People & Living

Alfalfa weevil active locally

Written on April 13, 2021

Hatching of alfalfa weevil has begun. Alfalfa weevil is an important pest of alfalfa which defoliates the plant. Newly hatch larva typically feed on the terminal leaves and the new leaves are skeletonized. Maturing larvae will move down plant and feed between the leaf veins. The time it takes to reach the adult stage depends  Continue Reading »

Corn emergence slows with cooler temperatures

Written on April 13, 2021

Corn requires about 100 to 120 growing degree days to emerge. With average air temperature dropping, this will delay corn germination. The speed which corn will germinate will depend on the temperatures of the rest of April. Soil temperatures at the time of this writing are below the mid-50s. Air and soil temperatures are measured  Continue Reading »

FSA accepting CFAP 2 applications

Written on April 13, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, an effort to distribute resources more broadly and  Continue Reading »

Virtual turkey check station

Written on April 13, 2021

The Northwest Missouri Sportsman’s Club held a virtual turkey check station for area hunters during youth weekend, April 10 and 11. Seven young hunters posted pictures of their turkeys on the club’s Facebook page. Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young turkey hunters in Missouri harvested 2,771 birds over the  Continue Reading »

Spring piano recital

Written on April 13, 2021

Students of Palmer’s Piano Studio performed April 21. Pictured above, from left to right, are: front row – Elaina Kroeger, Isabella Kroeger, Issac Dougherty, Zeke Gebhards, Cora Hirner, Frank Kroeger, J.J. Hirner, and Caroline Powell; middle row – Sophia Storm and Audrey Dougherty; and back row – Jakobie Hays, Mrs. Abby Palmer, RyAnne Herron, and  Continue Reading »

Hurst Greenery hosts Spring Open House

Written on April 13, 2021

Hurst Greenery held its Spring Open House Saturday, April 10, 2021. The greenhouses always look so beautiful, thanks in part to the Hurst grandkids, including Josh Schlueter, above, and Lizzie Schlueter, below, who also provided delicious goodies for customers who stopped by. Stop by Hurst Greenery at 30208 150th Street, Westboro, or give them a  Continue Reading »

Going flippin’ crazy for pancakes

Written on April 13, 2021

The Fairfax Kiwanis Club and Fairfax Optimist Club hosted their Election Day Pancake Feed a little differently this year. Due to COVID-19, the normally indoor event at the Fairfax Community Building was carry-out and drive-through only. However, that didn’t stop people from enjoying a delicious lunch and/or dinner Tuesday, April 6. Pictured picking up their  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Food Pantry

Written on April 13, 2021

The Rock Port Food Pantry is currently low on the following items: peas, cream soup, cooking oil, small canned hams, chicken, Spam, jelly, and tissues. The Rock Port Food Pantry is trying to stock some items that families cannot buy on SNAP. These items include personal/hygiene items, deodorant, cleaning supplies, trash bags, baby items, and  Continue Reading »

Healthier Living Class

Written on April 13, 2021

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, an evidence-based program that offers strategies for daily management of any chronic condition, will be offered via Zoom starting May 5 to people in the workplace. This free program consists of 12 one-hour classes that will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.  Continue Reading »

Christian Motorcyclists Association participating in Run for the Son

Written on April 13, 2021

It is time again for the Christian Motorcyclists Association’s annual Run for the Son motorcycle ride. The members of the local Heartland Riders Chapter will be riding on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Run for the Son is a fundraiser supporting evangelistic efforts in the United States and around the world. Of the monies collected, 20%  Continue Reading »

On The Spiritual Side…Rebirth

Written on April 13, 2021

Submitted by Pastor Julie Sanders, Tarkio and Westboro United Methodist Churches Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” Nicodemus asked, “How can someone be born when they are old, surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be  Continue Reading »

Chats

Written on April 13, 2021

District Scholar Bowl Tournaments will be held this Saturday, April 17. Rock Port will host the Class 2, District 8 Scholar Bowl Tournament, and Tarkio will host the Class 1, District 8 Scholar Bowl Tournament. Good luck to all! WCF SOF The annual Blue Jay Relays will begin shortly after this week’s paper goes to  Continue Reading »