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Buses and Routes Lead Way at North Daviess Meeting

The North Daviess R-3 Board of Education agreed to solicit sealed bids for the sale of Bus 20 during their meeting held Aug. 18.

A dirt road in Salem township is used by the bus drivers in good weather. The route cuts off 10 miles, or 25 minutes. Superintendent Wendel Burns will talk to the county commissioners about getting some rock on the road.

School lunch prices increased to $1.45

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Making Your Own Baby Food

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

Many people are taking a closer look at what they eat these days. Parents are also concerned about what their babies eat.

One way to know what is in a baby’s food is to make it at home. Janet Hackert, University of Missouri Extension regional nutrition and health education specialist, offers some basic tips.

Food safety is especially important when preparing

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New Teachers in Daviess County for 2014-2015

Gallatin R-5

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Gallatin R-5 starts school on Aug. 19 with 10 new staff members. High school teachers are pictured, left to right, front row, Micah Ray (custodian), Courtney Ray and Xandria Obico; back row, Taryn Dustman, Ron Alden and Patrick Treece.

Xandria Obico will be teaching fifth and sixth grade beginning band and 7-12 band/music. She was born in St. Louis and raised in Chilliocthe, where she graduated from high

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Winston Enrollment at 166, Debt Levy Reduced

Total K-12 enrollment on the first day of class year at Winston R-6 was 166 students as compared to 172 students on the first day of class in August of 2013.

During their meeting Aug. 18, the Winston R-6 Board of Education set the district’s operating tax levy at $3.00247 per $100 assessed value and the debt service levy at $0.09 per $100 assessed value for a total tax rate

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New Artistic Venue About Town

CHILLICOTHE, MO — A property at 424 Locust Street (the former Odd Fellows building) has been purchased for use as a venue for the recently organized Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery, whose mission is to educate and encourage the community in art development, support culturally-inspired exhibits and programs, and provide opportunities which will cultivate the creative process for all ages. The 5,000 square foot building will offer a new

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Jamesport High School 100 Years Old

Things have changed a mite since then

Tri-County R-7 will hold an open house and tour of the building on Monday, Aug. 18, to celebrate the 100th birthday of the high school building at Jamesport.

The present high school was built in 1914. An auditorium and gymnasium were added in 1939. The vocational building for FFA and FACS or Home Ec classes was erected in 1955.

After the reorganization

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Do You Know This Town?

The following is the first of a series on the history of local towns by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President.

The first settler came to this area from Ray County in 1834 and settled about two miles from where the current town now sits. His name was Thomas Auberry, an old pioneer who was a “jack of all trades.” He was a preacher, doctor, farmer, horse-trader, horse

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Parenting Classes Offered at NCMMHC

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The North Central Missouri Mental Health Center is offering classes for parents at their office, 501 Youssef Drive, from 2-4 p.m. a couple of days this month. The dates and topics are as follows: Aug. 12 – Decision Making/Focus on Teenagers; Aug. 19 – Building Relationships in a Blended Family. These classes are free to the public. Call 660-646-4487 for more information.

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Daviess County Schools Take Advantage of Training

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The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free-of-charge training course to meet and exceed the requirements of Active Shooter and Intruder Response Training (ASIRT) to Daviess County Schools in August. The course is designed to meet the requirements of Missouri Revised Statute RSMO 170.315, in reference to ASIRT for schools. This statute was signed into law on Aug. 28, 2013, and went into effect on July

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