County experiences shortage of foster care homes

Recently there has been an increase in the number of children needing foster care and a decrease in families willing to help. Northwest Missouri’s five-county region has between 80 ad 85 children in the foster care system and 10 licensed foster homes. There are about 30 homes in which family members have taken in  children

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Hospital honors nurses for exceptional work

Among the best measures of success for a hospital are its patient satisfaction scores. The Ann Heflin Patient Satisfaction Award was launched at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital to recognize improvement in patient satisfaction. The second quarter 2016 Ann Heflin Patient Satisfaction award was presented to the medical/surgical unit. The unit increased patient experience from

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Haitian women, girls receive aid from Northwest Missouri youth

Youth from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped with a project for women in Haiti this summer. In June, 150 girls and women gathered at Mozingo Lake for the church’s annual girls camp event. Jola Casey, founder of Haitian Women’s Outreach, Madison, KS, shared stories and pictures of her experiences in Haiti

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Nixon makes appointments to Northwest Regents

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed Jerry Genochio, Democrat, Kansas City; Matt Kitzi, Democrat, Columbia; Roxanna R. Swaney, Republican, Liberty and Janay Orange, Kansas City, to the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents. A 1991 graduate of Northwest, Genochio currently serves as the producing director for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.  He was production manager

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Meet the Bearcats scheduled for Thursday

The Northwest Missouri State University football team will hold its final scrimmage of the 2016 fall camp at 7 pm, Thursday, August 25 at Bearcat Stadium. Thursday’s scrimmage will also feature the annual Meet the Bearcats event, where fans can meet and get autographs from members of the 2016 team prior to the scrimmage. The

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Mayes expressed his creativity with leather

By Kathryn Rice This is the third in a series on Nodaway Countians who have taken the repurposing and upcycling of old items to a unique level. “It’s a creative outlet for me,” Kyle Mayes, owner of Cobbler Cottage, 110 East Third Street, Maryville, said about the cowboy boot purses he makes. Mayes is a

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Pumpkin Center Charlie’s Girl: A glimmer of hope is shining

by Kay Wilson This week’s reporting of the Mozingo Advisory Board made me smile. The smile was not generated because the board’s request for Maryville city staff to figure out a way to spend some dollars toward the purchase and placement of rip-rap along the shoreline of Mozingo Lake. However, I did find great pleasure

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