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National FFA Week Feb. 18-25

Tri-County R-7 High School FFA Chapter: 1st Row- Advisor, Amy Holder, Taegan Dunks, Reporter, Zack King, Historian, Haylie Turner, Treasurer, Lilly SImons, Vice President, Austing Eckert, President, Macey Ward, Secretary , Jadan Almond, Reoirterm Brianna Allen, Sentinel. 2nd- James Campbell, Ashley Ybarra, Abbie Rexing, Bailee Hoover, Chanda Woodring, Angelea Salazar, Kaylynn George. 3rd- Kince Hutchinson, Quinton Courter, Dakota Dowd, Felisha Orndorff, Kendra Gutshall, Nick Justus, Tanna Courter. 4th- Alex Bechtel,

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Girl Scout Cookie Time … 100 years of cookies sales!

Girl Scouts are selling cookies and they are looking forward to another successful year as they offer all the old favorites and a couple of brand-new treats to local patrons.

Daviess County Girl Scouts, including those from Troop 5100 of Winston, are celebrating 100 years of cookie sales in 2017.

The newest cookie is called S’mores. As its name suggests, it’s a crispy graham cookie double dipped in crème icing

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Gallatin DAR holds awards banquet

DAR award winners are pictured, left to right, front row: Olivia Woody, Gallatin 7th grade, Essay; Caragan Baker, Gallatin 8th grade, Essay; Jennison Lichfield, Mary Grace Weldon Music Award; Ella Bradford, Gallatin 6th grade, Essay; and Ashley Feiden, Gallatin 5th grade, Essay; back row, Good Citizen Award Winners: Darian Harmon, Pattonsburg; Jared Read, North Daviess; Ashley Gadberry, Winston (Ashley was also the winner of the Good Citizen Scholarship Award); Samantha

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Polar Plunge on for this Saturday — no scrubbing these plungers

The 10th Annual Polar Plunge is on Feb. 25. This year’s theme is “Plunge like there’s no manana!”  In 2017, again, there will also be a Polar Strut, a 5K/10K, walk/run that takes place in the morning before the plunge.

If you would be interested in volunteering to assist with the event, as a judge or helper, contact Judy Rash, 816-244-6380 or 660-673-6015, or email [email protected].

The 2017 goal

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43 GHS FBLA members advance to state competition

Gallatin FBLA members competing in district contests are pictured, left to right, front row, Sami Boyd, Wyatt Bird, Chloe Simmons, Mariah Huston, Ethan Johnston, Patrick McNickle, John Gibson, Briar Roll; second row, Tayton Terry, Jessi Becerra, Maddy Waters, Tatum Griffin, Aubrey Feiden, Courtney Shubert, Annie Nelson, Madalyn Shubert; third row, Maelea Coulson, Gabby Johnson, Mattison Ishmael, Taylor Sloan, Taylor Rardon, Karley Salmon, Addi Stanley, Caitlin Heckenbach, Hayley Michael; fourth row, 

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David Roll to head county’s Emergency Management Agency

Daviess County has applied for an Emergency Management Performance Grant Program and as of Feb. 1 has established an Emergency Management Agency. David Roll, 44, Gallatin, has been contracted director of this agency by the Daviess County Commissioners.

The Emergency Management Agency is to respond to all disasters and emergencies, regardless of the cause.

“This agency will be the hub to support all the departments involved in the event of

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Students travel to the capitol

State Rep. J. Eggleston, left, met recently with educator Jayla Smith of Tri-County R-7 School at Jamesport, and students Chloe Simmons and Hayley Michael of Gallatin R-5 High School during Career Tech Education Day. While visiting at the state capitol, those from Daviess County discussed continued educational funding for programs such as FFA, FBLA and FCCLA with Rep. Eggleston who represents District 2 in the Missouri House. [Submitted photo]

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Making Good Management Decisions: MU Extension Researchers Create Automated System to Track Precipitation

A group of University of Missouri Extension researchers, led by Pat Guinan, state climatologist, have developed an automated system to track precipitation accumulations across the state.

Nearly five years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) revised its CAFO regulatory rules for catastrophic and chronic weather events.

CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding operations, are large animal agricultural facilities that raise a specific number of animals in production barns or confinement

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Send your sweet tooth to the cookie booth

Troop 5100, a multi-level Girl Scout troop will be holding a drive-through cookie booth at the Winston Pit Stop on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. until noon, according to Melissa Batson, Girl Scout Troop Leader in Winston.

The drive-through cookie booth is something new to the Girl Scouts and will help them practice the five skills need to successfully sell cookies (and manage our nation’s corporations!) – goal setting,

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