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Wilford Raines

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Wilford Raines, 86, of Parkville, formerly of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Wilford was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Fornfelt to Lester and Nita Peetz Raines. He married Sharon Steger in 1951, and they enjoyed 66 years of marriage.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, being stationed in Greenland.

Wilford was a lifetime farmer in the Scott City area prior to moving to Clinton, where he managed "The Duck Farm" at Urich, Missouri, and was known as "The Duck Farmer."

He truly loved life, farming and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Raines; a daughter and son-in-law, Twyla and John Wilson; a brother, Marvin Raines; a sister, Gladys Smith; and his cherished granddaughter, Ashley Wilson Keith,...

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U-15 BNT Heads to Chula Vista for Second Camp of 2018

CHICAGO (March 2, 2018) – The U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team will hold its next training camp March 4-11 in Chula Vista, Calif. Head coach Dave van den Bergh has called up 36 players, all born in 2004 and will lead the side in matches against mixed birth year players from FC Golden State and Liga MX side Club Tijuana.

Of the 36 players called into camp, 32 are currently playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

Fourteen players are making their debut with the U-15 BNT this cycle, which also means that this is their first call up to a Youth National Team camp. Of the 27 clubs represented in the camp, MLS newcomer Los Angeles Football Club leads the way with three of its U-14 Academy players on the roster.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Damian Alguera (De Anza Force; San Jose...

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Mercy College of Health Sciences names new president

Mercy College of Health Sciences’ board of directors has named Douglas Fiore as the college’s next president. Fiore will succeed Barbara Quijano Decker, who announced her retirement in August 2017 after 12 years of leading Mercy College. Fiore will work with Decker in a period of onboarding through June 10, when he will begin as president.

Fiore, who most recently was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Park University, a private college in Parkville, Mo., was selected following an extensive national search.

"After thoughtful succession planning and a national search process, the board is pleased to have selected Dr. Fiore to lead Mercy College moving forward," Glenn Lyons, chairman of the board of directors and co-chair of the search committee, said in a release. "Dr...

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Annual Gladstone Home Show scheduled for last weekend in February | The Kansas City Star

The annual Gladstone Home Show, a free event that features home-improvement products and community vendors, will take place Feb. 23-24 at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes St.

“Northland residents will have the opportunity to see displays of products from the finest quality vendors,” Amy Harlin, president of the Gladstone Area Chamber, which sponsors the annual show, said in a release.

Show hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 23; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24

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Park puts ragtime composer in spotlight

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Read This Before Buying A Home In Parkville

If you have been looking to buy a home, the process is not as simple as many people believe. There are a few things one should know before embarking on the journey to real estate ownership. Here is some advice you should remember along the way.

When you are setting aside money for your new Parkville home, make sure that you consider all of the costs that will be associated with the purchase. There are realtor fees, closing costs, home inspections, repairs and other things you will need to fit into your budget. You will be in for a big financial surprise if you forget that.

Speaking of inspections, you should never buy a piece of real estate without having one conducted. Even if the place looks perfect and the seller swears it is, you should have this done anyway...

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Missouri’s Top Attractions

The state of Missouri is considered to be the gateway to the west coast. Visitors spending time in this part of the Midwest have the opportunity to visit a variety of attractions littered around the state.

If you do find yourself in this part of the country, be sure to include the attractions listed below in your travel itinerary.

Forest Park St. Louis

Located in St. Louis, Forest Park is an expansive green space covering about 1,293 acres of land, which brings together a number of popular attractions. Visitors can walk around the park enjoying the great outdoor weather and fresh air, or engage in a variety of other activities including cycling and paddle-boating.

Alternatively you can take this opportunity to explore some of the attractions at the park including the St...

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How To Plan A Canoe Trip In Missouri

Canoeing can be calm and relaxing or exciting depending on where you decide to go. Whether you choose to drift lazily around a lake or to take on rough rapids in a raging river, riding in a canoe can be a fun and fascinating way to enjoy the outdoors.

Missouri is an excellent place for canoeing. It has a lot of lakes and rivers to choose from, allowing you to plan a canoe trip that is a good fit for whatever type of adventure you are seeking.

When planning your trip, you should begin by thinking about your skill level. If you are a beginner, you should generally stick with canoeing on lakes or on rivers that are slow-moving and don’t have a lot of rapids. If you are more advanced, on the other hand, you can take on more challenging rivers.

The next step is to look for a river that is a goo...

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Have a dream wedding in Jacksonville

Wedding is the most important event in the life of any man or woman. Every person wants his/her wedding to be 100% perfect and unique. Nowadays a new trend has been set and that is to arrange your wedding in any other beautiful city or location in order to make it memorable. In this way most of the newly wedded couples spend their wedding night and the first few days of their new life in that city, enjoying their complete privacy.

Well if you are planning your wedding in the near future and want it to be special and memorable then Jacksonville is a perfect place for you. The wedding planners of Jacksonville would help you plan a gorgeous wedding for yourself...

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Fantasies come alive in Jacksonville

Every person has his own fantasies. Some people want to travel around the world, some want to live their lives in the midst of a paradise. Some, despite their low incomes, want to live in expensive houses and adopt luxury lifestyles. Well in today’s realistic world, fulfilling all of your fantasies is nearly an impossible task. But still there are some fantasies that could easily be fulfilled in today’s expensive world. If you have a fantasy of living your life in the midst of a paradise or if you fantasize yourself living in a luxury apartment then you could easily turn this fantasy of yours into a hardcore reality.

If you don’t believe us then let us take you on a tour to the stunning city of Jacksonville, where fantasies truly come alive...

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A luxurious honeymoon destination

Honeymoon is considered to be the most important phase of life. The duration of honeymoon consists of those precious moments where you spend the time bonding with your partner. This bonding only gets successful if you and your partner spend some quality time together in some special place. During the honeymoon both of the spouses try to share each other’s interests, communicate their feelings with each other, try to understand the other’s feelings and nature and try to express their love to each other. Such beautiful moments could only remain memorable if they are spent in a beautiful and romantic location. If you are planning your honeymoon in the near future then you ought to plan it very carefully. The first and foremost that rises is the issue of selecting a holiday destination...

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