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Community gathers for uptown MHS fall sports pep rally

Posted August 28, 2015 at 4:49 pm

The Maryville Chamber of Commerce and Maryville High School teamed up for an August 20 pep rally on the square as MHS athletes prepare for fall activities. Coaches of each sporting team introduced their players and the band, dance team and cheer squads were all present, along with Spoofy, to entertain the crowds. Spoofy and dance team member Debrielle Merrill, left, handed out green and gold beads to the kids at the pep rally.

    County among those declared disaster area by president

     Nodaway County was among 68 Missouri counties designated as primary agricultural disaster areas by the president, making certain farmers and other agricultural producers in primary and contiguous counties are eligible for low-interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). Nodaway County was listed as a contiguous county as of August 8.

    Counties designated as primary disaster areas are due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding which occurred May 15 to July 27, 2015. The counties are: Adair,

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    Maryville council receives South Main improvement study

     The Maryville City Council listened intently to John Chamberlain, SK Design Group, as he reviewed his firm’s study of the South Main Street proposal at the August 24 meeting.

    The Overland Park, KS, civil engineers brought two thick books of their research and recommendations to improve the road safety, traffic flow, allow for sidewalks and bike routes along the South Main corridor from the Highway 71 Business Route beginning north through the South Avenue intersections. Chamberlain gave the details of the proposed three-phase project improvements

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    Local law warns of door-to-door salesmen

     With recent arrests of various out-of-state, door-to-door salesmen in Nodaway County, both the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department and Maryville Public Safety are urging residents to be cautious when opening the door to unknown salesmen.

    Recent arrests have been made in the county of individuals selling vacuums and bundled meat. Many have had criminal records and outstanding warrants and have a history of being forceful with their sales tactics. Other salesmen have altered the payment on checks for higher amounts.

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    Summertime Youth Garden Club recognized with attendance awards

    The highlight of the last meeting of the Summertime Youth Garden Club, sponsored by the Maryville Garden Club, was awards to the participants on August 18.

    Participating in the two-month summer club were front: Meah Schommer, Ivy Goldsmith, one year; Yvette Galbraith, three years; back: Kathryn Schommer, three years; Zeke Morrow, Eliza Galbraith, five years; and Anna Schommer, four years. Zeke, Eliza and Anna have now completed the program. Not pictured are Aydnn and Andrew King, two

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    Jennings named development officer for St. Francis Hospital Foundation

     St. Francis Hospital Foundation announces that Megan Jennings has been named development officer for the organization.

    In this new position, Jennings will be responsible for organizing and implementing a comprehensive major giving program that contributes to goals, growth and the sustainability of St. Francis Hospital Foundation. She will assist with current fundraising efforts for the foundation and cultivate relationships with the foundation’s board of directors and the community to promote awareness and funding opportunities.

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    Mowry is Graham Street Fair grand marshal

     Letha Marie Shull Mowry has been named grand marshal for the 2015 Graham Street Fair, August 27-29.

    Mowry considers Graham as “down home” in her heart and will remain so, even though she has resided in Maryville since 1987.

    “I’m very honored that they asked me. I never dreamed they’d think of me,” Mowry said.

    She was born March 2, 1930, to Lee Edison

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    Job club launches new workshops for the fall

     The Missouri Job Center in Maryville will be hosting Job Club workshops featuring Linda Laderoute, author of the Job Hunter’s Journal, a series of articles about topics of interest to job hunters published in the Nodaway News Leader and other regional press.

    The workshops, held each Tuesday, are designed for people interested in improving their job hunting skills. Learn how to complete online applications,

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    BJ leaders study refinancing debt

     At the August 12 meeting, the Burlington Jct. City Council discussed the refinancing of their debt with McLiney & Company.

    Sam McDonald, McLiney & Company representative, discussed refinancing of the $84,000 debt with the council. He gave the council a rough draft of their adjusted annual amount.

    Under new business, the council set the tax levy at $1.29 per $100 assessed valuation for the coming year. The wastewater facility was also discussed to meet state-mandated criteria.

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    DESE releases 2014-15 MAP results

     The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released the 2014-15 Missouri Assessment Program results for school districts across the state including those in Nodaway County.

    These results show the percentage of students in all grades who scored proficient or advanced in the four MAP test content areas of English language arts, math, science and social studies.

    In English language arts, Nodaway-Holt, North Nodaway and West Nodaway scored below the state average.

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    Meet the Bearcats scheduled for Thursday

    Posted August 25, 2015 at 8:25 pm

     The Northwest Missouri State University football team will hold its final scrimmage of the 2015 fall camp at 7 pm, on Thursday, August 27 at Bearcat Stadium.

    Thursday’s scrimmage will also feature the annual “Meet

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    Maryville shuts out Lawson in week one

    Posted August 25, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Maryville’s Dakota Beemer heads into open field for a one-on-one against an incoming Lawson defender. Beemer scored on a late-game punt return to advance the Spoofhounds to 39-0 over the Cardinals August 21 at Maryville. Beemer led the

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted August 21, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Major college football (FBS) will soon be underway. This week’s proportional symbol map displays the preseason top-ranked team, Ohio State, with the largest football and No. 25 Tennessee with the smallest football. The pattern displays many of

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted August 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Last week’s NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, August 8, marks the unofficial beginning of the 2015 football season. Since its charter class was enshrined in 1963, there have been 295 members. This per capita map, based

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  • Wind: SSE at 13 mph
  • Sunrise: 7:42 am GMT-5
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