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Two from Winston on Trailer of Champions

Winston FFA Chapter announced that two of its members had the honor of displaying projects on the Trailer of Champions at the 2015 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia in August. Georgia Caldwell was recognized for exhibiting the Reserve Grand Champion Winter Squash, which she raises along with pumpkins on her farm outside of Winston. She also exhibited a watermelon and tomatoes. Gillian Heldenbrand received the Reserve Grand Champion Wall Hanging,

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Early Pioneer Families of Daviess County: The Browns #2

by Lanita Sconce Smith, DCGS President

The Brown Family #2 — Go west!

There are at least three Brown families I have come across (so far) who were early pioneers of the county (prior to 1850). One was the John Bridges Brown and Hannah Hill family, who we learned about in a previous article. Another was the Samuel C. Brown and Elizabeth Cox family. The third family is the following.

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Farmer Cooperators Needed

University of Missouri Extension is seeking local growers to establish test plots this fall. These plots will be replicated strip tests using growers’ equipment and harvested using yield monitors to record yield data. The first trials will be planting cover crops with other trials such as phosphorus fertilization following. Cover crop trials are especially important to protect water quality and find suitable practices to protect it. 

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Interested in Bees? Join the Club

A new bee club may soon form in the region. Bud Motsinger, a long-time beekeeper in Caldwell County, is interested in starting a new bee club in Braymer. An organizational meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the American Legion in Braymer. Mr. Motsinger will give a presentation on beekeeping basics, with plenty of time for questions. New or experienced beekeepers are welcome. Mr. Motsinger

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GFPD August Fire Report

The Gallatin Fire Protection District reported the following incidences for August.

Aug. 2 at 7:21 p.m. Severe weather assessment, Gallatin.

Aug. 3 at 1:46 p.m. Motor Vehicle Accident on Hwy CC south of Hwy 6.

Aug. 4 at 9:05 p.m. Dispatched & canceled enroute, mutual aid with Hamilton Fire.

Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Public service, Jameson.

Aug. 9 at 6:37 a.m. CO detector activation with no CO found at

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Snow Receives Award for Forage Production


Zane Snow, a 2015 graduate of Winston R-6 FFA Chapter, was recently recognized for receiving a bronze rating on his forage production proficiency application. This extensive process evaluated Snow, and other winners from their respective states in the forage production category, in areas such as hours worked, wages earned, skills advanced, and goals obtained, just to name a few.

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New Bleacher Ready for Next Home Game

The Access II bleacher project for the football field is completed and ready to be tried out. A ramp is available for seating space for three wheelchairs, walkers and rollators (walkers with wheels and a seat) and companions. The next home game is against Polo on Sept. 4. Barry Wood poured the concrete foundation.

Pictured are the Access II Board members who spearheaded the project, Annie Gibson and Tim Tadlock,

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Chautauqua Kicks Off on Thursday, Sept. 17

Chautauqua’s opening ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, on the Gallatin square. The ceremony will begin with an invocation by Pastor Robert Nelson, followed by paying devotion to our country.

Then, our Chautauqua Grand Marshals, J.R. and Betty Bird, will be honored for their many years of great service in the community. A VFW presentation will conclude the ceremony, followed by the Chautauqua Square Dance on

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Return of the ROMEOs

The ROMEOs returned to the Corner Cafe in Gallatin on Tuesday, Sept. 1, marking their fourth year. Around 50 riders made it this year. The shiny steel bikes parked outside the café belong to the group: Retired Old Motorists Eating Out. This club travels for the enjoyment of the ride. They have no president, no dues, no real organization of any kind. Nor do they meet up and ride in

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