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The Final World – Conference Efforts Make Sense

by Diane Lowrey
R-T Editor
Trenton’s efforts to affiliate itself with an athletic conference remain up in the air, although a decision as to where the school could land could come as early as February.
For the past several years, Trenton has been working to get itself back into a conference after leaving the MEC in the late 1980s. Meetings have been held with officials from several conferences, including the

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Hometown Boy – Governor’s Beef Summit Talks Plan To Grow Dollars

by Duane Dailey, Professor Emeritus
University of Missouri Extension
Missouri is a beef-cow state. The Governor’s Beef Summit, Jan. 5, drew attention to that cow advantage. Gov. Jay Nixon opened a far-and-wide discussion with a challenge to bring more dollars back to Missouri’s 1.7 million-head beef cow herd.
Over 250 people from all parts of the beef industry met to discuss their future. Odds were against drawing a crowd. It

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Bulldog Bark – Make Attendance A Priority

by Becky Albrecht
Trenton R-9 Superintendent
As we begin the new year and second semester, I hope everyone with a student in Trenton R-9 will commit to a shared resolution of making school attendance a top priority for 2015. While the average daily attendance rates at Trenton R-9 have historically been very good and consistently above state averages, there is still room for improvement.
Attendance is one of the ways

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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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