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NRCS Expanding Efforts to aid Bobwhite Quail

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is adding the northern bobwhite to Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW), the agency’s targeted, science-based effort to help producers restore and protect habitat for declining species on farms, ranches and working forests.

“Agriculture and wildlife both thrive together through landscape conservation,” said J.R. Flores, NRCS state conservationist in Missouri. “We’re working with farmers to make bobwhite-friendly improvements on working lands that will help

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Holiday Totals

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, announces the results of the special enforcement operation over the Thanksgiving Day weekend.  The project encompassed two days–November 23, 2016, and November 27, 2016–designated as the peak travel days for the holiday period. Interstate 29 was the roadway designated for this project and troopers were each assigned a 20-mile stretch of the interstate from the Buchanan County line to

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10 Fatalities Over 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. Troopers investigated 400 traffic crashes, which included 124 injuries, and eight of the 10 fatalities. The Sedalia Police Department and Kirksville Police Department each investigated one traffic fatality. In addition, troopers arrested 103 people for driving while intoxicated and made 100

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Knee Hi plans for holiday donations



Knee Hi members gather for a program

At the Nov. 9 Knee-Hi 4-H Club meeting, discussions included club efforts to support the community for holiday donations. State Shooting Sports awards were handed out along with program recognition awards. Program included learning about germs and how to stay healthy by thoroughly washing hands. The meeting ended with a game of Simon Says and the county 4-H youth agent Becky Simpson

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Finding a path for rural Missouri

by State Sen. Dan Hegeman

As a longtime public servant, lifelong farmer and someone who has chosen to live and raise a family in rural northwest Missouri, I am passionate about finding solutions to the problems specifically affecting small, rural communities.

And here in Missouri, just as in much of the country, our rural communities continue to face serious challenges — most notably are declining populations, limited economic opportunities, and

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The full measure of a man

SpikeGallatin lost a character this week in Spence Elbert. Maybe you didn’t know the man — or perhaps you know much more than just the legacy left in Gallatin’s business community at Elbert’s Department Store. This family business has brought people to town since 1931.

I’ve spent many hours with Spence and his wife Judy, working through ads printed in the newspaper or the shopper. We also are neighbors and

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Janet Selby, a Gallatin Presbyterian…for 82 years!

Janet Selby, 94 on July 6, is the oldest member of the Presbyterian Church in Gallatin.

She has been a member for 82 years and was the treasurer for 40 years.

Janet recalls when as many as 75 belonged to the congregation, but that was a long time ago.

“If we have 20 come to church now we call it a crowd,” Janet said. “Sometimes we only have seven or

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Winston building project delayed, school fully accredited


Members of the Winston High School Student Council are pictured attending the Northwest District Meeting at Park Hill South High School earlier in the school year. STUCO sponsors Friday assemblies, the “faculty of the month” award, and a punch-card program to increase school spirit. STUCO also prepares the Homecoming festivities, facilitates pep rallies, and hosts a Fall Bonfire.

Project managers from CTS were at the Winston R-6 School Board meeting

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Catherine Riley 1931-2016

Funeral services for Catherine Riley will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany, with burial in the Grandview Cemetery, Albany. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday, at the chapel, where friends may call anytime after 9 a.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Albany Assembly of God Church c/o the Roberson-Polley Chapel, 403 N. Hundley, Albany, Mo.,

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