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Enrollment Numbers Reported for Area Schools

Jamesport R-7 is up about 15 students from last year. PK 12; K 13: 1st 8; 2nd 18; 3rd 18; 4th 14; 5th 9; 6th 19; 7th 11; 8th 11; 9th 18; 10th 15; 11th 9; 12th 13.

North Daviess student numbers have increased by 17 from the end of last year with 65 students to this year’s starting enrollment of 82. PK – 5; K – 5; 1st –

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Women in Ag: Home Grown Event Set for Sept. 24

The DeKalb County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and MU Extension are hosting the first annual Women in Ag “Home Grown” Event at the June Conley Building in Maysville on September 24. Seating is still available; be sure and make reservations.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for attendees to visit local vendors, followed by a Container Gardening Workshop at

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Upward Bound Accepting Applications

Upward Bound (UB) is now accepting applications. UB is a program that assists high school students in preparing for successful college entrance through academic year advising, tutoring, and a culturally rewarding summer component. UB serves six school districts: Trenton R-9, Chillicothe R-II, Gallatin R-V, Hamilton RII, Tri-County R-VII, and Grundy R-V. Applications and additional information can be found at www.ncmissouri.edu/ub or at the high school counselor’s office. Applications are due

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Winston Sets Tax Levy, Audit Reveals Full Compliance

The Winston R-6 School Board set the total tax rate $3.09 per $100 assessed value. This represents an operating tax levy at $3 per $100 assessed value and a debt service levy of $.09 per $100 assessed.

This will be the fifth year in a row that the proposed tax rate will be lower than the previous year, noted R-6 Superintendent Brian Robinson. Looking back 20 years, the Winston R-V6

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Free Family History Workshop

The Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2930 Oklahoma Trenton, will be hosting a free-to-the-public seminar in writing family histories from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept.19.

Local author and family historian Barbara Nicholson will be conducting. If any questions please phone Jim Meals at 660-663-2782 for more information.

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Hulett Earns PhD

Dr. Jennifer Pendleton Hulett, a May 2015 PhD graduate of the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, has accepted a two-year post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Utah College of Nursing.

Dr. Hulett will be supported by an NIH funded Institutional Training Grant (T32) awarded to the College of Nursing at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, entitled “Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer, Aging, and End-of-Life Care.”  Dr. Hulett’s

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Fake Shooters, Fake Guns, Fake Reactions — Real Message

At active shooter demo at GHS

The Gallatin Police Department ran through several possible scenes to simulate a shooter in the Gallatin High School building and demonstrate the best way for staff to respond on Friday, Aug. 21.

Here Chief Richards plays the bad guy, trying to gain entrance into a classroom.

Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards and Detective David Vaughn played the role of the shooters, using fake guns

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R-2 Sets Tax Rate, Proposes Facility Improvements

The Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education set the tax rate at 4.8352 (Incidental Fund $4.2729; Debt Service Fund 0.5623) during their meeting held Aug. 9. The school’s assessed valuation was $14,168,359.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) for analysis for possible facility improvements was approved by the board. The RFP is to provide a single construction management and a single qualified provider to implement performance contracting. The school continues to look

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Lewis and Clark Canoe Replica Almost Complete

A 29-foot long canoe hollowed out of a cottonwood log is taking shape at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. The canoe mimics those used by the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806, especially on their float back downstream on the Missouri River from the Rocky Mountains to St. Louis. But canoe creator T.J. Jenkins has an advantage that the Lewis and Clark

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