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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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MU dean’s list

The University of Missouri spring semester 2016 dean’s list includes three students from Daviess County. Gallatin: Brooke Cassidy Edwards, Junior, Nursing; and Derrick Charles Lin, Senior, Journalism; Jamesport: Megan Elizabeth Ellis, Junior, Engineering.

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Missouri S&T announces honor list

Missouri University of Science and Technology announces the names of students who made the honor list for the Spring 2016 semester. Gallatin:  Elisabeth Anne Warner, applied mathematics, sophomore; and Jamesport: Charles Bennett, electrical engineering, senior.

To be included on the honor list, students must have carried a minimum of 12 hours and had grade point averages of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0.

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Lunch prices go up at R-5

Students at North Daviess will see a five-cent increase in meal prices next year.

The North Daviess R-3 Board of Education approved increasing meal prices for 2016-2017 as required by the Federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 during their meeting held June 20. The district was required to increase breakfast and lunch prices by $0.05. The price increase only affects paid lunches, and does not impact prices of reduced

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NCMC’s Upward Bound program hosts academic bowl

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North Central Missouri College’s Upward Bound program, which includes students from Daviess County, recently hosted an academic bowl with other area Upward Bound programs as a part of their summer six-week residential component at NCMC. Members of Upward Bound programs from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa, and Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville joined NCMC’s Upward Bound program to participate in several contests. 

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R-5 makes changes to grad requirements

Gallatin seniors will see changes to their basic graduation requirements next year. Physical education will be changed from two credits to one credit and electives will be changed from six credits to seven credits.

In other business conducted by the Gallatin Board of Education at their meeting on June 16, Joseph Clark was offered a custodian position effective August 1 and the salary contract was approved for David McLey.


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Missouri FFA Chapter Officers participate in Training

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Gallatin FFA Officers at LEAD Conference: Front row from left, Courtney Shubert, Megan Cox, Taylor Rardon, Kaitlyn Bird, Mattison Ishmael, Addison Burns; second row, Tayton Terry, Colin Beck, Graydee Rains, Jarod Rains, Tanner Johnson, Owen Schweizer, Declan Schweizer, Jacob Wilson

Over 1200 local chapter FFA officers and 186 advisors from 138 chapters attended the annual LEAD training. The LEAD (Learn, Educate, Advance, and Develop) training is designed to help prepare

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Local Students on CMU Dean’s List

Central Methodist University has announced the spring 2016 Dean’s List.

Local students on the list include: Denise Weigand from Weatherby,  a senior physics major at the main campus in Fayette; and Miranda Weigand from Weatherby, a sophomore chemistry major at the main campus in Fayette.

This outstanding academic achievement is awarded only to those students who meet all criteria required to earn a place on the CMU Dean’s List, including

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Searcy R-5 garners state award

PBS Award

Receiving the Award of Excellence at the Missouri SW-PBS Summer Institute at Tan-Tar-A are staff members Shonna Morrison, Sydney Elbert, Courtenay Treece, and Jessica Fitzgerald.

Covel D. Searcy Elementary School recently achieved the Award of Excellence from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for outstanding implementation of the Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) program. The PBS program has been in place for two years at CDS Elementary. Staff

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