Ravenwood puts ‘Small Town USA’ on the map

The annual Ravenwood Festival took place August 4 and 5 with the theme being “Small Town USA.” The festival featured a parade, money drop, bathtub races and a host of other events starting at 8 am and lasting until the late hours of the evening. Lil’ Mr. Jackson County was Newton Adwell of Ravenwood, son

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Grayson Wood

Garrett and Jayme Wood, Burlington Jct., announced the birth of a son, Grayson Cole, born Monday, August 6, 2018, at Community Hospital, Fairfax. He weighed eight pounds and four ounces and joins siblings Braylyn, eight, Harper, six, and Jaylee, three. Maternal grandparents are Lynn and Nancy Schlake, Firth, NE. Paternal grandparents are Lowell and Monica

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Ginger Bears

Virginia L. “Ginger” Bears, 54, Clearmont, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at her home. Services will be at 10 am Saturday, August 11 at the Maitland Cemetery, Maitland. Online condolences may be left at pricefuneralhomemaryville.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

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Velma Messbarger

Velma Addaline Messbarger, 95, Burlington Jct., died Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Maryville Living Center, Maryville. Services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, August 10 at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Maryville. Entombment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maryville. A rosary will be said at 9 am, with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 am.

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Dwight Joy

Dwight A. Joy, 71, Springfield, formerly of the Maryville area, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. Services were August 6 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ravenwood. Online condolences may be left at pricefuneralhomemaryville.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Price Funeral Home, Maryville.

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Hopkins encourages dog owners to buy tags

At the August 6 Hopkins City Council meeting, City Clerk Dee O’Riley discussed the large number of dogs in town and the low number of annual dog tag sales. With the increase in numbers, there have been more calls to animal control. Hopkins uses the dog tag fees to pay for these calls. Also, the

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Alzheimer’s Support Group offers help

An Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 6 pm, Wednesday, August 15 in the chapel at Oak Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care, 817 South Country Club Road, Maryville. For more information, contact Stephanie Reed, 660.562.2799.

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Beebusters to meet

The Northwest Missouri Beebusters monthly meeting is from 7 to 9 pm, Monday, August 13 at the Nodaway County Administration Building. Anyone who is interested in bees is welcome to attend. For more information, visit the Facebook page, Northwest Missouri Beebusters.

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Democrats to hold monthly meeting

The Nodaway County Democrats monthly meeting will be from 6 to 8 pm, Monday, August 13 at the Wesley Student Center, 549 West Fourth Street, Maryville. For more information, contact Elyssa Ford at NodawayCountyDems@gmail.com.

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Skidmore Community Betterment to discuss clean up

Skidmore Community Betterment will meet at 6 pm, Monday, August 13 at Newton Hall, Skidmore. Interested individuals are invited to attend. Discussion will be held on the Sunday afternoon, August 26 Community Work Day. If assistance is desired on cleaning up property, individuals are asked to contact Sandy Wright at 660.254.7422.

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