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Experience as baby leads Clayton to donate

By Kathryn Rice The importance of donating blood during National Blood Donor Month in January is illustrated by the Clayton family of Burlington Jct. Jocelyn, the daughter of John and Lani Clayton, was born prematurely. Lani had been to the doctor for a normal pregnancy checkup two weeks prior and everything was fine. Shortly afterward,

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Who gives a hoot

Have a happy, healthy new year 2020! By Bob Bohlken Yes, I know that New Year’s Eve has come and gone, but I hope to give you some insight into the New Year Eve’s celebration from my perspective. Before the 1950s and the dawning of television and in some cases electricity in rural Nodaway County,

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Goals give focus for year’s progress

By Rachael Martin, Maryville mayor Serving the community of Maryville often presents opportunities like this article to share the progress and hard work that so many on our team contribute daily. Our city staff has tackled big projects within each division and is showing no signs of slowing down. I am proud of our crew

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Active livestyles create pride, fun

By Brooke Kinsella, West Nodaway community member 2019 has been a good and busy year in the West Nodaway community. There are always ball games to attend during different seasons, monthly suppers, benefits for people in need, celebrations, kids programs, blood drives and church services; we stay pretty busy, but this year: • The ball

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N-H finishes new Graham facility

By Jeff Blackford, Nodaway-Holt Superintendent 2019 was an historic year for the Nodaway-Holt School District with final completion of the new junior- and high-school facility in Graham. The new facility features seven classrooms, restrooms, an expanded cafeteria and central office along with upgraded technology and security. A dedication ceremony and open house was held November

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Christmas cooking with love

Planning a holiday brunch? By Barry Beacom December holidays are upon us. Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are closing out the 2019 year. This time of year usually brings families together for one or more of these events. That means extra mouths to feed joyfully because it’s “family time” and there’s nothing better. It’s also

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Christmas cooking with love

Barnard woman makes Christmas candies for holiday season By Michaela Bowyer Sharon Espey, a Barnard woman who works for the Maryville city finance department, makes many different kinds of candy for the holidays. She has been making these candies for over 20 years, giving most of it to her closest family members. She takes some

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Christmas cooking with love

Duryea carries on southern traditions with her pies By Kathryn Rice Janis Duryea brings her love of baking and family traditions together every time she bakes a pie. This Tulsa, OK, native was transplanted to Maryville nine years ago. She brings good memories of eating pie with her dad, who just turned 95, her mother,

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Christmas cooking with love

Pat Spire makes the ultimate Christmas cookies By Michaela Bowyer Pat Spire, Maryville, is known for creating amazing Christmas cookies. She has been making these cookies for years; they are a tradition to her and her family. Every year, she makes these cookies for her children, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and special friends of

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MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in Nodaway County

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in 16 new counties across Missouri including Nodaway County. Through collaborative efforts by MDC staff, Missouri Department of Agriculture inspectors and USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service officers, EAB has been detected in Benton, Boone, Cooper, Douglas, Holt, Howard, Howell,

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