People & Living

ACDC’s Youth Beautification Grant: 2022-2023 applications due Sept. 7

Written on August 9, 2022

Atchison County Development Corporation (ACDC) coordinates a number of workforce programs that connect students with opportunities in their county. In addition to local career awareness, they work to cultivate leadership and volunteerism through the #MakeACBeautiful youth grant program, which awards at least $500 to a beautification project in each of the three school district areas.  Continue Reading »

Diabetes self-management class offered online

Written on August 9, 2022

“Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes,” an evidence-based program designed to teach strategies for managing diabetes, will be offered via Zoom. This program consists of six, 2.5-hour classes that will be held from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Classes will begin on August 25 and will run through October 6. The classes are free, and each  Continue Reading »

MU Graves-Chapple Extension and Education Center Field Day is Aug. 23

Written on August 9, 2022

The University of Missouri Graves-Chapple Extension and Education Center will celebrate a new chapter during the center’s August 23 field day. “We are now part of the MU Extension network of extension and education centers,” said Jim Crawford, director of the MU Graves-Chapple Extension and Education Center, which is in Fairfax in Atchison County. “Along  Continue Reading »

Chats

Written on August 9, 2022

School days are here once more. Be sure to drive safely as student athletes have already taken to the fields and streets to practice. Also, drive the speed limit, especially around the schools, and be sure to stop for loading and unloading buses anywhere that you see one. That stop sign you see on the  Continue Reading »

Old Time Notes – Atchison County Mail

Written on August 9, 2022

August 15, 1947 • Floyd LaHue of Langdon sold a load of white corn that weighed 237 bushels. At $2.51 a bushel he realized $600 for the load. • A new idea for a fish fry was tried Sunday evening when several couples went to various streams hereabouts and caught their own fish. They met  Continue Reading »

“Extra! Extra!” A blast from Tarkio’s past

Written on August 9, 2022

August 15, 1947 • George Balle of near Tarkio has purchased from Dr. G. R. Wempe and now is busy tearing down the building known as the Old Buster House on Broad Street. Built in 1880, the construction has been one of the old landmarks of Tarkio. When the building and city were new, the  Continue Reading »

Formerly Forum

Written on August 9, 2022

August 15, 1947 • Harold K. Townsend called his mother, Mrs. Margaret Townsend, Wednesday morning of last week by telephone from Munich, Germany. Harold is in the Air Force. • In the county library’s monthly report, Blanche Jones, librarian, showed that 1,970 books were circulated and 16 films loaned for use with groups. One hundred  Continue Reading »

Rock Port and Watson United Methodist Churches welcome Pastor Bill Hargis

Written on August 9, 2022

  The United Methodist Churches in Rock Port and Watson welcome Pastor Bill Hargis. The Rock Port and Watson United Methodist Churches have welcomed Pastor Bill Hargis as the new pastor. Pastor Hargis and his wife, Cher, and dog recently moved to Rock Port from Bolivar, Missouri. Pastor Hargis was put on the pulpit supply  Continue Reading »

Tarkio Assembly Of God Church hosting Encounter Service Aug. 28

Written on August 9, 2022

The Tarkio Assembly of God Church is hosting an Encounter Service Sunday, August 28, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Special guest will be Evangelist Michael Holman of Kansas City, Missouri. Stop by for an anointed worship, inspired preaching, and powerful prayer times! For more information, call the church at 660-736-5331. The church is located at 101  Continue Reading »

Atchison County Head Start

Written on August 9, 2022

Atchison County Head Start in Rock Port, Missouri, has openings for preschool age children ages 3 to 5 years old. Head Start is a FREE preschool to all families. Families are accepted based on income. Families receiving SNAP benefits automatically qualify. Head Start accepts children with disabilities and those not potty trained. Head Start has  Continue Reading »

New Arrivals

Written on August 9, 2022

William Alan Sands Shannon and Mark Sands of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, are pleased to announce the birth of their baby boy, William Alan Sands. William was born at 2:37 p.m. July 5, 2022, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. He weighed six pounds and 11 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Besides his parents, William  Continue Reading »

Mitchell earns MSU degree

Written on August 9, 2022

Missouri State University awarded 2,878 degrees to students in spring 2022. The commencement ceremonies took place May 20, 2022, at Great Southern Bank Arena in Springfield. Tacy Mitchell of Fairfax, Missouri, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Summa Cum Laude.