Tarkio Elementary students named Students of the Quarter

Tarkio Elementary students were recently recognized as “Students of the Quarter” for the 2nd quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Honored for their good behavior and academic achievements were:
Kindergarten – Makenna Caudill, Gabby Hogue, Kinsley Merriweather**, Caroline Powell**, Josh Schlueter**, Aiden Erickson**, Viviane Hale**, Liam Liechti, and Gracie Walker
First Grade – Damon Drummond**, Luke Gebhards**, Presley Herron**, Azlynn Wiley**, Kelsey Avrett, Annalee Livengood**, Maddox Pearson**, Ben Rolf**, and Axyl Slemp, Macy Stepp**
Second Grade – Parker Livengood**, Brody Wennihan, Chase Pearson, and Bailey Wennihan**
Third Grade – Robbie Armstrong, Jaeka Wiley, and Calliegh Marriott**
Fourth Grade – Brezie Bywater, River Dow, Jillian Hannah**, Abbie Harms**, Luke Morey, Izzy Ramirez**, Lizzie Schlueter**, Jacob Shubkagel, Kamryn Brown**, Sydnee Bruns**, Haylee Clark**, Gabe Harms**, and Alyson Wooten**
Fifth Grade – Alex Bar­nett**, Jozee Eaton**, Claire Martin**, Tommi Martin**, Alexis Bywater**, Dalaynie Drummond**, Em­my Laur**, Jersi Poppa**, Garret Rosenbohm**, Ian Stepp**, Emma Viets**, and Brooklyn Wennihan**
Sixth Grade – Alaina Armstrong**, Emilee Caudill, Alexis Gibler**, Josie King**, Alex Ramirez**, Tessa Rolf**, Emily Blum**, Connor Brown**, Kelsea Kirwan**, Grace Peck, Rylie Simmons, and Kalynn Smith**
Students with two stars (**) by their names were named Student of the Quarter for 1st and 2nd quarters.

THS Trap shooters compete- The Tarkio High School Trap Shooting Team traveled to Smithville, Missouri, to compete in an event on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Tarkio’s results follow (two scores, number of shots out of 25): Shae DeRosier – 15 and 20; Colin Joesting – 21 and 18; and Bella Hurst – 21 and 22.

Tarkio Junior High Scholar Bowl- Tarkio Junior High Scholar Bowl Meet: Thursday At Tarkio at 4:30 p.m. w/Jefferson, South Holt and Union Star.

Fairfax Volunteer Fire Dept. hosting Fish Fry Feb. 18- The Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Fish Fry Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Fairfax Fire Station. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. and free will donations will be accepted. Free delivery is available to senior citizens in Fairfax by calling 660-686-2581.

Shelby coming around the mountain- For the first Senior Spotlight of the year, I would like to introduce you to senior Shelby Ann McCartney. Shelby is the daughter of Marvin McCartney and Martha McCartney. Marvin works at Mo Valley Ag and Martha works as a Highway Patrol Officer. Shelby has one sister, Taylor, who is 23 and works as a 3rd grade teacher in Trenton, Missouri. Shelby also has a dog, Sadie, who she got for Christmas one year.
One of Shelby’s many childhood memories is playing in the sprinklers all the time and creating grass meatballs. Over the course of her time at Tarkio High School, Shelby has participated in many sports and organizations such as band, volleyball, for which she has received many Conference and District honors, FCCLA, a football cheerleader, National Honor Society, basketball, track, Interact Club, and FCA. When she is not playing a sport or participating in school activities you can find Shelby working at the local Hy-Vee or when she is not doing that you can find her hanging with her friends and watching Netflix. Some of Shelby’s favorite things are the TV show Fixer Upper, listening to the song “Bright” by Echosmith, drinking Dr. Pepper, watching the movie Matilda, watching the Chiefs play football, studying anatomy, and reading HDTV Magazine. One of Shelby’s most memorable moments from high school is getting to perform at State Basketball. On the other side, Shelby’s most embarrassing memory from high school is when she fell into the bleachers during her 8th grade year in PE.
After high school, Shelby plans on attending Northwest Missouri State University to receive a pre-physical therapy degree and then go to Rockhurst University for a doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Five Irrelevant Questions for Shelby
• If you had superpowers, what would they be?
To be able to fly and to defy gravity
• If you could wish for anything in the world, what would it be?
A teleportation machine
• What would you do if you won the lottery?
Travel the world
• What event in history would you want to go back to and watch happen or experience?
Discover America with Christopher Columbus
• What are you looking forward to most after graduation?
Starting life on my own.

East Atchison wins one of three against South Holt- The East Atchison jr. varsity boys and varsity girls and boys hosted South Holt in basketball action Tuesday night, January 17, 2017. It was Pink Out night so besides the games, the crowd was treated to a bake sale, auction, and flowers presented by players.
The jr. varsity boys started off the night with a hard fought game. They ultimately lost 34-38. Tyler Brown led the Wolves with 13 points (one three-pointer), followed by Trey Bowling with 12, Gus Hurst with four, Braylen Lambert with three, and Tyler Jennings with two.
The varsity lady girls defeated South Holt 66-31. Jaycee Graves led the Lady Wolves with a whopping 31 points! Also adding to the score were Kinley Thornhill with 10, Kilea Cooper with six, Kaely Kirwan with five, Chloe Bruns and Shelby McCartney with four each, Alyssa Garrison with three, Madison Ohrt with two, and Lily Graves with one.
The varsity boys lost to South Holt 50-62. Jake McEnaney led the Wolves with 20 points (three three-pointers), followed by Gage McAdams with 16 (two three-pointers), Brody Cooper with 11 (one three-pointer), Zach Garrison with two, and Mason Straub with one. Coach Robbie Bates commented, “The kids fought hard with two kids out sick. We played like we were playing early in the season and we need to continue that.”