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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 Unwanted or outdated drugs will be collected at facilities around the state.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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University of Missouri Extension Can Help People Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

By Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

Staying strong can mean staying healthy, as well as remaining independent longer. University of Missouri nutrition and health education specialist, Janet Hackert, will offer the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy class to help people learn how to build up their muscular strength so they can prolong being able to do the things they enjoy doing and need to do.

The class will

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Bees are all the buzz…next classes in Bethany

by Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist

A few weeks ago I wrote about a beginning beekeeping meeting that we were holding in Braymer.  We had an excellent turnout, with over 65 in attendance. There was also strong interest in starting a bee club there as well.

But it never fails… someone didn’t get the word in time. Whenever I get a call from someone who wishes that they could have attended,

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Brammer participates in Teach Ag Day

students brammerFuture agriscience teachers, including Breanne Brammer of Gallatin, a student at the University of Missouri, spent a week in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2015 National Teach Ag Day celebration. The future agriscience teachers, who are majoring in agricultural education at universities and colleges across the United States, were selected from a pool of nationwide candidates to participate in the Future Agriscience Teacher symposium. The FAST symposium is a

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Scaling up to meet demand for local food

 is topic of the ‘Seeds of Prosperity’ program, Nov. 5-7 in Springfield.

Demand for local food in Missouri is strong and growing stronger, according to Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

“In short, buyers want to buy more local food, consumers want to eat more local food, and growers want to grow more local food. We are trying to connect the dots to get that

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Public invited to join trip

Members of the public are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding an organized group trip to Germany-Italy-Switzerland next summer.  The meeting will be Oct. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Sugg room at Ketcham Community Center on the NCMC campus in Trenton.

This meeting is open for anyone interested in traveling on this trip and the opportunity to ask questions. Information will be available on dates, enrollment

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