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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Gallatin R-5 Middle School

Construction of the new middle school at Gallatin R-5 Schools became official last Friday, July 3, with a groundbreaking ceremony on the school campus. Following opening remarks by incoming R-5 Superintendent Dr. Bryan Copple, school board members fanned out to handle shovels with various other project officials.

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Shown from left, are R-5 Middle School Principal Tiffany Otto; outgoing R-5 Supt. Dennis Croy; school board members Dr. Bill

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Seven Students Benefit from Burrows Scholarship

This past May, the Nicholas Henson Burrows Scholarship was given out for the last time in Gilman City. This was the 17th year for this scholarship award, given in memory of Nicholas Henson Burrows, son of Mary and Dennis Burrows, grandson of Everett and Leontine Burrows, all of Gilman City, and Theresa Henson of Bethany.

Nicholas died in 1998 of bacterial meningitis at the age of 13 months. This year

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Aubrey Burns Completes Successful Week at Girls State

Aubrey Burns of Gallatin has returned home, having spent a week immersed in learning the ins and outs of the life of a state legislator, holding political conventions and listening to speakers from various levels of local, county and state government.

To cap off the experience, Aubrey was appointed to Health Director of Adreon City; elected as an Electoral Official at Adreon City; elected County Council Woman of Johnson County;

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McCrary Offered Job as R-2 Elementary Principal

Three candidates were interviewed for the elementary principal position by the Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education during a special meeting held June 8. Alan McCrary was offered a transfer from high school math to the elementary principal position.

Eugene Thatcher was hired as a full-time custodian during the board’s regular meeting held June 22.

The board agreed to advertise for a full-time secretary and a bus driver.

The 2014-2015 budget

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Library Completes Implementation of Racing to Read Grant

Over 800 books gifted to county youngsters

The Daviess County Library recently completed implementation of a $5,600 grant as part of the Missouri State Library’s Racing to Read initiative. Library staff applied for the grant in the latter half of 2014 and learned in January of this year the library was a grant recipient. Racing to Read is an initiative sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen 4-H Camper Spirit

Daviess County 4-H youth attended one week of Northwest Region 4-H Camp at Crowder State Park in Trenton. Aubrey Nelson was a counselor.

Pictured, left to right, are back row, Emma Qualman, Johnna Tadlock, Lucy Turner; second row, Taylor Hoover, Aubrey Nelson, Libby Endicott, Hailey Eads; front row, Alex Endicott, Emma Christopher, Mattney Waters. Becky Simpson is the 4-H Youth Specialist.

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Rains Graduates School of Dentistry

Riley Davis Rains graduated from University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry on May 15 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Riley has accepted a position in Kirksville with the Northeast Missouri Health Council.

Riley is a 2007 Gallatin High School graduate and a 2011 graduate from University of Missouri at Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.

Riley is the son of David and

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P.E.O. Helps Women in Education

The BQ Chapter of P.E.O. in Gallatin sponsored two local women for P.E.O. Program for continuing education (PCE) grants this year. Vickie France of Gallatin and Amanda Harper of Gallatin each received a grant to assist with educational needs. Established in 1973, the P.E.O. Program for continuing education (PCE) presents need-based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary

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Phillips Graduates with Masters in Business

On May 15, 2015, Caleb Phillips graduated from the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business, receiving a Master of Business Administration. Caleb received a Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication with honor in May of 2013.

Caleb’s achievements while at MU include: Summer Welcome Leader, Tour Team Leader, Alternative Spring Break Site Leader, President and Graduate Assistant; 2011 Homecoming Steering Committee, 2012 Homecoming Royalty, 2013 Mizzou 39 recipient, tapped

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