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High heat and dry conditions can put fish ponds at risk

The combination of prolonged high heat and dry weather potentially threatens fish ponds, says a University of Missouri Extension fisheries and wildlife specialist.

“Fish are at risk from high water temperatures, oxygen depletion, increased disease potential and other problems as water levels drop in ponds through lack of runoff and evaporation,” said Bob Pierce.

“Ponds potentially most at risk are those that depend on water from surface runoff within a

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Camp Quality is week-long dose of fun

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Tristen Wilson, 19, of Gallatin did not have one single special moment at Camp Quality — the entire week was special!

Camp Quality is a week-long summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer. This year, 106 campers attended Camp Farwesta, near Stewartsville.

This was Tristen’s second year at camp. Last year he was a lifeguard. This year he was a companion. Camp companions are paired with

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Gallatin sends seven to Camp Rising Sun

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Gallatin FFA members are pictured, left to right, front row, Hunter Lovewell, Logan Korff, Emily Lock, Jacob Wilson, Owen Schweizer, Addison Burns, Tayton Terry, Colton Spencer, Moriah McLard; back row, Trent Ishmael, Graydee Rains, Ethan Johnston

Seven members from the Gallatin FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Leadership Camp from June 6-10. The camp sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association was held at Camp Rising Sun located within the Lake

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Poosey Digest: Blowfish just seem to …blow!

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

A strange creature, the blowfish. When he wants to terrorize his fellow fish he gulps down water to make himself look threatening, then expands his appearance to three times his actual size. In other words, he’s two-thirds fake fish.

Maybe it’s been the heat of this early summer, but I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to blowfish in recent days. Herb

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Local students attend William Jewell basketball camp

Local campers attended William Jewell’s Basketball Camp from June 13-16. The second session of camp was held last week and the third session (still available for registration) starts July 11-14.

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Pictured, left to right, front row, are, Addie Crone (2nd Grade), Reid Hemry (2nd Grade), Jack Donovan (3rd Grade), Paige Heldenbrand (2nd Grade); back row, Elle Copple (6th grade), Hadley Jumps (6th grade), Addison Riley (6th grade) Coach Larry Holley,

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Mi Mexico celebrates opening of second location

Mi Mexico ribbon cuttingThe Hamilton Chamber of Commerce welcomes Mi Mexico to the community with a ribbon cutting on June 15. The original Mi Mexico opened in Gallatin in 2012.

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Pretty….and pretty wet

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Thunderstorms with three-to-six-inches of rain swept through the area Monday evening and Tuesday morning. Water covered farm equipment parked along a field south of Hwy. 6. The view of the fields and pastures was taken from a gravel road west of Hwy. 13. Corn was swamped in fields north of Jameson on Hwy. 13.

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Meeting of co-op athletes tonight

Any athletes in grades 7-12 who are interested in playing football for the Maysville/Winston coop this fall are asked to attend a meeting with Coach Cole at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at the Winston School.

Parents of athletes should plan to attend this meeting as well. If you cannot attend the meeting but want to play, please contact the school for information.

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Hold your horses!

Mark your calendars for July 15-16 for the annual Jesse James Days at Winston.

There will be homemade ice cream social and gospel sing, food shack, baby show, pie baking contest, parade, vendor fair, dancers and a music show.

Other activities will include music, games, food and concessions and contests.

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