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How High Can You Go? Library Kicks Off ‘Maker’ Events

Did you know a normal 2×2 Lego brick can take 950 pound of pressure? That’s 375,000 bricks! The world record-holding tower was built in Budapest, Hungary, and took four days to build.

Budapest tower, image credit So Bad So Good.

The Daviess County Library invites the community to join them the week of March 24-28 for —UNDER PRESSURE—  the first of several planned “Maker” events for 2015. Maker spaces promote

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GHCAA Announces Scholarship Program

Green Hills Community Action Agency is pleased to announce a newly implemented college scholarship program, open to both traditional and non-traditional students planning to continue their education beginning in the summer or fall of 2015. The scholarship will be available to full-time, income-qualified residents of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, or Sullivan counties.

GHCAA will award up to 20 scholarships across the nine county service region in

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Terry Mayfield to Serve as R-3 Superintendent

The North Daviess R-3 School Board offered a superintendent contract for the next school year to Terry Mayfield during a meeting held March 2. He will begin his duties on July 1.

A resident of Trenton, Mr. Mayfield, 42, was born in Harrisonville and spent his entire childhood in Drexel, graduating from its high school.

He attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall. He received a B.S. degree in social studies

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Shopko Foundation Makes $2,000 Donation to GHS

For “Help Us Give Back” campaign

This past holiday season, Shopko Hometown collected signatures from customers as part of its Help Us Give Back initiative, a program that was run in all 178 store locations across the country. Customers could sign up between Dec. 1-24 and for every signature the Shopko Foundation donated $1 (up to $2,000).

Thanks to the community’s support, the Shopko Foundation donated $2,000 to the Gallatin

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Group Offers Help to Families Affected by Homicide

Mothers in Charge (MIC), a non-profit in Kansas City, will be guest speakers at the upcoming March meeting of ReCess in Cameron. MIC is led by a group of women who have suffered the tragic losses of loved ones due to homicide. Their organization responds to homicide scenes to provide support to family members, hold vigils for victims, work to bring awareness of violence prevention, and educate children and parents

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CDSE Sixth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E.

On Feb. 27 Gallatin sixth graders graduated from their D.A.R.E. class. These young adults completed the 10 week D.A.R.E. program by writing an essay on what they learned during the class that will help them stay drug and violence free. This year’s D.A.R.E. essay winners for Gallatin are, left to right, Matney Waters, Carlie Beck and Johnna Tadlock.

Programs such as D.A.R.E. could not exist without the support of the

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Free Class for Family Historians

The Family History and Discovery Center of Trenton will hold a training class designed to assist those interested in learning to attach pictures, stories, videos, and documents to their family tree. The event is March 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Family History Center, located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2930 Oklahoma Ave. The public is invited. For more information, call 660-663-2782.

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Defense Class for Women

The Trenton Police Department will be holding a women’s self-defense and survival awareness class on March 14, in the Trenton High School wrestling room. The cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Contact Chief Wright at 660-359-5557 or Debbie Carmen at 660-359-4324 for more information. This class — limited to 40 students — is in partnership with the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce and Damsel in Defense and Scientific

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Better Woman Conference Ahead

TRENTON, MO — The First Assembly of God Church (1107 E. 11th Street) will host Gretta Meeker, a minister and counselor, who is slated as guest speaker for the Better Woman Conference. There will be two sessions — March 6 and 7 — which will each include a meal, vendors, door prizes, and the featured event. Tickets are $20, may be prepurchased or bought at the door, and reservations can

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