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No Hunger Summer comes to BJ

Posted May 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

 No Hunger Summer will allow West Nodaway children to enjoy a free lunch, 11:30 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, starting June 6 at the United Methodist Church, Burlington Jct.

The program is sponsored by the Second Harvest Community Food Bank and the West Nodaway Ministerial Alliance.

One of the goals of the United Methodist Church is to create opportunities to serve in the community and provide outreach, explained Norma Villagrana, pastor. The No Hunger Summer is one such opportunity.

Four churches are working together to make the free meals for children, ages 18 and under, a reality. The churches are: First Christian Church, Terry Robison, pastor, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Father Reginald

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    Hospital patient satisfaction awards presented for quarter

     SSM Health St. Francis Hospital recognized an employee and employee team for outstanding patient experience during the first quarter of 2016.

    Patient satisfaction is an important indicator of healthcare quality as it is linked to safety, service and patient experience. It measures patients’ perception regarding the quality of the healthcare and services they receive. St. Francis measures patient satisfaction in all major areas, including inpatient, emergency department, outpatient surgery, doctors’ office and outpatient tests and treatments.

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    L&L Holdings, LLC, acquires former Energizer facility

     Logan Walker, CEO of L&L Holdings, St. Joseph, announced the purchase of the former Energizer facility on Maryville’s east side on May 25.

    The purchase price was disclosed as less than the $1.8 million asking price. The new owner has plans to employ 60-100 workers.

    L&L Holdings owns and operates Midwest Warehousing in multiple facilities throughout St. Joseph. The business is a commercial warehousing facility specializing in the trans loading, distribution and storage of freight for customers

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    Parnell UMC receives GRM grant

    The Parnell United Methodist Church (PUMC) received a $250 grant from Grand River Mutual from the 2016 networks community improvement grant program. This was one of four grant recipients for the first quarter of the year. The church plans to use the funds toward the purchase of a new sign that will be placed at the entrance of Parnell to announce community events and activities.

    At the check presentation were GRM Networks Combination Technician Randy Dougan, PUMC

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    Working to show respect, honor: Boy Scout troop restores White Cloud Cemetery

    The White Cloud Cemetery at 315th and Icon Roads in Nodaway County is being restored by the 12-member Boy Scout Troop 190 as a service project.

    Scoutmaster John Campbell says the project is so large that it has been broken down to include Eagle Scout projects for four boys, Kaleb Chittum and brothers, Logan, Ryan and Chad Wilmes.

    The cemetery was overgrown to the point where the stones could not be

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    County delegates attend Republican State Convention

    This past weekend, the Missouri Republican Party held its state convention in Branson. Attending as delegates from Nodaway County were Joe and Ella Cornelison, Maryville, and Kathy DeVault, Graham.

    These three were elected to represent Nodaway County at the county caucus held in April. They joined other delegates from all of Missouri’s other counties to elect 25 at-large delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention set in Cleveland, July 18-21.

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    County’s summertime activities start in June

    June signals the start of summer activities in Nodaway County. Here are some of the events that are scheduled:

    • June 1-30Conception Jct. Flower Bed Cleanup and Revitalization by Tri-C Partners 4 Progress’ Community Action Renewal Team (CART) and Jefferson FFA members. Anyone wanting to pull weeds to get some bending and reaching exercise on your own timetable. For more information,

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    Polk Township seeking signatures to terminate planning, zoning

     Members of the Polk Township Board, along with township planning and zoning employee Eric Couts, are currently seeking signatures of registered voters who reside in the township to put an issue on the ballot that would terminate the township’s planning and zoning program.

    The group has gathered 178 votes, which was 20 more than they were originally told was necessary for the question to be placed on the August 2 ballot. But Nodaway County Clerk Karen Leader said that state

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    Maryville’s Memorial Day Ceremony set, area legions to hold cemetery functions

     The Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be at 11 am, Monday, May 30 at the American Legion Post 100 Hall, 1104 East Fifth Street, Maryville.

    Members of Post 100 will conduct the ceremony starting with Bill Young, commander, providing the welcome. Following will be the performance of “Amazing Grace” sung by Marlin Kinman, accompanied by Anita Dew. The posting of the colors will be done by the honor guard, under the direction of Commander Amos Clampit.

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    Baker helps make improvements in first year as Chateau director

    Tina Baker, director/coordinator, has overseen changes at Golden Living Community Maryville Chateau since taking the position in August 2015.

    Baker is responsible for everything from payroll and the budget to admissions and discharges. Improvements include new carpet, painting and bathroom remodels in every apartment. Each apartment has a patio which is being cleaned and spruced up.

    The Chateau has 16 two-room apartments with a kitchenette and bath. Currently, there are 14

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted May 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    The 2016 NCAA Division I Softball Super Regionals, or Sweet Sixteen, will be played this weekend. The SEC accounts for six of the teams. This proportional symbol map displays the teams that have amassed the highest rankings

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    Lyle, Suchan doubles team advances to state

    Posted May 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    The Maryville doubles tennis team of Joe Suchan and Trystan Lyle defeated Cameron’s top duo 6-1 and 7-5 in state sectionals to advance to the May 27 state tournament. Peter Kempf and Brady Archer played a Chillicothe

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    MHS golf takes 5th at state tourney

    Posted May 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Despite rough and wet conditions, the Maryville golf team came together for a fifth place finish at the May 16-17 Class 2 state tournament at the Sedalia Country Club behind LeBlond in first, Springfield Catholic, Hermann and

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