2018 In The News

Summer Junior Naturalist programs start tonight at Loess Bluffs refuge

MOUND CITY, Mo. — Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge is offering some outdoor fun for families and school-aged children this summer.

The Summer Junior Naturalist programs with Naturalist Amanda Griffin are on the second Thursday of each month from June through August. All programs start at different times and according to a refuge news release, will get children outside and connect them with nature through hands-on learning and experiences at a national wildlife refuge.

Everyone is welcome, though the programs will be focused toward children 5 through 10 years old. A parent or legal guardian must accompany youth at all times. All programs are free of charge.

The first event starts at 7 p.m. where children will learn about Birds in the Bluffs and the sounds they make.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, the program Wildlife Safari will teach children how to use a map and discover tools for geo-tracking. The Thursday Aug. 8, program will start at 6:30 p.m. and offer a closer look at reptiles and amphibians in the Adventure in the Wetland program. For more information or directions visit http://bit.ly/LoessBluffs.

Final show set for Saturday at Summer Concert Series

MARYVILLE, Mo. — The final concert of the Summer Concert Series is set for Saturday, June 15, and attendees may plan to get out their electric boots and mohair suits.

Elton Dan & the Rocket Band will pay tribute to one of the all-time best-selling artists, Elton John.

According to the band’s website, Elton Dan’s rapport and stage presence is second to none and his piano playing has a way of engaging the crowd. With back up singers, over-the-top costumes and high energy performance, Elton Dan & the Rocket Band will endeavor to get the audience, “hopping and bopping to the Crocodile Rock.”

Nodaway County job fair set for Tuesday at NTS

MARYVILLE, Mo. — A job fair will be held Tuesday, June 18 at Northwest Technical School.

Hosted by the Nodaway County Economic Development Corporation, the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce and Missouri Job Center - Maryville, the event is set for 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information contact the Missouri Job Center - Maryville at 660-582-8980.

Maryville Elks Lodge to hold local blood drive

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Maryville Elks Lodge No. 760 is set to hold a community blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 at the First Baptist Church gym, 121 E. Jenkins St.

Donors may select a Royals-related incentive online after the blood drive. To schedule an appointment contact John Nelson, volunteer drive coordinator, at 760elks@gmail.com. Walk-ins also are welcome.

Hole-in-Fun set for July at Mozingo Lake

MARYVILLE, Mo. — A golf tournament, followed by card tournaments, will be held on Thursday, July 20 at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park.

The Hole-in-Fun Golf Tournament starts at 11 a.m. at the Mozingo Lake golf course. Teams will consist of four people with a $280 fee per team. Mulligans and string games will cost additional fees. Prizes will be given to first and second place teams. There also will be closest pin and longest drive contests.

At 4 p.m., cards and dice tournaments start in the Mozingo Lake Conference Center. Texas Hold ‘em will have a $50 buy-in, 10-point pitch will be $30 per team, and Farkle will be available for a $10 buy-in. Prizes will be determined by number of entries.

For more information or to register, contact Janet Meier by Facebook or 660-528-6969, or Janette Oberhauser at 660-890-5341.

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