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Branch Out, Find History on Your Family Tree

The Family History and Discovery Center presented a Family History Class on Saturday with about 20 persons attending. Christianne Jacobsen taught participants online research techniques for finding information about their ancestors.

The next class will be Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 2930 Oklahoma Avenue in Trenton. Participants will be shown how to attach sources, photos, documents and

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Blasts from the Past

Jan. 12, 2005

Freezing rain and icy roads have made a shambles of high school basketball tournaments throughout Northwest Missouri this week, including the 11th annual Lawson Tournament. Unless conditions improve this afternoon (Wednesday), tonight’s games could be in jeopardy, as well. A full day of games on Saturday is a foregone conclusion.

Clayton Baker, the third-ranked Missouri Class 1 wrestler at 189 pounds, remained unbeaten at 11-0 by

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MDC Hosts Missouri Master Naturalist Training in St. Joseph

The Loess Hills Chapter in St. Joseph will hold training sessions Feb. 24 to May 19, which include both classwork and field trips. The initial training provides the knowledge and skills foundation for completing conservation volunteer service projects. Local contact is Dan McCann of Gallatin, 816-810-5436. Contact out of St. Joseph is T.J. Peacher, 816-271-3100.

Missouri Master Naturalists mix science with service. They aid conservation programs and help people discover

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Estimates Show Daviess Has 18.9% Poverty Level

New poverty statistics have been released by the federal census bureau, and the news is still not positive. According to its annual Small Area Income and Poverty Estimate (SAIPE), Daviess County has a poverty rate of 18.9%. The percent indicates that of the 8,098 total population in the county, 1,527 are in poverty. Those in poverty under the age of 18 make up 31.1%, or 654 of 2,103 children.


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Banks Kids Needed for CHS Mary Poppins

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The Chillicothe High School drama department will present a production of Mary Poppins in March, and is looking for a boy and girl to play the Banks children. Ideally they’ll be in grades 2nd through 5th, no taller than 4ft 6in, and should be strong readers and vocalists. Practices will be three evenings per week with the high schoolers. Auditions take place Jan. 9, 4 p.m., at

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Legislative Issues Set for Region’s Visit to Jefferson City

As legislators are gearing up for a new season in Jefferson City, so too are the citizens of Northwest Missouri. Daviess County Coordinator is Denise Felderman.

Over the past few months, the Great Northwest Day at the Capitol Steering Committee gathered and prioritized legislative issues for the region’s annual visit to the state capitol city on February 3-4.

At this event, approximately 350 people from the 18-county region will visit

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Radio Repeater Antenna Will Move to Winston Tower

Supervisor Dana Carder presented the agreement between Missouri Department of Conservation and Daviess County Central for the radio tower move to the Winston area. The agreement is for 10 years, renewable, with approximately $300 in electricity per year.

Last summer 911 board member Todd Watson began working out details to move the Lock Springs radio repeater to Winston. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) owned the land around the Winston

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VFW District One Meeting

CHILLICOTHE, MO — VFW District One will meet on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m., VFW Post 858 (910 Washington Street). The organization will honor the recent winners of the Voice of Democracy essay, Patriot Pen essay, and Teacher Award. The regular district meeting will follow with lunch at 1 p.m.

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The Jungle Book, MCT Casting Call

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is back again, this time with a production of The Jungle Book. Auditions will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center; students who are in kindergarten through 12th grade can try out. MCT’s touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props, and stage makeup, and are at no cost to the students. This program

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