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Winston Approves Budget, Hires Teacher, Bus Driver

The Winston R-6 Board of Education approved a transfer from the general fund to the capital projects fund in the amount of $100,000 to cover capital expenditure for the 2015-2016 school year during their meeting held June 15.

In other financial business, the 2014-2015 budget was amended to match the actual revenues and expenditures for the 2014-2015 school year.

The board adopted the 2015-2016 budget which shows revenues at $2,137,216

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Summer Basketball Camp Announced for Girls

Coach Cindy Boles has announced the dates for girls’ summer basketball camp for grades 4 through 8.

The camp will be held in the GHS gym, next week, June 29, 30 and July 1. Monday’s camp will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday times are 9 a.m until 11 a.m.

Parents are asked to bring their child on the first day of camp in order to sign

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Wanda Hesler 1931-2015

Funeral services for Wanda Hesler will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015, at the Jamesport Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church.  Friends may call after 12 noon on Thursday at McWilliams Funeral Home in Jamesport.   Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Chillicothe. Memorial contributions may be made to Jamesport Baptist Church or Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in care of

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Ruth Bontrager d. June 21, 2015

Funeral services for Ruth Bontrager will be June 24, 2015, at the Henry Ropp Residence, Jamesport. Burial in the Meadow View Cemetery, Jamesport, under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Jamesport.

Ruth Ann Bontrager, 45, Jamesport, died June 21, 2015, at her home in Jamesport.

Survivors include her husband, Noah; children, Eli, Reuben, Lavern, Kristina, Rosemary and Susan, all of the home; her father and step-mother, Eli and Sarah Ann

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services conducted Sunday, June 21, 2015:

Altamont United Methodist

Choral call to worship was “Sweet, Sweet Sprit.” Gospel lesson was read by Barbara Youtsey, “The Parables of the Mustard Seed,” from Mark 4:26-34. Pastor Marilyn’s children’s time was about the mustard seed, smallest seed in the world, which grows up to be a big tree.

Welcome visitors were Randy Bashford from Fort Worth, Texas, and

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Counting Down to Blast Off at Dockery Park

Final planning and preparations for the July 4 celebration were discussed during the June 18 meeting of the Gallatin Park Board. Three bounce houses will be available for children and many other activities provided by the military including the Army climbing wall, Marine pull-up challenge, and Air Force mini-jet starting a 5 p.m. The format for the 8:30 p.m. program will be slightly different this year. The stage will be

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Effective crime prevention requires the partnership between the sheriff’s office and the community.

The MSA is a non-profit organization with a mission to support the office of sheriff and the Constitution through legislative efforts, training and technical assistance. Everyone is eligible – you don’t have to be in law enforcement to join. In fact, 90 percent of all members are business owners or non-law enforcement

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Retiring a Favorite Beach Towel

Dw.cdrJune means vacation time for many families. So, if that time comes for you, what souvenirs do you choose to remember those good times?

Souvenirs on my shelves are scant. Family vacations that actually placed us in some hitherland beyond the scope of a long weekend were very infrequent. Some of the trinkets I have are gifts from others. One of the souvenirs I particularly remember buying for myself isn’t

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Older Worker Opportunities Now Available in Daviess County

The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is currently accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, meet income criteria and live in Daviess County. There are currently several openings for qualified candidates.

“In this difficult economy, many older Missourians are finding it necessary to find work,” says Debb Trautloff, local employment and training coordinator for Experience Works.  “Unfortunately, finding a job can be especially

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