The Kids’ Korner Preschool students and their families had a fun-filled time at the Harvest Night party Wednesday, October 11, 2017, in Tarkio. The kids and their families were able to enjoy ghost bowling, pumpkin decorating, mini golf, pumpkin seed spitting and apple “bobbing,” as well as going on a trailer ride. They also enjoyed apple juice and a snack mix the kids helped prepare. Pictured enjoying the fun are Mikayla Smith, Katie Smith, Gray Klosek, and Cayson Martin.
Regional sales managers Craig Stiens and Jacob Phipps present the Fairfax R-3 School District, represented by Principal Dustin Barnes, middle, with a America’s Farmers Grow Grant for $10,000. Each year, the Monsanto Corporation offers grants in the dollar amount of $10,000 and $25,000 to rural schools for enhancement of the technology, science, math and agriculture programs. The Fairfax R-3 School District is proud to announce that it has received a grant from Monsanto in the amount of $10,000 for the Fairfax Elementary! The Fairfax Elementary Grant money is being used to update chromebooks in grades 3-6 and for the purchase…
The Rock Port Fire Department ended the PK-3rd graders fire prevention presentation on October 12, with a ride on the fire truck “Old Mack”. Fireman W.C. Farmer led the presentation at RPE on October 12, 2017, during National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14. Each year during the month of October members of the Rock Port Volunteer Fire Department put on two assemblies, one for the PK-3rd and one for the 4th – 6th graders at Rock Port Elementary. The program was held on Thursday, October 12 right in the middle of National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2017. The presentation…
Workers for Enel Corporation, the Rock Creek Wind Project, and Tarkio College Alumni Association members continued the college beautification project Friday, October 13, 2017. The lawn was cleaned of limbs, the posts along the back drive were painted, and books in the former library were cleared out. Pictured are Kim Hoover and inset are Corey Martin and Austin Shaulis clearing out the books.
Atchison County Development Corporation (ACDC) offered a “Careers on Wheels” workshop to Atchison County freshmen. The event was held Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Rock Port City Park. Monica Bailey, ACDC Director, introduced participants, and then the speed interviews began. Groups switched every five minutes for an hour, and then the students were given time to visit more with the representative of a business they were interested in. Questions asked included: What education/training did you have to have to get for this job? Do you have a traditional office or is your vehicle your office? What’s the craziest thing…
Pictured in Union Star, Mo., after clinching the 275 Conference Championship 2017 Title is the Rock Port Lady Jays Volleyball team. Front row, left to right -Lydia Masonbrink, Darius Skillen, Marisa Carder, Brooklyn Jakub, Catyn Chamberlain, Abbie Hale, Rachel Vogler and Harlee Pritt. Back row – Coach Jennifer Vogler, Mackenzie Lager, Johnny Davis, Alivia Baucom, Makenna Farmer, Jacie McMahon, Drue Kemerling, Abby Bradley, Kelcie Gaines, Riley Vogler, Ashley Cue, Ashleigh King and Coach Thomas Herron. The Rock Port Lady Jays traveled to Union Star Oct. 12, 2017. The Rock Port JV team won their match in two sets, 25-19 and…
Pictured left to right – 2017 New Business Award recipients in attendance at the ACDC Annual Meeting were, Mike & Dana Tracy, MDT Woodworks; Courtney Meyerkorth, Odds and Ins Studio; Tanner & Sonya Holmes, Holmes Electrical Service; Amber Graham, Ella & Grey; and Alma Clodfelter, Alma’s Herbs. Executive Director Monica Bailey closed the meeting with a reminder to focus on the good things happening throughout Atchison County: #ACisAwesome. Guest speaker Corey Martin, representing the Rock Creek Wind Project, told the story of how he arrived at this point in his career. Martin then provided an update on the Rock Creek…
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently added 14 new agents. The conservation agent class of 2017 graduated during a special ceremony at the Department’s Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City on Wednesday, Oct. 4. During the graduation, the new agents were pinned with a badge by their families and also took the oath to become conservation agents. “Conservation agents have played a critical role for the department since its beginning,” MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley said. “With this role comes great opportunity, authority, and responsibility. They serve as the department’s front line ambassadors and are often the face…
Pictured above is Ryder Herron practicing his shot with a .22 rifle. Conservation Agent Eric Abbott provided instructions before the event began. Cooper Sielaff is pictured with a 12 gauge shotgun getting advice from Wally Riebesell for his best chance at breaking a clay. Paycee Slusher is pictured left, with the longbow as Aricin Weber right, waits to try his aim with a compound bow. Around 20 youth attended the annual Youth Shooting Sports Fun Day on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Atchison…
Sandra Marr, above, read the perspective of a poem she wrote from a mother to her son at C.A.R.E.’s Candlelight Vigil. Each year, C.A.R.E. hosts the vigil in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to show support to the victims of domestic violence. C.A.R.E. Advocate Teresa Morehouse speaks to the attendees of the Candlelight Vigil Wednesday, October 4, at the Atchison County Courthouse in Rock Port. C.A.R.E. Advocate Nikki Graves read the poem “We Have A Choice” at the 10th annual C.A.R.E. Candlelight Vigil Wednesday, Oct. 4. Atchison County South District Commissioner Richard Burke reads a…