KS, was arrested Nov. with weights and individually Marrs was dismissed by the par- Lenexa, South Side Gallatin Square • Ph: 660.663.2152 27 during a traffic Johnnie stop for speedwrapped. The contraband was ties. & Sally Black, owners ing on I-35 in DaviessDELIVERY County. He found in theNOT center console and OVERNIGHT ON MOST PARTS IN STOCK Assessor’s Office has been charged with delivery trunk. He was also in possession A representative from the of controlled substance, C felony, of $5,932 in currency. State Tax Commission (STC) and speeding, C misdemeanor. He was transported to the will be in the field with staff During the stop, a search re- Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail, members from the assessor’s ofUse this default ad no $$with itembond from vealed approximately 75 if grams set Carquest at $5,000. flyer fice on Friday. The assessor’s office is regulated by the STC. The For Alleds! STC’s role while in the field is to arts Ne P observe, advise and assist with AUTOMOTIVE, INC. compliance. Representatives will be in Jamesport, Jackson and Union Townships, picking up new construction. Parts & Accessories







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Virginia Baker 1934-2019 Funeral services for Virginia Baker were held Dec. 2, 2019, at the Hamilton Federated Church with interment at Highland Cemetery, Hamilton. Memorials may be made to the Hamilton Federated Church or the Kendall Chapel Church. Arrangements are by Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton. Virginia Louise (Snyder) Baker, 85, Hamilton, died on Nov. 27, 2019, at Liberty Hospital. She resided most of her life south of Hamilton in Caldwell County. Virginia was born to Earl Clayton and Lois Olivene (Eckelberry) Snyder on Feb. 13, 1934. In 1952 she graduated as valedictorian of her class at Penney High School. Virginia married Robert Eugene Baker on Feb. 3, 1953, at her parents’ home. The couple then lived in Hamilton, Butler, and Gallatin, and Virginia worked at the Hamilton Bank and the Butler State Bank. In 1963, Virginia and Bob purchased and returned to the farm where she

Driver in stolen vehicle flees from officers Jacob William Palmer, 19, Overland Park, KS, was arrested Nov. 25 after a 26-minute chase on I-35 in Daviess County. Palmer failed to pull over when Trooper K. Ebersold initiated a traffic stop at 8:07 a.m. for speeding and no registration at the 74 mile marker. When the trooper activated his emergency equipment, Palmer’s Volvo accelerated to speeds up to 118 mph and changed lanes several times without signaling. Stop sticks were successfully deployed at the 54 mile marker. Palmer continued southbound on I-35 and crossed the median in front of oncoming traffic, and began traveling northbound on I-35. The vehicle crossed into the median several times, then crossed the median from the northbound lanes and began traveling southbound on I-35 and then southbound in the median, where the Volvo became stuck. Palmer did not comply with verbal commands from the officers and continued to rev the engine in an attempt to get the Volvo unstuck. He was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest at 8:33 a.m. The Volvo had been reported stolen on Nov. 13 to the Overland Park, Kansas, Police Department. An inventory search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Palmer was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail, charged with tampering with motor vehicle first degree, resisting arrest, possession of controlled substance, speeding, illegal turn on divided highway, possession of marijuana, driving while revoked, and drug paraphernalia. Bond was denied. He appeared in Daviess County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 3. Palmer had three active warrants for his arrest that were not within extradition, for failure to appear, obstruct police, and health safety violation.

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was born. Beginning in January 1984, she taught kindergarten at the Hamilton elementary school until her retirement in 1998. Virginia was an active member of the Hamilton Federated Church. For many years prior, she was an active member of Kendall Chapel Church in rural Caldwell County, participating in Kendall Chapel Ladies Aid, teaching Sunday School, and serving many roles during Vacation Bible School. Virginia was also a member of the Harrison Community Club. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; brothers J.D. Snyder, Clayton Snyder, and Bill Snyder; and beloved dachshund Addie. Survivors include her husband, Robert; children, Kent (Michelle), Mike (Judy), and Beth (Bob Brodersen); eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-greatgrandchildren. Rickford Booten 1949-2019 The family of Rickford Booten will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. He will be cremated under the direction of the funeral home. Online condolences and obituary at Rickford “Rick” Lee Booten, 70, Wallace, died Nov. 30, 2019. He was born April 18, 1949, in Neelyville, son of Muriel and Walter Booten. He attended Wallace Christian Church. Rick was preceded in death by his father, Walter Booten;

son, Richard Webb; and stepfather, Joe McMillian. Survivors include his mother, Muriel McMillan of Wallace; daughters, Dianna and Michelle Routon; sons, Michael Webb and Wesley; sisters, Patti (Jim) Corkins, Gallatin, and Debbie Riddle, Wallace; and several grandchildren. Karen Louise Hamilton 1940-2019 Funeral services for Karen Louise Hamilton were held at the SladeO’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, IA, on Nov. 30, 2019, with Pastor Neil Montz and Russ Hamilton officiating. Mrs. Hamilton was the mother of Russ Hamilton, former longtime pastor of the Gallatin First Christian Church. Burial was in the Davis City Cemetery, Davis City, Iowa. Memorials can be made to the Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary for a Karen Hamilton Memorial Scholarship for nursing students. Karen Louise (Johnston) Hamilton died on Nov. 27, 2019. She was born on Oct. 6, 1940, on a farm near Grand River, IA. After Karen graduated from Martinsville, MO, High School, she moved to Bethany to work as a nurse’s aide at Reed Hospital. She met Leonard Hamilton while working as a waitress at the Blue Bird Café. They were married at Lone Rock Church on Oct. 3, 1959. They purchased a farm in Harrison County that they would call home until 2005. Karen was baptized at the Pleasanton United Methodist Church. Later she and Leonard (continued on Page 10)


10 Gallatin United Methodist Pastor Brad Dush opened worship with prayer as Sue Bird played the prelude and Eli lit the altar candles. The Dush family lit the first Advent candle. The children’s message was “Jesus is Our Shepherd.” The message “Jesus Sets Us Free” was based on Luke 4: 16-19. Pastor Brad leads Bible study at Daviess County Care Center on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Each Wednesday in December will be the all-church Bible study at 6



December 4, 2019 p.m. On Dec. 7 there is a breakfast meeting to fix Christmas plates to be taken to members. The men’s fellowship breakfast at Lake Viking Church is Dec. 7 at 7:30 a.m. Friends in Christ Shonna Morrison welcomed the congregation, and Mike Earnst led the opening prayer. Shonna lit the Advent candle and read the devotional. Praise songs were “Joy to the World” and “Hark the Herald Angels

Sing.” The message was “An Ounce of Prevention” by Andy Stanley of North Point Church in Atlanta, GA, based on Luke 12:34. Shonna ended the service in prayer. Small group time followed the message. Next Sunday, the church will be decorated for Christmas before the service. Fairview Save the date: Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. there will be a Christmas concert featuring pianist James Cockman. The Hybrid Five, named the 2019 Most Musical Family in

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joined the Davis City United Methodist Church. She served as Clay Township Tax Collector for over 34 years. Karen managed the concession stand and boat rental business at Nine Eagles State Park. She worked at Radio Shack and was a tax preparer for H&R Block, where she retired after over 20 years of service. She then worked as a guide at the Iowa Welcome Center. Over the years Karen also worked at Pro-Com, Lamoni Products, and Shelton’s Fireworks. Karen retired from the State of Iowa in 2011, so she could help take care of Leonard following his stroke. He passed away in January of 2012. She was preceded in death by her daughter Kathy in 2013; two brothers; one sister; a niece, Jody; granddaughter, Stefani Raye; and four brothers-in-law, Doyle, Charles, Todd, and Monte. Survivors include her sons, Ken (DeAnne) Hamilton and Russ (Theresa) Hamilton; three sisters; one brother; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrytle Hutchison 1925-2019 Funeral services for Myrtle Hutchison were held on Dec. 3 at the HeatonBowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph. Burial was in Cameron Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Schowalter Villa, 200 West Cedar, Hesston, MO 67062. Myrtle E. Hutchison, 94, Hesston, formerly of Cameron, died Nov. 27, 2019. Myrtle was born June 3, 1925, in Pattonsburg, to Joseph R. and Pearl A. (Kelly) Nelson. She married Harlan L. Hutchison on Nov. 27, 1942. He preceded her in death in 1998. She had worked for Super X Drugs, Montgomery Ward catalog store and Don Kahan Chevrolet, all in Lee’s Summit. Harlan and Myrtle were members of the Cameron Bap-

tist Church in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Also preceding her in death were her parents; son, Mark; daughter, Beverly Williams; stillborn son, Stephen; granddaughter, Sarah; and sister, Velma Nelson. Survivors include son, Michael Hutchison (Susan) of Hesston; son-in-law Dennis Williams of Gallatin; daughterin-law, Jeanine Markt (Jeff) of Omaha, NE; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Sandra L. Lane 1954-2019 Funeral services for Sandra Lane will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Coffey Baptist Church. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. the evening prior, at Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Burial will be at Coffey Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Coffey Cemetery. Sandra L. Lane, 65, Huffman, TX, passed away Nov. 28, 2019, in Humble, TX. Sandra was born on May 23, 1954, the daughter of Johnnie Dale and Wanda Lee (Holley) Brown in Coffey. She grew up in rural Coffey and was a 1972 graduate of Coffey High School. Sandra was baptized as a teenager at the Coffey Baptist Church. Prior to moving to Houston, TX, she worked as a caseworker for Clay County Family Services while living in Parkville. She also worked for Marines Finance Center-ARTCC in Olathe, KS. In 1985 she moved to the Houston, TX, area and began working as a software engineer for Diversified Science Corporation after receiving FAA training at Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, OK. On Dec. 16, 1989, she was united in marriage to Robert “Rocky” Lane, Sr. at First Baptist Church in Huffman,TX. She co-owned SanRoc Signs &

Graphics with her husband from 1994 until they sold it in 2009 to retire and travel. Mrs. Lane was preceded in death by her parents, and nephews, Jason and Jessie Brown. Survivors include her husband, Robert “Rocky” of the home; daughter, Michelle (Karl) Eddleman of Magnolia, TX; son, Robert Jr. (Caroline) Lane of Guam; son, Timothy (Jacqueline) Lane of St. Lucie, FL; sister, Diana (Jerry) Rouner of Jameson; sister, Debra (Donnie) Harper of Altamont; brother, Robert (Anita) Brown of Coffey; brother, Larry Brown of Cameron; brother, Gregg (Brenda) Brown of Cameron; brother, Brent (Marquitta) Brown of Coffey; and six grandchildren. Donald J. Merrigan 1927-2019 Visitation for Donald Merrigan will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Poland Thompson Funeral Home. Donald Joseph Merrigan, 92, Liberty, died Nov. 29, 2019. Don was born on June 25, 1927. He was a 1945 graduate of Winston High School. Don was an army corporal in the Korean War. He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator until retiring. Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Baldwin) Merrigan of the home; daughter, Connie Thomas, Liberty. Online condolences: www. Gary D. Vanderslice 1939-2019 No funeral service is scheduled for Gary D. Vanderslice. Arrangements are by PolandThompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Gary Dean “Butch” Vanderslice, 79, Winston, died on Nov. 28, 2019. Butch was born on Dec. 20, 1939, in Santa Rosa, to Everett and Ruby (Beeler) Vanderslice. Butch was a 1957 graduate of Winston High School. He worked at General Motors, before retiring. Survivors include his wife, Mae; son, Bruce; daughter, Sheila; seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Missouri, will perform. Refreshments will be served afterward. Prayers concerns: Vickie Meadows, Kathy Speck, Marlene Gordon, Debbie Smith, Kay Cox, Ashley Rehagen, Ruby Bassett, Aspen Clark, and the family of Bruce Vanderslice. Worship began with the “Doxology”’ and “O How He Loves You and Me,“ with prayer by Pastor Landry. ”Angels from the Realms of Glory” was led by Marilyn Searcy. Offering and special music was by Marsha Vanisko. “Tell Me the Story of Jesus” was by the congregation. Communion was served to the congregation by Betty McFee and Vanda Davis. The pastor read Matthew 6:10 and his message was “Prayer directed toward Kingdom Purposes.” The closing hymn was “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” Kids for Truth will meet on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Gallatin First Christian Pastor Kyle Taft’s sermon on the first Sunday of Advent was “Fear Not: Zechariah’s Story” based on Luke 1:5-25. Marilyn Ripple gave the children’s message. Prayer requests are for the families of Karen Hamilton, Gary “Butch” Vanderslice, and Irene Taul. During the Hanging of the Greens service on Sunday, the congregation helped decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas season. The Praise Team gave the Advent reading and lit the first Advent candle, the candle of hope. The Area Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lake Viking Church. Fellowship of Christian Adult Singles (FOCAS) will have a potluck supper at FCC that evening at 5:30 p.m. Youth groups will meet Sunday, Dec. 8, with middle school at 5 p.m., meal at 6:30, and high school at 7. Pastor Ray Smith, who formerly served our church, is retiring. A reception is being held in his honor Dec. 8 at the First Christian Church (DOC), 901 Penn Ave., La Grande, OR 97850. Cards may be sent to him at that address. The monthly meeting of the general board is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Youth Christmas party and movie night is Saturday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m. Lake Viking Exodus 3:1-10 was used by Pastor Robert Nelson for Sunday’s message, “In the Presence of God.” For the special Don and Diane Porter read a poem “It must have been Jesus.” The Ladies Bible Study Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The choir will meet at 6 p.m. and the Adult Evening Bible Study will begin at 7. The youth group will hold their meeting at 6:30 p.m. Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. Bring a

friend and join us for breakfast. Lake Viking Church is an interdenominational church. We are located just outside the east entrance to Lake Viking. Gallatin First Baptist Church Pastor Steve Moseley will present “Gallatin Low-Life” from Luke 2:1-20 during morning worship this Sunday, Dec. 8. The REACH Youth Group Christmas party will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11. A special Christmas program and ham-and-beans luncheon will be shared by Keenagers meeting Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Fellowship Hall. A women’s coffee is set for 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Corner Café. Please note there will be no Men’s Bible Study during December. The Celebration Choir will practice at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in December. REACH Youth Group and Pioneer Club will resume regular meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Altamont United Methodist Christ the King and Thanksgiving Sunday were observed on Nov. 24. The harvest is past; the summer has ended. Candlelighting was by Pastor Marilyn. Choral call to worship was “He Is Lord.” Ryleigh and Chrystal Rogers were back again. Children’s time was “Hoppy” getting ready for his favorite Thanksgiving meal, chocolate covered mosquitoes and flies. Praise time specials were two short videos by Ryan Clark, “Take Time to be Thankful” and “Express Gratitude.” Pastor Marilyn’s message was “Thanks-Living: Praise God with shouts of joy, all people,” from Psalms 66:1-9. The congregation was dismissed with “Grace Alone.” All enjoyed a fellowship brunch. On Dec. 1, the church was decorated for First Sunday Advent, with members bringing food for the needy.

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For Rent GALLATIN ESTATES APARTMENTS FOR RENT: 1 or 2 bdrm available. HUD vouchers accepted. Rental assistance available to those who qualify. Equal housing opportunity. Call 660-663-3114. Rest Easy Apartments, Gallatin. For Rent: One bedroom available, HUD vouchers accepted. Rent based on income. EHO. Call 660-663-2692 CASE Skid Loader, 85hp, by the day, week or month. Contact Gallatin Truck & Tractor, Inc. 660-663-2103 or 2104. STORAGE UNITS: Outside lighting, surveillance cameras, insulated to prevent large temperature variances, different sizes available. Located Hwy. O east of Gallatin. Critten Country Storage, 660-605-3350. Hale: 2 bedroom house, appliances furnished. No pets. 1st Month & Deposit required. Available Now! CALL 660-6452316

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Gallatin Quarry 660-663-3101 Nettleton Quarry 660-644-5821 Office 660-646-5831 Help Wanted Full time office position: Proofreading, Microsoft Office programs, data entry and graphic design, phone etiquette. Weekdays only, paid vacation. Pay commensurate with experience. Email resume, including personal references, to darryl@ at Gallatin Publishing Company. Johnson Controls Inc. in Albany is hiring for production! Positions include welding, electrical and general assembly. Offering excellent benefits. Interested candidates must apply online at Go to careers then search Albany Missouri, click on Production. No applications are taken at the plant. Johnson Controls is an EEO/AA employer. The Gallatin R-V School District is accepting applications for substitute bus drivers. Interested applicants should contact Philip Berry at 660-6632171. The Gallatin R-V School District is an equal opportunity employer.

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Amish farmer hopes to branch out, live and work full-time on the farm It may seem rather odd that the goal of an Amish farmer is “to stay on the farm more.” But that is the goal of Jonas Yutzy of Jamesport. “It’s most people’s goal,” Jonas says. “When the kids get bigger, the guys who work out want to start staying home.” Outside work Most Jamesport Amish work outside the farm. Some have their own businesses. Jonas points out the Amish businesses that surround his farm. There is a metal shop, a green house, a furniture shop, and a machine shop. Others have to leave agriculture for another trade. Jonas worked in the city building houses for four years. “I saved and put a lot I earned back on the farm,” he says. Traditional life Jonas is the typical Amish farmer and lives the traditional Plains life. He drives a horsedrawn buggy and farms with horses. He won’t be photographed, for religious reasons. Jonas used to train horses for the public at Hillside Horse Training. But he found dealing with novice horse owners — who often didn’t know how to handle a horse after it was trained — just too frustrating. He would like to stay home and make a living and maybe work outside the home one day out of the week. “I decided to not put all my eggs in one basket,” Jonas says. “And branch out.” Self reliant Like most Amish, Jonas and his family are self-sustaining as much as possible. Jonas raises his own chickens to butcher; raises his own hay to feed livestock; has a big garden; and hunts and fishes to provide for his family. He has five sons and one daughter. His daughter is the oldest. Jonas says she’s pretty good at keeping the boys in line. Training horses Jonas still trains horses, though these days he is very selective about his clients. Currently he is training 19 crossbred colts for one gentleman. He will halter train them and do some ground work. The colts will be ready to ride by the time he is done. He uses the natural horsemanship method. Natural horsemanship is a philosophy of working with horses based on the horse’s natural instincts and methods of communication. Horses do not learn through fear or pain, but rather from pressure and the release of pressure. “Natural horsemanship is quite a change from the old way of training horses,” Jonas says. “Even my father doesn’t quite get it. He broke horses the oldfashioned bronc-busting way.” Stud service Jonas has a blue roan stal-

Working with colts.

lion for stud service. He is a fullblooded draft horse. He is five years old. He has bred 50 mares so far. The mares are cross-bred quarter horses. “We call him the Gentle Giant,” Jonas says. “He is also broke to drive and ride. He works out in the fields.” Dog kennel Jonas has been raising sheepadoodles at Ten Oaks Kennel for the last four years. While a horse takes 11 months to have a colt, dogs have litters every six months. The kennel also helps provide a wintertime income. The dogs he breeds are an Old English sheepdog/poodle cross. The dogs weigh about 20-25 pounds. Considered a designer breed, sheepadoodles are shaggy haired. The colors are blue merle and black and white. Some have blue eyes. The kennel is USDA inspected. Jonas has a lady that sells the dogs, which go to buyers all over the country. “We give them a life,” Jonas says. “I let them out in a fencedin yard and the kids like to play with them.” Through DNA color testing, Jonas says he has a good idea of what he is going to get — chocolate merles or blue merles. “The dogs are like their babies to some people,” Jonas says. “They are hypo allergenic and non-shedders. They are real popular.” Real Estate Jonas also buys and sells land. He makes improvements, puts in

food plots for deer, and sells the land as hunting property. Keeping the old ways Jonas and the Jamesport Amish want to preserve a rural lifestyle, and, more importantly, to preserve the culture for their children and grandchildren. “Staying on the farm allows us to work together as a family,” Jonas says. “It’s the best way to pass on our values of hard work, husbandry of the land and animals, and thriftiness to our children.”

Lots of improvements made to the house.

Staying on the farm is the goal of Jonas Yutzy, an Amish farmer. Jonas lives outside of Jamesport on Prairie Avenue. He has branched out into several businesses on his farm, including a dog kennel, where he raises Sheepadoodles.

Sheepadoodles are shaggy.

Hillside horse training.

Sheepadoodles at the dog kennel.

The old red barn was called Red Barn Antiques some years ago, before Jonas bought the farm. He’s not sure who built the barn.

Gentle Giant draft horse stud.

The Yutzy children have their own little pony barn. By training the little ponies, they learn how to work with the big horses.

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