By Jacki Wood If you’re looking for a change to your Christmas season activities or want to create a new tradition, fill up the gas tank and head out on our Christmas Tour 2016. First stop: a short drive up north to Des Moines, IA. Christkindlmarket The first-ever German Christmas market in Des Moines, Christkindlmarket,
The Community Hospital-Fairfax opened their clinic in Burlington Jct., holding an open house November 21. The clinic will be officially open for business Wednesday, November 23. Staff members of the clinic are front: Dr. Dustin Carpenter, director of Clinic Operations David Fast; middle: LPN Tami Lansdown, Clinic Billing Cordinator Chris Sticken; back: Family Nurse Practitioner
There will be a living Christmas tree at the First Baptist Church, Maryville, this Christmas season. The 24-foot tall living Christmas tree is made of scaffolding decorated with greenery and lights. Approximately 22 choir members will stand in the scaffolding while singing the musical cantata “City of Light” by Tom Fettke. David Robertson, First Baptist
The annual conference of the Silver Haired Legislature took place October 18-20 at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. The 118 delegates in attendance chose their top five priorities and formulated plans to advocate for senior issues during the coming legislative session. The priorities chosen were: • Senior services growth and development fund • Increase
Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) George O. White State Forest Nursery offers a variety of low-cost native tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife food and cover
The Maryville Public Library, 509 North Main Street, Maryville, will hold the following events: • Book Nibblers, 9:45 to 10:15 am, Thursday, December 1. For infants to age three, must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Story Hour, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Thursday, December 1. • Screamers and Searchers book clubs for grades
The Nodaway County Republican Women will hold a meeting at 11:30 am, Thursday, December 1 at Carson’s Restaurant, Maryville.
Paws at The Pub is from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday, November 30 at The Pub, 414 North Main, Maryville. The monthly social event benefits the New Nodaway Humane Society. Donations will be accepted.
A Cowboy Thanksgiving will be from 6:30 to 8 pm, Sunday, November 27 at Wibholm Hall on the fairgrounds in Clarinda, IA. Music will be provided by the Cowboy Church Band, Sarah Davison of High Road, Nashville, TN, and Seth Sneed of The Sneed Family, Glasgow, KY. Admission is free.
A chili and vegetable soup dinner to benefit Kevin Whipple will be from 11 am to 2 pm, Sunday, November 27 at the Pickering Community Building. On August 17, Whipple had a stroke requiring a prolonged hospital stay. All proceeds from the free-will donation dinner will help with expenses while he continues therapy and recovery.