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Five leadership skills needed from the candidates

by Jack Stapleton Jr.

by Jack Stapleton Jr.

It is time for us to exercise honest maturity during arguably the worst three months of the year when wannabe presidents, senators and governors run up and down the countryside, often speaking gibberish. Candidates are not going to stop the gutter-level tactics they believe will get them elected. So, it remains for the voters to set their own criteria for this year’s

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Missouriana

Quips by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

*This year’s political debates would have been more informative if the candidates discussed what they knew instead of what they thought.

*If Vice President Gore doesn’t win the November election, what will America do for the creation of new products, new inventions, new systems and new literature?

*Texans needn’t worry if Governor Bush is elected president: he’s promised to support a successor governor who will

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Coonridge Digest: He who judges bands

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetin’s from the Ridge.

I really thought I’d done it all. I’ve sung at funerals without havin’ a singer’s voice, I’ve spoken to gatherings of politicians on humor, I’ve directed a mass choir with little knowledge of music, and I’ve found a restroom in Moscow’s Red Square without resortin’ to a humiliating pantomime.

Then just when you think you’ve stretched your meager abilities as far as

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R-3 FCCLA elects officers

North Daviess R-3 FCCLA has elected officers for the 2000-2001 school year.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) of North Daviess R-3 has elected officers for the 2000-2001 school year. Shannon Dutro was elected president of the vocational youth organization. FCCLA officers are pictured, left to right, front row, Shannon Dutro and Trisha Breit; second row, Crystal Cook, Amber Hackett, Kerri Baker; back row, Jeanie Cox and Lindsay

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Klindt visits with Gallatin second graders

Rep. David Klindt visited the Gallatin elementary school on Oct. 11.

Rep. David Klindt visited the Gallatin elementary school on Oct. 11. During his visit, he read the book “Arthur’s Tooth” by Marc Brown to Gallatin second graders and presented each second grader with a copy of the book from the Scholastic Book Company in Jefferson City. Rep. Klindt also told the students about his job as representative. Gallatin’s second

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Meet the Winston elementary student council

Members of the Winston elementary student council are as follows: kindergarten- Janelle Carl; first grade – Chandler Newman; second grade – Cally Mastin; third grade – Aaron Williams; fourth grade – Ethan Clark; fifth grade – Johnna Parkinson, president; fifth grade – Chelcee Peterson; sixth grade – Daniel Williams. [Submitted photo]

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R-5 FCCLA members attend Region 2 meeting, conferences

Fifty Gallatin FCCLA members attended

Fifty Gallatin FCCLA members attended the annual meeting of the Region 2 Missouri FCCLA at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Kansas City on Oct. 19.

There were approximately 1000 members representing 39 schools present.

This exciting workshop was planned and lead by regional officers, including Jamie Lunsford, Region 2 2nd Vice president, and Kamille Burrell, Region 2 parliamentarian.

Highlights of the meeting included a

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Fourth graders host fourth wax museum

Searcy Elementary fourth graders celebrated the fourth annual “Missouri Day”

Searcy Elementary fourth graders celebrated the fourth annual “Missouri Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, by presenting a wax museum of famous Missourians.

After gathering information about their subjects, the students set up displays and dressed the part of their chosen historic figure. Students from the classes of Mrs. Jarboe, Mrs. Elllis and Mrs. Warren then used written signs, tape

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7th graders qualify for Talent Search

Twenty-two seventh graders from Gallatin R-5 School have been tapped for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program.

Twenty-two seventh graders from Gallatin R-5 School have been tapped for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. The student’s qualified for the TIP program based upon test scores in the top five percent on verbal or math subtests or the Stanford Achievement Test.

Dating back to 1980, TIP had identified academically talented students and provided

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