Clay Club’s art sale to benefit Ministry Center

Coffee and Cups will be from noon to 2 pm, Thursday and Friday, December 8-9, in the JW Jones Student Union, Northwest. Handmade cups and mugs and coffee and hot chocolate can be purchased with 50 percent of the proceeds to benefit The Ministry Center Food Pantry. The Northwest Clay Club art sale is from

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BWM sponsors Children’s Christmas Shop

The Business Women of Missouri are holding a Children’s Christmas Shop for preschoolers from 9 to 11:30 am. Saturday, December 10, at the First Christian Church, Maryville. It is open to all preschoolers, regardless of family’s income level. Children may purchase slightly used and new gifts for family members at $1. For more information, contact

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Fish, chicken fry to be held in Elmo

The Elmo Community Betterment Club will host a fish and chicken fry from 5 to 7 pm, Saturday, December 10 at the Elmo Community Building. The special is buy one meal at $9, get the second meal at half price. Children 12 and under are $5. Money raised benefits community service projects.

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Beebusters to meet

The Northwest Missouri Beebusters monthly meeting is from 7 to 9 pm, Monday, December 12 at the Nodaway County Administration Building. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information, visit the Facebook page, Northwest Missouri Beebusters.

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Library lists week’s activities

The Maryville Public Library, 509 North Main Street, Maryville, will hold the following activities: • Minecraft Club, 6 to 6:45 pm, Tuesday, December 13. For ages eight to 13. • Book Nibblers, 9:45 to 10:15 am, Thursday, December 15. For infants to age three, must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Lego® Club,

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Grinch leads parade

The Grinch leads the second annual Christmas parade through downtown Maryville on December 2. Spectators enjoyed the lighted entries traveling the parade route. Santa closed the parade in a fire truck.

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Bearcats blank the Bisons, 35-0

Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski welcomes Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to the quarterfinal game on December 3 when the Bearcats beat the Harding University Bisons, 35-0. During a wildcat play, Trevor Zimmerman, Bearcat quarterback, takes a head butt from a Harding defender, an example of the smashmouth football the Bison team tried to hand the

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Pay raise set for Hopkins city employees

Hopkins City Council aldermen voted to give city employees a three percent raise during closed session of the December 5 meeting. City Clerk Dee O’Riley received a 15-hour bonus of $15 per hour for establishing the city’s website, hopkinsmogov.com. The aldermen also voted to not reduce, or waive, sewer liens on two properties. Shelly and

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Pickering will participate in class action suit

The City of Pickering may receive money from a class action lawsuit filed in St. Louis against TracFone Wireless, Inc. to collect business license fees. The council agreed to pay the attorneys involved five percent of any money received. White Cloud engineering did not receive payment in October, so the November payment will be twice

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SN girls win Platte Valley invitational tournament

The South Nodaway girls basketball team triumphed in the PVI tournament on December 2. The team defeated DeKalb, 58-35, taking the lead and keeping it throughout the game. South Nodaway boys and girls basketball teams were seeded #1. Both teams made it to the final round at Bearcat Arena at Northwest. The boys lost to

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