Northwest students, faculty attend conference for business honor society

Posted November 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Nine Northwest Missouri State University students and three faculty advisers attended the Delta Mu Delta biennial conference November 6 – 8 in Kansas City. One Northwest student came home with a first place award for her elevator pitch promoting the value of a Delta Mu Delta membership.

Jordan Wittrock, a junior accounting major from Arcadia, IA, received first place in the student competition and a cash prize of $200. Wittrock also serves as president of Northwest’s Delta Mu Delta chapter. The business honor society represents the top 20 percent of business majors.

Northwest conference attendees were front: Northwest students Kody Rawson, Michael McVinua, Amanda Podbevsek, Megan Palmer, Bailey Fisher, Wittrock; back: Delta Mu Delta President Perry Moore,

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    Maryville council settles on financing option for center

     After hearing about three options for financing the city-operated conference center that is planned to connect to the privately-owned Boulders Inn & Suites Mozingo hotel, the Maryville City Council was informed of a fourth option at the November 23 meeting.

    The council selected option number four, a 1/8¢ sales tax for 20 years as the funding option to put on the April 2016 ballot to fund the construction and operation of the convention center. The ballot initiative will join the existing 1/2¢ sales tax for

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    MHS honors veterans

    Over 200 Maryville High School freshmen and junior American History students completed a wall of honor for Veterans Day. The classes, instructed by Josh Lefeker and Quentin Albrecht, required students to interview veterans, create a “brick” and write an essay from their interview.

    The display is in the MHS history department wing on the second floor and will be up for viewing until Thanksgiving.

    MPR board reviews 2014-15 fiscal year report

     The Maryville Park and Recreation board of directors reviewed the 2014-15 fiscal year summary during the November 5 regular meeting.

    Director Rod Auxier said overall, the expenditures were $1,237,329 and the revenue was $1,216,761, leaving a negative balance of $20,568. He had estimated that expenditures would exceed revenue by $49,715, so the carryover/fund balance will actually be higher by $29,147 than budgeted in 2016.

    He also reported the total revenue to date is $1,216,761, which is $12,680

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    Tri-C organizations receive Grand River Mutual grant

    Members of the Tri-C Partners 4 Progress/Tri-C Community Coalitions of Conception Jct., Conception and Clyde stand with a check from a $250 GRM grant they recently received. The money will be used to print materials to educate area residents on ways to recycle and to promote the annual community cleanup day in April.

    With the check are front: CART team members Ben Jermain, Kelli Schieber, Nathan Galbraith; back: Tri-C Partners for Progress member Mildred E. Lepley, GRM

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    Area companies donate to Community Services

    Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative is partnered with CoBank in making a $2,000 donation to Community Services. CoBank serves industries across rural America by providing loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. At the check presentation are Shyann Ray, Holt County director; Carla Wetzel, operations director and Nodaway County representative; Kevin Dechant, CEO/GM Manager Atchison Holt-Electric; and Cathy Davis, Atchison County director.

    Healthy families goal: a home for every child

     November is National Adoption Month. If you’ve ever considered adoption or even foster care, this is the month to take action. This year’s resounding message is “We never outgrow the need for family,” focusing on older youths in foster care.

    “Finding families willing to accept older youths into their lives is our greatest challenge,” said Shelia Rancatore, director of resource development at Healthy Families, a provider of adoption and foster care licensing services. “Children in foster care have experienced abuse and neglect. The trauma from

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    Nixon allocates $1.2M to help communities with disaster plan, response

     Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced on November 16 the Missouri Association of Councils of Government (MACOG) has been awarded $1.2 million to fund three projects that will help Missouri communities respond to disasters.

    MACOG is the statewide organization representing the state’s 19 regional planning commissions and councils of governments.

    The funding through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program will strengthen regional coordination and response asset sharing, identify key

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    Local scout earns Eagle with library flag pole project

    Boy Scout Troop 400 member Matthew Alonso, a sophomore at MHS, led a Veterans Day ceremony November 11 to dedicate a new flagpole at the Maryville Public Library. Alonso earned his Eagle Scout rank after completing the Symbol of Freedom flagpole project for the library.

    Spoofhounds name Nodaway County’s 11-man gridiron’s greatest

    Posted November 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    [caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”145.438748913987″ caption=”Dustin Piper
    Maryville defensive lineman
    The senior lineman led Maryville’s dominating defense this season. Overall, Piper finished with 41 tackles, 32 of which were solo efforts. He also had five sacks for a combined loss of 28 yards along with 16 tackles for

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted November 20, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    The pre-season Division II Top 25 Men’s College Basketball Media Poll is mapped by proportional symbols. The core or heartland of basketball is represented by Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina schools but a wide distribution throughout the

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    Geography with Goudge

    Posted November 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    This wide receiver per capita map is a follow-up to the FBS or Football Bowl Subdivision player production map in the August 27 Nodaway News Leader. The pattern is even more concentrated in the Deep South with

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