People & Living

Legion members recognized

Written on November 12, 2019

Ralph Greer American Legion Post #49 recognized Legion members for 50 plus years of membership at a dinner Monday, November 11. Elmer Davis, left, and Tony McKenney, right, were recognized for 50 years of membership. Danny Herron, center, was recognized for 51 years of membership.

Formerly Forum

Written on November 12, 2019

November 17, 1944 • An Armistice program and memorial service for the men of the local community, who have lost their lives in the present war, were held at the school building Monday evening under the sponsorship of the American Legion. The Rev. C.W. McCoy, pastor of the local Baptist Church, made the address. There  Continue Reading »

Extra! Extra! A blast from Tarkio’s past

Written on November 12, 2019

November 17, 1944 • Dr. Ralph Waldo Emerson, evangelist of Kansas City, will preach at the Christian Church Sunday morning. Mr. Emerson, a relative of Ralph Waldo Emerson of American literature fame, comes from a family of generations of ministers. • A four-engine bomber crashed on the Rudolph (Babs) Staples farm eight miles east of  Continue Reading »

Old Time Notes – Atchison County Mail

Written on November 12, 2019

November 17, 1944 Not content to have just finished an undefeated football season, the Blue Jay squad, under the direction of Coach Hinderliter, played a “family affair” on the local field last Friday evening. A good attendance watched the boys play as hard as if against an out-of-town rival. The squad was divided into two  Continue Reading »

Community Hospital Auxiliary meeting

Written on November 12, 2019

Submitted by Jan Taylor Community Hospital Auxiliary met October 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room at Community Hospital-Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri. The meeting began with 15 members and two guests present and was opened with the reciting of the auxiliary prayer. The minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurer’s report were approved  Continue Reading »

Rotarians hear update on Second Harvest

Written on November 12, 2019

Michelle Fagerstone, Director of Marketing at Second Harvest, was the guest speaker at the November 5, 2019, meeting of the Tarkio Rotary Club. She shared with the Rotarians that food insecurity exists in every county in the country. In Atchison County with 5,200 residents, nearly 700 individuals are food insecure, making the insecurity rate 12.3%.  Continue Reading »

MRTA learns about situational awareness

Written on November 12, 2019

Deputy Devon Sons gave a presentation on situational awareness at the MRTA meeting. (Submitted photo) Submitted by Phyllis Dannar The Atchison-Holt Unit of MRTA met November 7 at Dusty Trail in Rock Port. Meeting plans were made by Kayla Sierks, Retirement Education Committee Chairman. Guests included Donnie Parsons, Rock Port High School Principal; Ken Miller, Rock  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Food Pantry needs

Written on November 12, 2019

The Rock Port Food Pantry is currently low on the following items: Crackers, stuffing, syrup, pasta, pasta sauce, sugar, cooking oil, mandarin oranges, pineapple, beef stew, small canned hams, peanut butter, jelly, and juices. Items can be taken to the Rock Port United Methodist Church and placed into one of the shopping carts located in  Continue Reading »

OATS Transit schedule

Written on November 12, 2019

The OATS Transit has announced the following schedule from Atchison County to: • Tarkio in-town: Nov. 15 • Maryville: Nov. 19 OATS Transit will be closed and most regular routes will not be running on November 28 or 29. The fare outside the county is $4 each way, or $1 each time you board the  Continue Reading »

Bea Harvill is turning 90!

Written on November 12, 2019

Bea Harvill is turning 90 on Friday, November 15, 2019. Help her celebrate by attending her birthday party (there will be cake) on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care (300 Cedar Street). Feel free to bring a card. If you can not attend, cards may be sent to:  Continue Reading »

Kiwanis Club to honor Doyne Swan

Written on November 12, 2019

Fairfax Kiwanis Club members will be honoring Doyne Swan, long time member, for his 96th birthday, with a cake and punch reception, Wednesday, November 20, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Rock Port. Friends and family are welcome to attend. A card shower is suggested and cards may sent to the following  Continue Reading »

Fairfax Kiwanis Pancake Feed

Written on November 12, 2019

Betty Wennihan was all smiles at the Fairfax Kiwanis Club’s Pancake Feed Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the Fairfax Community Room. The Kiwanians made a delicious “breakfast” meal for lunch and dinner that day. Nan Stepp and Kenna Levings visit with Fairfax Kiwanis Club member Marilyn Alldredge during the Kiwanis’ Pancake Feed Tuesday, November 5,  Continue Reading »