People & Living

“A Bethlehem Christmas”

Written on December 11, 2018

The Tarkio Presbyterian Church Choir and Bell Choir will be giving a musical presentation, “A Bethlehem Christmas,” during the worship service at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2018.  The church is located at 700 Maple Street. Everyone is welcome to attend this special service celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Rock Port Food Pantry Needs

Written on December 11, 2018

The Rock Port Food Pantry is currently low on the following items: crackers, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, juice, jelly, flour, cooking oil, sugar, mandarin oranges, pineapple, mixed veggies, dish soap, and laundry soap. Items can be taken to the Rock Port United Methodist Church and placed into one of the shopping carts located in the  Continue Reading »

Tarkio/Westboro Community Christmas Service

Written on December 11, 2018

The Tarkio/Westboro Community Christmas Service will be held Sunday, December 16, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tarkio First Baptist Church. There will be a live nativity and community communion, followed by community soup supper. Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate the birth of Christ and spread Christmas cheer!

Letters to Santa

Written on December 11, 2018

From local children: Dear Santa, I want an LOL doll, toy mermaid with blue hair, and a blue owl. Love, Aspyn Dear Santa, I really want to know how Comet is doing? Comet is my favorite! For Christmas, I would like an American Girl doll kitchen, a Hatchimal, and a LOL Big New Surprise. Please  Continue Reading »

Hurst re-elected Missouri Farm Bureau President

Written on December 11, 2018

Atchison County farmer Blake Hurst was re-elected president of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation (MOFB) at its 104th annual meeting. Voting delegates elected Hurst, of Tarkio, December 4, 2018, to a fifth two-year term. He is the 14th president of the organization. Approving 2018 legislative policy and electing board members capped the three-day meeting of  Continue Reading »

Tarkio Fire Dept. elects officers

Written on December 11, 2018

Following the December 2018 business meeting, the Tarkio Fire Department elected its 2019 officers. They include: Chief – Shane Bredensteiner; 1st Assistant Chief – Duane Umbarger; 2nd Assistant Chief – Mike Shaw; President – Allen Wennihan; Vice-President – Harold Vander Plaats; Secretary/Treasurer – Curtis Evans; Board Member At Large – Keaton Shaw; and Training Officer  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Park Board meeting

Written on December 11, 2018

The Rock Port Park Board met Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at Rock Port City Hall. Members present were Lisa Farmer, Jill Lager, Tisha Jackson, Devon Sons, and Gregg Young. Members absent were Shauna Farmer, Sheena Roup, Katey Kroeger, and Tawni Ellis. Also present was City Clerk Emily Schulte. Lisa Farmer called the  Continue Reading »

Climate and herbicide sessions at the Great Plains Growers Conference

Written on December 11, 2018

Submitted by Tim Baker, MU Extension Professional Field Specialist in Horticulture We will have two special tracks about climate and herbicide drift at the Great Plains Growers Conference in St. Joseph, Missouri. The date will be Friday, January 11, 2018.  The conference will be held January 10-12 with other topics. The climate session will be  Continue Reading »

Lucky Clover 4-H Club brings joy to nursing home

Written on December 11, 2018

Lucky Clover 4-H Club members (pictured above, left to right) are: front row – Sophie Storm, Leah Hirner, JJ Hirner, Brandon Athen, and Bentley Teten; back row – Tayden Cook, Jadyn Geib, Grady Cook, Jessa Geib, Emma Teten, and Ryan Athen. Written by Lucky Clover Reporter Gabe Gebhards The Lucky Clover 4-H Club got together  Continue Reading »

Rock Port UMC Provides Shelter to Stranded Motorists

Written on December 4, 2018

Motorists traveling home from their Thanksgiving festivities had quite a time making it safely on the roads this year. A snowstorm moved in Sunday, November 25, dropping over 8 inches of the fluffy stuff on Atchison County. Combined with freezing rain that had fallen before the snow and wind gusts 40 miles per hour or  Continue Reading »

Chats

Written on December 4, 2018

Winter continues to visit only on the weekends. Continue to take caution while driving on roads that are refreezing overnight. WCF  SOF There are still families in the county who need to be adopted for the holidays. Thank you to all who have already adopted someone in need. It is a great feeling to pay  Continue Reading »

Rock Port’s Christmas Adopt-A-Child/Elder

Written on December 4, 2018

The Rock Port Ministerial Alliance sponsored the Adopt-A-family program again this year. Because of the generosity of everyone who adopted a child or family/elder food basket, the Ministerial Alliance has been able to help 45 children, 18 families, and 20 elderly citizens.