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Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
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.
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MVCAA turns 50 (06/05/15)
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Slater Prom 2015 (05/04/15)
Walk for MS (04/27/15)

News

Conservation Department alters rules and regulations for 2016-2017 deer hunting seasons (08/31/15)
Missouri deer hunters will have a new set of regulations to be aware of beginning fall of 2016. The November firearms portion of the season will be reduced from 11 days to nine days. The Missouri Conservation Commission approved this change at it's Aug. ...
College students return to campus (08/31/15)
The students of Missouri Valley College are officially back in session, and with the first week of classes under their belts attitudes are positive around campus about the upcoming year. Geneva Harris, a grounds worker at MVC, noted the kids have a great attitude towards the upcoming year and spoke further about the positivity displayed by the students...
Plattner's award-winning goats find success from county to state fair (08/31/15)
Kade Plattner, of Marshall, let his showmanship do the talking during the Saline County Fair Goat Show Wednesday, July 15. Although the show arena was shaded from the afternoon sun, sweat still covered the exhibitors' brows as they led their goats through the show-ring...
September is annual National Preparedness Month (08/31/15)
National Preparedness Month is an annual awareness event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Phillip Perkins, disaster recovery specialist and owner of SERVPROŽ of Marshall, Sedalia, and Columbia, says this is a great time for business owners to review their emergency preparedness and business continuity plans. Statistics show the importance of advance planning. According to FEMA, as many as 40 percent of businesses never reopen following a major flood disaster...
Ford named MHC employee (08/31/15)
Terry Ford, who is a DA I/CMA with the Waiver Program, was selected as employee of the month for August 2015 at Marshall Habilitation Center. Ford also received $50 from the MHC Parent Association in appreciation for a job well done. Ford works in the Waiver home on Miranda Drive in Marshall. ...
The Affordable Care Act, 'How much do you owe'? (08/31/15)
MARSHALL -- The mandate for most individuals to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, part of the Affordable Care Act, went into effect in 2014. The implementation of this mandate was, in great part, through the tax code. This led to some confusion on the part of individuals as to how their tax return might be affected. I would offer up two questions that everyone should ponder...
Foothills Fest 2015 (08/31/15)
The 2015 Foothills Fest will be held Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Saline County Fairground in Marshall. Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday and at 11 a.m. Saturday. This year's fest will feature 12 musical acts, a barbecue contest, and many art and food vendors. For more information visit www.foothillsfestmo.com...
Wayne Crook retires from long-time agronomy career (08/31/15)
The University of Missouri Extension bid farewell to their Agronomy Extension Specialist, Wayne Crook, Ph.D., after almost 16 years of service. During his time with MU Extension, Crook took his passion and turned it into a fulfilling career. Crook grew up on a farm in Hardin. He thought his dream job would mean returning to his family's farm...
MDN welcomes new reporter, Arron Hustead (08/28/15)
The Marshall Democrat-News is proud to announce its newest member of the team. Reporter Arron Hustead began working for the company July 6 and moved to Marshall from Columbia earlier this month. While Hustead earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an undergraduate degree in communication/journalism at Truman State University, he isn't what some would think of as a "city boy."...
A little mess goes a long way at Parents as Teachers Messy Night (08/28/15)
Gooey, sticky and filthy fun was had by mess makers at the annual Parents as Teachers Messy Night at Indian Foothills Park Thursday, Aug. 27. Children covered themselves in chocolate pudding, flour, noodles, oatmeal and corn starch before being hosed off by the Marshall Fire Department...
The significance of daily work (08/28/15)
Thomas Langford, in a book entitled "Prayer and the Common Life," reflected on the significance of our daily work. He noted that our work shapes our identity and gives meaning to our existence. When the circumstances are optimal our work allows us the opportunity to create something useful, beautiful or good that brings blessings to others. ...
MVC, Indian Foothills Park present -- 'Little Free Library' (08/28/15)
Missouri Valley College's Murrell Library and Indian Foothills Park have come together to provide a Little Free Library for the Marshall community. The Little Free Library is now mounted at the children's playground at Indian Foothills Park. "I keep magazines for the adults, and try to keep about 20 children's books available," said Pam Reeder, library director. "The concept is 'take a book, leave a book,' and I've noticed the addition of several books that were left by others."...
Registration set for Boy Scouts (08/28/15)
The Great Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America will hold their annual School Night to Join Scouting on Thursday, Sept. 3. Boys in grades one through 12 are eligible to join Boy Scouts. Registration fees should be paid at the time of registration and financial assistance will be available onsite...
Co-ed mini-spa day with mommy (08/28/15)
Local Marshall resident Tiffany Fane is hosting a fundraising event for Santa's Sub. Santa's Sub is an organization that raises money through events and donations to provide holiday gifts to under-privileged children. A co-ed mini spa day for children and their mothers will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 24473 Keyview Dr., in the field. Fane and her group will be giving manicures and pedicures, along with face painting, body scrubs, and cucumber eye treatments for a small donation...
school menus (08/28/15)
Marshall Elementary Schools and Bueker Middle School Monday -- Breakfast: Pancakes, apple, fruit juice; sausage biscuit, apple, fruit juice; Cereal, yogurt, apple, fruit juice; or Oatmeal bar, yogurt, apple, fruit juice. Lunch: Lasagna with Italian bread; Chicken nuggets with italian bread, fresh garden salad, cheesy cauliflower popcorn, fresh fruit, peaches; or Italian chef salad, cheese cauliflower popcorn, fresh fruit, peaches Italian bread...
'Gusher Days' baby contest winners announced (08/27/15)
Twenty-nine children competed in the Sweet Springs Gusher Days baby contest on Sunday, Aug. 23, and winners were announced Thursday night, the first day of the four-day festival. Judges made their decisions based on appearance, contentment and personality of the babies, who were entered in classes based on age. Class winners attended and awaited the announcement of the grand champions during the event Thursday...
Salt Fork YMCA offers new fall programs along with usual favorites (08/27/15)
In addition to preexisting programs like kid's and toddler's night out, after-school child care and the ever popular gymnastics and swimming lessons, there are a lot of new things to look forward to at the Salt Fork YMCA this fall. The doors will be open to the public Saturday, Sept. ...
MC Power breaks ground on solar array site (08/27/15)
The city of Marshall is looking to the future by harnessing solar power. Representatives of MC Power, Marshall Municipal Utilities and the city of Marshall broke ground on MC Power's new solar array site Thursday morning, Aug. 27. MC Power signed a 30-year lease for the14-acre site, located on Fairground Road in Marshall directly across US Highway 65 from Fitzgibbon Hospital. ...
County lowers property tax rates, opens bank bids (08/27/15)
As municipalities and school districts review the current year's tax rates, county officials are also following suit. Saline County commissioners reviewed personal and real property tax rates at a regular meeting Thursday, Aug. 27, and agreed to lower the rate for the coming year...
Lighthouse Shelter celebrates 20th anniversary, welcomes new Executive Director (08/26/15)
Both the old boss and the new boss were on hand at the Lighthouse Shelter Thrift Store Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, as the Lighthouse Shelter celebrated its 20th anniversary and the 11th anniversary of the thrift store. The new executive director of the shelter is a familiar face, former Saline County Presiding Commissioner and former development director of the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Becky Plattner...
Gass is gilt-y of having a great summer (08/26/15)
Abby Gass, of Marshall, has officially started her senior year of high school. On the first day back to class, students buzzed about how they spent their summer to their friends and classmates. Some might have told about their vacations to the Lake of the Ozarks, or cheering at Cardinals games but Abby well tell you spent hers in the barn...
2014 Missouri Hereford Queen 'shows-off' more than just her crown (08/26/15)
Audience members, 4-H members and the livestock got a break from the heat Friday morning, July 17, during the Cattle Show at the Missouri State Fair. Shelby Bagnell, of Marshall, brought her heifer to the fairgrounds on Wednesday evening. The cooler temperatures help decrease stress in the cattle from transport...
Water Supply District No. 1 puts measure on Nov. ballot (08/26/15)
The city of Marshall isn't the only entity that filed a ballot measure for special election. According to information from the Saline County Clerk's Office, the Public Water Supply District No. 1 also has a measure to present to voters. The water supply district asks voters if it should issue its waterworks revenue bonds in the amount of $2 million "for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, extending, equipping and improving the waterworks system of the district, the cost of operation and maintenance ... ...
Boland brings home the bacon at the Missouri State Fair (08/26/15)
A retired Animal Science Professor from Michigan State University, Al Snedegar, spent time evaluating the gilts and boars on Aug. 21 at the Missouri State Fair. He chose his class winners, reserve and grand champion hogs, many of whom were from Saline County...
2015 Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions (08/26/15)
It's the sale every exhibitor strives to be in at the end of the Missouri State Fair. The Missouri Department of Conservation sponsored Youth in Agriculture Day on Sat. Aug. 22. The high point of the event was the the Sale of Champions. This year, the sale raised $142,950, and 30 percent of that total will go into the Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Fund. ...