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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Starting in early October the Pattonsburg R-2 School District has engaged with parents, community members, teachers and students to understand everyone’s unique perspective through two surveys: one to the parents and one to the staff.

Communication is the most important, yet difficult thing to accomplish in a school district. Just because it is hard doesn’t mean that we shy away from it.

It is the vision of the

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Pattonsburg R-2 approves audit, sets filing dates

Dianna Closterman with Westbrook & Co. presented the audit report for the 2014-2015 school year to the Pattonsburg Board of Education during their meeting held Nov. 18. The board approved the audit report.

The filing dates for Election of Board Members were set for Dec. 15, 2015 – Jan. 19, 2016.

The 2015 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) & End Of Course (EOC) Testing were presented to the board. Medals were

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Winston sets filing dates for school board

The Winston R-6 Board of Education set the school board candidate filing period for the April 5, 2016 election during their meeting held Nov. 16. Candidates can file from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. after Dec. 15, 2015, and until Jan. 19, 2016, on regular school days. This year’s board election will consist of two three-year terms. Terms are ending for Allen Rhoades and Greg Farrell.

The board gave final

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Regional jail raises rates $10 for Livingston County, says farewell to Norma Crabtree

Administrator Bob Gray informed the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail Board that he had advised the Livingston County Sheriff of a raise in per diem rates to $40 from the current rate of $30. Commissioners for Livingston County informed Mr. Gray they could only pay $33 per diem. Mr. Gray told the Board that he would have Jim McKinley with Cameron Accounting run the numbers. The jail’s contract with Livingston County ends

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McNeelys celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

web_anniv mcneely past copyPlease join Eugene and Millie McNeely in celebrating their 50th wedding web_anniv mcneely present copyanniversary from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Daviess County Library Community Room.

Everyone is invited.  No gifts please. [Submitted Photos]

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Where to put the Syrian migrants?

by State Rep. J. Eggleston

The recent terror attacks in France have brought flashbacks of our own suffering from terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. From continent to continent, the world is now united behind France and her will to take the fight to ISIS, and to defiantly rebound from her tragic losses.
In the wake of this latest attack, many states have put forth statements saying they will reject the

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Robert Shipers 1943-2015

Memorial services for Robert Shipers will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Shipers Memorial Fund, in care of Roberson Funeral Home, PO Box 153, Stanberry, Mo., 64489. Robert has been cremated.

Robert Bob Shipers, 72, Stanberry, died Nov. 23, 2015, at Northwest Medical Center, Albany.

He was born Sept. 24, 1943, in Pattonsburg, the son of Kermit and Letha (Daniels) Shipers.


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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

County Commission

Nov. 18, 2015

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, discussed the water damage in the storage units behind the health department building.

Representatives from the assessor’s office and county clerk’s office discussed taxing districts throughout the county in regards to personal property and real estate.

John Kramer from Kramer

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office incident summary


1:15 pm – Walk-in to Sheriff’s Office (SO) regarding dispute over rental of farmland and crops.

7:09 pm – Complaint regarding domestic assault that occurred sometime earlier and was not reported to SO.


12:40 am – Report of possible trespassing. Found to be friend of family after arrival.

9:17 pm – Assisting MSHP on traffic stop.

9:26 pm – Residential alarm going off at house in Lake Viking.

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