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Written on April 16, 2019

April 21, 1944 • At a meeting of the Fairfax Board of Education held Friday night of last week, S.K. Skelton was elected superintendent of the Fairfax public schools for the coming term. Mr. Skelton comes to Fairfax from Hatfield, Missouri, where he has been superintendent for the past two years. • Wm. E. Booth  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Good Friday service

Written on April 16, 2019

The Rock Port Ministerial Alliance will hold a Good Friday service on April 19 at 12:00 noon at First Lutheran Church, Rock Port. Pastor Donna Clark Fuller will be the speaker. A sack lunch will be provided.

Blessing Box at Fairfax UMC

Written on April 16, 2019

The Fairfax Methodists now have a Blessing Box outside the elevator entrance at the church. It is shaped like a small building and up off the ground. Non-perishable items will be kept in it at all times and it will not be locked for anyone needing something day or night.

Rock Port Food Pantry needs

Written on April 16, 2019

The Rock Port Food Pantry is currently low on the following items: pancake mix, shampoo, dish soap, cooking oil, muffin mix, juice, macaroni and cheese, box potatoes, cereal, jelly, detergent, peanut butter, and canned fruits. Items can be taken to the Rock Port United Methodist Church and placed into one of the shopping carts located  Continue Reading »

Heartland Riders Chapter of CMA to ride in Run for the Son May 4

Written on April 16, 2019

The Heartland Riders chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will be participating in CMA’s annual fundraising event, Run for the Son (RFS), on Saturday, May 4, 2019. CMA chapters all over the U.S. plan a 100 mile motorcycle ride for this event. Chapter members seek donations from family, friends, businesses, and other organizations for  Continue Reading »

Palmer’s Piano Studio holds spring recital

Written on April 16, 2019

Mrs. Abby Palmer and her students held a piano recital at the Rock Port United Methodist Church April 14, 2019. Those wowing the crowd with their perfect musical abilities were: Sophia Storm – Down In A Coal Mine, Bells Are Ringing, The Snake Dance Zeke Gebhards – Lightning Ranger, The Streamline Express, Monkey Business Caroline  Continue Reading »

Watson News

Written on April 16, 2019

By Kay Gibson Ah, yes, what a mess things have been for the past month. Most of the people are moved back into Watson except those who had too much water in their homes. Water was all around the village, in the village, but although some houses got saturated with water, thankfully, many did not  Continue Reading »

Peru State College announces winners of new scholarship model, Success Awards

Written on April 16, 2019

More than 400 students have been awarded a Success Award to attend Peru State College. Students who qualify are guaranteed immediately upon admission a renewable tuition award worth thousands of dollars over the course of four years. Peru State College has reworked its scholarships into a new model based on findings that high school GPA  Continue Reading »

Tarkio resident earns degree from WGU

Written on April 16, 2019

Leah Armstrong, Tarkio, Missouri, has earned her Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, DC), 69th (Indianapolis, Indiana), and 70th (Orlando, Florida) commencement ceremonies last fall and earlier this year to celebrate the recent graduation of nearly 22,000 students from across  Continue Reading »

Pitch news

Written on April 16, 2019

By Georgia Gilley The TEC Club met Tuesday, April 9, at Aunt Martha’s Bed and Breakfast in Fairfax, Missouri. Only one member was missing. Sharon Smith helped us out. Deb Johnson won high, Pam Cooper won second high and Merylan Lowrey had low score. On one round the final score was 3-2. It’s rather difficult  Continue Reading »

Girl Scouts take trip to Dairy Diner

Written on April 16, 2019

Girl Scouts Avery, Brenna, Leila, Carley, and Kaylee enjoy their annual spring trip to Ray’s Dairy Diner in Fairfax, Missouri. The Dairy Diner opened for the season earlier this month and have been busy with people who love their tasty treats and delicious food, as well as hometown friendly service. (Photo by Sam O’Riley)

Spring is in full swing

Written on April 16, 2019

The Fairfax City Park was full of smiling children who have welcomed the spring weather. (Photo submitted by Sam O’Riley)