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Certain poor shepherds…give blood

As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.

You can give blood at the Gallatin First Baptist Church on Jan. 9, from 3-7 p.m. The church is located at 511 West Richardson Street.

Millions of people are expected to take to

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OATS, Inc. receives donation from Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri


OATS Driver Doug Spears (far left) and Farmers Bank Executive Vice President Rick Klingensmith (second from right) with OATS riders and bank employees.

OATS, Inc., a Missouri non-profit transportation provider, is pleased to receive a $15,000 donation from the Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri. In an effort to ensure residents are provided reliable transportation to allow them to live independently in their own communities, Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri presented

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Garden and Craft Club holds Christmas luncheon

The Gallatin Garden and Craft Club met at the home of Veda Heldenbrand for the Nov. 15 meeting.

Roll call was what fruit do you like to eat best during winter time? The orange was hands down the winner. Discussion proceeded on the Red Blood Orange variety, and who has eaten them in our club.

The future project for 2017 of the barn quilt blocks was given the pros and

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Help count birds for science during Audubon’s 117th Annual Christmas Bird Count

The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). On Dec. 17, birders and nature enthusiasts of Grand River Audubon Society will take part in this tradition, many rising before dawn to participate.

Terry McNeely has been the Grand River Audubon compiler and participant for the last 26 years. He said every year has offered different experiences along

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Triumph Foods donates 21,000 pounds of meat to Second Harvest

Triumph Foods donates 21,000 pounds of meat to Second Harvest.Last week, Triumph Foods donated 21,000 pounds of ribs, loins, pork steaks and other pork cuts to Second Harvest Community Food Bank of St. Joseph, which services 19 northwest Missouri counties, including Daviess.

It has been a busy year for Triumph Foods and the Second Harvest Community Food Bank network. In June, Triumph donated 20,000 pounds of premium, fresh pork to

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Modern Woodmen raise funds for Backpack Buddies


Modern Woodmen Jr. Service Club 7463-2 of McFall recently completed a matching fund raiser to help fund the Backpack Buddy Program at the Pattonsburg School. Members sold raffle tickets for a $100 Walmart gift card. The winner of the gift card was Kristin Etherton. From the event $449 was raised and matched by Modern Woodmen. A check for $898 was presented to Alan McCrary, elementary principal by Mekenzie Turner and

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Grand River choir & Orchestra at Trenton Dec. 10

The Grand River Valley Choir & Orchestra will begin their seventh season Saturday, Dec. 10. GRVCO will present “A Celebration of Christmas” at 3 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Trenton. The doors will open at 2:30. We ask our guests not to enter the Sanctuary until the dress rehearsal is over.

The choir and orchestra have had 10 weekly rehearsals. The choir will open singing three selections: Angels

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Knee Hi plans for holiday donations



Knee Hi members gather for a program

At the Nov. 9 Knee-Hi 4-H Club meeting, discussions included club efforts to support the community for holiday donations. State Shooting Sports awards were handed out along with program recognition awards. Program included learning about germs and how to stay healthy by thoroughly washing hands. The meeting ended with a game of Simon Says and the county 4-H youth agent Becky Simpson

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Bees and more at the Great Plains Growers Conference

By Tim Baker, Horticulture Specialist

In a little over one month, it will be time for the Great Plains Growers Conference. This is one of the premier conferences for horticulture producers, and it is found right here in northwest Missouri. Held in St. Joseph, the Great Plains Grower’s Conference is put together every year by Extension educators from four states: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. The conference will be held

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