Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Tarkio Chamber of Commerce urges local residents and businesses to participate in the 2nd annual Scarecrow Contest.This year’s Scarecrow Contest will be even better than last year with scarecrows entered into four categories: funniest, scariest, most original, and best look-alike. One winner... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Tony and Eryn Stepp of Tarkio are proud to announce the birth of their son, Asher Keith Stepp. Asher was born September 13, 2014, at 9:46 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, MO. He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. Big brother Ian, 8 years, and big sister Macy, 5 years, helped welcome Asher... + continue reading

JIM AND MICHELLE NA­VIN - Dish out some cake for East Atchison Wolves Jr. High Football players during an end-of-the-season meal held at the Tarkio Community Building on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The players were treated to pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, salad, and cake made by the Navins. (Photo By Megan McAdams)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Atchison County recognized Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a candlelight vigil held at 6:30 p.m.,Wednesday, October 8 on the east steps of the Atchison County Court House. Approximately 20 people of different age groups gathered in an effort to increase local awareness of domestic violence... + continue reading

Front row: Inductees Jade Lemmon, Ty Jones, Chloe Sierks and Colby Linthicum. Back row: Inductee Trevor Holmes, Treasurer Sammantha Giddinge, President - Amber Cook, ? Vice. President-Tyler Makings, Secretary- Taylor Paulo, Student Council Rep.- Madison Taylor and Inductee Alex Lawrence. (AC Mail photo)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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On Monday, October 13, six new members were inducted into the Rock Port R-II chapter of the National Honor Society. Membership in NHS is one of the highest honors one can earn in high school. NHS is far more than just an honor roll based on grades, although Scholarship is the first step. At the... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The bright colors of fall are especially beautiful on this tree at the home of Dee and Kristi Duering. + continue reading

Alex Wintz and Graceyn Campfield had fun at Mommies and Me.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Mommies and Me met Thursday morning, October 16, at the CFK building. Twelve families from Rock Port, Tarkio and Fairfax, and 17 kids enjoyed playing and interacting. Aimee’ Seymour read the book “When Autumn Comes” and sang a song with the children and parents. A scarecrow craft was made by the... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Representatives from Food Resource Bank’s Armenia-Shirak program will visit U.S. growing projects this fall. They will be presenting in Fairfax on Wednesday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the United Methodist Church basement. Everyone is welcome and supper will be provided. The three presenters are... + continue reading

The Girl Scouts were able to see the inside of an ambulance during their meeting.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Tarkio and Fairfax Girl Scouts got together Monday, October 12, and had a visitor from the Atchison-Holt Ambulance District. The girls got to go inside the ambulance and learned how to make a 9-1-1 phone call from a cell phone since many people do not have land lines. They then made a first aid... + continue reading

Tacy Mitchell serves the ball in the District Volleyball Tournament.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Class 1, District 16 Volleyball Tournament started Monday, October 22, in Tarkio, Missouri. Playing in the first game were Fairfax’s Lady Bulldogs and the Tarkio Lady Indians – meeting on the volleyball court for the third time this month. The Lady Bulldogs won the first game, 25-22, but lost... + continue reading

Emma Morris, Ryan Hopkins and Alyssa Garrison move into place while Crystal Yocum spikes the ball in the game with Tarkio.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Lady Bulldogs’ Volleyball Team hosted the Tarkio Lady Indians Thursday, October 16. It was Fairfax’s “Pink Out” game to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and also Senior Night. Crystal Yocum, daughter of Phil and Laurie Yocum, is the only senior on the team. Fairfax won both games, 27-25... + continue reading

Deaven Tunnell works to move the ball around an opponent in Friday’s game against Worth County.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The East Atchison Wolves Football Team hosted Worth County on Friday, October 17, 2014, at Kyle Field and M. David Palmeiro Stadium. The Wolves had a rough night and fell 0-50. Blaine Lambert led the Wolves in rushing yards with 24 yards, followed by Garrett Ball with 11 yards. Deaven Tunnell was... + continue reading

The East Atchison Youth Wolves 3rd & 4th grade team is headed to its first championship game this Saturday, October 25. The team will play for the Midland Empire B Division Championship at Krug Park (south field) in St. Joseph, Missouri. The game begins at 1:30 p.m. The team runs a play (above) in its game against Atchison at Savannah, Missouri, last Saturday, October 18. The Youth Wolves won 13-6.

Crystal Yocum, daughter of Laurie and Phil Yocum E.A. Wolves Cheerleader and Band Member
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Senior athletes, cheerleaders and band members were recognized at the East Atchison Wolves’ football game Friday, October 17, in Tarkio. + continue reading

Pictured above (left to right) at the FCCLA initiation ceremony are Audrae Bates, April Clark, Goldie Barnes, Crystal Yocum, Amber Clark, Caitlyn O’Riley, Haley Murry, and Karrigan Bowling.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Fairfax FCCLA chapter gained one new member this year. Initiation was held October 6, 2014 for Karrigan Bowling. The day’s events began at 7:00 a.m. in the FACS room. This year’s theme was “Dora the Explorer,” and Karrigan was dressed as Dora. She also had to eat biscuits and gravy without... + continue reading

TARKIO COMPETITORS - Seth Fletcher, Luis Villagrana, and Nick Owens begin the 275 Conference Cross Country race Tuesday, October 14, in Tarkio. Seth won the meet with a time of 19:03. Luis finished 6th and Nick finished 10th. (AC Mail Photo)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Tarkio High School Cross Country Team hosted the First 275 Conference Cross Country Meet on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Even though there were enough teams to hold a 275 Conference meet there were not enough boys teams to have a team winner. The First 275 Conference Championship team title went... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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TARKIO HIGH SCHOOL - Is hosting the Class 1, District 16 Volleyball Tournament this week. The Tarkio Lady Indians and Fairfax Lady Bulldogs faced off at the net on Monday night, October 20, with Tarkio ending the match as the victor. Pictured at top is Lady Indian Shelby McCartney with the hit and... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Tarkio and Fairfax Girl Scouts - Got together on Monday, October 12, for a visit from the the Atchison-Holt Ambulance Service. The girls got to go inside of an ambulance and learn how to make a 911 phone call from a cell phone since most people do not have landlines anymore. Pictured with the girls... + continue reading

JESSE PAYNE - Drives his 1940 Chevy in the Lord’s Acre Festival Parade. (Photo By Lorie Hall Photography)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Westboro United Methodist Church hosted its 74th annual Lord’s Acre Festival October 11 and 12, 2014, in Westboro, MO. Saturday was full of fun-filled festivities including a parade, cake contest, auction, children’s games, baby show, and a horseshoe tournament. This year’s theme was “Peace in... + continue reading

Guest speaker, Ruthie Rother of Mound City, Mo.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The first annual Quilt Show was held by the Rock Port Tourism Board on October 18-19. On display at the Atchison County Memorial Building were 81 quilts with over 150 people attending to look at the magnificent collection of quilts gathered for the occasion. Lunch was served by Arnelle Lansdown as... + continue reading

JIM AND MICHELLE NA­VIN - Dish out some cake for East Atchison Wolves Jr. High Football players during an end-of-the-season meal held at the Tarkio Community Building on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The players were treated to pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, salad, and cake made by the Navins. (Photo By Megan McAdams)

Front row: Inductees Jade Lemmon, Ty Jones, Chloe Sierks and Colby Linthicum. Back row: Inductee Trevor Holmes, Treasurer Sammantha Giddinge, President - Amber Cook, ? Vice. President-Tyler Makings, Secretary- Taylor Paulo, Student Council Rep.- Madison Taylor and Inductee Alex Lawrence. (AC Mail photo)

Alex Wintz and Graceyn Campfield had fun at Mommies and Me.

The Girl Scouts were able to see the inside of an ambulance during their meeting.

Tacy Mitchell serves the ball in the District Volleyball Tournament.

Emma Morris, Ryan Hopkins and Alyssa Garrison move into place while Crystal Yocum spikes the ball in the game with Tarkio.

Deaven Tunnell works to move the ball around an opponent in Friday’s game against Worth County.

The East Atchison Youth Wolves 3rd & 4th grade team is headed to its first championship game this Saturday, October 25. The team will play for the Midland Empire B Division Championship at Krug Park (south field) in St. Joseph, Missouri. The game begins at 1:30 p.m. The team runs a play (above) in its game against Atchison at Savannah, Missouri, last Saturday, October 18. The Youth Wolves won 13-6.

Crystal Yocum, daughter of Laurie and Phil Yocum E.A. Wolves Cheerleader and Band Member

Pictured above (left to right) at the FCCLA initiation ceremony are Audrae Bates, April Clark, Goldie Barnes, Crystal Yocum, Amber Clark, Caitlyn O’Riley, Haley Murry, and Karrigan Bowling.

TARKIO COMPETITORS - Seth Fletcher, Luis Villagrana, and Nick Owens begin the 275 Conference Cross Country race Tuesday, October 14, in Tarkio. Seth won the meet with a time of 19:03. Luis finished 6th and Nick finished 10th. (AC Mail Photo)

JESSE PAYNE - Drives his 1940 Chevy in the Lord’s Acre Festival Parade. (Photo By Lorie Hall Photography)

Guest speaker, Ruthie Rother of Mound City, Mo.

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Pictured is Jim Clodfelter, Rotary Trap Shoot Chair, congratulating Kelly Krutz, Oregon, Mo after he won Top Individual Shooter . (Submitted photo)
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The Rock Port Rotary held their annual Trap Shoot fundraiser on Sunday, October 12. The contest took place at the Atchison County Shooting Sport range. Green Rock contest winner of a Ruger 10/22 Rifle was Rod Schottel, Savannah, Mo. Top Individual Shooter was Kelly Kurtz, Oregon, Mo. He... + continue reading
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The Rock Port Marching Blue Jays just wrapped up their busy season with Trenton Missouri Days on Saturday, October 18! Rock Port competed in parade and auxiliary at Trenton. RPHS Band Instructor Abby Palmer said, “The band did a good job in spite of key personnel being sick or unavailable to be... + continue reading
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Game 1 Tarkio over Fairfax 22-25, 25-19, 25-15 Tarkio Record 7-16 Game 2 Mound City over West Nodaway 25-8, 25-10 Mound City Record 21-8-1 Game 3 Rock Port over Nodaway-Holt 25-8, 25-16 Rock Port Stat Leaders: Aces: Journi Burke Kills: Madison Taylor/Jackie Bradley 3 Blocks:... + continue reading

Dalton Jones #58 breaks a tackle and gains yardage on the play. (AC Mail photo)
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The Rock Port Blue Jays came up with enough big plays to hold off the IHS Lions. Winning the turnover battle, and adding a blocked punt in the end zone, aided the Jays overall effort in gaining the victory. Tyler Jones return of the opening kickoff gave the Blue Jays good field position at the 32... + continue reading

Erika Elam on her horse Radar. (Submitted photo)
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On Saturday, October 4, two of the Girl Scout Juniors traveled to Camp Winding River in Dearborn, Mo. The girls learned about horses and how to take care of them, and afterwards they were able to take a long, leisurely trail ride through the rolling hills of Camp Winding River. The girls had a... + continue reading
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A two-vehicle accident on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, left one local woman with serious injuries. The accident occurred on Hwy. 136, one-half mile east of Hwy. 275 near Rock Port, MO, at 5:50 p.m. Janet Lininger, age 75, of Rock Port was driving a 2011 Chevy pickup eastbound on Hwy. 136 when a... + continue reading

My name is Eliza Beasing and I am running for Atchison County Recorder of Deeds. I have been a proud resident of Atchison County for 45 years. I attended Tarkio Schools and graduated from Rock Port R-II. I am married to Bob Beasing and we have two children, Marla and Rex. They have given us 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson. I am the current manager of Casey’s General Store in Tarkio. I have over 25 years experience in business management and working with the citizens of Atchison County. I have a strong work ethic and believe that all our citizens deserve to be treated in friendly and professional manner. I believe I have the ability to implement and carry out all tasks that will be required of this position. As the Recorder of Deeds is now an electable office I hope you, the citizens of Atchison County, will allow me to work for you. I would appreciate your vote on November 4th.
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In the upcoming General Election on November 4, there are two Atchison County offices up for election. The Clerk of the Circuit Court has two candidates in the running, incumbent Lorie K. (Meier) Hall and Pam O’Riley. The other office is the new elected position of Recorder of Deeds, also with... + continue reading

Annette Weeks, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship at Craig School of Business, MWSU, spoke about the advantages Atchison County has in today’s economic environment.
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On October 14, 2014 President W.C. Farmer welcomed approximately 70 guests to the Tarkio Community Building and gave a brief history of ACDC from the volunteer organization organized in 1978 through the establishment of the 1/4-cent sales tax dedicated to an office and full-time staff in 1994.... + continue reading

Congratulations to the now official Rock Port Postmaster Deb Fletcher. She is shown helping Kay Rosenbohm with her mailings. (AC Mail photo)
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Deb Fletcher of Tarkio, has been named the Postmaster for the US Rock Port Post Office. According to USPS, the Postmaster’s duties include operations, administration, management and support tasks. Postmasters train postal employees; handle customer transactions like selling postage or money orders... + continue reading
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It was a busy week. I filled in for a bridge club in Tarkio at the Nutrition Center on Tuesday. I was hostess for a bridge club with my Rock Port friends on Wednesday. The farmer and I went to Fairfax Thursday night to watch Tarkio play against Fairfax. The farmer, the young farmers, and the... + continue reading

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