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New Teachers in Daviess County 2015-2016

Gallatin R-5 will hold the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 24.

Gallatin new teachers: Left to right, front row, Courtenay Treece, Sydney Elbert, Susan Allen; back row, Michelle Anthuis, Jennifer Youtsey and Tiffany Otto.

Courtenay Treece, 25, Gallatin, will teach second grade. Courtenay was born and raised in Lee’s Summit and graduated from high school there. She received her degree in elementary education (preschool through sixth) at

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R-5 Board Approves Sale of $790,000 Lease Financing

The Board of Education of the Gallatin R-5 School District of Daviess County at a regular meeting on Aug. 13 approved the sale of $790,000 lease certificates of participation to its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis. These certificates are for the purpose of funding the site development, construction, equipping, and furnishing of an addition to the middle school building.

According to Dr. Bruce A. Johnson,

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North Daviess Fills Seat on Board,

Asbestos inspection completed

Beth Wheeler was appointed to the vacant seat on the North Daviess Board of Education during their meeting held Aug. 17.

Superintendent Terry Mayfield gave the facility report. Asbestos inspection has been conducted and the school is in compliance, but the inspectors did make two recommendations: 1) All members of custodial/maintenance staff receive Asbestos Containing Building Materials awareness training; and 2) Every six months the school conduct

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‘Take a Brake’ Training – Brake Safety Awareness Week

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, will participate in “Brake Safety Awareness Week,” scheduled for Sept. 6-12. “Brake Safety Awareness Week” is an educational outreach program designed to train companies, drivers, and mechanics about proper brake adjustment and air brake system inspection.

Troop H invites all trucking companies who would like to participate in the program

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Bleacher Project, Middle School Progress

The Access II bleacher project for the football field should be complete by Sept. 3, according to Gallatin R-5 Superintendent Brian Copple. Barry Wood has already poured the concrete for the project and the bleachers are scheduled to arrive on Aug. 25. The bleachers should be ready for the first home game, which is against Polo on Sept. 4.

The Access II Board, spearheaded by Tim Tadlock and Annie Gibson,

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Library Hosts BBQ

Chris Marks, Three Little Pigs BBQ, Greg Houghton, Landmark Mfg., and 24 people came out to the Daviess County Library in Gallatin to learn how to smoke meat like a champion. They learned techniques for preparing and smoking pork ribs and chicken thighs. This event, held at the library, was planned and prepared by the library staff under the leadership of Elizabeth Plotner, MakerSpace coordinator.

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August is World Breastfeeding Month

August is World Breastfeeding Month, a campaign funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services in order to empower women to breastfeed.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration, which recognized that breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development. Breastfeeding support, research and normalization have made giant advancements in the last 25 years; we now have more breastfeeding-friendly

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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. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for attendees to visit local vendors, followed by a Container Gardening Workshop at 6, dinner served at 6:30, and guest speaker, Andrew

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Jumps Honored by the Vo-Ag Teachers Association

Rustin Jumps of Gallatin was recently awarded with a Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 MVATA Awards Luncheon.

Mr. Jumps represented the Northwest District Association of the organization. This awards luncheon was held as a function of the Missouri Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association annual conference, during the Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education Conference in Springfield.

Pictured from left to right, front row, Angie Hamlin, Highland; Valerie Montgomery, Bucklin

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