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Kidder student inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

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Pictured, left to right, Dr. Neil Nuttall-NCMC President; Maryellen Harmon-PTK Sponsor; Nicole Clawson-Eagleville; Tosha Wilson and Amanda Wilson-Trenton; Sarah Reeter-Chillicothe; Morgan Mulnix-Bethany; Jacob Forsythe-Kidder; PTK President Shelly Essary, Vice President of Leadership & Service Shelby Roof, Vice President of Communications & Historical Events Morgan Gray.

Fifteen North Central Missouri College (NCMC) students, including Jacob Forsythe of Kidder, were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society on Oct. 22.


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Practice makes perfect…well, we hope so

by Jackie Nichols, Gallatin Theatre League

Just imagine that your hobby involves studying and memorizing the majority of a book/script.  Spending hundreds of hours practicing on stage with fellow castmates learning where and how to say the very lines you’ve now memorized; depending on each other to know what to say and when to say it!

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The Gallatin Theatre League is pictured preparing for their upcoming play “Harvey” on November

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Club to help with Christmas on the Square activities

The Laureate Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Oct. 5 at the home of Nita Cragg.  Linda Bridgeman reported on the success of the garage sale, which is the primary fundraiser for the Jean Groom Scholarship.  On Oct. 19, the club planned to meet at the home of Nancy Salmon. The meeting was rescheduled for Oct. 26.  The service committee reported that the chapter has been asked

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Dockery gets upgrade to hiking trail, geocache invites walk in the park

web_park board minutes octoberMorgan Corwin gave a presentation on his completed Eagle Scout project at the park. Morgan upgraded the 1,500-foot forest hiking trail at the park by adding wood chips to the trail, clearing brush, and repairing the bridge. He also placed a geocache on the trail and placed new “hiking trail” signs at both ends.

In the activity or pastime of geocaching an item in a container has been hidden at

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Second annual trunk or treat Halloween event scheduled

After an amazing response last fall that saw over 400 area children participate, the Daviess County Arts Council is bringing back Scare on the Square Trunk or Treat at the Daviess County Courthouse in Gallatin. The event welcomes individuals from the community to come out for a fun family evening, providing a safe environment for children to Trick or Treat from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Individuals are welcome

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Look it up! Elks support Searcy youth with dictionaries, more

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The Trenton Elks #801 donate paperback dictionaries to all of the Covel D. Searcy third grade students each year.

The primary focus of the Elks Dictionary Project’s is to promote literacy to children in third-grade as they transition from learning how to read to identifying and using information. Over the course of the program, founded in 1995 by Mary French of Charleston, S.C.,  nearly 15 million third-grade students have received

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Six from Winston initiated as FFA Greenhands

Six members of the Winston FFA Chapter attended the Area 2 Association Greenhand Initiation on Oct. 14, in Gallatin where they were officially inducted as Greenhands (first year) members, and listened to Missouri FFA President Adam Kirby speak about opportunities in FFA. Pictured left to right are Steven Youtsey, Shelby Mason, Ross Nelson, Brooke Heldenbrand, Tyler Turner, and Cy Uthe. Katie Martin is Agricultural Education/FFA instructor. [Submitted Photo]web_school winston ffa greenhands

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Three flag poles go up as Eagle Scout project at Winston Cemetery


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Kristchon Hisel, 18, Winston, has added three flagpoles to grace the Winston Cemetery as his Eagle Scout Project. The cemetery is located about a half mile east of Winston on the north side of Hwy. 6.

“I wanted to help the community and make the cemetery look better,” said Kristchon.

The project was mostly funded through a recent donation by Mildred and Milton Huffman to the cemetery.

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Generous donation will bring new life to aging Winston Cemetery

Valerie Parman, a member of the Winston Cemetery Association, knew Milton and Mildred Huffman as a young child and was not that surprised to learn the couple had made a $217,209 donation to the Winston Cemetery, where both are interred.

“They lived on their family farm near Winston and I grew up south of Winston,” said Ms. Parman. “They were very nice individuals and cared about their community and the

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