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Keep your eyes safe during the eclipse

Looking at the sun during an eclipse can be tempting but can cause permanent damage to your eyes if you do not take the proper precautions. Jeff Farnan, owner of The Spec Shoppe in Maryville and Stanberry, stated that that there are misconceptions regarding materials that are safe to use for viewing an eclipse. Individuals

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What is a solar eclipse?

On Monday, August 21, North America will be able to view an eclipse of the sun. Solar eclipses happen when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, covering up part of the sun. During a total eclipse, the moon will align perfectly with the sun, completely covering it, causing complete darkness. While the

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MoDOT gears up for heavy traffic

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has been preparing for the influx of heavy traffic throughout the state as visitors come to view the eclipse. Traffic Operations Engineer for MoDOT’s Northwest District Jose Rodriguez, St. Joseph, stated his office was told by officials to expect anywhere from 50,000 to half a million visitors to the

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Frequently asked questions about eclipses

When a galactic event that doesn’t occur often happens, many people have questions. According to NASA scientists, the following are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding a solar eclipse: What causes an eclipse? Eclipses occur due to the coincidence of the moon and the sun being the same angular size. The sun is

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Local medical group to add physicians

SSM Health Medical Group is bringing two doctors to Maryville. Dr. Lori Snook and Dr. Leah Habersham will join the office on September 12. “This is an excellent opportunity for our team to improve our access for patients in the area,” Physician Practice Administration Director Andrea Anderson said. “The current doctors are looking forward to

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Commissioners to erect hazardous waste collection center

The Nodaway County commissioners approved the spring 2017 opening of a permanent hazardous waste center. The center will serve five counties and be located at the Nodaway County road and bridge maintenance yard, 1516 East Halsey, Maryville. The commissioners were approached by Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Government’s Community and Environmental Planner, Linda Laderoute, to

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