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Gallatin School Board Opposes Amendment 3

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education went on record during its meeting Sept. 18 passing a proclamation in opposition to Amendment 3. The “Teacher Tenure Law” is on the ballot in November. The R-5 board approved a proclamation in opposition to the amendment.

“Whereas, Amendment 3 on the November ballot is a state mandate that shifts local control for education decisions away from parents, teachers, administrators and school boards; and

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Students, Would You Like to Win Some Money?

The VFW Post 2172 and the Ladies Auxiliary would like to challenge students to participate in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Contest. Why? To let you express your views on democracy, show your patriotism and win some scholarships.

The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades nine through 12. You will record your original 3-5 minute essay on a CD. Students need to label the

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GHS Class of ’74 Holds Reunion

The Gallatin Class of ‘74 held their 40th Class Reunion Sept. 20, at Cycles. Jerry Bob Albrecht traveled the furthest from California. James Wilson organized the event and paid special tribute to our classmates who have passed, Bill VerHagen, Danny McBroom, Jim Walker, Ruby (Hardin) Hostetler, Liz Duffey, Bill Garrens, Jerrold Cole, and Mildred (Gaede) Bowers.

Pictured, left to right, front row, James Wilson, Pat Dickey, Nancy McCloud, LouAnn (Jones)

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Winston School Repaired After Storm

Prepares for emergencies

The Winston R-6 Board of Education heard at their Sept. 15 meeting that all repairs have been made from lightning damage that occurred on Aug. 11 at the school. Lightning damaged multiple computers, projectors, internet switches, security cameras, the telephone and intercom system, and lights in six classrooms.

Walkie talkies have been implemented for use in the event of an emergency and for times when teachers or

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Sport Leaders Put Victory Over Decency

by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Editor’s note: The following op-ed was published in USA Today on Sept. 17. Besides currently serving Missouri in the U.S. Senate, McCaskill is a former sex crimes prosecutor.

This week was a gut-check moment for big-time sports in this country. A giant mirror has been raised for commissioners, coaches and athletic directors across the country. It is their time to take a hard look at

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Blasts from the Past

Sept. 22, 2004

On Aug. 27, Pattonsburg honored Spc. Angela Booth at a community cook-out. Angie has served for over a year on duty in Iraq. Mayor Pat McDonald awarded her with a plaque during the dance, following the dinner.

The Daviess/Caldwell 4-H Livestock Judging team placed first out of 30 teams in the senior division of the State 4-H Livestock Judging contest. The team of Jamie Tummons, Erin Croy,

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North Daviess Sells Bus, Decides Bus Routes

The school bus bid was accepted from Pettit Salvage for $1,275 during the Sept.15 meeting of the North Daviess R-3 Board of Education. One other bid was received from Michael Heckenbach.

Bus routes were accepted. Henry Rhoades’ bus route is east and north of B Hwy and is 32.8 miles. Callie Heckenbach’s route is west and south of B Hwy and is 34.5 miles long.

Superintendent Wendel Burns presented the

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Pattonsburg Hears Audit Report, Scores Well on APR

Dianna Closterman from Westbrook & Co. presented the audit report for the 2013-14 school year to the Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education during their meeting held Sept. 17. The audit report was positive, with no negative findings and was approved by the board.

Becky Morris and Lacey Henry reported on the Annual Performance Report. Pattonsburg’s score on the APR was 89.3%. This was an increase from the 2013 report in

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Local Students at 75th Session of Missouri Boys State

Dane Brammer [photo credit: JMcBee]

Gallatin High School students Dane Michael Brammer and Grant Patrick Simmons participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 14-21 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Each student was nominated by his high school based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during their junior year at Gallatin High School.

Boys State is a pure democracy in that

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