This Week's News

Local authors to be at Hy-Vee

Maryville Missouri Writer’s Guild members will be at the Maryville Hy-Vee from 8 am to 4 pm, Saturday, December 3 for book sales and signing. Event authors are Susan Cronk, Richard Eisenberg and Lee Jackson, 8 to 9 am; Eisenberg, Jackson, Don and Sue Nothstine, 9 to 10 am; Eisenberg, the Nothstines and Amy Houts,

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Fr. Benedict Neenan elected 10th abbot of Conception Abbey

Father Benedict Neenan, OSB, was elected as the new abbot of the Benedictine monks of Conception Abbey, Conception, on November 22. He becomes the 10th abbot in Conception Abbey’s 143-year history, succeeding Abbot Gregory Polan, OSB, who was elected Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation in early September. Polan had served as abbot since November

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Havaldar family gifts $25,000 to St. Francis Hospital Foundation

During a ceremony held November 25, Dr. Kanti and Kokila Havaldar were recognized for their gift of $25,000 to the St. Francis Hospital Foundation. The Havaldars’ gift will support current and future facility plans. Plaques will be placed at the entrances of the St. Clare Room on the medical/surgical floor of SSM Health St. Francis

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State education commissioner to address NW graduates

Dr. Margie Vandeven, Missouri commissioner of education, will address Northwest graduates during the winter commencement ceremonies Friday, December 16. “We are so pleased to have Dr. Vandeven joining us for our winter commencement ceremonies,” Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said. “She is student-centric and champions high expectations and she has been a champion for education

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Northwest releases Bearcat football quarterfinal ticket information

Tickets for this Saturday’s Northwest Missouri State University NCAA Quarterfinal football game against Harding will go on sale beginning on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m. online here: http://nwmissouri.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp You can also purchase tickets in person at the Student Services Center now located in Cashiering in the Administration Building beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, starting at

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Ravenwood tax rate leads the state

Nodaway County has the highest tax rate in Missouri again this year. Ravenwood real and personal property owners are paying $10.0369 per $100 assessed valuation, topping the state. Those entities and taxes are: state, 3¢; sheltered workshop, senior center and health center, 5¢ each; Jackson Township, 4.9¢; Jackson Fire, 29.4¢; Northeast Nodaway R-V, $5.814; Jackson

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Commissioners approve new payroll system

Nodaway County Commissioners approved a new payroll and time sheet program for all county employees during their November 16 meeting. Beginning the middle of January, employees will log their hours on a website via a Tyler Technologies program called Incode. The online program will give employees the convenience of on-demand access to their payroll information

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Mullins named state beekeeper of year

By Christina Rice After six years of beekeeping, Erin Mullins, Skidmore, earned the Missouri State Beekeeper of the Year award. Mullins began her beekeeping career as an FFA project and later took a beginner course at Northwest Technical School. She started with three beehives and has grown her operation to five hives. “I was surprised.

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Community Hospital-Fairfax opens clinic

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

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Living Christmas tree ignites Christmas spirit

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

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