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Winston Approves Substitute Pay

The Winston R-6 Board of Education approved substitute teacher pay at $80 per day starting in the 2015-2016 school year during its meeting held May 18.

Staff will be participating in the College Ready Writers Program Grant through Missouri Western State University.

The board hired Saxton Pliley for summer custodial help; Vickie France of Gallatin as a sixth grade teacher; Curtis May of Trenton for high school science, junior high

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It’s Time to Reform Crop Insurance

by Traci Bruckner

At the Center for Rural Affairs, we’ve heard from farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains about negative impacts of federally subsidized crop insurance for over a decade. A farm safety net is important to help family farmers mitigate risks, but there are real concerns with the current crop insurance program.

The federal government subsidizes crop insurance, paying 62% of premiums, on average, in 2012. Insurance policies

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Letter to the Editor: Big Thanks to Foster Parents

Dear Editor:

Thank you, foster parents!

On behalf of Healthy Families at Cornerstones of Care, we want to thank everyone in the community who is a foster parent. We know being a foster parent is a tough job, and we appreciate your dedication and commitment to our children.

As you well know, the children in our care have suffered from abuse and neglect. While those traumatic experiences are unimaginable to

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Community Works Together to End Hunger

Second Harvest Community Food Bank joined with the Gallatin Post Office in a local effort to “Stamp Out Hunger” – the nation’s largest annual food collection event. The food was taken to the Seventh-Day Adventist Community Center Food Pantry where it will be available to low income residents and anyone with an emergency need. Call 663-2478 for more information. The post office employees and Seventh-Day wish to thank the community

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All Alumni Reunion Set for May 22-25

The Gallatin All Alumni Reunion will be held this weekend, May 22-25. Schedule includes an icebreaker at South Side Tavern on Friday; Class of ’65 gathering at the library from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday; All alumni banquet at the high school gym with doors open at 4 and dinner at 5:30 on Saturday; All alumni pot luck wiener roast at Dockery Park at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday; and Veterans

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VFW Ceremony at Brown

VFW will hold their Memorial Day ceremony at Brown Cemetery north of Gallatin at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. American-made grave marker flags will be available for sale for $1 each.

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Producers Must Report Prevented Planting, Failed Acres

Kirby Payne, executive director of Daviess County USDA Farm Service Agency, reminds producers to report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain FSA program eligibility.

Producers must report crop acreage they intended to plant, but due to natural disaster, they were prevented from planting. Prevented planting acreage must be reported on form FSA-576, Notice of Loss, no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting

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Winston Busy Testing and Fixing This Spring

A list of delinquent customers was left with the city clerk by the utilities clerk.

All Winston sewer equipment is working well.

Ordinance enforcement officer reported on dog and property issues that are on watch, as well as contacts and plans. The report included a threat by one property owner who has dogs in violation.

The siren was tested and worked well.

A water line froze up at the park.

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Torch Run in Gallatin May 27

The Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO), founded by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) 29 years ago, began on Thursday, May 18, and will continue through Friday, May 29. The torch run will be held locally with a start at 9 a.m. in Chillicothe; 10:50 a.m. at Trenton; 12 noon at Gallatin; and 1 p.m. at Cameron on May 27.

Law enforcement officers from around

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