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Explore the amazing history of you

Daviess County Library is offering an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition.

Come learn how Ancestry Library edition can help you research your family history through the clues your ancestors left behind. The Introductory class will be in two sessions Jan. 23 and Feb. 6, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. You must be able to navigate the Internet.   Class size is limited to eight.

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Be a below-zero hero!

The 9th Annual Polar Plunge will take place Feb. 27 at Lake Viking. Their ‘Reason for Freezin’. . . the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri! All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit training and competition for 1,100 Special Olympics’ Missouri athletes.

The Polar Plunge is open to anyone 10 years or older who is a fan of having a good time for a good cause. The event is hosted

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Farmers’ Electric sponsoring 53rd annual essay contest

Sophomores and juniors from area high schools will have the opportunity to win all expense paid trips this summer. Members of the junior class will be competing to win one of two trips to Washington D.C. Three sophomores will win trips to the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (C.Y.C.L.E.) in Jefferson City. Youth Tour will be held June 10-16, while the C.Y.C.L.E. trip will be July 20-22.

The essay

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VFW honors area contest winners

VFW District One will meet Saturday, Jan. 16, beginning at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 858 in Chillicothe to honor the contest winners, which includes second place winner in the Voice of Democracy Essay, Abigail L. Marble, a sophomore at Gallatin High School.

The winners of the Voice of Democracy Essay also include: 1st Place, Naomi G. McManus, Brookfield High School, Sophomore; and 3rd Place, Courtney L. Goodman, North Mercer

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Seven from Winston FFA get involved through Greenhand Conferences

by Elizabeth O’Dell, Winston FFA Reporter

Winston FFA members are pictured, left to right, Cy Uthe, Ross Nelson, Shelby Mason, Steven Youtsey, Brooke Heldenbrand, Tyler Turner, Connor Christensen

Winston FFA members are pictured, left to right, Cy Uthe, Ross Nelson, Shelby Mason, Steven Youtsey, Brooke Heldenbrand, Tyler Turner, Connor Christensen

Seven Winston FFA members and their advisor Katie Martin traveled on Jan. 6, to the North Central Missouri College in Trenton to join over 4500 first year FFA members  at the annual Greenhand Motivational Conferences. FFA students from more than 320 Missouri

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Win school funds while having fun trashing trash!

MDC and MoDOT invite schools to fight litter through “No MOre Trash!” contest.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) invite Missouri public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter in the Show-Me State — and to have creative and educational fun — by participating in the 2016 “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest.

The annual trash-can contest

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Garden and Craft hold last meeting until April

The Gallatin Garden and Craft Club held their December meeting at the Corner Café on Dec. 14. Members gathered for a holiday noon dinner with special Christmas treats to take home, made by the December hostess, Veda Heldenbrand.

The members also enjoyed their annual Christmas gift exchange. This meeting also brought to a close the monthly gathering of members until April, 2016. With winter upon the members and all of

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Incident responses for Gallatin Fire

The Gallatin Fire Protection District responded to 172 calls during 2015. Below is the incident report for December.

12-7: 2:30 p.m. Search for person(s) on land in Pattonsburg area; 5:32 p.m. Passenger vehicle fire on Quick Ave east of Hwy CC.

12-9: 4:43 p.m. Medical Assist at 27482 Nickel Ave;

12-10: 10:15 a.m. Hazardous Materials investigation, no leak/gas found at 1337 W Grand;

12-13: 11:15 a.m. Medical Assist at 312

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Trivia night at Lake Viking

Rotary International will hold Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Lake Viking Clubhouse, 2060 Lake Viking Terrace. Snacks and soft drinks are provided. The cost is $20 per person; six to eight people per team. Contact Janet Weidner: 660-663-8929 or 816-679-2958.

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