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Master Gardener Classes Now Online

Extension horticulturists certainly have an interesting job. We get to work with everyone from commercial growers to homeowners. Another enjoyable group of folks are our Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners meet monthly to learn about gardening. They also serve the community through volunteer projects.

Master Gardeners are trained through a series of 12 classes, held in Northwest Missouri every spring. Training locations are determined on interest. It usually takes a minimum

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Staying Independent Longer – It’s a Matter of Balance

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

For those who are concerned about falling, University of Missouri Extension has a class in February through March in Maysville that can help them stay independent longer. It is a Matter of Balance.

The Matter of Balance class uses a curriculum developed by the Frank L. Mitchell Trauma Center and Boston University that helps people address concerns

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Enterprising Students Talk Money

On Jan. 21, 2015, the Gallatin FBLA’s Enterprise Committee, led by Gabby Johnson, Kaia Mehlberg, and Mattison Ishmael, gave a presentation to Mrs. Steinman’s sixth grade class. They did the presentation as part of their American Enterprise Project competitive event. It was over the history of money, and what you needed to know about money in today’s world. Along with the presentation they did several activities with the sixth graders.

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Heart Health for Valentine’s Day and Year-Round

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition Specialist

Heart health is promoted around Valentine’s Day and yet it is important year-round. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Here are some symptoms and risk factors for heart disease and what individuals can do to improve their heart health.

The most common symptom for both men and women is the tell-tale pain in the chest. It can be

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Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes Offered

The Active Aging Resource Center will be hosting a self-help program called by the National Council on Aging, “An indispensable guide for people of all ages who are living with a chronic physical or mental health condition.”

The class is every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. for six weeks – for information and healthy habits for a lifetime. Classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 17, and end Tuesday, March 24. This program is

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Letters to Ladies: Focus on Teen Dating Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Too Common

One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.

One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Why Focus on Young People?

Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of

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Free Polynesian Program at Area Church

TRENTON, MO — “Treasures of Polynesia,” a family group of performers who share music and dance of the Polynesian Islands with the public, is scheduled for Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Trenton. This event is free and open to all, no tickets are needed to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 801-512-1144.

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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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