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Defense Class for Women

The Trenton Police Department will be holding a women’s self-defense and survival awareness class on March 14, in the Trenton High School wrestling room. The cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Contact Chief Wright at 660-359-5557 or Debbie Carmen at 660-359-4324 for more information. This class — limited to 40 students — is in partnership with the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce and Damsel in Defense and Scientific

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Affordable Care Act Meeting to be Held in Gallatin

University of Missouri Extension and the Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging will be holding an informational meeting on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Gallatin. The meeting will be held at the Daviess County Library, starting at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the meeting.

This meeting will discuss the Affordable Care Act, and how it affects you and your community. The information offered

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Challenge Class Students Selected for Scholars Programs

Gallatin R-5 Challenge Class students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades qualified for participation in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). They are sixth graders Emma Qualman, Teri Walker, Johnna Tadlock, and Karina Hacking; fifth graders Adam Flanagan and Taylor Morrison, and fourth graders Payton Feiden and Gabe Hacking.

Fifth grade students Adam Flanagan and Taylor Morrison qualified for participation in the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF). Sixth grade

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Pattonsburg Extends Superintendent’s Contract

Votes to join conference

The Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education extended Superintendent Troy Clawson’s contract through the 2016-17 school year during their meeting held Jan. 21. The board also accepted letters of resignation from Becky Morris, special education director, and Kyla Berry, second grade teacher.

The board reviewed a proposal from the Grand River Conference for expansion to provide for small/large school divisions. Following discussion, the board voted to petition

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Winston Accepts Resignation, Receives Grant for Buses

The Winston R-6 Board of Education accepted Vicki Woodward’s letter of retirement for the end of the 2014-15 school year during their meeting held Jan. 19. Mrs. Woodward is the family and consumer science teacher. The board approved her for the district’s early notice of resignation incentive.

Discussion about hiring a fifth and sixth grade basketball coach was tabled.

A motion to extend Superintendent Brian Robinson’s contract by one year

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Gallatin School Hires New Superintendent

Proceeds with bids for school

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Dr. Bryan Copple

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education announced the hiring of Dr. Bryan Copple as the next superintendent of the district. The selection was made after a long and thorough evaluation and interview process, according to the board. There were many qualified applicants, but the board said it felt confident that Dr. Copple is the perfect fit for the community.

Dr. Copple currently

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Student, Teacher Recognized by VFW

Jessi Becerra, an eighth grader at Gallatin R-5 High School and first-place winner of the local VFW Post 2172-sponsored Patriot Pen Essay Contest, has also won first-place for VFW Missouri District 1. Jessi presented her essay to the district leadership and was awarded a certificate and a $100 check at the district meeting in Chillicothe on Jan. 10.

Each year more than 100,000 students in grades six to eight enter

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Ag and Rural Lifestyle Show

ST. JOSEPH, MO — On Friday, Jan. 23 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.), and Saturday, Jan. 24 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), the St. Joe Civic Arena hosts the 20th Annual Ag & Rural Lifestyle Show. The event will include daily seminars, more than 100 vendors, and door prizes. For more information, visit cindybarnesproductions.com.

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail: MLK Jr. Gave a Classic for the Ages

Editors note: This letter was written by Martin Luther King Jr. after he was jailed for protesting the unjust treatment of African-Americans. He did so to draw attention to the issue and his act of civil disobedience is an example of how Christians are to deal with unjust action by their government. This is an abridged version due to space limitation.

16 April 1963

My Dear Fellow Clergymen:

While confined

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