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Maryville Young Players to hold auditions for summer productions

Maryville Young Players has announced auditions for its upcoming musical theatre production “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” Any student in grades second through ninth interested in performing in MYP’s first show of the 2018 season are invited to audition April 19, 20 or 21 at the fine arts building on the Northwest Missouri State University campus.

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Volunteers staff AL honor guards

American Legion members volunteer for honor guard duties throughout Nodaway County and beyond as the need arises. In addition to the traditional funeral honor guard, members honor service, the military and veterans at parades, Flag Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies and other occasions where they are asked to participate. This year, the honor

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Rescue squads are here to help: Rescue squad covers Ravenwood, Parnell area

Local rescue squads play an important part as first responders in Nodaway County. There are six of these squads. The fifth article in this series is about the Ravenwood/Parnell Rescue Squad. • Responsibilities: The squad covers Jackson and Independence townships. Members provide first responder medical assistance and extrication for vehicle and farm accidents. • Training:

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Filing closes for candidate election

The filings have closed for candidates running in the August  7 primary and November 6 general election. Those individuals who are running for office are: State Representative for District 1: Allen Andrews, Grant City, Republican; and Paul Taylor, Skidmore, Democrat. Nodaway County Recorder of Deeds: Lisa Nickerson, Maryville, Republican; and Sandra “Sandy” Smail, Maryville, Democrat.

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Department heads meet to discuss joint 911 consolidation

Law enforcement leaders met with consultants to discuss the consolidation project of the emergency dispatch 911 March 27. Representatives from the Nodaway County Commissioners, Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department, Maryville Public Safety (MPS), Nodaway County Ambulance District, Maryville Fire Department, Nodaway County Fire Association and Northwest Missouri State University Police Department (UPD) attended the meeting led

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Nodaway County Fair board announces fair entertainment

The Nodaway County Fair board announced the main stage entertainment line-up for the 2018 Nodaway County Fair, which will be July 19-21. On Thursday night, fair participants will see Mike Walker, an impressionist, who sings a variety of songs from various artists. He currently lives and performs in Branson. Also that night will be local

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Local churches host Holy Week observances

Churches throughout Nodaway County are announcing plans for Holy Week celebration services. Following are the submitted events: Barnard Barnard Christian Church • March 29 – Maundy Thursday service, 8 pm • April 1 – Easter sunrise service with breakfast following, 7 am; no Sunday school Barnard United Methodist Church • March 29 – Maundy Thursday

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Youth Poetry Contest calling for entries

The Nodaway News Leader will be accepting submissions of poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month in April. Young people are encouraged to submit poetry for a chance to win Chamber Bucks and the opportunity to be published in the newspaper. All types of poetry will be accepted. There are three age divisions to the

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County Clerk’s office opens on Saturday for absentee voting

Nodaway County Clerk Melinda Patton reported that her office will be open from 8 am to noon, Saturday, March 31 for any registered voter to vote an absentee ballot. Her office is located in the Administration Center, 403 North Market, Maryville. Voters should bring proper identification, such as a driver’s license, non-driver’s photo ID, voter

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Rescue Squads are here to help: West Nodaway

By Kathryn Rice Local rescue squads play an important part as first responders in Nodaway County. There are six of these squads. The fourth article in this series is about the West Nodaway Rescue Unit 140. • Responsibilities: The squad covers the west side of Nodaway County including the areas of Wilcox, Burlington Jct., Clearmont,

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