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WMH Offers Safe Sitter Class

TRENTON, MO — On Saturday, Oct. 11, kids ages 11-13 can learn what it takes to be a safe and efficient caregiver for younger children. Topics to be covered will include first aid, personal safety, injury prevention, infant care, behavior management, ethics, and more. The cost of the one-day class is $40 and, led by director of customer and facility services Tina Capeder, will take place on the campus of

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Aiming to Help and Teach, Home on the Range Opens

Vic and Kelli Koelling have opened Hamilton Home on the Range at their 40-acre property located at 4330 Dustin Road south of Hamilton on Hwy 13.

The range actually opened this spring, Vic said, but got off to a slow start.

The range is in high gear now with everything county-approved. A Fall Shooting Competition Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 27. Events will include: Three-Gun Shooting Competition – for

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Local Admin Hopes Amendment 3 is a Losing Proposition

A float during Chautauqua urged voters to “Protect Our Local Schools” and “Vote No on Amendment 3.”

Worried that proposed Constitutional Amendment 3 could shift control away from local school districts has prompted a line up of education groups across the state, including teacher unions, school boards, PTAs and school administrators, to rally against it.

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education has gone on record as opposing the measure by

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Poosey Quail Area Habitat Tour

CHILLICOTHE, MO — On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a free tour of the Poosey Quail Focus Area Habitat will be given, and is to include lunch and resource materials at no cost. RSVP by Sept. 24 to participate in tour highlights, which will include edge feathering, warm season grass establishment, pollinator plots, prescribed burning, how to conduct fall covey count, and more. Directions to the

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Students, Would You Like to Win Some Money?

The VFW Post 2172 and the Ladies Auxiliary would like to challenge students to participate in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Contest. Why? To let you express your views on democracy, show your patriotism and win some scholarships.

The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades nine through 12. You will record your original 3-5 minute essay on a CD. Students need to label the

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Hispanic Heritage Month to Be Celebrated at MWSU

ST. JOSEPH, MO — Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. To celebrate, Missouri Western State University in St. Joe is hosting a variety of events, which are free and open to the public. A highlight is the banquet on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m., when Trio Aztlan, a Kansas City-based group, will perform all styles of Latin folkoric music, and spoken word artiste Mayde de Valle

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Local Students at 75th Session of Missouri Boys State

Dane Brammer [photo credit: JMcBee]

Gallatin High School students Dane Michael Brammer and Grant Patrick Simmons participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 14-21 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Each student was nominated by his high school based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during their junior year at Gallatin High School.

Boys State is a pure democracy in that

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Upward Bound Program Accepting Applications

The Upward Bound (U.B.) program is now accepting applications from interested students in the Trenton R-9, Chillicothe R-2, Gallatin R-5, Penney R-2, Tri-County R-7 and Grundy R-5 school districts. U.B. assists high school students in preparation for successful college entrance through academic year advising, tutoring, and a culturally rewarding summer component. It is hosted locally by North Central Missouri College in Trenton.

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‘Museum Day’ 2014 — Get in for Free!

ST. JOSEPH, MO — On Saturday, Sept. 27, the whole family can join the Museum Association of St. Joseph for the national, annual Museum Day, and celebrate America’s dynamic heritage and cultural life. Each participant in the Museum Association of St. Joseph features exhibits and programs on different topics, and the hours that they will be open are as follows: Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick, 10 a.m. to

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