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Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014
Community Progress Feature Stories
Each year in late winter, The Marshall Democrat-News publishes a series of special sections that include stories featuring local businesses, organizations and projects that represent the community's progress over the preceding year or so.
MPO Chamber Recital (03/13/14)
DIGS House (10/21/13)
Corn Husking 2013 (10/18/13)
MDN Outtakes (09/03/13)
Noah's afternoon (06/23/13)
2013 Prom at the Y (05/22/13)

News

Marshall Public Schools certifies election results, reorganizes board (04/23/14)
Marshall Public Schools' Board of Education met for its regular meeting Tuesday, April 22, to certify election results and reorganize officers of the board. After thanking board members Doug Koehn and Diana McCartney for their service, Sherrie Stouffer and Anita Wright weren't present, newly elected members Leslie Huston, Brad Guthrey, Jeff Hemeyer and Tim Schulte swore an oath of office...
MVC Division of Fine Arts to present spring choral music show (04/23/14)
The Missouri Valley College Division of Fine Arts will present its annual Spring Choral Music Show at 7:30 p.m. nightly April 23-25 in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre. More than 50 MVC students will be participating in the annual show which features Valley Connection Show Choir, Valley Voices and Repertory Dance Ensemble...
DeFord asks Inter-Agency members to encourage Medicaid expansion (04/23/14)
Saline County Inter-Agency Council met for its regular meeting Tuesday, April 22, and President Richard DeFord, on behalf of Fitzgibbon Hospital, talked about the need for Medicaid expansion, which continues to be a pressing matter for the hospital...
10th annual MS Walk, fundraising important to Mullins (04/23/14)
For Karen Mullins, being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in October 2012 gave her a sense of understanding the changes she had been going through. Multiple sclerosis is a "disease that involves an immune system attack against the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). The disease is thought to be triggered in a genetically susceptible individual by a combination of one or more environmental factors," according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website...
MVCAA Crew, A helping hand (04/23/14)
Missouri Valley Community Action Agency Crew is a group of seventh and eighth grade students that has made it their mission to help out around Marshall. Together with their leader, Kristen McWhirt, who is the founder of the group, they are striving to make their grassroots group into a successful organization...
Marshall Lions Club held its weekly meeting April 14 (04/23/14)
Marshall Lions Club held its weekly meeting at 12:05 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Clubhouse in Marshall. President David Diehm called the meeting to order. Lion Sharon Hall led the Pledge of Allegiance. Lion Dennis Hunter gave the prayer and opened the meeting...
March 2014 Marshall Duplicate Bridge Results (04/23/14)
March 7 -- 1st: C. Peterson and J. Hartley; 2nd: R. Heinzler and B. Cleary; 3rd tie: H. Fenner and M. Fenner and S. Meuschke and P. Marshall. March 11 -- 1st: R. Heinzler, 2nd: S. Meuschke; 3rd: H. Fenner. March 14 -- 1st: B. Cleary and S. Meuschke; 2nd: H. Fenner and M. Fenner; 3rd: J. Hartley and R. Heinzler...
Nikolas Ferri accepted to Culver-Stockton College (04/23/14)
Nikolas Ferri, a Slater High School senior, has been awarded the President's Scholarship, which is a four-year award. Ferri, the son of Chris and Alyssa Ferri, of Marshall, has been accepted to Culver-Stockton College for the 2014 fall semester. His anticipated major is physical education...
The Optimist Club of Marshall met April 19 (04/23/14)
The Optimist Club of Marshall met for their monthly meeting at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Bloomfields in Marshall. The meeting was called to order by Club President John Bargfrede. The invocation was given by Paul Collier, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance...
The Optimist Club of Marshall met March 29 (04/23/14)
The Optimist Club of Marshall met for their monthly meeting at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Bloomfields in Marshall. The meeting was called to order by Club President John Bargfrede. The invocation was given by Paul Collier, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance...
Area school lunch menu 4/28-5/2 (04/23/14)
Marshall Elementary Schools and Bueker Middle Schools Monday -- Breakfast: French toast sticks, banana; beacon street breakfast slider, banana; cereal, yogurt, banana; or oatmeal, yogurt, banana; variety milk. Lunch: Cheeseburger or corn dog, oven fries, fresh broccoli with dip, peaches, fresh fruit; or turkey chef salad, peas, peaches, fresh fruit, corn muffin; variety milk...
MHS Concert Band and MVC Wind Ensemble to perform April 29 (04/23/14)
Marshall High School Concert Band, under the director of Kate Farris and the Missouri Valley College Wind Ensemble, under the director of Garry Anders, will combine to perform a concert at Bueker Middle School at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. MHS will be performing "Alligator Alley" by Michael Dougherty and "Lindberg Variations" by Robert Sheldon. ...
Verts selected as MHS teacher of the month (04/23/14)
Marshall High School Principal Royal Peterson recognized Ian Verts as teacher of the month at the Marshall Lions Club meeting Monday, April 21. Verts has been teaching at MHS for six years. He teaches physical education for grades 9-12, is head baseball coach and assistant football coach...
May Day event to be held at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site (04/23/14)
Celebrate the beginning of spring at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site with a May Day event at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Sponsored by Missouri Sate Parks, this event is free and open to the public. The event will feature Victorian-era pastimes, including Maypole decorating, basket making and games...
Marshall city council members take oath of office (04/22/14)
At the Marshall City Council meeting Monday, April 21, four members of the council took the oath of office. Sheila Cook, Ward 1; Vincent Lutterbie, Ward 2; Dan Brandt, Ward 3; and Ron Duvall, Ward 4, were re-elected to their seats. City Clerk Janet French read the official certificate of election results for the municipal election April 8 from County Clerk Debbie Russell...
MCC ends spring concert season with tribute to Johannes Brahms (04/22/14)
Marshall Community Chorus is ending its 26th season with their spring concert on Sunday, April 27, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 710 E. Yerby St. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Director James Woodland has selected as his feature piece Johannes Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes." This is a collection of 18 short songs about love -- longing, reluctance, denial, sadness, obsession, joy and rapture. ...
Saline County continues to grow (04/22/14)
At the Tuesday, April 8, regular monthly board meeting of the Marshall-Saline Development Corp., Executive Director Bill Riggins announced that Saline County has been recognized by the Missouri Department of Economic Development as one of only six counties in Missouri that doubled the number of new business start-ups from 2012 to 2013...
Vaquiz charged with child molestation (04/22/14)
According to charges filed April 5, Jose Antonio Vaquiz, 75, of Marshall, has been charged with two counts of child molestation in the first degree, which is a class B felony. According to two probable cause statements from the Marshall Police Department, Vaquiz molested the children of two family friends, one in 2008 and the other in 2009. The victims were between the ages of 5 and 6 at the times of the incidents. Vaquiz confirmed the allegations when speaking with MPD...
Benefit dinner planned April 26 for Slater girl with congenital heart disease (04/22/14)
A whole hog benefit dinner and silent auction for Ariana Stemmons will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the American Legion building located at 720 W. Heiler St. in Slater. A free-will donation will be accepted. There will be a dance to follow with a cash bar...
The Optimist Club of Marshall met April 8 (04/22/14)
The Optimist Club of Marshall held its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Bloomfield's in Marshall. There were 22 members present for the meeting. The meeting was called to order by Club President John Bargfrede. Paul Collier gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Wayne McReynolds reported the club members delivered approximately 25 dozen eggs to be hatched to area schools as part of the clubs embryology project...
Friends of Arrow Rock honors village's African-American heritage with symposium (04/21/14)
The Friends of Arrow Rock Interpretive Theme for 2014 explored the lives and contributions of the Historic Village of Arrow Rock's African-American community. The highlight of the series of programs and presentations was the "Friends of Arrow Rock African-American Symposium" Saturday, April 5, at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center...
Special McQueen Historical Collection to return to Slater (04/21/14)
The city of Steve McQueen's birth will, once again, "pay a visit" to the city of his childhood, for this year's Steve McQueen Days Car Show festival. The Beech Grove, Ind., Public Library's Steve McQueen Birthplace Collection will come and welcome festival visitors for a fourth time, having enjoyed their visits since 2011...
Narron charged with child molestation in the 1st degree (04/21/14)
According to charges filed in March, Richard Dale Narron, 66, of Marshall, has been charged with the class B felony of child molestation in the first degree. According to a probable cause statement from the Marshall Police Department, on Feb. 13, 2014, central dispatch was contacted by a woman who had been watching the victim, 4, and noticed unusual redness during bath time. ...
Local sponsors to host Fitzgibbon Hospital Community Health Fair 2014 (04/21/14)
Fitzgibbon Hospital, KMMO Radio, and The Marshall Democrat-News will sponsor the Fitzgibbon Hospital Community Health Fair 2014 on Saturday, April 26, at Covenant Presbyterian Church. The 2014 Health Fair is being held in collaboration with the YMCA Health Kids Day, with both events taking place in close proximity...
MPL to host discussion with historian Steven Watts (04/21/14)
University of Missouri professor and historian Steven Watts will discuss his new book, Self-help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24. The book discussion chronicles the life and lasting impact of Dale Carnegie, who was born in rural Missouri...