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Time to call the coyotes!

The Northern Missouri Coyote Calling Contest was held January 13 and 14 at Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds in Bethany with 338 coyotes checked in. The event went from 366 teams last year to 465 teams entered this year. There were 172 teams checked in with 338 coyotes; six bobcats; and one fox.

Results are as follows: first place team of Trent Kennedy and Colten Chambers killed seven coyotes and paid

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Bergman murder may be a movie

On Jan. 6, 2017, 35 years will have passed since the Bergman murders took place at a rural home north of Gallatin.

On Jan. 6, 1982, Hal Page shot and killed Mary Bergman, 41, and wounded two of her children, Carl, 12, and Kevin, 16. He also killed a local electrician who happened to be working there at the time, Ed Ramsbottom. Page finally turned the gun on himself.


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USDA’s Farm Service Agency expands Bridges to Opportunity nationwide

The Farm Service Agency today announced the expansion of a unique service for farmers and ranchers. FSA’s Bridges to Opportunity program provides a one-stop-shop that connects producers with resources, programs and educational services offered across the department, as well as from other USDA partner organizations. Bridges to Opportunity, which currently provides enhanced customer support to more than 150,000 customers in 20 states, will expand to serve customers across the country

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Shelters provide safe haven from violence

The Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program, known as Green Hills Women’s Shelters, includes two shelter facilities, one located in Trenton (Grundy County) opened in November of 1996; and one located in Cameron, Missouri (Clinton-DeKalb County) opened in December of 2009.

The two shelter facilities operate 24 hours per day, year-round, with the objective to provide safe shelter, crisis intervention, court-related advocacy, case management, counseling and other comprehensive services to domestic violence/sexual

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Counseling service for veterans, families

A free counseling service for area veterans and their families will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Chillicothe.

The mobile vet center provides free counseling for the following: war-zone veterans and their families; military sexual trauma; and bereavement.

Michael W. Focke is the readjustment counseling technician.

The community based center accepts walk-in appointments. Individual and group sessions are

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Chandler Newman named to Culver-Stockton honor roll

Chandler Newman, a Biology major from Winston, was named to the Culver-Stockton College Honor Roll for work done during the fall 2016 semester.

To be named to an honors list, Culver-Stockton College requires students to meet high academic standards. Honor Roll students have earned between a 3.2 and 3.49 and were enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours, with no grade lower than a C.

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State Tech announces Dean’s List

State Technical College of Missouri would like to congratulate students who are eligible for the Dean’s List for the 2016 fall semester, including Colton Ellis of Jamesport.
To be placed on the Dean’s List, a full-time student must earn a semester grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0 on a 4-point scale.

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Weigand to perform in H.M.S. Pinafore Opera at CMU

Central Methodist University student Denise Weigand, from Weatherby and a graduate of Winston High School, will perform in the opera H.M.S. Pinafore, which will be presented from Thursday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb. 19 at Central Methodist University in Fayette.

The CMU Opera Program’s production will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, plus a 4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 19) matinee, in CMU’s Little Theatre. The cast and musicians are

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Altamont man receives 20 years for assault, burglary, arson

In a bench trial on Sept. 22, 2016, Terry M. Roberts, Altamont, was found guilty of assault first degree, class A felony, and three class B felonies of assault, burglary, and arson. He was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections on each count. The 10-year sentences for the two assaults run consecutively; the 10-year sentences for

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