People & Living

Rock Port Food Pantry

Written on January 12, 2021

The Rock Port Food Pantry is currently low on the following items: spinach, kraut, crackers, rice, pancake mix, syrup, paper towels, peaches, pineapple, chicken, spam, jelly, and fruit juices (not apple juice). Items can be taken to the Rock Port United Methodist Church and placed into one of the shopping carts located in the lobby.  Continue Reading »

Fresh Mobile Pantry for Atchison County residents

Written on January 12, 2021

Atchison County Community Services, Inc. in partner with Second Harvest will be holding food drops on the third Tuesday of each month, weather permitting, in Tarkio. These food drops will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (or until supplies last). The next food drop is Tuesday, January 19. Vehicles should line up on 3rd  Continue Reading »

2021 Tarkio FFA calendars available

Written on January 12, 2021

The Tarkio FFA 2021 Calendars are now available. The calendars include Tarkio R-I school and athletic events, as well as birthdays and anniversaries. The calendars are available at Farmers State Bank (ask for one while going through the drive-through), the Tarkio Avalanche, and Tarkio High School.

Voting for county Extension Council candidates begins Jan. 18

Written on January 12, 2021

The annual election of new members to the Atchison County University of Missouri Extension Council will be held January 18 – 22, 2021. Any Atchison County resident who is of voting age is eligible to vote. Ballots may be cast online at or in person at the Atchison County Extension office in the Velma  Continue Reading »

On The Spiritual Side…Jesus: The Perfecter of Faith

Written on January 12, 2021

Submitted by Pastor Richard Boettner, Rock Port Baptist Church I hope in this article to present some truths about Jesus that will help us to live after Christmas is all finished, and as we begin the New Year 2021. I am also aware that these are days of difficult circumstances for us in our world  Continue Reading »

Santa and his carolers visit nursing home

Written on January 12, 2021

Santa Claus and Tarkio Elementary fourth graders visited Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care around Christmas to wave to the residents from their windows and sing carols. It was a nice surprise and enjoyed by all! (Photo by Felisha Slemp)

Formerly Forum

Written on January 12, 2021

January 18, 1946 • Raymond McNeil began his duties Monday morning as postal clerk at the local post office. Raymond was discharged from the Navy last fall after serving since early in the war. Much of his service was overseas. • William A. King has sold his 30 1/2 acres of land in the Irish  Continue Reading »

Extra! Extra! A blast from Tarkio’s past

Written on January 12, 2021

January 18, 1946 • Robert Knox and Ben Hunter will open a new motor service Friday, February 1, in the old Sinclair station at 1st and Walnut Streets. They will feature Phillips “66” products. The men plan to have a complete one-stop station open 24 hours daily with competent attendants to give full service on  Continue Reading »

Old Time Notes – Atchison County Mail

Written on January 12, 2021

January 11, 1946 • Representatives of the Peppard Seed Co. have been here this week carrying on operations to protect and save from possible overflow 1,700,000 pounds of popcorn stored in a large crib near the Hamburg depot. While the corn may not be in immediate danger, recent overflows in southwest Iowa caused by ice  Continue Reading »

General sign-up for CRP ends Feb. 12

Written on January 12, 2021

Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program until February 12, 2021. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. “This sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program gives producers and landowners an  Continue Reading »

State Rep. Allen Andrews elected to serve as House Majority Whip

Written on January 12, 2021

State Representative Allen Andrews is the new Majority Whip of the 101st General Assembly. State Representative Allen Andrews will be playing a pivotal role for the Missouri House Republican Caucus in the 2021 legislative session. On January 6, 2021, Andrews officially began his work as the new Majority Whip of the 101st General Assembly, a  Continue Reading »

OATS Transit schedule

Written on January 5, 2021

OATS Transit is open for regular transportation service. Face masks are required on the bus due to COVID-19. OATS Transit is available to the rural general public of any age, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Call the OATS Transit office at 816-279-3131 or 800-831-9219 to schedule a ride or find about service in your area.  Continue Reading »