Category: People & Living

Blanchard’s cucumber tree

Elaine Artlip – And Linda Artlip Weinstein are pictured standing beneath Blanchard’s cucumber tree. (Submitted By Beverly Clinkingbeard) By Beverly Clinkingbeard I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth…

he Atchison County Development Corporation (ACDC) board meeting was held December 14, 2016. Present were: W.C. Farmer, Craig Corken, Lori Seymour, Roger Martin, Scott Melvin, and Bob Alldredge, board members; Monica Bailey, and Carol Clark. Board members voted to to…
Frost flowers can be part of landscaping

Frost flowers appear like magic in woods and fields when winter brings sub-freezing temperatures. But people can make them appear with the right choice of native plants in landscaping designs. The recent cold spell created icy blooms on the stems…

The Fairfax Board of Aldermen met in regular session December 14, 2016. The meeting was called to order by Alva Stoner, Mayor, at 6:02 p.m. Also present were: Kristi Duering, Mike Oswald, Beth Graves, and Ryan Kingery, aldermen; Melissa Gilpin,…

Every Christmas Eve, children go to bed eagerly anticipating a visit from Santa Claus. This merry gentleman is purported to visit the home of every good girl and boy, delivering gifts and cheer along the way. Before the modern evolution…

Christmas celebrants participate in many different traditions year after year, but some may not fully understand the meaning behind such activities. A Christian holiday, Christmas did not originate with all activities centralized to the church. In fact, many of the…

The following letters to Santa are from the kindergarteners at Fairfax R-3 School: Dear Santa, What kind of cookies and milk do you like? I’ve tried raisin before and I didn’t really like it so I just took the raisins…
Pinochle Club Christmas party

The Tarkio Nutrition Center held a Christmas dinner Friday, December 16, 2016. Marilyn Alldredge and Rhonda Riley are pictured above enjoying the delicious food. (Photo by Megan McAdams) The Pinochle Club enjoyed Christmas dinner and a gift exchange Wednesday, December…

Erin and Jesse Yocum of Mound City, Missouri, are pleased to announce the birth of their baby girl, Emersyn Lea Yocum. Emersyn was born at Community Hospital-Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri, at 1:59 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016. She weighed…

Submitted by Georgia Gilley The TEC Club met Tuesday, December 13, at the home of Mary Anne Pennel who had turned her house into a Christmas wonderland and her kitchen into a gourmet buffet. It was our annual Christmas feast…