Director Bishop Wilson Kigen, of Bishop Kigen Children’s Home, Eldama Ravine, Kenya, shakes hands with Pastor Paul McKim, Maryville’s Laura Street Baptist Church. He visited local pastors and spoke at local churches to raise awareness and support for the children’s home. The orphanage provides a home for 40 children. Most of the children have lost
Back to school may be looming, but Nodaway County is still celebrating summer. Here are some of the events that are scheduled: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Hopkins Museum, North Third Street, Hopkins, open at no charge from 1 to 3 pm. August 4 – Cameron Veterans Assistance League Golf Tournament, Mozingo Lake
Maryville fourth grade teacher Joe Suchan attended a STEMcon space camp at the United States Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL, July 8 through 11. STEMcon stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The camp is specifically designed for educators and costs more than $900. NASA awards grants to teachers, allowing them to attend the
Story Hour at the Maryville Public Library gives children, ages 2 1/2 to eight, the opportunity to learn and have fun doing a variety of activities. During “On your mark, get set…move!” on June 28, guests Margaret Pierson and daughter-in-law Cassie Pierson demonstrated yoga poses and breathing techniques.
By Christina Rice Katie “Toots” Sherrow, 95, a local Rosie the Riveter, recently rode in an aluminum overcast B-17 in Topeka, KS. The B-17 was the type of plane she worked on during World War II more than 70 years ago. Sherrow, a Graham native, went to work for Agriculture Adjustment Association, Maryville, after graduating
Nodaway County schools gear up for the start of a new year with registration dates and open houses. Jefferson C-123 •School starts Thursday, August 18. •Registration is 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday, August 11. •Open house is Wednesday, August 17; elementary is at 6 pm and junior high and high school are at 7
Maryville Downtown Improvement Organization (MDIO) has its feet on the ground and has taken off running to improve the downtown district. MDIO became a reality in 2015, after talks in 2014 about establishing the entity. It is now part of Missouri Main Street, an organization that helps cities promote older main street and downtown business
The First Christian Church, Maryville, opened its doors to the late night carnival workers, July 13, and served breakfast to more than 35 individuals who were putting up rides and attractions for the Nodaway County Fair. Preparing the feast were Barbara York, Sandi Mull, Cara Shell, Marcia Jordan, Vicky Dougan, Sue Schenkel and Barb Pierce.
It’s important to get children’s back-to-school immunizations as soon as possible, said Tabitha Frank, RN, BSN, Nodaway County Health Center public health nurse. Missouri state law changes have necessitated additional immunizations for children entering eighth and 12th grades for the 2016-17 school year. The two vaccines needed are the Tdap, which covers tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis