Activities abound in Nodaway County this week


• October 7-9 Northwest Hosts Missouri Hope Disaster Response Field Training Exercise which invites students, employees and members of the community to work as volunteers in the Mozingo Outdoor Education and Recreation Area (MOERA).

The majority of volunteers are required to commit to the following 6-hour blocks: Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. For more information about Missouri Hope and volunteering as an actor, contact assistant professor of biology, Dr. Peter Adam, at [email protected], 660.562.1256.

• October 7-9Junkin in the Hollar Trash 2022 trailer19795 State Highway FF, Burlington Jct.

• October 8 Northwest Missouri Moon Festival at The Hangar and the Fields Paintball Backyard, 1602 South Main, Maryville, doors open at 10 a.m. There will be food trucks, vendors, inflatables, a beer garden and more. Admission is free, however, reservations for $10 admission tickets are recommended. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Ecker family and the Northwest Missouri Children’s Advocacy Task Force.

• October 8Mozingo Haunted Campground at Mozingo RV Park, inflatables, hot corn, BBQ, donuts, RV decorating contest, RV road closure, and pumpkin carving begins at 3:00 p.m.; make-up begins at 3:30 p.m.; tour or treatment, 5 to 7 p.m.; storytelling, 5 p.m.; movie, 8 p.m.

• October 8 – UMC holds Lord’s Acre Bake craft sale The Burlington Jct. The United Methodist Church is hosting a Lord’s Acre Bake and Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 8. There will be baked goods, preserves, candies, jellies, crafts and more.

• October 8 – The harvest is celebrated at R/Farm Distilling The first annual Harvest Festival will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 8 at R/Farm Distilling Co., 16755 Highway C, Mound City. The Holt County Cancer Society Pink Pumpkin Bash is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events include pumpkin throwing, pumpkin painting, face painting, hot dogs and kids, a pink tractor photo shoot and a balloon launch memorial. R/Farm Harvest Fest activities are 2-8 p.m. There will be fall cocktails, a Holestine BBQ, hand chipping competition, live music from Adam Showalter and Open Interest Band, and a combo photo op.

• October 8: Fry is at Elmo The Elmo Fish Fry will be held from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, October 8 at the Community Building. The menu will include fried fish, chicken, potatoes, salads and drinks. Indoor seating and takeout are available. The cost is $12 for ages 12 and up; $5 for children 11 and under. The money raised goes to community service projects.

• October 8 – AL organizes an “all you can eat” dinner American Legion Post 100 is hosting an “all you can eat” fish and chicken dinner with all the trimmings from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, October 15 at The Post, 1104 East Fifth Street, Maryville. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under. All proceeds will go to support local veterans. Take-out transportation is available.

• October 9 – AL serves breakfast at Conception Jct. American Legion Post 464 will be holding a pancake breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Sunday, October 9 at Conception Jct Post. There will be pancakes, sausages, eggs, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee. There is a minimum donation of $8 per person and children six and under are free. Take-out boxes will be available. Proceeds from this breakfast will go to various veterans programs.

• October 9Oktoberfest dinner at the Nodaway County Historical Society Museum, 110 North Walnut Street, Maryville. Traditional German foods, $10 per person, take-out orders available.

• October 9 Clearmont Baptist Church 150th Anniversary Celebration invites the community, former participants/members and all who worked to rebuild the current church after the 2011 fire to join them for a time of worship, food and fellowship. Worship Service, 10 a.m.; lunch, meat and drinks provided, 11:30 a.m.; concert, Sarah Davison of Highroad Music will offer a special worship time singing hymns and gospel songs, 1:30 p.m.; dedication, 2.30 p.m., resume, 6.30 p.m.

• October 9Voluntary donation from Centraide Spaghetti Breakfast, drive-thru style, at the Nodaway County Senior Center, 1210 East First Street, Maryville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• October 11Second Harvest Fresh Mobile PantryFourth Street, Barnard, open to the general public, while supplies last, 10am.

• October 11Knit 102 at Maryville Public Library, supplies and refreshments provided, 7 p.m. Pre-registration at the reception, the cost is $5.

• October 11, 18, 25Story time for babies and toddlers for children birth to five, at the Maryville Public Library, 509 North Main Street, at 9:45 a.m.

• October 11, 18, 25Hopkins Museum, Third Street North, Hopkins. Open free of charge from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

• October 12 West Nodaway Community Blood Drive by Community blood center at American Legion Hall, 112 West Main Street, sponsored by WN FFA, 2-6 p.m. Make an appointment at, group code: CBHX. For more information, contact Nicki Honan at 660.725.3317 or [email protected]

• October 13 “Occupy Valk” series, “Civil disobedience and the law: a roundtable,Room 118 of the Valk Center, Northwest Missouri State University, 6 p.m.

• October 13Northwest Winds Symphony Concert at Mary Linn Auditorium, Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.

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Richard V. Johnson