Moila Shriners had several entries in the Fairfax Fair Parade, including motorized buggies, horses, classic cars and trucks, and floats. Gigi Vette, held by her babysitter, Shelby McCartney, yelled “YAY!” each time a piece of candy was thrown her way during the parade. The Fairfax High School Marching Pride marched in the Fairfax Fair Parade August 11, 2018. Local legionnaires led the Fairfax Fair Parade down Main Street Saturday, August 11, 2018. The Fairfax Optimist Club serve ping pong balls from their float to the children lining Main Street during the Fairfax Fair Parade August 11, 2018. Those who caught…
Miss Fairfax Jaycee Graves was crowned 2018 Miss Fairfax Friday evening, August 10, 2018, at the Fairfax Fair. Jaycee is the daughter of Beth and Jon Graves of Fairfax, Missouri. Miss Fairfax Queens The Miss Fairfax Queen Contest was held Friday evening, August 10, 2018, at the Fairfax Fair. Jaycee Graves, middle, was crowned Miss Fairfax 2018. Runner Up was Olivia Morris, left. Miss Congeniality was Gena Mitchell, right. Jr. Miss Fairfax Payton Woodring was crowned Jr. Miss Fairfax Friday evening, August 10, 2018, at the Fairfax Fair.
This little superhero joined in the costume contest at the Fairfax Fair. Little Miss Fairfax Wendy Hurst had her wave down to include both sides of the parade route. Little Mr. Fairfax Trevelyan Hicks-Bolin waves to his fans during the Fairfax Fair Parade. 2018 Miss Fairfax Jaycee Graves was all smiles for the Fairfax Fair Parade. Jr. Miss Fairfax Payton Woodring was part of the Fairfax Fair Royalty who participated in the parade. Wonder Woman even made an appearance at the Fairfax Fair Parade. She looks strikingly familiar. She could be Betty Wennihan’s twin. The 53rd annual Fairfax Fair was…
ETS Purchases Bar-Tran, MFA Purchases Tank Wagon Service: Rock Port Oil Service Station To Continue Tire and Service Workhttp://farmerpublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/RP-OIL-OLD.jpg
An early photo of Rock Port Oil Co. with the original, unknown owner is shown above. John Graf acquired the business in the late 1920s in a trade exchanging the oil company for his farm in Nebraska. The Grafs were at the helm until 1950 when the Bunton family acquired Rock Port Oil. Bill Bunton took over management in January 1978. Since the early 1900s, gasoline has been sold on the corner of Main and Calhoun streets in Rock Port. The end of that era was on August 8, 2018, when Bar-Tran was sold to Energy Transport Solutions (ETS), and…
Transportation to and from the Tarkio Nutrition Center is not limited to truck or car. The guys that enjoy coffee and donuts in the mornings enjoy a bit of carefree cartin’ around town. If you see a pack of these parked together, you’ll know that inside you can find the gossip thick, the laughter continuous, and the small-town atmosphere contagiously enjoyable.
Tammy Grossman is selling shirts as a fundraiser for The Salvation Army. The shirts read Goals Make The Girl and Inhale Confidence Exhale Doubt. Tammy Grossman of Tarkio is inspiring women of Atchison County and beyond with shirts she is selling to raise funds for the Atchison County, Missouri, Salvation Army. The shirts, which read Goals Make The Girl and Inhale Confidence Exhale Doubt started out as a personal mantra for Tammy, who was preparing for an upcoming 5K. She then had the idea to use her shirt as a fundraiser for a local organization which helps in a variety…
John Brown and Steve Stevens, city employees, constructed a new roof and overhang on the Fairfax City Park restrooms. Expenses were absorbed by the Fairfax Improvement Foundation. Jeff Weedin donated his time and talents to the restroom renovation project in the Fairfax City Park sponsored by the Fairfax Improvement Foundation. The Fairfax Improvement Foundation, joined by the City of Fairfax employees John Brown and Steve Stevens, and local painter Jeff Weedin, have made significant improvements to the restrooms in the Fairfax City Park just in time for the upcoming Fairfax Fair, August 10, 11, and 12. Improvements include all new…
The Fairfax Optimist Club invites the community to the 53rd Annual Fairfax Fair August 10-12. The theme for this year is “There Is a Super Hero Inside All of Us.” By Friday evening Fairfax City Park will be filled with game and refreshment stands. Opening ceremonies will be at 6:20 p.m. Friday followed by the Little Mr. and Miss Fairfax Contest, the Baby/Youth Show, and the Miss Fairfax and Junior Miss Fairfax contests. Dance on the Slab will begin at 9 p.m. Parade registration will be at the football field at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Old-Time Tractor Reunion will…
Scott Jones, RPVF Chief, left, was presented the MDC grant matching funds check by Phillip Voyer MDC Forestry Division representative, right. Submitted by: Ben Webster, Wildland Fire Program Supervisor, Missouri Department of Conservation During July and August, matching funds grant checks for rural fire departments are being distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Forestry Division staff. A total of 174 fire departments are receiving checks for up to $4,000 to help with the purchase of personal protective gear, communications equipment and wildfire suppression equipment to help increase the fire departments’ capacity to suppress wildfires safely and efficiently. The Rock…
Tarkio Presbyterian Church’s Pastor Will Ratcliff was ordained Sunday, July 22, 2018. Ninety people attended the ceremony. Submitted By Anne Amthor William “Will” Ratcliff was ordained Sunday, July 22, 2018, at a ceremony held in the sanctuary of the Tarkio Presbyterian Church. Ninety people attended the event. Pastor Ratcliff is the 21st pastor to serve the congregation, which held their first service in June of 1891 with a membership of 16. The current building, located at 7th and Maple Streets in Tarkio, was built in 1896. The structure was built under the supervision of David Rankin and was designed to…