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Join the ‘FAFSA Frenzy’

On March 3 and 4, the financial aid office at North Central Missouri College in Trenton will take part in FAFSA Frenzy, a nationwide event designed to help college students fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students and their families attending the FAFSA Frenzy will learn valuable information about financial aid and complete their 2015–16 FAFSA online with the help of NCMC’s financial aid professionals. The

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Beekeeping Workshop in Maryville

by Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist

The Midwestern Beekeepers Association will be holding an all-day beekeeping workshop in Maryville, Mo., in cooperation with University of Missouri Extension, on Saturday, March 21. The meeting will be held at the Northwest Technical School, 1515 South Munn, starting at 8:30 a.m. with registration.

The Midwestern Beekeepers Association is a bee club located in Kansas City, and part of the Missouri State Beekeepers Association. Members

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Whitetail Deer Management Meeting at Jamesport

A Landowner Whitetail Deer Management meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 7, at the A.V. Spillman Event Center at 308 Broadway Street in Jamesport.

Joe DeBold, Urban Wildlife Biologist, will present Urban Management and Hunt Opportunities; 24 Years of Trophy Whitetail Management on 5,000 Acres – Lessons Learned.

Jasmine Batten, Wildlife Health Specialist, will present Diseases of White-tailed Deer in Missouri.

Megan Petras, Resource

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Aubrey Nelson Wins King Scholarship Contest

Aubrey Nelson, senior at Gallatin R-5, has received a letter of congratulations for being chosen as the first place winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarship Contest. The scholarship is sponsored through the United Automobile Workers (UAW) Local 249 and Civil and Human Rights Committee from the Ford Plant in Claycomo.

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Aubrey’s application of grades, school and community activities, awards and leadership were graded as well as

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School Resumes After Winston Line Break

Superintendent Brian Robinson provided a brief recap of what caused the Winston R-6 School to lose water on Wednesday.

The break happened to the main water line to the school that runs through a separate old boiler/coal storage room attached to the side school. Years ago the boiler was replaced and individual furnaces were installed throughout the school buildings. The only current function of the boiler/coal storage room is that

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S.A.L.E. Conference to be Held in St. Joseph

by Tim Baker, Extension Professional and Horticulture Specialist

University of Missouri Extension will be holding our second annual S.A.L.E. Conference in St. Joseph, on Saturday, March 7. S.A.L.E. stands for Small Acreage & Land Entrepreneurs. The meeting will be held on the campus of Missouri Western State University, and starts at 8:30 with registration and the trade show.

The conference is geared toward landowners who are looking for ways to

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A Bulldog Portrait

It has been argued that this community values longevity over excellence. But some special times the two merge into one. That’s the sum of Rick Lin’s tenure as teacher and coach at Gallatin R-5 Schools.

Dw.cdrSenior Night in the Bulldogs’ gymnasium was special last night. Tradition correctly spotlights senior athletes and cheerleaders and their parents during the last home game of the season. That beat goes on and on, but

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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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