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Auditor’s Letter Signed by North Daviess Board

The auditor’s representation letter was signed during the Oct. 20 meeting of the North Daviess R-3 Board of Education held Oct. 20.

Superintendent Wendell Burns presented the board the new Jameson Water User’s Agreement, which the board agreed to sign.

The budget was amended by removing $6,000 from Fund 4 and adding $4,000 to the General Fund 1 for technology purchases.

The A+ program handbook was accepted.

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Red Ribbons Presented During Drug Prevention Program

 

The local Elks Lodge presented Red Ribbons to the Gallatin Elementary School for use this week during National Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the Nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program. The students will receive the Red Ribbons as a reminder and a pledge to live a drug-free lifestyle. Pictured are the Elks Lodge representatives, Mrs. Shonna Morrison (elementary counselor), and pre-schoolers, left to right, Grace Hardin,

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Winston R-6 Opposes Amendment 3

Winston R-6 School District’s Board of Education has passed a resolution to officially oppose Amendment 3 on the November 2014 ballot.

“Amendment 3 will take away local control of our schools, and we are fundamentally opposed to that. The fact is Amendment 3 would implement unfunded, state-mandated standardized tests that could cost upwards of $1 billion, which school districts and taxpayers would be forced to pay. Additionally, Amendment 3 would

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Winston Board Seeks Community Committee

To help decide capital improvements

The Winston R-6 Board of Education discussed the direction that they will be taking in regards to future capital projects in the district during a special meeting held Oct. 23. The board will be establishing a community committee of citizens with a desire to help guide the direction of needed capital improvement projects in the district.

“Every school has various facility needs,” said Superintendent Brian

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Letter to the Editor: Amendment 3

Dear Editor:

In reference to last week’s article in this newspaper, submitted by State Senator Brad Lager, in regard to the voting initiative on Missouri Constitution Amendment 6: In the article, Mr. Lager seems to endorse the measure but then offers a subtle disclaimer by encouraging voters to become educated on this important issue. I’ll shout a big “Amen” to that advice. Has anyone looked closely at the language of

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New School in Gallatin?

Plans are underway which may lead to the construction of a new middle school facility on the Gallatin R-5 campus for use as early as next school year.

A 2-story, 60’x100′ building is being considered. It would connect the existing elementary school building with the existing high school building. A 10-year lease-purchase financing plan and existing balances in the district’s building fund should allow for the school improvement project without

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Local Students Inducted into Honor Society

Twelve students at North Central Missouri College in Trenton were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa during ceremonies held at NCMC recently. Phi Theta Kappa, the official honor society for students at two-year colleges, is the largest honor society in higher education. Ronna Owens (Laredo), president of the local chapter known as Etu Mu, presided over the ceremony with the assistance of Sara Miles (Leonard), Vice President of Leadership and Service,

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Gallatin Hires Elementary Activities Director

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education voted to authorize the administration to find and hire an elementary activities director, who will hire coaches and set activities and schedules for the program. The administration is to report back in November with names of persons considered for the position.

A thank you note from the jr. high softball team was read as the only item of public comment.

Parent/teacher conferences for the

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WGU Awards Scholarship to NCMC Graduate

Western Governors University (WGU) Missouri has awarded North Central Missouri College graduate Tina Granier, of Coffey, a Class of 2014 Scholarship as part of a partnership between the two institutions to provide affordable higher education to Missourians. The scholarship is valued at $2,000. The partnership also offers a 5% discount on WGU Missouri’s tuition of $6,000 per year to all graduates of NCMC.

WGU awards scholarship to NCMC graduate Pictured

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