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Maryville braces for predicted winter storm By TONY BROWN News editor
Northwest Missourians braced Monday night for a powerful winter storm that forecasters expected to blanket virtually all of northern Missouri with between 6 to 10 inches of snow. City crews spent Monday checking and repairing plows, salt spreaders and other gear as Maryville Public Safety made plans to invoke the city’s snow emergency ordinance early. Public Works Director C.E. Goodall said the ordinance, which forbids parking along certain streets in the event of severe winter weather, was to be activated shortly after the National Weather Service upgraded its advisory for the area
from a watch to a warning. And if all that wasn’t enough, today’s predicted storm will likely be followed by days of severe cold. Tonight’s forecast calls for a low of around 5 degrees with north winds gusting to around 30 mph and wind chill readings of 10 to 15 degrees below zero after midnight. Of course no weather forecast is perfect, but Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service had set the probability of snowfall and other precipitation across the region at 100 percent. “That’s what we’re planning on,” Goodall said yesterday, adding that the city’s seven-member street crew was working to fix several mechanical issues affecting Maryville’s snowplow fleet,
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Preparing for the worst
Members of the city of Maryville street crew load salt into a spreader truck Monday afternoon in preparation for a major winter storm forecast to hit much of north Missouri, including Nodaway County, starting early today. which consist of three bladeequipped dump trucks and three salt-spreader trucks, also fitted out with plows. “We’ve been working on those today to make sure we’ve got everything operating correctly and up and ready to go,” Goodall said. As for the city’s aforementioned emergency snow routes, Goodall said the best option for motorists is simply to park off-street if at all possible. “That’s the best thing we can advise,” he said. “Parking off the street just makes it easier and safer for our guys to get down the road.” Under the ordinance, Goodall said, cars left parked along snow routes can be towed. He added, however, that the city will
make every effort to contact vehicle owners before taking that step. “That’s handled on a caseby-case basis,” he said. A map of the city’s snow routes is available online at www.maryville.org/pView. aspx?id=22801&catid=506. The threat of another blast of severe winter weather has Maryville — along with virtually every other community north of Interstate 70 — scrambling to stock up on road salt Maryville’s salt supply has declined somewhat during what is shaping up into a winter for the record books. However, Goodall said a couple of fresh loads were expected in Monday, and that sufficient salt is on hand to handle a seven- to 10-
inch snowfall. But it’s going to cost. The tough winter has depleted salt supplies, more than doubling the price per ton from $60 in December to more than $130 as the predicted storm approached. “Frankly, I’m amazed that the price had to go up that drastically,” Goodall said. If this week’s storm materializes as predicted, Goodall said the crew might have to apply as many as 70 tons of salt, which is mixed with a corn-based melting solution, to city streets. “This could easily put a big dint in (the salt) we do have,” Goodall said. “On the positive side, our new product (the corn-based biomelt, which is designed to reduce pavement corrosion)
has done very well.” This is the first year the city has used the new-type bio-melt, which earlier in the year was priced at $2.20 a gallon. The compound is mixed with salt at a ratio of five gallons per ton, and it takes about 50 gallons of the stuff to treat both lanes of a mile-long street. In addition to its seventruck fleet, Maryville also uses two large loaders and a giant snow-blower to remove white stuff from city streets, paved trails and parking lots. When a snowstorm hits, the crew divides the town up into five sections with a driver assigned to each section. That leaves two equipment operators to fill in on various tasks as needed.
Hegeman, Johnson enter Missouri Senate race By TONY BROWN News editor
One current and one former member of the Missouri House of Representatives have announced their intentions to seek the Republican nomination for the 12th District Missouri Senate seat currently held by Sen. Brad Lager. Announcing Monday that they were candidates in the August primary run were Dan Hegeman, North District community affairs manager for Kansas City Power & Light, and State Rep. Delus Johnson, a former firefighter whose 9th District includes parts of Andrew and Buchanan counties. Now serving his second four-year term in the Senate, Lager, a former state representative and Maryville city councilman who has since moved to Savannah, will leave office at the end of this year due to Missouri’s term
limits law. The 12th District comprises 16 northwest Missouri counties, including Nodaway. The announcements by Hegeman and Johnson followed last week’s statement by Rep. Casey Guernsey, a Bethany Republican representing the 2nd District, that he was no longer a candidate for the GOP nomination. In removing himself from the August primary ballot, Guernsey said he was leaving politics and would not seek re-election to a fourth term in the House. Hegeman, president of the Andrew County Farm Bureau, is part owner of a family owned row crop and cattle farm near Cosby. “I believe the primary driver of our economy in Northwest Missouri is agriculture,” he said in a prepared statement. “No matter who you are, you depend on it three times every day. We need more farmers who understand the importance of
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this issue in the Capitol.” Hegeman graduated from Savannah High School in 1981 and the University of Missouri in 1985. He has received the Missouri Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture Award and served as president of the Andrew County University of Missouri Extension Council. Long active in Republican politics, Hegeman served in the Missouri House from 1992-2002 and was an An-
drew County clerk. He also spent time as an associate district manager for U.S. Rep. Sam Graves. A member of Hope United Church of Christ in Cosby, Hegeman belongs to the Moila Shrine Temple. He and his wife, Fran, have four children. Johnson, who spent 20 years as a captain on the St. Joseph Fire Department, was elected to the House in 2010. Last year, he in-
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troduced a bill to eliminate daylight saving time in Missouri if 20 other states would pledge to do the same. “During my time in the Missouri House of Representatives, I’ve fought for Missouri families by promoting policies that create jobs, cut taxes, and encourage strong agricultural growth,” Johnson said in a prepared statement announcing his candidacy. “I want to continue this work, and so today, after much consideration, I am proud to announce my candidacy for Missouri’s 12th state Senate district.” Johnson said three major issues for his campaign would be job creation, the promotion of agriculture and state tax reform. “I’m running because we need a proven conservative leader with business experience who will stand up to the special interests and lobbyists in Jefferson City,” Johnson said. “I want to
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continue my endless fight to create new Missouri jobs.” In addition to his fire department career, during which he received the Fire Chief’s Life Saving Award, Johnson has owned several small businesses, including a training company catering to entrepreneurs. In the House, he serves as chairman of the Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee and also sits on panels related to small business, agriculture policy, international trade, oral health and ports. According to Johnson’s official House biography, he is a member of the National Rifle Association, the St. Joseph Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Savannah Chamber of Commerce, Savannah Rotary Club and the International Association of Firefighters. Johnson and his wife, Tara, have two daughters and live in Andrew County.
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1943-2014 Barbara Reynolds, 70, Maryville, Missouri, died Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Apple Ridge Care Center, Waverly, Missouri.
souri; siblings, Theodore “Ted” (Sharon) Reynolds, Jr., Saint Joseph, Missouri, sister Merilyn (Clinton) Durham, Ravenwood, Missouri, Bill (Elizabeth) Reynolds, Grain Valley, Missouri, and John (Lois) Reynolds, Kansas City, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara’s body has been cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Laura Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 120 South Laura Street, Maryville, Missouri, 64468.
Maryville Public Safety Incidents January 16 2:06 p.m. 1500 blk. E. First: Fraud - ongoing investigation January 24 12:34 a.m. 500 blk. N. Buchanan: Ladarius D. Todd, 18, Maryville – No valid driver’s license, failure to illuminate headlamps January 26 4:58 a.m. 800 blk. E. Fourth. Burglary – ongoing investigation 6:40 p.m. 900 blk. College Ave.: Alex J. Bern, 20, Maryville – Minor in possession, indecent exposure
February 1 11:30 p.m. 300 blk. N. Main. Anthony A. BrownSmith, 20, Kansas City – Displaying the plates of another 11:48 p.m. 100 blk. E. Third: Samantha S. Cole, 21, Maryville – Open container in a motor vehicle February 2 2:08 a.m. 600 blk. N. Market: Tiffani C. Burke, 21, Maryville – Driving while intoxicated, failure to stop at a posted stop sign 2:40 a.m. 500 blk. E. Fourteenth: Michael J. Scranton, 21, Maryville – Trespass
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at St Francis Hospital, ton, Maryville, daughter Maryville. Amanda Morton, Kansas Mike was born Septem- City, Mo., sons Scott and ber 5, 1958, in Maryville, John Morton, Maryville, Missouri to William La- grandson Aiden Morton, vern and Annabelle ( Peve) Maryville, two sisters SanMorton. dra (James) Vandever, St. A 1977 graduate of North Joseph, Missouri, Mary Nodaway High School, Anne Cordell, Maryville, Mike was a truckdriver for several nieces and nephthe MIKON Company, St. ews, cousins, aunts and Joseph, Missouri. uncles. Mike was a member of Funeral Services will be WILLIAM the Laura Street Baptist 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at the Price MICHAEL “MIKE” Church, Maryville. Preceding in death were Funeral Home Chapel with MORTON his father William LaVern burial in Hopkins Cem1958-2014 “Bill” Morton (August 21, etery, Hopkins, Missouri. William Michael “Mike” 2003), his grandparents, Memorial: Nodaway Morton, 55, Maryville, and a niece. County Chapter American Missouri, died Satur Survivors include his Cancer Society in Mike›s day, February 1, 2014, mother Annabelle Mor- name.
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Barbara was born April 10, 1943, in Maryville, to Theodore “Ted” and Gertrude (Middleton) Reynolds. A graduate of Maryville High School. she also attended Caster›s Beauty School, St. Joseph, Misssouri, and owned and operated Barbara›s Beauty Shop, Maryville. Barbara was a charter member of the Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville. Preceding Barbara in death was her father Ted Reynolds. Survivors include her mother Gertrude Reynolds, Independence, Mis-
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Accidents January 24 10:35 a.m. W. Seventh & N. Fillmore: Driver 1: Daniel L. Schmidt, 23, Maryville – Careless and imprudent driving, failure to maintain financial responsibility; driver 2: Jacey N. Ramsey, 20, Maryville January 29 12:12 p.m. 1200 blk. S. Main: Driver 1: Paul R. Drake, 62, Maryville; vehicle owner 2: Jackie S. Runde, Parnell February 1 3:15 p.m. 200 blk. W. Twelfth: Driver 1: Unknown; Vehicle owner 2, Crissa J. Galyan, Glenwood, Iowa
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Maryville Garden Club, First Christian Church, 6:30 p.m., February 4. “A Smart Head Start.” Missouri People First Chapter Informational Meeting, 6 p.m., Meril, 2613 S. Main, Maryville, Feb. 18. Winter Olympics Story Hour, 6:15 p.m., Maryville Library, Feb. 18. Heroes & Villains of the Wild West, 7 p.m., Maryville Library, Feb. 18. Nodaway County Senior Center Tai Chi 5 to 6 p.m. Eagles Bingo, 7 p.m. weekly, Hwy. 71 South, Maryville Today’s Civic Women meets 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday @ Maryville Public Library basement, 562-9833, 582-4294 Living Free Narcotics Anonymous, Countryside Christian Church, 16th & Country Club Rd. 6 p.m. WINGS (women’s support-domestic violence & sexual assault), meets noon1:30 p.m. & 5:15-6:45 p.m. weekly @ the Children & Family Center, 1220 E. 2nd St., Maryville TOPS meets weekly 5:30 p.m. for weigh-ins, 6 p.m. meeting @ First Christian Church, Maryville Diabetic Support Group second Tuesday, South Hills Medical Building, in the Front Lobby. Maryville Public Library Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday @ noon in the conference room Alzheimer’s Support meets @ 6 p.m. third Tuesday @ Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville
Nodaway County Senior Center, Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Nodaway Nursing Home; Tai Chi 5 to 6 p.m. Dementia, Alzheimers support group 3rd Wednesday of each month. 6-7 p.m. Presbyterian Church, Maryville. Jessica Loch, 816-261-2440. Tina Baker, Nodaway Nursing Home 660-562-2876. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th St., 6 p.m. Community Meals First United Methodist, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., 1st/Main. St. Francis Retirees will meet, the first Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. at the Nodaway County Senior Center. Breast Cancer Support
Group meets @ noon every second Wednesday @ First Christian Church, Rm 106, Maryville AA meeting at 6 p.m. weekly @ Davison Square. AL-Anon meeting at 6 p.m. weekly @ Davison Square. Eagles Closed
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Story Hour, 5:30 p.m., Maryville Library, Feb. 6. Nodaway County Senior Center Hand and Foot 9 a.m. Nook Book Club, 4 p.m., Maryville Library, Feb.13. Living Free Narcotics Anonymous, Countryside Christian Church, 16th & Country Club Rd. 6 p.m. Nodaway County Federated Republican Women meet 11:30 a.m. 1st Thursday of the month at Carson’s, Maryville Maryville Business & Professional Women’s Organization meets 6 p.m. 4th Thursday @ First Christian Church, Maryville, 660582-4959 or 582-4898 Shepherd’s Kitchen offers a free supper from 5 to 6 p.m. weekly @ the First Presbyterian Church, Maryville
North Nodaway After Prom Spaghetti Supper, 5 to 7 p.m., NN Commons Area, Feb. 7 Nodaway County Senior Center Pinochle Tournament, 12:30 p.m., Feb. 7 American Legion Potato Bar, 5 to 7 p.m., Burlington Jct. Methodist Church, Feb. 14. Widowed Persons Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Pagliai’s Pizza, Feb. 14. Living Free Narcotics Anonymous, Countryside Christian Church, 16th & Country Club Rd. 8 a.m. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th St., 8 p.m. Open Mic Nights every week; music, comedy, poetry drama @ The Rose Theater, Maryville; sign in 6:30 p.m., begin 7 p.m. ADHD Support Group meets 6-8 p.m. 3rd Friday in Hospitality Rm. @ St. Francis Hospital, info 660254-4369 AA meeting at 8 p.m. weekly @ Conception Abbey
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Chocolate Fest, noon to 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Maryville, Feb. 8. Eagles - Curtis Strowd Band, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Feb. 15 Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th St., noon. Fish Fry 5-7 p.m. 2nd
Saturday of month @ Elmo Comm. Bldg. MS Support Group meets 10:30 a.m. 2nd Saturday of the month in the Lietner Rm. of St. Gregory’s Church (except July & August) Over Eaters Anonymous meets 9 a.m. weekly in the St. Francis Hospitality Room, 2016 S. Main St.
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Pancake Breakfast, 7 to 11:30 a.m., American Legion Hall, Conception Jct, February 9. Wray Memorial United Methodist Church Groundhog Dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hopkins Community Building, February 9. Red Door Chili Supper for Children & Family Center, 4:30 to 7 p.m., First Christian Church, Maryville, Feb. 16. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, Tuesday 6 p.m. Northwest Opry 2 p.m. weekly @ Nodaway Co. Senior Center, 1210 E. 1st Maryville. 10-Point Pitch Tournament 6 p.m. 3rd Sunday in St. Columba Church Hall, Conception Jct AA meeting at 7 p.m. weekly @ Apple House in Clyde, MO Eagles - Forney & Paxson, 7 to 10 p.m.
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SW Iowa Humane Society Breakfast Supper, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Vaughn’s Cafe, Clarinda, Feb. 10. Life Beyond Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. 2nd Monday of the month in the Hospitality Room at St. Francis Hospital Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th St., 6 p.m. Over Eaters Anonymous meets 5:30 p.m. weekly @ Franciscan Rm. of St. Francis Hospital SAFE: Stop Abuse for Everyone (men’s support), meets upon request noon1:30 p.m. & 5:15-6:45 p.m. weekly @ the Children & Family Center, 1220 E. 2nd St., Maryville; 562-2320 if you plan to attend Maryville Pride Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Mondays at Hy-Vee. Manna Kitchen 5 p.m.-6 p.m., St. Gregory’s Catholic Church 333 S. Davis St, a free community meal open to all. AA at Wesley Center at Noon AA at Methodist Church Room 203 at 6:00 p.m. Al-Anon at Methodist Church Room 205 at 6:00 p.m.
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LOCAL BRIEFS Hearing date slated for former professor
Former Northwest Missouri State University mass media professor Matt Rouch appeared Monday with his attorney in Nodaway County Circuit Court. Rouch was arrested in September after making comments on Facebook that some construed as threatening. The comments were later declared within the law but led to a search of Rouch’s home, where authorities allegedly uncovered live marijuana plants. He now stands accused of producing more than 5 grams of marijuana and being in possession of more than 35 grams of the drug. Both charges are felonies. Circuit Judge Roger Prokes continued the case and scheduled a pre-trial hearinhg for 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 14. Rouch remains free on $25,000 bond. If convicted on both counts, he could serve more than 20 years in prison.
Great Northwest Day trip postponed until April 7-8
The annual Great Northwest Day trip scheduled for today and Wednesday in Jefferson City has been postponed because of impending inclement weather until April 7-8, according to the program’s organizers. Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melanie Smith said the forecast of a mid-week winter storm for northern and central Missouri prompted the planning committee to delay the event “in order to help keep our hundreds of attendees safe over the next couple of days.” More than 35 city and community leaders from Maryville were scheduled to be part of the Great Northwest Day delegation that was expected to exceed 350 persons. Online registration for the rescheduled event can be handled before April 1. The fee is $65.
CAPITOL BRIEFS Gov. Nixon plan will increase propane subsidy
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday his plan to put $15 million toward helping low-income Missourians cope with rising propane prices. The Democratic governor said the additional funding would allow low-income people to continue heating their homes even though prices for the fuel have increased to more than $4 per gallon. “No hard-working Missouri family should have to choose between putting food on the table and staying warm,” Nixon said in a written statement. U.S. supplies of propane were depleted by a late harvest that increased demand from farmers who use it to dry grain before storage. As colder-than-normal temperatures spread across much of the country, supplies dropped to the lowest level ever during the second week of January. The additional funds in Nixon’s plan would come from the federal government’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. It would also double the amount each Missouri household can receive for propane assistance. On Monday, House Speaker Tim Jones said that working toward a propane price inquiry would be a top priority in the coming weeks.
Supporters of troubled school seeking $5M
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Supporters of an unaccredited St. Louis area school district are making their case to Missouri lawmakers for a $5 million infusion to avoid shutting down. The Normandy School District is in jeopardy of running out of money in April and is seeking state help to remain open for the rest of the school years. District officials came to the Missouri Capitol on Monday along with a high school senior, parent, teacher and other community leaders. They pleaded with members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to include $5 million in a supplemental state budget bill. Normandy is running short on money because state law requires unaccredited districts to pay for students who chose to transfer to other nearby public school systems.
STATE/NATIONAL Study ties sugar to fatal heart woes
CHICAGO (AP) — Could too much sugar be deadly? The biggest study of its kind suggests the answer is yes, at least when it comes to fatal heart problems. It doesn’t take all that much extra sugar, hidden in many processed foods, to substantially raise the risk, the researchers found, and most Americans eat more than the safest amount. Having a cinnamon roll with your morning coffee, a super-sized sugary soda at lunch and a scoop of ice cream after dinner would put you in the highest risk category in the study. That means your chance of dying prematurely from heart problems is nearly three times greater than for people who eat only foods with little added sugar. For someone who normally eats 2,000 calories daily, even consuming two 12-ounce cans of soda substantially increases the risk.
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Change of ownership?
Current owner of The Palms, Paul Thompson, has put the bar and grill up for sale. After operating the establishment for 14 years, Thompson says he thinks it’s time to do something different. He added that new city laws governing public alcohol consumption played a role in his decision.
Local watering hole up for sale By KEVIN BIRDSELL New writer
Paul Thompson, owner of The Palms Bar & Grill, has put the landmark tavern, located northwest of the courthouse square, up for sale. Thompson bought the Palms with his wife in 2000 from Bruce Judd. After owning it for 14 years, he said he has decided it’s time to try something new. He said his affection for Northwest Missouri State University was a driving factor in his obtaining the bar, and he added that he hopes the next owner will share his love of the Bearcats. “I would love to see somebody come in with enthusiasm and carry on the traditions that The Palms has been known for throughout the years, such as the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be in its 27th year this year,” Thompson said. “I hope that the next owner supports Northwest athletics and also enjoys talking to and meeting new and old alumni as much as I do.”
Thompson plans to stay in the food business and is considering going into barbecue. “I have always wanted to own a restaurant, and I’ve got a passion for barbecue,” Thompson said. “A lot of people are always asking me
it was just another factor in my decision. I have lots of opinions on this so-called comprehensive alcohol plan that they are discussing, and for the most part I think that it is going way too far. Legislating morality didn’t work during prohibition, so why
World’s Shortest St. Pat’s Day Parade in jeopardy? when I’m going to be cooking something up or if I will make them some tasty barbecue. So, if I put things together, I would like to start a barbecue concession and catering business someday, and who knows what it will lead to?” The announcement that the bar is for sale has come hot on the heels of new ordinances passed by the Maryville City Council that will restrict bar admission to patrons age 21 and over and in other ways restrict the public consumption of alcohol. Thomson said that is no coincidence. “I would be lying if I said no,” Thompson said. “But
do they think it will now? I think that there is too big of a generation gap between the council and the student body at Northwest for them to fully grasp the realities of college life today.” Thompson especially has an issue with a proposed noise violation ordinance that has not yet passed council muster. “My beer garden has always been a big draw to all ages during the summer and fall,” Thompson said. “Now with another bar getting ready to offer the same thing, why has it become an issue? I have my share of noise complaints, but it is always from the same one
or two people out of a town of over 10,000. So is the city going to listen to the complaints of a couple people to the dismay of hundreds, if not thousands, of citizens that enjoy coming to venues such as mine for entertainment during the year?” An open container ordinance that bars drinking on streets and sidewalks, and which the council has passed, bothers Thompson as well, especially with regard to such events as the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which takes place on the street outside The Palms. “The Palms’ St. Pat’s parade usually only has a couple of Public Safety officers on site about 20 minutes before and 20 minutes after, so for about 45 minutes total,” Thompson said. “If there is a special exception for it, how many officers will it take? A lot more than two, and they will be there a lot longer than 45 minutes.” Thompson has no time frame for selling his bar and says he’s in no hurry. He has listed the establishment with a local real estate agency.
A new entitlement? Right to preschool JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican governors and lawmakers who now control a majority of state capitols have been pushing aggressively to cut spending and shrink government — with one glaring exception. Many are pumping new money into preschool programs at a rate equaling or even exceeding the Democratic-dominated capitols stereotypically cast as big spenders. The push reflects a conclusion among conservatives that one part of the social safety net deserves more government help, not less. If it continues, the move could be a step toward creation of a new educational entitlement at a time when both parties are concerned about the costs of the current programs, such as Medicare and Social Security. For the GOP, the spending could have political consequences. Research indicates that pre-school help appeals to blue-collar voters who are important to broadening the party’s base of support. State funding to help families afford pre-school plunged a couple of years ago because of the lingering effects of the recession. But it has surged back and
is now $400 million higher than before the economic downturn, according to a recent report by the Education Commission for the States. In the 2013-2014 school year, funding rose in 30 of the 40 states that provide preschool aid. The three largest increases occurred in Republican dominated states — a $65 million spending hike in Michigan, nearly $48 million in Texas and about $27 million in South Carolina. Republicans are putting their own twist on the preschool programs. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has framed it as a “voucher” for lower-income parents to send their children to the public, private or parochial preschool of their choice. Mississippi has launched its first state-funded preschool program through competitive grants. And Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature, which cut preschool grants while reforming eligibility a couple of years ago, now will be considering whether to triple funding. Some state preschool programs are reaching into the middle-class. Michigan, for example, provides free preschool to a family of four earning up to about $59,000.
Preschool is popular “with a bunch of different economic groups” in urban, suburban and rural areas alike, said Michael Griffith, a school finance consultant for the education commission. “So I think that’s the reason why we’ve seen Republican governors and legislatures embrace it as much as we’ve seen the Democratic ones embrace it.” Fewer than half of the nation’s 3- and 4-year-olds attend publicly funded preschool programs, according
to one report. The case for preschool is increasingly being made on economic terms. James Heckman, a Nobel Memorial Prize winner in economics at the University of Chicago, has calculated money spent on quality preschool programs for disadvantaged children generates an annual 7 percent to 10 percent return by boosting their eventual wages and reducing their likelihood of winding up in prison or costly social welfare programs.
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A couple of news stories reported by The Associated Press late last week and over the weekend should provide Missourians with a great deal of relief. It is certainly comforting, to us at least, to know that the Missouri General Assembly is hard at work, even this early in the session, dealing with matters of critical importance to citizens statewide. Brushing aside matters of obviously lesser importance, the House of Representatives has taken upon itself the responsibility to establish another “official” symbol to be added to an already rather impressive list that exceeds reasonable expectations. House Democrat Courtney Curtis, who hails from the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley — not to be confused with a certain California community of the same name — has introduced a measure that would establish the “High Five” as the “official greeting of the State of Missouri.” (There will almost certainly arise much discussion among newspaper stylists from across the state over whether it should be reported as “High Five” or “High 5,” but that will have to wait on legislative success and gubernatorial approval.) In introducing this significant body of proposed law, Rep. Curtis said the high five is “friendly, fun and can lift spirits,” even in a tense workplace like the state Capitol. And it’s something Democrats and Republicans can both do — together, he said. Missouri already has what many would consider to be more than its share of state symbols, ranging from a state dinosaur to our own state grape. The oldest, and probably the most important of the bunch, is the State Motto, adopted in 1822: Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto. In case your Latin is a little rusty, that translates, “Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law.” Missourians were content with that, as far as symbols went, until designating the third Thursday in October as Missouri Day in 1915. In 1923, we went for a state flower, the Hawthorn, also known as red haw or wild haw in some parts of the state. The Bluebird became the official Missouri bird in 1927 and the Missouri Waltz, made even more famous by President Harry Truman, was designated as our state song in 1949. The flowering dogwood was selected as the state tree in 1955, but it was not until 1990 that we singled out the Eastern black walnut as our official tree nut. Missouri’s “officials” do not stop there, however. We also honor the channel catfish (the official fish), the Missouri mule (the animal), the Missouri Fox Trotter (our horse), the paddlefish (aquatic animal), the honeybee (insect), the crayfish (invertebrate) and the American bullfrog (amphibian). We have a state reptile, too, the three-toed box turtle, to go along with the Hypsibema missouriensis, our dinosaur. Missouri recognizes the Bobwhite Quail as its official game bird and the big bluestem as our state grass. “The” grape? The Norton, of course. Our official musical instrument and dance go together like a fiddle at a square dance. And do not overlook that wonderful treat introduced at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904, Missouri’s official desert, the ice cream cone. Now, if our Democrats and Republicans, our Royals fans and Cardinal fans, our Chiefs and our Rams, can reach an official agreement, it ought to be worth an Official High Five (5?) the next time two or more Missourians are gathered.
Contact Your Lawmakers STATE SEN. BRAD LAGER: R-Maryville, Room 429, State Capitol Building, Jefferson city, Mo. 65101; Ph. 573-751-1415; brad.lager@senate. mo.gov. STATE REP. MIKE THOMSON: R-Maryville, Room 406A, State Capitol Building, Jefferson city, Mo. 65101; Ph.: 573-751-9465; mike.thomson@ house.mo.gov. U.S. SEN. ROY BLUNT: R-Missouri; B40C, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. Ph.: 202-224-5721. Kansas City Office: 911 Main St., Suite 2224 Kansas City, Mo 64105 Ph: 816-471-7141 U.S. SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL: D-Missouri; Hart Senate Office Building, Suite. 506, Washington, D.C. 20510, Ph: 202-224-6154 Kansas City Office: 4141 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite. 101, Kansas City, Mo. 64111; Ph: 816-4211639 U.S. REP. SAM GRAVES: R-Missouri 6th District Washington Office, 1415 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; Ph.: 202-2257041 Kansas City Office, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 900, Kansas City, Mo. 64153; Ph: 816-792-3976 St. Joseph District Office, 411 Jules St., Room 111, St. Joseph, Mo. 64501; Ph: 816-749-0800 GOV. JAY NIXON: D, P.O. Box 720, State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Ph: 573-751-3222.
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“Bro. Damian, where are you when we need you?” Now that’s a silly question. We all know you are safely tucked away up in a special corner of Heaven, surrounded by all those weather records and charts that you consult so frequently, when not otherwise occupied tending your assigned section of the landscape up there. And you are probably chuckling, ever so softly, under your beard, as we mortals who still inhabit thid beutiful corner of Missouri struggle with the weather — and the weather forecasts. What the heck? We all shuddered as we heard the news Sunday morning that some darned groundhog whose name we should not even attempt to spell, Punxsutawney Phil, to be exact, had seen his shadow at 7:25 in the morning and darted back into his Gobbler’s Knob burrow somewhere up north of Pittsburg, Pa. As everyone knows, that means six more weeks of winter weather. What else should we expect? It’s just halfway between the winter solstice and spring equinox, and the odds are better than even there’s gonna be at least six more weeks of rotten weather, like Phil forecast. This year, his prognostication was seconded by several of his knockoffs, including Staten Island Chuck in New York, General Beau Lee in Atlanta, Sir Walter Wally in Raleigh, N.C., and Birmingham Bill, who resides in Alabama. Groundhog Phil has now seen his shadow 101 times since the ridiculous ritual was originated in 1887, and has supposedly stayed above ground to enjoy the anticipated early end to winter only 17 times. (For you mathematical purists who immediately pounced on the reality that those results just don’t add up — cool it. There are nine years when records are not available.) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center does differ somewhat with Punxsutawney Phil’s claim to having 100 percent accuracy, however. NOAA actually disregards Phillip’s reliability,
bluntly reporting that the rodent has “no predictive skills.” AccuWeather, on the other hand, claims its records indicate the rat has an 80 percent accuracy rate. In the absence of any more timely access to Bro. Damian Larsen’s sage information, which was always cheerfully provided to members of the area’s media before his untimely death in June of 2002 at the hands of a demented intruder at Conception Abbey, the prognostications of Ac-
cuWeather will have to suffice for our particular area. And those predictions are not encouraging either. At least for northwest Missouri and the whole of the northern United States. Those folks say we will have to wait, and wait some more, for Spring to thaw our ponds and beckon the more athletic in our midst to the links and diamonds we will eventually get to frequent when summer does finally arrive. The still unofficial word to Nodaway County snowbirds is also somewhat mixed. If you’ve packed it for the southern Gulf shore of Texas, or extreme southern Florida, don’t let the slightly early warm, dry trends tempt you to come back home quite as soon as you might otherwise be inclined. Same if you have sought refuge in Arizona. Stay put just a bit longer.
It’ll still be cold here. If there is a bright spot to all this winter madness, it might well be to be thankful for where we are. Zero and below is cold, for sure, and snow on the ground makes it seem even colder. But Groundhog Day brings back another, not-so-fond memory to Helena, Mont., where I was parked for about 13 years before heading back to Maryville. In 1989, when the 4 a.m. temperature was an official -47 degrees, (-70 wind chill, with 10 inches of snow on the ground) a horrific explosion rocked the city after a runaway string of railroad cars broke loose at the top of the Continental Divide, careened down the tracks into town and slammed into another train. Tank cars filled with hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol and acetone exploded, plunging the entire city into darkness, and a high degree of panic. Stories are unbelievable. Almost every window on the nearby Carroll College campus was shattered by shards of flying glass and other debris. Firemen whose assignment was to pour water on the inferno literally became frozen in place, like giant ice sculptures, and had to be chopped free and taken back to the fire station to “thaw.” The real miracle, however, was no one was killed. A marked contrast to the incident which took Bro. Damian from us. In addition to tending the grounds at The Abbey, he was the keeper of the weather records — records that had been passed down for many, many years, and are hopefully still in someone’s keeping. Damian never claimed to be a weather prognosticator, he would only say he could check the records and see what he could determine might be in the offing, based on past history. And you could bet he would be able to tell you that when it had snowed the last day of January, for example, his records would indicate that such-and-such would happen as the days rolled along. And it usually did. And that’s why I miss him — and his insights on Groundhog Day.
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And with that, football season is over. Only seven more months before the season starts back up again and hopefully get a better Super Bowl Jared, Facebook
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Well that last super bowl sealed it. Sports are very boring. Very very boring. Jeremy, Twitter
The Super Bowl commercials were boring. The game was sad…can we have a redo PLEASE!?!?! Wayne, Twitter The biggest upset of the Super Bowl is that the Chili Peppers didn’t have more time on the stage. Ben, Facebook Last nights Super Bowl was the most boring Super Bowl in years though Kenneth, Twitter The Puppy Bowl is def more exciting than the Super Bowl was! Brett, Facebook Super Bowl 48 was probably the most boring game,
Worst Super Bowl and commercials ever!!! Good thing I’m a cowboys fan and used to disappointment!! Micah, Facebook SB48 was the most watched Super Bowl ever? Lol one of the most boring too. Kelly, Twitter Most boring super bowl ever. No football for 7 months. Boo… Mary, Facebook Besides the one song the Red Hot Chili Peppers played, that was the most boring Super Bowl in recent memory Chris, Twitter
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Local conference will look into opportunities with small acreages ST. JOSEPH, Mo.– Small acreages offer a variety of ways to generate income, ranging from raising fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry to enhancing your property for outdoor recreation or agritourism. A University of Missouri Extension conference, March 8 in St. Joseph, will explore opportunities to put small acreages to work. The first annual Small Acreages and Land Entrepreneur (SALE) Conference will provide a unique opportunity for small-acreage owners to learn and network on a variety of topics, and to visit with area business and agencies of interest to this group, said Randa Doty, MU Extension agriculture business specialist and one of the conference organizers. “Owning an acreage can
be a dream come true, and property owners have lots of ideas about what they’d like to do with their acreage,” Doty said. “But there may be a reality check when they realize the cost and time involved, sometimes after the fact. Providing acreage owners with the information they need to be successful is the goal of the conference.” The SALE Conference will feature a variety of sessions in four concurrent tracks. Sessions are scheduled to last 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions, and are timed to allow attendees to move from track to track. The “Critters” track includes sessions on equine care and health, beekeeping, poultry, rabbits, sheep and goats. “Great Outdoors” will
cover native plants, wildlife management, pond and fish management, trees and more. Topics in the “Home & Hearth/Odds & Ends” track include food preservation, alternative energy, agritourism, soap-making and renting your land. The “Plants” track features sessions on cover crops, forages, fruits, vegetables, greenhouses and composting. Presenters include extension specialists from MU and Lincoln University as well as private landowners and representatives from the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Audubon Society and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
in the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph. For map and directions, go to www.missouriwestern. edu/getting2western. A trade show starts at 8:30 a.m. and will run throughout the day. Registration is $40 per person before Feb. 26, and $60 per person thereafter. You can download a printable agenda and mail-in registration form at extension.missouri.edu/nodaway/ SALEconference.aspx. For more information, contact Randa Doty at the MU Extension Center in Nodaway County at 660582-8101 or email@example.com, or Tom Fowler at the Buchanan County MU Extension Center at 816279-1691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palmer Pigweed Missouri’s new No. 1 bad weed By DUANE DAILY MU Extension
There’s a new No. 1 bad weed to watch in Missouri, said Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed specialist, at the MU Crop Management Conference in Columbia last week. Palmer pigweed, aka Palmer amaranth, is bad in more ways than most, Bradley adds. “The weed pest has been in the state for as long as I’ve been here (10 years),” Bradley said. It was just another weed, not noteworthy. However, three years ago that changed when Palmer became resistant to glyphosate herbicide, the most-used weed control in the state. Palmer turned aggressive and worked its way from the Bootheel to northwestern Missouri. For now it’s found mainly in counties along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Soybean growers in particular face a challenge from the weed, which brings multiple threats, Bradley says. For starters, each weed produces about 300,000 seeds. Worse, the herbicide resistance is transmitted by pollen. Unlike most weeds, male and female Palmer pigweed plants are separate. Pollen must travel through the air to fertilize the flowers that produce the seeds. A characteristic of the pigweeds is the tall flower stalks with hundreds of florets. There’s more. Palmer germinates from early spring until late in the growing season. “It just doesn’t stop reproducing,” Bradley said. That allows it to outlast the longest-lasting residual herbicides. The plant grows fast, up to 2.5 inches a day. And it grows tall, taking over a soybean field by shading out the crop. Only 2.5 plants per foot of
row can hide a growing soybean crop. Bradley showed slides of soybean fields where you must look close to see a soybean plant. No other weed has so many bad things going for it, Bradley said. Control requires constant intensive management. As with most weeds, but especially Palmer pigweed, the days of “one spray one day and done” are long gone. Palmer resists glyphosate and four other herbicide modes of action. In Missouri, Palmer is resistant only to glyphosate. In spite of resistance, producers can control the pest. “It just takes lots of work,” Bradley told the MU Crop Management Conference. “When I see growers using crews of choppers with hoes, I know they understand this is one tough weed.” Another slide shows workers with pitchforks gathering chopped weeds. Weeds, and seed heads, are hauled from the field. Palmer pigweed has weaknesses. The seed doesn’t survive for decades in the soil bank, as some do. When buried deep, the seeds don’t come up. Bradley only suggested plowing deep to bury seed on level, non-erodible fields. The seedlings are susceptible to herbicides, but they must be sprayed early. If spayed late, the weeds escape death. “It’s a serious weed threat and takes serious management,” Bradley said. “But it can be controlled with extra work and expense.” Controlling early before seed-set pays off. First priority is to prevent seed production and building a seed bank. Narrower soybean rowwidth helps control pigweeds. Drilled beans have fewer pigweeds as shade covers the ground earlier.
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Visit mda.mo.gov for more market reports. Missouri weekly feeder cattle weighted avg. report Receipts: 36,542 Week ago: 59,568 Year ago: 27,881 Feeder Steers 365 lbs. 234.02 453 lbs. 222.57 553 lbs. 204.80 648 lbs. 187.13 737 lbs. 171.92 845 lbs. 162.88 921 lbs. 153.94
Feeder Heifers 365 lbs. 204.42 455 lbs. 192.84 546 lbs. 179.97 646 lbs. 166.96 736 lbs. 158.88 840 lbs. 147.16
Northwest Missouri Weekly Summary
(Maryville, St. Joe) Receipts: 4849 Week ago: 6800 Year ago: 3379 Compared to last week, feeder steers under 650 lbs and all weights of heifers steady to 4.00 lower. Steers over 650 lbs firm to 4.00 higher. Slaughter cows 4.00 to 15.00 higher. Feeder Steers 300-400 lbs. 238.00-248.00 400-500 lbs. 224.00-240.00 500-600 lbs. 188.00-228.00 600-700 lbs. 177.25-198.00 700-800 lbs. 162.75-185.75 800-900 lbs. 157.50-168.00
Feeder Heifers 203.50-211.00 183.50-207.00 164.00-193.00 164.00-193.00 160.00-163.00
Interior Missouri Direct Hogs Weekly receipts: 2086 Week ago: 2052 Year ago: 2767 Compared to last week, barrows and gilts 1.00 to 2.00 higher, sows 1.00 to 3.00 higher. Barrows and gilts: Base carcass meat price 72.00-74.00, Weekly top Fri 74.00 Sows: 300-500 lbs 44.00-50.00, Over 500 lbs. 50.0055.00 Weekly Commodity Grain Futures Trends Compared to last Friday: Soybeans .02 to .08 lower, Wheat .10 to .18 lower, Corn .01 to .05 higher, Kansas City Wheat .12 to .17 lower, Soyeabean Meal .40 to 3.20 lower. Soybeans March May July August September
1282 3/4 1269 1252 1210 1/2 1144 1/2
Wheat March 555 3/4 May 558 1/4 July 561 1/2 September 570 December 582 3/4 Corn March 434 May 439 1/2 July 444 September 446 1/4 December 450
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Big, bad weed
Palmer pigweed has been labeled the new No. 1 bad weed to watch in Missouri. More weeds are found in 30inch rows. Increasing seed planting rates boosts odds in favor of the soybean over pigweed seedlings. Herbicides give control, but lax management won’t work with the rapidly growing Palmer pigweeds. The seedlings quickly accumulate growth, requiring more herbicide. Palmer produces up to 65 percent more dry matter after two weeks than other weed species. With more foliage, it’s hard to get enough ingredient on the plants. More than one herbicide mode of action is a must. For that, Bradley recommended “overlapping residuals.” That leaves less time for the continuation germination of the Palmer pigweed.
Using just one mode leads to resistance. “I visualize how Palmer pigweeds became resistant to glyphosate,” Bradley says. “Someone used only that herbicide season after season.” Liberty herbicide mode of action still works, he says. “But with abuse, we lose it.” He says Liberty must be used with a pre-emergent residual herbicide. And the Liberty application must be timely at early seedling stage. Palmer pigweed looks much like other pigweeds, except the stems and leaves are smooth. Flowering heads are elongated and the plants are taller. Bradley maintains a website for weed identification at weedID.missouri.edu.
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Physical Education teachers from area communities gathered Monday in Martindale Hall on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University to learn new ways of introducing the game of golf to their students. James “Jeff” Burey, who ran the workshop, has developed a comprehensive system — SNAG — for teaching golf that uses kidfriendly equipment and a low-key approach. SNAG stands for Starting New At Golf. “Our objective is to teach the teachers to teach golf in P.E. class,” Burey said. “Many golf professionals have gone into classrooms and taught, but we want to empower the teacher to teach the program. We will oversee and give them support, but we will reach a lot more children if the teachers are empowered to do it themselves.” Burey, a PGA professional, started spreading the word about SNAG two and a half years ago because he thought teachers needed a simpler way of introducing students to the pleasures of moving from tee to green. SNAG provides equipment, curriculum and training for teachers, then follows up with assistance from a PGA section member. Burey has been a PGA member since the late 1980s and has made friends with many other golf professionals. Those colleagues sometimes travel with him to help introduce the SNAG program. Tom Aikmus is a golf professional at Lake Quivira Country Club in Kansas City and has helped Burey at a few events over the years. “It’s an important venture,” Aikmus said. “I think everyone involved has an obligation to get more people involved in the game of golf and teach the game of golf. Probably the most effective means to do that is through the public schools or the school system and to
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North Andrew physical education teacher Chuck Fox uses equipment developed by Starting New At Golf’s Jeff Burey. Burey put on a clinic Monday for physical education teachers and majors at Northwest, sharing techniques for teaching the game to young people. get kids to learn that as part of a P.E. program. “This way they can at least be exposed to the game. This will lead to going out and playing golf more and maybe learning and enjoying the game like we would like more people to be doing.” Burey sometimes speaks at state physical education conferences, and that’s how members of the Northwest faculty heard of him. After seeing what he could do, Gina McNeese, the Horace Mann Laboratory School physical education teacher, started working to bring the program to Northwest. “Gina actually spearheaded getting this organized,” said Matt Symonds, chair of Northwest’s Department of Health and Human Services. “We invited teachers from the regional schools. We have a connection with the teachers, and we wanted to get them involved as much as possible.” With a proposed ninehole junior golf course
planned for Mozingo Lake Recreation Park, local golf enthusiasts are hoping that getting SNAG taught in schools will bring more young people into the game. “In order to really make (the junior golf course) go for the kids, we want to get the kids some exposure in school,” Symonds said. “That way when they join and come to the junior golf program, they’ve already had some basic training.” Plans call for SNAG equipment used to teach proper golf technique to be lent to the junior golf course once it opens. “Hopefully the kids will have exposure to this in P.E. class,” Symonds said. “So that way, when they come to junior golf, they’ll already have been exposed to the fundamentals and know what to do. That helps them make the transition to real golf equipment and golf balls easier.” Construction of the junior course is to take place this year, with opening in 2015.
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QUOTABLE “It’s huge getting contributions from the younger players, especially at the guard position. The speed that Meaghan and Mallory (McConkey) give us makes everybody better.” -South Nodaway girls basketball coach Aaron Murphy
Super Bowl Sundays Past I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was 16-years-old, struggling to keep jeans long enough to cover my ankles and had a terrible case of pimples on my forehead. It was probably from all the Brill Cream in my hair (“A little dab will do you”). I watched Super Bowl I from a recliner at my uncle Henry Steinmeyer’s house. My family loved sports, but I think I was the only person to watch the game that day. I chose to watch it from Gene Steinmeyer uncle Henry’s house because I had total privacy. Uncle Henry, in his 90s, was in the hospital. He had a car wreck hauling bricks. He also had a remote for his television. It was true the television was black and white. It was also true that the remote control worked only about half the time. The commercials were not memorable, so I would click my way by them. Most of the time I was late getting back to the game, cussing the remote. The reason for my interest was because I claimed to be a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan. I hated the Green Bay Packers and their arrogant coach, Vince Lombardi, from the arrogant National Football League. I thought Bart Starr was an arrogant quarterback and the Packers were overrated. The key to the game was a reserve tight end by the name of Max Magee who caught two touchdown passes to lead the Packers to a 35 – 10 win. Magee was hungover because he didn’t think he would play and had gone out on the town. He even had to borrow a teammate’s helmet when Lombardi sent him into the game. Los Angeles Coliseum was barely half full and it wasn’t called the Super Bowl for another two years. That was my first memorable Super Bowl Sunday. The last two years have been relaxing since I hadn’t coached a basketball game the night before. Also, I didn’t have to prepare for a midweek game. The Super Bowl parties have come and gone, too. The first memorable Super Bowl party came 13 years later in 1980. The Pittsburgh Steelers were facing the Los Angeles Rams and former Nebraska quarterback, Vince Ferragamo. I was in my first year as the head coach of the Wilber-Clatonia Wolverines girls basketball team. I was living in a rental house in Clatonia which was owned by the Lutheran preacher. I had televisions in three different rooms. I got reception on one from an antenna on the roof and the other two by the old “rabbit ears.” The house was packed with people and the beer was cold. I’m not sure the Lutheran preacher would have approved, but most of the town was there and they liked it a lot. A year later, I had moved into my new house about two miles out of town. I wanted to make the Super Bowl party the top attraction in Gage County. I rented a big screen television for the occasion. A store from Beatrice delivered the bulky big-screen Saturday afternoon. That night, we rented the movie Cujo. Remember, that Steven King story about a rabid dog killing anything he could sink his teeth into. A 5-year-old girl watched it that night. I know for a fact she didn’t pet her family dog for a long time after that cliffhanger. That year, the Oakland Raiders played Dick Vermeil’s Philadelphia Eagles. It really wasn’t a cliff-hanger, but the party was memorable. One party goer ran a stop sign, went airborne and ended nose first in a snow drift. Not to worry. We pulled him out and both my friend and his recently-found, female companion headed for Lincoln. The car looked a little lopsided. Once I started coaching college basketball, the Super Bowl parties ended. However, my first year at Northwest, I spent the Super Bowl weekend in southern Missouri on a road trip that was memorable. Early Super Bowl morning, my team with a 4-13 record, practiced at Missouri State in Springfield. We completely changed our offense to a weave-type offense. My roster was loaded with horrible passers. I was guessing it was easier to hand off the basketball than pass it. It improved the team so much, we went from 30-point loses to single-digit losses. Unfortunately, we still lost the last nine games. One game did go into overtime. Now, I’m retired and I’m pretty sure I won’t remember the Seattle blowout much beyond Sunday. I now have a big screen that’s not rented. I just need to watch Cujo to get motivated, again.
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South Nodaway freshman guards Meaghan (left) and Mallory (right) McConkey both play large parts in the team’s offense. Mallory leads the team with 10.4 points per game while Meaghan leads the team with 1.8 assists per game.
Twins bring double trouble for opponents By KEVIN BIRDSELL Staff writer
Off the court, twins can be a headache for any parents. On the court, these twins have been more of a headache for opposing coaches. Meaghan, No. 1, and Mallory McConkey, No. 11, are starting guards for the South Nodaway Longhorns girls basketball team and they’re just freshmen. The girls began playing basketball around third grade. Since then, they have really enjoyed playing and play whenever they get a chance. “They are always thinking the same thing,” Julie McConkey, the girls mother, said. “It used to cause some real problems when they were little.” The only problem it’s causing now is for opposing coaches. Both girls have had a significant effect on the flow of the games that they have played in this year. “It’s nice throwing a pass and knowing that Mallory is going to
be right where I threw it,” Meaghan said. “My favorite part of playing with my sister is that we are always thinking about the same things,” Mallory said. Being inside your teammate’s head can lead to success for any team, but the connection that siblings, especially twins, have can lead to even greater success. Mallory is the team’s leading scorer, putting down 10.4 points per game. Meaghan leads the team in assists, with 1.8 per game. The girls are the top two on the team in steals per game as well, Mallory leads the way with three and Meaghan averages 2.6. “It’s huge getting contributions from the younger players, especially at the guard position,” South Nodaway head coach Aaron Murphy said. “The speed that Meaghan and Mallory give us makes everybody better.” Though the girls have had great individual success, they know that they
Pink Zone game scheduled for Wednesday evening MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Northwest Missouri State women’s basketball team will take on the Missouri Western State Griffons on Wednesday in the team’s annual Pink Zone game. The game will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 7:30 p.m. at Bearcat Arena. Northwest will partner with St. Francis Hospital and Health Services. Representatives from St. Francis will be on hand to help provide information before, during and after the contest.
After receiving numerous nominations from the Maryville community, the athletic department selected to assist Karen Detrixhe, a professor in the Northwest English and Modern Languages department, with her battle against breast cancer. Earlier this season, the Bearcat volleyball and soccer teams also held respective cancer awareness events on campus. The combined proceeds from all three events this year will go directly to help the Detrixhe family.
On Wednesday, Northwest will also hold a silent auction in the south end of Bearcat Arena with a variety of items including several autographed Bearcat basketball items. The auction will close at the end of the men’s halftime and items can be claimed during and after the men’s contest. The men’s and women’s teams will be wearing pink shirts during pregame warm-ups against the Griffons and both squads encourage fans to wear pink in support of cancer awareness.
wouldn’t have even close to that success without their teammates. Coming into the season, the girls didn’t know their older teammates as well, but have developed good friendships with them, which has led to more cohesion on the floor. “Getting to play with my friends is a lot of fun,” Mallory said. Murphy said that the girls have blended well into the team of much older girls, which helps to give them some balance at the guard position. “The guard area is where we’ve really struggled and they fit right into a group of seniors,” Murphy said. “They’re learning every game and they’re getting better every game.” Basketball season doesn’t end for the McConkeys once the Longhorns close out their final game. The girls participate in summer traveling leagues. The teams participate in tournaments in Kansas City and towns in Iowa. “We play with some girls from Jefferson and North Andrew,” Mallory See TWINS, Page 8
Clinic dates announced
MARYVILLE, Mo. — Northwest Missouri State volleyball coach Amy Woerth announced the dates of the 2014 Northwest Mini-Cat volleyball clinics. The clinics are open to boys and girls in grades 3-6. The clinics will be held at Bearcat Arena and cost $20 per session per participant. All clinic attendees will receive volleyball skill instructions from the Bearcat coaching staff. The sessions will be held from 1-3 p.m. March 2 and March 16 at Bearcat Arena. For more information, contact coach Woerth at (660) 562-1782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants must have parental consent to register.
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BASKETBALL CONFERENCE STANDINGS Editor’s note: Updated basketball conference standings for the seven area high schools and the MIAA will appear every Tuesday. BOYS BASKETBALL Midland Empire Conference Standings Through Feb. 2 TEAM CONF. OVERALL Savannah 3-0 10-7 Lafayette 2-0 13-4 Chillicothe 2-0 7-6 Bishop LeBlond 1-1 7-9 Maryville 1-3 4-13 Benton 1-3 2-14 Smithville 0-1 8-9 Cameron 0-2 4-12
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Hey, sis, sub
South Nodaway freshman guard Mallory McConkey subs in for her twin sister Meaghan McConkey in a game last week against West Nodaway. The McConkey sisters run the backcourt for the starting group for the South Nodaway girls basketball team.
Twins making impact for Horns Continued from Page 7 said. “It’s good to get a chance to keep playing over the summer.” Even though they play with these girls over the summer, they remember that they become opponents once Longhorn basketball starts up. “We do have a little extra reason to want to beat them (during the season),” Meaghan said. The girls also play in summer jam leagues over the summer in Maryville. “The girls play with a few different teams over the summer,” Julie said. “But they know their team is the Longhorns. They don’t forget about that once the fall comes around. They love their teammates here at South Nodaway.” While it sounds the McConkey girls live and breathe basketball 24/7, their love for
the game doesn’t take them away from their studies. They’re often seen doing their homework in the stands following games. “They’re really good students,” Julie said. “They know that they’re students first.” “We don’t watch a lot of basketball or TV in our free time,” Mallory said. “We are usually doing homework,” Meaghan added with a laugh. The girls both expressed interest in pursuing a career in basketball after high school. “It would be really cool to play basketball in college,” Mallory said. “If the college I go to has good academics and wants me to play basketball for them, that would be great.” Both girls agreed, however, that when looking for colleges and universities to attend, that they will place their academics above their basketball careers.
Platte Valley Conference Standings Through Feb. 2 TEAM CONF. OVERALL North Andrew 3-0 14-4 Stewartsville 1-0 11-6 DeKalb 2-1 9-8 Jefferson 1-1 13-6 Osborn 1-1 3-12 South Nodaway 1-2 5-11 Union Star 0-2 7-8 NE Nodaway 0-2 6-13 Highway 275 Conference Standings Through Feb. 2 TEAM CONF. OVERALL Rock Port 3-0 11-6 Mound City 3-0 12-5 West Nodaway 3-1 12-6 Nodaway-Holt 3-1 12-7 Craig/Fairfax 2-1 4-9 Tarkio 1-3 7-12 North Nodaway 0-3 2-15 South Holt 0-3 2-12 GIRLS BASKETBALL Midland Empire Conference Standings Through Feb. 2 TEAM CONF. OVERALL Smithville 1-0 14-2 Cameron 1-0 13-3 Chillicothe 1-0 12-4 Lafayette 1-0 12-4 Bishop LeBlond 1-1 13-4 Benton 1-1 11-6 Savannah 1-2 7-9 Maryville 0-3 4-13 Platte Valley Conference Standings Through Feb. 2 TEAM CONF. OVERALL
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Entertainment ‘Ride Along’ No. 1 movie for third week By JESSICA HERNDON AP Film Writer
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I wasn’t in a “Rush” to see this one, but am glad that I finally did Rush By Gary Darling Staff Writer
I know you probably don’t know this about me, but I used to be a big Formula One racing fan. Most Americans spend their lives rooting for the NASCAR races. Not I. Don’t get me wrong, I do love going to a NASCAR event every now and then, but Formula One is just different. Michael Schumacher was my guy. I loved watching him work his way through Grand Prix after Grand Prix like a master surgeon. After seven championships, Schumacher retired, and so did my love of the sport. So when “Rush” came out, detailing the rivalry of James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Danial
Bruhl), I was excited to see it. Unfortunately the timing wasn’t right and I never got to see it in the theater. That was upsetting. So, last weekend, I finally was able to see this film, and I was not disappointed. It was one of the best films about racing I have ever seen in my life. It was incredible, and the shots of the racing looked like they were plucked right out of archive footage from real races. The biggest surprise of “Rush” was that, although Chris Hemsworth was the star, Danial Bruhl as Niki Lauda made this film more than a James Hunt bio-pic. His portrayal as Niki Lauda was wonderful and he really took on the mannerisms of the Formula One great. It was like director Ron Howard had a time machine and brought
the young Niki Lauda back to the future, filmed him in this movie, and then sent him back. Bruhl was just that good. Hemsworth was also surprising as the womanizing, booze-loving, racecar driver James Hunt. Together with Bruhl, their onair chemistry was intoxicating and helped take this film from just another race film to something special. This is truly evident in the closing moments of the film. The only flaw I saw with “Rush” was that some of the special effects weren’t completely seamless like I would have wanted it to be. Although only someone with a keen eye would probably pick it up. Overall, if you like really, really good racing films that are about more than just the sport, you might want to “Rush” right out and rent this one. It is pretty darn good.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Super Bowl XLVIII weekend in full swing, “Ride Along” remained strong, steering Universal Pictures into the No. 1 slot in a surprising threeweek takeover at the box office. Topping multiplex sales since setting a January debut record when opening over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend with $48.6 million, the buddy cop comedy, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, made $12.3 million, as it nears a $100 million domestic total, according to studio estimates Sunday. “I don’t think anyone would have seen that coming,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak, said of “Ride Along.” Despite the looming viewpoint that films with a primarily African-American cast don’t do well overseas, the domestic success of “Ride Along” could fuel its popularity internationally. (It is currently only showing domestically.) “Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are great stars and they are international stars at this point. The movie doing so well here is going to give it that extra push. If the worldwide audience is hearing that ‘Ride Along’ is the No. 1 movie for the third week, they are going to want to see what the fuss is about.” Disney’s “Frozen,” now the fourth highest-grossing domestic animated release ever, is in second place with $9.3 million. The studio rereleased a singalong version of the film, as the movie’s soundtrack remains No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The film’s signature track “Let It Go,” sung by Idina Menzel, is among the top 30 on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Frozen” singalong shows, featured in 2,057 theaters out of 2,754, added $2.2 million, as the film crossed the $360 million mark domestically. “’Frozen’ is a movie that will not quit,” says Dergarabedian. “It’s been out for 11 weeks and it’s still relevant. By adding this sing-along component, they basically assured themselves a No. 2 spot this weekend.” Another family film, Open Road Films’ squirrel comedy “The Nut Job,” took the fourth-place slot with $7.6 million, bringing its domestic total to $50 million over a three-week span. Focus Features’ chick flick from a male point of view, “That Awkward Moment,” starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, has taken third place in its opening weekend with $9 million. “The critics were not kind to this movie and it’s sort of a pre-Valentine’s Day film that’s an antidote to the Super Bowl,” Dergarabedian said. “But over what is traditionally not a huge grossing weekend, it did in line with what people expected.” Universal’s “Lone Survivor” stands strong in the fifth slot with $7.2 million, as it notably crosses the $100 million mark, making this Mark Wahlberg’s 7th film to cross that milestone. Others have included “Planet of the Apes,” ‘’Ted,” ‘’The Departed,” ‘’The Other Guys” and “The Italian Job.” Overall, the estimated box office total for the weekend is $88.5 million, down slightly from this same Super Bowl weekend last year, which saw an $88.6 million total. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
Philip Seymour Hoffman fans mourn, tout his talent
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Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master” (2012).
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NEW YORK (AP) — He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world’s greatest actors. There were no dissenters about the gifts and achievements of Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose death Sunday in New York brought a stunning halt to his extraordinary and unpredictable career. An Oscar winner and multiple nominee, Hoffman could take on any character with almost unnerving authority, whether the religious
leader in command of his every word in “The Master,” a trembling mess in “Boogie Nights,” or the witty, theatrical Truman Capote in “Capote.” Fearless in his choices, encyclopedic in his preparation, he was a Shakespearean performer in modern dress, bringing depth and variety to charlatans, slackers, curmudgeons and loners. “Hearing that Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away came as much as a shock to me as to anyone else I’d imagine,” says Anton Corbijn, director of “A Most Wanted Man,” one of two films
(the other being “In God’s Pocket”) starring Hoffman that premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival. He was not only the most gifted actor I ever worked with,” Corbijn added, “...he had also become an incredibly inspiring and supportive friend.” Friends, peers, family members and his countless fans were in grief after Hoffman was found in his Greenwich Village apartment with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm. The two officials told The Associated Press that glassine envelopes containing what was believed to be heroin were also found with Hoffman. Those items are being tested. The law enforcement officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about evidence found at the scene, said the cause of death was believed to be a drug overdose. Police will only say the investigation is continuing. An autopsy is planned for Monday, according to medical examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer. Besides his Oscar win for “Capote,” the stage-trained Hoffman received four Academy Awards nominations and several nominations for theater awards, including three Tonys. He was
equally acclaimed and productive, often appearing in at least two to three films a year, while managing an active life in the theater. He had been thriving for more than 20 years and no one doubted that a long, compelling run awaited him. Like Laurence Olivier or Meryl Streep, his appeal was not bound by age or appearance or personality. He was not an actor whom audiences turned to for youth and romance. Heavy set with a lumpy build and limp, receding blond hair, he was a character actor with the power to play the lead, in movies that screened in both art houses and multiplexes. “No words for this. He was too great and we’re too shattered,” said Mike Nichols, who directed Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War” and on stage in “Death of a Salesman.” Hoffman spoke candidly over the years about past struggles with drug addiction. After 23 years sober, he admitted in interviews last year to falling off the wagon and developing a heroin problem that led to a stint in rehab. The law enforcement officials said Hoffman’s body was discovered in a bathroom at his Greenwich Village apartment by a friend who made the 911 call and his assistant. Late Sunday, crime-scene technicians carrying brown paper bags
went in and out of Hoffman’s building as officers held back a growing crowd of onlookers. Hoffman’s family called the news “tragic and sudden.” “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone,” the family said in a statement. With a range and discipline more common among British performers than Americans, Hoffman was convincing whether comic or dramatic, loathsome or sympathetic, powerless or diabolical. In one of his earliest movie roles, he played a spoiled prep school student in “Scent of a Woman” in 1992. A breakthrough came for him as a gay member of a porno film crew in “Boogie Nights,” one of several movies directed by Paul Thomas Anderson that Hoffman would eventually appear in. He played comic, off-kilter characters in “Along Came Polly” and “The Big Lebowski.” He bantered unforgettably with Laura Linney as squabbling siblings in “The Savages.” He was grumpy and idealistic as rock critic Lester Bangs in “Almost Famous.” He was grumpy and cynical as baseball manager Art Howe in “Moneyball.” Hoffman is survived by his partner of 15 years, Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children.
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Do something creative during the months ahead. Monotony is the enemy. Strike back by engaging in hobbies and picking up skills that interest you. Strive to be competitive in whatever you pursue. Innovation will put you in the lead. This will be a year for change. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Make a point of visiting people who you miss or don’t get to see often. Spending time with good friends can lead to better days ahead. Participation in something will prove beneficial. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don’t take a financial risk. Joint ventures aren’t likely to turn out as planned. Generosity can lead to debt. Be careful what you wish for and how you spend your money. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don’t meddle or take on something you cannot handle. Problems with friends or relatives will hinder your relationship with someone special. Put your priorities in order. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Infatuation and romantic encounters based on chemistry will turn out to be unfulfilling. Evaluate any personal or business partnership in the offing for its longterm potential. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Consider your domestic situation and make adjustments to counter any trouble you foresee. You can make financial gains if you invest in your skills or something that will offer greater stability. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Travel
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Is it really good for the soul?
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or spend time with someone who can offer you knowledge, understanding and solutions. An exotic destination will inspire you to try something new. Participation will lead to an opportunity. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You can enjoy life without going overboard. Stick to moderation, and you will make a better impression. Avoid being coerced to do something that won’t benefit you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Size up your personal situation and make the necessary adjustments to improve your position. Honesty in important relationships should be questioned. Make choices based on your needs, not what someone else wants. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Disagreements will result in delays. Keep your distance to make it easier to assess a situation. Meddling will lead to gossip that will tarnish your reputation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Get involved, be a participant and show off a little. The people you meet along the way will add something special to whatever you are trying to accomplish. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Don’t question others when you should be perfecting your own approach. Focus on getting things done to gain respect and the support needed to reach your goals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -You need to use caution when choosing whom you want to work with. You can get the most accomplished if you are organized and keep your personal and professional situation simple and functional.
coat is good for dandruff.” Regardless, I will confess to an error in today’s deal. Look at the South hand. You open one spade and partner raises to two spades. What would you do now? I was in Phoenix for the Fall North American Championships, playing for a few hours with friends. North was Eddie Kantar, a two-time world champion and an excellent teacher and author. We were playing against Eddie’s wife, Yvonne, and Vinita Gupta, who was fresh from winning the Baze Senior Knockout Teams, her first national title. When Kantar raised to two spades, I thought I would keep my heart suit hidden, so jumped to four spades. Error! Gupta led the diamond six. I put in dummy’s 10 and ruffed East’s queen. Then I led my low club, but West, who could see three major-suit winners, went in with her ace and shifted to a low spade. I had to lose two spades, one heart and
one club. If I had sensibly rebid three hearts, North would have raised to four hearts. Then, it is true, I might have bid again, because North could have held, for example, king-third of spades and king-fifth of hearts, when six hearts would have been excellent. But we would have stopped in five hearts. Then, after I drove out the club ace, cashed the heart ace, and discarded two spades on the king-queen of clubs, a spade-diamond crossruff would have produced 11 tricks.
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Full-Time street maintenance laborer position available immediately. This position will participate in the construction, repair, cleaning, and/or maintenance of city streets, grounds, or other facilities, including snow removal. On-call duty required. Duties will be performed outdoors in all conditions and require manual labor. Candidate must possess or be willing to acquire a valid Missouri Class B CDL. Starting wage is $10.36 per hour. The City fully funds the following employee benefits: LAGERS retirement contributions, and health, dental, and life insurance. Applications can be obtained at City Hall (415 N. Market) or online at www.maryville.org. and will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE
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Free ice-fishing workshop coming to Mozingo
Ice fishing is a popular winter activity, and the Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a free ice fishing workshop at the main boat ramp at Mozingo Lake from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 8. All participants need to bring is plenty of warm clothing.
Workshop to offer ice fishing techniques By STEVE HARTMAN Staff writer
A free ice fishing workshop sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation is coming to Mozingo Lake Recreation Park east of Maryville. The event will take place from 9 a.m.noon Saturday, Feb. 8, at the main boat
ramp. When extended periods of cold weather create ice thick enough and safe enough to walk on, fishermen can catch bluegill, crappie and largemouth bass at Mozingo. Holes are drilled in the ice, and anglers attract fish with small jigs or natural bait. “We’ll show people at the workshop various techniques for ice fishing and what
kind of gear they can use,” MDC fisheries management biologist Tory Mason said. MDC staff will provide participants with bait and tackle as long as supplies last, and holes in the ice will be drilled ahead of time. All participants will be required to bring is plenty of warm winter-appropriate clothing. Those attending are asked to pre-reg-
ister. This will let MDC staff make sure plenty of gear is available, and plenty of holes are drilled. If severe weather should prompt a postponement, those registered will be contacted. For information, or to register, call (816) 271-3100. Attendees can follow park signage to the boat ramp.
Breakfast with Champions Congratulations to the
Northwest Bearcats Saturday, February 8, 2014and • 8am - Noon Maryville Come Spoofhounds Celebrate with on thetheir Coaches Players of perfect&seasons.
Missouri Class 3 State Football Champions
Maryville’s Two Champion Teams, the Spoofhounds and Bearcats
NCAA Division II National Football Champions
Kids 10 & under eat FREE Adults - $699 Free autographs & pictures. Both teams will have their championship trophies on display!
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