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McVeigh juror to Boston:

As jurists weigh the fate of convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the Boston marathon bombing, a jurist who joined in the unanimous decision to impose the death penalty on another terrorist almost 20 years ago says: "I hope you can live with your decision..."
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Read the latest GHS Alumni newsletter about plans for the All Alumni Reunion on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25...
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State Fair Scholarships Awarded to 4-H and FFA Youth

Tannah Terry and Dane Brammer

Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe recently announced that 32 youth, selected from Missouri 4-H and FFA, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee, including Dane Brammer and Tannah Terry, both seniors at Gallatin High School, who were chosen to receive $1,500 scholarships. These students are seeking higher education in agriculture-related fields, and received their scholarships Friday,

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Chinese Solar Greenhouse for Winter Crops

by Tim Baker, Horticulture Specialist

I recently attended an update on high tunnel technology at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. One of the speakers was a grower who was sharing his experiences building and using a Chinese Solar Greenhouse.

Submitted Photo/Patrick Byers

I first heard the term, “Chinese Solar Greenhouse,” from our former State Vegetable Specialist, Dr. Sanjun Gu, at the Great Plains Growers Conference several years ago. Dr. Gu

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VFW Recognizes Student, Teacher at Ceremony

Mrs. Johnson accepts her award.

On March 12, 2015, VFW Post 2172 Commander Ray Clevenger, with the assistance of Patriot’s Pen Essay winner Jessi Becerra of Gallatin High School, presented certificates of recognition to graduating senior Jesse Bundy in recognition of his attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. The VFW also recognized GHS teacher Kim Johnson for winning the VFW Missouri District 1 Teacher

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Food Preservation Classes Offered Around NW Missouri

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

The spring thaw brings thoughts of growing things and the hope of a bumper crop this year. But home food preservation has changed since our grandmothers put food up so many years ago. With transportation opening up the world to travel for humans, it has also opened up the spread of germs. How we destroy those microorganisms

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Grow More Food in Less Space

with free Mittleider gardening seminar

Learn to grow up to 5 to 10 times more food in less space with less work and less water from Master Mittleider Gardening Instructor Jim Kennard. Two free seminar sessions are available to choose from on Saturday, May 9—one from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and another from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. The seminar will be held at the Kidder Institute demonstration gardens, at

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Program Offers Free Classes for Cancer Patients

Annie Stedem-Singer, RN, nurse navigator for Hedrick Medical Center, has announced two upcoming classes for area cancer patients, free of charge. All classes will be held in the Ira & Minnie Hedrick Room located near the Garden Café at Hedrick Medical Center, 2799 N. Washington Street in Chillicothe.

In early 2015, Hedrick Medical Center implemented an oncology nurse navigator program dedicated to easing the physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial hardships

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Brammer Receives Corn Growers Scholarship

The Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee is pleased to award a 2015 Missouri Corn Scholarship to Dane Brammer of Gallatin. Brammer will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Missouri Corn Growers Association and the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council to help pay for his continuing education.

Dane is the son of Dennis and Kim Brammer. He is a senior at Gallatin R-5 High School and plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia

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Parenting Classes Offered for Free

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center at 401 Youssef Drive in Chillicothe will hold parenting classes. Dates and topics are as follows: April 17 – parenting 101/preventing problem behavior; April 24 – where’s the manual?/infants and toddlers; May 1 – building relationships in a blended family.

Please make your own arrangements for childcare. Each class includes power point, video, handouts and discussion. Classes are free and open to the public.

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Don’t Buy Wild Mushrooms without Proof They’re Safe

With warmer weather approaching, wild mushrooms are a hot ticket item. But the 1999 Missouri Food Code prohibits the sale of wild mushrooms to the public, unless each mushroom is individually inspected and found to be safe by an approved mushroom identification expert. Such expert must provide a letter or certificate to the Daviess County Health Department verifying successful completion of a wild mushroom identification course.

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