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Winston FFA travels to National Convention


Six Winston FFA Members and advisor Katie Martin traveled with DeKalb, North Andrew, and Union Star FFA members to National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 18-22. While on the trip they experienced the opening general session, career show and expo, and toured places such as the Hannibal Cave, Indianapolis Speedway, a popcorn factory, a marshmallow factory, and watched a hypnotist show.

WHS FFA members are pictured in front

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Addison Burns wins speaking contest

addison-burns-ffa-img_1791Gallatin FFA member Addison Burns received first place at the Area level in the Missouri Soil & Water Association Prepared Public Speaking Contest held Nov. 2, at Gallatin. Addison, daughter of Brantly and Tara Burns, is a sophomore at Gallatin R-5 High School.

The speech contest was titled “We All Need Trees.” Requirements were to give a prepared speech 6-8 minutes long, followed by five minutes of questioning by the

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Six Knee-Hi officers attend training

4h-knee-hi-officersSix officers of the Knee-Hi 4-H Club from Daviess County attended an officer training at the Litton Ag Center on Nov. 4 in Chillicothe. Officers learned about upcoming 4-H trips and activities, practiced parliamentary procedure, and had break-out sessions for individual offices. Those attending are pictured, left to right, front row, Game Leader Kaylen Sterneker, Co-Historian/Reporters Kara Bernardino and Alex Endicott; back row, Co-Treasurer Lane Dowell, Secretary Libby Endicott, and

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Winston FFA sponsors blood drive

school-winston-blood-1The Winston FFA Chapter sponsored an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Nov. 7. Sixteen donors came and 10 units of blood were collected. The FFA appreciates all who came.

Pictured are Winston senior Delilah Gadd, with FFA Members Elizabeth O’Dell and Thomas Kile.


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Farmers enroll in program to give back to community

Now through Nov. 30, Daviess County eligible farmers can enroll in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization.

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to make a difference in local the community and give back to a nonprofit of their choice.

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program

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Delegates to the Silver Haired Legislature choose their priorities for 2017


Silver Haired Legislators are pictured, left to right, front row,  John Murphy, DeKalb County; Freda Miller, NWMOAAA  SHL Director; Shirley Pierce, Worth County; Lorraine Helm-Higgins, Gentry County; Kathy Roach, Andrew County; second row,  David Martin, Livingston County; Walter Burnett, Daviess County; John Herndon, Linn County; Dick Logan, Nodaway County; Edna Foster, Grundy County;  Bill Casey, Mercer County; Sharon Murphy, DeKalb County; Bill Hedge, Buchanan County; Larry Cady, Nodaway County; back

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Jarod Rains selected for National FFA Band

school-ghs-ffa-jarod-rains-in-bandJarod Rains, a member of the Gallatin FFA chapter, was on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 19-22 during the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Jarod, a senior at GHS and the son of Beth and Lance Rains, was selected to play saxophone in the National FFA Band.

Jarod submitted an audition tape and was selected to help bring full instrumental balance to the band from a

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Gallatin FFA members attend national convention


Members of the Gallatin FFA chapter who attended the national convention include, left to right, front row, Taylor Rardon, Kaitlyn Bird, Addison Burns, Meredith Riley; back row, Tanner Johnson, Declan Schwiezer, Mathew Barlow, Dalton Swalley, Mattison Ishmael, Megan Cox, Courtney Shubert. Not pictured: Jarod Rains.

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GHS FCCLA members attend ‘Team Spirit’ training

school-fccla-team-spiritOn Oct. 25, 10 FCCLA members and two teachers from Gallatin High School attended a Highway Safety & Leadership workshop called “Team Spirit” in Chillicothe. “Team Spirit” was put on by Kacey Buschjost of  the MoDOT Highway Safety Division, and Sharee A. Galnore and Rachel Penny of Cape Girardeau Safe Communities. During the workshop, the students had the opportunity to listen to many speakers such as Penny Lorenz Anderson of

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