2018 In The News

Christensen benefit auction set for Saturday

CONCEPTION JCT., Mo. — A benefit auction to help Maryville resident Linda Christensen is set for Saturday.

Her husband, Jeff Christensen, recently passed away from cancer and had been unable to work for some time. Benefit proceeds will be used toward the family’s accumulated medical bills.

As a lifetime resident of the Maryville area, Jeff Christensen was active in the community, working at Nucor LMP for 25 years, SSM Health St. Francis Hospital for 14 years and Northeast Nodaway School District, while also finding time to help with the Boy Scout and Girl Scout program and teaching Red Cross CPR.

A meal will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. at Tri Meadows, 34495 State Route VV in Conception Junction. Cost of the meal is a freewill donation.

Cash donations may also be made to Jeff and Linda Christensen at Wells Bank, 2920 S. Main St. in Maryville.

A sale bill is posted on www.PortersAuctionRattle.com. The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome.


Parnell Duck Days to begin Saturday

PARNELL, Mo. —  The Parnell Duck Race & Festival is set to begin Saturday evening with the Little Mr. and Miss Parnell Contest at 6 p.m. at the bandstand. A family movie, “Incredibles 2” will be shown in the park at the bandstand for a freewill donation. 

A fireworks show will be presented at 9:30 p.m. by the Parnell Volunteer Fire Department.

On Sunday, a free Show and Shine in the east park across from the school. A church service starts at 10 a.m. and the Methodist Church barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The parade themed “Take Me to the Moon,” a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo Moon Landing/Walk, will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The annual Duck Race will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the Platte River. See an advertisement on Page A3 for a full listing of events.


Local authors to hold book signing at library

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Irene Alexander, Barnard,  and Diane Goold, St. Joseph, will sign copies of their books from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the Maryville Public Library, 509 N. Main St. in Maryville. 

Alexander has penned at least seven books including: “Mama B,” “Carrie’s Catch,” “Real Stories,” Harry the Horse,” “True Heart,” “The New Student,” and “The Boy Who had Nine Cats.”

According to her Amazon.com biography, Alexander graduated from Northwest Missouri State University and taught Spanish and English in Mercedes, Texas.

Goold received a bachelor of science degree with a minor in elementary education from Northwest Missouri State University, according to her Amazon.com biography. She also has taught children’s music and children’s Sunday School classes for a number of years and felt directed to write her two devotional books: “Diane’s Daily Devotions,” and “Treasured Words of God.”

The books will be available for purchase at the signing or on Amazon.com.


Opioid summit to be held in St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The City of St. Joseph Health Department and the Buchanan County Opioid Taskforce will hold an opioid summit to provide a free day of training about emerging trends and strategies to address needs within local communities.

The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23rd at the Missouri Western State University’s Fulkerson Center. 

It is open to the public and may be especially relevant for those working as physicians, psychologists, clinicians, counselors, social workers, therapists, peer specialists, clergy, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, lawyers, law enforcement, families of those in recovery and more, according to the event news release.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Though the event is free, advance registration is requested as space is limited. For more information or to register visit https://2019nwmoopioidsummit.eventbrite.com.

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