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Trenton fair kickoff soon!

The North Central Missouri Fair begins soon, with the tractor pull set for Sunday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at the grandstand.

Other activities run from Aug. 2-6, 2016, at the NCM Fairgrounds, located at 1400 Oklahoma Avenue, Trenton. The carnival will run nightly, and the cookshack is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Events on Tuesday, Aug. 2, include the Fair Parade at 5:30 p.m.; FFA whole

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All in good time…Gallatin open house set for Aug. 8

An open house for the new middle school at Gallatin will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8; refreshments will be served. Construction on the school was completed in mid-May of 2016. The middle school principal is Tiffany Otto.

The one-story building for the new middle school at Gallatin, located east of the present high school, has 9,000 square feet. There are eight classrooms, offices for the principal

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David Iddings retires after 40 years of service with MoDOT

William “David” Iddings, a 40-year employee of the Missouri Department of Transportation, retired as a senior maintenance worker at Gallatin on Aug. 1. Iddings began working with MoDOT in 1976 as a crew worker at the former Coffey maintenance facility. In addition to his work at MoDOT, Iddings has worked at a sawmill and farming cattle and row crops.

Iddings and his wife Teresa will enjoy retirement as it gives

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Heldenbrand Reunion

The descendants of John Heldenbrand will have their annual family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the Winston City Park.

A carry-in dinner will be held at 12:45 p.m. Drinks and tableware will be provided. Besides food, bring photographs, yard games, horseshoes, lawn chairs, kids and grandkids, etc. Be prepared to have a good time, come early and stay late. All family and friends are invited.

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Amanda Harper earns degree from WGU

Amanda Harper of Gallatin has received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) from WGU Missouri. The university held its 3rd annual commencement ceremony in St. Louis on June 25 and celebrated the graduation of more than 250 graduates, representing nearly 100 cities across the state and more than 50 Missouri counties.

At its June 25 commencement, the state-based university honored 166 undergraduates and 122 graduates who have completed

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Letha Shipers turns 95

Letha Shipers will celebrate her birthday on Monday, Aug. 8. She will be 95 years old. Send cards to her at 501 Chestnut, Apt. 8, Pattonsburg, Mo., 64670.

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LaVaughn Thomas celebrates 90th birthday

bday thomasThe children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of LaVaughn Thomas will gather in Lawson at the home of Josh Thomas to celebrate her 90th birthday on August 6.

LaVaughn’s actual birthday is August 24. She recently relocated to Lawson after having lived in Gallatin for 46 years. She and her husband, Rev. Richard Thomas, moved to Gallatin when he began his pastorate at the Gallatin Christian Church. After his death in 1982,

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Birds mark 40 years of marriage

Bird 40th AnniversaryBob and Sue Bird of Gallatin observed their 40th anniversary on a very warm evening, July 22, with a gathering at their home in rural Gallatin.

They were married July 23, 1976, at the Christian Church in Gallatin by the Rev. Dick Thomas. It was so hot the evening they were married (no air conditioning in the church) that they didn’t even use candles, due to the heat and

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NCMC business students place in Top 10 nationally

ncmc two to nationals

Tatumn Skinner, left, and Aubrey Nelson, right, placed in the Top 10 in the nation at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference

Two North Central Missouri College business students competed this summer at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga.  Aubrey Nelson of Gallatin and Tatumn Skinner of Jamesport both qualified for the national competition by placing first at the state level.  Aubrey and

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