FFA visits Graves-Chapple by Shelbey Morris
The Fairfax FFA took a trip to Graves-Chapple on Friday, September 16, 2016. FFA members were provided lunch and they went on a tour to learn more about agriculture.
There were different stations that covered many different things like having better beef quality and saving electricity. There was a cow on site that had a hole that was surgically implanted on its side. Using a large arm glove, students were able to feel the inside of the cow’s stomach.
Graves-Chapple was an overall fun learning experience for the FFA chapter.

Under the Friday night lights- by Shane Wallace
The East Atchison Wolves took on the Mound City Panthers last Friday night. The EA Wolves came into Friday’s game with a record of 2-3 and thirsting for another win against the Panthers, who had a record of 4-1.
The game ended with 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter, with the Wolves losing to the Panthers 78-30. Both teams gave it their all.
The Wolves will be facing the Stanberry Bulldogs this Friday.

No school for Professional Development- by Andrew Gibbons
There was no school on Monday, September 19. All of the teachers in the 275 Conference went to Northwest Missouri State University for different professional development classes.
All of the teachers went to three sessions. The first two sessions the teachers were able to pick which classes they wanted to take.
For the last session the teachers met with other teachers in our conference who teach the same subject, so they could discuss different practices and resources they use in their classrooms.

Fairfax Marching Pride- by Michael Baker
The Fairfax marching band had a good start to their marching by competing at the Hamburg Popcorn Festival. There, they tied for second place with Sidney, Iowa. The following week was the Nebraska City Applejack Parade. Unfortunately they didn’t place, but there were a few instrumental issues that had prevented them from placing in that parade. The band placed third at the Southwest Iowa Band Jamboree in Clarinda, Iowa, on October 1, 2016.