The annual election of members for the Atchison County University of Missouri Extension Council will take place January 3-20, 2017. There are two seats in the Tarkio R-I School District, two seats in the Rock Port R-II School District and one seat in the Fairfax R-3 School District up for election. Candidates running this year are: Donna Million and Joy Clapp, Tarkio; Alan Lager and Jeremy Palmer, Rock Port; and David Fast, Fairfax.
The Atchison County MU Extension Council is the local link between county residents and the University of Missouri. Council members assist in planning and carrying out Extension educational programs to improve people’s lives.
University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs in such categories as agriculture, home economics, business and industry, community development, youth development (4-H), and various continuing education courses, seminars and workshops. University of Missouri Extension does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran in employment or programs
Voting throughout the county will be by school districts and anyone 18 or older is eligible to vote. Ballots may be cast online at http://extension.missouri.edu/atchison or at the Atchison County Extension Center located in the Velma Houts building. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information contact the Atchison County Extension Center, 201 Hwy. 136 East, Rock Port at 660-744-6213.