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Breastfeeding Friendly in the Workplace

by Jessica Nelson

In 2012, the CDC reported that 77% of mothers initiated breastfeeding in the hospital but by the time babies are three months old only 34% are exclusively breastfeeding. That percentage drops to 16% by the time the baby is six months old. Why are these percentages so low when 85% of pregnant mothers plan to exclusively breastfeed, meaning the infant only has breast milk for its first

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MDC Revises Hunter Education

Skills session training scheduled in Gallatin

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently revised the Hunter Education course for student convenience and to emphasize hands-on training. The course is now a two-step process.

The first step is to complete the knowledge-based training through one of three options.

Option 1: Take the online/mobile study portion and complete the review quizzes. The student must show the Missouri Skills Session Qualifier Certificate to enter

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Parenting Classes Offered for Free

TRENTON, MO — Classes are being offered at no charge for parents/guardians during April and the beginning of May, at the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center (1601 E. 28th St). Choose from the focus topics: Parenting 101/Preventing Problem Behavior (April 2); Handling Misbehavior (ages 5-10 - April 9); Your Children Can Succeed in School (April 16); Building Relationships in a Blended Family (April 24); Decision Making (teenagers – April

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Liberty Theatre to Present Alice in Wonderland

ROCK PORT, MO – Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is making the stage at Rock Port’s Liberty Theatre, and singers, dancers, actors, and stand-ins are being sought. Auditions will be April 21-24 from 5:30-8 p.m. Call 660-744-5599 for more information. Performances will be in June.

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Gallatin Club Supports Fire District

The Laureate Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on March 17 at the Washington Street Food and Drink in Cameron. Members voted to support the Gallatin Fire District’s effort to purchase a ladder truck by making a donation. Members discussed applicants for the Jean Groom Scholarship. A decision will be made at the next meeting which will be at the home of Lois Agenstein on April 6. The

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5K Color Run Event to Highlight DisABILITY Awareness

Access II Independent Living Center will hold its 3rd Annual Walk It, Run It, Roll It 5K event on Saturday, April 5, in Gallatin. This year’s event will feature a COLOR RUN. The goal of this event is to chase away the common perception of disability from the minds of all communities and to promote community wellness while providing a race that is for everyone.

Registration is $20, with a

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Champion Black Maple Found Outside Gilman City

A black maple tree in rural northwest Missouri has joined a list of giants. The black maple growing in a field edge in southeastern Harrison County recently qualified for the list of Missouri State Champion Trees.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) keeps a list of champions to celebrate the beauty and economic benefits trees provide in forests, fields and lawns. Trees are chosen by a formula that takes into

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Annual Meeting Held at Lake Viking Recently

The Viking Valley Association Annual Meeting of Members convened at 2 p.m. on March 2 at the Lake Viking Clubhouse. Balloting was conducted to fill three positions on the board of directors. The three successful candidates were Dee Rizek, Donna Redden Archibald and Janet Weidner.

Committee reports were presented. A question and answer session was conducted. An initiative for the prevention of zebra mussel introduction into Lake Viking was adopted

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AARC Learns About Monarch

Tammy Mallen from Monarch Rehab in Cameron was at the Active Aging Resource Center on March 20, to educate about Monarch’s services. Monarch Rehab is an acute in-patient geriatric behavioral health unit serving seniors aged 60 years and over with their mental health needs. Pictured is Monarch Community Education Manager Tammy Mallen talking with senior center patron Robert Dagenais. [Submitted Photo]

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