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Jarod Rains selected for National FFA Band

Jarod 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.

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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

On 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

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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

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2nd ‘Women in Ag’ event attracts 250

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

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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,

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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

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Knee-Hi 4-H’ers have a fire truck ‘experience’

The Knee-Hi 4-H club met Oct. 12 at the Gallatin First Christian Church with 21 members in attendance. The Gallatin Fire Department was the October program. GFD brought out three trucks including the ladder truck. Fire Chief Doug Hamilton explained the different situations each truck is used for and the members were able to ask

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MWA steps up to help fund Backpack Buddies program

Modern Woodmen Junior Service Club of McFall has stepped up to assist the Pattonsburg School District in obtaining funds to help support the “Backpack Buddies” program at the school. The group is currently raffling a $100 Wal-Mart gift card. Tickets are available for $1 each for six (6) for $5. Proceeds will be matched, up

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Poker run pays off for VFW

2016 Ranger winner: Left to right Post Commander Robert Smith; District I Vice Commander Victor Dill; winners John and Deena Eads of Gallatin; John Regginborn and Jerry Ferguson, both members of the Gallatin VFW; and Rob Bozarth of Rob’s Cycle of Pattonsburg.

The 2nd Annual Off Road Poker Run was another big success despite

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Kickin’ Cancer fundraiser great success

The Third Annual Kickin’ Cancer Fundraiser was a terrific success with about 180 people attending, according to the fund-raising committee. Over $7,500 was raised from free-will donations during the event. Money raised will be used for the purchase of gas cards for patients who travel to treatment.

The BBQ fundraiser block party was held on

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Gun & Knife show returns to St. Joe

Hundreds of tables full of new and old guns will be displayed at the St. Joseph Gun & Knife Show as it returns to the Civic Arena this weekend, Oct. 8-9.

There will be guns, knives, ammo, archery, gun parts, reloading supplies, holsters and other related products, some at discounted prices! The show layout

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Gallatin club says goodbye to summer

Nita Cragg was hostess for the September meeting of the Laureate Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Her program on kitchen utensils from the past brought up many nostalgic memories. Members brought items for our basket for the “Kickin Cancer with Kindness” fundraiser on Oct. 8, from 5 to 6:30. The pulled pork dinner

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National 4-H Week – Salute to our youth!

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The Brushy Squirrels 4-H is excited for a new year!

Last year we grew in size considerably and anticipate a great year to come! Each year the club enjoys taking part in community projects, farm visits, the Regional Energizer, Clover Kid and 4-H camp at Crowder State park, an ice cream social at the Jamesport fair for fundraising and a big ticket item for

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12 from Gallatin FFA received chapter degrees

Twelve Members of the Gallatin FFA Chapter travelled to Chillicothe on Sept. 21 to participate in the Area II FFA Chapter Degree Ceremony. Over 150 Chapter Degree recipients from the 21 Area II schools participated. The Chapter FFA Degree is the highest degree that can be earned at the chapter level. To earn this

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From the Bench ‘Puppies for parole’ a circuit success!

By Circuit Judge R. Brent Elliott

State Representative Jay Eggleston and I were recently invited to Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron to witness the 4,000th adoption of a dog under the “Puppies for Parole” (PFP) program. Although I was aware of the program I had no idea how many people are involved in and benefit

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Hugs from Home quilt project boosts morale one hug at a time

The Hugs from Home Quilt Project provides free handmade quilts for deployed military personnel during the Christmas season. “Hugs” also provide the quilts to various local needs, such as “The River Front Relief Project” for homeless families living on the Missouri river front, Women’s Shelters, Veterans Administration, and other special needs.

The “Hugs” project is

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Oh the Drama…September

The Gallatin Theater League (GTL) fall production will be the musical comedy “Nunsense.” GTL will host auditions at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the theater. Community members are invited to audition. Directors Doug Nichols and Tom Garnett encourage all to come join the fun. GTL will donate two tickets to “Nunsense” to the

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Gallatin Bulldog Pride marching band

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Bulldog Pride Marching Band competed at Carrollton Band Day in Indoor Color Guard, Parade Street Marching, and Drumline. The Band competed in their class 2A rank, placing third in Parade Street Marching and first in Drumline competition. Congratulations to Gallatin Bulldog Pride Marching Band for showing our Bulldog spirit,

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Learn and Do Club marks 50 years

Irene Taul and Lola Critten just observed their 50th anniversary … as original charter members of the Learn and Do Extension Club!

Observing 50 years of fun and friendship, the Learn and Do Club met Sept. 22 at the home of Darlene Morrison, with two 50-year charter members in attendance, Irene Taul and Lola

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Jeremy Ruth of Gallatin selected for Harding University marching band

Jeremy Ruth of Gallatin has been selected for the 2016-17 Harding University Thundering Herd marching band. Ruth plays the tenors. The band performs at all home football games and selected fall exhibitions and parades.

The band consists of instrumentalists including woodwind players, brass players and percussionists from all majors. The marching band is directed by

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Smithfield donates bottled water

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For the fifth consecutive year, Smithfield Hog Production Division–Missouri donated bottled water to area schools to be sold in concessions for fundraising or used for other purposes throughout the school year. This year 1,940 cases of bottled water were donated to 21 area schools. Among the schools receiving up

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Kickin’ Cancer Fundraiser

Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness Committee will again be raising funds from free-will donations during a Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness event. Money raised will be used for the purchase of gas cards for patients who travel to treatment.

Daviess County BBQ fundraiser block party will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, on Market

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Red Cross and county fire departments team up to provide smoke alarms

The American Red Cross of Northwest Missouri and the Daviess County Fire Departments are teaming up to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by ensuring all homes in Daviess County have working smoke alarms.

“Last year, the American Red Cross of Northwest Missouri responded to over 100 home fires”, states

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