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Submitted news from area church services conducted Sunday, April 12, 2015:

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Mission moment was April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children are suffering from the epidemic right here in our area.

Hymn of praise was “Fairest Lord Jesus.” Gospel lesson was by Francie Toney, “Jesus Appears to His Disciples.” Pastor Marilyn’s message was “Behind Closed Doors.”

We appreciate an anonymous person donating new curtains for our entry

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GHS Pride Band Earns One Ratings at Music Festival

The 34-member Gallatin Bulldog Pride Band earned four exemplary “one” ratings at a recent music festival for their outstanding performances on two prepared pieces in addition to sight reading. The band participated in the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Music Festival for Large Ensembles on April 10 at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. The band performed “Air for Band” composed by Frank Erickson and “Call to

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Gallatin Students Draw on Talents at Art Show

Three Gallatin High School art students won awards at the Albrecht Kemper high school art show held recently in St. Joseph. Gabby Johnson and Andrew Warner tied for second place in the drawing category, and Shelby Cameron received honorable mention.

The show features artwork from students all over Northwest Missouri. Pictured, bottom center, is Gabby Johnson, top left is Andrew Warner, and top right is Shelby Cameron. [Submitted Photo]

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Winston FFA Sends Two Teams to State

Winston FFA Chapter’s Floriculture team placed eighth, and the Ag Mechanics team received fourth during district contest, sending both of these teams to the State FFA Convention to be held April 16 and 17 in Columbia.

The Winston FFA Chapter recently had several members compete in Career Development Events. Before heading to districts, members traveled to Lathrop High School and North Central Missouri College for practice contests. This year the

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Challenge Class Creates Ocean Room

Challenge Class Family Night was held at Searcy Elementary on April 7. The students presented ocean animal projects to their families. They had researched an ocean animal, made a mystery book about it, and then created a three-dimensional version of it. After the presentations, the families toured the ocean room that the Challenge Class students had created in their classroom.

To make the scene, students were divided into groups. Each

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Gallatin Club Installs Officers

The Laureate Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on April 6 at the home of Lois Barton. Prior to the business meeting, members enjoyed visiting with Anna Barton Zager and her little son Henry. The following officers were installed for a second term: President Sue Gillilan, Vice President Carol Weaver, Secretary Nancy Tate, Treasurer Linda Bridgeman, and Corresponding Secretary Nancy Salmon. Meeting dates were scheduled for the coming

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Young Adults: Apply for Park Jobs

A nationally recognized and wildly successful jobs initiative for young adults will soon be returning for its sixth year. State Parks Youth Corps, also known as SPYC, launched in 2010, provides Missouri youth with the opportunity to work outdoors while improving Missouri’s state parks and historic sites. SPYC employs eligible Missourians between the ages of 17 and 24 at parks, historic sites, and natural areas across Missouri from May 1

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Best Family Literacy Night Yet

On April 9, Covel D. Searcy Elementary held its 4th Annual Family Literacy Night. More than 500 were in attendance—including pre-K, Early Childhood Special Education, Parents As Teachers children, high school helpers, volunteers, retired teachers, faculty, and a record-breaking 64% of K-6 students—which made it the most successful night so far.

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Early on the evening focused on reading only, but math literacy was added to the

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Future Looks Bright for Gallatin Grapplers

Northwest Grapplers Gage Wright received second place and Brinley Vandiver received fourth place during the Missouri State USA Wrestling Tournament held in St. Louis on March 28-29.

Northwest Grappler Wrestlers began work back in November of last year with the same goal in mind — to make it to the state level — and six members did qualify, with Derek Aikin, Gaven Gray, Ross Critten, Gage Wright, Brinley Vandiver and

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