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Area youth overcomes all odds to succeed at calling

Posted August 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Like farming, being a cowboy is typically a generational thing, so when fifth grader Henry Hatfield came to his parents wanting to be a cowboy, they weren’t sure how serious he really was.

“Henry attended a cowboy camp where he got to ride horses and he came home wanting to be a cowboy, but we figured it was like any other kid and he’d forget in a day or two,” said Tim Hatfield, Henry’s father. “But he kept asking and wouldn’t let it go so we finally decided to let him pursue it.”

Living in Kansas City at the time, the Hatfields let Henry ride horses until one day Henry wanted one. After six months, the Hatfields leased Henry his first

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    West Nodaway BOE

    West Nodaway

    The board of education met on August 13 to discuss the following business of the West Nodaway R-I school district:

    The board conducted the tax rate hearing for the 2014-15 year. The board approved in regular session the rate of $4.1118 per $100 valuation.

    The West Nodaway Flag Football organization brought a proposal to the board asking for permission to play on the WN football field at 1

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    Jefferson BOE

    Jefferson

    The Jefferson School Board of Education met August 18 to address the following:

    Prior to the regular meeting, the board held a public hearing regarding the tax hearing. Superintendent Tim Jermain walked the board through the process of how the district figures its tax rate for the school’s fiscal year as regulated by the state. Going into the meeting, the board approved the levy at $5.4996 which is anticipated to give the school a revenue of $763,040

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    Kawasaki’s Maryville plant to celebrate 25th year

    In June 1989, Tim Melvin and his Kawasaki associates, produced the first small industrial engine in the Maryville facility.

    That engine was started and then packed away as a historic artifact of the beginnings of Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation USA’s Maryville plant. The engine was unpacked this summer, lubricated, and on the second pull, restarted 25 years later. Many of the original employees of the Maryville Kawasaki plant followed the special engine in a long parade entry during this

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    Longtime resident remembers

    Graham, the oldest community in Nodaway County, celebrates its 175th anniversary this year.

    A special History Pageant will be presented during the Graham Street Fair this weekend to remember the community’s history. And in honor of the event, longtime resident Letha Marie Mowry agreed to take a walk down memory lane with our readers.

    Memories

    “I was born on a farm south of Graham

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    Power Built Here: Kawasaki’s Maryville plant to celebrate 25th year

    One of the 43 original Kawasaki employees, Tim Melvin is now production manager of the facility.

    In June 1989, Tim Melvin along with his Kawasaki associates, produced the first small industrial engine in the Maryville facility.

    That engine was started and then packed away as a historic artifact of the beginnings of Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, USA’s Maryville plant. The engine was unpacked this summer, lubricated and on the second pull

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    Jefferson FFA students attend leadership conference

     Members from the Jefferson FFA Chapter recently attended the Missouri FFA Association’s 2014 Leadership Adventure in Columbia. It was held July 31 at the University of Missouri Bradford Research and Extension Center.

    Agricultural careers, leadership development and positive role models were the focus of the 24th annual conference. Columbia was one of two locations for this conference; the other was in Springfield. Over 200 members and advisors registered for the two conferences from 34 chapters across Missouri. Nearly 6,500 Missouri

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    MHS grad recaps his Fulbright Fellowship

    Art has always been a passion for 2005 MHS graduate Galen Gibson-Cornell. Pursuing secondary education in the art field, Gibson-Cornell attended Truman State University and graduated with a BA in art and a minor in French. Gibson-Cornell then went to University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his master’s of fine art and master’s in art. Wanting to see the world and work on his art, Gibson-Cornell applied for the Fulbright Fellowship to Budapest, Hungary.

    “It was actually the second

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    BBBS touts success, but still needs ‘Bigs’

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County recently graduated its first successful match of Little Sister Maggie Schmidt with Big Sister Amy Law.

    “Littles graduate when they turn 18 or graduate high school,” said Lynette Harbin, program director. “There are currently 54 matches in the program. If we can help those kids have the success Maggie has had and the match that Amy and Maggie has had; that’s our ultimate goal.”

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