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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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Local Elks Lodge gathers deer hides

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 760, Maryville, is again collecting deer hides to be used for gloves for disabled veterans. While the Elks National Veterans Service Commission began the program in 1948, the local lodge brought it back about four years ago. John Nelson, leading knight and chairman of the veterans deer

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Oak Lawn Cemetery sees new sign

The daughters of the late Harold Fare, Ravenwood, took on a project to utilize the bricks from the fallen Ravenwood Post Office. Connie Hawk, Patsy Orey and Kathy Brand, daughters of Fare, who died in 2006, created a positive memory of both their dad and the building by constructing a brick entry sign at the

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Varied paths bring three pastors to The Bridge

By Kathryn Rice The last year has seen pastoral leadership changes at The Bridge Church, 1122 South Main Street, Maryville. Lead Pastor Chad Mayne and Creative Arts and Children’s Pastor Mark Loeber began their pastoral journey at The Bridge in August 2018. This August, they were joined by Student Ministry Pastor Josh Emmons. Mayne is

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Beebusters celebrate National Honey Month

September is National Honey Month and to celebrate the Northwest Missouri Beebusters had members bring samples of their honey, harvested this year, for everyone to try. “It was fun comparing everyone’s honey,” Erin Mullins, Beebuster member, said. “Even though we all live relatively close to each other, the honeys all tasted a little bit differently.

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Katsion finds passion for teaching through experience, presentations

By Grace Niemeyer, NWMSU communication assistant Northwest Missouri State University was an obvious choice for Lincoln Katsion for three reasons: affordability, its outstanding teaching program and family ties. Katsion, who graduates from Northwest this spring with his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a concentration in mathematics, is student teaching at South Nodaway Elementary School

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