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Are You Eligible for a Refund of Your Property Tax or Rent?

The Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim (MO-PTC) is a tax credit available for persons 65 years of age or 100% disabled or 60 years of age and receiving survivors benefits based on their paid real estate taxes or paid rent receipts.

The maximum credit is $750 for renters and $1,100 for homeowners. The actual credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes paid or 20% of the rent

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Winston Accepts Resignation, Receives Grant for Buses

The Winston R-6 Board of Education accepted Vicki Woodward’s letter of retirement for the end of the 2014-15 school year during their meeting held Jan. 19. Mrs. Woodward is the family and consumer science teacher. The board approved her for the district’s early notice of resignation incentive.

Discussion about hiring a fifth and sixth grade basketball coach was tabled.

A motion to extend Superintendent Brian Robinson’s contract by one year

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Wendell Burns Contract Renewed at R-3

Wendell Burns’ contract for superintendent for the 2015-2016 school year was renewed during the meeting of the North Daviess R-3 School Board held Jan. 19.

The senior class has finalized their senior trip and will leave for Branson on May 18 and return May 21.

The district did receive interest on the CDs in December.

The board adopted a homework policy that will be implemented beginning Feb. 2.

Kerri Smith

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Blasts from the Past

Jan. 26, 2005

The FCCLA Region 2 Officer Screening was held Tuesday at Braymer High School. Katie Patton, Gallatin, was elected Region 2 National Officer candidate. She will now compete in April at State Conference for Missouri’s National Officer candidate.

Ray Depuy of Ireland Adv. and Electric of Chillicothe took 72 hours to do fabrication work in his shop for the new time and temperature sign which now stands on

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Gallatin School Hires New Superintendent

Proceeds with bids for school

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Dr. Bryan Copple

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education announced the hiring of Dr. Bryan Copple as the next superintendent of the district. The selection was made after a long and thorough evaluation and interview process, according to the board. There were many qualified applicants, but the board said it felt confident that Dr. Copple is the perfect fit for the community.

Dr. Copple currently

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Older Worker Opportunities in Daviess County

The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is currently accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, meet income criteria and live in Daviess County. There are currently several openings for qualified candidates.

“In this difficult economy, many older Missourians are finding it necessary to find work,” says Debb Trautloff, local employment and training coordinator for Experience Works.  “Unfortunately, finding a job can be especially

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CBC Blood Drive

TRENTON, MO — Community Blood Center needs to collect 580 units of blood daily to meet the needs of area hospital patients. To help with efforts, the Grundy County Senior Center (2901 Hoover Drive) will host a blood drive on Feb. 2 from 12 to 6 p.m. Call 888-647-4040 or visit savealifenow.org for more information about guidelines for donation, or to set up an appointment.

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Reece Selected as Coach of the Year

 

Stuart Reece was selected earlier this year by the Missouri High School Athlete Association staff to receive the NFHS Coaches Association state award for tennis for 2013-2014. Stuart teaches health at Campbell Middle School and is the boys’ and girls’ coach at Lee’s Summit North. The Broncos team were state champions for 2013-14. Stuart is the son-in-law of David and Kayla Michael of Gallatin and is married to their

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Student, Teacher Recognized by VFW

Jessi Becerra, an eighth grader at Gallatin R-5 High School and first-place winner of the local VFW Post 2172-sponsored Patriot Pen Essay Contest, has also won first-place for VFW Missouri District 1. Jessi presented her essay to the district leadership and was awarded a certificate and a $100 check at the district meeting in Chillicothe on Jan. 10.

Each year more than 100,000 students in grades six to eight enter

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