After successful 2015 run, MHS girls tennis team back for more

By Jacki Wood Last year, the Maryville girls tennis team went 10-0 during the regular season, won the Midland Empire Conference for the first time since 1986-87 and placed 2nd at districts. This year, even with three varsity players lost to graduation, the Spoofhounds are hungry for more. “I am excited for the season,” Head

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Senior-laden Spoofhound softball team continues to progress

By Jacki Wood After finding some success in developing a stronger defensive game last year, the Maryville Spoofhounds softball team is working to get more aggressive offensively this year. “The girls really put in a lot of time and hard work to come together and become solid defensively (last year),” Head Coach Chandra DeMott said,

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Spoofhound soccer team looks for consistency in 2016

By Jacki Wood Although the Maryville boys soccer team lost nine seniors to graduation last year, Head Coach Stuart Collins expects the Spoofhounds to reload and be back for more postseason play. “All of (the seniors) were a key component to last year’s success,” Collins said, who has been coaching at MHS since 2001. The

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Spoofhound golf swings into 2016 season with big goals

By Jacki Wood After winning districts last year, the Maryville girls golf team is poised to have another successful season and continue on into postseason play. They’ll be doing it, though, without the Holtman sisters. Mollie, who won the sectional tournament and was a state qualifier in 2015, graduated. Younger sister Maddie had knee surgery

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Spoofhound football expects to carry on tradition

By Jacki Wood Same story. New group. That’s how Maryville head football coach, Matt Webb, described the Spoofhounds and improving from last year’s 12-1 team who also went 8-0 in the MEC. “Tradition never graduates,” Webb said. “Expectations are always high at MHS. (We’re) excited to make another run.” Tradition runs deep, but since Webb

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SSM Health St. Francis Hospital awarded laboratory accreditation

SSM Health St. Francis Hospital announced recently it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. St. Francis underwent a

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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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