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Garden Club Meets, Yard of Month Coming Soon

The Gallatin Garden Club held their May meeting at the home of hostess Louise Taylor. Louise has hanging flowers as well as floral and yard ornaments around her patio and apartment building. Louise’s May program included the different flowers to attract bees and butterflies. She also provided pictures for the members to look at that included flowers for dry and wet weather as well as local birds that are nesting

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North Daviess Hires Two, Lists Summer Projects

The North Daviess R-3 Board of Education noted during their meeting held May 18 that some rain water came into the ITV closet and cafeteria and gym in the school building during the storm on Saturday, the week before.

A resignation was accepted for Colleena Johnson, kindergarten teacher.

Pat Johnson was offered a contract to teach kindergarten and Ann Plumb to teach English.

Projects for summer maintenance and repair include

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services conducted Sunday, May 24, 2015:

Gallatin United Methodist

The prelude played as Mady Tipton and Izzy Urton lit the candles to start the worship service. Melanie Tipton delivered the Children’s message, “Let Your Light Shine.” Pastor Mike based his sermon “Come Holy Spirit, Come” on scripture Acts 2:1-21. A short congregational meeting was held immediately following the worship service.

May 26, UMW meets at

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Pattonsburg Alumni Banquet Held

Pattonsburg Alumni Banquet was well attended Saturday night (May 23). Those attending from 50 year Class 1965 were Roger McColloch, Karla Daniel, Gene Walker, Tommie Lowrey, Jeffrey Carter, Denzil Feurt, Beverly Shipers, Margaret Hulett, Ronnie Davenport, Mabel Hancock and Jack Huff.

Those attending from the Class of 1990 were in charge of the program: Rob Cornett, Randy Booth, Machelle Epperson, Brian Thompson, Kassie Allison, Brian Holcomb, Carol Wilkerson, Angie Pittsenbarger,

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Seeds of Learning — Winston FFA Takes Tour

Five Winston FFA Members from the Agriculture Science II class didn’t have to go far to take a tour of CR Seeds & Services LLC on Friday, May 15. Saxton Pliley, Elizabeth O’Dell, Lane Fortner, Dalton Youtsey, and Gillian Heldenbrand along with Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor Katie Martin toured the seed treatment facility located on Hwy Y just outside of Winston. The students enjoyed watching the seed go through a multi-step

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Winston Approves Substitute Pay

The Winston R-6 Board of Education approved substitute teacher pay at $80 per day starting in the 2015-2016 school year during its meeting held May 18.

Staff will be participating in the College Ready Writers Program Grant through Missouri Western State University.

The board hired Saxton Pliley for summer custodial help; Vickie France of Gallatin as a sixth grade teacher; Curtis May of Trenton for high school science, junior high

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It’s Time to Reform Crop Insurance

by Traci Bruckner

At the Center for Rural Affairs, we’ve heard from farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains about negative impacts of federally subsidized crop insurance for over a decade. A farm safety net is important to help family farmers mitigate risks, but there are real concerns with the current crop insurance program.

The federal government subsidizes crop insurance, paying 62% of premiums, on average, in 2012. Insurance policies

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Letter to the Editor: Big Thanks to Foster Parents

Dear Editor:

Thank you, foster parents!

On behalf of Healthy Families at Cornerstones of Care, we want to thank everyone in the community who is a foster parent. We know being a foster parent is a tough job, and we appreciate your dedication and commitment to our children.

As you well know, the children in our care have suffered from abuse and neglect. While those traumatic experiences are unimaginable to

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Little Girl Learning

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

It was one of the freakiest things that ever happened in our neck of the woods and only many years later were we able to piece the catastrophe together. I’m still not sure I have the whole story, but here it is as best I can relate it:

PooseyDigest_WPHer name was Emily, a cute little rascal with a bright smile that even in

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