Nodaway Abstract donates annually to The Ministry Center

Posted December 18, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Nodaway Abstract and Title Company, Maryville, donated $1,200 to The Ministry Center on December 8. Receiving the check on behalf of the center, far left: Carol Heller, Jonathan Mitchell, Kay Atkins and Alice Keller. Presenting the check are far right: co-owners Troy Hayes and John Teale with Lana Mattson, manager.

Nodaway Abstract donates something each year to the center, but this year decided to have a goal, according to Teale. The company set aside $20 from each real estate closing during the months of November and December. Teale said that December closings were estimated, so the company could present the check before the end of the year. Local realtors were notified about the project and Teale expressed gratitude for their cooperation.

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    Jefferson BOE votes to put $1.5 million gym bond on ballot

     The Jefferson C-123 Board of Education voted at the December 15 meeting to put a $1.5 million general obligation bond issue on the April 2015 ballot to build a new gym.

    The board looked at designs for the gym. Information from LJ Hart and Company on issuing the bonds and payback schedule were presented. They decided to have the company prepare the ballot language for approximately 75¢ per $100 assessed valuation question for the January meeting.

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    MMS tips caps to Chase Stooksbury

     Maryville Middle School and Eugene Field Elementary students, teachers and staff reached out to an Albany first grader, Chase Stooksbury, on December 12 in a Caps for Kids fundraiser.

    Chase was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that affects the nervous system. He is now in stage IV recurrent neuroblastoma and has been taking chemotherapy and radiation treatments during this school year. Because of the spread of his cancer, he is doing one

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    Redden recalls his years of service to NW, community

    Well-known for his gruff, big heart and even bigger ideas, John Redden recently announced his retirement from both his career at Northwest Missouri State and his volunteer work with the Maryville Public Safety/Polk Township volunteer firefighters after 45 years and around 40 years, respectively.

    His longtime service to the community also include many years on the ambulance board and Maryville R-II school board. Yet, Redden took no credit in any of his behind-the-scenes endeavors and states that he felt

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    BJ council hears from financial expert

     Sam McDonald, McLiney & Company, Kansas City, spoke to the Burlington Jct. City Council at its December 11 meeting about the two bonds the city has debt on.

    He recommended to refinance the general obligation bond and save $13,000 per year at four percent on one of the bonds. He also told the council if they continue with same payment plan it would shorten the loan maturity. The second bond which is for the water plant improvements can

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    Keeping up with the digital age: Laying the groundwork is a necessity for schools

    Whether it be ITV classrooms, tablets, laptops or desktop computers or providing access for the growing number of smartphones in the hallways, schools have an ever-increasing demand of internet.

    While in this digital age of fiber optic cable, that feat seems easy enough, but it’s not always the case for a rural school where funding and affordable infrastructure for ample amounts of internet is not always available.

    Over the next few weeks, this series of articles

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    Job Hunter’s Journal- Week 6: Always do your research on the company of interest

    Most company research is done as part of preparation for an interview.

    It is essential to know as much as you can about the company where you are about to interview. But there are other situations earlier in the job search where knowledge about a company may be useful. Never underestimate the value of good research skills.

    When you are between jobs, company research can help you make important decisions. Are you looking for a job

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    Ambulance board gives employees 2.4% COLA

     The Nodaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on December 10 to address the following business:

    • After reviewing the bills to be paid, the board discussed a late fee on the credit card. It was decided to call the board members if the submission date is too close to the meeting.

    • Adjusted the 2014 budget to reflect increases to two accounts: building repairs and administrative expense.

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    Tri-State Ford Lincoln, Big Brothers Big Sisters partner to raise $4,820

     Tri-State Ford Lincoln and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County raised $4,820 for the big and little program at a recent test-drive event, as part of Lincoln Motors Driven To Give program.

    Hundreds of Northwest Missouri area residents test-drove a Lincoln vehicle on November 8. By the end of the day, 274 test drives were facilitated by Tri-State Ford Lincoln. On December 15, Todd Hill, president of Tri-State Ford Lincoln, presented Lynette

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    Celebrating Christmas Around the World: Mexico

    This is the third in a series featuring exchange students living in Nodaway County and Christmas traditions in their home country.

    La Navidad, or Christmas, in Mexico has many similar traditions to other Hispanic countries.

    And for Luis Romandia, an 18-year-old senior attending Maryville High School, some aspects of celebrating Christmas in Mexico are comparable to traditions in the US.

    “It’s similar in some

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted December 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    This week’s major college football map features players by hometowns from the 22 teams selected for the ‘Big Bowl’ games. This group consists of the 11 Bowl games scheduled to pay out over $3 million per team.

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