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Four retire from Gallatin school

Four resignations were received by the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education during their meeting held Nov. 19.

Nancy Andrew, head of the alternative school which is referred to as the STARS program, will retire at the end of this school year after 32 years of service to the Gallatin R-5 School district. She was hired in 1984 by Covel D. Searcy himself. Stan Coulson will retire as the Gallatin High

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Trenton girls, Winston boys grab top seeds in 39th Gallatin Invitational

Trenton’s girls and Winston’s boys have been awarded the top seeds in the 39th Annual Gallatin Invitational Basketball Tournament, which tips off next Monday night, but both girls and boys brackets promise upset potential.

It’s not every year that the GIT features a state tournament finalist, but this year’s event provides that and a state sectional qualifier on the boys’ side. Four of last year’s all-tournament boys are back

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Strong post play fuels Panther, Bulldog split

Tuesday night’s basketball season openers for Gallatin and Pattonsburg may have been less about winning and more about finding out where players stand in the pecking order of starting rotations.

Gallatin’s Bailey Maxwell and Pattonsburg’s Katie Warford battle for a loose ball during opening action Tuesday night in Pattonsburg.

Gallatin girls and boys teams went deep into their benches but only the Bulldog boys escaped the Panther dome with a

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Pattonsburg R-2 approves audit, sets filing dates

Dianna Closterman with Westbrook & Co. presented the audit report for the 2014-2015 school year to the Pattonsburg Board of Education during their meeting held Nov. 18. The board approved the audit report.

The filing dates for Election of Board Members were set for Dec. 15, 2015 – Jan. 19, 2016.

The 2015 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) & End Of Course (EOC) Testing were presented to the board. Medals were

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Winston sets filing dates for school board

The Winston R-6 Board of Education set the school board candidate filing period for the April 5, 2016 election during their meeting held Nov. 16. Candidates can file from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. after Dec. 15, 2015, and until Jan. 19, 2016, on regular school days. This year’s board election will consist of two three-year terms. Terms are ending for Allen Rhoades and Greg Farrell.

The board gave final

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Invention Convention brings out the creativity in students

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Pryce Johnson and Taylor Morrison tied for first place

Wizard wardrobes, pro throws, jungle nuts — what will they come up with next?

An Invention Convention was held on Nov. 10 at Covel D. Searcy Elementary School in Gallatin. Students in Kim Brammer’s Challenge Class, which is the gifted program at the school, participated in the event. Family members were invited to attend. Each student created an invention to demonstrate

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Jasmine Ramirez receives education empowers scholarship

school schol ramirezJasmine Ramirez of Gallatin has been selected as the recipient of the E2 Education Empowers Scholarship. This $600 scholarship is renewable for three additional semesters, provided the student achieves a 3.0 minimum grade point average and maintains continuous full-time status. The award can be applied to tuition, fees, residence hall fees or books.

The E2 Education Empowers program places emphasis on better jobs, better wages, healthier people, and thriving communities

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Kindergartners learn safety from fire fighters

web_school k at fire station 15The Gallatin kindergarten visited the Fire Station on Oct. 30. The kindergarteners learned about fire safety and got to sit in a fire truck. The Gallatin Fire Protection District and the kindergarten class are Partners in Education. [Submitted Photo]  ​​

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Winston students ‘can’ help with Access II food drive

Staff, students and parents from Winston Elementary in Winston helped make the fall food drive at Access II Independent Living Center a huge success, according to Brandy Gannan, Program Manager.  The drive brought in several hundred non-perishable food items.

Access II’s community food pantry is a service provided to consumers with disabilities. Many individuals with disabilities have low incomes with very small food budgets. Access II’s food pantry helps provide

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