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Volume 104 • Number 63 • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • PO Box 188 • 111 E. Jenkins • Maryville, MO •


Entrepreneur finds allure in fish lures By STEVE HARTMAN Staff writer

Brett Ware is one of the busiest people in Maryville. As an entrepreneur he is in-

volved in developing four local businesses, and he also holds down a full-time position as an engineering manager with Johnson Controls in St. Joseph. Oh, and then there’s his most

Really on to something

important job of being Dad to three children. But Ware’s latest venture, Tightline Lures, may keep him even busier in the coming months.


Maryville entrepreneur Brett Ware, owner of Tightline Lures, works on a computer-generated lure design from his office. Ware’s lures reflect UV light, which only fish can see, and are believed by some to be revolutionizing the industry.

Ware, a Maryville High School graduate, attended Northwest Missouri State University for two years before graduating from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a degree in mechanical engineering. While working in the corporate world, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University. “I love to design and engineer,” Ware said, “but I could see early on in the business world that marketing skills were key, so that was the focus of my master’s education.” Ware’s passion for outdoor activities like hunting and fishing led him to his first entrepreneurial endeavor when he began Ambush Lures in 1996. The Ambush line uses vibration to attract fish. “Ambush went well until the Chinese came in and flooded the market with low-quality product,” Ware said. While Ware was developing Ultimate Hunter (which features a line of remote-control decoys) in 2001, Bubba’s BBQ in 2005 and teaching at Northwest Missouri State University, he continued to think about the fishing lure business. “I knew Berkley had created a huge lure business based on scent,” Ware said, “and several companies, including Ambush, had worked with vibration. So I

began thinking about other ways fish could be attracted, and I decided to study fish vision. When I began my research, I quickly realized there was no prior research to look at. “So I spent three years doing Ph.D.-type research on the vision of fish and what they see, and I learned some very interesting facts.” Ware learned that fish see colors at the lowest end of the color spectrum. These colors are so low on the spectrum that humans cannot see them with the naked eye. “It’s like humans and deer,” Ware said. “Orange is one of the brightest colors we can see, but deer can’t see it. Underwater, we’re the deer vision-wise, because fish can see colors we can’t.” Light outside the vision spectrum for humans is lumped into a category called ultraviolet (UV). Ware said from the surface of the water to a depth of six feet, 80 percent of the light in water is UV light. From the six-foot depth level down to 35 feet, 100 percent of the light is UV light. Below 35 feet, there is no light under water. UV light also travels in a narrower stream than regular light. “All of the fishing lures on the market absorb this UV light,” See ENTREPRENEUR Page 6

Local man dies in head-on crash By TONY BROWN News editor

A Maryville man was killed late Monday in a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred just before midnight on Route U in Nodaway County seven miles south of Maryville. The report stated that Randy L. Cronk, 49, Maryville, was eastbound on the twolane blacktop in a 2002 Ford F-250 pickup truck when he lost control of the wheel, overcorrected, and crossed the center line into the path of a westbound 2004 International conventional semi driven by Kelly E. Wilmes, 54, of Conception Junction. The rig was reportedly hauling an empty anhydrous ammonia tank. The pickup truck came to rest on its wheels on the

south side of the roadway. Wilmes’ truck careened off the north side of the pavement, tipping over onto its passenger side. Cronk, who was not wearing a seat belt, was evacuated by helicopter and pronounced dead at 2 a.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Wilmes, who was properly restrained in the cab, suffered minor injuries and taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Maryville. Cronk’s next of kin has been notified, the patrol report stated. Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene. Patrol Cpl. S.E. Pritzel worked the accident in concert with patrol officers from the Troop A Crash Team. They were assisted by the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office and Maryville fire and rescue personnel.


Fatal collision

This International highway tractor was destroyed late Monday in a two-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of Randy L. Cronk of Maryville. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Cronk’s pickup truck veered into the oncoming westbound lane of Route U, which led to a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler reportedly hauling an empty anhydrous ammonia tank.

Maryville listed in safest-town ranking By TONY BROWN News editor

Movoto, an online real

estate brokerage company based in San Mateo, Calif., has ranked Maryville as one of the ten safest communi-

ties in Missouri among cities with populations of at least 10,000. According to Movoto



spokesman Chad Stiffney, the rankings were based on crime statistics compiled by the FBI for 2012.


Record....................... 2 Opinion..................... 4 Entertainment.......... 5

Maryville was listed eighth for safety behind seven St. Louis suburbs: Town and Country, Ballwin, Ches-

Sports.................... 7, 8 News.................. 3,6,12 Classifieds......... 10, 11

terfield, Webster Groves, O’Fallon, Creve Coeur and Manchester. See SAFEST Page 3


Today High: 48° Low: 41°


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1940-2014 Helen Darlene Hagg, 73, Maryville, Missouri, died Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Renaisance Hospital,  Edinburg, Texas. Darlene was born  October 14, 1940, in Oxford, Missouri to Joseph  and


Marvin T. Frear, 68 of Loveland, Colorado took his heavenly journey on March 27, 2014, after a brief illness with cancer. A


1919-2014 Gertrude Mildred Reynolds, 94, Maryville, Missouri, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Monterey Park Nursing Center,  Independence, Missouri. Gertrude  was born  July 13, 1919, in Maryville,

children Sydney, Brendon and Ka’Lie, brothers Larry Vance, Maryville, and Gerald Herndon, Holt, Missouri; sisters Marsha Wilmes, Maryville, Linda Jenkins, Ravenwood, and Sandra Payne, Maryville. A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. prior to the Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Price Funeral Home Chapel, Maryville, with inurnment following at Prairie Home Cemetery, Graham, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Missouri in Darlene’s name. Arrangements: Price Funeral Home (

celebration of life will be held at Derby Hill Baptist Church, Loveland, Colo. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. He is preceded in death by parents Glen and Idabell (Peggy) Frear of Ravenwood, Mo. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Frear, of Loveland; three children, daughter, Traci Michele Morris of Loveland, Colo., two sons, David Matthew of Parker, Colo., and Daniel Christian of Casper, Wyo; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Marvin worked for over 35 years in the Oil & Gas

Industry. He retired from Frear Consulting, Inc. (FCI), Casper Wyoming as the Business Development Manager. His last venture was as the CEO of Rock Solid Resource Solutions. He was an active member of Derby Hill Baptist Church and Gideons International. Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, in care of Hal Clem, 1540 N. Garfield Ave. Loveland, CO. 80538.

Missouri to Charles and Myrtle  (Seals) Middleton.   She attended Maryville High School and was she was an L P N at St. Francis Hospital where she retired. She married Theodore  Reynolds on October 26, 1936, in Maryville.He preceded her in death December 6, 1988. Gertrude  was a member of the Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville. She was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Reynolds and two brothers: John and Earl Middleton. Survivors include her children:  Merilyn (Clinton) Durham, Ravenwood, Missouri, Theodore (Sharon) Reynolds, Jr., St. Jo-

seph, Missouri, Bill (Elizabeth) Reynolds, Grain Valley, Missouri and John (Lois) Reynolds, Kansas City, Missouri, sister Betty Lynch, Great Bend, Kansas, 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and many great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside Memorial Services for both Getrude and her daughter Barbara Reynolds, who passed away Febuary 1, 2014, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, Memorials may be made to Laura Street  Baptist Church 120 South Laura Street, Maryville, Mo and St. Francis Hospital Foundation, 2016 South Main Street Maryville, MO 64468. (

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Doris (Wilson) Vance. A Northeast Nodaway graduate, Darlene was a retail clerk and at late a bookkeeper for Countryside Custodial, Maryville. She married Gary Lee Hagg on May 1, 1960, in Parnell, Missouri.   Darlene was a member of the Bethany Rural Christian Church and attended the Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville.   Preceding in death were her parents and daughter Terri Ranae Kretzschmer (January 31, 2010). Survivors include her husband Gary Hagg of their home in Maryville, son David Hagg, Maryville, grandchildren Tabitha and Veronica, great-grand-

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Mr. Randy Lee Cronk, 49, of Maryville, Mo., and formerly of Spokane, Wash., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 1, 2014,

at the Heartland Hospital in St. Joseph, Mo. Memorial services are pending at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville,

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Community Events –WEDNESDAY– Friends of the Library Book Sale, Maryville Public Library, April 23 Nodaway County Senior Center, Tai Chi 5 to 6 p.m; Nodaway Nursing Home Bingo, 12:30 p.m., Apr. 2. 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


Nodaway County Senior Center Hand & Foot 9 a.m.; Senior Prom, 5-6:30 p.m., Apr. 3 Toddler Time Story Hour, 5:30 p.m., Maryville Public Library, April 3 Nook Book Club for youth, 4 p.m., Maryville Public Library, April 10 Film & Lit Club for youth, 4 p.m., Maryville Public Library, April 17 Friends of the Library Book Sale, Maryville Public Library, April 17Diabetic 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


Nodaway County Senior Center Pinochle tourna-

ment, 12:30 p.m., Apr. 4 Camp Quality Benefit Fish Fry, 5 to 7 p.m., St. Gregory’s Parish Hall, April 11 Friends of the Library Book Sale, Maryville Public Library, April 18 American Legion Spaghetti Supper, 2nd Friday monthly, 5 to 7 p.m., Burlington Jct. Methodist Church. 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


Parnell Fire District Hog Roast, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Parnell Legion Hall, April 5. Lion’s Fish & Chicken Fry, 4 to 7 p.m., Graham Community Center, April 5. Youth Art Contest entrie due, 3 p.m., Maryville Public Library, April 5 Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Little Red Schoolhouse, Clearmont, April 5 “Soils of Nodaway County” 1 p.m., Nodaway County Historical Society, April 12. MS Walk, 8 a.m., Admin Bldg., NW Mo State Campus, April 12 Friends of the Library Book Sale, Maryville Public Library, April 19 Eagles Dance, 8 to 11:30 p.m., Dixie Cadillacs, April 19. 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.


Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Legion Post 464, Conception Jct., April 6 Pancake Breakfast, 8 to noon, Parnell Legion Hall, April 6 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.


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 SAFE: Stop Abuse for Everyone (men’s support), meets upon request noon1:30 p.m. & 5:15-6:45 p.m. weekly, 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.

– TUESDAY – Nodaway County Senior Center Tai Chi 5 to 6 p.m. Maryville Garden Club Mtg.,10 a.m., Greenhouse Tours, May 6. Easter Surprises Story Hour, 6:15 p.m., Maryville Public Library, April 15 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, Heather Jackson.

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LOCAL NEWS Fire district to hold hog roast The Parnell Fire Protection District will host its annual hog roast fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion building. Menu will include roast pig, baked potato, salads, baked beans, dessert and beverages. The attending are asked to make free will donations in care of the district.

CAPITOL NEWS Proposal aimed at mug shot sites JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has passed legislation attempting to crack down on commercial websites that post police mug shots of people who have been arrested, and then demand money to have the photos removed. The House sent the bill to the Senate with a 149-0 vote on Monday. It would require the website operators to delete the photos for free within 30 days of a request. People that don’t could be charged with a misdemeanor. Sponsoring Republican Rep. Caleb Jones, of Columbia, says many people whose booking photos are posted are not charged with crimes, but must pay to have the images deleted on some websites. The bill would not apply to the news media and organizations producing something for entertainment, public information or education.

Lose a lawmaker, gain a tax credit JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A legislative proposal could cause some Missouri residents to think twice: Would they rather have a representative at the state Capitol or a tax refund? A bill scheduled to be heard Tuesday by a House committee would entitle people to income tax credits if they live in legislative districts that have been vacant for more than 180 days. Some lawmakers are frustrated with how long Gov. Jay Nixon has taken to call elections for vacant seats. One southern Missouri House seat will have been empty for more than a year by the time a special election is held in August. Current law requires governors to call elections “without delay” for legislative vacancies but sets no specific deadline. The proposed tax credits could range from dozens to hundreds of dollars.

Bill excuses nursing moms from juries

One of the safest communities in Missouri


Homes line West Jefferson Street in Maryville, which was recently listed by the online real estate brokerage firm Motovo as one of the ten safest communities in Missouri with populations over 10,000.

Maryville named to safest list Continued from Page 1 Following Maryville in the ranking are the Kansas City suburb of Raymore and the Christian County community of Nixa, a town of about 20,000 people located near Springfield in south central Missouri. Movoto officials said the listed towns were picked from among 75 cities in Missouri with populations of 10,000 or more using three main criteria: incidents of violent crime, such as rape, murder and assault; incidents of property crime,

including theft, burglary and motor vehicle thefts; and the statistical chance of an individual being victimized by any of these offenses. Since some crimes are obviously more serious than others, the data was weighted so that violent crime accounted for 50 percent of each city’s final score. Property crime accounted for 30 percent, and the chance of being a crime victim accounted for 20 percent. In an online summary of the its “10 Safest Places,” Maryville was described as

being “perhaps best known as a hub of higher education, as it is home to Northwest University Northwest Technical School, and the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Computing.” The remainder of Maryville’s summary reads: “After looking at the data, it’s clear that this place is much more than a college town; it’s a safe haven for people of all ages. “With a population of 12,039, Maryville saw a total of just 228 crimes in 2012, twelve of which were

violent, and 216 of which were property crimes. That means that residents had a one in 53 chance of being the victim of a crime. “Of the property crimes mentioned, a majority (183) were thefts, 27 were burglaries and just six were motor vehicle thefts. Of the violent crimes reported, one was a murder, two were robberies and nine were cases of aggravated assault.” To view Movoto’s the “10 Safest Places” website, go to safest-places-in-missouri.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An ailing Missouri lawmaker’s bill that would prevent nursing mothers from being penalized for breast-feeding in public or being required to serve on juries gained final legislative approval Monday. Legislative leaders moved quickly to pass the measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Rory Ellinger, of University City, who has liver cancer and has been unable to attend recent legislative sessions. The legislation now heads to Gov. Jay Nixon. Under the bill, nursing mothers could be excused from jury duty with a written note from a doctor. The legislation also states breast-feeding in public or private would not count as sexual conduct and bars cities from enacting ordinances to restrict breast-feeding in places where mothers and children otherwise are allowed.

House votes to ease drivers’ license renewals JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri drivers would not need to show birth certificates or other source documents when renewing their licenses under legislation passed by the state House. The bill was approved with a 135-10 vote on Monday and now heads to the Senate. Under the measure, only a reasonable belief of fraud could cause drivers to be required upon renewal to show license clerks documents that prove lawful residence and citizenship. Supporters say the bill makes renewals easier, and that drivers already had to show source documents to get their license the first time. Some opponents argued the measure could make it easier to commit fraud.

STATE/NATIONAL Avila University begins new construction projects KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Construction has started at Avila University in Kansas City on library renovations and a new health & science complex. The university held a ceremony Monday to begin renovation of the library into a Learning Commons. A second phase will create a Science & Health Complex in renovated space in O’Rielly Hall. The school also plans a 130-space parking lot. The projects are expected to be completed by August. Avila officials say the school has met a challenge grant and will receive $1 million from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. That means the college successfully raised the $7 million needed for the two projects. The parking lot is funded by a bond issue.

Missouri not immune to Heartland virus


The Lone Star Tick, pictured here, has been linked to the Heartland virus, a serious illness with no known cure. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that six new cases of the disease were reported in 2012 and 2013, five of them in Missouri.

CDC releases Heartland virus info

By STEVE HARTMAN Staff writer

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released information Friday concerning the newly discovered Heartland virus disease. Six new cases were reported in 2012 and 2013, with five of those cases occurring in Missouri along with one case in Tennessee. The virus, discovered by Dr. Scott Folk of Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph in 2009, is a tickborne phlebovirus that has

been linked to the Lone Star Tick, which transmits the virus to people while feeding on their blood. “So far, we have had no confirmed cases of Heartland virus at St. Francis,” said Rita Miller, a spokesperson for St. Francis Hospital & Health Services in Maryville. “We’ve had some cases with similar symptoms, but none were confirmed as Heartland virus.” Symptoms of the virus include fever, fatigue, diarrhea, loss of appetite, head-

aches, nausea and muscle pain. All of the most recent cases involved white males over the age of 50. Currently there is no treatment other than supportive care, providing patients with additional fluids and monitoring liver function. The new cases underscore the need to prevent tick bites, especially as the weather gets warmer. Wearing shoes and socks outside, checking the body for ticks on a regular basis, and quickly removing any ticks found on the body

with tweezers are all recommended precautions. Health-care professionals also recommend performing a “tick drag” to find out if you have ticks in your yard. Attach a square yard of white flannel to a threefoot stick and tie a rope to each end of the stick. Drag the cloth over the lawn and leaves and examine it for ticks. The process may need to be repeated several times. Homeowners can reduce the number of ticks in their yards by clearing leaf litter, low brush and tall grasses.

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Building parent skills is critical

In my role as a child advocate and former foster parent, I meet victims and learn of experiences that highlight the tragic and horribly profound impact resulting from child abuse and neglect through issues of mental health, crime, violence and addiction. So often, these incidences occur as a result of underdeveloped parenting skills. A lack of knowledge and exposure to healthy parenting is the root behind many problems that affect children today. In order to take steps toward a solution, it is vital that our youth be educated on the challenges and responsibilities associated with parenting. As we enter April and National Child Abuse and Prevention Month, it is a timely opportunity to look at the substantive ways we can alter these patterns. Schools have the opportunity to intervene and offer hope through the elective courses offered by the Family Consumer Science Program (FACS). Traditionally, these courses have centered primarily on home economics and domestic skills such as sewing and cooking. A difference can be made through the redirection of FACS courses that focus on parenting skills, childdevelopment and family living. Many schools offer these particular courses, but FACS teachers report that only 10 percent of students, primarily female, are reached. It is vital that school administrators guide students toward participating in such courses. Recently, I sent a letter to the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals urging them to direct attention to the importance of expanding the reach of FACS courses, and incorporating an increased focus on parenting education among students. Surveys report that 80-

to-87 percent of all Americans will become biological parents. The FACS courses have the opportunity to enhance and increase skills that the majority of our students will utilize everyday for two decades of their life. All students would have an opportunity to begin discussing the qualities needed in their partner parent. The ultimate goal in equipping youth with parenting and coping skills is to reduce the incidences of child abuse and neglect. Too often, a chain reaction is created, and unfortunately, children raised in an unhealthy family environment often grow to mimic the behavior of their parents. Early parenting education can prevent this from happening. Government agencies have programs set in place in order to respond to unhealthy family environments. Unfortunately, these programs are set from a reactive position, meaning they are unable to interfere until a problem has arisen. It is imperative for the education system to get ahead of the issues before they arise, beginning with our youth. Rather than simply targeting adults, all students need to be reached during their formative years within the school system. In doing so, educators have an opportunity to change the course of that child’s life and the lives of their children, making a positive impact on future communities. I encourage you to also reach out to the MASSP regarding the educational efforts that need to occur in order to work toward creating and insuring a brighter future for children. Rene Howitt, Founder COPE24 Changing Our Parenting Experience

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. STATE REP. MIKE THOMSON: R-Maryville, Room 406A, State Capitol Building, Jefferson city, Mo. 65101; Ph.: 573-751-9465; 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.


Budget approved in House is generous with education

After returning from our annual spring break, we immediately began work on the most important task of the state Legislature – the crafting of a balanced budget. After several hours of debate and many amendments considered, we finally reached the finish line in the House on a budget that we believe represents a fiscally responsible spending plan that makes wise use of taxpayer dollars. There were some things that I would like to have changed, as could probably be said for most individual members; however, most would agree that the overall plan to finance state services for 2015 is good. The $26.6 billion spending plan approved by the House is significantly smaller than the one recommended by the governor. In fact, it is more than a billion dollars less than what the governor wanted; in large part because the House did not include expansion of the state’s Medicaid program which was included in the governor’s proposal. The discussion on Medicaid expansion has gone on for the better part of two years now and both the House and Senate have remained insistent that expanding Medicaid isn’t the right answer, unless it comes with substantive reforms that will eliminate the existing waste and fraud from the system.

The House version of the 2015 budget does make a significant investment in education. The School Foundation Formula, which funds K-12 public schools, was increased by $122 million with a contingency plan to receive even more if economic growth goes above the pre-

Mike Thomson dicted revenue estimates. The budget also provides for an additional $25 million for school transportation, a $1 million boost for Parents as Teachers, $1 million for Teach for America, a $1 million increase for our professional development centers, $8.2 million for Missouri Preschool Programs

in unaccredited and provisionally accredited districts, and a $29 million increase in the First Steps Program. Although I was somewhat disappointed in disbursement of money to our higher education institutions, they too will see significant increases. Public universities and community colleges will see a three percent funding boost. In addition, the plan adds millions of dollars to scholarship programs such as Access Missouri, A+ and Bright Flight. These significant increases in our scholarships will make it easier and more affordable for many Missouri families to send their children to college. The House budget emphasizes many priorities that are important to the people of our state and I am sure that it leaves some disappointed in some areas. The budget bills now move over to the Senate where our counterparts there will renew the discussions and debate and will likely make changes to the plan. We have until Friday, May 9 to reach an agreement with the Senate and send the budget to the governor for approval. If you have questions, you may reach me at my Capitol number 573751-9465, at the local district number, 660-582-4014, by email at mike. or by mail at Room 401B State Capitol Building, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101


Protecting our border is critical Lately, there has been a strong push to reform our nation’s immigration system. Many of the proposals amount to nothing more than amnesty. Rather than award those who broke the law, I believe we need to start enforcing the laws already on the books. There are approximately 12 million – with some estimates reaching as high as 30 million – illegal immigrants in our country. Our first line of defense is controlling our porous borders. Protecting our borders is important for combating illegal immigration, as well as defending against organized crime, terrorism, drug trafficking, and other forms of criminal activity. It has always been my position to secure our borders by constructing a physical fence and increasing the number of border patrol agents while aggressively pursuing those who continue to defy our laws.

Once an illegal immigrant enters our country, it can be difficult to prevent them from obtaining employment, access to healthcare and edu-

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cation, and other services that should only be provided to citizens and legal immigrants. All of this comes at a great expense to taxpayers and those looking for employment legally. Now, more than ever, our financial resources are limited. I support efforts to seriously reign in federal spending and get our debt and deficit under control. However, combating illegal immigration by securing our borders, locating individuals that are here illegally, and removing them from our country must remain a priority. Equally as important, Congress should not, under any circumstance, grant amnesty to those who are here illegally or provide them with any clear path to citizenship. Rather than support proposals that compromise the Rule of Law our nation was built on, I will continue to be a strong voice protecting and defending the Constitution.

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Entertainment Biblical movie ‘Noah’ rises to top of the box office with $44M debut By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer


Ashton Kutcher in ‘Jobs’ (2013)

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‘Jobs’ is a good intro to Steve Jobs, but doesn’t go far enough Jobs By Gary Darling Staff Writer

I don’t know if you know this yet, but I am an Apple products fanboy. Because of this, I am a huge fan of the late, great head of Apple, Steve Jobs. Now, when I first heard that there was going to be a movie chronicling his life, I was enthused. It would be nice to see more about the man. Then I heard that Ashton Kutcher was cast as the lead I became less enthused. Was it because when I see Ashton all I can think of is his dim-witted character on ‘That 70s Show’ or because I just don’t think he can act? Whatever the case, he was the man set to become the man. Now it took me a long time to set aside my Kelso prejudice and see

this movie. It has actually been out on DVD for quite a long time. Finally, though, I was left with no other choice and decided to finally give ‘Jobs’ a chance. Now I wouldn’t say I was disappointed. I wasn’t actually. I would just say that I didn’t learn anything about the man that I didn’t know before. Was he a jerk? Yep, I had heard that. Did Apple take away the company he founded? Affirmative. What I wanted to know more about him wasn’t discussed. It was all about his time at Apple, including his rise and fall and eventual rise again. The moments I really wanted to see were moments away from the computer-giant headquarters when he was at home. I wanted to know more about Steve Jobs, the man, not the president of Apple.

How about when he bought a fledgling animation studio away from Lucas Arts and turned it into one of the most successful animation studios in the history of animation in Pixar? Nope, none of that was there and for that I was disappointed. Back to Mr. Kutcher. Now I have seen a lot of keynote speeches and interviews with Steve Jobs and Ashton really picked up on the mannerisms of Jobs. He even nailed the walk. There were times when I completely lost Ashton and saw only the man, Steve Jobs, on screen. To his credit, Kutcher should be applauded. He was the best of this movie. Overall, this was a good start when it comes to a movie about Steve Jobs. It just didn’t go into great detail about his life outside of the business world and for that, it missed its mark.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After weathering a sea of controversy, “Noah” arrived in first place at the weekend box office. Paramount’s biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with $44 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The imaginative take on the tale of Noah’s Ark from “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky led some religious groups to claim the story had been inaccurately depicted and prompted Paramount to add a disclaimer to marketing materials noting that “artistic license has been taken” in telling the story. The polarizing attention apparently paid off for “Noah,” which features such additions to the well-known Bible story as angelic rock creatures and chic wardrobes for Noah and his family. “Noah,” which also stars Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson, also sailed smoothly in 22 international markets, such as Russia and Australia, earning $33.6 million abroad. “It certainly feels like the film has really connected with both mainstream moviegoers who are looking for a really sophisticated film and those folks who really want to see a movie that honors their faith,” said Rob Moore, Paramount vice chairman. “It’s been a very interesting journey to get to this point, but it’s definitely a spectacular launch.” “Noah” is the latest faith-centric film to win over audiences this year. Others include the independently released “God’s Not Dead,” which earned $9 million in its second outing this weekend, and “Son of God,” whose domestic total now stands at $57.9 million since opening last month. “I think these biblical-themed movies are like the next frontier in Hollywood,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. “Hollywood hadn’t cracked the code on a biblical movie that would have mainstream appeal. Now, I think they’ve figured it out. We may see a flood — pun intended — coming down the pipeline. We already have ‘Heaven is for Real’ and ‘Exodus’ slated for later this year.” Elsewhere at the box office, Lionsgate’s teen sciencefiction thriller “Divergent” starring Shailene Woodley came in second place and earned $26.5 million in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total to $95.3 million. “Muppets Most Wanted,” the globe-trotting Muppet sequel from Disney featuring Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais, captured third place with $11.4 million in its second weekend. The latest Muppet caper’s total domestic haul is now at $33.2 million. The weekend’s other major new release, “Sabotage,” flopped in the seventh spot with $5.3 million. The Open Road action flick starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is the latest failure for the former California governor, whose “The Last Stand” and “Escape Plan” were box-office duds last year. Disney’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which opens in the U.S. on Friday, dominated 32 international markets by capturing $75.2 million. The sequel stars Chris Evans as the patriotic Marvel super-soldier.

Mary Tyler Moore featured in ‘Van Dyke Show’ set NEW YORK (AP) — Like any “Dick Van Dyke Show” fan, he’s happy to catch an occasional rerun of the show while flipping channels. “If there’s nothing new to watch, I’ll let the episode play out,” says Carl Reiner. “I’m always pleased to see how well those episodes have aged.” Reiner, of course, holds special status as a “DVD” confederate. He created this timeless half-century-old comedy, which premiered on CBS in October 1961, fueled by his real-life experiences as a TV comedy writer-performer and devoted family man in New Rochelle, N.Y. Among all Reiner’s projects as an actor, stand-up comedian, writer, director and producer, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” stands out for its creator: in many ways it tells his story. A talented string bean named Van Dyke became Reiner’s alter ego on the show, which ran for five seasons. And, as no one needs reminding, the unknown actress who won instant stardom

as Van Dyke’s TV wife was Mary Tyler Moore. Now, Moore is being spotlighted in a new collection of “DVD” DVDs. “The Dick Van Dyke Show: Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes” ($24.98, Image Entertainment) gathers 20 episodes that dwell on the home life of Rob and Laura Petrie, putting the comic radiance of Moore on full display. Episodes include “The Two Faces of Rob,” where Rob fears Laura is cheating on him with a man Rob impersonated as a prank. On “My Husband Is a CheckGrabber,” Laura is irked that Rob always springs for his friends’ dinner which, she fears, could mean they won’t be able to afford to send their little boy to college. On “Never Bathe on Saturday,” Laura is off-camera for much of the episode after she gets her toe stuck in the faucet of the tub while taking a bath. These complications, which take place in a posh Manhattan hotel suite, throw a wrench into what was meant to be a romantic get-

away for her and Rob. “You hear her voice, but she’s hardly ever on-screen,” says Reiner, now 92, during a recent phone conversation. “Mary was a little upset about it. She wanted more time on camera. “But I told her, ‘Mary, I’ve just given America the chance to fantasize what you look like naked,’” chuckles Reiner, who wrote the episode. “When it came out, and she realized how very funny it is, she apologized by having a faucet mounted on a little plaque and sending it to my house.” Also included in the set is “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” where Laura blurts out to an interviewer that Rob’s boss, conceited TV star Alan Brady, wears a toupee. “One of the best episodes we ever did,” says Reiner, and no “DVD” fan would disagree. Part of the reason: Reiner makes one of his handful of appearances in the series as Brady, who is appalled that Laura made his baldness public. Brady’s scene with Laura, terrified as she struggles to make

amends, is a comedy masterpiece. Fortunately, Reiner wasn’t nearly so vain. The script, he says, was penned by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff, an up-andcoming writing team that wanted to break into this hit sitcom. “They knew me,” says Reiner, “and they knew I wasn’t at all self-conscious about being bald: I only wear a toupee to feel dressed-up, or if there are more than 5,000 people present. But they knew Alan Brady didn’t feel the same way.” This hilarious episode resulted. “It was one of Mary’s funniest performances,” says Reiner, who still marvels at the comic genius he discovered and nurtured. Moore had arrived at “The Dick Van Dyke Show” at age 24, a dancer with few acting credits and scant evidence of a gift for being funny. “She was a very quick study,” Reiner sums up admiringly. “It didn’t take her very long.”

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Lager to speak at Northwest commencement MARYVILLE, Mo. — GOP nomination for lieuTwelfth District Missouri tenant governor to incumSen. Brad Lager will ad- bent Peter Kinder. dress Northwest Missouri Lager is ineligible to run State University graduates for re-election to the Senduring spring commence- ate under Missouri’s term ment ceremonies Saturday, limits law. May 3, in Bearcat Arena. Currently, Lager serves “As an as chair of alumnus the Senand state ate Comsenator, mittee for Brad has Commerce, been a supConsumer porter of Protection, Northwest Energy and and inthe Envideed the ronment. spectrum He also of public serves as education,” vice-chair said Northof the SenMissouri Sen. west Presiate GovBrad Lager dent John ernmental Jasinski. Account“He is a dedicated servant ability Committee, Select to the needs of Missouri’s Committee on Redistrictcitizenry, and we are ing and the Senate Interim pleased to have him ad- Committee on Natural Didressing our graduates and saster Recovery. their families this spring.” Born in Maryville, LaNorthwest will honor ger graduated from Northdegree recipients of the east Nodaway High School graduate school and the and is a lifelong resident Melvin D. and Valorie G. of northwest Missouri. He Booth College of Business currently lives near Savanand Professional Studies nah with his wife and two during a ceremony at 10 children. a.m. Degree recipients of More than 660 students, the College of Arts and including 520 undergraduSciences and the College ates, are expected to gradof Education and Human uate during Northwest’s Services will be honored spring commencement during a 2 p.m. ceremony. ceremonies. Lager, who graduated About 140 more candifrom Northwest in 1997 dates are expected to rewith a bachelor’s degree ceive master’s degrees, edin computer management ucation specialist degrees systems, began his career or certifications through in public service in 2001 the university’s graduate when he won a seat on the school. five-member Maryville The ceremonies will be City Council. He was streamed live at www.nwelected to the Missouri House of Representatives Degree candidates can in 2002 and represented pick up caps and gowns the 4th District (now the at the Student Services 1st District) until 2006, Center on the first floor of when he moved on to the the Administration BuildSenate. ing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 In 2008 Lager, a Repub- p.m. Monday, April 28, lican, mounted an unsuc- through Friday, May 2, or cessful campaign for state one hour prior to each certreasurer, losing in the No- emony on May 3. vember general election to Complete details about Democratic nominee Clint spring commencement at Zweifel. Northwest are posted on Lager tried again for the Senior Spot Web site, statewide office in 2011, when he narrowly lost the commencement.

Student musicians qualify for state Continued from Page 12 ble vocal quartet. Colin Arnold, Tilena Conover, Callie Files, Kelly Filips, Chase Graves, Hanah Kizer, Jessi Madden and Amber Perkins received a II for their miscellaneous vocal ensemble. From Northeast Nodaway High School: Andrew Freemyer on baritone horn and Vanessa Riley on trumpet both earned III ratings for solo performances. From Stanberry High School: Stacy Fisher received a I rating on her clarinet solo. Sarah Jennings, Paige Kelley, Lucas Raymond and Cheryl Poe received I ratings for vocal solos. Stacy Fisher and Tristin Stoll received II’s on their vocal solos. Stacy Fisher, Sarah Jennings, Paige Kelley, Emily Smithson, Lucas Raymond and Tristin Stoll received a I rating for their vo-

cal sextet. Paige Kelley, Kathy Donaldson, Emily Smithson, Bryttani Sparks, Brooke Summa, Tristan Stoll and Lucas Raymond received a I rating for their miscellaneous vocal ensemble. From South Nodaway High School: Phelps Hawley and Darell Hawley received I’s for vocal solos. Erin Salsbury received a II on a vocal solo. Scout Miller received a II rating on an alto saxophone solo and a III rating on a trombone solo. Darell Hawley, Phelps Hawley, Scout Miller, Erin Salsbury, Sabrina Trautz, Shea Miller, Salena Hines and Sydney Murphy received a I rating for a miscellaneous vocal ensemble. From West Nodaway High School: Levi Livengood received a II rating for his alto saxophone solo.

Among the best in the business


Three of the most prestigious trophies in professional tournament bass fishing are on display at the Tightline Lures factory office. The hardware was won in 2012 by professional anglers using the company’s patented UVlight reflecting lures.


High volume business

From this modest packing and shipping area, Tightline Lures ships 100,000 lures a month. That number is expected to grow during the coming year, according to company founder Brett Ware.

Entrepreneur finds allure in lures Continued from Page 1 Ware said. “So I determined that a lure that would reflect this UV light rather than absorb it would be much more attractive to fish.” After three years, including many late nights in his boat at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park, Ware was able to put his engineering background to use and design a line of lures that reflect UV light and attract fish through sight. From this innovation, Tightline was born. “We got our UV lures in the hands of as many professional fishermen as possible,” Ware said. “And in 2012, Tightline exploded on the national fishing scene.” Tightline Lures captured three of the five most prestigious awards in professional bass fishing in 2012, and growth continued steadily through 2013 as UV reflect-

ing lures became the sensation of the fishing world. “Statistically, these UVreflecting lures are seven times more effective than anything else on the market,” Ware said. “I travel every weekend doing seminars and talking to groups about it, and competitors have begun to try and copy our technology.” To protect themselves in that regard and ensure the growth of Tightline Lures, Ware recently received the exclusive patent on the UVreflective technology incorporated into Tightline Lures. “We have the exclusive rights to the entire spectrum of color that fish can see for the next 16 years in the United States as it relates to lures,” Ware said. “This ensures the future of Tightline, as we are the only ones who can market this technology.” Ware and his staff of 12 at

Tightline figure to become much busier in the coming months, if market research is any indicator. “I have learned that 75 percent of the game is marketing,” Ware said. “Our marketing research indicates that only two out of ten fishermen are aware of Tightline and the UV technology. “We currently ship 100,000 lures a month, and we strongly believe that number is going to increase.” One of the things Ware is most proud of is that he has been able to build the business in Maryville. “Everything is done in Maryville with the exception of the plastic molding for the soft lures, which is done in South Carolina then shipped to us,” Ware said. “What other product is designed, manufactured

and shipped right here in Maryville? “We build 250 skins (items) right here in Maryville, but we are an international company,” Ware said. “We do business with nine of the top ten fishing tackle retailers.” Tightline currently runs 32 two-minute television commercials on the World Fishing Network every weekend. The company also uses several customwrapped fishing boats and Hummers to advertise its product. “The image that we project on a national level is much different than what we project locally,” Ware said. “But that being said, we could have this business anywhere, and I could live anywhere, but I’m very content to stay right here in Maryville.”

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The greatest week of their lives

I am going to speak as a coach and a fan at the same time. This coming weekend is the Final Four weekend for NCAA Division I basketball. It’s Final Four weekend for both men’s and women’s basketball. Despite having spent my entire career as a women’s basketball coach, it’s easy for me to admit the men’s Final Four is a much bigger deal than the women’s in terms of fan interest. I heard a great explanation on what Gene Steinmeyer holds back the women. On one of the many sports talk shows, a talking head said unless Las Vegas starts listing odds on the women’s NCAA Tournament, it will never be a big deal. I accept that explanation. The Tournament began just over two weeks ago and now it’s almost over. It’s not like the off week for the Super Bowl. I think everyone gets sick of listening to the strengths and weaknesses of only two football teams. In the NCAA Tournament, we get to hear from 68 teams. There’s always something surprising going on. Why does it have to end? This is validation week for the four coaches of the surviving teams. It’s a great week for them and their staffs. Their only burden is the job of preparing their teams. It’s not a small burden. I love the differences of the four coaches and I have definite opinions of each. The one I envy the most is Billy Donovan. Donovan played for Rick Pitino at Providence. He already has two national championships and he looks like a first-year coach. I’m green with envy because it looks like he spends his entire day working out so he looks good on the sidelines. When I coached, I hoped my pants wouldn’t burst a seam from all the buffets we attacked. At least he has a rescinding hairline. Bo Ryan will be the sentimental favorite. It’s his first Final Four and he looks like he could retire at any moment. I was touched by the fact it will be the first time he hasn’t attended a Final Four with his father, a former coach. His dad passed away. John Calipari has experienced success about everywhere he has gone. Did you know he was an assistant at Kansas in the early 1980s? He has also gotten in trouble with the NCAA at every stop. He reminds me of a grade school recess teacher whose only goal is for everyone to learn to get along by the end of the school year. It looks like his freshmen are finally doing just that. Kevin Ollie is a second year coach, taking over for the legendary Jim Calhoun. This guy is Mr. Positive. Ollie was quoted after the Elite 8 game, “It’s not what’s on the back of our jerseys, its what’s on the front.” I have a feeling their locker room is loaded with quotes. The semifinal games are on Saturday. It will be the greatest week in the lives of the players. Not just the stars, but the guys you only see on the sidelines. You know the players I mean. They never take off their warm-ups. If someone hits a big shot, television cameras focus on this band of substitutes going nuts on the sidelines. I am going to give one player from each team their due. Jacob Kurtz, No. 30 for the Florida Gators, is a 6-6 junior. He began as a team manager and this season played in 26 games. He even started an exhibition game. He averages 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in just over eight minutes per game. Against Dayton in the Elite 8, he had his warm-ups off. The Florida native played one minute. Vitto Brown also wears No. 30 for Wisconsin. He is a 6-8 freshman who has averaged three and one half minutes in the 13 games he has appeared. His totals are small, scoring just six points and grabbing 12 rebounds for the entire season. Watch for him Saturday, he’ll be the one going nuts with his warm-up on. Derek Willis is living a dream playing for Kentucky. He grew up in Mt. Washington, Kent. You probably won’t see No. 35 enter the game Saturday, but he will surely get his 15 seconds of fame. He is a 6-9 freshman who has scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the season. Small statistics don’t matter this week. Kentan Facey has traveled a many miles to anchor the Connecticut bench. The 6-9 freshman was born in Jamaica, but played high school basketball in New York. Adding to his 34 points this season, one was a three-pointer. He also snared 41 rebounds. Jacob, Vitto, Derek and Kentan probably won’t take off their warm-ups this weekend. It will still be the greatest week of their lives.


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Let it fly

A pair of Northwest quarterbacks threw during a passing drill during Monday’s spring practice at Bearcat Stadium. Northwest has five more spring practices scheduled before the annual spring game at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12. The Bearcats open the 2014-15 season on either Thursday, Sept. 4 or Saturday, Sept. 6 at Bearcat Stadium against Nebraska-Kearney.


West Nodaway golf


The 2014 West Nodaway Rockets golf team roster includes, from left — Ryan Evans, Kirby Filley, Jason Farmer, Justin Chitwood, Justin Shimak and Logan Stiens.

Rockets golf team looks to improve By JASON LAWRENCE Sports editor

Editor’s note: The Daily Forum will be previewing every high school team in Nodaway County as the spring sports season approaches. This is another installment of a series that will be published over the course of the next several weeks. The West Nodaway Rockets kicked off their 2014 golf season Monday afternoon with a 230-280

loss to Tarkio, but fifth year head coach Matt Shipley is looking for improvement this season. Last year, the Rockets went 0-8 in duels and finished fifth in the Highway 275 Conference, but return a group of experienced golfers from that roster. Shipley’s lineup includes junior Logan Stiens, junior Jason Farmer, senior Kirby Filley, junior Ryan Evans and sophomore Justin Shimak — all returners from last year. Sophomore Justin Chitwood also returns

and led the JV squad Monday night. Stiens paced the Rockets in their opening duel against Tarkio, a conference opponent — a conference Shipley said is wide open this year. However, he expects Mound City and Craig-Fairfax to be a couple of the tougher opponents the Rockets will see this season. The Rockets hit the course again today. They are taking part in the Maryville Invitational at Mozingo Recreational Park Golf Course. Play begins at 9 a.m.

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Mustangs pick up 1st victory By STEVE HARTMAN Staff writer


Big stick

South Nodaway junior Garret LaMaster gets a hit against Northeast Nodaway in the Longhorns 13-3 loss on Tuesday night. LaMaster was 2-for-2 with a homerun and three RBIs.

Jays pile on in 4th for win

By KEVIN BIRDSELL Staff writer

After a scoreless opening three innings for the Northeast Nodaway Bluejays baseball team, they exploded in the fourth inning scoring 12 runs to secure a 13-3 win over South Nodaway. Despite the final, the Longhorns’ bats started out hot. The top of the first inning started with two runs coming on a two-run homerun by South Nodaway junior Garrett LaMaster. LaMaster added another RBI in the top of the third on a single. Once the bottom of the fourth inning hit, the Bluejay bats exploded. The team scored 12 runs — all with two outs in the frame. Five different batters tallied an RBI for the Bluejays in the inning and eight different players scored a run. “We finally clicked a little bit,” Northeast Nodaway coach Vance Proffitt said. “We weren’t being patient enough and then being too patient with two strikes. We were watching too many pitches … 12 runs with two outs really helped them rally together.” In the bottom of the fifth inning, junior Garet Jackson scored the final run of the game on a sacrifice fly by junior Austin Jones, securing the 13-3 victory. “We fell apart,” South Nodaway coach

Two first-year baseball programs featured the quality pitching, solid defense and timely hitting usually associated with more experienced programs as North Nodaway downed the Wolves of East Atchison County 2-1 Tuesday evening at Hopkins. A pitching duel between Mustang sophomore Koby Reynolds and East Atchison freshman Brody Cooper kept both offenses at bay for much of the contest, and solid defense behind both hurlers kept the game close throughout. North Nodaway scored a single run in the bottom of the first to take an early 1-0 lead. With one out, freshman third baseman Dakota Smyser singled then moved to second when Reynolds was hit by a pitch. Sophomore first baseman Ben Hart then drew a walk to load the bases. Sophomore left fielder Wyatt Tate then drilled what looked to be a hit to right field, only to watch Wolves’ second baseman Blaze Erickson made a diving stop and flip to second base to force Hart out at second base. The relay to first on the attempted double play was late, allowing Smyser to score. Reynolds was aided throughout the game by his defense, but never more than in the second inning, as Mustang senior center fielder Fred Rios raced into the leftcenterfield gap to make a shoestring, somersaulting catch to keep East Atchison off the scoreboard. “I got a good jump on the ball, and I felt like I had it all the way,” Rios said. The Wolves tied the game in the third, benefitting from a pair of hits and a pair

Aaron Murphy said. “We let things snowball. We had chances to make plays in there, but it just didn’t go our way. I believe our boys were wanting to make the play, it just didn’t happen. We’ve got to take it as a learning experience. We’ve got to get past this and over this and move on as quick as we can. If not, it’s going to be a long season. Like I told the boys, this is really going to show what type of team we have.” LaMaster was 2-for-2 at the plate for South Nodaway with three RBIs and a homerun. Sophomore Bryce Deen went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs. On the mound, junior Quentin Ebrecht pitched 3.2 innings with eight strikeouts, but gave up seven hits and six runs. For Northeast Nodaway, senior Brandon Auffert was 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Junior Andrew Faustlin was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Faustlin also pitched all five innings, allowing three runs, seven hits and tallying six strikeouts. Northeast Nodaway improved to 2-1 with their win and South Nodaway suffered its first loss of the season, dropping to 2-1. The Bluejays will host the North Nodaway Mustangs in their next game at 4:30 p.m. Friday. South Nodaway will travel to Faucett to face the Mid-Buchanan Dragons at 4:30 p.m.

of Mustang errors to tally an unearned run. Reynolds escaped further damage by stranding two Wolves in scoring position with an inning-ending strikeout. North Nodaway plated what turned out to be the winning run in the bottom of the third, as Reynolds led off the inning with a single. He was forced out at second by Hart’s grounder, but Hart reached first on the play, and advanced to second on a walk to Tate. Senior designated hitter Keegan King then lined a two-out RBI single to right center, plating Hart and giving the Mustangs a 2-1 lead. From that point on, Reynolds closed the door on the Wolves in going the distance to pick up North Nodaway’s first-ever win in high school baseball. In seven innings of work, Reynolds scattered seven hits and did not issue a walk, while striking out nine. “I was happy that I only threw 70 pitches,” Reynolds said. “It was easier to stay loose today than it was last week, when it was colder.” Mustang coach Andrew Webster was pleased with the win, and excited about the quality of play by both teams. “Besides being our first-ever win, it’s also a conference win for us in the new Northwest Baseball Conference,” Webster said. “I was impressed with the caliber of play by both teams. It was a very cleanly-played game, which is especially impressive when you consider this was our second game ever and East Atchison’s first game ever.” The Mustangs are back in action Friday in Ravenwood for a 4:30 p.m. conference contest versus the Bluejays.

Fire it in there

North Nodaway sophomore hurler Koby Reynolds delivers a pitch in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over East Atchison. Reynolds went the distance in the win, the first in school history for the first-year program. STEVE HARTMAN/DAILY FORUM

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It’s a good year to make lifealtering changes. The ability to apply your skills with energy, drive and perseverance will not go unnoticed. Your eye for detail will put you ahead of the competition. Turn your vision into reality by attacking every situation with enthusiasm. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Do your research before you make any personal changes. Don’t be disappointed if others don’t share your goals. You will find new sources of income by exploring innovative ideas. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Some personal relationships are due for a change. If you are being pressured or feeling guilty, separate yourself from those who don’t have your best interests at heart. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Follow your instincts when dealing with money. Luck and opportunity will enable you to make some lucrative changes. There is money to be made if you invest wisely. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Be firm in your beliefs. Those who care for you will be in your corner. Ignore anyone who tries to talk you out of something that you feel is necessary. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Keep your business dealings professional. Don’t risk your career by getting romantically involved with a co-worker. The resulting jealousy and resentment of your colleagues could ruin your name and your job prospects.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It’s time to put your moneymaking ideas to good use. You can make improvements to your financial and business plans if you keep your emotions out of the equation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Seek advice from trusted friends before signing a contract or agreement. You could face dire consequences if you don’t have the correct information in advance. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Wellmeaning friends may try to lead you down a different path. Remember that you are responsible for your future. Trust in your ability, and make your own decisions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Someone will try to take credit for your ideas. Be careful to keep your plans a secret until you know who is on your side and who is not. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A relationship with someone is likely to bewilder you. Take time to examine your feelings and to consider the motives involved before making any changes that might alter your future. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Fight depression and make positive improvements both at home and in your workspace in order to relieve stress. Realize that you cannot force others to see things your way, no matter how good your intentions are. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Use your creative abilities to make your projects stand out. Let your personality shine, regardless of what you are working on, and you will reap sweet rewards.

Jack Benny said, “It’s not so much knowing when to speak as when to pause.” At the bridge table, it’s not so much knowing when to play as when to pause. South is in four hearts. West leads the diamond eight (top of nothing). East wins with his ace and returns the diamond three. During his pause, how should South plan the play? The auction is straightforward. North’s one-no-trump rebid shows a balanced hand with 12-14 points. (Discuss with your partner whether it does or does not deny four spades. I like to show my hand type as quickly as possible, bidding no-trump when balanced. But that requires well-defined auction continuations so that responder can check back for a possible 4-4 spade fit.) South jumps to four hearts, going for game in the known nine- or 10-card fit. It is easy to play too quickly on this type of deal. It looks so obvious to take the second trick on the board and to start on the trumps. However, here, West wins that trick and plays another diamond, which East ruffs. Then declarer loses two hearts, one diamond and the diamond ruff. Instead, South should anticipate the danger because, at trick two, East led the lowest extant diamond. And with two cards left in the suit, he would have returned the higher one: high-low with a remaining doubleton. South must void himself of diamonds so that he can overruff East. The simplest way is immediately to cash dummy’s club ace and club queen to discard his diamond king. Then declarer can start to get those trumps out.

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Country club employs management firm By PHIL COBB Publisher

Oak Golf, Inc. has been hired to take over operational management of Maryville Country Club, including the nine-hole golf course, clubhouse, swimming pool, banquet facility and restaurant, as well as coordination of social activities. Greenskeeper Virgil Range resigned following the 2013 season to accept another position, leaving the MCC board with a decision to make. Scott Walk, current president of MCC, said that decision quickly became clear once he was approached by OGI. “They offer a great deal of expertise,” Walk said. “Their association with a course the caliber of Alvamar alone was enough to get my attention.” Shortly after hearing of the void left by Range’s departure, Dick Stuntz, president and owner of OGI was in contact with Walk. Walk set up a meeting with the country club board of directors and Stuntz got busy putting together a management agreement tailored to the needs of the local club. “Maryville Country Club is just the type of golf property we excel in managing, a smaller private club,” Stuntz said. “I like the size, the community and the overall structure of the club. It fits my management business model very well.” According to Stuntz, OGI’s mission is to stabilize operations, energize activities, maximize the financial performance and increase membership of MCC, thus creating a stable and sustainable golf-centric recreational and social experience for the membership and the community. “Our mission is to manage the club in a cost-efficient way so that the revenues produced can be utilized to make improvements, enhancing the membership experience,” Stuntz said. “Our board of directors is made up entirely of volunteers,” Walk said. “Our goal was to find someone who could provide a consistent focus on the entire operation. We believe OGI can do that and more.” OGI is a golf course ownership, leasing, management and consulting company headquartered in Lawrence, Kan. OGI cur-


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Dick Stuntz, president/owner of Oak Golf Inc. discusses his firm’s management approach with members of Maryville Country Club during a recent meet-and-greet event held at the MCC clubhouse. rently owns the Oaks Golf Course in Leavenworth, Kan. and manages Paola Country Club in Paola, Kan. In 1997, OGI purchased the Oaks golf course in Leavenworth, Kan. Stuntz, as the principle owner and founder of OGI, redesigned and rebuilt the course, turning a failing operation into a profitable enterprise and asset to the community. In 1999, OGI was contracted to manage the Paola Country Club. Under the leader-

ship of OGI, Paola Country Club’s fortunes were reversed from a struggling small town country club to a thriving, successful club. In 2000, OGI won the contract to manage the Shiloh Springs golf facility for Platte County, Missouri. Serving as an interim management entity, OGI substantially improved course conditions and streamlined the operation, paving the way for Platte County to incorporate the property into its county operations.

Stuntz brings 37 years of experience in nearly all facets of the golf industry. Throughout his career, Stuntz has continued to grow and expand upon his expertise in a wide variety of operational skills, management and consulting. As president and general manager of Alvamar Inc. from 2006 to 2011, Stuntz’s leadership improved golf and recreation operations bottom line profit by $1.1 million.

Student musicians qualify for state competition By KEVIN BIRDSELL Staff writer

Music students from school districts across the area competed last weekend in the Missouri State High School Activities Association District Music Festival at St. Joseph Central High School. The contest on Saturday was for solos and small ensembles. The large ensemble contest will take place at Northwest Missouri State University this Thursday and Friday.

Students or ensembles that receive I ratings will move on to the state contest May 1-3 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Those participating in Saturday’s round of competition included: From Jefferson High School: Vocal soloists Caden Springs and Brooklyn Stoll, who received I ratings; Alias Cullin and Angel Copeland, who received IIs; and Jacob Young who received a III. From Maryville High School: Tessa Graves, Sarah Smith, Chase

Graves, Hannah Hall and Chase Mizera received I ratings on vocal solos. Malyssa Giesken received a I for her clarinet solo. Dakota Shields and Loren Puche received I’s on keyboard mallet solos. Joseph Suchan received a I on a snare drum solo. Amanda Volner received a II for her tuba solo. Payton Ternus received a II on a trumpet solo. Anna Bagoly received a II on her flute solo. Ian Ewing and Kade Allenbrand received II’s on timpani solos. Marton Bagoly received a II

on an alto saxophone solo. Maggie Schmidt, Michael Filips, Tilena Conover Cassie Holtman Madison Von Behren and Connor Looram received II’s on vocal solos. Amber Perkins received a III on a vocal solo, and Tyson Jackson received a IV rating on a clarinet solo. In the small ensemble category, Kade Allenbrand, Dakota Shields and Joseph Suchan received a I for their percussion ensemble. Tessa Graves, Hannah Hall and Sarah Smith received a I on their vocal

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