MU Extension brings programs to county residents through the years

Posted September 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The University of Missouri Extension Service is celebrating its centennial and the Nodaway County Extension office located on the third floor of the county administration building at 403 North Market in Maryville is providing a variety of services to county residents.

The extension council is seeking Nodaway County residents, 18 or older, to serve. To apply for the elected positions, interested persons may inquire at the office by December 1.

The extension council serves as the local resource for MU and voice to address problems or see needs that arise. The council also promotes extension throughout the county. Members must be able to attend meetings once a month. Six two-year positions will be decided in this election which will be held the end of January 2015.

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    Community rallies around Charlie Thompson as he fights cancer

    When Charlie Thompson was diagnosed with stage four cancer, the man of few words didn’t express concern over his well being, but instead about how he can manage to do his jobs and serve the community he’s come to make his home.

    He wondered how he would take care of all the North Nodaway buses and get the kids to and from their activities or how he’d climb the treacherous ladder to do the clock for the football games – just as he always

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    Bohlken pens new book on learning to listen

    Listening to significant others can enhance or break down relationships. A new book by Maryville resident and retired Northwest Missouri State professor, Bob Bohlken, uses a conversational approach to help strengthen those listening skills.

    “Learning to Listen with Significant Others: a Conversational Approach” helps readers discover how to identify listening skills, how to recognize voice pitch inflection and intensity that affect the language used and how eyes, facial expressions, gestures and body attitudes affect the speaker’s intentions and purposes.

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    Night life is on the upswing

    by Kathryn Rice

    Nightlife in Maryville is on an upswing as new owners and/or new remodels of four bars have innovated the local bar scene.

    Dogtown

    Dogtown wants to be the neighborhood bar; the one where people feel comfortable stopping for a beer after work or watching a game while feasting on a BBQ pork loin sandwich, a Dogtown speciality. There’s also tenderloins, hamburgers, smoked reuben sandwiches and baked super nachos among other grill food.

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    Barnard native’s passion for birds lands him feature in MDC magazine

    Anyone who knows Jack Hilsabeck recognizes that he has a lifelong passion for birds and learning everything about them.

    His love has trickled down to now include his children and even grandchildren who live in New Mexico. That same interest in studying birds allowed Hilsabeck to be featured in the May 2014 Missouri Department of Conservation publication, Missouri Conservationist.

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    Oldest community in county founded in 1859

    First known as Brownville and then later Jacksonville, the community located in southwestern Nodaway County was officially called Graham in 1859, so named after Maryville resident and postmaster Amos Graham. It was incorporated in 1871.

    Graham, like the rest of the country, saw its fair share of rough times, including the Civil War and the Great Depression.
    During that war that pitted the north versus the south, the town was nearly depopulated. Similar to many other places in Missouri, it divided the community. The

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