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Prescribed Fire Workshop with MDC

TRENTON, MO — The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold a prescribed fire workshop on April 11 at 9 a.m., in the shelter house at Crowder State Park. Prescribed burns use fire as a tool to help manage unwanted vegetation, increase cattle forage, and boost native plants that benefit wildlife. This workshop is free. Pre-registration is required by April 8. Contact Scott Roy by calling 660-359-5685 x114. Materials, refreshments, and

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Raises All Around at R-5, Bids Start for Middle School

Salary and Welfare Committee Chairman Rhonda McCann and member Ryan Beenken were in attendance at the March 19 meeting of the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education to request placing an additional $250 on the base salary. They also requested a change in payment for unused leave days. Both of these requests, as well as some previous calendar requests, were approved and enacted. This will make the base salary for the

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Salary Approved for Pattonsburg Teachers

During their March 18 meeting, the Pattonsburg R-23 Board of Education approved the 2015-16 Certified Salary Schedule which added $750 to the base and added one step to the bottom for experience on the certified salary schedule. The 2015-16 base salary will be $28,000. This is a 3.27% increase for returning staff. Non-certified staff and employees not on the salary schedule will receive the 3.27% increase to their wages.

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Winston Gets Bus with Grant

The Winston R-6 Board of Education accepted a bid for a 53 passenger bus from Central States Buses during their meeting held March 16. The bus will be purchased with the help of an EPA Clean Diesel Grant.

School bus inspections are scheduled for April 9 in Gallatin.

Aaron Piburn will place an electronic message board in front of the Winston R-6 school building as an Eagle Scout Project. The

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Daviess County Health Department Celebrates 40 years

Kristie Smith, R.N./M.S.N., Janet McMahon, Office Manager, Cheryl Alexander, R.N., Colt Bohannon, Environmental Specialist, B.S./EPHS, Sherri Carder, WIC Coordinator, Jackie Nichols, L.P.N., Debbie Gatton, L.P.N.

This Public Health Week, April 6-10, the Daviess County Health Department will celebrate 40 years of service to the citizens of Daviess County.

Annual reports dating back to 1974 tell the story of how a health center beginning with one staff member expanded to seven

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Senior Center Boot Camp Marches On

Medicare Boot Camp will be presented by the Active Aging Resource Center from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on March 26 at Mary Immaculate Community Center Room, 409 S Main Street, Gallatin. To register call Deanna at 660-663-2828 or email [email protected] There is no charge. Class size is limited and reservations are requested–please RSVP.

Who should attend?

Persons nearing age 65 who are eligible for Medicare

Persons approaching Medicare eligibility

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Rogers Selected for State Academic Honor

Gallatin High School senior Rachel Rogers has been selected for the 2015 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2015. The announcement was made by Stan Coulson, principal at Gallatin High School. Students will be recognized at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia on Sunday, April 26.

Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored

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Check Your Home During PPW

Curiosity can kill the cat. And the children.

That’s why National Poison Prevention Week, March 15-21, is a good time to check for poison hazards in your home, says Kandace Fisher McLean, University of Missouri Extension housing and design specialist.

Nine out of 10 poisonings happen in the home, McLean said. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, poisoning is the No. 1 cause of injury death in

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How High Can You Go? Library Kicks Off ‘Maker’ Events

Did you know a normal 2×2 Lego brick can take 950 pound of pressure? That’s 375,000 bricks! The world record-holding tower was built in Budapest, Hungary, and took four days to build.

Budapest tower, image credit So Bad So Good.

The Daviess County Library invites the community to join them the week of March 24-28 for —UNDER PRESSURE—  the first of several planned “Maker” events for 2015. Maker spaces promote

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