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SWCD announces cost-share sign up

Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District state cost-share sign up for all approved practices starts Monday, Feb. 1 through Feb. 29 at the USDA Service Center in Gallatin.  Funds will become available after July 1, 2016, and continue through June 30, 2017.

Cover crop is a new practice that was approved July 2015, by the State Soil & Water Districts Commission. The district has an $8,000 per operator limit

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Do you have Southern roots? Meeting to revive Cravens Camp

Lanny Dixon is inviting anyone interested in reviving the Cravens Camp, originally a local United Confederate Veteran (UCV) Camp, to attend an informational meeting. He would like to reactivate it as a Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) camp. The informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, in the upstairs of the Subway in Gallatin.

The meeting should appeal to people with many different interests in

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Patriot Pen, Voice of Democracy winners announced

The Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172  and Ladies Auxiliary are proud to announce the 2015 winners for the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest and the Voice of Democracy Contest.

Patriot Pen winners are pictured, left to right, VFW 2172 Commander Vic Dill, Auxiliary Youth Chairman Sherri Carder, first place Drew Prindle, second place Kyra Barker, and third place Johnna Tadlock.

Patriot Pen winners are pictured, left to right, VFW 2172 Commander Vic Dill, Auxiliary Youth Chairman Sherri Carder, first place Drew Prindle, second place Kyra Barker, and third place Johnna Tadlock.

The theme  for the Patriot’s Pen Contest was “What Freedom Means

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Keeping abreast of the ups and downs of area birds

The Grand River Audubon Society donned their binoculars and armed themselves with picture guides and checklists to join in their 26th Christmas Bird Count (CBC), according to Terry McNeely of Jameson. Mr. McNeely has compiled the record for all of the local membership’s 26 years.

Data collected during this wildlife census is submitted to a nationally based science staff and used to assess how the birds of the Americas are

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Gallatin FFA members “GOT TALENT”  

Seventeen members from the Gallatin FFA attended the annual Greenhand Motivational Conference at Trenton on Jan. 6.

Over 4,500 first year FFA members from more than 320 Missouri High Schools had the opportunity to learn about being positive role models, learning to get involved, making sound choices, becoming active team members and making a positive difference in their lives, school and community at the annual Greenhand Motivational Conferences.

Through interactive

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Explore the amazing history of you

Daviess County Library is offering an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition.

Come learn how Ancestry Library edition can help you research your family history through the clues your ancestors left behind. The Introductory class will be in two sessions Jan. 23 and Feb. 6, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. You must be able to navigate the Internet.   Class size is limited to eight.

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Be a below-zero hero!

The 9th Annual Polar Plunge will take place Feb. 27 at Lake Viking. Their ‘Reason for Freezin’. . . the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri! All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit training and competition for 1,100 Special Olympics’ Missouri athletes.

The Polar Plunge is open to anyone 10 years or older who is a fan of having a good time for a good cause. The event is hosted

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Farmers’ Electric sponsoring 53rd annual essay contest

Sophomores and juniors from area high schools will have the opportunity to win all expense paid trips this summer. Members of the junior class will be competing to win one of two trips to Washington D.C. Three sophomores will win trips to the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (C.Y.C.L.E.) in Jefferson City. Youth Tour will be held June 10-16, while the C.Y.C.L.E. trip will be July 20-22.

The essay

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VFW honors area contest winners

VFW District One will meet Saturday, Jan. 16, beginning at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 858 in Chillicothe to honor the contest winners, which includes second place winner in the Voice of Democracy Essay, Abigail L. Marble, a sophomore at Gallatin High School.

The winners of the Voice of Democracy Essay also include: 1st Place, Naomi G. McManus, Brookfield High School, Sophomore; and 3rd Place, Courtney L. Goodman, North Mercer

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