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On the Spot Designs offers personalized gifts

By Kathryn Rice Sabrina Theas has taken her love of crafting and making presents for friends and relatives to the next level and has opened On the Spot Designs, 215 West Fifth Street, Maryville. Theas took the leap of faith knowing that no business in Maryville offered custom gifts and opened her shop in October

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Home away from home: Student from Thailand gains new experiences in US

Sixteen-year-old “Mint” Pitchakorn Chitpiboonsuk calls Nonthaburi, Thailand, home. But during the 2016-17 school year, she’s living in Conception Jct. and attending high school at Jefferson. Nonthaburi has a population of 539,504 but is part of the city of Bangkok which has a population of 6.355 million. street vendors, tok-tok and temples “It’s a very big

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Benedictine sisters turn destruction into design

They were once small shards of shattered glass, fragile remnants of a raging hail storm. Today, they are beautiful pieces of art gently handcrafted by a Benedictine Sister of Perpetual Adoration. When a hail storm converged on Northwest Missouri in August 2011, it left behind a wake of destruction, including the shattering of dozens of

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Christmas Tour 2016: Kansas City

By Jacki Wood The last stop on the 2016 Christmas tour takes us down to Kansas City where you can add a little holiday fun to your last-minute Christmas shopping. Plaza Lights After a day of shopping and eating at the Country Club Plaza, make sure you stick around to enjoy the miles and miles

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Christmas Tour 2016: Omaha

By Jacki Wood Our fourth stop on the 2016 Christmas Tour takes us to Omaha, NE, where you can find plenty of sights and sounds of the season. Christmas at Union Station A yearly tradition in Omaha, Christmas at Union Station features the area’s largest indoor Christmas tree, holiday concerts, Santa and more festive family

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Christmas Calendar: December 16-23

The following events will be held this week in Nodaway County: December 16 Complimentary hot cocoa bar, 9 am to 4 pm, Oak Pointe Assisted Living, 817 South Country Club Road, Maryville. Jefferson NHS decorating American Legion, 2:30 pm, Conception Jct. Horace Mann winter break begins at 3:15 pm. Maryville Middle School winter band concert,

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Hopkins church to remain open

The Wray Memorial United Methodist Church in Hopkins will remain open, Pastor Sue Noakes said this week. The church council, composed of members who attend the meetings, considered closing the church, but following a paper ballot, voted to remain open. Noakes said that she heard many people say they hated to see the church close.

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Christmas Tour 2016: Christmas Tree Farms

By Jacki Wood The third stop on our Christmas Tour 2016 takes us to several tree farms within driving distance of Nodaway County. It’s not too late if you haven’t picked up a tree yet. Or if you have, these tree farms offer other fun activities, seasonal food items and unique Christmas gifts. Fulk Farms

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