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NOCOMO beginnings were choregraphed by two leaders

Posted April 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Editor’s note: This is the second article about two individuals who have been instrumental in the development of NOCOMO Industries.

NOCOMO Industries, Nodaway County’s sheltered workshop, has offered employment to individuals with disabilities for over 40 years.

The commitment to improving the quality of life for these individual, is exemplified by two people who were involved from the beginning. The two came from opposite environments, one as the parent of a down syndrome child; the other as a businessman and civic leader. Even now, they remain involved with the workshop, one as a board member, the other as an interested community person.

“Helping Hands is exactly what they do there,” says Martha Blacketer about

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    NOCOMO beginnings were choregraphed by two leaders

    Editor’s note: This is the first article about two individuals who have been instrumental in the development of NOCOMO Industries.

    NOCOMO Industries, Nodaway County’s sheltered workshop for people with disabilities, has been in existence for 40 years.

    In December 2013, the Missouri Department of Secondary Education website did an overview of the workshop program. In Missouri, there is a total of 7,040 certified employees working, with an FTE, that is full-time equivalency

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    Newlyweds with local roots receive Pope Francis’ marriage blessing

    In what could be only described as a movie-type honeymoon, Maryville native Michael Jelavich and his new wife, Amanda, have quite a story that ended with their marriage being blessed by Pope Francis during their stay in the Vatican in Rome.

    The St. Louis couple was married October 5, 2013, but waited until earlier this month for their week-long stay in Rome in their Europe honeymoon. Though the trip did not go as planned, everything fell into place, giving

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    No More campaign works to break stereotypes of sexual violence

    No more.

    No more silence. No more violence.

    “The No More campaign focuses on sexual violence,” Court and Victim Advocate Meghann Kosman with the Children and Family Center of Northwest Missouri said. “It really addresses the stereotypes of sexual violence and the things that victims go through.”

    During the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Kosman said the CFC will

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