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Backpack Buddies program helps fill the gap for hungry children

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FBLA members in the photo:  Front:  Cora Stout, Mattison Ishmael, Chloe Simmons, Aubrey Feiden, Hayley Michael; Back:  Megan Cox, Taylor Sloan, Janee Filbeck, Courtney Shubert, and Briar Roll.

Daviess County Schools are involved in the Backpack Buddies program again this year, including Gallatin R-5, Winston R-6, and Pattonsburg R-2 — and the need is greater than ever.

Many of the children in the communities served by Backpack Buddies are enrolled

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Sportsman’s Alliance hosts Outdoor Fun Day

The North Missouri Sportsman’s Alliance (NMSA) will be hosting its Third Annual Outdoor Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Livingston County Fairgrounds.

“The Fun Day will feature a variety of seminars on the outdoors, as well many activities that will be ongoing throughout the day,” said Steve Shoot, President of the NMSA.

The seminars this year include goose calling, trapping, handgun safety, turkey tactics, chronic wasting disease (CWD) and

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Gallatin club donates to Kickin’ Cancer

The Laureate Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met August 29 at the home of Carol Wood for beginning day, the first meeting of their new year. The program was “Hearts.” The chapter decided to donate a basket for the fundraiser Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness which will be held Oct. 8 from 5 to 6:30 in the street in front of the United Methodist Church.

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Chillicothe Chautauqua

Chillicothe’s 32nd Chautauqua in the Park will be held Sept. 10 & 11 featuring stage entertainment and traditional arts area.

Events include: Author & Storyteller, Shelly Long in the Traditional Arts Area, Saturday:  9:30 a.m., 1;15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. 4: p.m. and Sunday:  10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Children’s Percussionist—Dan Venner, Sunday:  10:30 a.m.

The Gorsetts Country Western & Bluegrass; “Gold Rush”; “The Morton Sisters”; “Rock’n Country”

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Winston FFA hosts national president

winston-state-ffaThe Winston FFA Chapter had the honor of hosting the National FFA President Taylor McNeel of Vilonia, Ark., on Sept. 1 and 2 as a part of the annual National FFA Officer visit in Northwest Missouri. McNeel was elected to the 2015-16 National FFA Officer team at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo.

On Thursday WHS FFA Members and their families enjoyed food and fellowship at the yearly Back-to-School

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Eagle Scout Colby Reed recognized

Untitled-1Colby Reed was honored during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony held at Breckenridge United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 17th. On Sunday evening, August 21st, District 2 State Representative J. Eggleston had the opportunity to attend Boy Scout Troop 67’s Court of Honor to present Colby a House Courtesy Resolution in honor of his reaching the Boy Scout’s highest attainable rank.

Representative Eggleston said, “I know the time

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Celebrating history with tours

The Daviess County Arts Council will celebrate 180 years of Daviess County history with tours of two notable landmarks.

The first building available to view is the unique Squirrel cage jail. The jail is a piece of history that few places in the world can claim. With the rare set up of this jail where the prisoners were placed in cells and rotated to face the back wall of the

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Calling all Artists! 

The Daviess County Arts Council has teamed up with Wayne Creek, the owner of Times and Seasons, located on the east side of the Gallatin square, for another Chautauqua art show.  Artists of all ages are invited to share their art and compete for the Best of Show categories in three age groups:

$200 will be awarded to the adult Best of Show winner; $50 will be awarded to the

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MDC offers Deer Management Workshop at Jamesport

A White-tailed buck searching for a doe during the fall season at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City, MO.

A White-tailed buck searching for a doe during the fall season at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City, MO.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free Whitetail Deer Management workshop 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Jamesport City Park Community Building, 708 S. Grant St., in Jamesport. Experts will discuss white-tailed deer and how land management practices can improve deer herd

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