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Access II Helps Disabled Live Independently

Access II Independent Living Center is available to serve those living with disabilities by providing them with an opportunity to live more independently. Access II provides you with an in-home aide to assist with daily tasks so you can remain in your own home. If you are receiving MO HealthNet (Medicaid), have a significant physical disability, and are at least 18 years of age, you may qualify for the in-home

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Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Awards Presented

The Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO), founded by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) 28 years ago, recognized the top achievers at the annual Awards Ceremony on Dec.11, 2014. Awards were presented to agencies from nine regions and included Greatest Percentage Increase to the Daviess County Sheriff Department at 207% for Region One.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the organization’s largest

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Redbirds Now 8-1 After HDC Tourney Championship

Winston’s boys needed overtime to defeat Mercer, 54-47, on last Friday, but in doing so claimed the championship trophy of the HDC Tournament.

The Redbirds blanked the Cardinals, 7-0, in the extra period after Mercer had rallied to tie the game at the end of regulation.

Jordan Leonard had the hot hand for Winston with 29 points. Mercer’s Cashman Hartley scored 20 to lead the runnersup.

Winston defeated Pattonsburg, 67-29,

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Local Volunteers Join 115th Audubon Christmas Bird County

Between Dec. 14, 2014, and Jan. 5, 2015, hawk-eyed volunteers across the country will brave various weather conditions to count birds during the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). On Dec. 20, birders and nature enthusiasts in Grand River Audubon will take part in this tradition, many rising before dawn to participate in the longest running wildlife census on the planet.

Each year, the Audubon Christmas Bird County mobilizes over

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GHS Teams Double Up Against Plattsburg at NCMC

A larger snowfall than expected led to school closings on Thursday and cancellation of Gallatin’s non-conference basketball doubleheader against Trenton, but Bulldog teams were at the Ketcham Center in Trenton on Saturday for their doubleheader in the Holiday Hoops event.

Gallatin bested Plattsburg twice Saturday night with the Lady Bulldogs upping their season record to 6-2 with a 48-39 victory and the Bulldog boys moving to 7-1 with a 55-40

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Jessi Becerra Wins Patriot Pen for District

The VFW Post 2172 and Ladies Auxiliary proudly announce the first place winner of the District 1 Competition for the Patriot Pen Essay, Jessi Becerra. Jessi is an eighth grader at the Gallatin R-5 High School. Her parents are Ben and Hope Becerra of Gallatin.

Jessi’s social studies teacher Ryan Beenken encourages his students to participate in the Patriot Pen contest each year to show their patriotism.

Other district winners

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Jail Meets Dec. 23

The Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the training trailer at the jail in Pattonsburg. Visitors will include Larry Joiner, Encartele Phone System. Old business will discuss the building add-on, training, and Todd Watson will talk about MULES. Closed session will hear the Steven Grant audit.

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Trenton PD Implements Body Cameras

The Trenton Police Department has begun to implement their new body cameras. Over the next few weeks, officers will be assigned the devices and receive training on their use, policy and procedure, uploading the video into a secure system, and more. Many businesses and individuals partnered with the community-based Body Camera Steering Committee to raise funds and initiate purchase of the cameras. Donations are still being accepted, and any interested

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Missing Tournament Monies Under Investigation

Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright stated that the Trenton Police Department is currently investigating the alleged theft of monies from an August 2014 charity softball tournament.

Wright advises that in August 2014, several area residents formed a two day softball tournament at Griffin Field, Trenton, to raise money for three area men who had died in vehicle accidents in 2009 and in 2012. The money raised was to be distributed

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