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Health department offers free hepatitis vaccine

Free Adult Hepatitis B vaccine is available at the Daviess County Health Department for adults 19 years old and older. Typically this vaccine would be very limited to uninsured or underinsured adults; however, this vaccine will expire on February 3, 2016. The health department has been granted permission from Vaccines for Children (VFC) to offer these doses to anyone interested in lieu of them expiring. So if you are interested

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MDC to help host Eagle Days at Smithville Lake

Free event Jan. 9 & 10 will include wildlife exhibits and live raptor shows

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and partners will host the 21st annual Eagle Days at Smithville Lake on Jan. 9 and 10. The right combination of weather that’s cold, but not too cold, can concentrate waterfowl and eagles at the lake north of Smithville and Kansas City. Regardless of weather, the indoor conservation exhibits and

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OATS bus fare paid again

oats bus.jpgOnce again, the community stepped up in support of Daviess County residents and the OATS bus. The Gallatin Methodist Women’s Group and the Gallatin Christian Women’s Fellowship and Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center have donated funds to cover the fares for any Daviess County resident.

Daviess County has a local support group — a board — made up of volunteers from around the county. They meet once a month.

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Daviess County Library receives memorial donations

Memorial donations have been placed in the Daviess County Library.  “Peace Is an Offering” was donated in memory of Chris Evans by Steve and Sandy Evans. Rachel and Kendra McMahon donated “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety” by Jimmy Carter, in memory of Grandpa Edward McMahon.  Mandi Hemry, Brandy Vandiver, and Sara Maurer donated “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and “Amazing Science” DVDs, in memory of Mr. Dennis Steigerwalt.  The

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GHS FCCLA teens empowered through leadership and service

Pictured left to right are GHS FCCLA Secretary Tatum Griffin, 2nd Vice President Kaitlyn Bird, and Public Relations officer Maddy Waters.

Pictured left to right are GHS FCCLA Secretary Tatum Griffin, 2nd Vice President Kaitlyn Bird, and Public Relations officer Maddy Waters.

The Gallatin Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter and thousands of youth members and adult advisers recently gathered in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 19-22 for the annual National Cluster Meeting.

The meeting provided Gallatin members with opportunities to compete in skill demonstrations ranging from culinary knife skills

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MFA Oil Foundation awards grant to Daviess County Multi-Purpose Senior Center

The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant in the amount of $1,000 to Daviess County Multi-Purpose Senior Center, Inc. to be applied toward the purchase of a commercial upright freezer. The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees. Since it was established in 1998, the MFA Oil Foundation has awarded more

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Knee-Hi carols at nursing home, plans for Energizer

by Alex Endicott, Knee-Hi Reporter

Knee-Hi 4-H Club met on Dec. 9 at the Covel D. Searcy Elementary School Cafeteria.  Members made snowman holiday cards for the residents of the Daviess County Nursing and Rehab Center and brought in hand sanitizer, hand lotion and lip balm to be given to the residents.  Prizes were handed out for the best western, patriotic, classic, jolliest, silliest, and the cutest snowmen.  Caroling at

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Winston art students present cards, crafts to Quail Run

school winston Art ClubWinston High School Art Club members traveled to Cameron on Dec. 8 to visit the residents at the Quail Run nursing home. While there they made Christmas cards and crafted decorations for the tree. Several students had never been to a nursing home and they enjoyed the one on one experience with the residents. Pictured, left to right, are Jordan Walker, Miriam Hunt, Emily Perry, Monica Whitaker, Maggie Farrel, Thomas

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Gallatin FBLA attends national conference

On Nov. 6-8, six members of the Gallatin FBLA Chapter attended the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference in Omaha, Neb.  While at the conference, students had the opportunity to attend workshops and the opening and closing sessions. At the sessions students were privileged to listen to two motivational speakers along with the national officer team. While on the trip, students also had the opportunity to zip line and visit the

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