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Farmers enroll in program to give back to community

Now through Nov. 30, Daviess County eligible farmers can enroll in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization.

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to make a difference in local the community and give back to a nonprofit of their choice.

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program

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Delegates to the Silver Haired Legislature choose their priorities for 2017


Silver Haired Legislators are pictured, left to right, front row,  John Murphy, DeKalb County; Freda Miller, NWMOAAA  SHL Director; Shirley Pierce, Worth County; Lorraine Helm-Higgins, Gentry County; Kathy Roach, Andrew County; second row,  David Martin, Livingston County; Walter Burnett, Daviess County; John Herndon, Linn County; Dick Logan, Nodaway County; Edna Foster, Grundy County;  Bill Casey, Mercer County; Sharon Murphy, DeKalb County; Bill Hedge, Buchanan County; Larry Cady, Nodaway County; back

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Jarod Rains selected for National FFA Band

school-ghs-ffa-jarod-rains-in-bandJarod Rains, a member of the Gallatin FFA chapter, was on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 19-22 during the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Jarod, a senior at GHS and the son of Beth and Lance Rains, was selected to play saxophone in the National FFA Band.

Jarod submitted an audition tape and was selected to help bring full instrumental balance to the band from a

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Gallatin FFA members attend national convention


Members of the Gallatin FFA chapter who attended the national convention include, left to right, front row, Taylor Rardon, Kaitlyn Bird, Addison Burns, Meredith Riley; back row, Tanner Johnson, Declan Schwiezer, Mathew Barlow, Dalton Swalley, Mattison Ishmael, Megan Cox, Courtney Shubert. Not pictured: Jarod Rains.

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GHS FCCLA members attend ‘Team Spirit’ training

school-fccla-team-spiritOn Oct. 25, 10 FCCLA members and two teachers from Gallatin High School attended a Highway Safety & Leadership workshop called “Team Spirit” in Chillicothe. “Team Spirit” was put on by Kacey Buschjost of  the MoDOT Highway Safety Division, and Sharee A. Galnore and Rachel Penny of Cape Girardeau Safe Communities. During the workshop, the students had the opportunity to listen to many speakers such as Penny Lorenz Anderson of

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All in this together at regional FCCLA meeting


Maddy Waters and McKinley Waters of the Gallatin FCCLA chapter. They are displaying the Gallatin FCCLA banner on stage during the meeting roll call.

On Oct. 26, more than 650 members, advisors, guests and drivers gathered at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty for the 2016 Family Career and Community Leaders of America Regional Meeting. Fifty-one of the 75 Gallatin FCCLA chapter members were in attendance.

Before the meeting

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2nd ‘Women in Ag’ event attracts 250

women-in-ag-crowd-under-tent The 2nd Annual Women in Agriculture Event in DeKalb County held Sept. 8 in Maysville attracted nearly 250 in attendance.

“We started planning this year’s event in the spring, as an opportunity to give women involved in agriculture a chance to network, learn, be inspired and have fun,” said Mandi Bird, executive director of the DeKalb County FSA office.

Mandi is married to Dillon Patrick Bird of Gallatin, son of

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4-H Clubs recognized for success, awards for Rookie of Year


Knee-Hi and Brushy Squirrels 4-H members in attendance at Recognition Program are pictured, left to right, front row, Cali Webb, Blaine Landes, Cord Endicott, Olivia Sterneker, Alexie Neeley, Allee Prescott, Jonas Pettit; second row, Bailey Neeley,  Emma Christopher, Kaylen Sternecker, Emma Henderson, Mason Heckenbach, James Tucker, Colby Webb, Presley Wells; back row, Alex Endicott, Madison Reeter, Hailey Eads, Libby Endicott, Lucy Turner, Bo Eads.

by Alicia Endicott

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Gallatin Theater League rehearses “Nunsense” for November production


GTL members are pictured, left to right, Annie Gibson, Sherri Pettit Smith, Amy McMahon, Vanessa Mullins, Janna Barton.

Nunsense will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 17-19, at the Courter Theater in Gallatin by the Gallatin Theatre League.

Once again, the lights are on and the marquee is sparkling at the Courter Theater in Gallatin.

The small but mighty cast of “Nunsense” has been rehearsing nightly, set

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