Local Christian singer markets music on iTunes

Posted July 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm

As long as JC Dirks can remember, he’s been playing guitar and singing and writing music.

His aspirations of being a full-time singer have grown into more of a reality as his knowledge of music editing technology develops to help fine tune his songs. Taking steps toward a career in music, Dirks has begun to put single tracks on the iTunes market for people to purchase.

“Singles seem to be the way the market is heading,” Dirks said of iTunes. “People pick and choose the songs they want from an entire album so it makes more sense for me as a musician to put singles on as I complete them instead of compiling them all into an album.”

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    Tyler Bears, Addie Honan and Cheyenne Herzberg from the West Nodaway FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Leadership Camp from June 22 to 26. They are pictured in the center with the state FFA officers surrounding them. The camp, sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association, was held at Camp Rising Sun located within the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The institute provided leadership training for over 1,200 high school students who are members of FFA across Missouri. The high school students are trained by State FFA

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    Seamstress provides story of the wedding dress quilt

    Our only grandson Ben married October 15, 2011.

    A year after the wedding, Ben came back to Missouri from Detroit bringing his wife’s wedding dress. He asked if I would make a quilt from the dress. With some hesitation I said “yes” and he left it at my house.

    I hung it in its bag in the basement and started gathering ideas and suggestions. Mostly I got no ideas or answers

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    Who gives a hoot: St. Francis history offers a rich heritage of service

    by Bob Bohlken

    This article was prompted by the public announcement that our hospital was renamed to reflect that St. Francis Hospital is a part of the Sisters of Saint Mary Corporation, SSM Health, a fact that has existed for some time

    SSM is a Catholic health corporation that is in part of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary. The history of how the nuns of Saint Francis of Maryville separated from the Sisters of

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    Farnan selected for states Agribusiness Academy

     Caden Farnan, a member of the Jefferson FFA Chapter, was recently selected to attend the Missouri Agribusiness Academy.

    This is an honor that only 30 high school sophomores throughout the state of Missouri are selected to attend each year. During the 2015 Missouri Agribusiness Academy, the students visited the University of Missouri in Columbia, Monsanto, Brighton Ad Agency, Mid America Biofuels in Mexico, Stanton Brothers Egg Farm in Centralia, Whole Foods, KWS Gateway

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    Maryville student attends youth tour

     Ninety-seven high school students participated in Missouri’s 52nd annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC, June 12-18.

    The local delegate was Paxson Haws of Maryville. She was sponsored by United Electric Cooperative, Maryville.

    The seven-day tour provides an action-filled week for high school students, offering them opportunities to learn firsthand what it is like to be involved in politics, leadership positions, community service and today’s pressing issues.

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