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Student, Teacher Recognized by VFW

Jessi Becerra, an eighth grader at Gallatin R-5 High School and first-place winner of the local VFW Post 2172-sponsored Patriot Pen Essay Contest, has also won first-place for VFW Missouri District 1. Jessi presented her essay to the district leadership and was awarded a certificate and a $100 check at the district meeting in Chillicothe on Jan. 10.

Each year more than 100,000 students in grades six to eight enter

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Winston Homecoming Friday, Jan. 23

Winston celebrates Spirit Week this week, Jan. 20-23. Friday will be Homecoming. Varsity game is at 6 p.m. versus Polo followed by the Homecoming dance.

Dress up days to help celebrate: Tuesday – Decade Day; Wednesday – Disney Character Day; Thursday – Class Color Day: Seniors: Yellow; Sixth Grade: Yellow; Juniors: Orange; Fifth Grade: Orange; Sophomores: Pink; Fourth Grade: Pink; Freshmen: Green; Third Grade: Green; 8th Grade: Blue; Second Grade:

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13 Winston Students Attend FFA Greenhand Motivational Conference

On Jan. 8, freshman and sophomore Winston FFA members traveled to North Central Missouri College Campus in Trenton for the Greenhand Motivational Conference. Thirteen R-6 FFA members, along with Advisor Katie Martin, had the opportunity to learn about being positive role models, getting involved, making sound choices, becoming active team members, and making a positive difference in their lives, school and community. This activity was presented by the State FFA

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It’s a Mystery for Searcy Students, Families

The Challenge Class gifted program at Covel D. Searcy Elementary in Gallatin held a family night on January 8. During their first semester unit on mysteries, students researched common myths like Bigfoot and The Loch Ness Monster, then created photo presentations with a computer program and viewed them alongside their families.

Pictured, front row, are Taylor Morrison, Ashley Feiden, Gabe Hacking, Johnna Tadlock, and Karina Hacking; back row, Payton Feiden,

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Chillicothe R-2 Public Forum

The Chillicothe R-2 School District will be holding a public community forum on Jan. 19, 6 p.m. at the CHS Performing Arts Center. Architect John Brown of Hollis-Miller Architects will present about the community’s response to the Long Range Facility Survey and future of Chillicothe R-2 facilities. The public is encouraged to attend this event.

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Blasts from the Past

Jan. 19, 2005

A special dedicatory celebration will be held Jan. 22, when William Jewell College will name its new wood basketball court in honor of veteran men’s basketball coach Larry Holley, who has been the head men’s coach for the past 25 years.

Northwest Missouri State University Student Senate President Chase Cornett, son of Ronnie and Pam Cornett of Pattonsburg, is one of only six college students from the

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MU Provides Dean’s List

The office of the registrar has provided the University of Missouri fall semester 2014 dean’s list, which includes Carly Shea Boyd, senior, arts & science, and Derrick Charles Lin, junior, journalism, both of Gallatin, and Megan Elizabeth Ellis, freshman, engineering of Jamesport.

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Truman Announces Academic Lists

Truman State University has released the Fall 2014 President’s List, which includes Rebecca Daul of Kidder, exercise science major.

To qualify for this list, an undergraduate student must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average and must complete 12 semester hours of credit.

Truman State University has released the Fall 2014 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs’ List, which includes Chad Robertson of Gallatin, mathematics major.

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Daring DUO — Sixth Graders Fight Bullying with Kindness

Searcy Elementary School Counselor Shonna Morrison received an essay last year from then-fifth grader Allison Baker. Her paper was titled “Share the Love” and reflected her observations about bullying in school. Allison wanted to create a school where the kids are kind, not mean.

“I have been there when it has happened and I stood up for those people,” Allison wrote. “It is truly heartbreaking when stuff like this happens.”

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