2014 Nodaway County Fair Tab

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  • 4-H/Open Exhibits & Demonstrations

    Little Mr. & MissNodaway County

    Antique Engine Show

    Motorcycle Show


    Friday, July 18 MAIN STAGE starting 8:00 p.m.



    July 17, 18 & 19Thursday, July 17 Saturday, July 19

    MAIN STAGE starting 7:30 p.m.



    Josey Milnerstarting 7:30 p.m. &

    Rickie Lee Tanner8:00 & 9:15 p.m.

    For more information and entry forms go to www.nodcofair.org

    Supplement to The PostTuesday, July 15, 2014

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    PRESENTSFind Freddie the Fair Dog

    In this issue of the Nodaway County Fair Tab, you will find random pictures of Freddie. Count them all up, head to The Posts Facebook page, and give us your guess.

    The first 5 people to correctly guess how many Freddies appear in this issue will receive 20 FREE tickets to the Nodaway County Fair on July 17, 18, and 19th.

    So get counting and make sure you go to The Posts Facebook page and give us your answer.

    *This Freddie counts toward the total!

    Triple country line-up set for main stageBy DALTON VITTStaff writer

    Country music will be the favored genre at this years Nodaway County Fair, with Maryville native Mitch Gallagher re-turning to perform for a hometown crowd along with fellow Show-Me Staters and budding Nashville stars Rickie Lee Tan-ner and Josey Milner later in the week.

    The 2014 fair carries the theme Fai-radise by the Carnival Lights and begins with the traditional round of youth live-stock shows July 15-17 at the Community Building arena just north of Northwest Missouri Regional Airport.

    The midway, along with other attrac-tions and events on the courthouse square, will open Thursday, July 17, and continue through Saturday, July 19.

    Gallagher will perform on the main stage downtown at 8 p.m. July 17. The country crooners tunes, which include his second EP, Where the Heart Is, have climbed as high as No. 41 on the iTunes Top 200 Country Albums chart.

    Other events planned for the fair this year include the Little Mr. and Miss Nod-away County competition at 6 p.m. July 17, which will be followed by the Nod-away County Queen Contest at 7 p.m.

    Also returning to the courthouse square stage this year at 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, is the Texaco Country Show-down, billed as the largest and longest-running country music talent search in the United States.

    The fair edition of the event is one of five Showdown contests taking place in northern Missouri this year.

    Opening act Milner and headliner Tanner take the stage Saturday night.

    Missouri-born Milner, whose show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., is known for her single Not Pretty Enough and earned a 2013 Independent Country Music Award nomination for Promising Young Artist.

    Tanner, from Belton, has two studio albums to his credit, including 2013s This Here. He is scheduled to perform two Saturday shows beginning at 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

    A new addition to this years fair is Freddy the Fair Dog, a Bobby Bearcat-style mascot.

    Nodaway County Fair Board members said theyre introducing Freddy in order to give the event a more kid-friendly feel. Freddy will welcome families to the fair, march in the parade and be available for photo opportunities.

    Mitch Gallagher Rickie Lee TannerJosey Milner

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  • By STEVE HARTMANStaff writer

    In 1989, Fred and Sandi Von Behren moved to Maryville from Albany after Fred, who ran the Albany Hy-Vee grocery store for six years, was named to manage the retail food chains Maryville super-market.

    Twenty-five years later, the Von Beh-rens have become respected and beloved pillars of the Maryville community. And it is because of their tireless involvement in various community organizations and pro-grams that they have been selected by the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors to serve as grand marshals during the 2014 Nodaway County Fair Parade.

    The (Chamber) ambassadors nominate candidates each year, then select the grand marshal from those nominated, Chamber Executive Director Melanie Smith said.

    We are pleased and excited to have Fred and Sandi lead our 2014 Nodaway County Fair Parade. The Von Behrens do so much for the community and are very deserving of grand marshal status.

    Fred said his experience as an assistant manager at the Hy-Vee in Fairfield, Iowa, prior to moving to Albany was a key fac-tor in choosing to move to Maryville.

    Fairfield was about the same size of town as Maryville, Fred said. Sandi and I liked the size of the community, and the fact that Maryville had a university was a big draw for us as well. All three of our children graduated from Northwest, so that ended up being a wonderful plus for our family.

    The Von Behrens believe in being in-volved in their community, and a magnet they keep on their refrigerator is inscribed with the philosophy they have always lived by. It says: God gave us two hands: one to help ourselves and one to help oth-

    ers.We really try to live by that motto,

    Sandi said. But there are so many people in Maryville who do so much more than we do that we dont feel like we deserve this honor. At the very least, there should be a lot of people riding in the grand mar-shal car with us.

    Now retired, Fred continues to stay involved in various service clubs and or-ganizations. For her part, Sandi serves as one of Maryvilles biggest cheerlead-ers through her work with the Chambers New Resident Program.

    One thing I hear all of the time from people I meet through the New Resident Program is how friendly the people of Maryville truly are, Sandi said. Fred and I couldnt agree more.

    Though committed to service, Fred said that since retirement he has learned to bal-ance volunteerism and family.

    I said yes to everything during my

    first year of retirement, Fred said. That turned into kind of a long year, and I found I didnt have enough time to spend with my own family. Now Im involved in the programs that I really enjoy and have fun with.

    Fred is also quick to point out that without Sandis support he couldnt and wouldnt be nearly as involved as he is.

    If Sandi wasnt as supportive as she is, I wouldnt be able to help out as much as I do, Fred said. But shes great about it, and she knows how much I enjoy it. Plus, we get to do a lot of the activities together.

    The Nodaway County Fair Parade be-gins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19. The new parade route, necessitated by upcom-ing construction work on Fourth Street, begins at Seventh and Walnut streets and proceeds east on Seventh before turning north on North Main.

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    New marshals in townFred and Sandi Von Behren have been named grand marshals for the 2014 Nodaway County Fair Parade, which is organized each year by the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. The Von Behrens were selected in recognition of their years of service to the Maryville community, including involvement with the Chamber, Rotary Club and their church.

    County fair parade to be led by Von Behrens

  • 2014 Nodaway County Fair Tab, Supplement to The Post, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Page 5

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    By TONY BROWNStaff writer

    Back in February, in the midst of a snowy, cold northwest Missouri winter, planning for this years Nodaway County Fair was already underway.

    Braving the elements, a dozen mem-bers of the Nodaway County Fair Board made the long drive to Columbia for the annual Missouri Association of Fairs and Festivals meeting, a gathering that at-tracted representatives from nearly 200

    fairs and other public celebrations state-wide.

    Brian McPherson, who has been a member of the local fair board since the 1980s, said the convention is a chance for fair organizers from around the state to talk and share ideas while meeting with entertainers, booking agents, food concession owners and carnival opera-tors.

    While in Columbia, McPherson said the Nodaway group also participated in a number of seminars, including one about

    how to more effectively use the fairs website as a marketing and information tool.

    Another session included a discussion about how to ensure the safety of ani-mals, exhibitors and audience members during youth livestock shows, which in Nodaway County begin a couple of days before the fair and continue through the week at the Community Building just west of town.

    This is a chance for people to see whats new in the industry and to learn

    about things that will make our fairs better, McPherson said.

    One gratifying lesson McPherson said the local group learned was that, in many respects, Nodaway County has got this fair thing figured out.

    That was the best part of the whole deal, he said. When we started com-ing to this, nobody knew where Nod-away County was or what it was. But now we have one of the most respected fairs in the state of Missouri. We have things that no other fair has figured out how to do as well as we do.

    One of those things is free admission to the courthouse square, which will serve again as the midway and enter-tainment venue during this years fair run Thursday, July 17, through Satur-day, July 19.

    The key to keeping much of the fair free of charge, McPherson said, has been loyal sponsorship by local busi-nesses, a luxury festivals in other towns often dont enjoy to the same extent.

    Everybody can come to and enjoy the fair, McPherson said, and except for food and carnival rides it doesnt cost them anything. That only happens because of the great sponsors we have in Nodaway County. Its a great big help. Without those guys we wouldnt be able to do it. In fact, thats probably the most important part (of the fairs success).

    In addition to serving on the Nodaway County Fair Board, McPherson has spent 16 years of service as a member and past president of the Missouri Fair Board, where he represented District 1. He stepped down at this years meeting but is being replaced by Dr. Vince Shel-by, another Nodaway County resident.

    McPherson said that its unusual for a single county to have representation at the state level for such an extended span, and said Shelbys selection speaks well for what the Nodaway fair has been able to accomplish over the past 25 years.

    Were always hoping for a big-ger and better fair, said McPherson, adding that Fair Board membership is open-ended, and that anyone who wants to help out is welcome.

    You just have to love the fair, he said. It takes that.

    Anyone wishing to join the Nodaway County Fair Board, or help out in other ways, can call Chairman Tom Martin at (660) 582-0689.


    They make it happenPictured are Nodaway County Fair Boar. Front Row -left to right - John Maxwell, Carol Heflin, Steve Mozier, Sarah Graham, 2nd Row - Kathy McPherson, Linda Shelby, Ellyn Fuller, Twyla Martin, Gayla Striplin, Linda Jenkins, Rex Wallace. 3rd Row - Tom Martin, Rick Fuller, Brian McPherson, Vince Shelby, Rob Cain, Teresa Cain, Tonya Wilmes. Not shown, Andy and Keysa Wiederholt, Mike Striplin.

    Days of Fairadise takes lots of planning

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    By TONY BROWNStaff writer

    Its almost fair time in Nodaway County, and families from Burlington Junction to Guilford are looking forward to the annual parade Saturday, July 19, that will again be hosted by the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce.

    But dont set up your lawn chair and open your cooler on West Fourth Street, the processions traditional route. It wont be there.

    Thats because West Fourth will be a construction site by mid-July as work gets underway on a $2 million paving and streetscape project designed to connect the corridor architecturally with the downtown square, in addition to adding improved pe-destrian access, decorative lighting and sig-nage, and landscaping.

    Welcome as those improvement will be, work on the project means that Fourth Street will hardly be an ideal place for a festival come mid-July.

    So Chamber officials are moving the pro-

    cession north to Seventh Street. The new route, east on West Seventh then north on North Main, will begin at a staging area that takes advantage of the large Northwest Missouri State University parking lots be-hind Roberta Hall.

    Chamber Executive Director Melanie Smith noted that there are ample sidewalks along the route to accommodate spectators, and that the parade will pass directly along the western edge of Franklin Park at the corner of Main and Seventh, which should offer a great location for families wishing to view the passing pageantry.

    Once headed north on Main, the parade will continue to Eleventh Street, though drivers of big floats and large farm imple-ments may want to keep going as far as Sixteenth Street, which offers wider traffic lanes.

    Smith said the Chamber is working to get the word out early regarding the new route in order to avoid confusion. She said the route change is a temporary expedient, and that she expects the parade to return to Fourth Street in 2015.




    New parade routeThis map shows the 2014 Nodaway County Fair Parade route, which will proceed east on W...