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Good Thinking: Abraham, Journey of Faith

by Dr. Don Kuehle

“O Lord, I’m on my journey; O Lord, I’m on my journey;

O Lord, I’m on my journey; On my journey home!”

Life is one looong journey from Birth to Death. Life, for our sakes, is made up of shorter “journeys”; Lent is one of those shorter “journeys” that we take each year to deepen our spiritual life and to bring us closer to where God

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Jim Smith 1952-2015

Memorial services for Jim Smith will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Jamesport Baptist with visitation beginning at 9:30. Inurnment will be at the Pilot Grove #1 Cemetery near Jamesport at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jamesport Baptist Church or Pilot Grove #1 Cemetery in care of McWilliams Funeral Home in Jamesport.

James (Jim) Richard Smith died Feb. 16, 2015, at

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Winston Among Schools to Receive $515,000 for Buses

Ten Missouri school districts, including Winston R-6, will be able to upgrade their bus fleets to new, cleaner buses with a total of $515,000 in rebates from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The school districts will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding to replace existing diesel school buses.

Missouri districts include: Winston R-VI School District, $35,000 for two buses; Cozad Transportation LLC, $20,000, for one bus;

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MSHP Enforces Buckling Up Campaign

Starting Friday, Feb. 20, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol are enforcing a “Click It or Ticket” mobilization. Passengers will be targeted as well as drivers, and troopers throughout Troop H will be observing for child restraint violations, too. There is a zero tolerance approach with this campaign. Troop H includes Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth Counties.

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School Changes Due to Weather

*NO Gallatin JV games for girls or boys tonight (2/20). Varsity girls game begins at 4:30, with varsity boys following.

*This evening’s Tri-County varsity BB game at Union Star has been cancelled.

*Tomorrow’s (2/21) Maryville band competition for GJH has been cancelled because of the expected weather.
*The 5th grade Gallatin boys’ basketball team will NOT have a game tomorrow.
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Worthwhile Silliness

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

PooseyDigest_WPI had no idea what I was getting into, but when I’m dealing with Jill that’s often the case. Jill Briggsly ranks toward the top of our small town’s nutty characters and predictability is not her forte. The invitation arrived in the mail: “A surprise birthday! My house, 2 p.m. Tuesday. No gifts.” I made a wild guess that since Jill was hosting

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Weigand in Concert Band at CMU

Denise Weigand is a member of the Concert Band at Central Methodist University in Fayette. Weigand is a Physics major from Weatherby and a graduate of Winston High School.

On March 5, the Concert Band of Central Methodist University boards a bus for its yearly six-day tour around Missouri, performing for schools and in churches.

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Whitetail Deer Management Meeting at Jamesport

A Landowner Whitetail Deer Management meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 7, at the A.V. Spillman Event Center at 308 Broadway Street in Jamesport.

Joe DeBold, Urban Wildlife Biologist, will present Urban Management and Hunt Opportunities; 24 Years of Trophy Whitetail Management on 5,000 Acres – Lessons Learned.

Jasmine Batten, Wildlife Health Specialist, will present Diseases of White-tailed Deer in Missouri.

Megan Petras, Resource

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Polar Plunge in Lake Viking Rescheduled

Based on the current conditions coupled with the forecast calling for inclement weather on Saturday, Feb. 21, the committee members of the Lake Viking Plunge feel it is in everyone’s best interest to postpone the events this weekend. Lake Viking Polar Plunge is rescheduled for March 7. (For information, contact [email protected]) The organizers apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Other plunges scheduled for Feb. 21 that have been rescheduled

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