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Smail earns DARE lifetime achievement award

Posted July 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

 Maryville Public Safety Sergeant Rick Smail was presented the Missouri DARE Officers Association Lifetime Achievement Award at the July 23 annual banquet.

Smail was also installed as the organization’s vice president for the upcoming year. Smail attended the banquet in Kansas City with his family and Lieutenant Ron Christian and Public Safety Director Keith Wood.

Smail is a 27-year veteran of the Maryville Public Safety Department, beginning his career on December 27, 1988, and was promoted to sergeant in August 1992.

After completing the DARE officer training in 1990, Smail became one of two of the department’s original DARE officers and still serves area children at Maryville R-II, St. Gregory’s and Horace Mann.

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    BJ celebrates Town, Country Days

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    The Burlington Jct. Town and Country Days were from July 24 to 26. Area residents avoided rainfall on Saturday morning to take part in the annual parade and other activities.

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    Governor appoints two to Northwest Regents

    Posted July 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm

     Gov. Jay Nixon has announced his appointments of Dr. Marilou Joyner (D), Kansas City, and Richard N. Smith (R), Coffey, to the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents.

    Both appointments must be confirmed by

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    Young girl gives to Locks of Love

    Posted July 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Jessica Farrell, Sheridan, eight-year-old daughter of Clayton Farrell and Mary Townsend, donated 10 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love program. She is a client of Cline’s Hair Studio, Maryville.

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