Here’s an opportunity for you to make a difference in someone’s life. Blood donations are wanted for a Red Cross blood drive slated from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 14. This Red Cross event will be held in the fellowship hall at Gallatin First Baptist Church. Reservations are suggested to avoid waiting. Further information can be obtained by calling the church office weekday mornings, 663-2331.
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan recently announced the Daviess County Library received a Targeted Collection Development Grant in the amount of $1,200.
The grant provides funds to public libraries to strengthen their collections in support of Missouri’s statewide reading programs. Titles on the final nominee lists for each reading program represent the best in current preschool, children’s and youth literature. After reading the nominated titles, children and youth across Missouri choose the award winners for their respective age group.
Possible awards include the following:
1. Gateway Readers Award, 2012––2013; 2. Truman Readers Award, 2012––2013; 3. Mark Twain Readers Award, 2012––2013; 4. Show Me Readers Award, 2012-2013; 5. Building Block Award, 2012.
"Missourians are blessed to have a strong network of local public libraries throughout the state," Carnahan said. "Strong local libraries provide citizens with access to vast new resources and information right in their own communities. I’m pleased that this federal grant funding will help support the Daviess County Library and provide library patrons even better services and programs."
The secretary of state’s Targeted Collection Development grants are funded by the Library Services & Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
In the 2012 fiscal year, the Missouri State Library has approved a total of 83 grant applications, distributing $483,280 in federal awards to libraries throughout Missouri.
The North Daviess Board of Education held its regular meeting April 16.
A motion was made by James Horner to accept Ute Cook’s bid of $180 to mow the Jameson school grounds, and to accept Stacey Lewis’ bid of $50 to mow the front of the Coffey school grounds. (5 yes 1 abstain Jason Lewis)
Zach Morrison’s resignation was accepted.
The board agreed to investigate the possibility of purchasing a used school bus from the Gallatin School District if the bus meets all expectations from board members Cecil McCrary and Jason Lewis.
Axel Olson presented information about a possibility of a petition requesting annexation of property.
The diplomas were signed and the Class of 2012 certified. Graduation will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.
New members were sworn in and oath signed by Jessica Nelson, Russell Johnson and Whitney Morton. The old board was adjourned. The new board was organized with Jason Lewis, president; Cecil McCrary, vice president; Jessica Nelson, secretary; Amanda Wynne, treasurer.
Insurance plans were accepted as presented, PPO 2500, HIA 3000/1000 and the HSA11 3000 the board paid portion of $402.15 per employee.
Mr. Hartley announced the attendance for March was 97.35% for elementary and 92.94% for high school.
The Spanish class took a trip to El Nopal restaurant, and they also participated in the Foreign Film Festival in Warrensburg, taking first place in comedy and second place in drama.
FFA attended contests in Lathrop and North Shelby, as well as District CDE’s. Vocal and instrumental contest was at Maryville. Several FCCLA members along with Mrs. Schluter and Mr. Hartley attended the FCCLA leadership conference at Columbia. FCCLA had an Easter egg hunt. Junior and senior prom was held. Sophomore class held PI day with a spaghetti dinner and carnival. High School academic team went to districts. Track has started and MAP and Stanford testing is this week. EOC testing will be next week.
Financial Statement was present by Becky Morris and bills were approved.
Motion was made by James Horner to approve the bills. Motion seconded by Jessica Nelson. Motion carried unanimously.
The board entered executive session for employee matters.
Next board meeting set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.
Board members present were Debbie Ray, Cecil McCrary, Jason Lewis, James Horner, Amanda Wynne, Jessica Nelson. Lee Courter was absent.
The Winston R-VI School District was recognized at the Annual Hats Off Awards Celebration on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University on Monday, April 23, for achieving the Accredited with Distinction in Performance Award. Pictured presenting the award are Federal Instructional Improvement Supervisor Allen Stephens and DESE Area Supervisor Larry Price. Receiving the award on behalf of the Winston R-VI School District are Elementary Principal Abby Smith, K-12 Counselor Nicole Weis, and Superintendent Brian Robinson.
Jamesport FFA placed 18th out of 327 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention held April 18-19 in Columbia. Only 10% of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year.
Chapter activity awards, sponsored by FCS Financial, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development. Jamesport FFA Chapter advisor is Amy Holder.
The Jamesport FFA student development activities included Adopt-A-Family in which members provided families in need during the holiday season with food, clothing, and Christmas gifts. Jamesport FFA also participated in activities such as the Washington Leadership Conference and Vocational Barnwarming Dance.
Chapter development activities are designed to promote excellence within the chapter. Jamesport FFA members took part in Transform Yourself Through FFA in which Jr. high students are taught the importance and opportunities FFA offers. The chapter is also involved with an officer retreat and the Jamesport Junior Livestock Show.
Jamesport’s community development activities included Adopt-A-Highway, a Veteran’s Day program, and an Agriculture Awareness program which increased agriculture literacy among students and adults by providing them with current information of agriculture in their daily lives.
The top chapters are submitted to the National FFA Organization where they compete for the National FFA Chapter Award. The competition will be this fall at the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
Samantha Hutchinson and Johnathon Merten, both of Jamesport, participated in the media room press corps at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention.
Hutchinson, a junior at Tri-county R-7 High School, is the daughter of Vince and Nichole Hutchinson and Tammy Curtis. She is a member of the Jamesport FFA Chapter. Her advisor is Amy Holder.
Hutchinson an active FFA member has attended National FFA Convention and state convention. She is currently serves as the chapter historian and has participated in various contests through the FFA such as knowledge and entomology Career Development Events. She has won state in the chapter scrapbook. My Supervised Agriculture Experience consists of beef and sheep production. Other activities include basketball, softball, Future Business Leaders of America, and student council.
Hutchinson plans are to study veterinarian medicine at North Central Missouri College and then transfer to continue her education.
Hutchinson volunteered in the media room for the 84th Missouri FFA Convention. She assisted in writing and distributing press releases for convention events.
Merten, a junior at Tri County High School, is the son of Brandon and Jennifer Hoover. He is a member of the Jamesport FFA chapter. His advisor is Amy Holder.
Merten’s Supervised Agricultural Experience includes showing and raising cattle. He owns 10 head of registered Angus cattle and shows them during the summer.
Merten is currently serving as chapter sentinel. He has participated in various contests through FFA such as creed speaking and entomology career development events. Other activities include, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and basketball.
Merten plans to go into the Marine Corps for a career in avionics.
Merten volunteered in the media room to help with the state convention. He assisted in writing and distributing press releases for convention events.
CDS elementary students were recognized at the monthly Character Champs Assembly. Recipients of the award were nominated by their classroom teachers and voted on by character spies in the elementary. Winners of the award include second grader Andon Allen, third grader Madison Michael, fourth grader Dylan Burns, and sixth grader Hayley Michael. These students displayed positive classroom behaviors, leadership, and overall good character. CDS Elementary Students of the Month are pictured left with Principal Mrs. Cox and school mascot Champ the Bulldog.
CDSE third graders and Gallatin BTC partnered up to deliver April’s character traits of the month, "perseverance," and "confidence." Together they expressed the importance of being confident and persevering during the state assessments, MAP test and Stanford 10 Achievement test, by "Stick 2 It! U Can Do It!". Third graders performed a special cheer with Champ the Bulldog and BTC bank employees, and sang a song to the tune of "Locomotion" all the while duct taping Principal Toni Cox to the wall. Last week, CDS Second grade students completed the Stanford 10 Achievement test, which tested them in the areas of reading comprehension, reading vocabulary, word study skills, spelling, language, listening, environment, mathematics problem solving and mathematics procedures. Third through sixth grade students completed the MAP test, a state assessment, in the areas of communication arts, mathematics, and science (fifth grade only). All students took the test with confidence and persevered through the long week of testing.
Gallatin’s Junior High girls placed third and the boys finished fourth at last Tuesday’s Trenton Middle School Relays. Highlighting the day for the Bulldogs were a pair of new junior high records for Harris Cameron and Tristen Wilson.
Cameron threw the discus 129 feet, one inch, to win that event for Gallatin by eight feet over his highest competitor. Wilson ran the 100-meter hurdles in 17.35, beating his previous personal best by nearly two seconds. He finished second in the event, just two-tenths of a second out of first.
Kylie Jeffers ran a sub-six minute 1600 meters to win that race. The 4×400-meter relay team of Madison Rounkles, Bailey Maxwell, Kylie Jeffers and Tristyn Siegel won that race.
Following are GJH results from Trenton.
Girls High Jump: Taylor Thomas, 12th, 4-0. Boys High Jump: Mason Dias, 3rd, 4-10. Girls Pole Vault: Tristyn Siegel, 1st, 7-0; Jaylee Baker, 3rd, 6-0. Boys Pole Vault: Tanner Johnson, 4th, 8-0. Girls Long Jump: Madison Rounkles, 3rd, 13-1; Morgan Acree, 22nd, 9-9.50. Boys Long Jump: Chase Morrison, 7th, 15-4; Bradley Rhoades, 19th, 13-1.
Girls Triple Jump: Bailey Maxwell, 5th, 26-10. Boys Triple Jump: Tristen Wilson, 3rd, 33-0; Dias, 7th, 31-9. Girls Discus: Hailey Toney, 12th, 55-9; Cayden Johnson, 20th, 42-11. Boys Discus: Harris Cameron, 1st, 129-1; Kase Critten, 16th, 91-2.50. Girls Shot Put: Johnson, 11th, 25-3; Toney, 13th, 24-3. Boys Shot Put: Cameron, 12th, 28-2; Beau Johnson, 19th, 26-3.
Girls 75m hurdles: Kharlie Tompkins, 7th, 14.94; Tatum Griffin, 11th, 15.52. Boys 100m hurdles: Wilson, 17.35; Wyatt Bird, 10th, 20.57. Girls 100m dash: Tompkins, 11th, 14.86; Maxwell, 18th, 15.43. Boys 100m dash: Wilson, 6th, 13.01; Morrison, 17th, 13.95. Girls 4×200 relay: (Rounkles, Taylor Thomas, Siegel, Griffin), 5th, 2:09.70. Boys 4×200 relay: (Dias, Bird, Peyton Everett, Braydon Walker), 12th, 2:03.93.
Girls 1600m run: Kylie Jeffers, 1st, 5:58.49. Boys 1600m run: Caleb Michael, 3rd, 5:33.12. Girls 4×100 relay: (Siegel, Baker, Kelsie Huggins, Griffin), 2nd, 58.74. Boys 4×100 relay: (Morrison, Bird, Everett, Wilson), 7th, 56.08. Girls 400m dash: Rounkles, 2nd, 1:06.21; Kaylie Dickson, 9th, 1:14.99. Boys 400m dash; Everett, 12th, 1:07.57; T. Johnson, 21st, 1:10.92.
Boys 800m run: Michael, 6th, 2:33.82. Girls 200m dash: Huggins, 9th, 31.71; Gabrielle Johnson, 16th, 33.42. Boys 200m dash: Klay Shaw, 16th, 30.52; C. J. Richards, 20th, 31.59. Girls 4×400 relay: (Rounkles, Maxwell, Jeffers, Siegel), 1st, 4:40.94. Boys 4×400 relay: (Dias, Morrison, Rhoades, Walker), 8th, 4;41.93.
A trip to Albany last Thursday (April 19) netted four first place medals for Gallatin track athletes, as well as a second place team finish for the girls and third place finish for the boys.
Isaac Mattis cleared the bar at 11 feet to win the pole vault event. Kailey Salmon won the 800-meter run in 2:33.57. The 4×400-meter relay team of Salmon, Bailey Morrison, Kailey Elbert and Sara Lin won in 4:31.62. The same quartet also won the 4×800-meter relay in 10:33.74.
Gilman City’s Saige Johnson scored 20 points for her team by winning both the 100-meter dash (14.02) and 200-meter dash (28.27). Brennon Carey placed third in the shot (39-4.75) and fourth in the discus (124-1.75) for the Hawks. Ryan Burrows was fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles (20.64) and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles (48.82).
Following are Gallatin girls’ point-scoring results:
200m dash: Lin, 2nd, 28.42. 400meter dash: Lin, 2nd, 1:03.33. 800-meter run: Salmon, 1st, 2:33.57. 1600-meter run: Molly Mott, 2nd, 6:57.12. 3200-meter run: Elena Steele, 2nd, 14:58.03. 100-meter hurdles: Sabrina Steele, 4th, 19.74; Krystina Steele, 8th, 21.12. 300-meter hurdles: K. Steele, 3rd, 57.73; S. Steele, 6th, 59.50.
4×100 relay: (K. Steele, S. Steele, Morgan Horvatin, Kaitlyn McNeely), 3rd, 59.12. 4×200 relay: (K. Steele, S. Steele, Horvatin, McNeely), 6th, 2:10.67. 4×400 relay: (Salmon, Morrison, Elbert, Lin), 1st, 4:31.62. 4×800 relay: (Salmon, Morrison, Elbert, Lin), 1st, 10:33.74.
Pole vault: McNeely, 3rd, 8-0. Shot put: Kylie Cameron, 3rd, 31-5. Discus: Cameron, 2nd, 98-7; Horvatin, 7th, 75-4.25.
Following are point producers for the GHS boys.
100m dash: Chad Ness, 2nd, 12.13. 200m dash: Ness, 3rd, 24.44. 400m dash: Brandon Bradley, 4th, 57.45. 800m run: Donovan Stout, 2nd, 2:10.04. 3200m run: Micah Ray, 5th, 12:12.27. 110-meter hurdles: Cody Engel, 5th, 48.80.
4×100 relay: (Wes Cole, Derrick Lin, Zack Lollar, Mattis), 4th, 50.04. 4×200 relay: (Cole, Lin, Lollar, Mattis), 4th, 1:44.79. 4×400 relay: (Cole, Bradley, Ness, Stout), 2nd, 3:51.73. 4×800 relay: (Bradley, Devlin Smith, Ray, Trystan Sunby), 9:49.34.
Pole vault: Mattis, 1st, 11-0. Long jump: Cole, 6th, 18-2.50. Triple jump: Ness, 3rd, 37-4.50. Shot put: Michael Stanley, 7th, 37-9. Discus: Jack Malo, 5th, 117-11.75.
GHS girls set Tiger Relays record in 3200-meter relay
A new relay record, plus four first place finishes, highlighted Gallatin’s participation in the Worth County Tiger Relays on April 17.
The 4×800-meter relay team of Bailey Morrison, Sara Lin, Kailey Elbert and Kailey Salmon ran a 10:26.
Lin also won the 400-meter dash in 1:02.06. Salmon was a winner in the 800-meter run, in a time of 2:29.46.
Donovan Stout claimed the lone victory for the boys, winning the 400-meter dash in 53.34.
Following are girls (3rd place as a team) from the Tiger Relays.
200m dash: Lin, 2nd, 28.29. 400m dash: Lin, 1st, 1:02.06. 800m run: Salmon, 1st, 2:29.46; Morrison, 3rd, 2:39.59. 3200m run: Elena Steele, 5th, 14:45. 4x100m relay: (Krystina Steele, Sabrina Steele, Morgan Horvatin, Kaitlyn McNeely), 5th, 58.91. 4x400m relay: (Salmon, Morrison, Elbert, Lin), 2nd, 4:22. 4×800 relay: (Morrison, Elbert, Lin, Salmon), 1st, 10:26. Pole vault: McNeely, 3rd, 8-0.
Following are results for the 7th place GHS boys.
400-meter dash: Stout, 1st, 53.34. 800-meter run: Brandon Bradley, 6th, 2:16.15. 110-meter hurdles: Cody Engel, 6th, 19.36. 4×400-meter relay: (Wes Cole, Bradley, Trystan Sunby, Stout, 3rd, 3:44.83. Pole vault: Isaac Mattis, 3rd, 10-6; Sunby, 6th, 9-0. Discus: Jack Malo, 4th, 116-6.