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New Bleacher Ready for Next Home Game

The Access II bleacher project for the football field is completed and ready to be tried out. A ramp is available for seating space for three wheelchairs, walkers and rollators (walkers with wheels and a seat) and companions. The next home game is against Polo on Sept. 4. Barry Wood poured the concrete foundation.

Pictured are the Access II Board members who spearheaded the project, Annie Gibson and Tim Tadlock,

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Chautauqua Kicks Off on Thursday, Sept. 17

Chautauqua’s opening ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, on the Gallatin square. The ceremony will begin with an invocation by Pastor Robert Nelson, followed by paying devotion to our country.

Then, our Chautauqua Grand Marshals, J.R. and Betty Bird, will be honored for their many years of great service in the community. A VFW presentation will conclude the ceremony, followed by the Chautauqua Square Dance on

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Return of the ROMEOs

The ROMEOs returned to the Corner Cafe in Gallatin on Tuesday, Sept. 1, marking their fourth year. Around 50 riders made it this year. The shiny steel bikes parked outside the café belong to the group: Retired Old Motorists Eating Out. This club travels for the enjoyment of the ride. They have no president, no dues, no real organization of any kind. Nor do they meet up and ride in

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Utility Bill Scam Possibly Targeting Members of FEC

Farmers’ Electric Cooperative has been alerted of a possible scam targeting coop members. In similar scams across the country, potential thieves attempt to gain credit card information from unsuspecting members by posing as representatives of the cooperative. Although no local phone calls have been confirmed, Farmers’ Electric is proactively spreading this information in an effort to keep members from becoming a victim of this crime.

“We strongly urge our members

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Huston Riding High, Two First Place Rodeo Wins

Huston at the rodeo in Sedalia last month.

Tyler Huston, Gallatin, has been snagging wins in the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association (MRCA), taking first place at his last two rodeos at Sedalia and Mendon. Tyler grew up in the rodeo scene and has competed in several events since junior high. He eventually found a love for saddle bronc riding. This year Tyler has competed in over 10 state rodeos across

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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. Seating is still available; be sure and make reservations.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for attendees to visit local vendors, followed by a Container Gardening Workshop at

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Upward Bound Accepting Applications

Upward Bound (UB) is now accepting applications. UB is a program that assists high school students in preparing for successful college entrance through academic year advising, tutoring, and a culturally rewarding summer component. UB serves six school districts: Trenton R-9, Chillicothe R-II, Gallatin R-V, Hamilton RII, Tri-County R-VII, and Grundy R-V. Applications and additional information can be found at www.ncmissouri.edu/ub or at the high school counselor’s office. Applications are due

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AYBF Fundraiser Nets $42,000

This year’s event had a great turnout.

The twenty-third annual dinner-auction and golf tournament for the Farmers’ Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) raised $42,000 this year. The monies raised included $5,500 from more than 1,000 Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Members who participate in Operation Round Up each month. The main auction raised $15,600. The highest bid item of the evening, a bat used by Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex

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Winston Sets Tax Levy, Audit Reveals Full Compliance

The Winston R-6 School Board set the total tax rate $3.09 per $100 assessed value. This represents an operating tax levy at $3 per $100 assessed value and a debt service levy of $.09 per $100 assessed.

This will be the fifth year in a row that the proposed tax rate will be lower than the previous year, noted R-6 Superintendent Brian Robinson. Looking back 20 years, the Winston R-V6

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