People & Living

Old Time Notes – Atchison County Mail

Written on January 15, 2019

January 21, 1944 A motion picture, which is being shown at The Paramount Friday and Saturday of this week, has in it an Atchison County young man. He is Alfred Sloey, Jr., brother of Mrs. Harold Luhrs and Mrs. Wayne Kish. He is in a Jimmie Wakely trio in “Cowboy in the Clouds.” Sloey has  Continue Reading »

Extra! Extra! A blast from Tarkio’s past

Written on January 15, 2019

January 20, 1994 • The students in grades 7-12 at Tarkio High School had the opportunity to try rappelling at school on Wednesday, January 12. • The Tarkio Lady Indians placed 2nd and the Indians 3rd in the Fairfax Invitational Basketball Tournament. • “Love Letters” will be the next Mule Barn Theatre presentation at the  Continue Reading »

Formerly Forum

Written on January 15, 2019

January 20, 1994 • “Over the Backfence” by Nancy Gaines: “Now the big bucks is in pro football. If you watched the K.C. Chiefs game Sunday you could see Joe Montana’s elbow swelled up and it had to be hurting. If they wanted to eliminate him why didn’t someone just swat him on the elbow  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Food Pantry Needs

Written on January 15, 2019

The Rock Port Food Pantry is currently low on the following items: spinach, carrots, beets, tomatoes, rice, peaches, beef stew, small canned hams, chicken, peanut butter, strawberry jelly, fruit juice, shampoo, laundry soap, and dish soap. Items can be taken to the Rock Port United Methodist Church and placed into one of the shopping carts  Continue Reading »

On The Spiritual Side…8 year-old’s explanation of God

Written on January 15, 2019

Submitted by Pastor Bill Shirley, Linden Christian Church 8-year-old’s explanation of God – by Danny Dutton. Written by an 8-year-old from Chula Vista, California, for his third grade homework assignment. The assignment was to explain God. One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there  Continue Reading »

Watson News

Written on January 15, 2019

By Kay Gibson The Watson Quilters met Thursday night with Donna Whelan, Frances Nahkunst, Becky Mortimore, Linda Viets, Anita Armstrong, Holly Holmes, and Kay Gibson attending. Fran had sent ideas for our quilt. We liked one in particular, so have made plans to bring blue materials, big enough for seven blocks of 10 inch squares.  Continue Reading »

TEC Club

Written on January 15, 2019

Submitted by Georgia Gilley The TEC Club met January 8, 2019, at Aunt Martha’s Bed and Breakfast for the first meeting of the new year. It was a beautiful day for the month of January, and it had been four weeks without a pitch game. Suzanne Southard substituted for Susan Braams. Merylan Lowrey won high,  Continue Reading »

60th anniversary for Barnetts

Written on January 15, 2019

George and Anne Barnett of Tarkio, Missouri, will celebrate their 60th anniversary January 24, 2019. Their family, including children, Jeff and Bev, Julie, and Jamie and Melody, along with grandchildren, Hadley, Bree, Jae, Alex, Andi, Zech, and Hank, are holding a card shower in their honor. Please help the couple celebrate their milestone by sending  Continue Reading »

Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Written on January 15, 2019

Submitted by Jean Mensen The holidays are over and the days of the week have straightened, so time to catch up with the Piecemakers Quilt Guild. We met on December 11, 2018, at Community Hospital-Fairfax. Bev opened the meeting and roll call was answered with “the funniest Christmas gift you ever received,” and there were  Continue Reading »

New Arrival: Marlee Jane Earith

Written on January 15, 2019

Brittany Earith of Rock Port, Missouri, is pleased to announce the birth of her baby girl, Marlee Jane Earith. Marlee was born at 11:00 a.m. January 11, 2019, at Community Hospital-Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri. She weighed six pounds and 7 ounces. Besides her mother, Marlee is welcomed by siblings, Kaylee Joyce Earith, age five years,  Continue Reading »

Rock Port loves the Chiefs “snow” much

Written on January 15, 2019

Even the snowmen in Rock Port were cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, January 13, 2019. They must have been good luck because the Chiefs beat the Colts, securing a game in the playoffs against the Patriots on Sunday, January 20. Here are some very impressive snowmen that were spotted around town. Tasha,  Continue Reading »


Written on January 9, 2019

The 87th Annual Fairfax Basketball Tournament is taking place this week. It’s always a great showing of the talents of our local athletes, as well as the coming together of the community to create an entertaining atmosphere of those who gather to watch the games. Get out to Fairfax and cheer on our local athletes.  Continue Reading »