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Gallatin open house for middle school, 11 new staff

Open house for the new middle school at Gallatin will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8; refreshments will be served. The board approved the purchase of a remote-controlled door and cameras for the middle school from Loud & Clear Communications out of Trenton at a cost of $7,236. The remote-controlled door-locking mechanism will operate like the one at the high school, with a push buzzer, and access

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Darbie Valenti named Regional Teacher of the Year      

Untitled-1Darbie Valenti,  fifth grade math and science teacher at Minnie Cline Elementary in Savannah, has been named the Northwest Regional Teacher of the Year for Missouri. She was chosen from a field of 12 highly qualified finalists. Ms. Valenti is a 1998 graduate of Pattonsburg High School.

“After working with many teachers in the Northwest Region, I know how many truly excellent educators are working with the students in our

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Access II holds Back to School bash    

Access II Independent Living Center will be holding their annual Back to School Bash from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. The event will be held at the office at 101 Industrial Parkway in Gallatin. This event will be open to Daviess County families with elementary students (preschool to sixth grade.) There will be information, resources, school supplies, free food, free eye screenings, drawings for both a boy and a

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National FFA scholarship awarded to Aubrey Burns

Burns ScholarshipThe National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 AGCO Dealer scholarship to Aubrey Burns of the Gallatin R-5 High School FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Terry Implement Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Aubrey plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at the University of Kansas.

The scholarship is one of 1,820 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently 116

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Winston pays off building addition

Winston school has retired a bond used to pay off a 2000 building addition.

The Winston R-6 Board of Education approved a revised resolution for retirement of the current series year 2000 bonds during its meeting held June 20. This resolution completes the paying off the bond used in building the agricultural/science building addition in 2000.

The board approved the termination of the direct deposit agreement that will stop the

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Gallatin FBLA competes at National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Simmons places 3rd in the nation in public speaking

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Gallatin FBLA members at nationals are pictured, left to right, front row,  Morgan Acree, Bailey Maxwell, Kylie Jeffers, Tristyn Siegel, Madison Rounkles, Jaylee Baker, Aubrey Burns, and Taylor Swalley; second row, Mariah Huston, Sami Boyd, Chloe Simmons, Hayley Michael, Tatum Griffin, Mattison Ishmael, Essie Williamson; third row,  Gabby Johnson, Briar Roll, Courtney Shubert, Megan Cox, Addison Burns; back row,  John Gibson, Jarod Rains, Caleb Boyd, Samuel Coulson, Wyatt Bird, and

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FCCLA earns gold at nationals

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FCCLA members at nationals are pictured, left to right, front row,  Addi Stanley, Macie McNeely, Sami Boyd, Destiny Owings, Madalyn Shubert, and Ally Johnson; back row, Coby Brogan, Briar Roll, Hayley Michael, Zoe Bradford, Courtney Shubert, Megan Cox, Jessi Becerra, and John Gibson.

Gallatin FCCLA had a strong showing at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego, Calif., July 3-7. All STAR Events competitors earned the highest honor which

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R-2 offers position, accepts resignation

Wendy Wilson was offered the position of paraprofessional, and the resignation of special ed teacher Kitty Sutton was accepted by the Pattonsburg Board of Education.

The board approved the 2015-2016 budget amendments and the budget for the 2016-2017 school year during their regular meeting held June 21.

The bid from Omega Doors of Kansas City for custom doors was accepted.

An executive session was held to discuss personnel, student matters,

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Scott Ireland to serve as superintendent for R-2

school new superintendent 2Scott Ireland will be the new superintendent for Pattonsburg R-2. The Pattonsburg Board of Education offered him a one year contract during a special meeting held June 26.

Mr. Ireland was formerly with the Perry County School District.

He and his wife Karie have twin sons, Connor and Trevor. Their older son, David, is in the Army and was recently stationed in Virginia. David and his wife Amanda have two

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