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NOCOMO beginnings were choregraphed by two leaders

Posted April 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Editor’s note: This is the second article about two individuals who have been instrumental in the development of NOCOMO Industries.

NOCOMO Industries, Nodaway County’s sheltered workshop, has offered employment to individuals with disabilities for over 40 years.

The commitment to improving the quality of life for these individual, is exemplified by two people who were involved from the beginning. The two came from opposite environments, one as the parent of a down syndrome child; the other as a businessman and civic leader. Even now, they remain involved with the workshop, one as a board member, the other as an interested community person.

“Helping Hands is exactly what they do there,” says Martha Blacketer about

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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.

    Jefferson

    • Brooklyn Stoll, vocal solo, I

    • Caden Springs, vocal solo, I

    • Alias Cullin, vocal solo, II

    • Angel Copeland, vocal solo, II

    Maryville

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    Maryville Optimist Club challenges students to Pay it Forward

    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

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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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    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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    Events for the week of April 14 – 19

    Monday

    • 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

    Monday

    • 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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    Maryville BOE

    Maryville

    The Maryville school board of education met March 18:

    After approval of the February meeting minutes and the agenda for the month of March, the board approved the consent agenda which included the February food service report, MSBA full maintenance service agreement, cooperative sponsorship between Maryville R-II and St. Gregory’s for boys 11-man football and boys wrestling and an agreement between Maryville board of education and Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired for service to be provided

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    NH FCCLA members to represent region 1

    Two Nodaway-Holt FCCLA chapter members, Maggie Fuhrman and Brandon Newton, were chosen to serve on the 2014-15 FCCLA Region 1 Regional Executive Council. Newton, a sophomore and son of Butch and Sheryl Newton, was chosen as vice president of community service, and Fuhrman, a freshman and daughter of Jim Fuhrman and Kimberly Schaeffer, was chosen as vice president of special events. The two were installed into office on March 5 at the Region 1 Installation Banquet held in Eagleville.


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