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Two Daviess County schools meet AYP goals

Tri-County R-7 and Pattonsburg R-2 met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals for 2008 school wide, according to data released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Schools can make AYP even if they fail to meet the target goals of AYP by factoring in other criteria, such as a confidence interval (CI), or a growth factor (G), of a Safe Harbor provision (S), or by using the confidence interval

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City awaits DNR approval of repairs to clear well for boil order to be lifted

Plant Manager Steve Reid told the Gallatin Board of Aldermen that the city is still on a boil order until released by the Department of Natural Resources during their regular meeting held Monday, Aug. 25.

According to City Administrator Zac Johnson, city crews have been working on a few changes to the clear well, including sealing cracks in the roof and side walls with rubber-sealant. The structural damage to the

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Philip Courter receives master’s

Philip Charles Courter, son of Max and Joyce Courter of Coffey, participated in commencement ceremonies at William Woods University on Aug. 1, receiving a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Athletic Administration.

Philip graduated from North Daviess High School in 1997. He attended Missouri Western State University and received a Bachelor of Education with a major in history in 2001. Philip is currently teaching social studies and coaching

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Hobbs receives doubled scholarship from MFA

Seven high school graduates, including Johnathan Brett Hobbs of Jamesport, were selected to receive special scholarships from the MFA Foundation.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the foundation’s scholarship program, the traditional $2,000 scholarships were doubled to $4,000 for these young scholars.

The doubled scholarships were funded through a special program that was part of the anniversary year’s promotions. Called $50 for the 50th, the promotion asked managers

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Sept. 2 — Managing Grief seminar at 10:45 a.m.

Product of the month for August is a cake mix.

Game Night is from 4-7 every Thursday.

Comfort Care Hospice seminar about "Managing Grief: Self care and caring for others" is at 10:45 on Sept. 2 at center.

For eligible clients there is no charge for our nutrition program meals. Contributions toward the cost of

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New cell phone policy at Winston R-6

High School Principal Eric Lewis presented a cell phone policy to the Winston R-6 Board of Education during their regular meeting held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 19.

The policy was revised to ban cell phone usage for students during the school day, with the discipline added as the following: first offense will be a warning, on the second offense the phone will be held in the principal’s office until

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Pattonsburg FFA holds corsage workshop at state fair

The Pattonsburg FFA Chapter held a corsage making workshop for the Missouri State Fair on Aug. 4.

Justin Conover, Caroline Hulet, Dillon Lowrey, Travis Lowrey, and Rhiannon Riley received silver placing for their corsages. Lindsey Lambert received a bronze for her corsage and silver for her field crop entry.

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Good news for Daviess property owners … the price went down!

The tax levy for the Daviess County General Fund was lowered $0.2353 at the public tax levy hearing held Aug. 18.

This is a decrease of $0.05 per $100 valuation, from $0.17 in 2007 to $0.12 in 2008.

The new rate was unanimously approved by the County Commission, Lance Critten, Danny Heldenbrand and David Holcomb. The decrease in the tax levy is possible due to the savings that have been

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Pattonsburg Clubs – Tree Climbers

Tree Climbers monthly meeting is the third Thursday evening of each month.

At the meeting last Thursday it was voted to raise the yearly dues to $25 due to the cost of rent, utilities, etc. If you haven’t turned in your family history, please do so because we are wanting it to put in the new book. If you need help, let us know.

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