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Pattonsburg news

by Lavena Lowrey

A surprise retirement party was given Thursday for Karen Kuykendall by the Northwest Medical Center at Albany. Karen is retiring after 13 years of working there, as of March 31. A large group of hospital staff, other workers, and friends, including Larry and Sally Cameron, Don and Betty Cameron, and Karen’s husband, Ray Kuykendall, enjoyed the retirement party.

Alice Bell visited Letha Shipers one day this week.

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Jail employees receive raise, board wants a tie-breaker

With bills paid, the payroll done, and sufficient income in the coffer, Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail employees received a 50 cent raise, according to Bob Gray, administrator.

The jail’s bookkeeping issues remained in flux. For example MFA gas was $1,300 cheaper this month than last, with staff unable to offer an explanation for the decrease. Gray said a daily activity log was kept for the transportation vehicles and the jail’s investigator

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Area teachers assemble for IRA meeting, tour historic jail building

About 21 teachers from the North Central Council of the Missouri International Reading Association gathered on March 24 to visit the Squirrel Cage Jail in Gallatin with a guided tour by David Stark.

The group then attended a meeting and evening meal at Cycles. Debbie Sweatman, Title I Reading and Reading Recovery teacher at Searcy Elementary, spoke to the group on “Parents as Partners.” She described several books that offer

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Pattonsburg Multi-Purpose Center

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Cards and dominoes re every Friday evening. Bingo is at 12:30 on Wednesdays.

Volunteer appreciation party will be on April 15.

Menus: April 4-8

Monday: BBQ beef sandwich, corn, three-bean salad, peaches; Tuesday: meatloaf, potatoes, California blend, orange juice, banana muffin; Wednesday: cheesy chicken, nacho, cheese rice, oranges; Thursday: chef salad with turkey and ham, apple juice, strawberry shortcake; Friday: fried chicken, potatoes, gravy, carrots, cake, punch.

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Don’t be fooled by fanciful food labels

by Janet Hackert, regional nutrition and health education specialist

These days many people are very intentional about selecting healthy and nutritious foods for themselves and their families. And yet even the most conscientious may be fooled by fanciful food labels that cleverly make the consumer think they are getting something better than they are. Don’t be fooled.

Some tricks have been around for a long time. Here are some described

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Corn planting populations continue to increase

by Wayne Flanary, regional agronomist

Corn seeding rates continue to increase. Dr. Thomison, Corn Specialist at Ohio State, indicate that seeding rates across the country have increased 280 plants per acre per year according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Our modern corn hybrids can handle high populations. Growers adjust their plant populations upward carefully with concern about our Northwest Missouri weather. We have had good rains during summer and

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Active Aging Resource Center

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Calendar of Events

March 30 — 3 B Day; March 30 — Blood Pressures 11-12; March 30 — Greg Macy Donation Presentation; April 8 — Blood Sugar/Pressure Checks 11-12; April 8 — RSVP Volunteer Thank You Luncheon.

Product of the month for March is a jar of sliced pickles.

Greg Macy was the winner for Daviess County of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program and has generously

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Farmers Bank donates $4,000 to Gallatin Theater League project

Dan Lockridge, CFO at Farmers Bank, is shown presenting a check in the amount of $4,000 to Elaine Bohannon, president of the Gallatin Theater League.

This donation adds to the amount already raised to replace the seating and refinish the floors at the theater. Mr. Lockridge hopes this will encourage others to donate to this worthwhile project. The seating project goal is 250 seats. After six weeks only 140 seats

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Daviess County Nursing and Rehab

Hello, everyone. We would like to give you an update on what is going on at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab. Starting this week and into next week, we will be hatching baby chicks!

We’ve received two incubators from the extension office at the courthouse and our eggs will be here on Thursday. The should hatch in about a week.

This week we had our monthly resident’s birthday party. Celebrating

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