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Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off: New Center Opening

Provides foster and adoption services

As a kick-off to April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, Healthy Families Programs, a provider of child and family support services in Northwest Missouri, including Daviess County, invites the community to an open house at its Resource Development Center on April 1, 2015.

The new center provides foster homes for the nearly 4,000 children in state custody in Northwest Missouri who have suffered from abuse

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Girls and Boys State Delegates

Five GHS Juniors, Coby Brogan, Sam Coulson, Aubrey Burns, Tristen Wilson, and Chase Morrison, have been selected to attend Missouri Girls State and Missouri Boys State at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg during the month of June.  These programs are hosted by the American Legion and provide students with an opportunity to live together as self-governing communities. The week-long activities are designed to inform participants about the duties,

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Winston Trustees Look Forward to Community Events

The Winston Historical Society reported that Jesse James Days is set for July 10-12. More roads may need to be closed than in previous years to make room for vendors. The Historical Society also has two tractor pulls planned.

Other community events noted by the Winston Board of Trustees at their March 2 meeting include a homemade ice cream social hosted by the school PTO on May 7 after the

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Check Your Home During PPW

Curiosity can kill the cat. And the children.

That’s why National Poison Prevention Week, March 15-21, is a good time to check for poison hazards in your home, says Kandace Fisher McLean, University of Missouri Extension housing and design specialist.

Nine out of 10 poisonings happen in the home, McLean said. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, poisoning is the No. 1 cause of injury death in

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How High Can You Go? Library Kicks Off ‘Maker’ Events

Did you know a normal 2×2 Lego brick can take 950 pound of pressure? That’s 375,000 bricks! The world record-holding tower was built in Budapest, Hungary, and took four days to build.

Budapest tower, image credit So Bad So Good.

The Daviess County Library invites the community to join them the week of March 24-28 for —UNDER PRESSURE—  the first of several planned “Maker” events for 2015. Maker spaces promote

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Students Compete at National Conference

Grace Von Opitz of Gallatin, an agriculture student at North Central Missouri College, received first place in the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization Conference held March 11-15 in Boise, Idaho. Four other students, including Megan Beck of Gallatin, earned recognition in career programs.

Grace received first place in Career Planning – Ruminant Animal Systems. Megan received eighth place in Career Progress- Agribusiness Systems.

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Elect ARC or PLC

USDA deadlines for Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) is March 31. Landowners need to update farm yield history and/or reallocate crop base acres. Producers need to make one-time election of ARC or PLC for 2014-2018 crop years.

What happens if you miss March 31? Your farm will not be eligible for 2014 crop year ARC or PLC payments. Your only option will be to enroll your

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GHCAA Announces Scholarship Program

Green Hills Community Action Agency is pleased to announce a newly implemented college scholarship program, open to both traditional and non-traditional students planning to continue their education beginning in the summer or fall of 2015. The scholarship will be available to full-time, income-qualified residents of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, or Sullivan counties.

GHCAA will award up to 20 scholarships across the nine county service region in

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Building Hunger-Free Communities, Annual Fund Drive

Second Harvest Community Food Bank, whose service territory includes Daviess County, has officially kicked off the 2015 Building Hunger-Free Communities Annual Fund Drive. An event will be held in Chillicothe on Wednesday, April 15.

The purpose of this fund campaign is to raise $425,000 for Second Harvest’s four primary initiatives: Nourishing Children, Nourishing Seniors, Nourishing Families and Nourishing Neighborhoods.

Second Harvest serves 15,000 people a week.

Help nourish the

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