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Volume 104 • Number 52 • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 • PO Box 188 • 111 E. Jenkins • Maryville, MO • 75¢

Kawasaki produces 8-millionth engine at Maryville plant By JIM FALL

Executive editor

Amid a shower of balloons floating down from the ceiling, a traditional Japanese toast, and special recognition from Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. President Shigehiko Kiyama, employees and managers at the Kawasaki facility in Maryville celebrated production of the plant’s eight-millionth engine at 2:45 Friday afternoon. Regular production at the Maryville plant was halted at 2:15 p.m. for the historic observance, and three long-time employees participated in the actual rollout of the latest engine, assisted by Steve Bratt, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A. vice president and plant manager. One of three employees given special recognition. Paul Walter had the honor of actually pushing engine No. 8,000,000 off Line 2. Senior employees Tim Melvin, assistant production manager, and Bob Staashelm, research and development manager, also participated in the ceremony with Bratt and other highranking company officials. Employees at the Maryville plant were recognized by Shigehiko Kiyama, president of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., the local plant’s Japanese parent company, “for outstanding efforts in having the best production in the United States of America.” Kawasaki in Maryville employees 834 full-time worker and approximately 280 additional temporary workers. The plant is currently operating three shifts per day, and working seven days per week in the foundry and machining area, Bratt said during an interview Monday. This will be a record year for engines produced, and sales, although

“because our year runs from April 1 to March 31, I don’t know the exact figure yet,” Bratt said. “Without the workforce we have available to us here in northwest Missouri and southwestern Iowa, Kawasaki would not be where we are today,” Bratt added to Kiyama’s accolades for the local employee pool. “They have tremendous dedication to their jobs and wholehearted concerns about what they are doing.” The Kawasaki plant opened in 1989 in Maryville in the former Uniroyal facility and produced its 1,000,000th engine in 1995. The five-millionth unit rolled off the local production line in June 2007. The size of the building when Kawasaki moved in was “something under 300,000 square feet,” according to Bratt. Now, “after at least 10 additions I can think of, we are just shy of 800,000.” Located near the south Maryville city limits, the plant sits on a campus of just over 113 acres. The main Maryville product line consists of three sizes of engines for power lawnmowers ranging from heavy-duty commercial zero-turnradius riding units to residentialsize mowers and tractors. When production first began locally, the sole product was a 6.5-horsepower engine made specifically for John Deere push mowers. Engine sizes now range from 12- to 32-horsepower. Kawasaki in Maryville has approximately the same number of employees as the company’s production points in Lincoln, Neb., where all-terrain vehicles, jet skis, wheel rims and railroad cars are produced. The international manufacturer also has U.S. plants in Yonkers, N.Y.; Fort Worth, Tex.; and the Atlanta, Ga. area.

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The eight-millionth engine produced at the Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A. plant in Maryville rolled off the local production line at approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday to a plant-wide celebration. Participating in the official recognition of the historic engine were, from left, Tim Melvin, assistant manager production; Matt Kurushima, president, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. U.S.A.; Nate Kobayashi, general manager of Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.; Steve Bratt, vice president/plant manager; Trey Miyoshi, general manager; and Bob Staashelm, manager for research and development.

Marinaro among Scholars 100 MARYVILLE, Mo. — A second Sponsored by the Missouri Asstudent from a Maryville school sociation of Secondary School has been chosen as an honoree by Principals, Missouri Scholars 100 Missouri Scholars 100, a staterecognizes students that have been wide program that honors 100 of nominated by their schools and the state’s top-achieving students selected using a formula based on slated to receive their high school grade-point average and ACT or diplomas at the close of the spring SAT scores. 2014 term. Minimum exam scores to beNorthwest Missouri State Unicome a Missouri Scholar are 29 versity’s Missouri Academy of Scifor the ACT and 1,900 for the SAT. ence, Mathematics and ComputHowever, due the high caliber of ing announced Monday that Rose the young people nominated, sigMarinaro, St. Louis, a second-year nificantly higher scores are generRose Marinaro student at the two-year residential ally needed to qualify. school for gifted teens, will join To be selected, each student Maryville High School senior McKenzie Wallace nominee must also meet criteria associated with during the Missouri Scholars 100 recognition an “academic decathlon” designed to measure See MARINARO Page 3 event April 27 in Columbia.

Mason Walk is state geo semifinalist

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Mason Walk, a seventh-grader at St. Gregory’s School, has qualified for the 2014 Missouri Geographic Bee next month in Moberly.

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MARYVILLE, Mo. — Mason Walk, a seventh-grade student at St. Gregory’s School in Maryville, has qualified for the state semifinals of the 2014 Missouri Geographic Bee, a stepping stone to the national competition, after scoring as one of the top 100 students statewide. Schools hosted local geography bees for fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout Missouri. Each school’s winner then took a qualifying test sanctioned by the National Geographic Society, and semifinalists were selected based upon the results. Mason, 13, will compete

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with the other semifinalists at the 2014 Missouri Geographic Bee, scheduled for Friday, April 4, at Moberly (Mo.) Area Community College. The state winner will receive $100, the “Complete National Geographic on DVD” and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent Missouri in the national competition. The national winner will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society and an all-expensespaid trip to the Galapagos Islands. Mason is the son of Scott Walk and Karen Walk, both of Maryville.

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P.O. Box 188, Maryville, MO, 64468

WILLIAM EDWIN HALE

1934-2014 William Edwin “Bill” Hale, 79, Maryville, Missouri, died March 16, 2014,  at Heartland Regional Medical Center,  St. Joseph, Missouri. He was born August 8, 1934, in Bedford, Iowa to Charles Hale Sr. and Cecil Morris Hale.  A graduate of Bedford High School, he served his country in the U.S. Army for two years and the Air Force Reserve

District Commissioner Robert Stiens. Also present was County Clerk Beth Walker. Business before the governing board included: · Acceptance of the Independence Township financial report for 2013.

ters Shirley (Mike) Merritt, Van Meter, Iowa and Sherri Hankins, Olathe, Kansas; Grandchildren: Alaina Penton, Jason Merritt and Matthew Hankins and great-grandsons Austin and Christian Penton; twin brother, Charles E. Hale Jr., Bedford, Iowa. Visitation is 5:00-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Maryville First Christian Church. Memorial Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014, also at the Church.  Bill has been cremated and burial will be held at Nodaway Memorial Gardens at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, 3rd and Buchanan Streets, Maryville, MO 64468 ( w w w. p r i c e f u n e r a l homemaryville.com)

· Approval of a contract with Complete Outdoor Services for lawn care at the jail and courthouse. · A report by Westfall with regard to signage on county roads No. 483 and No. 1052 in Polk Township.

Thank You A heartfelt thank you to all who sent cards, letters, and best wishes to Velma Messbarger on her 91st birthday. She enjoyed reading every one and reliving memories of Velma’s Bank Restaurant through the many past employees who took the time to reminisce with her.

May God Bless You All.

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Commission Minutes The Nodaway County Commission met in regular session on March 12. The complete board was in attendance, including Presiding Commissioner Robert Schieber, North District Commissioner Robert Westfall and South

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Obituary for four years.   Bill married Elaine Andrews July 27, 1957, in Maryville. He retired in 1996 after working 45 years as a station agent on the CB&Q Railroad, later known as Burlington Northern.   His memberships include Order of Railroad Telegraphers, 50 year member of Taylor Lodge #156 AF & AM, Bedford, Rosanna Chapter #262 OES, serving as Worthy Patron for several years, Diaconate at the First Christian Chruch and the Men’s Forum, all of Maryville. Preceding him in death were his parents, son Andrew Edwin Hale and two half-sisters Luella Straight and Helen Ruth Timberlake. Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine, of the home; two daugh-

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Mya Michele Moffat Blake and Heidi Moffat, Conception, Mo. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mya Michele Moffat, born January 29, 2014 at 11:50 a.m. at Heartland Hospital, St. Joseph, Mo. She weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces and was 19

½” long. She joins a sister, Kaylee. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Terri McBrien, Conception Jct., Mo. and Jeff and Misty Price, Bedford, Iowa. Paternal grandparents are

Larry and Joyce Moffat, Conception. Great-grandparents are Don and Gerry Parker, Conception; Larry Bradshaw, Ravenwood, Mo. and Don and Margaret Merrigan, Maryville, Mo.

Charles Landon Brown Cody and Whitney Brown, Skidmore, Mo. wish to announce the birth of their son, Charles Landon Brown, born February 11, 2014 at 5:02 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds and 11 ounces and was 21 ½” long. He joins a sister,

Rileigh and a brother, Nolan. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Teresa Johnson, New Braunfels, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Kim Cleaveland, Maryville and Joe and Kaye Brown, Skidmore

Great-grandparents are Larry and Helen Johnson, Barnard, Mo.; James and Martha Hayden, Graham, Mo.; Marilyn Linville, Maryville; Marilyn Brown, Skidmore and Dale and Lorraine Burson, Chillicothe, Mo.

Community Events – TUESDAY –

Nodaway County Senior Center Tai Chi 5 to 6 p.m..; Line dancing, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 18 Story Hour, 6:15 p.m., Maryville Public Library, Mar. 18. Maryville Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, March 25. Maryville Garden Club Mtg., 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, “Plant on the Wild Side”April 1. 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, 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 Maryville Public Library Board of Trustees mtg., 2nd Tuesday, noon, conference room Alzheimer’s Support meets, 6 p.m. 3rd Tuesday, Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville.

–WEDNESDAY–

Nodaway County Senior Center, Tai Chi 5 to 6 p.m.; Bingo sponsored by Golden Living, 12:30 p.m., March 19 Dementia, Alzheimers support group, 3rd Wednesday, 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, 1st Wednesday, 9 a.m., Nodaway County Senior Center. Breast Cancer Support Group, noon, 2nd 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

– THURSDAY –

Nodaway County Senior Center Hand & Foot 9 a.m.; Line dancing, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nook Book Club, 4 p.m., Maryville Public Library, Mar. 13. Film & Lit. Club, 3:30 p.m., Maryville Public Library, Mar. 20. Diabetic Support Group second Thursday, South Hills Medical Building, Front Lobby. Nodaway County Assoc. of School Employees meeting, 1st Thursday, MarchJune, Sept.-Dec., 9 a.m., Nodaway County Senior Center. Optimist Club, Maryville meeting, 7 a.m., Holiday Inn Express meeting room 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, First Presbyterian Church, Maryville

– FRIDAY –

Nodaway County Senior Center Pinochle tournament, 12:30 p.m., Mar. 21 Living Free Narcotics Anonymous, Countryside Christian Church, 16th & Country Club Rd. 8 a.m. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th., 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 660-2544369 AA meeting, 8 p.m. weekly, Conception Abbey

– SATURDAY –

Pump the Color 5K Run sponsored by North Nodaway Student Council, 9 a.m., March 29, 778-3315. 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, Lietner Rm., Gregory’s Church (except July & August) Over Eaters Anonymous meets 9 a.m. weekly, St. Francis Hospitality Room, 2016 S. Main St.

– SUNDAY –

Beef and Noodle Lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hopkins Community Building, March 23 Mires Family Reunion, 12:30 p.m., Nodaway Senior Center, March 23 Home & Better Living Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maryville Community Center, Mar. 30 Fish Fry, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pickering Community Building, March 30. “History of Surveying Nodaway County” 2 p.m., Nodaway County Historical Society, Mar. 30. Pulled pork dinner Red Cross fundraiser, Hopkins Community Building, 11 am to 1 pm, April 6 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, Clyde Eagles - Forney & Paxson, 7 to 10 p.m.

–MONDAY –

Widowed Persons Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Applebees, March 31 Life Beyond Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. 2nd Monday, Hospitality Room, St. Francis Hospital Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th, 6 p.m. Over Eaters Anonymous meets 5:30 p.m. weekly, Franciscan Rm., St. Francis Hospital


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LOCAL NEWS Transportation meetings scheduled to be held

The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments will host a series of five public forums in late March and early April with regard to transportation needs in the area and legislative proposals aimed at bringing in more state revenue for roads and bridges. On Monday the Regional Council issued a release stating that MoDOT funding is expected to continue dropping over the next three years, effectively cutting the amount of transportation dollars available in Missouri from a current $685 million to $325 million in 2017. The Nodaway County forum will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Regional Council office, located at 114 W. Third St. in Maryville. Other meetings include: 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Mound City Nutrition Site in Holt County; 5-7 p.m. Tuesday March 25, at the Worth County Fairgrounds in Grant City; 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Albany Community Center in Gentry County; and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Community Hospital (Fairfax) in Atchison.

‘Class Act’ candidate to speak at Student Union

Northwest Missouri State University’s Student Activities Council will host sixth-grade teacher and former congressional candidate Tierney Cahill, who will speak in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom at 7 o’clock this evening. The lecture is free and open to the public. Cahill teaches at Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School in Reno, Nev. While teaching a civics lesson about how elections and the government work, her students did not believe her when she said a “normal” American could run for office. So Cahill ran for U.S. Congress in Nevada’s District 2. Despite a relative lack of campaign funds, she captured the Democratic nomination and went on to receive 34 percent of the vote in a general election bid against Republican Jim Gibbons. Cahill’s story is the subject of the in-production Hollywood movie, “Class Act,” in which Halle Berry is to star as Cahill. In addition, Cahill’s memoir, “Ms. Cahill for Congress,” was published in 2008 by Random House.

CAPITOL NEWS Lawmakers out for spring

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Capitol will be quieter this week as state lawmakers take a weeklong spring break. The House and Senate finished their work Thursday and won’t return to consider legislation until March 24. The one-week break is the traditional halfway point of the Legislature’s annual session, which ends this year on May 16. The Republican-led Legislature has already some measures to Gov. Jay Nixon. They include bills on utilities and legislation barring insurance companies from charging significantly more for oral chemotherapy pills. Nixon has already signed one bill into law this year. It allows people with disabilities or on active military duty who are seeking elective office to appoint a proxy to stand in line during candidate filing.

Bill makes it easier for prisoners to wed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A measure making it easier for inmates to get married is moving through the Missouri Legislature. The legislation would create an inmate exception to a Missouri law that requires people seeking a marriage license to appear in person before the local recorder of deeds. Some recorders have gone into prisons in the past in order to get signatures on marriage licenses. But over the past year, three federal judges have ruled in separate cases that Missouri’s in-person license requirement is unconstitutional for prisoners wanting to get married. A bill that passed the Senate last week and is now pending in the House would allow inmates to apply for marriage licenses using an affidavit.

Proposal adds funds for infant screenings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are putting more money into the budget to try to speed up the results of newborn blood screenings. A budget plan pending in the House would add about $150,000 for the state public health laboratory to conduct newborn screenings on Saturdays and have a courier service on Sundays. The money was inserted into the budget last week by House Budget Committee Chairman Rick Stream, of Kirkwood. It’s supported by House member Sheila Solon, of Blue Springs. Solon cited research showing that Missouri ranks poorly in how quickly the newborn blood samples reach labs for testing. Missouri screens for 79 conditions.

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And the band played on

The South Nodaway R-IV band represented the school at this weekend’s Class 1, 2 and 3 Missouri State High School Activities Association state basketball championships. This is the second time in three years the Longhorn band has been selected to perform at the Final Four.

Seven faculty promoted at Northwest MARYVILLE, Mo. — Northwest Missouri State University has announced that it will promote seven faculty members next fall, three of whom will also receive tenure. The promotion and tenure applications were approved earlier this month by the school’s Board of Regents. Receiving promotion to the faculty rank of full professor will be: Patricia Drews, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences; William Richardson, Department of Fine and Performing Arts; Renee Rohs, Department of Natural Sciences; and Mary Shepherd, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems Receiving promotion to associate

professor will be: Jenny Rytting, Department of English and Modern Languages; Linda Sterling, Department of Behavioral Sciences; and Ryan Wessell, Department of Behavioral Sciences. Rytting, Sterling and Wessell were also awarded tenure, a job status generally defined as conditionally guaranteed permanent employment following a probationary period. All four of the full professorship designees already hold tenure. At Northwest, the rank of full professor requires proven accomplishment as both a teacher and scholar in addition to an earned doctorate or other terminal degree. Full professors must

also have at least five years of teaching experience at the rank of associate professor or above at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. Associate professors must also compile a record embracing both classroom experience and scholarship. Other requirements include an earned a terminal degree and at least six years of teaching at the rank of assistant professor or above at a regionally accredited college or university. At Northwest, for both tenure and promotion, faculty members are evaluated in three categories: teaching and professional development, scholarship, and student support and university service.

‘Goldilocks’ on Rose Theater stage MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Nodaway Community Theater Company, a local young people’s dramatic arts group, will present “Goldilocks and the Three Pigs” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, at the Rose Theater, located at 120 W. Third St. in Maryville. Seating is limited to 90 audience members each night. Tickets are on sale now at Maryville Hy-Vee.

Cost is $6 for adults and $5 for students in kindergarten though 12th grade. Based on two popular fairy tales, the play, written by Larry Damico, features child actors in the fifth through eighth grades. The plot has Goldilocks hiding at the home of the Chop brothers, Pork, Curly, and Fuzzy. Other characters include the three Squeal Sisters, two witches, a wolf, a

weasel, a skateboarder, Little Red Riding Hood and the Storyteller. Local young people cast in the play include Jayme Kemper (Goldilocks), Carter Martin (Pork Chop), Seth Nolte (Fuzzy Chop), Marcello Brownsberger (Curly Chop), Sarah Richardson (Storyteller), Whitney Grossoehme (Rose Hips Squeal), Megan Hoskey (Patti Squeal), Lauren Cullin (La-

verne Squeal), Colby Holtman (Wolf), Gabrielle Argo (Weasel), Kaitlynn Grasty (Witch Wanda), Becky Meyers (Witch Sandy), Lincoln Pope (Chad) and Emily Dew (Little Red Riding Hood/Wood Nymph). Nina Dewhirst directs. “Goldilocks and the Three Pigs is being produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc. of Englewood, Colo.

‘Chocolate’ pills may boost heart health (AP) — It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you’d have to eat a gazillion candy bars to get the amount being tested in this study, which will enroll 18,000 men and women nationwide. “People eat chocolate because they enjoy it,” not because they think it’s good for them, and the idea of the study is to see whether there are health benefits from chocolate’s ingredients minus the sugar and fat, said Dr. JoAnn

Manson, preventive medicine chief at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The study will be the first large test of cocoa flavanols, which in previous smaller studies improved blood pressure, cholesterol, the body’s use of insulin, artery health and other heartrelated factors. A second part of the study will test multivitamins to help prevent cancer. Earlier research suggested this benefit but involved just older, unusually healthy men. Researchers want to see if multivitamins lower cancer risk in a broader population.

The study will be sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Mars Inc., maker of M&M’s and Snickers bars. The candy company has patented a way to extract flavanols from cocoa in high concentration and put them in capsules. Mars and some other companies sell cocoa extract capsules, but with less active ingredient than those that will be tested in the study; candy contains even less. “You’re not going to get these protective flavanols in most of the candy on the market. Cocoa flavanols are often destroyed by the processing,” said Manson.

Marinaro selected to Scholars 100 Continued from Page 1 excellence in various subject areas, including science, mathematics, English and foreign language. Students must also have compiled a consistent record of attendance, participation is extra-curricular activities and good school citizenship. “Rose deserves this

honor because she is hardworking, positive in her interaction with others, very productive in her extracurricular activities and leadership, and she is very smart,” said Missouri Academy Dean Cleo Samudzi. “Students who are selected to this program have taken a rigorous course of study and have maintained the highest academic stan-

dards,” said Jim King, executive director of the principals’ association. “The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals wants to celebrate the achievement of these students and their schools.” A Missouri Academy student has been recognized by Missouri Scholars 100 every year since 2006. Students attend the acad-

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emy, on the Northwest campus, during what would be their junior and senior years of high school. During that time, they are enrolled in a curriculum consisting of college coursework taught by Northwest professors. Upon completion of the program, academy graduates receive both an associate of science degree and a high school diploma.


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Commissioners may have put vote in jeopardy

In what may well have been an innocent oversight, members of the Nodaway County Commission may well have placed the chances for success of a proposed countwide sales tax to provide funding for additional highway maintenance in serious jeopardy. And, to further complicate matters, all three of the elected officials, Presiding Commissioner Robert Scheiber, North District commissioner Bob Westfall and South District Commissioner Bob Steins have readily admitted that they were fully aware of the prohibiting state statute when they designed, produced and distributed the potentially offending pieces. The possible violation was pointed out to the three officers by County Clerk Beth Walker almost as soon as she began to receive questions about the legality of the fliers. Walker provided a copy of her advisory to this newspaper. In it, she said, “I received several phone calls regarding this statute (Section 116.646) and whether or not using county supplies, equipment and employees to make and distribute material regarding the county sales tax fell under this statute.” “I’m afraid it does, and I’m not telling you what to do, but you should consider the ramifications if this goes any further. The state has been contacted by unknown parties,” Walker cautioned. To be clear, county officials are not prohibited from advocating for, or against, a ballot measure, so long as they do so at their own expense and on their own time. The question here is: Did Nodaway County officials meet the letter, and the intent, of that law? Without even considering rendering a judgment at this point, one thing does seem clear. It was not prudent to knowingly jeopardize the outcome of a half-cent sales tax that would generate somewhere near $1 million to be used toward the purchase of additional road rock, especially when that rock is needed to help sustain the county’s extensive rural road network. On the admission of Steins, the production and distribution of at least a portion of the materials was created using county equipment, if not county supplies, and at least one county employee helped in some of the distribution. The problem, again, is not what was done, or not done, much less whether it could be proven in a court of law that the outcome of the election was influenced by the activities. And who knows what goes on in the mind of another, but why blatantly give even the slightest reason to question the promotional methods used on behalf of the county when other, clearly legitimate, options, are available. Why even take the chance of “poisoning the well,” so to speak, when it was totally unnecessary; clearly, at least questionable under the law, and at least in our opinion, exhibited a clearly arrogant attitude that was totally unnecessary in this instance.

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: 816421-1639 U.S. REP. SAM GRAVES: R-Missouri 6th District Washington Office, 1415 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515; Ph.: 202225-7041 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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Another grand ol’ newspaper falls to electronic pressures

I knew I had been feeling a little ill most of the day Monday, but nothing I could put my finger on, exactly. Just that kinda sick to my stomach, dull headachy, feel-bad-allover kind of a day. I couldn’t put any specific diagnosis to it, but I knew something was not right. No. Something was wrong. Then I got an e-mail from my sonin-law in Fort Worth, and a good part of the mystery was solved. Nothing personal, thank goodness. Just another proud ol’ daily newspaper that threw in the towel, at least partially, to the ever-increasing competition, real or imagined, from the new nemesis of digital media. I understand that the operation of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Maryville Daily Forum are very, very different, from sheer size, if nothing else. The Star-Telegram circulation during the week has dropped from 220,000 to 184,000 during the week, and from 334,000 every Sunday to 292,000. The weekday circulation of the Daily Forum, even though it is steadily climbing every day, obviously pales in comparison. The McClatchy newspaper group that owns the Star-Telegram is the same parent company that calls the shots for the Kansas City Star, and I have heard rumors that the same discussions are taking place around the publication of the Star. What the Star-Telegram did was close down its pretty much state-ofthe-art newspaper presses in favor of contracting the printing out to the rival Dallas Morning News. Pretty much what Phil Cobb decided to do when he purchased the Daily Forum from GateHouse Media. Except that GateHouse, in all its wisdom, had already sold off the presses here to points unknown, south of the border. Under those circumstances, the Daily Forum’s printing at the St. Joseph News-Press facilities makes

sense for Maryville. The Fort Worth situation might be a different circumstance. Star-Telegram executives assured their readers in a news story, and in a column by the executive editor, “the new printing arrangement is part of a nationwide trend that has accelerated in recent years as print

Jim Fall

Executive Editor

newspaper circulation and advertising revenue have declined.” Well, play me another sad song, brothers from the big market media. That seems to be the thing to do, or at least claim, nowadays. “The Startlegram,” as Fort Worth folks affectionately, or not so much, refer to their local daily newspaper, proclaims that it will continue to produce the same news package as it has always done. It then slips in a paragraph admitting that with the elimination of 275 jobs with the outsourcing of the print department, total employment has shrunk from 1,300 six years ago to 400 after this last reduction. I understand that the landscape is changing as far as newspapers are concerned, and, as The Forum readily demonstrates, we are not any less of a newspaper because we don’t print ours. The most important thing is that

we still decide what fills its news pages — we take real pride in our content. And, to me, anyway, that is what is important. The content. My knee-jerk response to my sonin-law was that the Fort Worth folks undoubtedly found a market for their iron and took advantage of it. “Content, boys. It’s all about content,” I chirped. But that is where it starts. And I’ll put that premise up against anybody else’s ideas of how to run a successful newspaper. “It may mean that you’re ready to focus resources on new ways of creating and distributing news,” the McClatchy moguls say. And that may be true. The e-mails, the Facebooks, and all the other new ways of staying in touch, and circulating news, have their place in today’s rapidly changing world, but they have yet to prove to me that they are the full replacement package for good ol’ personal, face-to-face contact cultivating and keeping in touch with news sources. Some stories walk in the door, without question. But more often than not, the good ones are the result of some cultivation, some questionasking, and some real follow-up detective work. There is no disputing that at more than a million North Texas adults, as it claims, the Star-Telegram has greater circulation (readership) when combining its print and digital sources than it has ever had with just its newspaper. But of those 900 fewer employees, you can bet a good part of them are news types, and with that sort of a reduction, anyone would question the journalistic quality of the newspaper. I know I do, because I remember what it was like “back in the good ol’ days,” and I will staunchly contend that the standard of its news package has diminished considerably more than the quality of its bottom line. And I think I know for certain, no one can serve two masters.

SOCIAL MEDIA STEW

Bracketology is taking over Compiled by KEVIN BIRDSELL Editor’s note: Social Media Stew is a regular Daily Forum feature appearing on Tuesday and Thursday. Compiled by reporter Kevin Birdsell, the column consists of locally relevant comments harvested from a variety of social media sites.

Tournament brackets take over Let the madness begin #MarchMadness Ben, Facebook

The madness is upon us #MarchMadness Ethan, Twitter I’m about to make some of the hardest decisions of my life. #MarchMadness Evan, Twitter Don’t be a sucker! No one will win the $1 Billion #marchmadness bracket Joe, Facebook Definitely my favorite time of the year #MarchMadness #TheMasters Jordan, Twitter

My work productivity is about to take a hit #marchmadness Abecca, Twitter

Spending this class filling out my bracket and analyzing the matchups #MarchMadness Zac, Twitter

Just made my #MarchMadness bracket picks using a coin flip to determine every game. Excited Robert, Twitter

And so begins the two weeks of the year when everybody else in America pretends to care as much about college basketball as a handful of fan bases do everyday. #marchmadness Heather, Facebook

my bracket is complete. Let the games begin #MarchMadness Mark, Facebook I have no clue how to bracket…#MarchMadness Matthew, Twitter This time of year is the most stressful. Will be up all night studying my bracket to make sure it’s perfect #forgetschool #MarchMadness Brian, Twitter BEST time of the year…Let the #MarchMadness beign!!! Brooke, Facebook

TNT, TBS, CBS and TruTv are my best friends for the next month! #MarchMadness Alex, Twitter I’m going for that billion dollars. #warrenbuffett #billiondollars #ncaa #marchmadness Shaun, Twitter Although the odds of picking the perfect bracket and winning a billion dollars is 1 & 9.2 quintillion, I’m pretty sure I’m gonna beset those odds! Hahahaha! #MarchMadness Kasey, Facebook


Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Agriculture P.O. Box 188, Maryville, MO, 64468

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Agriculture is a core part of Nodaway County, from booming agribusiness in Maryville to diverse farms throughout the county’s many rural communities. Contact Kaity Holtman at (660) 562-2424 to include stories on the Agriculture page.

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Weekly Market Summary Closing on Friday, March 14, 2014

Published by: Mo. Department of Agriculture Ag Business Development Division Market News Program

Visit mda.mo.gov for more market reports. Missouri weekly feeder cattle weighted avg. report Receipts: 36,489 Week ago: 39611 Year ago: 32,130 Feeder Steers 363 lbs. 241.44 452 lbs. 230.23 554 lbs. 213.65 650 lbs. 194.86 748 lbs. 174.21 837 lbs. 165.45 918 lbs. 160.77

‘A farmer’s worst nightmare’

LINDA GEIST, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION

MU Extension specialists Frank Wideman, left, and Willard Downs demonstrate how quickly a person can be entrapped in grain wagons and bins.

Recent weather conditions could pose grain bin risks for growers By LINDA GEIST MU Extension

A wet fall harvest and a cold winter might make conditions especially dangerous for grain producers emptying grain bins to fulfill commodity contracts and prepare for wheat harvest. In 2010 there were a record 26 deaths nationwide due to grain bin accidents, according to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports. And there were many more unreported “near misses,” according to Willard Downs and Frank Wideman, University of Missouri Extension specialists. Last fall’s wet harvest and this winter’s record-setting cold may result in crusted, spoiled and wet grain, increasing the danger. “Crusting” creates a firm but unstable top layer of grain that may feel like a hard surface for walking. However, flowing grain below the crust creates a cavity that can collapse in seconds. “You may think you are

standing on a firm surface, but you’re not, and by the time you realize this, you’re sinking,” said Downs, a professor of agriculture systems management in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. “Flowing grain is a farmer’s worst nightmare,” said Wideman, natural resources engineer with MU Extension. He describes grain bin entrapment as similar to being caught in quicksand. The typical round, flatbottomed grain bin draws grain from the top center and forms a vertical cone or funnel when emptying. The force of flowing grain makes the feet become anchors. “If we keep our wits when drowning in water, we can float or tread in the water,” he said. “Water will buoy you, but moving grain will suck you down.” Grain bins are larger and more dangerous than they were when farms were smaller, according to Wideman. Equipment also is larger and moves more quickly. Because modern equipment

is more automated, farmers may tend to work alone. What if you find yourself trapped in a bin? Cup your hands around your mouth and nose to create an air pocket. This may give you enough air and time for someone to rescue you. If possible, move to the edge of the bin and continue moving in a spiral until the bin is empty. Try to get to the inside ladder of the bin. If you are with someone who has become entrapped, do not attempt a rescue. Call 911, turn off the auger or conveyor belt and turn on fans to increase ventilation. Gather items that emergency personnel can use to keep grain away from the victim. To prevent grain bin entrapment, Wideman and Downs make these recommendations: •Always check the lockout control circuit devices on the auger before entering the bin. •Develop a “zero entry” mentality. Stay out of the bin. If you have to check the grain, don’t go alone. •Let others know that you

are going into the bin. This prevents them from turning on the auger while you are in the bin. •Wear a safety harness and have a trained observer with you. Many fatal grain bin accidents involve more than one death because observers die while making a rescue attempt. •Run ventilation equipment before entering a bin to release toxic fumes. •Train other family members and farm workers to stay out of the bin. This includes visitors. Children think of grain bins and wagons as big sandboxes. Keep ladders away to help children avoid the temptation to enter bins and wagons. Lock bins. For more information, see the MU Extension publication “Safe Storage and Handling of Grain” (G1969), available for free download atextension.missouri.edu/p/ G1969. OSHA also has information on grain handling safety measures on their website, www.osha.gov/SLTC/grainhandling.

Cattlemen to host fundraiser for Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation By KAITY HOLTMAN Agriculture Editor

The Andrew, Clinton, Dekalb and Ray county cattlemen will host their 19th annual Cattlemen’s Roundup on March 29 to raise funds for the Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation. Katie Steen, director of the foundation said, without the Cattlemen’s Roundup, the MCF programs wouldn’t be as successful as they are. “These funds are used to award $1,000 scholarships annually to very deserving students, to fund Farm Safety College, and to support a variety of our youth programs,” Steen said. “We cannot thank Joe and Mary

Kay Lyle enough for the time and effort they put into making this event so successful year after year.” This year’s roundup, themed ‘A Night on the Town,’ will be held Saturday evening, March 29 at the American Legion Hall in St. Joseph. The Legion Hall is located on Highway 6, about a mile east of the Day’s Inn. A social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m. A steak and Rocky Mountain Oyster fry will start at 6 p.m., followed by an auction and live music. The auction will feature a 2014 half-ton, 4x4, V8, crew cab truck from Greg GMC/Buick/Cadillac in St. Joseph.

All area cattlemen and women are invited to attend and participate in the evening’s events. The cost is $50 per couple, or $30 for

an individual. For more information, contact Joe Lyle at home, (816) 324-3485 or on his cell phone, (816) 387-1334.

Feeder Heifers 355 lbs. 215.98 457 lbs. 200.46 549 lbs. 188.13 646 lbs. 171.98 741 lbs. 161.79 836 lbs. 154.09 961 lbs. 138.00

Northwest Missouri Weekly Summary

(Maryville, St. Joe) Receipts: 4225 Week ago: 924 Year ago: 3099 Compared to last week, feeders sold 1.00 to 3.00 higher, heifers under 500 lbs sold 3.00 to 6.00 lower, over 500 lbs steady. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 5.00 higher than two weeks ago. Feeder Steers Feeder Heifers 400-500 lbs. 222.50-256.00 190.00-214.00 500-600 lbs. 211.00-229.00 180.00-198.25 600-700 lbs. 187.50.207.00 165.25-173.00 700-800 lbs. 171.50-192.75 160.00-173.00 800-900 lbs. 165.25-174.25 154.75-160.25 Interior Missouri Direct Hogs Weekly receipts: 2100 Week ago: 1748 Year ago: 2488 Compared to last week, barrows and gilts8.00 to 12.00 higher. Sow cash prices 3.00 to 7.00 higher. Barrows and gilts: Base carcass meat price 104.00105.00, Weekly top Fri 105.00 Sows: 300-500 lbs 67.00-72.00, Over 500 lbs. 74.0077.00 Weekly Commodity Grain Futures Trends Compared to last Friday: Soybeans .22 to .43 higher, Wheat .47 to .52 higher, Corn .13 to .26 higher, Kansas City Wheat .38 to .53 higher, Soyeabean Meal Mar 2.90 lower, others .10 to 1.80 higher. Soybeans March May July August September

1376 1388 1/2 1371 3/4 1333 1/4 1232 1/4

Wheat March May July September December

690 1/4 687 1/4 690 1/4 698 1/4 707 3/4

Corn March May July September December

472 1/4 486 490 1/2 488 1/2 487 1/4

KC Wheat March 744 May 751 1/2 July 746 September 750 1/2 December 760 Soybean Meal March 449.00 May 444.00 July 431.40 August 414.80 September 393.00

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Cows & Bulls, March 11 Cows 61.00-1.32 Bulk of Cows 96.00-1.04

Feeders, March 13 Strs Hfrs 300-400 2.05-2.57 2.25-2.34 400-500 2.04-2.31 1.90-2.02 500-600 2.22-2.18 1.66-1.95 600-700 1.61-1.84 1.61-1.89 Bulls 700-800 1.53-1.79 starting at 10:30 a.m. on1.71-1.55 Weigh Cows 1.10-1.24 800-900 1.02-1.66 and Bulls; 12 noon on Feeder Cattle Bulk of bulls 1.16-1.22

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This will prove to be a productive year if you cement partnerships that are beneficial and withdraw from those that may be impeding your progress. It will take all of your drive and commitment to take advantage of the wealth of opportunity ahead. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You have the chance to correct a past mistake should you be willing to do so. A defensive or critical attitude will only make matters worse. Make amends and move on. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You will gain momentum if you stick to your plans and stay alert to new possibilities. Don’t feel compelled to share your ideas with others. The final product will speak for itself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Do your best to help an older friend or relative in need of assistance. Your calmness, kindness and thoughtful nature will have a lasting effect on those you encounter. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Let your charm lead the way. An opponent may try to catch you off guard. Maintain a pleasant attitude, speak thoughtfully and don’t be coerced into a confrontation. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your domestic or love life will likely face upset. Focus on projects that will boost your confidence. Consider your options before you deal with an emotional dilemma. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Although

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BRIDGE BY PHILLIP ALDER

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Pushed into game, finesse correctly

Each row, column and set of 3-by-3 boxes must contain the numbers 1 through 9 without repetition.

Sam Levenson, a comedian and author, said, “If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.” If your partner bids up, you (or he) had better

you are used to taking action, let someone else set the pace today. He or she may have a different and more effective approach to a mutually nettlesome situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are capable of multitasking up a storm today. Although your current schedule may have you on the run, it will prepare you for the variety of challenges ahead. Show everyone how capable you are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Spend some alone time pursuing activities that make you think. Personal relationships may need an adjustment. It’s a good time to follow up on a creative project or plan a trip. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- A current situation is likely to confuse you. Do some fact-finding before you take action. Don’t feel the urge to gossip or share the information you discover. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -You may enjoy being in the spotlight, but while it may be flattering to have all eyes on you, it could damage a relationship with someone special. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -An unusual request is apparent. You will benefit if you keep your emotions in check. Strive to be professional, honest and tactful in all your business dealings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Don’t give in to someone’s demands. It may be difficult, but you will have to maintain your own course of action, refusing to be swayed by what others do or think.

know how to push -- play -- the cards correctly. In today’s deal, South is catapulted into four spades. What should he do after West leads the club ace and continues with the club king? In answer to North’s takeout double, South might have expediently responded one diamond. North was less likely to get excessively enthusiastic opposite a minor-suit bid than opposite one in a major. However, four spades can be made. (And note that five clubs doubled costs 500, more than the value of the North-South game.) North’s four-club rebid was a splinter, showing four-card spade support, a very strong hand and at most a singleton club. Declarer’s basic plan should be to lose only two hearts and one club. He should aim to take four spades, one heart, four diamonds and the trick-two ruff on the board. So, after trumping the club king low, South should draw trumps,

then play the ace and another heart. Suppose West takes the second heart and leads the club jack. Declarer ruffs and must finesse in diamonds -- but how? Since he might -- and here does -- need to take three diamond finesses, he must first lead his diamond nine -- the lowest card in his hand that can hold the trick, assuming the finesse works. After winning with the diamond nine, South runs the diamond jack, plays a diamond to dummy’s queen, and claims those 10 tricks.


Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sports P.O. Box 188, Maryville, MO, 64468

660-562-2424

STAYING IN THE GAME Pair of Nodaway County men found rugby club to keep playing By JASON LAWRENCE Sports editor

It’s a gentleman’s game with a lot of grey areas, but one of those things that you fall in love with when you try it. At least that’s the thought process behind Matt Finney and Chuck Randles founding the Nodaway County Rugby Club. “It’s not like football, where after the games you hate the other team,” said Randles, the Club’s publicity officer. “We’ll all go to a bar or something and get a drink and be friends afterward.” Finney said it’s all about the “spirit of the game” which is why there are grey areas, but both picked up the game years ago and immediately fell in love. Randles started playing as a sophomore in high school, playing in his offseason from football and continued on, playing for a Des Moines club before coming to Northwest. “I (liked it) more than I liked football and did it in See RUGBY, Page 8

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QUOTABLE “We’re excited about playing in the NIT, a tournament that has great tradition. Obviously, our goal is to play in the NCAA Tournament every year, but we do have an opportunity to compete for a championship. There’s a lot of teams that have unlaced their shoes.” -Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith

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RUGBY TERMS Advantage — Advantage is the period of time after an infringement, in which the non-offending side have the opportunity to gain sufficient territory or tactical opportunity to negate the need to stop the game due to the infringement. Free-kick — Also called short arm penalty. This is a lesser form of the penalty, usually awarded to a team for a technical offence committed by the opposing side such as numbers at the line-out or time wasting at a scrum. Goal line, Tryline — Two solid, straight white lines (one at each end) stretching across the entire width of the pitch passing directly through the goal posts which defines the boundary between the “field of play” and the “in-goal.” Maul — When a ball carrier is held up (without being tackled) by both an opposing player and a player from his own team, a “maul” is then considered formed. Ruck — A ruck is formed when the ball is on the ground and two opposing players meet over the ball. Rucks commonly form soon after tackles, but can form anywhere in the field of play where the ball is on the ground. Scrum — The eight forwards from each team bind together and push against each other.

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Founding fathers

Chuck Randles, left, and Matt Finney decided last fall that they wanted to stay involved in rugby, so they founded the Nodaway County Rugby Club in January. They will start playing games next fall in the Heart of America Rugby Union as a developmental team in Division IV.

The big letdown

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The Pony Express swim team participated in a MAL 8 and under championship meet at Park Hill recently and won both relay events. The relay teams are made up of, from left: Noah Gould, 8, Austin David, 8, Bradley Heredia, 8, and Jaxson Staples, 8. The Pony Express swim team is based out of St. Joseph and David, Heredia and Staples are from Maryville.

Tigers pleased to play in NIT COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For the first time in six years, the Missouri Tigers are left out of the NCAA tournament. As expected, the Tigers failed to earn a spot in the field of 68 when the brackets were announced Sunday. Instead, Missouri (22-11) earned a No. 2 seed in the National Invitational Tournament and will play Southern Conference champion Davidson (20-12) at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. It is Missouri’s first NIT appearance since 2005. “We’re excited about playing in the NIT, a tournament that has great tradition,” Missouri coach Frank Haith told the Columbia Tribune. “Obviously, our goal is to play in the NCAA Tournament every year, but we do have an opportunity to compete for a championship. There’s a lot of teams that have unlaced their shoes.” Missouri was ranked in the Top 25 early this season, but a 9-9 record in the Southeastern Conference doomed the chance for an NCAA berth. Just three SEC teams made the tournament field. Missouri teams haven’t fared well in past NIT appearances — the Tigers are 1-7 all-time, the lone victory over Murray State in the first round of the 1996 tournament. Missouri suffered first-round losses to Alabama-Birmingham in 1998, Michigan in 2004 and DePaul in 2005. Davidson coach Bob McKillop’s program has won in Columbia before, beating the Tigers 84-81 in an upset on Nov. 19, 2004 — Missouri’s first loss in the new

Try — It is the primary method of scoring. A try is worth five points. It is scored when a player places the ball on the ground with downward pressure in the in-goal area.

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Swimming for ribbons

Touch — Touch is the area outside and including the two touch-lines which define the sides of the playing area.

arena. The Tigers also lost to Davidson in 2005 but beat the Wildcats in 2006. Adding insult to injury this season: Nine of the Missouri’s former Big 12 Conference foes made the NCAA tournament — seven teams still in the Big 12 plus Colorado and Nebraska. As he sat down to watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, Haith wasn’t sure how to feel about the Tigers’ chances. “I think we were right there on the bubble with a lot of teams,” he said. “When I saw Tennessee become an 11 and then Kentucky was an 8/9, I just felt like they didn’t have a lot of respect for our league. That’s what I thought.” In fact, North Carolina State (21-13), the last team in the field, finished below Missouri in the RPI (Missouri was No. 49, the Wolfpack No. 55). Both teams were 9-9 in their leagues and Missouri beat North Carolina State on Dec. 28 in Raleigh, N.C. But North Carolina State had the nation’s 33rd toughest schedule. Missouri’s schedule ranked 68th. Missouri also posted victories over thenNo. 18 UCLA and Mid-American Conference champion Western Michigan as part of a 12-1 non-conference record that vaulted the Tigers as high as No. 21 in the national polls. The SEC opener was an overtime loss at home to Georgia, and the Tigers never had a signature win. They needed to make a run in the SEC tournament but lost to No. 1 Florida in the quarterfinals.

Corporate taxes are due this week. We’re has experienced some failures. I asked Mike only a month away from the deadline for a couple of times to speak at my coaching our personal taxes. The men and women class at Northwest. He gave future coaches who prepare these taxes take a big sigh of some good advice. Mike told my students to relief when that day arrives find a coaching philosophy and their workload is lightand believe in it. ened. I am just guessing, but Mike extended this season I don’t think there’s much of as long as he could. When a letdown. the final loss came, I can only As a middle school teachimagine the type of feelings er, when the school year he carried with him. I know came to a close in May, I was I had a letdown just thinking almost giddy to get to sumabout it. He leaves behind a mer break. I’m pretty sure very talented freshman class. most my colleagues felt the Someone will have many same. No letdown with this successes because Mike group of educators. stuck to what he believed. That’s not true with coachA couple of area coaches es. That final game will really had great runs this eventually catch up with year. Chuck Fox was my asyou. As a coach, you do evsistant during my final two Gene Steinmeyer erything possible to delay it seasons at Northwest. Chuck as long as possible. A few then took a job as the girls’ lucky coaches get to end the season with a basketball coach at North Andrew. win. The huge majority of coaches end their They were really good last year, just missseasons with failure. ing a trip to the Final Four in Columbia. His Once in my 39 years of coaching did I team was better this year. It was almost like end the year with a win. It happened in 1983 destiny. A 21-point comeback featured an when my Wilber-Clatonia girls’ basketball overtime win over Orrick. It took another team won a state championship. The day overtime win over Mercer to make the trip of the final game will always be one of the to state. most memorable times of my coaching caAgain, the team came from nine points reer. behind beat Chadwick and the right to play The game was played at noon. It was for the state championship. In that final followed by a big victory dinner at a local game, the glass slipper turned to a work restaurant. All of the players and coaches boot and the magic carpet turned back into a gave speeches. I waited up with a group of pumpkin. However, nothing can take away friends until the newspapers were delivered from a great season at North Andrew. at 4 a.m. Nick Groom, the boys’ coach at Stanberry, I woke up later that morning and I didn’t got his team to the state championship game feel the joy of the previous day. All I felt a year ago. He’s a young coach with an unwas a huge letdown. I was grouchy and de- believable amount of poise in close games. pressed. It really baffled me. My team had Stanberry made it back to state and faced a just accomplished all our goals and I was very talented Scott County Central team. just plain unhappy. Despite not matching up athletically, I didn’t need a psychiatrist to solve my Groom’s players fought until the final secproblems. Anti-depressants wouldn’t do ond, losing by six points. The next day much good either. A week of pouting on the they took home the third place trophy. Nick couch, dragging myself late to school and proved he could show poise in all types of spring-training baseball eventually brought situations. everything back to normal. I think the baseAgain, I’m only guessing, but I’ll bet ball was the best medicine. those two coaches are in the throngs of the I don’t think I am alone with the big let- big letdown. Only coaches can really undown. I’m pretty sure coaches of all sports derstand what I’m talking about. Chuck and have the same symptoms when the season Nick, by now, might have kicked their dog, ends. I especially understand the feelings of sprawled on the couch watching but not lisMaryville boys’ basketball coach Mike Ku- tening to the television and may have been a witzky. Coach Kuwitzky has been a coach- little mean to their wives. Maybe not. ing institution at Maryville for almost 30 Ben McCollum is in the Sweet 16 and reyears. gional finals Tuesday night. He’s not even Mike has had many great coaching mo- thinking about the big letdown. ment; many successes. Like all coaches I hope he avoids it for another couple of who have been around a while, Mike also weeks.


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Rugby club allows local men to get, stay involved in sports Continued from Page 7 my offseason,” he said. “I quit wrestling and started playing rugby and kept with it from sophomore year of high school to now.” Finney’s path to rugby is a little different and came against much tougher competition. While he was serving in the military, he was stationed in Antarctica and learned to play against the New Zealand National Team. “At first I was like ‘I’m American, we play football,’” said Finney, the Club’s president. “I was only doing this because it gives me an extra opportunity. Then it got to be where this is 10 times better than football as far as I’m concerned.” Then when he came back, he played Division II rugby in Kansas City while his wife was working as a nurse. “When we moved back up here to the farm, I wanted to keep playing,” Finney said. Finney and Randles knew each other from playing for Northwest’s rugby club and started kicking around the idea of starting their own club back in September. “The college kids aren’t motivated, and then the past six years they weren’t paying dues, so they were in debt and weren’t going to let us play any games. So we just decided to end it and make our own.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t that simple. The process has been long and a little harder than expected as they had to file for non-profit status, something they said is pretty standard for rugby clubs, form a board of directors, draw up bylaws, find sponsorships, promote themselves, pay dues and find places to practice and play. And that’s all on top of holding down day jobs and leading normal lives. “My wife says I spend more time with rugby and working than I do at home,” Finney said.

They’ve had some success, though, putting up flyers and starting a Facebook page and a Web site (nodawayrugby.org) in addition to being accepted into a conference — the Heart of America Rugby Union. “No matter what, rugby is our main focus and we’re going to do everything to keep it going,” Finney said. “It’s tough because everybody’s got lives, got jobs. It’s a big commitment, especially b e cause it’s nine months o u t of the year.” They also said the interest level is high, but because of the recent weather the club has not been able to practice much. “We have a monthly social where we just get together and drink, watch rugby and B.S. One of our guys in the club owns Backroad Bar and Grill in Burlington, so he’s like our home base,” Finney said. “We’ve had pretty good turnout with guys coming to that. We’ve had a lot of interest.” And they will take anyone over the age of 17, regardless of experience level. “We take all kinds because everybody starts from the beginning sometime,” Finney said. “We’re just looking for somebody to try it out and somebody with some commitment and heart.” One of the biggest sticking points, however, has been finding a place to practice and play.

“That’s been a freaking nightmare,” Finney said. “You wouldn’t believe how much space you need.” As of now, Finney said the matches will probably be played in Elmo at the site of the old high school, but practices are still up in the air as to where they’ll be held. One option is Finney’s farm near Burlington, where he went to school. “There’s a g o o d chance w e might be having our matches in Elmo,” he said. “ W e haven’t been out there to measure it all out yet, but I’m pretty sure we can have our stuff there. For now, it’ll kind of be a to be determined.” And since the club is brand new, it will be playing in the lowest of the four divisions — Division IV — and its conference will be made up of teams from Kansas City, Columbia, Manhattan, Kan., and Topeka, Kan. However, the club can play outside of conference at anytime. “You can go anywhere in the country to play rugby, but generally, you don’t have to go outside of four hours to play,” Finney said. The Nodaway County rugby Club will start playing next fall when a new rugby year begins around the time school starts. Rugby season is broken up into two seasons, fall and spring with breaks during winter and summer. “You have to pay dues to your

league and you pay in the fall through May,” Randles said. “If we would’ve paid now, we would’ve had to pay again in the fall and we didn’t want to do that. We wanted to get the biggest bang for our buck.” Considering they are totally self-funded outside of sponsorships from Weston Brewing Company for drinks at social events and Jock’s Nitch for team shirts, that’s no surprise. “We’re always looking for opportunities and people and businesses to support us,” Finney said. Randles said the spring season that is ongoing will be all about learning the game, which has aspects of soccer, football and even a little bit of basketball mixed in. “The closest sport to rugby as far as the continuance is like soccer,” Randles said. “It just constantly goes. You can only pass backwards. There’s no blocking.” Games are 80 minutes long with two continuous 40-minute halves featuring 15 players on each side, but scoring is similar to football. “Now when you score, it’s kind of like a touchdown where you pass the goalline, but in rugby, you actually have to touch the ball to the ground,” Randles said. “We call them tries. That’s five points. “Football came from rugby, so the term touchdown came from rugby, but it’s for a totally different thing,” Finney added. “A touchdown in rugby is the same as a touchback in football. A try in rugby is the same thing as a touchdown in football. You still go for the seven points, but you get five for the try instead of six and when you kick your extra point its worth two and that makes up your seven. The biggest difference with rugby is it’s not line up and kick the extra point, you do it wherever you touch the ball down in the try zone 15 yards to wherever he wants to make the angle better. “In rugby, you’ll see guys running to the end zone and keep run-

ning and then touch the ball down behind the uprights, so it’s easy for the kicker.” Going out of touch (bounds) is a turnover and there are penalty kicks instead of field goals. “No field goals, but there are penalty kicks,” Finney said. “They’re worth the same, three points, but the only time you see them kicked is when it’s a deadball foul. It’s kind of like a free throw, there’s no opposition. A lot of times in rugby you have multiple options for whatever penalty was committed. You can either kick it through the uprights or you can kick for field position or you can scrum or play the ball. It all has to do what will best work for you.” Running and punting are essentially the only ways to advance the ball, which makes for a constant back and forth game in which players can run upwards of seven or eight miles in a match. Unlike football, there are no pads and you can’t just hit somebody. A tackle has to be made below the chest and there are rules in place to keep the game safer. “A lot of that is in football you have a false sense of security,” Randles said. “You think, ‘I have a helmet on, I can go 300 percent and I’ll be fine.’ That’s when you get concussions. In rugby, you’re like, ‘Well I don’t have a helmet on, I’m not going to hit him as hard as I possibly can.’ So you’re not going to get hurt as much.” And while the rules are complicated and there is a grey area, rugby is hard to escape once you pick it up, Randles said. “You can go to practice all you want, but the best way to learn is to play the game,” he said. “The way I learned all the rules, I played the Xbox rugby game. It’s kind of easy to learn that way because you’re not getting hit in the head. “You come out one practice, you’re gonna love it. That’s what happened to me.”

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Entertainment Tickets on sale for Northwest musical production of ‘Urinetown’

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‘Free Birds’ is cute but isn’t much more than a yearly holiday special Free Birds By Gary Darling Staff Writer

When I heard the title ‘Free Birds,’ the first thing I thought about was the song by Lynyrd Skynyrd. The second thing that popped into my head was the Fabulous Free Birds from wrestling. Little did I know that this was a film about turkeys and, man, I was not interested. Not that I needed to see a film about a Southern rock band or a group of Southern wrestlers either. Seriously, though, who wants to watch a film that is only relevant on the holiday that is known for eating? I mean, I would rather spend my time watching a film promoting Christmas, Halloween, or some other random holiday than one

about Thanksgiving. Because, let’s be honest here, how many of us truly appreciate the Thanksgiving tradition. It is all about Thanksgiving football games and eating until you can’t breath anymore. So a movie about turkeys trying to take turkey off the menu at Thanksgiving was pretty laughable in terms of generating a “must see” attitude from me. I mean, our family tradition involves enchiladas and steers clear of turkey nowadays. Then, I saw it and I must say I laughed through a good share of the film. Now it wasn’t the best animated film I have seen in a year, but it wasn’t the worst either. In terms of story line, it was pretty fresh and funny. Reggie the turkey (Owen Wilson) doesn’t like Thanksgiving. Why?

Well because turkeys have always been on the menu. Then Reggie gets “pardoned” by the President and eases into a routine of doing nothing and enjoying Pizza at Camp David. Three days before Thanksgiving, though, a member of the Turkeys Liberation Front kidnaps Reggie and their goal is to use Reggie to go back in time and find a way to take turkey off the menu, unless they end up on the menu themselves. Overall, this was a fun movie with lots of laughs, especially from the kiddos in the family. For me, I found the animation to be a bit sophomoric and rough. It wasn’t bad, just not top quality. This isn’t a bad animated film and I think those with little kids would enjoy it. Myself, I found it to just be okay. Not horrible, but not a film that is on my “must see again” list.

MARYVILLE, Mo. — The hysterical tale of a town faced with corporate greed and corruption takes the stage next month as Theatre Northwest presents its next production. Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present “Urinetown” at 7:30 p.m. April 10-12 in the Mary Linn Auditorium at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets may be purchased at the Student Services Center, on the first floor of the Administration Building, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. General admission tickets are $11. Tickets for Northwest employees, students and senior citizens are $9. All seating is general admission. The musical – with music and lyrics by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann – adds an unusual twist to the story about greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time where water is valued above everything else. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens are forced to use public restrooms, which are regulated by a malicious company that profits by charging admission for one of humankind’s most basic needs. Eventually, the hero, Bobby Strong, decides he’s had enough and begins a revolution that will change the town forever. “‘Urinetown’ is a musical satire of musical theater,” said Amanda Petefish-Schrag, associate professor of theater at Northwest, who is directing the musical. “It has all of the favorite elements of musical theater but also makes fun of them. So if you love musicals, there is something in this show for you, and if you hate musicals, there’s something in this show for you. It’s also a Tony Award-winning musical about a world where people have to pay to pee.” The musical entertains with rousing tunes such as “What is Urinetown,” “Follow Your Heart,” “I See a River” and “Run, Freedom, Run.” The show became a Broadway hit in 2001 and continued for 965 performances, winning three Tony Awards, including Best Original Score. The musical’s popularity has also led to a national tour and its premier in London this year. The Northwest production will showcase the artistic abilities of about 60 students from the University’s music and theater departments. The cast of the production includes Chris Holtman (junior Spanish major from Maryville) as Bobby Strong; Natalie Burgon (senior music major from Gladstone) as Hope Cladwell; PT Mahoney (sophomore music major from Belton) as Caldwell B. Cladwell; Courtney Hockman (sophomore vocal music education major from Gladstone) as Penelope Pennywise; and Price Carter (junior vocal music education major from Kearney) as Officer Lockstock. “‘Urinetown’ itself has been a great exercise in teamwork and collaboration,” said Dana Masters, a theater major at Northwest, who will play Josephine Strong and a chorus member in the musical. “Being a part of the theater department at Northwest has allowed me to grow so much in so many areas. With my theater education, I have learned how to research, think outside the box, test my boundaries, teach others and tackle any situation with enthusiasm.” Theatre Northwest annually produces more than a dozen shows. Productions include a freshman mainstage show, two other mainstage shows, touring shows, and up to eight second stage and studio shows. Students have opportunities to perform, design and direct theater productions throughout their time at Northwest. The theater program also joins Northwest’s music program to produce a musical every other year.

Planet Comicon 2014 exceeded expectations

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An estimated 20,000 attendees were on hand at one of the biggest Planet Comicons ever. Planet Comicon is a yearly Comic Book Convention in Ksnsas City, MO at Bartle Hall that was expanded, this year, to three days of geeky goodness. By GARY DARLING Staff Writer

It was that time again, Time for those of us who spend most of our time online, at the theater, or submersed in the latest ‘Batman’ issue to venture out into the sunshine. Yep, it was time for Planet Comicon 2014. For those of you who haven’t been, you are missing out on one of the most expansive and comprehensive cons in the Midwest. Not only does this convention encompass the comic

book genre, but it also brings elements of science fiction and fantasy together under one roof. What that results in is a cornucopia of fans that are both rabid in their genre of choice and some of the nicest people on Earth. For me, this was my fifth year mulling the confines of whatever venue houses the Planet Comicon of that certain year. I was there when the Con wasn’t as big as it is now. I remember only three years ago being able to go in, hit the creator gallery, and be in and out in about two hours time and have everything I need. Those days, Planet Comicon was held in the Overland Park Convention Center and it was a much smaller venue. Just last year, it moved to Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City and it seemed like the Convention organizers were not ready for the onslaught of fans that showed up that year. There was this long, almost exhausting long line of those trying to buy tickets that day. Some people waited as long as two hours. Even after Liam and I were done with our experience there, last year, there was still a long line to get tickets. This year, the organizers had it all worked out. From the time I got there, I got my pass, went and stood outside in line to get in, and made it quickly to the event. Yes there was a long line to get in but, hey, it just opened and if I had come an hour later, I would have walked right in. Also, there was no two-hour line to buy tickets. Inside, though, is where things get special. It is in this area that all of my geek dreams come true. I get to meet artists that I have been a long-time fan of like Neal Adams. I totally geeked out when I shook the hand of the man that inspired me to get into art. Planet Comicon is also a place where you get to meet

some of the nicest people on the face of the Earth in a place where no one is grumpy, in a rush, and everyone is kind and considerate. It is actually refreshing to see this many people in such a small space and still be able to act civil to one another. In conclusion, it is nice to continue to see this annual event grow each and every year. As a comic book geek, movie buff, and sci-fi nerd, this will continue to be my Mecca until I can one day make it to the granddaddy of them all, the Comicon in San Diego. Until then, the one in Kansas City is just fine by me and, as it turns out, it is fine by 20,000 of my closest friends.

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Even staff writer, and fellow geek, Kevin Birdsell got in on the action, seen here posing with his favorite comic book writer, Scott Snyder.


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Location: 541 West Second Street Please attend this Public Hearing if you have any questions or concerns regarding this request. A copy of this application for the Rezoning request is on file at the office of City Clerk for inspection. Sheila Smail, City Clerk -------------NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS APPLICATION FOR REZONING REQUEST

minutes 29 seconds East 30.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence departing said line and following the Easterly right-of-way of Icon Road North 01 degrees 32 minutes 05 seconds East 700.00 feet; thence South 01 degrees 32 minutes 05 seconds West 390.00 feet to Quarter Section Line; thence along said line North 88 degrees 47 minutes 39 seconds West 700.00 feet to the point of beginning; said tract containing 6.27 acres, more or less, exclusive of Icon Road right-of-way, and being subject to recorded and unrecorded easements, restrictions and rightsof-way, Nodaway County, Missouri. Applicant: Maryville Assisted Living Property Investment, LLC 817 South Country Club Road Maryville, MO 64468 Location: 817 South Country Club Road Please attend this Public Hearing if you have any questions or concerns regarding this request. A copy of this application

for the Special Use Permit request is on file at the office of City Clerk for inspection. Sheila Smail, City Clerk -------------NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS APPLICATION FOR PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

Walnut Street, 814 & 816 North Walnut Street Please attend this Public Hearing if you have any

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Above: St. Patrick’s Day revelers wave and shout greetings from atop the fence that surrounds the patio area at The Palms bar and grill on North Buchanan Street. Right: A jolly ol’ leprechaun down the parade route. This year’s World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade was 84 feet long — more or less — and was celebrating its 26th, 27th or 28th year, depending on who was doing the remembering.

Story and photos by TONY BROWN

Tara White, left, and Annette Swaney wore their green proudly.

Maryville put its Irish on About 500 people lined both sides of the 400 block of North Buchanan Street Monday afternoon for what was, depending on who you talk to, the 26th, 27th or 28th annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in front of The Palms bar and grill. Former Palms owner Mark Allen attended this year’s event, and said the tradition started after he and some customers were sitting in the bar talking about New York City having the world’s largest St. Pat’s Day celebration. “I just said, ‘We need to do something,’” Allen recalled, and thus a parade was born. For the past 15 years the procession, which travels about 85 feet down Buchanan in front of the bar’s main entrance, has been organized by current Palms owner Paul Thompson. Thompson said Monday the parade no longer had its official “shortest” designation from the “Guinness Book of World Records,” and that pretenders to the throne have cropped up in both Colorado and Arkansas. “But we’re still the oldest shortest,” he said. “It’s just a fun day. It’s free. There’s no entry fee. People just come out and have fun on St. Patrick’s Day.” In past years, Allen said, parade organizers sent half-joking invitations to potential grand marshals that included everyone from President George Bush to the pope. A world figure has yet to take The Palms up on the offer, but several have responded, and Allen said the bar created a “Wall of Rejection” for the thanks-but-no-thanks letters. One luminary did show up — the late politician Wendell Baily, who served as Missouri secretary of state from 1985-1992. This year’s grand marshals were Jim and Amy Goecken, who own the Student Body, a logo and athletic wear clothing business located on Fourth Street a half a block from where the parade took place. The parade queen was Lauren Hansen, a Northwest Missouri State University Student whose mother also served as St. Pat’s parade royalty a couple of decades ago.

Grand Marshals Jim and Amy Goecken of The Student Body.

Onlookers cheer, wave and lift bottles and cans of beer in salute Monday while watching the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. About 500 people lined both sides of North Buchanan Street to watch the procession, which traveled just shy of 90 feet and lasted less than five minutes.

College students throw T-shirts to the crowd Monday during the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.


3-18-14 Maryville Daily Forum