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Aubrey Burns Completes Successful Week at Girls State

Aubrey Burns of Gallatin has returned home, having spent a week immersed in learning the ins and outs of the life of a state legislator, holding political conventions and listening to speakers from various levels of local, county and state government.

To cap off the experience, Aubrey was appointed to Health Director of Adreon City; elected as an Electoral Official at Adreon City; elected County Council Woman of Johnson County;

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McCrary Offered Job as R-2 Elementary Principal

Three candidates were interviewed for the elementary principal position by the Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education during a special meeting held June 8. Alan McCrary was offered a transfer from high school math to the elementary principal position.

Eugene Thatcher was hired as a full-time custodian during the board’s regular meeting held June 22.

The board agreed to advertise for a full-time secretary and a bus driver.

The 2014-2015 budget

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Jay Dee Hart Named to Dean’s List

Metropolitan Community College named Jay Dee Hart of Gallatin to the Dean’s List for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while being enrolled in six or more credit hours. Jay Dee Hart will be starting his own heating and cooling business in Gallatin when his education is complete.

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Library Completes Implementation of Racing to Read Grant

Over 800 books gifted to county youngsters

The Daviess County Library recently completed implementation of a $5,600 grant as part of the Missouri State Library’s Racing to Read initiative. Library staff applied for the grant in the latter half of 2014 and learned in January of this year the library was a grant recipient. Racing to Read is an initiative sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and

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Rains Graduates School of Dentistry

Riley Davis Rains graduated from University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry on May 15 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Riley has accepted a position in Kirksville with the Northeast Missouri Health Council.

Riley is a 2007 Gallatin High School graduate and a 2011 graduate from University of Missouri at Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.

Riley is the son of David and

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Phillips Graduates with Masters in Business

On May 15, 2015, Caleb Phillips graduated from the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business, receiving a Master of Business Administration. Caleb received a Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication with honor in May of 2013.

Caleb’s achievements while at MU include: Summer Welcome Leader, Tour Team Leader, Alternative Spring Break Site Leader, President and Graduate Assistant; 2011 Homecoming Steering Committee, 2012 Homecoming Royalty, 2013 Mizzou 39 recipient, tapped

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Gaines Named to Dean’s List

Katherine Gaines of Breckenridge has earned a spot on the spring 2015 Dean’s List at William Woods University.

A total of 205 William Woods University students were honored for academic accomplishments during the 2015 spring term. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

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Dennis Croy Given Commendation

On June 18, Gallatin Police Chief Richards presented Gallatin R-5 Superintendent Dennis Croy with a commendation for his support in the community policing programs of the Gallatin Police Department. Mr. Croy’s success in providing students with a safe environment to learn, and his commitment to the safety and welfare of the children, has been much appreciated. Thank you, Mr. Croy, for your service to our community.

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Heldenbrand Joins Gallatin School Board

Amy Heldenbrand was selected to fill the open position on the Gallatin R-5 Board of Education during their meeting held June 17. She will begin at the July meeting. The position became open when Priscilla Whitt moved her residence from the district. Others applying were Anita Riley and Diane McLey.

Lunch prices were set at $2.85 for high school students and $2.55 for elementary students for next year. The increase

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