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Capital Report: Missouri Voters Have Spoken

by State Sen. Brad Lager

Last Tuesday, Missourians across this great state exercised their constitutional right to vote and let their voices be heard. Their desires, their decisions, and their votes sent a clear message while setting the direction for our state and nation.

Missouri’s voters re-elected our State Auditor along with several new state senators and state representatives. They passed a measure to make it easier to prosecute individuals

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Book Review: The Lost Cause

The Lost Cause: The Trials of Frank and Jesse James by James P. Muehlberger (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2013). xiv + 256 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $24.95

The hold that Missouri outlaws Jesse and Frank James have upon American popular memory and culture shows little sign of abating. Immortalized in dime novels, films, and folk songs, the James brothers have been the stuff of legend for more than

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Pattonsburg to Get New Phone System

The Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education approved a proposal from Windstream to update/replace the school’s current phone system during their meeting held Oct. 16. The district will lease the new system from Windstream.

The Veterans Day Program will be in the gym on Wednesday, Nov. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. The program will be featuring the elementary honor choir and the HS band.

Superintendent Troy Clawson discussed some repairs and

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Winston Resident Receives CRMC Scholarship

The Board of Directors of Cameron Regional Medical Center (CRMC) earlier this year made an annual pledge to the North Central Missouri College Foundation for student scholarships, and recipients of those scholarships were announced this week at the college in Trenton.

Sophomores in their second year of study in NCMC’s allied health program with a history of strong academic accomplishments are encouraged to apply, and those who are focusing their

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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.

Green Hills Regional

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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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