Local resident Evie Church was honored by the Community Blood Center for leading the blood drive efforts that resulted in Maryville being named the area’s best community for units collected in 2015.
CBC Account Executive Betty Tinker recently presented Church with the Kansas City Blood Bank Best Organization Award for her work on behalf of the local Business Women of Missouri chapter in organizing blood drives. blood every eight weeks at First United Methodist Church, located at 102 N. Main St.
In 2015, Business Women-Maryville Community Drives collected 739 units of blood, more than any similar community effort in CBC’s service area, which includes more than 20 counties in Northwest Missouri and Northeastern Missouri. Kansas. …
In total, Maryville Blood Clinics provided 2,280 units of blood to hospitals and clinics served by CBC in 2015, an increase of 328 units from the 1,952 units collected here two years ago.
Citing these totals, Tinker said that Maryville, with a population of around 11,000, has become one of the region’s major donor communities, and the number of units donated here exceeded St. Joseph’s total, a city of 76,000 inhabitants.
It has been 20 years since Lester Keith first entered the halls of the Nodaway County Courthouse as Presiding Commissioner.
This week will be his last.
“I take this as grateful for being able to serve the citizens of Nodaway County and hopefully doing things to improve the community,” Keith said last week.
Keith’s career in the public service began decades ago when he worked for Maryville Public Safety, where he even served as director for a time. He then spent six years on Maryville City Council before crossing the street to the courthouse.
“There are a lot of people I’ve worked with and relationships I’ve developed, and I can’t thank these people enough,” Keith said. “I’m the type of person who likes to treat people the way I want to be treated, and I think it worked for me.”
A man from North Dakota, impressed with the facility and the community, will serve as President and CEO of St. Francis Hospital & Health Services.
“SSM (Sisters of St. Mary) and St. Francis have a good reputation,” said future President and CEO of St. Francis, Michael Baumgartner. “I see St. Francis as a progressive institution, and I see a prosperous future for St. Francis and the community of Maryville.” …
Nellie Agyagos, acting CEO of St. Francis Hospital and Health Services, said Baumgartner was chosen from four applicants after a six-month search, following Ray Brazier’s resignation. She said Baumgartner would be an asset to the entire operation of the hospital.
Rural school, southeast of Ravenwood,
Completed all state requirements
McCann School in Jefferson Township is latest to make this list – county schools have been upgraded
Labelle School, southeast of Ravenwood, is the first rural school in Nodaway County to receive a top grade from the State Department of Education, as the school has met all the requirements for standard grades and superior. Miss Iva Fish is the teacher at the Labelle school. There are about 60 schools in the county that have achieved standard rating in the State Department and more will undoubtedly meet the requirements for a higher ranking this year. The McCann School in Jefferson Townships with Miss Mary Wirth as a teacher is the most recent to appear on the standard list.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The 100-year-old flashback is courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Missouri Digital Newspaper Project, view at shsmo.org/collections/newspapers/mdnp. The original article appeared in the December 24, 1921 edition of the Maryville Tribune, a predecessor of the Maryville Forum.