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Mozingo board to focus on promoting Watson 9

During the Mozingo Advisory Board meeting November 21, board members and city staff discussed marketing for the Watson 9 golf course. Board members said the public views the Watson 9 as a youth course. They plan to increase marketing, promoting the course as suitable for adults and youth in hopes of increasing traffic. Maryville reimburses

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Rusty screws found in food establishment ice machine

Nodaway County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Larry Wickersham inspected nine food establishments during the month of November. Happy Garden, 514 North Main, high priority Routine inspection November 28. Critical: Observed uncovered cup of tea in kitchen. Non-critical: Observed frost in deep freezer, deep freezer missing thermometer and board behind electrical panel with unfinished wood.

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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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