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University of Missouri Extension Can Help People Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

By Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

Staying strong can mean staying healthy, as well as remaining independent longer. University of Missouri nutrition and health education specialist, Janet Hackert, will offer the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy class to help people learn how to build up their muscular strength so they can prolong being able to do the things they enjoy doing and need to do.

The class will

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Putting the ‘fun’ in refund

On Monday Kassandria Stout of Gallatin received $1,000 from the H&R Block 1,000 win $1,000 daily sweepstakes. It was especially nice for Kassandria as the next day, Tuesday, was her birthday. Kassandria picked up the check at the Gallatin office of Jacquelyn Edmisson of The Tax Group, LLC. Carolyn Joyce prepared Kassandria’s taxes.

H&R Block, the world’s largest consumer tax preparation company, is starting Refund Season 2016 in a big

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TV installed at Dockery shelter house

The Dockery Park Board announced that the new TV has been installed in the shelter building for the use of building renters. Renters can connect their own computer or media player or use the provided cable TV channels. The building can be rented for $20/day Monday through Thursday or $45/day Friday through Sunday. Contact Gallatin City Hall to schedule a rental.

Bob Robertson reported that sign-up sheets for baseball and

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Smithfield donates $1,500 to Second Harvest on behalf of Coffey feed mill

web_smithfield donationsAs the recipient of the Smithfield Foods, Inc. Sustainability Excellence Award in the Value Creation category for their ongoing flexible grain storage system, Smithfield Hog Production Missouri was able to select organizations to make charitable donations to on behalf of Smithfield Foods.

The Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Feed Mill in Coffey, where approximately 1.5 million bushels of corn is currently stored in the flexible grain storage system (grain bags), is

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Regional meeting for community betterment

A Missouri Community Betterment regional meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Trenton on March 29 at the Trenton First Christian Church Activity Center, 1700 Princeton Road.  The featured topic is about recruiting volunteers.  RSVP deadline is one week before each meeting; email [email protected]

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Hospice Advantage in Gallatin joins Compassus family

The Hospice Advantage program serving Gallatin and the surrounding communities announced that it will take on the Compassus name effective immediately. The name change is part of a rebranding initiative following Compassus’ purchase of Hospice Advantage last year.

This acquisition brought together two highly respected providers of compassionate hospice care, creating one of the nation’s largest private independent providers of these services.

“We are excited to officially be a part

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A stitch in time…Connie Henry’s life changes pattern

Connie Pearson Henry learned how to patch together a quilt from her grandfather Ki (Clarence) Stout, a tailor in Gallatin. Now she patches up people — Connie is the head nurse at the Ford Assembly Plant in Claycomo, where workers build the F-150 truck. She is charge nurse over a hospital and two infirmaries and has been there for eight-and-one-half years.

Connie Pearson Henry

Connie Pearson Henry

“It’s a very interesting job with

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Patrick McBroom memorial offered — forget your two left feet, dance with your heart

It’s not unusual for students to be offered scholarships through memorials, but it’s not every application that requests a student break out and dance as consideration for selection.

web_patrick memorial threeThe Patrick McBroom Memorial Scholarship will be offered to one male and one female student from the Gallatin High School graduating class in the amount of $500. One scholarship will be offered to a senior from the Princeton High School in the

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Amish hold predator hunt

web_CoyoteHunters1On Jan. 22, the Amish held their annual coyote drive near Jamesport using shotguns. The hunt is done very much like a deer drive with blockers and pushers. The Amish have “English” drivers who drive them around to the hunting sites. There were around 120 hunters, according to Daviess County Conservation Agent Alan Bradford. They killed 42 coyotes and three or four foxes. [Submitted Photo]

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