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What to do with a tattered flag

With the windy conditions in Northwest Missouri, American flags flown on a regular basis soon become tattered and faded. By allowing these unserviceable flags to remain flying is looked upon as a sign of disrespect by those who are aware of proper American flag etiquette. “Let’s Be Right on Flag Etiquette,” a booklet prepared by

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Mild weather draws crowd to BJ Town and Country Days

West Nodaway youth cheerleaders marched in the parade during the Burlington Jct. annual Town and Country Days on July 29. Members of the team are front: Haylee Dawson, Makenzi Howard, Hadley Fast, Kalynn Godsey, Lilly Embly, Madeline Wilmes, Ellie Wilmes; back: Sydney Marriott, Alivia Ferry, Paidyn Linville, Reganne Fast, Savanna Marriott, Sarah Yount, Anastyn Nielson,

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Dementia simulator offered by Oak Pointe

By Christina Rice Oak Pointe Memory Care, Maryville, hosted a dementia simulation on July 12 for community members. Dr. Sue Myllykangas, NWMSU health science and wellness associate professor, received an internal grant from the university three years ago to purchase equipment and supplies that simulate the symptoms of dementia. The simulation Participants were suited up

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Cline takes first at state with letter to author

Hadley Cline, Maryville, received first place at the state level of the Letters About Literature contest. Hadley is the daughter of Keely and Bradley Cline and is a Horace Mann Laboratory School fifth grader. Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing contest for students in grades four through 12 sponsored by the Library

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Sheil wins NNL photo contest

Nodaway News Leader Publisher Kay Wilson presents Jessica Sheil, Maryville, $100 in Maryville Chamber Bucks and a certificate as the grand prize winner in the NNL 4th annual photo contest. Sheil entered a photo of leaves on a winter morning titled “Frosted Morning” in the nature category, age 17 and under. For more photos of

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Remembering a WWII soldier’s service

The Nodaway County Historical Museum is home to several items of World War II memorabilia that have been donated by Nodaway County veterans and their families. Walter Nicholson’s sons have donated items to the museum that Nicholson captured during WWII. Recently, Nicholson’s son, Norm, Jansen, NE, added a Mauser rifle which joins other items from

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Makaylah Jones travels to Washington, DC, with youth tour

There were 102 high school students participating in Missouri’s 54th annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC, June 9-15. The local delegate was Makaylah Jones, Maryville, sponsored by United Electric Cooperative. The seven-day tour provided an action-filled week, offering students opportunities to learn what it is like to be involved in politics, leadership positions

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Africa missionaries visit Maryville Methodists

By Christina Rice Medical missionaries from Zimbabwe visited the Maryville United Methodist Church in June. Dr. Emmanuel Mefor and his wife, Florence, originally from Nigeria, are missionaries with the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. They are stationed at a mission facility in Zimbabwe where they work in the Mutambara Hospital. Emmanuel

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Fire Explorers to expand countywide

By Christina Rice Maryville youth have been quenching their thirst for emergency crisis involvement with basic firefighting training through the youth program Fire Explorers, which is expanding this year. The program has seen a lot of interest in its first year of operation, with nine youth regularly attending the bi-monthly Monday meetings. Program coordinators, Matt

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