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Supermoon is a super sight

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A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth in a given orbit and results in its largest apparent size. In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with the Moon in its nearest approach to earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth–Moon–Sun system. The term supermoon is not astronomical

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NCMC commencement ceremonies to be held May 7th

North Central Missouri College will hold 2016 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Ketcham Community Center in Trenton, with the following local students graduating:

ALTAMONT:
Kristin Lynn McIntosh, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing, Highest Honors
Crystal Louise Rogers, Certificate, Practical Nursing

COFFEY:
Steven Hunter Granier, Associate of Arts
Jaimie Lin Saxon Taylor, Associate of General Studies

GALLATIN:
Natalia Anne Irby, Associate of Applied Science, Health Information Management
Nicole

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Explore the “best of the best” bird watching

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages beginner and seasoned birders to discover nature by exploring the “best of the best” places to bird watch around Missouri. Finding them is as easy as going online to the new website, Great Missouri Birding Trail, at www.greatmissouribirdingtrail.com.

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Smithfield Hog Production awards scholarship to area student

smithfield Aubrey BurnsFour outstanding area students, including Aubrey Burns of Gallatin, have received scholarships awarded through the Smithfield Hog Production Missouri (SHP MO) Scholarship Program for this academic year.

Aubrey Burns of Gallatin will receive a $500 scholarship through the SHP MO Community Scholarship Program.  The scholarship is open to all graduating seniors attending high school in Missouri counties where Smithfield Hog Production Missouri has company-owned operations.

Aubrey Burns is the daughter

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Observing 51 years of community action service

On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act which created a variety of programs, including Community Action Agencies, as part of his War on Poverty. He knew then as we know now, that the war against poverty must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House.

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

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Pattonsburg adds to base salary

The Pattonsburg R-2 School Board carried a motion to approve the 2016-2017 Salary Schedule with a $450 to the base, which is a 2.98% increase for all other staff, and add a life insurance policy for all employees who qualify for benefits.

In other business at the meeting, resignations were accepted from Angie McCrary as Parents As Teachers and Samantha Oram as third grade teacher.

Jacqueline Reed was hired for

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Tourin’ Bearcats accepting reservations for London trip

The Tourin’ Bearcats, the travel program for Northwest Missouri State University alumni and friends, is offering a “Spotlight on London” for its next trip.

The trip is planned to London, England, Sept. 7-14, 2016. Prices start at $3,099 per person and include five breakfasts and two dinners. Highlights include visits to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Stonehenge, Salisbury, London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and a traditional pub dinner.

Reservations, with a

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Take this opportunity to dispose of drugs responsibly!

The Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA) is reminding people to dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals in a responsible manner. That opportunity will take place at the upcoming Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Unwanted or outdated drugs will be collected at facilities around the state.

During the past several years, the national Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies have teamed up in an

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Understanding disability

A disability is a lack of ability relative to a personal or group standard or norm. In reality, there is often simply a spectrum of ability. Disability may involve physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive or intellectual impairment, mental disorder (also known as psychiatric or psychosocial disability), or various types of chronic disease. A disability may occur during a person’s lifetime or may be present from birth.

Disability Awareness means educating

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