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Pattonsburg adds to base salary

The Pattonsburg R-2 School Board carried a motion to approve the 2016-2017 Salary Schedule with a $450 to the base, which is a 2.98% increase for all other staff, and add a life insurance policy for all employees who qualify for benefits.

In other business at the meeting, resignations were accepted from Angie McCrary as Parents As Teachers and Samantha Oram as third grade teacher.

Jacqueline Reed was hired for

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Winston Dairy places well at state contest

Congratulations to the Winston FFA Dairy Foods team for placing 19th at the State FFA Dairy Foods contest and earned a Group 2 rating. Connor Christenson placed 10th overall and earned a Group 1 rating.

Winston Academic ends 12-2, Morgan Farrell on All-District Team

Winston’s Academic Team competed in the MSHSAA District Academic (Scholar) Bowl on Saturday, April 16.

In the preliminary rounds, the Redbirds posted victories over Pattonsburg (320-80)

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Winston band takes superior rating at Festival of Music

The Winston Redbirds Concert Band achieved a “Superior 1” rating at the Festival of Music at Worlds of Fun on April 23. The small schools division (250 students and below) consisted of 11 bands and Winston took second place overall in the division. web_school winston band at worlds of fun 2

Band members are pictured, left to right,front row, Elizabeth O’Dell, Tarryn Smith, Brooke Heldenbrand, Reagan Harrison, Taylor Smith, Holly Caldwell, Delilah Gadd; second row, Thomas Kile, Jordan

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General highway maintenance and construction

  • The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in Daviess County planned for the week of April 25 – May 1 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition to the work listed below, there may be pothole patching, bridge deck washing, striping, brush cutting, guardrail repairs and other road work conducted throughout the region. Many of these will be moving operations and could include lane
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Long Horse Ride Update

web_horse riderHorsewoman Megan Lewis, who is from Wales, left from Jamesport this Spring for her long horse ride westward. She arrived at Fort Kearny, Neb., this week. Pictured is her “cozy little hobbit house, aka Fort Kearny powder magazine.” Mrs. Lewis wrote that she hoped the only thing that goes off in the night will be her to sleep.

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Tourin’ Bearcats accepting reservations for London trip

The Tourin’ Bearcats, the travel program for Northwest Missouri State University alumni and friends, is offering a “Spotlight on London” for its next trip.

The trip is planned to London, England, Sept. 7-14, 2016. Prices start at $3,099 per person and include five breakfasts and two dinners. Highlights include visits to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Stonehenge, Salisbury, London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and a traditional pub dinner.

Reservations, with a

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary


8:19 pm – Subject wants well-being check on person in Jamesport.  All OK.



4 pm – MSHP arrested Jacob Carmack, 23, Ashby, MA, for misdemeanor no valid driver’s license. Carmack was transferred to DDCRJ where he posted a $500 cash bond and was released.

5:27 pm – Vehicle rollover accident on Highway 69 north of Pattonsburg.  No injuries.



4:11 am – Report of car on

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Jamesport to meet on future FFA Alumni Chapter

Because of increased interest we will be having a meeting about starting a Jamesport FFA Alumni Chapter.  The FFA Chapter Officers will be hosting a meal for all interested individuals on May 7, at 5 p.m. at the Tri-County school cafeteria.

The meal will be hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, beans, cold salad, and a drink.  The cost of the meal is $10/person.  All money collected will go towards the new Alumni

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Capitol Perspectives: Effective Governors 

by Phill Brooks

During the New Year’s break, a state official asked me whom I considered to be Missouri’s “best” governor I had covered. I paused. The term “best” is a value judgment that government reporters avoid. So, I decided to take the tactic politicians often use to answer difficult questions.

I chose to answer a question I was not asked: “Who were the most effective governors I’d covered?”


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