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Jail Meets Dec. 23

The Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the training trailer at the jail in Pattonsburg. Visitors will include Larry Joiner, Encartele Phone System. Old business will discuss the building add-on, training, and Todd Watson will talk about MULES. Closed session will hear the Steven Grant audit.

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The Jungle Book, MCT Casting Call

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is back again, this time with a production of The Jungle Book. Auditions will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center; students who are in kindergarten through 12th grade can try out. MCT’s touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props, and stage makeup, and are at no cost to the students. This program

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Trenton PD Implements Body Cameras

The Trenton Police Department has begun to implement their new body cameras. Over the next few weeks, officers will be assigned the devices and receive training on their use, policy and procedure, uploading the video into a secure system, and more. Many businesses and individuals partnered with the community-based Body Camera Steering Committee to raise funds and initiate purchase of the cameras. Donations are still being accepted, and any interested

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Bantam Youth Football First Time League Champs

The Gallatin Youth Football league had their awards banquet Monday night, Dec. 15, for the 2014 season. The two teams had very successful seasons.

The Bantams (third and fourth grades) went 8-0 and won first place in their division by defeating Lawson in the championship game 28-0. They also set a league record for largest point differential, outscoring their opponent by an average of 27 points per game. This is

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‘Beat the Griswolds’ Contest Winners

First place winners, “The Raywolds.”

 

 

The exterior lighting contest winners for the “Beat the Griswolds” contest held in connection with Gallatin’s second annual Christmas Around the Square were Stan and Denise Ray (the Raywolds) for first place and Jim and Deanna Fuller for second place.

Christmas Around the Square, held Nov. 22, is a community event supported by many local businesses and individuals. Thanks is extended to all

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Missing Tournament Monies Under Investigation

Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright stated that the Trenton Police Department is currently investigating the alleged theft of monies from an August 2014 charity softball tournament.

Wright advises that in August 2014, several area residents formed a two day softball tournament at Griffin Field, Trenton, to raise money for three area men who had died in vehicle accidents in 2009 and in 2012. The money raised was to be distributed

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An Asset or Albatross?

Some talk around town has City Hall taking the lead in determining the future of the cupola building on North Main. That’s good!

City Hall taking charge of this problem property makes sense. We’ve got good people serving on the board. We should encourage our aldermen to take a leadership role to coordinate what’s to happen. With the city’s commitment comes stability and an opportunity for individuals and community groups

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Great Plains Growers Conference January 8-10

by Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist

Ever since moving to the Northwest Extension Region, I have been working on the organizing committee for the Great Plains Growers Conference. This is a premier conference for horticulture producers, with many new ideas presented from growers, researchers, and Extension specialists. The conference is organized by Extension educators from five states: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. We hold the conference every January in

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Local Volunteers Join 115th Audubon Christmas Bird County

Between Dec. 14, 2014, and Jan. 5, 2015, hawk-eyed volunteers across the country will brave various weather conditions to count birds during the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). On Dec. 20, birders and nature enthusiasts in Grand River Audubon will take part in this tradition, many rising before dawn to participate in the longest running wildlife census on the planet.

Each year, the Audubon Christmas Bird County mobilizes over

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