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Pattonsburg Extends Superintendent’s Contract

Votes to join conference

The Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education extended Superintendent Troy Clawson’s contract through the 2016-17 school year during their meeting held Jan. 21. The board also accepted letters of resignation from Becky Morris, special education director, and Kyla Berry, second grade teacher.

The board reviewed a proposal from the Grand River Conference for expansion to provide for small/large school divisions. Following discussion, the board voted to petition

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Winston Accepts Resignation, Receives Grant for Buses

The Winston R-6 Board of Education accepted Vicki Woodward’s letter of retirement for the end of the 2014-15 school year during their meeting held Jan. 19. Mrs. Woodward is the family and consumer science teacher. The board approved her for the district’s early notice of resignation incentive.

Discussion about hiring a fifth and sixth grade basketball coach was tabled.

A motion to extend Superintendent Brian Robinson’s contract by one year

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Gallatin School Hires New Superintendent

Proceeds with bids for school

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Dr. Bryan Copple

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education announced the hiring of Dr. Bryan Copple as the next superintendent of the district. The selection was made after a long and thorough evaluation and interview process, according to the board. There were many qualified applicants, but the board said it felt confident that Dr. Copple is the perfect fit for the community.

Dr. Copple currently

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Student, Teacher Recognized by VFW

Jessi Becerra, an eighth grader at Gallatin R-5 High School and first-place winner of the local VFW Post 2172-sponsored Patriot Pen Essay Contest, has also won first-place for VFW Missouri District 1. Jessi presented her essay to the district leadership and was awarded a certificate and a $100 check at the district meeting in Chillicothe on Jan. 10.

Each year more than 100,000 students in grades six to eight enter

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Ag and Rural Lifestyle Show

ST. JOSEPH, MO — On Friday, Jan. 23 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.), and Saturday, Jan. 24 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), the St. Joe Civic Arena hosts the 20th Annual Ag & Rural Lifestyle Show. The event will include daily seminars, more than 100 vendors, and door prizes. For more information, visit cindybarnesproductions.com.

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail: MLK Jr. Gave a Classic for the Ages

Editors note: This letter was written by Martin Luther King Jr. after he was jailed for protesting the unjust treatment of African-Americans. He did so to draw attention to the issue and his act of civil disobedience is an example of how Christians are to deal with unjust action by their government. This is an abridged version due to space limitation.

16 April 1963

My Dear Fellow Clergymen:

While confined

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It’s a Mystery for Searcy Students, Families

The Challenge Class gifted program at Covel D. Searcy Elementary in Gallatin held a family night on January 8. During their first semester unit on mysteries, students researched common myths like Bigfoot and The Loch Ness Monster, then created photo presentations with a computer program and viewed them alongside their families.

Pictured, front row, are Taylor Morrison, Ashley Feiden, Gabe Hacking, Johnna Tadlock, and Karina Hacking; back row, Payton Feiden,

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Chillicothe R-2 Public Forum

The Chillicothe R-2 School District will be holding a public community forum on Jan. 19, 6 p.m. at the CHS Performing Arts Center. Architect John Brown of Hollis-Miller Architects will present about the community’s response to the Long Range Facility Survey and future of Chillicothe R-2 facilities. The public is encouraged to attend this event.

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Producers Invited to Attend Daviess County Farm Bill Meeting

University of Missouri Extension and the Daviess County Farm Service Agency are hosting a Farm Bill Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, from 1-4 p.m. at the Daviess County Farm Service Agency located in Gallatin. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Meeting attendees will learn about Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Bill programs including Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

Kirby Payne, Farm Service

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