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Electricians Bid on New Addition to Jail

Langfitt Electric from New Hampton and Hangly Electric from Pattonsburg submitted bids for the new building add-on at the jail in Pattonsburg, but no action was taken by the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board during their meeting held Nov. 26.

Ed Howard gave the financial report which the board accepted. Sales tax income for November was $67,155.57; Commissary grossed $12886.84; CD Account balance is $235,325.76; Sales Tax Account balance is $161,263.81;

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People Service to Take Over Sewer Plant

City Administrator Zac Johnson stated that PeopleService will start transition training in December for the sewer plant and should take it over by January. PeopleService, Inc. provides contract operation and maintenance of municipal and industrial water and wastewater utility systems. PeopleService is located in Omaha, Neb.

In other business at the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Nov. 24, bills in the amount of $31,688.65 were approved for

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One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Daniel Webster, Jr., Acting Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Kansas City District Office, reminded private nonprofit (PNP) organizations of the Dec. 30, 2014, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred Sept. 9-10, 2014. PNPs that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

According to Webster, eligible

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Hoop Shoot on Dec. 13

The Chillicothe Elks Lodge #656 will hold the annual Hoop Shoot Competition for the area youth on Dec. 13 at the Grand River YMCA in Chillicothe. Competition begins at 10 a.m. with registration from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The event is free and participants must be 8-13 years old as of April 1, 2014, to participate. All participants must have a parent sign an entry form the day of the

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Holiday High Tea with St. Joe Symphony

Join the St. Joseph Symphony on Dec. 9 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Shakespeare Chateau Inn (809 Hall Street) for Holiday High Tea with food and a performance. Tickets are $35 per person, and seats are limited. RSVP no later than Dec. 3 by calling 816-233-7701. For more information, visit http://saintjosephsymphony.org/index.cfm/pageid/89.

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Travel Abroad with NCMC

Another European trip is being planned through EF Study Tours, in connection with North Central Missouri College in Trenton. Preliminary trip dates are May 19-28, 2016, and countries on the itinerary are Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, with an optional extension to France. Travelers do not need to be college students or have any association with NCMC. Additionally, a discount has been offered for any enrolling for the group trip before

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Two Positions Open on R-2 Board

Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education set filing dates for school board from Dec. 16, 2014, to Jan. 20, 2015, during the meeting held Nov. 19. The positions held by Patty Hartley and Pam Plymell are up for election.

The 2014 MAP/EOC testing awards presentation was held with students who scored advanced or proficient last spring receiving medals.

Superintendent Troy Clawson updated the board on the progress with QNS on network

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Elks Hoop Shoot Set for Dec. 6

The Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Covel D. Searcy Elementary School in Gallatin, and will feature girls and boys competition at three different grade levels.

Contestant age groups will be determined by their ages as of April 1, 2015. The groups are 8-9-year-olds, 10-11-year-olds and 12-13-year-olds.

Winners from the local level advance to the Lodge Contest to be held Dec. 13 at

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Volunteers from Every Church Help Area Families

An average of 26 volunteers from most every church in Gallatin gave 7,781 hours of service to the community, according to Bill and Karen Reed with the Seventh-Day Adventist Community Service Center, located on South Clay Street in Gallatin. Those volunteers helped an average of 47-50 families each week and an average of 146 persons a week.

The community provided 43,437 articles of clothing to give away; 731 pairs of

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