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GHS Seniors are Working on Scholarships

Gallatin High School seniors are completing the tedious but rewarding process of applying for college and vocational school scholarships.

A few national scholarships have already been selected. However, the organizations which provide the most dollars in scholarships are from Gallatin and the surrounding area. Several thousand dollars are awarded through individual organizations, individuals and families to selected graduating seniors.

The following local scholarships require one common application that was recently

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James Ruse awarded administrator of the year award by music educators

Gallatin R-5 Superintendent James Ruse was award the Administrator of the Year award by the Missouri Music Educators during their 70th annual conference held at Tan-Tar-A resort Jan. 23-26.

Mr. Ruse was honored with a banquet prior to the presentation. The award is given for overall support of music education. Mr. Ruse was selected after being nominated by Gallatin instrumental music instructor Gene Edwards. Shelia Ruse, Lois Edwards and

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Winston R-6 board approves elementary principal contract

Upon returning to open session after a closed meeting, the Winston R-6 Board of Education offered a contract to Elementary Principal Philip Pohren for the 2008-2009 school year.

 A motion to offer High School Principal Jeremy Covey a contract failed by a vote of 3-Yes and 3-No.

The board offered a letter of intent to Bart Pliley for custodian at $9 per hour, and motioned to set a salary for

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North Daviess board considers roof issue

Superintendent Julie Kirby presented a possible roof issue at the high school addition during the regular meeting of the North Daviess Board of Education held Monday, Feb. 18.

The financial statement was presented and bills were approved for payment.

Election for school board members will be held on April 8.

During new business, the board heard program evaluations for Vocational; Counseling; Drug Free Schools; PPP; and PAT.

Mrs. Schluter presented

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Three GHS FCCLA members elected to Region 2 offices

Pictured, left to right, are the Gallatin FCCLA members who were elected at the end of January as the Region 2 officers, Abbey Ray, regional recreation leader, Taylor Porter, regional parliamentarian, and Sydney Elbert, regional 1st vice-president. On March 26, they will be installed into office.

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Gallatin R-5 band, solos, ensembles receives I rating at Richmond Music Festival

The annual Richmond Music Festival was held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Richmond Middle School.

Gallatin had 27 instrumental solo entries, two small instrumental ensembles from grades five through 12 and a large instrumental ensemble (band) comprised of students from grades seven through nine attend and compete for ratings.

Tara Tairent, Band Booster president, and Michelle Ray, Band Booster vice-president organized parental assistance (bus chaperones, home room monitors, etc.) and

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Bringing the bacon from home to the big city

Rains Natural Meats was cited in an article in The Kansas City Star posted on Feb. 20. "Bring Home the Bacon" by Lauren Chapin.

Rains is one of two Missouri bacons included in the Grateful Palate’s Bacon of the Month Club. Rains Natural Meats is also listed under the articles "Where to buy local bacon" section. The Rains family uses Tamworth pigs, a hardy Irish breed, raised in open pasture,

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Winston board discusses details of weather siren, proposes street budget

The Winston Board of Aldermen accepted a donation from AmerenUE for installation costs to install a utility pole for the weather siren at a value of $1,305 during their regular meeting held Monday, Feb. 4.

The board also authorized payment of $571.74 for a 55’ class 2 pole upon obtaining the siren.

Contacts for additional donations are being made which may cover all but $2,000-$2,500 of the cost for the

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GHS girls whip Lathrop’s JV; boys fall in finale

An anticipated rematch between Lathrop and Gallatin girls failed to materialize last Friday night. It wasn’t because the Lady Mules didn’t show up at GHS. It just wasn’t the group that Gallatin folks were expecting.

When last these two teams met (semis of Hamilton Tournament) the Lady Bulldogs were without the services of guard Courtney Ray. Last Friday night it was the Lady Mules who were shorthanded….with a twist.

After

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