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Marjorie Frost to display quilt in Mound City

Marjorie Frost, Mound City, formerly of Gallatin, has been interviewed by her niece Linda Sehrt, regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Independence.

The DAR’s project on "Quilters’ Save Our Stories" features a 30 minute interview of Marjorie telling some of her quilting stories and methods. The interview can be heard at the Library of Congress. Marjorie has made 36 quilts and received 58 ribbons at quilt shows

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USDA Rural Development helps fund warning siren for Winston

USDA Rural Development announced funding of $4,460 to the Village of Winston to help purchase an $11,444 outdoor emergency warning siren.

A mock check representing the funding was presented to the village during a funding celebration held Thursday, Feb. 19, at Winston City Hall.

Rural Development worked with Arvella Eaton, mayor of Winston, and Lucille Lusk, village clerk, in the application phase of funding for the project, along with Shawna

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Gallatin R-5 celebrates National FFA Week

by Kelsey McLaughlin, Kelly Critten and Shelby Chadwick

The Gallatin FFA Chapter members kept busy this summer participating in livestock shows, leadership opportunities, and camps.

Megan Chadwick was elected Area 2 secretary and attended the Area Officer Institute at Lake of the Ozarks.

Breanne Brammer, Danielle Ness, and Riley Vanatta attended the Missouri Public Speaking Academy at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, where they expanded their knowledge of

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2nd Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Viking raises $15,723 for Special Olympics

The Second Annual Polar Bear Plunge on Feb. 21 at Lake Viking was a splashing success, raising $15,723 to date.

A total of 46 brave men and women from around the area donned costumes and swim-wear to take a chilly dip into the lake. Their "Reason for Freezin"?….the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri.

Online fund-raising is still ongoing. Organizers of the plunge exceeded their goal of $15,000 but still hope

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Farm Bureau: County Planning legislation

by Charles Kruse

Missouri Farm Bureau is very concerned about legislation introduced in the Missouri General Assembly regarding county planning.

Currently, Missouri state law requires a favorable majority vote by people of any county wanting to initiate county planning, typically the first step for planning and zoning implementation.

That makes a lot of sense to us. If a county is going to start the planning process, why would county commissioners

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House Update: Legislative process moving along

by Casey Guernsey, 3rd district

It is the 6th week of session for the Missouri House and we are moving at a brisk pace. We have already passed the Quality Jobs Bill and the Teacher Protection Act. These are two major pieces of legislation assisting both the economy and rural school districts. Legislation introduced this week addresses topics such as protecting the lives of the unborn, tax reform and

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Conservation Department needs more ‘gobbleteers’

JEFFERSON CITY–The Missouri Department of Conservation and the National Wild Turkey Federation once again are looking for early-rising volunteers to continue a five-year study of turkey gobbling habits. Besides the pleasure of hearing lusty mating calls of male wild turkeys twice a week, participants can hope to win a shotgun or a lifetime hunting permit in return for their contributions to science.

Volunteers count the number of gobbles and

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Post Scripts: Walmart… a bail-out solution

by Joe Snyder

In most areas of the United States today you do not have to drive very far until you glance out of your car window and see a Wal-Mart store with its parking lot nearly full or irritatingly jam-packed with customer traffic. One cannot become over-irritated at this spectacle but old-fashioned guys like me can, who recall the convenience and friendliness of neighborhood merchants who would actually bring

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Family Daze: New method of self talk

by Debbie Farmer

OK, I admit it. I am one of those people addicted to self-help books. I can tell you how to get the truth in five minutes or less in any conversation, I’ve wandered the spiritual path to higher creativity, and I can state the nine fantasies that will ruin your life along with the eight realties that will save it.

On top of that, I’ve posed in

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