Maryville United Methodists cut ribbon on church expansion

Posted June 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm

After nearly a year of construction and over six years of planning, the First United Methodist Church, 102 North Main Street, Maryville, held the ribbon cutting June 19 for the completion of the new building addition and renovation of the education building.

Holding the ribbon, members of the building committee are: Scott Moon, Shannon Nolte, Don Turner, John Teale, Diane Sudhoff, Carma Kinman, David Baird and Marty Nolte. Cutting the ribbon is Tye Parsons, committee president. Not pictured is Marty Liles, building committee member.


    Motorcycle, car ride benefits NN

     The fourth annual Mustang Memorial Scholarship Fund Bike and Car Cruise Poker Run will hold registration from 9 to 10 am, Saturday, July 9 at the North Nodaway High School, Hopkins.

    Kickstands are up at 10 am. The cost is $15 per hand in advance, $20 per hand the day of the ride and funds go to the North Nodaway Mustang Memorial Scholarship. A motorcycle giveaway will feature a 2016 Indian Scout motorcycle, with tickets at $10 each or three for $25.


    Put a twist on your s’mores this summer

    Editor’s note: this is the second in a series of articles about summer ideas found on our Pinterest page.

    S’mores scream summer yum and fun, sitting around a campfire, enjoying the stars and lightning bugs.

    But there’s more you can do with your graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows. Pinterest is full of ideas for variations on s’mores, especially when you’re not near a campfire or fire pit and still have a

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    Children, Family Center experiences leadership change

    Muriel Zimmerman, executive director at the Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri (CFC), Maryville, has completed 14 years of dedicated service and will be retiring.

    A retirement reception will be held in her honor from 5 to 6:30 pm, Monday, June 27 at the First Christian Church, 201 West Third Street, Maryville. Attendees should RSVP to Meghann Kosman, court advocate, at 660.562.2320.

    Nearly 15 years ago, a group of individuals,

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    Parade highlights BJ Town, Country Days

    The West Nodaway Ministerial Alliance, consisting of the BJ, Elmo and Clearmont United Methodist Churches, BJ First Christian Church and St. Benedict Catholic Church, have come together to form No Hunger Summer for the children of WN. This float and other walkers were in the parade to remind people of the program’s availability through July 29. Free meals are served 11:30 am to 1 pm, Monday-Friday. No lunch will be served on July 4.


    Classic car enthusiasts come to Maryville’s downtown cruise night

    The Maryville Chamber of Commerce, along with antique car, motorcycle and tractor lover, Larry Wickersham, coordinated a Cruise Night June 16 that brought over a dozen cars to Maryville’s downtown square. The car caravan began at the Nodaway County Senior Center, cruising to Maryville nursing homes before parking in the 300 block of North Market.

    Maryville R-II saves taxpayers $253,937

     Maryville R-II Board of Education voted to refinance the 2011B bonds with LJ Hart & Company to save the school district $259,937.

    The board authorized the sale of $7,420,000 general obligation refunding bonds at an average interest rate of 1.55 percent. The 2011B refunded bonds carried an average interest rate of 2.33 percent. This move reduces the future interest by $253,937.

    The district previously saved money when it refunded in

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    NW launches inaugural agriculture academy

     Twenty-four area high school students received hands-on lessons in the ever-changing world of precision agriculture technologies when Northwest Missouri State University hosted the first AgriVision Equipment Group Precision Agriculture Summer Academy.

    The summer academy was June 21 – 23 on the Northwest campus.

    “We were excited to host the AgriVision Equipment Group Precision Agriculture Summer Academy for high school students and agricultural educators,” said Rod Barr, director of Northwest’s School of Agricultural

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    FUMC has gathering space

    Guests and parishioners enjoy the expansive Gathering Space, June 19, at the First United Methodist Church open house. After almost a year of construction and six years of planning the space and new entrance are open. FUMC is located at 102 North Main Street, Maryville.


    Nodaway Countians assist Camp Quality

    The 30th Anniversary Camp Quality got underway on June 12 at Camp Farwesta near Stewartsville. The theme for this year’s camp is “Around the World in Six Days.” This camp allows children with cancer to have a summer camping experience and year-round support program. Sunshine, hot temperatures and enthusiastic cheering met the 106 campers as they got off the bus. There were 10 new campers this year.

    Stacie Clevenger, Lauren Shackleford, Kara Puche and Jacque Loghry, members of Today’s

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted June 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    The USA Today High School Baseball All-American Team was announced on June 15. California and Georgia lead with three players each, followed by Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Texas with two each. The Southern dominance is

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    Bearcats, Maryvillians support baseball players

    Posted June 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    A recent Clarinda A’s baseball game saw Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat Baseball supporters. In front are: Alex Rice and Carter Phillips, Maryville: back: Robert Rice, Maryville; Jay Hrdlicka, Omaha Strike Zone, catcher, Dane Appel, Omaha Strike

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    NW gives football logistics update

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Football returns to Arrowhead to face UCM

    Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Athletics has announced the Bearcats will play the Saturday, October 1 football game against the University

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted June 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Since 1950, The College World Series (CWS) has been held in Omaha. This year, it is scheduled from June 18-29. Mapping the champions from the past 40 years indicates, the further south a team is located, the

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted June 10, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Let’s go Royals! This map displays the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals current active roster of 25 players by birthplace. Almost half of the players are from outside the US. The Royals are made up

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted June 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    The 2016 NCAA Division I Softball College World Series (CWS) is being played this week in Oklahoma City. This proportional symbol map displays the 12 teams that have won championships over the past 34 years. Four of

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    Curves empowers women on their health journey

    Posted June 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Maryville’s Curves encourages and counsels women to gain better health through their diverse exercise programs.

    Curves specializes in helping busy, active women achieve greater health through individualized health plans.

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