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ALA treats local sailor home on leave

Brandon Swinford, aviation bosun mate handler third class on the USS John C. Stennis, arrived in Burlington Jct. to visit his mother, Melissa White, after completing his second deployment. In anticipation of Swinford’s visit, the BJ American Legion Auxiliary planned a welcome home luncheon on August 20. Cathy Mather and Teresa Hickok, auxiliary national security

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Actor, author to lead workshops, perform Molière monologues

Actor and author Tim Mooney will visit Northwest Missouri State University, Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 for a pair of workshops and an evening performance described as “a wild romp through Moliere’s most hilarious monologues.” The performance is free and open to the public. The workshops are open to Northwest students and faculty.

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Hunter Hayes to headline SAC fall concert

Hunter Hayes, a five-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, will headline Northwest Missouri State University’s fall concert, the university’s Student Activities Council (SAC) announced this week during its back-to-school fireworks display. Songwriter Ryan Lafferty will join Hunter Hayes for the concert at 8 pm, Saturday, October 8, at Bearcat Arena. Doors open at 7

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Maryville native rewarded for helping others

Maryville native Ashley Hennegin won employee of the year for her work at Tri-County’s Mental Health Services, Kansas City. With over 100 employees, Tri-County assists more than 7,000 patients a year. Hennegin has worked for two years at Tri-County an is currently the intake and assessment manager. She also answers crisis calls from the community.

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Creativity abounds at Minnie Lane

By Kathryn Rice The vintage shop, Minnie Lane, 112 East Third Street, Maryville, is a family affair. While Melody Blair and her daughter, Callie, are the proprietors, the whole family helped renovate the building and set up shop. Melody has a bachelor’s in fine arts with an emphasis in fibers and jewelry and delights in

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SSM Health St. Francis Hospital awarded laboratory accreditation

SSM Health St. Francis Hospital announced recently it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. St. Francis underwent a

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Hospital honors nurses for exceptional work

Among the best measures of success for a hospital are its patient satisfaction scores. The Ann Heflin Patient Satisfaction Award was launched at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital to recognize improvement in patient satisfaction. The second quarter 2016 Ann Heflin Patient Satisfaction award was presented to the medical/surgical unit. The unit increased patient experience from

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Mayes expressed his creativity with leather

By Kathryn Rice This is the third in a series on Nodaway Countians who have taken the repurposing and upcycling of old items to a unique level. “It’s a creative outlet for me,” Kyle Mayes, owner of Cobbler Cottage, 110 East Third Street, Maryville, said about the cowboy boot purses he makes. Mayes is a

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