Locals have taken up wiffle ball at ThE YARD in rural Fairfax. Owned by Josh Oswald, the field hosts teams of all ages, including the home team ThE YARD Goats, pictured right. (Josh Pearson and Oswald Photos) By Josh Oswald Build it and they will come… Hollywood and Kevin Costner weren’t even a thought when it came to constructing “ThE YARD,” though this phrase has been tossed around a few times here and there. ThE YARD was birthed from a vision!! Ok, maybe not so much a vision, but a desire to give kids of the community, young adults,…
Eighty-three people attended the 18th annual McAdams Family Reunion in Tightwad, Missouri, July 7-9, 2017. This year’s theme was “Superheroes.” Pictured at top being “captured” by villain, Patty Esters, right, are Steve, Alan, and Mary McAdams. Pictured above in their “superhero” costumes are Amy Sielaff, Tiffany Plummer, Danny McAdams, and Mindy Brown. Pictured above in her Wonder Woman outfit is Cate Crawford. (Photos By Megan McAdams) The 18th annual McAdams Family Reunion was held in Tightwad, Missouri, at Hickory Hollow Resort July 7-9, 2017. Billed as one of the greatest events the resort hosts, the McAdams Family Reunion doubled the…
The Summer Reading Program at the Tarkio Library continued July 12 and 13 with a number of fun-filled activities and the reading of great books. The participants on Thursday enjoyed coloring a playhouse that was big enough for them to go inside. Pictured above coloring one of the windows is Taylor Anderson. Pictured above right peeking out another window is Abi Anderson. Ashton Lewis, passes out building blocks following a video on building a house. Grace Oswald starts to build her first building out of wooden blocks. Tyler McMahon holds tight to his mason jar that…
Rylee Jenkins stands with her horse, waiting for the judge’s approval at the Atchison County Fair Horse Show at the Donald L. Thomson Memorial Arena in Tarkio Saturday, July 15, 2017. Seven youth participated in the show, which showcased horses in 20 different equestrian events. Be sure to check out next week’s edition of the Atchison County Mail for the complete Horse Show results.
The Rock Port Beta Gals held their annual 4th of July baby show last Tuesday and the results are as follow: 0-6 Months: Zander Bowers, son of Anthony Wilson and Bridgette Kennell, and grandson of Arne and Alice Wilson, and Bob and Barb Kennell – Most Kissable Cheeks & Most Likely to be President; Lexi Culp, daughter of Chris and Faith Culp, and granddaughter of Rick Wilson- Most Patriotic and Best Accessorized; Sadie Chaney, daughter of Tyne and JR Chaney, granddaughter of Michael and Nancy Jenkins, and Richard and Shawn Chaney- Most Laid Back and Sweetest Face. 7-12 Months: Briggs…
Trenton Oswald, Coach Ross Hastert and Tyler Jones get together for a quick picture following the All Star game. The Missouri 8-Man Coaches Association held its annual All Star game at Missouri Western University in St. Joseph on July 8. Rock Port was represented by two players, Trenton Oswald (Green Team) and Tyler Jones (Silver Team), who took part in the three-day camp in St. Joseph. Trenton was selected for the defensive line and Tyler for offensive end. Head coach Ross Hastert said, “It was great to see Trenton and Tyler strap it up one more time and compete on…
The Rock Port 10 and under boys team played in a season championship tournament in Johnson, Neb. on June 22-25. The The rock port team finished in 4th place. Front row, left to right: Malachi Skillen, Dylan Lair,Tayden Cook, Jack Meyerkorth, Ryland Garst, Zane Cook and Westyn Amthor. Middle row: Brady Cox, Aricin Weber, Quentin Leseberg, Bracton Cook, Ryder Herron, Ryan Athen, and Quentin Jackson. Back row: Coach Jim Skillen, Coach Troy Cook, Coach Rebel Herron, Coach Jared Meyerkorth and Coach Wyatt Amthor.
Bob Alldredge, Kiwanis treasurer, presents a check to Fairfax R-3 Principal Dustin Barnes. The Fairfax Kiwanis Club donated $1,000 to the Fairfax R-3 School’s Project Lead the Way Fund. Also pictured (left to right) are Danny Kemerling, Ed Taylor, Doyne Swan, Ferd Ray, Gene Carder, Jon Davis, Kris Umbarger, Betty Wennihan, Roger Steinkruger (in back), Marilyn Alldredge, and Gene Bradfield. (Submitted photo) The Fairfax Kiwanis Club recently made a generous donation of $1,000 to kick off Fairfax R-3 School’s Project Lead the Way Fund. The Fairfax R-3 School District is working towards the goal of implementing a hands-on science and…
Nan Stepp, Fran Minter, and Jean Stevenson are pictured at the 124th annual convention of the Missouri State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. The Missouri State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood held its 124th annual convention June 23-25, 2017, at the St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri. More than 330 representatives of P.E.O. chapters across Missouri attended, including Nannette Stepp, President of Missouri Chapter FF in Tarkio, and Fran Minter, delegate, Missouri Chapter DU in Rock Port. Using the theme “BEE” the One to Grow with P.E.O., convention attendees met and discussed several educational and philanthropic topics and projects.…
The Atchison County libraries in Tarkio, Fairfax, and Rock Port, Missouri, began the summer reading programs last week at all three locations. Young children are encouraged to attend the programs and enjoy great books and fun activities. Be sure to check out the reading schedule for your location in this week’s Atchison County Mail. Pictured above is Graceyn Reeves making a craft centered around the theme “Build a Better World” and a book the kids read about construction equipment. Pictured above middle is Brooke Walton reading to a group of youngsters and their parents at the Tarkio…