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Silver Haired Legislature chooses 2017 priorities

The annual conference of the Silver Haired Legislature took place October 18-20 at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. The 118 delegates in attendance chose their top five priorities and formulated plans to advocate for senior issues during the coming legislative session. The priorities chosen were: • Senior services growth and development fund • Increase

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Native trees, shrubs available from MDC State Forest Nursery

Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) George O. White State Forest Nursery offers a variety of low-cost native tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife food and cover

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Burlington Jct. honors former citizen

The Burlington Jct. City Council met November 9 to honor former citizen Brian McPherson. McPherson’s family donated $950 to buy a new seesaw for Little People’s Park. McPherson researched the playground equipment and wanted to move forward with the project stating it was important to him. The council approved the purchase of a plaque to

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SSM Health to introduce new minimum wage

SSM Health recently announced that it will implement a new minimum wage of $11 per hour throughout its four-state system. The increase will take effect in January 2017. “As a Mission- and Values-driven organization, we are committed to providing strong market-based wages and benefits for all of our employees with special consideration for those who

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Northwest, MO Army National Guard celebrate partnership on leadership development program

Leaders representing Northwest Missouri State University and the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG) gathered recently to celebrate a partnership. The partnership created the Guard Officer Leadership Development (GOLD) Program on the Northwest campus which develops commissioned officers while providing a pathway to degree completion. In appreciation of their partnership with Northwest, members of the MOARNG

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Nodaway County elects new sheriff, Maryville hotel tax passes

The majority of voters in Nodaway County, throughout the state of Missouri and across the country marked their ballots Republican red on November 8 during the 2016 General Election. Nodaway County ballots were cast by 75.08 percent of registered voters, up from 66 percent in 2012. See precinct results in our election grid on pages

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Survey reveals Pickering residents don’t want chickens in city limits

The results of an eight-question survey were revealed at the November 7 Pickering City Council meeting. The survey resulted from previous meetings focused on the current farm animal ordinance which prohibits all livestock and fowl inside city limits. The survey was distributed to 61 households with 38 questionnaires returned in the two-week period ending November

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Airport board frustrated with runway paving progress

Three members of the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport Board met November 7 to learn why Ideker Construction has not completed the airport runway paving project. Assistant City Manager Ryan Heiland said the construction firm must still complete several steps before it is able to finish the $3.390 million project and the paving unit is not

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Mayor honors Business Women of Missouri

During the October 24 city council meeting, Maryville Mayor Jason McDowell presents Business Women of Missouri members with a proclamation of honor. McDowell declared October 17-23 to be Business Women of Missouri week. Members present were Betty Karnaze, Eve Church, Kay Dew, Sandra Shermuly, Elaine Wilson, Connie McGinness, Amanda McGinness and Kori Sowards. Save

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Governor candidate Greitens visits Maryville

On October 28, Eric Greitens, Republican Missouri gubernatorial candidate, returned to Maryville for the third time bringing his political message to residents. Urging attendees to spread his message, Greitens spoke about his background, campaign and plans for the state. He described himself as a former Navy Seal, small business owner and conservative outsider. Congressman Sam

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