This Week's News

Annual tractor cruise sets route

The Heart of America Tractor Club is hosting its 13th annual tractor cruise, Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. The event will begin on Friday afternoon with registration opening at 3 pm at the Stanberry Community Center. The Gentry County Cattlemen’s Association will grill hamburgers for the evening meal, beginning at 5:30 pm. Saturday

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Flag Day celebration at Lions Freedom Rock Plaza

The second annual Lions Freedom Rock Plaza Flag Day celebration was held at Franklin Park, Maryville, June 14. American Legion Post 100 played Taps and conducted the flag ceremony and a 21-gun salute. Here, they respectfully lower the American flag and prepare to raise the replacement flag. Maryville High School Vocal Music Instructor Vanessa Parsons

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County fair parade registration opens

The Maryville Chamber Ambassador Nodaway County Fair Parade, sponsored by the ambassadors, will begin at 9:30 am, Saturday, July 21. As in past years, the parade route will follow Fourth Street east from Northwest Missouri State University then turn south on Buchanan and end at Second Street. The theme for this year is “Back to

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Beware of scams as new Medicare cards arrive

New Medicare cards are on their way to everyone enrolled in the program. The new cards will contain a new unique Medicare number that is randomly generated. The new numbers will replace social security numbers on the card. The change is being made to protect people from identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits.

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NOCOMO celebrates 45th anniversary

Community members and dignitaries flocked to the NOCOMO Industries open house June 7. Certified employees, staff and board members greeted attendees. They took pride in showing off the workshop’s accomplishments in providing dignified employment. Currently there are 42 certified employees. NOCOMO employee members of the 30+ Years Club include, front: Ronda Henry, 32 years; Joy

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Red Cross campaign asks new blood donors to fill missing types

As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign to recruit new blood donors and those who have not given recently to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O, the main blood groups, will disappear from participating

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Burlington Jct. City Council braves storm to conduct meeting

The Burlington Jct. City Council held its regular meeting June 11 despite pending stormy weather. During the meeting, council members heard a presentation from Linda Laderoute, Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments. Local governmental agencies are required to review and update their Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years. The last time the county’s plan was

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Maryville council begins next budget discussion

The Maryville City Council met June 11 for a regular meeting with an abbreviated agenda. The council granted the Maryville Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors’ request for street closures during the Nodaway County Fair parade July 21. The one-page agenda had three discussion items: sanitary sewer infiltration, the fiscal year 2019 budget and the use-tax ballot

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Maryville Parks and Rec offers summer of fun and activities

Summertime in Maryville provides a wide variety of activities, events and facilities to enjoy through Maryville Parks and Recreation. Youth Activities Camp Experience Registration runs week by week from June 25 through July 30. A parent information night will be at 6 pm, Thursday, June 14. The camp is for ages six to 12. Campers

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Commission joins national opioid lawsuit

The Nodaway County commissioners met with attorneys from Wagstaff and Cartmell, Kansas City, and agreed to enter into a national opioid lawsuit. Wagstaff and Cartmell are going up against prescription drug manufacturers and distributors, claiming negligence in prescribing certain drugs to the general population, attributing to the rise of opioid addiction and related deaths. If

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