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Five Points – Christmas Gift Ideas

By Wendell Lenhart
The Christmas season is in full swing and the Republican-Times can help you with your gift ideas.
Give the gift that keeps on giving the whole year with a gift subscription to the newspaper. For only 25 cents a day you can give someone the gift of information and enjoyment that will not only keep them informed but also tell them where and when the money-saving opportunities

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The Final Word – The Information Man

By Diane Lowrey
If you live in Trenton, chances are you had your mail delivered by John Surber.
He delivered several routes throughout the community over the years and, most recently, was the mailman for businesses and homes along Ninth Street. No matter the weather – warm or cold, rain or dry – it wasn’t unusual to be driving along Ninth Street and see John walking along his route and

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Hometown Boy – Ebola Virus Travels Faster Than Prevention News

by Duane Dailey,
Professor Emeritus
University of Missouri
Avoid contact with body fluids. Easy said. That protects us from Ebola, a virus killing thousands in Africa. Easy done?
We must get the word to everyone. From years of writing about breeding cattle and growing grass, I know telling a story is slow.
How do we speed up if Ebola arrives near us? With easy global travel that could happen. We

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The Bulldog Bark – Promoting Positive Learning, Leadership Skills

by David Stallo,
Trenton Middle School Assistant Principal
Almost two months into the 2014-2015 school year at Trenton Middle School, our students are back in the routine following rules and exceeding expectations once again. We have an outstanding group of teachers, students, and faculty members that hold each other accountable on a daily basis to promote positive learning and leadership skills. This year at Trenton Middle School, students have the

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Here Comes Missouri Day

by Diane Lowrey
R-T Editor
It’s just around the corner. The Missouri Day Festival, that is.
In just two weeks, thousands of people will be descending on our community to attend what will be the 30th annual festival, which kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 16 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 19.
“Celebrating 30 Years – Remembering the 80’s” is the theme of this year’s event, which honors the 30-year history

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Bulldog Bark – Parent Communication

by Dan Wiebers
THS Principal
Communication is a key component to a strong relationship and the Trenton R-9 Parent and Student Portals offers a great tool that allows parents and students to keep up-to-date on grades, homework assignments, attendance, and plus more pieces of information that involves students. Many families in the Trenton R-9 District are familiar with the Parent and Student Portals and some families may be logging on

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,
Jerry Lafferty holds up the trickle down theory as the remedy for low income workers (Letters to the Editor, Aug. 13, 2014). Historically, it hasn’t worked and the disparity between rich and poor continues to grow. Our capitalist financial system takes no prisoners. The capable and the lucky are rewarded while the less capable and the unlucky are punished. If a business is able to cut costs, the

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Tour de Iowa Boulevard

The Final Word
by Diane Lowrey, editor
Taking advantage of the wonderful weather we’ve been able to experience the past several days, I recently took a drive around Trenton just to see what was going on.
And boy did I get an eyeful.

The most obvious activity is going on along Iowa Boulevard, which is the location of the new Wright Memorial Hospital and medical office building. it seems like

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Getting Ready For Hunting Season

By Jeff Berti
Grundy County Conservation Agent
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery; what does a hunter do when it is July or August?

The ducks are thousands of miles away, doe are weaning their fawns, bucks are growing antlers and ticks rule the woods. Life can seem tough at times.
For the avid shooter, there is life during the summer, just at a different pace. Most hunters put their shotguns

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