October 28, 1993

• Neighbors joined together to harvest Wendell Rolf’s crops following a four-wheeler accident that prevented Wendell from doing it himself. Approximately 52 men, 15 combines, eight trucks, 15 tractors and wagons, and four augers turned out Monday, October 25, to lend a helping hand.

• Brian Peregrine of rural Westboro, Missouri, was last week’s statewide winner of the $500 Power Points Jack Pot. Brian will receive his $500 check within a week to 10 days. Brian said that last week was the first time he had entered the Power Points Contest. “This is the first time I’ve ever won anything,” he commented.

October 24, 1968

• Tarkio was awarded a check for $700 for placing 1st in the 1,000 to 2,500 population category for the statewide program of Community Betterment at the 5th Annual Missouri Community Betterment Awards Banquet held at the Ramada Inn in Jefferson City. Mrs. Mason Houghton was presented a trophy in recognition for outstanding leadership by Missouri Governor Warren E. Hearnes.

• Misses Paula Stone, Westboro, and Colleen Calfee, Elmo, and Tim Crowley, Westboro, took a trip to Kansas City by airplane to represent St. Paul’s parish, Tarkio, and St. Benedict’s Parish, Burlington Junction, at the Catholic Youth Organization convention. The plane, a Cherokee 235, and pilot, Charles Kirk, were sent by Pete Stone of Stone Sanitation Service to fly them to Kansas City.

October 29, 1943

• Appearing in the magazine section Herald was a feature story, accompanied by pictures, entitled “Fashion Isn’t Fickle In London.” One of the models of “the smart clothing that Britsh girls are wearing” was American born Red Cross worker Mrs. Grace Medlicott, formerly Miss Grace Elizabeth Giffen of Tarkio, Missouri, and Washington, D.C., who crossed the Atlantic to be with her English husband three and a half years ago.

• Westboro High School will be dismissed next week beginning November 1 for students to pick corn. About 35 boys and several girls of the high school have made plans to alleviate the farm labor shortage in the community and go into the corn fields to pick corn for one week.