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Garden Club reports on red buds

The Gallatin Garden and Craft Club met with Sarah Dowell at her home on April 19 for their first meeting in 2016. Roll call was taken. Each member gave a report of red bud trees or flowering spring trees in their yards. Several gave reports of red bud trees planted in Gallatin in years past. A committee was appointed to select Yard of the Month for May, June and July.

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Smithfield Hog Production awards scholarship to area student

smithfield Aubrey BurnsFour outstanding area students, including Aubrey Burns of Gallatin, have received scholarships awarded through the Smithfield Hog Production Missouri (SHP MO) Scholarship Program for this academic year.

Aubrey Burns of Gallatin will receive a $500 scholarship through the SHP MO Community Scholarship Program.  The scholarship is open to all graduating seniors attending high school in Missouri counties where Smithfield Hog Production Missouri has company-owned operations.

Aubrey Burns is the daughter

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Grady from Gallatin FFA is named Area 2 Star in Placement

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front row: Bradley Rhoades, Sydney Eddins, Kaitlyn Bird, Kelli Lynch, Addison Burns, Aubrey Burns, Savannah Riley, Mattison Ishmael second row: Kase Critten, Jacob Wilson, Owen Schweizer, Jarod Rains, Courtney Shubert, Cooper Grady, Hayley Michael, Trent Ishmael, Megan Cox, Tanner Johnson, Declan Schweizer

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Cooper Grady of the Gallatin FFA Chapter as the Area 2 Star in Placement at the 88th Missouri FFA Convention. Grady is the

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Five sworn in to Sons of Confederates

sons swear in 2Surgeon John Cravens Camp #2276 Sons of Confederate Veterans Gallatin swore in five of its seven new members at their last camp meeting on April 18. l to r Ray Clevenger, Gene Mitchell, Kevin Wynne, Gary Dixon and Sam Gibson new members  Lanny Dixon, Camp Commander far right and Thomas McConnell, Camp Chaplain in the background.

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Winston Dairy places well at state contest

Congratulations to the Winston FFA Dairy Foods team for placing 19th at the State FFA Dairy Foods contest and earned a Group 2 rating. Connor Christenson placed 10th overall and earned a Group 1 rating.

Winston Academic ends 12-2, Morgan Farrell on All-District Team

Winston’s Academic Team competed in the MSHSAA District Academic (Scholar) Bowl on Saturday, April 16.

In the preliminary rounds, the Redbirds posted victories over Pattonsburg (320-80)

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Jamesport to meet on future FFA Alumni Chapter

Because of increased interest we will be having a meeting about starting a Jamesport FFA Alumni Chapter.  The FFA Chapter Officers will be hosting a meal for all interested individuals on May 7, at 5 p.m. at the Tri-County school cafeteria.

The meal will be hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, beans, cold salad, and a drink.  The cost of the meal is $10/person.  All money collected will go towards the new Alumni

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NCMC business and technology students take first at state

The North Central Missouri College Business & Technology students Tatum Skinner from Jamesport and Aubrey Nelson from Gallatin competed at the Missouri State Leadership Conference in Springfield. NCMC students competed against business and technology students across the state from all colleges and universities including University of Missouri, Missouri State, Truman State, Southwest Baptist and Central Missouri University.

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NCMC Business and Technology students Tatum Skinner and Aubrey Nelson placed first at

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Students attend Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City

It was a busy day for 425 high school students involved in Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day April 14, including six from Daviess County — Jarod Rains, Kince Hutchinson, Declan Schweizer, Lilly Simons, Skylar Reynolds and Haize Wilson. For 22 years, the event has brought students and their legislators together at the State Capitol. Youth Leadership Day is sponsored by the Missouri Farm Bureau Promotion and Education.

Students visited

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Only time will tell extent of damage from cold

By Tim Baker, MU Horticulture Specialist

Our recent cold snap on the morning of April 9 has been of concern to orchard owners, especially in the northern part of our area. Apples were at the “pink” stage, and some blossoms had opened up into a full bloom. The low temperatures encountered that morning were cold enough to give us some concern. Before I discuss what our situation might be, I

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