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Library celebrates Autism Awareness Month, Organ Donor Month, and 4-H Day of Service in April

April is National Autism Awareness Month, celebrated worldwide. Daviess County Library hopes to empower and encourage our community of parents and educators with a recently purchased collection of autism spectrum materials for adults and children which will be on display for the month of April.
Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 68 individuals in the US. Autism is a complex developmental disorder affecting the way a person communicates and relates

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Toni Cox recognized with Distinguished Principal award

Searcy Elementary Principal Toni Cox has been recognized by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) with a Distinguished Principals award. She received the award during the MAESP 2017 Leadership Conference held March 11-14 at Tan-Tar-A Resort at Osage Beach.

The Missouri Distinguished Principals program honors outstanding elementary and middle-level administrators who ensure that Missouri’s children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement.

Ms. Cox was nominated

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Have you ‘herd’?… Literacy Round-Up is upon us!

Family Literacy Night is planned from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Covel D. Searcy Elementary (CDSE) School in Gallatin. “Literacy Round-Up” is this year’s theme as preschool children through fourth grade students get to choose from many fun and educational activities.

Lasso family, grandparents and friends and invite them to join the cowpokes for an evening of education, fun and food.

Last year CDS had 63% of its

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Final week for ‘Jim the Wonder Dog’ educational series

This is the final week of the Newspaper in Education series “Jim the Wonder Dog,” which has been running in the Gallatin North Missourian for the past eight weeks. The series is provided by the Missouri Press Foundation and comes with an activity guide which can be utilized by classroom teachers. Gallatin R-5 elementary classes which have participated in this project are Tina Herring’s third grade, Shannon McBroom’s kindergarten, Sydney

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It’s sweet…it’s deadly…it’s the school play coming soon

Gallatin High School will present the play “Murder at the Malt shop” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 24, and at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Tickets are $5 at the door at the Courter Theater.

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Forum sharpens focus on school tax

About 40 people attended a public forum to discuss a proposed tax increase for Gallatin R-5 School District on Monday, March 13, in the high school commons. The tax proposal involves a 90-cent increase in the school’s operating levy, expected to generate approximately $373,000 annually.

Gallatin R-5 Superintendent Dr. Bryan Copple, gave a power point presentation which noted increased costs for the school, especially in transportation and health care. The

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Shonna Morrison recognized by counselor association

Shonna Morrison of Gallatin Elementary School was one of four counselors recognized by The Northwest Missouri School Counselor Association at its counselor of the year awards for elementary, middle, secondary and multilevel schools during the group’s spring conference, held at EmPowerU in St. Joseph.

The other three award winners were Angela McDaniel of Cameron Middle School, Lynn Knock of Lawson High School, and Becky Whitmer of Stewartsville C-2.

Some of

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Auditor Galloway uncovers more than $2 million hidden “bonus” pay in University of Missouri System audit

On March 6, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a highly-critical report of the University of Missouri System. The audit reviewed management operations for the Board of Curators and system administration. Auditor Galloway described inappropriate bonus payments to top executives, including incentive payments, luxury vehicle allowances and other compensation not included in published salaries. She also found a former administrator continued receiving his six-figure salary long after resigning from his

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Supermoon is a super sight


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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