Month: December

Rugby now available for area HS students

With the beginning of the Spoofhound Rugby Club, a new sport is available to area high school students. Students who want to participate must be in high school and not over the age of 19. Rugby is not a Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) sponsored sport, so it will be played as a

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Jefferson BOE

The Jefferson C-123 school board held its regular meeting on December 21. Jefferson’s school board approved its audit which received good reviews. Tyler Pedersen shared some of the ways he helps students engage their brains. His students begin each class with “brain gym” warm-ups. Students participate in brief exercises that involve their mind and body.

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: Newspapers play an important role

By Kay Wilson “The newspaper offers something very different from Google’s aggregators. It offers a value system, an idea of what matters in the world. Newspapers need to start articulating that value.” Evgeny Morozov During the Christmas chaos, I had time to read some history about our county from the book “Past and Present, Nodaway

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DWI Court opens for business

Associate Circuit Judge Doug Thomson recently announced that the 4th Circuit DWI Court is open and ready for business. The DWI Court, like the more familiar Drug Court, is a treatment model that gives alcohol offenders the opportunity to be rehabilitated instead of serving time in the penitentiary. This method, being tried throughout the nation,

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Mozingo construction makes headway

The Mozingo Conference Center and the Boulders Inn and Suites projects are making strides in their construction progress this month at Mozingo Lake and Recreation Park. Conference Center On November 9, EL Crawford Construction Inc., St. Joseph, was awarded the bid for the building of a conference center. The original bid from the contractor was

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Todd Stagner awards Christmas parade winners

First Baptist Church, Maryville, represented by Janie Burch, won first place in the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, December 2, with the Maryville Daily Forum, represented by Twyla Martin, taking second place. Chamber member Todd Stagner, Shelter Insurance, selected the winners and awarded $100 and $50, respectively. First Baptist Church will donate its

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Is mold making you sick?

By Christina Rice Have you been feeling sick and doctors keep telling you that you are fine; that it is in your head? Do you feel like you have lost your personality? Could you be reacting to mold or have Lyme disease? If you had told me six years ago that all my ailments stemmed

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Hopkins Community Betterment to meet

Hopkins Community Betterment will hold its monthly meeting at 6 pm, Wednesday, January 4 at the Christian Church upstairs meeting room, Hopkins. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

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Bluejays visit tree farm

Northeast Nodaway third graders visited a tree farm and purchased gifts for children in need on December 6. While teaching an economics unit in her social studies class, third-grade teacher Heidi Beatty asked her students to participate in a project to help them learn the vocabulary of needs, wants, goods, services and savings. Beatty had

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