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Hulett Earns PhD

Dr. Jennifer Pendleton Hulett, a May 2015 PhD graduate of the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, has accepted a two-year post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Utah College of Nursing.

Dr. Hulett will be supported by an NIH funded Institutional Training Grant (T32) awarded to the College of Nursing at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, entitled “Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer, Aging, and End-of-Life Care.”  Dr. Hulett’s

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Fake Shooters, Fake Guns, Fake Reactions — Real Message

At active shooter demo at GHS

The Gallatin Police Department ran through several possible scenes to simulate a shooter in the Gallatin High School building and demonstrate the best way for staff to respond on Friday, Aug. 21.

Here Chief Richards plays the bad guy, trying to gain entrance into a classroom.

Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards and Detective David Vaughn played the role of the shooters, using fake guns

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R-2 Sets Tax Rate, Proposes Facility Improvements

The Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education set the tax rate at 4.8352 (Incidental Fund $4.2729; Debt Service Fund 0.5623) during their meeting held Aug. 9. The school’s assessed valuation was $14,168,359.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) for analysis for possible facility improvements was approved by the board. The RFP is to provide a single construction management and a single qualified provider to implement performance contracting. The school continues to look

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Lewis and Clark Canoe Replica Almost Complete

A 29-foot long canoe hollowed out of a cottonwood log is taking shape at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. The canoe mimics those used by the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806, especially on their float back downstream on the Missouri River from the Rocky Mountains to St. Louis. But canoe creator T.J. Jenkins has an advantage that the Lewis and Clark

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New Teachers in Daviess County 2015-2016

Gallatin R-5 will hold the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 24.

Gallatin new teachers: Left to right, front row, Courtenay Treece, Sydney Elbert, Susan Allen; back row, Michelle Anthuis, Jennifer Youtsey and Tiffany Otto.

Courtenay Treece, 25, Gallatin, will teach second grade. Courtenay was born and raised in Lee’s Summit and graduated from high school there. She received her degree in elementary education (preschool through sixth) at

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R-5 Board Approves Sale of $790,000 Lease Financing

The Board of Education of the Gallatin R-5 School District of Daviess County at a regular meeting on Aug. 13 approved the sale of $790,000 lease certificates of participation to its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis. These certificates are for the purpose of funding the site development, construction, equipping, and furnishing of an addition to the middle school building.

According to Dr. Bruce A. Johnson,

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North Daviess Fills Seat on Board,

Asbestos inspection completed

Beth Wheeler was appointed to the vacant seat on the North Daviess Board of Education during their meeting held Aug. 17.

Superintendent Terry Mayfield gave the facility report. Asbestos inspection has been conducted and the school is in compliance, but the inspectors did make two recommendations: 1) All members of custodial/maintenance staff receive Asbestos Containing Building Materials awareness training; and 2) Every six months the school conduct

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‘Take a Brake’ Training – Brake Safety Awareness Week

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, will participate in “Brake Safety Awareness Week,” scheduled for Sept. 6-12. “Brake Safety Awareness Week” is an educational outreach program designed to train companies, drivers, and mechanics about proper brake adjustment and air brake system inspection.

Troop H invites all trucking companies who would like to participate in the program

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Bleacher Project, Middle School Progress

The Access II bleacher project for the football field should be complete by Sept. 3, according to Gallatin R-5 Superintendent Brian Copple. Barry Wood has already poured the concrete for the project and the bleachers are scheduled to arrive on Aug. 25. The bleachers should be ready for the first home game, which is against Polo on Sept. 4.

The Access II Board, spearheaded by Tim Tadlock and Annie Gibson,

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