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Gallatin Hires Elementary Activities Director

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education voted to authorize the administration to find and hire an elementary activities director, who will hire coaches and set activities and schedules for the program. The administration is to report back in November with names of persons considered for the position.

A thank you note from the jr. high softball team was read as the only item of public comment.

Parent/teacher conferences for the

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A+ Program May Not Be Fully Funded

Brent Burke, A+ counselor at Gallatin R-5 High School, along with the approximate 120 high school students who have signed up for the A+ program, can do little more than wait for the Missouri Department of Higher Education to assess the magnitude of a funding shortfall.

The A+ program gives high school graduates who meet necessary criteria money for two years of classes at community college. The program began in

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National 4-H Week Kicks Off Celebration

National 4-H Week is celebrated across the country during the first week of October. Research Shows 4-H helps young people excel beyond their peers. Did you know that 4-H kids are nearly:

• Four times more likely to make contributions to their communities (Grades 7-12);

• Two times more likely to be civically active (Grades 8-12);

• Two times more likely to make healthier choices (Grade 7);

• Two times

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Missouri Farm Bureau Opposes Amendment 3

Citing it as a “flawed” proposal, the Missouri Farm Bureau has officially opposed Amendment 3 and is encouraging its members to vote NO on Election Day. Their opposition continues the trend of other organizations and school boards coming out against Amendment 3.

Here is the full statement from the Missouri Farm Bureau:

“The Missouri Farm Bureau Board of Directors at their most recent board meeting voted to oppose Constitutional Amendment

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Capital Report: Amendment 3 – Teacher Performance

by State Sen. Brad Lager

In today’s competitive environment, our state and our nation compete on a global playing field for the jobs of tomorrow. One of the key deciders of where a company locates is the quality of the workforce available. Therefore, the future of our state and nation rest directly on our ability to create a workforce that is capable of competing globally.

A 2014 Pearson Education report

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WMH Offers Safe Sitter Class

TRENTON, MO — On Saturday, Oct. 11, kids ages 11-13 can learn what it takes to be a safe and efficient caregiver for younger children. Topics to be covered will include first aid, personal safety, injury prevention, infant care, behavior management, ethics, and more. The cost of the one-day class is $40 and, led by director of customer and facility services Tina Capeder, will take place on the campus of

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Aiming to Help and Teach, Home on the Range Opens

Vic and Kelli Koelling have opened Hamilton Home on the Range at their 40-acre property located at 4330 Dustin Road south of Hamilton on Hwy 13.

The range actually opened this spring, Vic said, but got off to a slow start.

The range is in high gear now with everything county-approved. A Fall Shooting Competition Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 27. Events will include: Three-Gun Shooting Competition – for

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Local Admin Hopes Amendment 3 is a Losing Proposition

A float during Chautauqua urged voters to “Protect Our Local Schools” and “Vote No on Amendment 3.”

Worried that proposed Constitutional Amendment 3 could shift control away from local school districts has prompted a line up of education groups across the state, including teacher unions, school boards, PTAs and school administrators, to rally against it.

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education has gone on record as opposing the measure by

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Poosey Quail Area Habitat Tour

CHILLICOTHE, MO — On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a free tour of the Poosey Quail Focus Area Habitat will be given, and is to include lunch and resource materials at no cost. RSVP by Sept. 24 to participate in tour highlights, which will include edge feathering, warm season grass establishment, pollinator plots, prescribed burning, how to conduct fall covey count, and more. Directions to the

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