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Distinguished Alumni Class of 2014 Announced

TRENTON, MO — North Central Missouri Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce its 2014 Class of Distinguished Alumni. All individuals attended Trenton Junior College (TJC), now known as North Central Missouri College (NCMC). They are George Constant and Max B. Oyler of Trenton; Linda Wildman Gray of Prescott, Ariz.; and Dr. James Michael Ritze of Broken Arrow, Okla. These alums will be formally inducted as Distinguished Alumni at the NCMC

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Capitol Report: Complaints on Common Core

by Congressman Sam Graves

These days, it has become clearer than ever that Washington is out of touch with the rest of America. This could not be more evident than with the new Common Core education standards.

These Common Core standards started as just an idea when they were adopted by Missouri in 2010, but they have evolved into much more. Originally promoted as state-based education standards, Common Core is

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Gallatin School Plans for Chrome Books

The Gallatin Board of Education approved a “device implementation plan” for use with the Chrome Books during their meeting held Aug. 14. Parents and students will be required to sign and agree to use this plan in order for their student to receive and use the new district technology.

Bus driver contracts were offered to Phil Berry, Roger Vanatta and Doug Hubbard. Doug Alden accepted a contract for the position

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School Enrollment Numbers Up and Down

Enrollment in area schools has seen student numbers up for some districts and down for others.

Gallatin R-5 had nine students fewer this year than last year with a total enrollment on opening day of 639 students. There were 34 in preschool; 318 in kindergarten through sixth; and 287 in high school. Last year Gallatin had 26 in preschool; 333 in K-6; and 289 in the high school for a

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Capitol Report: Education Opportunities for All MO Students

by State Sen. Brad Lager

Missouri’s post-secondary education system plays a critical role in our state’s economy. The degrees, courses, and programs offered throughout Missouri’s universities, colleges and technical schools enhance our workforce, bolster economic development, and allow us to compete in an ever-changing world. Therefore, as we look to the future, it is imperative that we have an educational system that provides great opportunities for all Missouri’s students.

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High School Equivalency Classes Scheduled

High school equivalency classes have been planned at the Maysville High School Library for Monday, Sept. 8, from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 816-449-2154

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Book Donations Requested

TRENTON, MO — The Trenton Republican-Times is accepting donations of books—and money to go toward the purchase of books—for benefit of the students at S.M. Rissler Elementary. Ages preschool through fourth grade are targeted, and kids who receive the books will be able to take them home. Donations are welcomed at the R-T newspaper office Mon-Fri between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. through Sept. 19. Please call

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Buses and Routes Lead Way at North Daviess Meeting

The North Daviess R-3 Board of Education agreed to solicit sealed bids for the sale of Bus 20 during their meeting held Aug. 18.

A dirt road in Salem township is used by the bus drivers in good weather. The route cuts off 10 miles, or 25 minutes. Superintendent Wendel Burns will talk to the county commissioners about getting some rock on the road.

School lunch prices increased to $1.45

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Making Your Own Baby Food

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

Many people are taking a closer look at what they eat these days. Parents are also concerned about what their babies eat.

One way to know what is in a baby’s food is to make it at home. Janet Hackert, University of Missouri Extension regional nutrition and health education specialist, offers some basic tips.

Food safety is especially important when preparing

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