Maryville Optimist Club challenges students to Pay it Forward

Posted April 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

St. Gregory’s seventh grade students who participated were front: Mackenzie Spire, Caroline Morley, Kamryn Gastler; back: Sean Ottman, Mason Walk, Brenden Ware, Chase Newberry and Justin Martin.

 St. Gregory’s seventh grade class is once again partnering with the Maryville Optimist Club to Pay it Forward.

The class of nine students was given $45, that is $5 per student, by the Optimist Club with the challenge to develop a plan of action to make their dollars grow, carry out the plan, and through the school, donate to the cause they select to receive their donation.

Mary Noel-Owens, Optimist member, talked to the class about the project and presented the teacher, Amy Gastler, with the funds for the

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    South Nodaway BOE

    South Nodaway

    The South Nodaway Board of Education met March 26:

    Dr. Kyle Collins, superintendent, brought before the board a proposal to increase salaries for the 2014-15 school year. He recommended raising the teacher salary base to $29,700, a raise of $590 per year; 35¢ per hour on non-certified individuals; and an administration raise of $2,353 per year. The raise package would total $30,886, leaving a surplus projection of $15,540 for the 2014-15 school year.

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    NH holds preschool screening

    Nodaway-Holt held its annual preschool screening. Kelly Sybert, PAT coordinator, administers the concepts portion to Haley Blanchard, daughter of Scot Blanchard and Tammy Thacker.

     Nodaway-Holt R-VII School District conducted its annual Preschool Developmental Screening for children on March 13.

    Areas screened include language/speech skills, motor and concepts. Bertie Cronbaugh, Northwest Family Dental, conducted a dental screening and Wal-Mart Vision Center completed the vision screening. Sixteen children participated in the screenings.

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    Students excel at district music contest

     Nodaway County students recently participated in District Music Contest. Results from each school, the student’s name and their rating are listed below.


    • Brooklyn Stoll, vocal solo, I

    • Caden Springs, vocal solo, I

    • Alias Cullin, vocal solo, II

    • Angel Copeland, vocal solo, II


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    Events for the week of April 14 – 19


    • Maryville HS F baseball at Cameron Tournament

    • Maryville HS, Nodaway-Holt, South Nodaway, North Nodaway, Northeast Nodaway FBLA State Conference at Columbia through April 15

    • Maryville HS JV/V tennis at Cameron 4 pm

    • Maryville HS JV/V baseball at East Buch 4:30 pm

    • Maryville MMS track at Cameron

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    NEN students awarded for scores

    A large number of Northeast Nodaway students were recognized by Superintendent Dr. Jeff Mehlenbacher and the school board for either improving their state testing results or scoring advanced. They will all be taken to lunch at Applebee’s next month as a reward and received a certificate from Board President Kenny Runde. Those being honored are front: Vanessa Force, Drew Wiederholt, Paige West, Sarah Linville, Rylee Long, Madelynn Mattson, Brea Miller, and Corby Schmitz; second: Dalton Auffert, Brea Coulter, Taylor Coffelt, Chet Spire, Mitchell Sherry, Nathan Schieber, and

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    Events for the week of April 7 – 12


    • Jefferson early childhood meeting 5:30 pm

    • Maryville, Nodaway-Holt NO school

    • Maryville HS NFL/Debate congress at Van Horn

    • Maryville HS JV/V golf at Smithville 4 pm

    • Maryville HS F baseball against Tarkio HS 4:30 pm

    • Maryville HS JV/V baseball at Savannah 4:30 pm

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