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					                     “ First with the News”

 The Fairfax
Includes Sales Tax
                      Established 1892 • Volume 116 • Number 51
                               Fairfax, Atchison County, Missouri
                                  Thursday, December 3, 2009

City of Fairfax applies                                          Holiday spirit comes alive
for financial assistance
                                                                 during Light Nite activities
for water project                                                   Light Nite in Fairfax took
   The City of Fairfax has       cerning the proposal, alter-    place on Saturday evening,
applied for financial as-        native sites or actions that    November 28, 2009, in the
sistance with USDA-Rural         would avoid these impacts,      Fairfax City Park. Many
Development. The proposal        and methods that could be       people turned out for the
consists of a water distribu-    used to minimize these im-      event which was organized
tion project involving the re-   pacts.                          by Sarah Osburn with help
placement or installation of        The enviromental docu-       from several families. The
approximately 13,000 linear      mentation regarding this        weather was perfect for a
feet of 6” and 3,5000 linear     proposal is available for re-   night of fun, food and fellow-
feet of 8” polyethylene water    view at city hall in Fairfax.   ship.
line.                            Contact Becky Wilson, city         Those present registered
   The work on the project       clerk, 207 E. Main, Fairfax,    for drawings. Winners of the
under this funding will be       or call 660-686-3520. For       drawings were: Wal-Mart
located within the city limits   questions regarding the         $25 Gift Certificate (donat-
of Fairfax. If implemented,      proposal contact Barbara A.     ed by Community Hospital
the project will include an      Ross, USDA-Rural Devel-         - Fairfax) won by Charlotte
estimated 800 linear feet of     opment, 816-364-3767, ext.      Miller; Gator Golf (donat-
pipe that will be located in     129. Any person interested      ed by Roger and Suzanne
the 100-year floodplain. The     in commenting on this pro-      Southard) won by Johnny
public has been informed of      posal should submit com-        Pickard; Barbie doll (donat-
this proposed construction       ments to the above address      ed by Roger and Suzanne          Visiting Santa Claus - Pictured above is Skyla Harvey,
in the floodplain and are        by Monday, December 21,         Southard) won by Shawna          right, as she visits Santa Claus in the Boy Scout Cabin dur-
requested to comment con-        2009.                           Heits’ daughter; CFX t-shirt     ing Light Nite on Saturday evening, November 28.
                                                                 (donated by Fairfax Forum)

Write letters to Santa                                           won by David Bungenstock;
                                                                 football (donated by Mari-
                                                                                                  the park slab. Games includ-
                                                                                                  ed: turkey bowling (spon-
                                                                                                                                   Scout and Girl Scouts and
                                                                                                                                   the prize was donated by
   Letters to Santa Claus are being accepted at the Fair-        lyn and Leon Reed) won           sored by Roger and Lou Ann       Judy Brown; and the fam-
fax Forum office. Children may leave their letters in San-       by Caitlyn O’Riley; Fairfax      Pennel and the Fairfax High      ily decoration went to the
ta’s special box located at the Fairfax Forum office on Main     Christmas Tree (donated by       School Hi-STEP/TNT mem-          Straub family with the prize
Street in Fairfax.                                               Kent Fisher Insurance) won       bers); musical present pass      donated by H.A. Sly Farm
   The letters will be forwarded to Santa Claus at the North     by Shaun O’Riley family;         (sponsored by Jamie Lewis        and Tiffanie Gaines. The
Pole. The letters will also be printed in upcoming issues of     and Christmas blanket (do-       Trucking); and turkey hoop       most holiday spirit during
the Fairfax Forum.                                               nated by Dr. Wayne Ireland)      shoot (sponsored by H.A. Sly     Light Nite went to Mason
   Don’t wait, because letters need to get to Santa as soon as   won by Shanna Gilpin.            Farm). Prizes for the games      Straub and Skyla Harvey
possible so his elves can have everything ready in time for         Apples from Santa were        were donated by Jim and          with prizes given by Dr. Da-
Christmas. Children may leave their letters in the special       donated by Dr. Wayne Ire-        Pam Davis.                       vid Scarbrough.
box, mail to P.O. Box 349, Fairfax, MO 64446, or email them      land. Cookies were made by          A campfire was set up on         Volunteers    for  Light
to                                          Xi Lambda sorority mem-          the park stage for S’mores       Nite were: Darian Burke,
                                                                 bers and hot chocolate was       (sponsored by the Margaret       Kelsey Sly, Kourtney Sly,
                                                                 served by the Fairfax Girl       Osburn Family). Santa ar-        Jon Graves Family, Chris
                                                                 Scouts. Junior Miss Fairfax,     rived by fire truck and was      Smith Family, Ryan Osburn,
                                                                 Alyssa Lewis, gave the wel-      in the Boy Scout Cabin for       Shelbie and Kelcie Gaines,
                                                                 come followed by holiday         children to visit. Santa’s       Ashton and Alyssa Lewis,
                                                                 entertainment and a Christ-      special box was at the Boy       Marissa Hedlund and the
                                                                 mas story read to the chil-      Scout Cabin for children to      Hi-STEP/TNT        members,
                                                                 dren that were present.          place their Christmas lists      Aaron and Cole Simmons,
                                                                    At 6:15 p.m. the switch       in.                              Danny Kemerling, Craig
                                                                 was flipped to turn on the          Business Christmas light      Heits, Deanna Beck, Emily
                                                                 park display lights which        winner was the Exchange          VanGundy, Chelsea Miller,
                                                                 was followed by games on         Bank of Fairfax. Prize was       Tiffani   Burke,     Braden

                                                                 Band to                          donated by Marilyn and
                                                                                                  Leon Reed. The display win-
                                                                                                  ner in the park was the Boy
                                                                                                                                   Graves, Madelyn Lilly and
                                                                                                                                   the Fairfax School.

                                                                 homes                            Parents’ Day Out
                                                                    The Fairfax High School
                                                                 Concert Band will be mak-
                                                                 ing their annual nursing
                                                                                                  this Saturday
                                                                                                     The Fairfax Family, Ca-       children will play games,
                                                                 home debut on Monday, De-
                                                                                                  reer and Community Lead-         take naps, and have fun!
                                                                 cember 7, 2009. Christmas
                                                                                                  ers of America (FCCLA) will      Lunch will be provided
                                                                 music will be performed for
                                                                                                  host its annual Parent’s’Day     for the children. If anyone
                                                                 the residents of Pleasant
                                                                                                  Out on Saturday, December        would like to pre-register or
                                                                 View Nursing Home in Rock
                                                                                                  5, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   if anyone has any questions,
                                                                 Port, MO, at 11 a.m. and for
                                                                                                  The event will be held at the    contact FCCLA advisor, Mrs.
                                                                 Tarkio Rehabilitation and
                                                                                                  Community for Kids’ Pre-         Million, at 660-686-2851.
        Putting up Christmas decorations                         Health Care in Tarkio, MO,
                                                                                                  school in Fairfax.               Parents’ Day Out is for chil-
                                                                 at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is
Preparing for Christmas - Christmas decorations on                                                   The reason for Parents’       dren ages two to eight. In
                                                                 invited to ome to the nurs-
the Main Street of Fairfax were put on Friday afternoon,                                          Day Out is to let parents        case of inclement weather,
                                                                 ing homes and enjoy visit-
November 20, in preparation of the upcoming Christmas                                             have a day off to relax, go      the alternative date will be
                                                                 ing with the residents while
season. Pictured above is Fairfax City Employee, Joey Sw-                                         Christmas shopping, or           Saturday, December 12.
                                                                 listening to some Christmas
enson, left, as he hands a Christmas decoration to KCP&L                                          Christmas decorating. The
employee, John Whittington, right.
                                                              Thursday, December 3, 2009
                                                                                  Page 2

 Fairfax                                                                                                                                               Ask Elsie Fae
                                                                       Established 1892                              THE AMEN CORNER                                  and relief, Dillon Noland       Mike Leisman. He wanted
                                                                                                                      The Brown Billed Pelican                        and Ryan Burke were col-        to know if I needed any
                                                                                                                   has been taken off the En-                         lecting for the Salvation       whipping cream, because
                                                                                                                   dangered Species List. I’m                         Army, and Eric Krutz and        he had cream and his store
                                                 (USPS 184-080)
                                                                                                                   happy for the Brown Billed                         Jase Masonbrink were just       was open.
                                          128 Main Street - P.O. Box 349
                                                                                                                   Pelican, but how, and when,                        “messin’ around”.                  This was a reference to
                                              Fairfax, Missouri 64446
                                                                                                                   can we get the Christians                                 GOOD NEWS                an article I had in the paper
                                       (660) 686-2741 / Fax (660) 686-3442
                                                                                                                   off the Endangered Species                            As usual, Casey Martin,      a few years ago about the
                                                                                                                   List??                                             Sid Cooper, Brad Mathers        Hy-Vee being out of cream,
                                                                                                                                 ...                                  and a host of High School       and ruining my Thanksgiv-
                     Tammy Sly, Editor/Manager                                                                        Did you know that the                           students “rang down the         ing.
                                                                                                                   National Council of Church-                        curtain” on another suc-           That little bit of humor
            Will & Joy Johnson, Publishers                                                                         es sponsored the suppres-                          cessful musical!                on his part made my day.
      (SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ALL DUE IN JANUARY)                                                                       sion of gender references to                          Haley Johnson said she       Thanks, Mike.
                            Single Copy 75¢                                                                        God in the latest transla-                         had tried unsuccessfully to            OTHER NEWS
           Atchison, Holt & Nodaway Counties $30 Yearly                                                            tions?                                             teach Garrett Hunkins how          The following is a recap
                         All Others $43 Yearly
                 All prices include Missouri sales tax                                                                Perhaps there are a lot of                      to dance. However, Garrett      of a conversation I had with
          Published weekly on Thursdays and entered as a                                                           women, or would be women,                          made up for any short com-      Dr. Walter about my dog
 periodical publication in the Post Office at Fairfax, Missouri, 64446.                                            on the Council.                                    ings he might have had in       Brodie.
         POSTMASTER: Send changes of addresses to the
         FAIRFAX FORUM, 128 Main St., Fairfax, MO 64446
                                                                                                                    THE CRIMINAL MIND                                 the “toe tapping” depart-          Elsie Fae: Brodie doesn’t
                                                                                                                      As I left Pamida last week                      ment with his beautiful         have fleas, but he scratches

                                                                                                                   I saw four young men tak-                          voice. It was a great “High     constantly. He’s driving me
                                                           Dear Santa,                                             ing money from departing                           School Musical”.                crazy, but I don’t want him
                                                           Thank you for the pres-                                 shoppers. I know a shake-                                        ...               to have another cortisone

to Santa
                                                        ents you brought us last                                   down when I see one, and                              The Homes Tour was a         shot.
                                                        year. I have been a good                                   since all four were wearing                        big success! All the houses        Dr. Walter: Well, then buy
                                                        boy this year and I would                                  red tee shirts with the let-                       looked so nice that I had a     some Benadryl and give him
   Dear Santa,
                                                        like a Wii, Hot Wheels, col-                               ters THS across the front,                         notion to go home and dust!     about a half teaspoon.
   I would like pink prin-
                                                        or changer, an air hog and                                 I knew they were members                           Then I had another notion          Elsie Fae: Good Grief!
cess stuff, some markers
                                                        some small farm equipment.                                 of a gang. Probably Tarkio                         that beat the first.            How am I supposed to get a
and crayons and some pink
                                                        Love, Cameron Oswald                                       Hustler’s      Syndicate   or                            OTHER NEWS                half teaspoon of liquid down
puzzles. I have been a good
                                                           P.S. Please bring some-                                 something like that.                                  Edna and I have been         him.
girl this year. Love, Grace
                                                        thing for Carter too!                                         To my embarrassment                             lamenting the fact that la-        Dr. Walter: Well, then get
                                                                                                                                                                      ziness has caused us and        the Benadryl in pill form

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 Chevrolet                                                                                                                                         Chrysler           less in our speech. For in-        Elsie Fae: Should I put
                                                                                                                                                    Dodge             stance we might say, “Did ja    the pill in peanut butter.
  Pontiac                                                                                                                                            Jeep             go,” “ya comin,” “Wha chur      That will be hard.
                                                                                                                                                                      name.”                             Dr. Walter: I have a bet-
                                                                                                                                                                         Then the light bulb flick-   ter idea. Buy the Benadryl
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                                                                                                                                                                                    ...               Bill Hamilton in the Hy-
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   December Door Busters - 5 yr./100,000 mile warranteed                                                                                                              be back to get the rest of      grocery store. I think he
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  2007 Chevy Trailblazer, 42 k miles.............$16,995                            2007 Trailblazer, 41 k miles.............................$16,995                  December 1, 2009.                  Bill Farmer and I never
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 2005 Chevy Colorado, 2x4, 4 cyl., 5 spd.......$7,495                                1990 4x4 Chevy Suburban.................................$3,995                   morning I had a call from
 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis, 28 k mi. .....$15,995                                            (Good Hunting Vehicle)
 2006 Chevy Uplander.............................................$8,995              2007 Jeep Commander, 4 dr., 4x4................$19,995
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 2007 Lincoln MKZ, AWD, 28,000 miles, Black
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  This Week in Fairfax                                                                                                                                                                                                         Page 3

                 Thursday, December 3
                 Mound City Tournament
                      Hob Nob Club
                  Friday, December 4
                 Mound City Tournament
                 Saturday, December 5
                 Mound City Tournament
                  Monday, December 7
                     Past Presidents
                 Tuesday, December 8
                      Optimist Club
                      Kiwanis Club
    Junior Varsity & Varsity Basketball vs. South Holt
                     @ Fairfax, 5 p.m.                                                                                                                   Next year, why not be prepared by starting a regular
               Wednesday, December 9                                                                                                                  savings plan now. Add a few dollars every payday to your
                    49’ers Hobby Club                                                                                                                   account and by Christmas you’ll have ready cash for
                      Pinochle Club
                      Masonic Lodge
                                                                                                                                                     seasonal expenses. Opening your account is quick and easy.
              Blood Drive @ School, 2-7 p.m.
          Soup Supper, 5 p.m., Old Gymnasium                                 Light Nite fun
   Christmas Concerts - Elementary, 6:30 p.m. & Junior                Turkey bowling - Pictured
               High & High School, 8 p.m.                             above is Josh Lilly as he
                Thursday, December 10                                 plays turkey bowling during
    Junior High Basketball @ Nodaway-Holt, 5:30 p.m.                  Light Nite activities on Sat-
            December - Character Ed. Word of the Month                urday, November 28, 2009.
           COMPASSiON - Caring for others with kindness.
                                                                      The game was sponsored by
                                                                                                                                                                  Exchange Bank of Fairfax
                                                                      Roger and Lou Ann Pennel

Adopt-a-family                                                        and the Fairfax Hi-STEP/                                                                                                                 64446

                                                                      TNT organization.

sign-up ends Dec. 11
   The Christmas season is          tance with these Christmas
quickly approaching, and once       presents. Sign-ups are taking
again the Fairfax Ministerial       place now through Friday, De-
Alliance, along with Tarkio         cember 11. The names of the
Community Services, will be         recipients will not be shared
participating in a Christmas        with anyone.
Adopt-a-Family program.                All donated items must
   To share the love of God         be delivered to the Chris-
and celebrate the birth of          tian Church (wrapped and
our Lord Jesus, the Ministe-        labeled with the family code)
rial Alliance is looking for        by Wednesday, December 16.
donors to adopt kids in need        Recipients may pick up their
this Christmas season. Pres-        packages on Thursday, De-
ents will be given to children      cember 17, between 10 a.m.
only. Donors will be given the      and 12 noon. The Ministerial
age and gender of children          Alliance appreciates everyone
in need and are asked to buy        for their continued support of
and wrap appropriate gifts          this ministry, and may God
for those kids.                     bless you as we prepare for
   Families can be registered       the celebration of the birth of
at Community Services in            our Savior.
Tarkio, MO, to receive assis-

Fairfax Blood Drive
    Last year 28,000 individu-      bring a non-perishable food
als in the area needed a blood      item to help support the local
transfusion. This year, the lo-     food pantry.

                                       Individuals can help meet
                                                                                    Do more. Get more. Save more.
cal needs for blood are expect-
ed to rise. Community Blood         the local needs by donating                                                                                                                                                                   APR FOR
Center, the provider of blood       blood. To make an appoint-
                                                                                    There’s never been a better time to buy a new 6D Series
services to local hospitals, will   ment online go to www.esav-
                                                                                    Tractor. These 100-140 engine hp tractors are affordably                                                                                       MONTHS
be conducting a blood drive and use sponsor
on Wednesday, December 9,           code atchisomo. One may also
                                                                                    priced and loaded with value-added features like the 9-speed
                                                                                    PowrReverser™ transmission with a convenient left-hand
from 2-7 p.m. in the Fairfax        contact Donna Million at 660-                                                                                                                                                        OR
                                                                                    reverser and a durable wet clutch.

School Cafeteria to help the        686-2431. Just one donation
local hospital patients in the      can help as many as two local                   And now, for a limited time, get $1,000 off* OR 0% financing
area that depend on life sav-       hospital patients. Community                    for 48 months.† Don’t miss this opportunity to own a feature-
ing blood donations.                Blood Center must collect at                    loaded, value-priced 6D Tractor for even less! Stop by today
    This drive is being spon-       least 580 pints of blood every                  for a test drive!
sored by the Fairfax Fam-           day to meet the needs of the
ily, Career and Community           area. All registered donors
Leaders of America (FCCLA).         will receive a free t-shirt.
Donors are also asked to

Donations needed for                                                                                                                                             HIAWATHA IMPLEMENT CO., INC.
preschool garage sale                                                                                                                                                 1410 STATE STREET
                                                                                                                                                                     MOUND CITY, MO 64470
   The Community for Kids’ Preschool Program Advisory
                                                                                                                                                                         (660) 442-3814
Committee is sponsoring a fundraiser garage sale.                                                                                                        
   The sale will be February 6, 2010, in the Fairfax school.
The garage sale is a fundraiser to buy teaching tools for the
local preschool. They will be accepting donations through                       *Offer ends February 1, 2010; subject to availability. Offer applies only to new 6D Series Tractors. Only available at participating dealers. Valid in the
                                                                                 United States only. Offers may be cancelled at any time.
February 1. Donations may be brought to the preschool                           †
                                                                                    Offer ends February 1, 2010; subject to availability. 0% fixed rate financing on 6D Tractors at participating dealers only. Valid in the United States
                                                                                    only. Subject to approved credit on John Deere Credit Installment Plan. Some restrictions apply so see your dealer for complete details and other
during school hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No donations will be                        financing options. Offers may be cancelled at any time.

accepted during the holiday break.                                                                                                                                                            
                                      Thursday, December 3, 2009
                                                          Page 4

                                  State University graduate.
                                  He is employed by Wilmes
                                  Carpentry of Maryville.
                                     Laura wore a Christian
                                  Michele candlelight white
                                  gown. The bodice featured
                                  a halter neck and basque
                                  waist. The skirt’s tulip back
                                  beaded     cathedral     train
                                  flowed from a lace-up corset
                                  all adorned with silver beads
                                  and embroidery. Her finger-
                                  tip veil was edged with small
                                  crystals.                          60th anniversary
                                     Valerie Wulff served as         for Wesslers
Mooney and                        maid of honor with Carrie
                                  Payne, Janah Heits, Becky
                                                                        Paul and Patricia Wessler
                                                                     will be celebrating their
Edwards wed                       Haselton and Krystal Na-
                                  bor as bridesmaids. Mark
                                                                     60th wedding anniversary
                                  Neff served as best man with       on Friday, December 4, 2009.
   Laura Lynn Edwards and
                                  Mike Reilly, Brian Reed, Troy      They were married on that
Timothy James Mooney were
united in marriage on Satur-      Steensen and Karl Wilmes           date in 1949 at the First           Kindergarten hosts Grandparents’ Day
                                  as groomsmen. The bride’s          United Methodist Church          Spending time with grandpa - Pictured above is Cody
day, October 17, 2009, at the
National Historic Site of St.     brother, Steven Edwards,           in Maryville, MO. They have      Frohn, left, as he spends time with his grandpa, Gary Frohn,
John’s Lutheran Church in         along with Kelly Minnihan          lived and farmed their en-       right, during the Grandparents’ Day celebration hosted by
Corning, Missouri. Rev. W.        and Tyler Heits, ushered           tire married life northwest      the kindergarten class on Tuesday, November 24.
James Lowmaster officiated        the guests. Wendy Mooney,          of Tarkio in the St. John’s
the afternoon ceremony. The       the groom’s sister, served as      Lutheran Church area.
bride was escorted down the       guest book attendant. Carly           The Wesslers’ four chil-
aisle by her father.
   Laura is the daughter of
Terry and Dana Edwards of
                                  Edwards, sister-in-law of
                                  Laura, served as personal
                                  attendant, and Carol Sharp
                                                                     dren and spouses are Kathy
                                                                     Wessler, St. Joseph, MO, Dr.
                                                                     Alan and Susan Wessler, Co-
                                                                                                           Area Church
                                                                     lumbia, MO, Janette and Dan
Mound City, Missouri. She
graduated from Mound City
High School and is assis-
                                  was the organist.
                                     Guests were treated to a
                                  candlelight dinner and dance
                                                                     Stanton, Rock Port, MO, and
                                                                     Susan Walker, Maryville,
tant manager of Pizza Hut         at the American Legion Hall        MO. Paul and Patricia are
in Maryville, Missouri. Tim       in Maryville after the wed-        blessed to have six grandchil-
is the son of Debbie and Joe      ding. The wedding party            dren. Their grandchildren                  Fairfax United Methodist Church
Pace, Bedford, Iowa, and Jim      enjoyed a rehearsal dinner         and spouses are Bob and                              Pastor Mike Eighmy
Mooney from Hopkins, Mis-         at St. John’s parsonage hall       Robyn Wessler, Fort Worth,                 
souri. Tim graduated from         hosted by Joe and Debbie           TX, Jodi and Jonah Loucks,        Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.       Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
North Nodaway High School         Pace. The newlyweds reside         Maryville, Terra and Mark                  Wednesdays - Promise Keepers, 6 a.m.,
and is a Northwest Missouri       in Maryville.                      Snyder, Kansas City, MO,                           Bible study, 6:30-8 p.m.
                                                                     Brett Wessler, Kansas City,                       Fairfax Christian Church
                                                                     Jay Stanton of Rock Port,                            Pastor Adam Magill
                         Happy Birthday                              and the late Cory Stanton.
                                                                     They also have two great-
                                                                                                      Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.        Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.

                            Aunt B
                                                                     grandchildren, Nichelle and       Taped worship service, Thursdays, 2 p.m. on Channel 61
                                                                     Colton Loucks. A family cel-                      God Squad - Wednesdays
                                                                     ebration is planned for Sat-             SELAH Youth Team, One Sunday a Month
                                                                     urday, December 5, in St. Jo-                Bible Study, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
                                                                     seph. Cards and well wishes
  November Is:              Love, Kaylyn,                            may be sent to the couple at
                                                                                                                   Fairfax Presbyterian Church
                                                                                                                            Rev. John Welch
                           Kourtney, Kelsey                          21257 110th Street, West-
                                                                     boro, MO 64498.
                                                                                                                            500 N. Broadway
                                                                                                           Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.      Worship, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                        Taped worship service, Mondays, 6 p.m. on Channel 61

       Athletic Or Casual
                                                                                                          Session meets second Monday of the month, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                          Nite Owls meet first Monday of the month, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                       Fairfax Baptist Church
                                                                                                                           Pastor Robert Lilly

        Diabetic Shoes
                                                                                                      Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.      Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                 Sunday Evening Worship, 6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                           Family Fellowship dinner, Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                           Prayer Meeting, Adult Bible Study, Youth Group,
                 We Offer Apex Athletic Or Casual Style Shoes.                                           & G-Force (Children’s group), Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
   The Qualified Diabetic Patient Is Allowed One Pair Of Diabetic Shoes And                                      Sharp’s Grove Methodist Church
              Three Pairs Of Orthotic Insoles Per Calendar Year.                                                          Pastor Crystal Karr
                                                                                                                 Coffee and rolls fellowship, 8:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                       Worship Service, 8:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                     St. Oswald’s In-The-Fields
                                                                                                           Second Sunday, 11 a.m. Morning Prayer Service
                                                                                                                             by Lay Reader
                                                                                                              Fourth Sunday, 11 a.m. Eucharist Service
                                                                                                                            Church of God
                                                                                                                             Craig, Missouri
                                                                                                       Sunday School, 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship, 11:00 a.m,
                                                                                                                St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS
                                                                                                                           Corning, Missouri
                                                                                                                      Pastor W. James Lowmaster
                                                                                                        Sunday School @ Corning - Adult Bible Study, 9:15 a.m.
                                                                                                                Sunday Worship @ Corning, 10:30 a.m.
      Let us fit you with your next pair of shoes at Rogers Pharmacy Home Medical Equipment.                         River of Hope Fellowship
                                                                                                                     304 East Fourth, Mound City

                                   Rogers Pharmacy
                                                                                                                        Pastor David Showalter
                                                                                                                   Donuts and fellowship, 9:15 a.m.
                                                                                                             Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. (including nursery)
                                            Home Medical Equipment                                              Worship, 10:30 a.m. (nursery provided)
                                           Tarkio • Mound City • St. Joseph                                          St. Paul’s Catholic Church
                                                                                                  908 Elm, Tarkio
                                                411 Main Street - Tarkio, MO                                         Father Reginald Sander, OSB
                                         (660) 736-5512 - Toll Free 1-800-803-5630                             Sundays - Sunday Eucharist, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                Saturdays - Sunday Eucharist, 5 p.m.
K-12 Christmas concert                                                                                                                                 Thursday, December 3, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                           Page 5

and soup supper
   The Fairfax K-12 Christ-      band will perform A Christ-      A Friend Remembered, (I've
mas Concert will be held         mas Suite; Joyous Holiday        Got The) Recession Depres-
on Wednesday, December           and St. Nick Salsa.              sion Holiday Blues, Swingin'
9, 2009, in the high school         But, wait, decorations are    Jingle Bells, and Christmas
gymnasium.The K-6 concert        all in place and everything      Declaration.
will begin at 6:30 p.m. and      is set for the upcoming par-        *Please note that due
the 7-12 concert will begin      ty, except for the old dilapi-   to the FCCLA blood drive
at 8 p.m.                        dated sleigh off in the cor-     taking place from 2- 7 p.m.
   The Music Boosters will       ner. Watch the K-4 students      n the cafeteria on the same
hold a soup supper in the        perform the Christmas mu-        evening, entrance into the
old gym (not the cafeteria)      sical, "My Marvelous Magi-       school for the soup supper
beginning at 5 p.m. They         cal Sleigh", and see their       and concert will be the north
will be serving chili, potato    adventure as the children        gym doors and the south
soup and broccoli cheese         discover the true meaning of     doors on the front of the
soup, along with carrots and     the season.                      school or by the band room.
dessert. The supper will be a       After a short break, the
free will donation and pro-      7-12 concert will begin at
ceeds from the supper will       approximately 8 p.m. The
go towards the repairs of the    high school choir will per-
school tubas.                    form Hark! The Hearld An-
   Currently, there are three    gels Sing, The Little Drum-
tuba players in grades 6-12      mer Boy, The Twelve Groovy                                                      Over 60 Thanksgiving Dinner held
using the one playable tuba.     Days Of Christmas (remix),                                                Gena serves coffee - The Fairfax United Methodist Church
This tuba itself needs work      and Rudolph's Christmas                                                   hosted its annual Over 60 Thanksgiving Dinner on Satur-
on. At this time, the music      Medley. The junior high                                                   day, November 21, 2009. Pictured above is Gena Mitchell,
department has one tuba re-      band will perform Angels We                                               left, as she serves coffee to Doyne Swan during the dinner.
pair estimate at $411. The       Have Heard On High; Deck                                                  There were 45 guests and 12 servers enjoying time together.
other two have not been es-      The Halls With Drums And                                                  There were also nine dinners that were delivered to homes
timated yet.                     Voices; All I Want For Christ-                                            for those unable to join those at the church. The Fairfax
   The fifth and sixth grade     mas Is My Two Front Teeth;                                                Girl Scouts provided hand-crafted pine cone turkeys to help
choir will perform First Foot-   Jingle Bells Upside Down                                                  decorate the tables and many guests took them home as
prints, Jingle Bell Rock, and    and Feliz Navidad. The con-                                               reminders of the day.
Sing We all Noel. The fifth      cert will conclude with the      Singing Christmas carols
grade band will perform          high school band perform-        - Pictured above are Deanna
Jingle Bells; My Dreydl; Up      ing Rudolph's Holly Jolly        Beck, left, and Emily Van-
On The Housetop and Jolly        Rockin' Christmas March,         Gundy, right, as they sing
Old St. Nick. The sixth grade    Frosty's Caribbean Holiday,      during Light Nite on Satur-
                                                                  day, November 28.
                                                                                                                 Wednesday, December 9 - 5 p.m.
Santa’s workshop and                                                                                                        Fairfax Old Gymnasium
                                                                                                                          prior to Christmas Concert.
pictures December 3                                                                                            Free will donation. Sponsored by Fairfax Music
   Parents    as    Teachers     preschool. The Community                                                         Boosters. Proceeds to instrument repairs.
(PAT) is hosting “Santa’s        for Kids’ Program Advisory
Workshop”, an evening of         Committee will have Santa
holiday activities for fami-     pictures as a fundraiser

lies with preschool children.    event on Thursday, Decem-
The activities will be held      ber 3, 2009. The Santa pic-

at the Community for Kids’       tures will be held during the
Preschool on Thursday, De-       Parents As Teachers (PAT)
cember 3, 2009, from 6:30-       winter activity program at
7:30 p.m.                        the preschool.
   Come and enjoy this “make        The event will begin at
and take” evening together
with your children as you
                                 6:30 p.m. in the east room.
                                 (The door is next to the bar-                                                                                    GOD
get ready for the holidays!      ber shop). The community
Refreshments will be served.     is welcome to attend, tell                                                               “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son”
Please call Aimee Seymour        friends and bring as many                                                    (John 3:16). Jesus is God’s Gift to you. And Jesus loved you so
to R.S.V.P. at 660-686-3424      children as you like. Prices                                                 much that He gave His life on the cross for you. Jesus keeps on
or 686-2825. Pictures with       will vary on how many pic-                                                   giving: “This is My Body, given up for you” (Luke 22:19).
Santa will be available next     tures one orders.                                                                        Gift-giving at Christmas began with God’s giving.
door as a fund raiser for the                                                                                 To find real peace and happiness, we must receive God’s Gift,
                                                                                                              Jesus, at Christmas and always.
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                                                                                                              the gift of FREE CORRESPONDENCE COURSES on the
                                                                                                              Catholic Faith. The three courses listed below will help you
                                                                                                              accept God’s Gift of Jesus and welcome Him into your daily
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                                                                  Turkey hoop shoot - Pic-                    or obligation. No one will call on you.
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                                                                                                            NAME (circle one)
                                                                    Fuzzy’s                                 Mr. Mrs. Miss Ms.
                                                                       Repair                               ADDRESS
                                                                             Tarkio, Missouri               CITY                                    STATE             ZIP
                                                                  (660) 736-5892 / Mobile (660) 744-6859
                                           Thursday, December 3, 2009
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                                                                              FFA members speak at
                                                                              Kiwanis meetings
                                                                                 Fairfax FFA members,                  club gave a donation to Ki-
                                                                              Aleesha Ball and Lelah                   wanis International Founda-
                                                                              Hicks, along with advi-                  tion in honor of the Kiwanis
                                                                              sor, Joni Fields, attended               Governor, Mike Grimes.
                                                                              the Kiwanis meeting held                 They also gave a donation to
                                                                              on Tuesday, November 10,                 the Kiwanis District project,
                                                                              2009, at the United Method-              the Helen Davis School.
                                                                              ist Church. Aleesha and Le-                 On Tuesday, November
                                                                              lah gave their speeches they             24, the Kiwanis Club met at
                                                                              were going to present at the             Community Hospital-Fair-
                                                                              district speaking contest.               fax, with 13 members pres-
                                                                                 During the meeting, mem-              ent and three guests, FFA
                                                                              bers recognized its veterans             members, Aleesha Ball and       Hunts with broken an-
                                                                              and talked about the veter-              Becky Geib, along with advi-    kle - Pictured above is Jeff
                                                                              ans that are going to make               sor, Joni Fields. Gene Carder   Jobes, who didn’t let a bro-
                                                                              the trip to the World War                introduced the guest speak-     ken ankle stop him from
                                                                              II Memorial in Washington,               ers, Aleesha Ball and Becky     hunting this season.
                                                                              D.C. in April of 2010.                   Geib. They talked to mem-
                                                                                 The Kiwanis Club met                  bers about their trip to the    Broken ankle
                                                                              on Tuesday, November 17,                 National FFA Convention.
                                                                              at the United Methodist                     Kiwanis member, Pastor       doesn’t stop
                                                                              Church with 12 members                   Mike Eighmy, shared a spe-
                                                                              present. Kay Rosenbohm                   cial depression cake, which     hunter
                                                                              gave a program on the                    is a family tradition, with        A broken ankle, surgery
                                                                              MOARK District meeting/                  those present at the meet-      resulting in the installa-
                Children listen to story                                      governor visit she attended              ing. The Kiwanis Club is        tion of a metal plate and five
                                                                              at the Remington Nature                  hoping that there will be se-   screws, and a walking brace
Christmas story read - Pictured above is Chelsea Miller,
                                                                              Center in St. Joseph, MO, on             niors apply for the Earl Col-   did not keep this hunter
right, as she reads a Christmas story to children that at-
                                                                              Saturday, November 14. The               lins Scholarship.               from opening weekend of
tended Light Nite on Saturday, November 28.
                                                                                                                                                       deer season.
                                                                                                                                                          Jeff Jobes broke his ankle
                                  FOR SALE BY SEALED BID                                                                                     opening day of quail season,
                                     ATCHISON COUNTY FARMLAND                                                                                          November 1, when his ankle
                                                                                                                                                       rolled underneath him as
       Cy Jones Farm Real Estate – Located Southwest of the City of Fairfax on the South side of 290th Street lying on both the East                  he was crossing a deep ra-
   and West side of “N” Avenue. Approximately ½ mile East of Hwy. “W.” Consisting of approximately 237 acres–with approx. 158 acres
                                                                                                                                                       vine. However that didn’t
   in Tract A and 79 acres in Tract B ( total approx.192 tillable), more or less, total acres not being guaranteed, legally described as:
                                                                                                                                                       keep him from doing what
   All of the North three-fourths (N 3/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section Number Five (5), and the West                                   he has waited all year to do.
   one-half (W 1/2) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) and the Northwest one-fourth (NW 1/4) of the Southwest                                           He is pictured above with a
   Quarter (SW 1/4) of Section Number Four (4), all in Township Number Sixty-three (63) of Range Number Forty (40),
   containing 240 acres more or less according to government survey, Atchison County, Missouri. EXCEPT that part
                                                                                                                                                       44 Magnum pistol that he
   previously deeded for road purposes.                                                                                                                shot three does with during
                                                                                                                                                       opening weekend. Those ac-
  And EXCEPT that parcel more specifically described as: Commencing at the Northeast Corner Section 5, Township
  63 North, Range 40 West, Atchison County, Missouri; thence along Section Line, South 01 degrees 18 minutes 49                                        tually fulfilled orders from
  seconds West 1090.90 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continuing along said line, South 01 degrees 18                                          two nurses at the Fairfax
  minutes 49 seconds West 228.12 feet; thence departing from said line, North 89 degrees 01 minutes 06 seconds                                         hospital.
  West 276.95 feet; thence North 01 degrees 54 minutes 35 seconds East 182.04 feet; thence North 80 degrees 19
  minutes 17 seconds East 250.11 feet to the apparent westerly right-of-way of the public road; thence South 88                                           The following Wednesday
  degrees 41 minutes 51 seconds East 29.53 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.31 acres, more or less. All                                    he was able to kill an eight
  subject to: all easements, highways and roadways of record, if any.
                                                                                                                                                       point buck. Not bad for be-
   And EXCEPT a parcel consisting of approximately 1-2 acres adjacent to the above described exception containing                                      ing restricted to a vehicle to
   existing feedlots and buildings, which parcel is subject to survey.                                                                                 hunt. (His hunting meth-
       Im provem ents; Access; Current Production: Four grain bins (16-17,000 total bu.) – 2 with Stir Ators, 1 with burner, all with                 od exception form was
   fans and aeration floors. Half mile off of Hwy. “W”. Access from both 290th Street and “N” Avenue – both good gravel roads. Land in                 the first order of busi-
   row crop production, approx. 192 acres, well managed, corn and soybeans. Terraced. Soil very good for crop production. Waterway                     ness when he met with
   with timber area. Plenty deer & turkeys for hunting. Property being sold does not include the house and buildings excepted above in                 his surgeon, Dr. Bryan
   the legal description and including an additional and adjacent 1-2 acre tract which is subject to a completed survey prior to closing.
   Possibility for inclusion in wind farm. Potential for more tillable acres.                                                                          Bredthauer.) Jeff and his
                                                                                                                                                       wife, Shannon, reside in St.
       Soil Types: Contrary Silt Loam (34.3 acres, 9 to 14% slopes, eroded); Monona Silt Loam (26.9 acres, 5 to 9% slopes, eroded);
                                                                                                                                                       Joseph, MO. Both are for-
   Gullied land – Napier Complex (29 acres, 1 to 5% slope); Monona Silt Loam (78 acres, 9 to 16% slopes, eroded); Napier Silt Loam
   (67.5 acres, 1 to 7% slopes) – all acreages approximate.                                                                                            mer Fairfax residents.
    Possession of Property: Possession of farmland to be given to Buyer on later of completion of fall harvest or Closing.
   Possession of 4 grain bins to Buyer on June 1, 2010. Property subject to rights of current farm tenant prior to above dates.
                                                                                                                                                       Fourth District
        Offered for Sale By Sealed Bid Only, Addressed and Delivered To:                                                                              American
            Cy Jones Farmland Sale, c/o Beverly K. Jones, Attorney at Law, PO Box 35, 302 N. 10th Street, Tarkio, Missouri 64491
      Procedure and Conditions of Sale As Follows:
                                                                                                                                                       Legion meeting
   1. Owners are selling all of the above land to the highest bidder.                                                                                     The Fourth District Amer-
   2. Terms of Sale: 10% non-refundable downpayment in good and collectible funds on the day of sale, balance at closing on or before                  ican Legion meeting will be
      December 31, 2009, with marketable title given at closing, all subject to written contract to be signed by all parties on the day bids           held on Sunday, December
      are opened. No Seller Financing. Seller pays real estate taxes through 2009. Seller and Buyer split cost of title insurance. Buyer               13, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. The
      pays 100% of remaining closing costs. Any inspection are at Buyer’s expense. 2009 realty taxes are $830.82.
  3. Bids must be in clear and legible writing on one sheet of paper.                                                                                  meeting will be held at the
  4. Tract A and B shall be sold separately. Bidders should submit separate bids for each tract and the bid should clearly identify the                O’Howell-Strader Post #102
      particular tract. Any bid covering both tracts shall only be considered if such bid exceeds the total amount of the two best bids for            at Barnard, MO.
      the separate tracts.
  5. All bids shall be based on the total land identified per Bid. No “per acre” bids will be accepted.
  6. All bids shall include the name, address, telephone number, and signature of the bidder.
                                                                                                                                                           For All Your
  7. Bids must be received in a sealed envelope plainly marked as follows:                                                                                Commercial or
                                       “Cy Jones Farmland Bid – Open 1:00 p.m. on December 8, 2009"                                                          Personal
  8. All Bids must be received at the above attorney’s office by 5:00 p.m . on Decem ber 7, 2009. This is a “FIRM                                         Printing Needs!
      DEADLINE”. All bids w ill be opened and review ed at 1:00 p.m . on December 8, 2009, in the Comm unity Room
      at the Fairfax Fire Station, at the intersection of US Hw y 59 and Route “J”, Fairfax, M issouri.
  9. All bidders or their authorized representative(s) must be present at the opening of the bids. If the bidder is represented by an                      *   Envelopes
      authorized representative – the authorized representative must have proof of the legal ability to enter into a binding contract on                   *   Letterhead
      behalf of the bidder.                                                                                                                                *   Business Cards
  10. In the event of tie high bids, the tie bidders present will then have an opportunity to raise their respective bids an unlimited number              *   Business Forms
      of times in at least $100 increments until the highest bid is obtained.                                                                              *   Flyers
  11. No bid will be accepted or considered if received after the above Firm Deadline. No telephone, facsimile (fax), electronic mail                      *   Invitations
      (email), telegraph, or similar bid transmissions will be accepted or considered. Bids by postal mail are acceptable, if received by                  *   Much More
      the Firm Deadline.
  12. Sellers reserve the right to reject any or all bids for any reason, to accept any bid considered in the seller’s best interests, to waive
      any requirements or technicalities, and to solicit new bids. All property sells “AS IS”, “WHERE IS”, and “WITH ALL FAULT.”
      Sellers make no guarantees as the suitability of the land for any particular purpose.
                              For more information or to view the property, contact:                                                                         521 Main
        Beverly K. Jones, Attorney at Law at 302 N. 10th Street, (660) 736-4221, email:                                                 Tarkio, MO
Board of education votes to no longer                                                                                                Thursday, December 3, 2009
                                                                                                                                                         Page 7
purchase chenille patches for students
   The Fairfax R-3 Board of      lah Hicks participated in        with Tarkio for wrestling at
Education met in regular         the 2009 Fall Area I FFA         this time.
session on Thursday, No-         Speaking Contest in Sa-             It has been the current
vember 19, 2009. Present         vannah on November 11.           practice to purchase che-
were Donnie Brandt, Phil         Aleesha placed first and         nille awards for athletes
Yocum, Deanna Beck, Tim          Lelah placed second at area      and teams that receive All-
Umbarger, Angela Garri-          advancing them both to           Conference, District, Re-
son, Gregg Smith and Tony        districts in Cameron, MO,        gional, or State recognition.
Mitchell, board members;         on the November 18. FFA          These chenille awards are
Ed Defenbaugh, superinten-       fruit sales were a huge suc-     the patches the athletes put
dent; Dustin Barnes, K-12        cess and deliveries should       on their letter jackets. The
principal; Karen Burke, sec-     be sometime during the           cost is approximately $15-
retary; and Joni Fields and      first two weeks of Decem-        $16 a patch. On a good year
Donna Million, CTA repre-        ber, weather permitting.The      the school could spend up to
sentatives.                      chapter has decided to adopt     $1,000 on patches. Gregg
   Mr. Defenbaugh read a         a family for the holiday sea-    Smith made a motion to no
thank you card from the          son as a service project.        longer purchase individual
Adult Education and Litera-         Sophomore D.A.R.E. stu-       patches or team patches for
cy for the donation given by     dents finished their ten-        athletics. Angela Garrison
the Fairfax R-3 School. The      weeks of curriculum to edu-      seconded the motion and         Measuring the field - Pic-      Corn yield contest - Pic-
board reviewed the finan-        cate students on teen issues     the vote was seven in favor     tured above is FFA member,      tured above is FFA member,
cial report and the monthly      such as teen dating and the      and none opposed.               Kelsey Sly, as she measures     Kourtney Sly, as she mea-
reconciliation report indi-      dangers of drugs and alco-          The $.65 temporary op-       a corn field as part of the     sures the field for the Ki-
cating a liquid balance of       hol. Students had pizza and      eration funds levy expires      2009 Fairfax Kiwanis Corn       wanis Corn Yield Contest.
$542,846.08 as of October        guest speakers on Monday,        this year. Mr. Defenbaugh       Yield Contest.
31, 2009. Mr. Defenbaugh         November 16 to celebrate         gave a presentation to the
reviewed the fund balance
with the board indicating a
                                 the last class. The school ap-
                                 preciates Officer Rick Sons
                                                                  board about how the cur-
                                                                  rent recession is projected
                                                                                                  FFA members participating in
total balance of all institu-
tions at $734,358.17 as of
                                 for doing this for the school.
                                 The Smokebuster group will
                                                                  to affect school funding for
                                                                  the next three years. A
                                                                                                  Kiwanis Corn Yield Contest
November 19, 2009. The No-       be traveling to NWMSU to                                         Submitted by Fairfax            the process of combining it
                                                                  lengthy discussion was held
vember monthly bills in the      attend training. Hi-Step/                                        FFA Reporter, Kourtney          to find the yield to turn in
                                                                  regarding this matter. Mr.
amount of $37,730.25 were        TNT members will partici-                                        Sly                             for the contest. These four
                                                                  Defenbaugh asked that the
reviewed and approved for        pate.                                                               Four Fairfax FFA mem-        members, along with advi-
                                                                  board give thought to the
payment.                         Superintendent’s Report                                          bers are participating in the   sor, Joni Fields, will be invit-
                                                                  information that was pre-
 K-12 Principal’s Report            The electronic lunch card                                     annual Kiwanis Corn Yield       ed to an upcoming Kiwanis
                                                                  sented and come prepared
   Semester finals will take     system will be started on                                        Contest this year. Members      meeting where the winners
                                                                  for further discussion at the
                                                                                                  participating include Alee-     will be announced. Each
place on Tuesday, Wednes-        Monday, November 23. Next        December board meeting.
                                                                                                  sha Ball, Becky Geib, Kourt-    member and advisor will re-
day, and Thursday Decem-         month,      superintendent’s     Next regular board meeting
                                                                                                  ney Sly and Kelsey Sly. The     ceive a plaque with a picture
ber 15-17. School will dis-      evaluations are due. Mr.         will be Thursday, December
                                                                                                  members had corn planted        in it for their participation
miss for holiday break at        Defenbaugh passed out the        17, 2009, at 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                  last spring and are now in      in the contest.
12:15 on Friday, December        evaluations for the board
18th.                            members to bring to the

   The kindergarten class is     next regular board meeting.
looking forward to Grand-        Mr. Barnes gave handouts
parents’ Day on November         on the APR (Annual Per-
24, in the classroom. They       formance Report). Schools
will sing songs, have a play,    are given points based on
and see if the grandparents      certain criteria. Status and
are creative. They also sang
a Veteran's Day song for the
Veteran activities on the
                                 Progress points are com-
                                 bined to determine if a
                                 standard is met. Fairfax R-3
                                                                                 Neighbors Of
football field. The class just
finished a large banner for
                                 had a total standards met of
                                 14 out of 14, which should                  Cooper Nuclear Station
the DAR contest with the         qualify the school for the
expert help from Sarah Os-
burn and Dana Osburn.
                                 Distinction in Performance
                                 Award again this year. This
                                                                               Living In Missouri
   The agriculture depart-       will be the fourth year in
ment has received grow           a row that Fairfax has re-
lights that were purchased       ceived this award.                    At Noon on Monday, December 7, 2009, the
with an FV-4 (50/50) grant              New Business
and is utilizing them in            Tim Umbarger and Phil              Nebraska Public Power District, in conjunction with
the Ag Science II Class as       Yocum’s seats on the board
they have been germinating       are up in April. The school           state and county authorities, will perform a test of the
seeds, soybeans and corn.
The landscaping class has
                                 will need to advertise by
                                 Tuesday, December 15, for
                                                                       Cooper Nuclear Station Alert and Notification
also been doing a few ger-
mination pots. Aleesha Ball,
                                 the upcoming seats. There
                                 has been a request that we
                                                                       System Sirens in Atchison County, Missouri.
Becky Geib and Joni Fields       form a dance team program,
had a great trip to India-       and another request that we
napolis at the National FFA      coop with Tarkio in wres-             This test will consist of the sounding of the sirens
Convention. Aleesha and          tling. sDiscussion was held
Becky have been invited to       and it is the consensus of            located in Atchison County, within the 10-mile radius
attend Kiwanis on the No-        the board not to pursue hav-
vember 24, to share about        ing a dance team or cooping           of Cooper Nuclear Station. The sirens will sound for
their trip. Aleesha and Le-
                                                                       approximately four minutes. No action by the public
                                                                       is required for this test.
    Copies, Fax, Lamination, Job Printing, Embroidery,
               Screen Printing & Transfers                             If you have any questions about this test,
                                                                       please call the Atchison County Emergency
                                                                       Management Director at (660) 744-6308 for
             521 Main - Tarkio, MO • 660-736-4111                      more information.
                                         Thursday, December 3, 2009
                                                             Page 8

What students like about Fairfax R-3
   The Fairfax High School            to be an artist when I grow up.           ies and language arts. Kinley            School is important. It helps     ers are funny and nice. Boo
Publications Class asked all          Jaycee Graves                             Thornhill                            me understand why things              Cooper
students at Fairfax R-3 what              I like school because I                   I like our school because I      happen. If I didn’t know these            The thing I like about school
they liked about the Fairfax          like math and P.E. Kayden                 like my classmates. I like our       things I would probably lay           is that you know everybody. An-
School. This was in honor of          Holecek                                   school because I like our teach-     around and eventually become          other thing is that the teachers
American Education Week.                  I like P.E because it is fun.         er. Hanna Brown                      depressed and have to be on           are really helpful. Also I like
         Kindergarten                 Morgan O’Riley                                I like my school because my      medicine. This is why school is       that non-employees can come
   I like honoring the flag. Ol-          I like P.E because we play            teachers help me with math,          important to me. Jase Barnes          in and help do things that need
ivia Morris                           games. McKenzie Frohn                     reading, social studies and sci-         I like to be in school because    to be done. Grant Hopkins
   I like when I sing the Pledge.         I like school because we get          ence. Tyler S. Brown                 it gives me a chance to hang out          What I really like about our
Emmy Lu Feek                          to go to P.E and run. I also like             I like school because we do      with my friends. Also because I       school is that we can get along
   I like when it’s my turn to        school because I like to do math.         experiments with our great           like to strive myself to do the       with each other in sports and
get the milk. Josh Smith              Gavin Knapp                               teacher. I like P.E. because we      best I can. I love to be with other   everything that we do. I also
   I like climbing the monkey             I like math because it is so          play games. Dixie Sky Hen-           students and get their thoughts       like the activities that we do
bars with my friends. Tony Os-        easy to do. Cody Lundblade                drix                                 and opinions about things I do.       such as concerts, games, and
burn                                      I like spelling because it is             What I like about our school     Jared Lilly                           all sorts of things. I like how
   I like everyone. Haley Gar-        fun to write. I like P.E because          is that I get to do fun art crafts       My favorite part of school        we dress in our school colors on
rison                                 it is fun to run around in the            in art class. I get to learn cool    is math. This is because I like       Fridays. Katie Beck
   I like eating with my friends      gym. Jesse Graves                         things about social studies and      math and it is my favorite sub-           What I like about my school
at breakfast. Haylea Solwold              I like P.E because we get to          science. Shelbey L. Morris           ject. Trevor Brown                    is that my friends and teach-
   I like thinking at school. Ol-     play games all the time. I like               I like school because there          Education is important to         ers are always there for me.
iver Smith                            music because we get to sing.             are a lot of nice teachers. I like   me because without educa-             The school is always clean and
   I like playing with my broth-      Kilea Cooper                              school because P.E. helps me         tion there would be no sports         organized. All our classes are
er at recess. Carter Holecek                     Third Grade                    stay healthy. Max Hopkins            and few friends. It also gives        fun most of the time. Spencer
   I like the Letter People. Ma-          I like school because P.E                      Seventh Grade               me something to do during the         Gibson
son Brandt                            gives me exercise and helps me                I like school because I get      morning. My favorite part of              I like that the school is old
   I like people raising the flag.    stay healthy, I like sports better        to hang out with friends. My         school is lunch because you get       and has a lot of history. Also my
Ray Feek                              now. Zachery Sapp                         favorite subject is P.E. because     to talk as long as you’re quiet.      friends. I love my friends in this
   I like to learn with my                I like our school because             I don’t get homework in it. An-      Without school the only friends       school. Micala Rounkles
friends. Zack King                    we have a nice school because             other subject I like is science      I would have would be my rela-            There are a lot of things I
           First Grade                we have nicely painted hall               because we get to do labs. Tim-      tives. School also gives you per-     like about our school. One is
   I like to learn about math.        ways and some air conditioned             my Hancock                           severance and tolerance. That’s       that it is always clean. Another
Jagger Freemyer                       rooms. Jordan Sutter                          I like school because of the     why I think school is important.      is that we have our own lockers.
   I like doing science at school.        I like P.E because I get to           experiments we do in science         Crystal Yocum                         Third, I like that we get time in
Kaden Cooper                          exercise and sports. It helps me          club. I also like the games we                 Eighth Grade                class to work and not have to
   I like to swing at recess.         be healthy. Zac Garrison                  play in P.E. and what we learn.          I like how close and friendly     have a lot of homework. Also
Gena Mitchell                             I like our school because we          I think being in seventh grade       everyone in the school is. I like     I like that we have awesome
   I like to make art projects at     get to do social studies. I like          is fun to learn the stuff we need.   that you can have fun and joke        teachers, sports, and half days.
school. Luke Roberson                 social studies because I like to          My favorite part about school is     around with teachers. Another         Alyssa Lewis
   I like to dig in the dirt at re-   learn about the past. Jentry              PE because of the games. Mat-        good thing is when you need               The things I like most about
cess. Eric Gilpin                     Freemyer                                  thew Robison                         to talk to someone any of the         our school is that you get op-
   I like to play with everything         I like my school because                  I believe education is im-       teachers will listen and help         portunities that you probably
at recess. Corbin Hale                there are really nice teachers.           portant because without edu-         you with your problem. Krynn          won’t get else where. Another
   I like to read at school. Cay-     They are really nice because              cation there would be no jobs,       Prater                                thing I like are my friends the
la Brown                              they help you with homework. I            there would be no schools, there         What I like about the school      love, and care. I also like this
   I like to listen to math meet-     like P.E because you can get fit          would be no civilization. No one     is that we have a great football      school because almost everyone
ing. Ian Hedlund                      and for fun. Maddy Pulliam                would be reading me paragraph        team, we always have good             is related in someway. Annie
   I like to go to art class.             I like our school because             right now. Education is the ba-      physical education teacher, and       Miller
Laney Feek                            in P.E. I get to exercise. I like         sis of life. Without education,      that our physical education               The things I like most about
         Second Grade                 the teachers that I have. I also          life would be dead. Katelyn          building is so big. We have a         my school is the teachers can
   I like art because I am going      like math, science, social stud-          Kehl                                 nice track and we have health         help you when you need help.
                                                                                                                     class hours that we get to walk       We all have school spirit. Most
                                                                                                                     the track. We get lots of time to     come out and support the sports

                                                                                                                     visit with friends in the hall-       teams. We all respect each oth-
                                                                                                                     ways in between classes. Ste-         er. We put differences aside and
                                                                                                                     ven Gibbons                           are friends with everyone. Bay-
                                                                                                                         Some things I like about          lee Lewis
                                                                                                                     my school are the teachers are            What I like about school is
                                                                                                                     very helpful. My favorite thing       that I can hang out with my

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                                                                                                                     about my school is getting to         friends. Sometimes the school
                                                                                                                     come here and hang out with           does fun things. River Brad-
                                                                                                                     my friends. A lot of the people       bury
                                                                                                                     here are nice. Bethany Lund-               I love playing sports with
                                                                                                                     blade                                 my friends. I love that I can
                                                                                                                         I enjoy going to school in        have free reading time, I like
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                                                                                                                     Fairfax. I enjoy coming to this
                                                                                                                     school because of the sports we
                                                                                                                                                           that we come to learn things
                                                                                                                                                           that are fun, I love that some
                                                                                                                     play. Whenever there’s a fire         teachers make things more fun

                                        Scarfs & Beanies                                                             or an emergency the teach-
                                                                                                                     ers always know what to do.
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                                                                                                                                                           small because when you need
                                                                                                                     Most importantly I have great         help the teachers will help you.
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                                                                                                                     for me. Keifer Nemyer                 ting new computers and how
                                        Hoodies - T-Shirts                                                               There are many things I like
                                                                                                                     about my school of Fairfax R-3.
                                                                                                                                                           each student can belong. I think
                                                                                                                                                           our school band achieves a lot
                                      Jackets - Sweatshirts                                                          The one thing I really like is
                                                                                                                     when I help out my Life Skills
                                                                                                                                                           more than what other bands do
                                                                                                                                                           because even if we are small,
                                         Blankets - Polos                                                            Class. One more thing is that I
                                                                                                                     like to be with my class of 2014.
                                                                                                                                                           we make a loud noise. Brook-
                                                                                                                                                           lynn Morris
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                                  T’s & Hoodies                                                                      classrooms are mostly warm in         I know everyone. I also like it
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                                                                                                                         The things I like about my        er BeBout
                                                                                                                     school are that I like to hang out        The thing that I like about
                                                                                                                     with friends, have a study hall,      this school is lunch because it
                                                                                                                     and be in the gym after lunch. I      is very good. (AKA: The chili
                                                                                                                     like that we have practices dur-      days.) I also enjoy FCA. It is
                                                                                                                     ing study hall hour, but I like       very fun. Austin Wheeler
                                                                                                                     it when we have study hall on
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What students like about Fairfax R-3                                                                                                                    nobody feels left out. Tiffani
    One of my favorite parts of      class is fairly small and I get            There are many things I like         I like some of the people that
this school is that everyone,        along with pretty much every-          about Fairfax R-3. Some of the        I’ve come to know in Fairfax
                                                                                                                                                           The thing I like most about
including the teachers, knows        body. Allison Cherry                   many things I like are how you        these past ten years that I’ve
                                                                                                                                                        Fairfax High School is that the
everyone. I also like that some          Fairfax R-3 is my favorite         get a lot of one on one help if       been here. I know that I’m ex-
                                                                                                                                                        teachers here are very under-
of the teachers are also sports      school to go to because every-         you need it from your teach-          actly where I’m supposed to be,
                                                                                                                                                        standing. They will listen to
coaches and you see a whole dif-     one gets along with everyone,          ers with your work. Some of           with every opportunity as its
                                                                                                                                                        your problems if they pertain
ferent side of them. There isn’t a   the school is small, easy to get       the students themselves are           own. I love that music and choir
                                                                                                                                                        to the subject they are talking
lot of drama which means more        around in, and all the teach-          willing to help each other out        were at this school, because
                                                                                                                                                        about. They are nice people
people can get along. Aleesha        ers will help you with what            with their studies if they need       when I lived in the city, every-
                                                                                                                                                        to have as friends. Thomas
Ball                                 ever you need help with. Sara          it. Most of the students are          one had at least a few musical
    I enjoy this school very much.   Rhoades                                friendly and easy to get along        gifts, and music has become
                                                                                                                                                           Fairfax R-3 is a great school.
I like most of the teachers and          There’s several reasons why        with and that’s what I like in a      one of my two career goals. The
                                                                                                                                                        I like it because with smaller
I like how this is a small school.   I love Fairfax R-3 High School.        school. Colton Porter                 last thing that I have to say is
                                                                                                                                                        classes you get more one on
I think it would be nice to be       One reason is that all the teach-          There are many things I like      that everyone, faculty and all,
                                                                                                                                                        one time with teachers. I like
able to pick from more than one      ers are understanding and will         about Fairfax R-3 like how you        work together in this school to
                                                                                                                                                        the attitude of everybody, It is
lunch at a time, but the meals       help you with any problem!             can get help with anything and        help any student in need, and
                                                                                                                                                        a good atmosphere to learn and
are also okay. Brandon Kehl          Another reason is our sports!          how most of the teachers are          it helps us all build a brighter
                                                                                                                                                        everybody knows everybody.
    I like how my school is small    We’re a very athletic school and       nice and they are very helpful.       future. Sam Joann Stoner
                                                                                                                                                        Spencer Barnes
and how the students can get         joined with Craig we’re even           I also like how when you play            I really like the way every-
                                                                                                                                                           Fairfax is a great place there
one on one time with the teach-      better. The biggest reason why         a sport no matter the odds you        one knows everybody. We can
                                                                                                                                                        school is even better. I like
ers. I also like how all of the      I love Fairfax R-3 High School         can accomplish your goal Dyl-         even get the best help from the
                                                                                                                                                        about our school is that you
teachers are nice and help you       is because we’re small but we          lan Lee Mattly                        teachers if we need it. It’s a
                                                                                                                                                        know everyone and they know
if you need help. Nick Sim-          are proud and you see that on              Let’s see, I like the fact that   small school that is great with
                                                                                                                                                        you to. I like that people know
mons                                 everyone’s face as you walk by         I get to miss the first four hours    the students. Nathan Stark
                                                                                                                                                        what you did the night before
    I like the activities we get     them in our hallways. Mary             of school, oh and the chicken                      Seniors
                                                                                                                                                        because then that means that
to do as a school. I like how a      Gilbert                                patties aren’t too bad either.           There are two specific things
                                                                                                                                                        you should not do anything bad
lot of support is in this school.        Fairfax R-3 to me is a great       Markus Shepard                        I like most about Fairfax R-3.
                                                                                                                                                        in Fairfax. I also like how there
Jeanna Terrell                       school it’s got great teachers             There are many things that I      The first thing I like most is
                                                                                                                                                        is a lot of drama in this school
    I like my school because ev-     who are willing to help in any         like about the Fairfax school. A      that I can get to wherever I’m
                                                                                                                                                        because when you go home and
eryone knows each other. Every-      way they can. Also I thank ev-         couple of the things I like about     going easily and not get lost
                                                                                                                                                        you come back you do not know
one is kind and friendly. I think    ery one who is keeping this            the school are the cool teachers,     because for a blonde that’s
                                                                                                                                                        what will happen next. Bobby
that the teachers are good and       school working properly and            like Mrs. Lane and the small          not hard to do, and the second
try to help you the best they        keep it clean. William Bates           classes. Also I like that you         thing is that I better say Mrs.
                                                                                                                                                           The thing I like about Fair-
can. Kourtnee Bradley                    I like Fairfax because it is a     know everybody that you go to         Lane because she is standing
                                                                                                                                                        fax is that it’s a small commu-
    I like how we get to have fun    small school with great teachers       school with. Tyler Brandt             over my shoulder reading this.
                                                                                                                                                        nity and everyone knows ev-
day before Christmas. Another        and smart students. Also I like            I have enjoyed attending          Sarah Cherry
                                                                                                                                                        eryone. Being in a small school
activity I like is that we have      the sportsmanship of everyone          Fairfax High School this year. I         The one thing I like about
                                                                                                                                                        gives you lots of opportunities
three lunch bells so we all don’t    and how everyone is willing to         love the teacher to student ra-       Fairfax school is that when I am
                                                                                                                                                        to get involved in all the organi-
have to go at once. Tristan          help others. Alan Herbst               tio, with small classes students      walking down the halls I know
                                                                                                                                                        zations and the sports. Kourt-
Ray                                                 Juniors                 will find it is easier to focus on    everyone I see. I don’t see a face
                                                                                                                                                        ney Sly
    I think it is a good school. I       My favorite things about           their work and ask questions if       that I don’t know. Also we don’t
                                                                                                                                                           The thing that I like about
think the teachers are nice. An-     Fairfax High are the small             needed. Fairfax is a small town,      have a lot of fighting here like
                                                                                                                                                        Fairfax is there are a lot of pret-
ton Theas                            classes, the teachers, and how         which makes it effortless to get      other schools do. Kelsey Sly
                                                                                                                                                        ty girls and few guys for them.
    What I like about Fairfax        everyone knows each other.             to be familiar with the students         What I like about Fairfax
                                                                                                                                                        Eric Krutz
is that some people are nice. If     Kirsten Bennett                        and teachers Lelah Hicks              school is that most of us all get
                                                                                                                                                           Fairfax is a good place be-
you need help the teachers and           I like that the teachers are           I love living in a small town     along. We don’t have many ar-
                                                                                                                                                        cause it gives us the opportu-
students will be glad to help        very nice and help you when            and attending a small school.         guments and that we hardly
                                                                                                                                                        nity to get a good education.
you no matter what. This school      you need it, they aren’t mean          There are many advantages             ever fight with each other. Ka-
                                                                                                                                                        I am very proud to have come
rocks! Nikki Allen                   about it they just help you. I         with going to a small school.         trina Chastain
                                                                                                                                                        here. This school gave me all
           Sophomores                also like how everyone gets            You can get individual help be-          The thing I like about Fair-
                                                                                                                                                        the tools I needed in order to
    I LOVE Fairfax R-3 for so        along and we are all friends.          cause of the small classes. I also    fax school is that its not a big
                                                                                                                                                        prepare for the future. Daniel
many reasons. First off the          Ashton Lewis                           like how I know everyone in           school. The good thing about
teachers      are    fantabulous!        I like a lot of things about be-   high school. I also like how we       not going to a big school is that
                                                                                                                                                           Fairfax is a great place be-
Whenever anyone needs any            ing a student at Fairfax. Having       don’t have to try out for sports;     everyone knows everyone else
                                                                                                                                                        cause it has gave me more op-
help, they are more than hap-        small classes is great when you        everyone can play no matter           and we all get along most of the
                                                                                                                                                        portunities than any other
py to come early, or stay late.      need help individually. I enjoy        how good you are. Emily Van-          time. Katheryn Long
                                                                                                                                                        school I have been to. Aaron
Second, I love the fact that the     talking with everyone at school.       Gundy                                    I like that our School at Fair-
school is small, and that I know     Ashley Clark                               I enjoy the atmosphere in         fax is small. Having a small
                                                                                                                                                           I have fun learning here
everyone who walks through               My favorite thing about Fair-      Fairfax High School. The stu-         school gives us a chance to
                                                                                                                                                        with all my friends and class-
the hall. Lauren Clark               fax R-3 Schools is the camara-         dents and teachers all have           know everyone and have more
                                                                                                                                                        mates. I will never forget what
    I like Fairfax Schools be-       derie of the students and staff. I     friendly relationships and you        personal relationships with our
                                                                                                                                                        I have learned in school. Jacob
cause the teachers are very          also like that we all know each        can receive the help you need on      teachers and faculty. Chelsea
nice. Also I like our half days      other so we always hear about          assignments. The small classes        Miller
                                                                                                                                                           I like all the teachers and
on Wednesdays when we have           the latest gossip! Alicia Clark        are nice because everyone can            The things I like the most
                                                                                                                                                        all the kids in our school. I will
them. Mercy Cogdill                      I like that our classes are        express an opinion on an is-          about Fairfax High School is
                                                                                                                                                        never forget the kids in this
    The Fairfax School is cool.      small and that everyone knows          sue and feel comfortable. The         that it’s small but we think of
                                                                                                                                                        school and I will always have
I do not mind our school being       each other and gets along. I           sports teams are great because        ourselves as big. We have a lot
                                                                                                                                                        memories of my years here.
small. It gives me opportunities     also like that the teachers are        everyone can play if they want        of pride and it shows! I also like
                                                                                                                                                        Tabitha Bennett
to do the things. I love having      always there to help you when          to and we’re still very success-      how everyone knows just about
to not hassle with tryouts like      you need them. Jill Riley              ful. Graham Scarbrough                everyone in our school and
I would have to do in a city
school. Rock on, Fairfax R-3!
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                                                        Page 10                                                                    In the Probate Court of

                                                                                                                                 Atchison County, Missouri
                                                                              T&T Welding - Give us a            In the Estate of Gerald Leo Derrossett, Decedent.
                                                                           call for all your farm repair         Estate Number: 09AT-PR00039
                                                                           needs, 660-744-3182. 49/4tc           To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Gerald Leo Derros-
                                                                                                             sett, Deceased:

                                                                            HELP WANTED                          On the 9th day of November, 2009, Toni Lynn Ray was appointed
                                                                                                             Personal Representative of the Estate of Gerald Leo Derrossett,
                                                                                Citizens Bank & Trust        deceased, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Atchison
                                                                                                             County, Missouri.
                                                                             located at 105 S. Main St.
                                                                                                                 The business address of the Personal Representative is: c/o
                                                                                     in Craig, MO,           Beverly K. Jones, Jones Law Office, P.O. Box 35, 302 North 10th
                                                                                    is looking for a         Street, Tarkio, Missouri 64491; and the attorney for the estate is
  We Carry All Brands Of Tires.                                                                              Beverly K. Jones, Jones Law Office, whose address is: P.O. Box 35,
                                                                                 Teller/                     302 North 10th Street, Tarkio, Missouri 64491.
                                                                                                                 The Personal Representative may administer the estate inde-
      If You Would Like A                                                       Secretary.                   pendently, without adjudication, order, or direction of the probate
   Specific Brand, We Will Try                                                                               division of the circuit court, unless a petition for supervised admin-
                                                                              This is a full-time position
        To Get It For You.                                                                                   istration is made to and granted by the court.
                                                                              and includes some Satur-           All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in the
                                                                             days. Interested candidates     probate division of this court within six months from the date of the
                                                                              may apply by completing
    SIMMONS MFA SERVICE                                                        a job application at the
                                                                                                             first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed
                                                                                                             to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then
               Fairfax, MO - (660) 686-2531                                     branch or by mailing         within two months from the date it was mailed or served, which-
                                                                                     in a resume.            ever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible
                                                                                                             by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not
                                                                                                             extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after
                                                                                                             the decedent’s death as provided in section 473.444, RSMo, or any
                                                                               THANK YOU                     other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in section 473.033,
                                                                                                             RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s
                                                                                                             liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant
                                                                              Thank you to Fisher In-        to section 537.021, RSMo.
                                                                           surance and Reed Family for           Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the
                                                                           the Fairfax tree and football     recipient to indicate that he necessarily has a beneficial interest in
                                                                           that we received from the         the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can
                                                                           drawing at the Community          be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate
                                                                           Light Nite. Big thanks to all     Division of the Circuit Court of Atchison County, Missouri.
                                                                           the people that made Light            Date of decedent’s death was September 23, 2009.
   Fairfax R-3 Breakfast & Lunch Menus                                     Nite possible, we really en-          Date of first publication is November 19, 2009.
                                                                                                                 Corey K. Herron, Judge of the Probate Division of the Circuit
   Monday, December 7 - Breakfast - French toast                           joyed ourselves! O’Riley
                                                                                                             Court of Atchison County, Missouri.                              49/4tc
sticks, syrup, juice, and milk; and Lunch - Tacos, let-                    Family                 51/1tc
tuce, cheese, taco sauce, pears, snickerdoodle cookie, and                    THANKS TO EVERY-
milk.                                                                      ONE - Who helped to make                    Notice of Filing for Fairfax City Council
   Tuesday, December 8 - Breakfast - Cereal, donut,                        my 90th birthday a very               The City of Fairfax will have two openings for the city council.
juice, and milk; and Lunch - Cheese pizza, corn, mixed                     special one. Your cards, gifts,   The opening file date is December 15, 2009, at 8 a.m. The closing
fruit, chocolate bar cookie, and milk.                                     and presence at my birthday       date is January 19, 2010, at 4 p.m. File at City Hall, 207 East
                                                                           reception made this birth-        Main, Fairfax, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. with the city clerk. Of-
   Wednesday, December 9 - Breakfast - Sausage                                                               fices open are North Ward Alderman two-year term currently held
                                                                           day one I will long remem-
breakfast pizza, juice, and milk; and Lunch - Spaghetti                    ber. Friends and family are       by K.R. Pennel and South Ward Alderman two-year term current-
with meat sauce, peas, pineapple, cheese bread, and                        one of our greatest remind-       ly held by Jack Kruse. The election date is April 6, 2010. For more
milk.                                                                                                        candidate filing information contact City Hall, 686-3520. 51/2tc
                                                                           ers of God’s grace. Junior
   Thursday, December 10 - Breakfast - Cereal, mini                        Hawkins               51/1tp
                                                                                                                                  Nominees Selected for
muffin, juice, and milk; and Lunch - BBQ rib on a bun,
                                                                                                                 University of Missouri Extension Council Members
potato wedges, carrots, chocolate pudding, and milk.                          REAL ESTATE                                             Atchison County
   Friday, December 11 - Breakfast - Biscuit and sau-                                                             Citizens of voting age in Atchison County, pursuant to the
sage gravy, juice, and milk; and Lunch - Chicken patty                         TAKING BIDS - On 57              provisions of Section 262-577, RSMo., 1969, will have an
on a bun, mashed potatoes, peaches, chocolate chip bar,                    tillable acres,four miles north      opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of
and milk.                                                                  of Tarkio, MO, on Hwy. O.            Missouri Extension Council of Atchison County in January,
 Northwest Missouri Cellular and Rock Port Telephone Company and
                                                                           Phone Kim Evans, 660-736-            2010.
  Rock Port Cablevision are proud sponsors of Fairfax R-3 menus.           4483.                   51/1tp         The extension council, consisting of elected and ap-
                                                                                                                pointed members, is the official body within the county to
                                                                                                                cooperate with the University in carrying out the provisions

  Real Estate
                                                                                                                of the Smith-Lever Act of Congress and amendments and
                                                                                                                acts supplementary thereto and any other acts affecting
                                                                              WE HAVE H1N1 VAC-                 extension programs. The nominees are each running for a
                                                                           CINES - Now available for            2-year term and their districts are as follow:
                                                                           ages 65 and older. There is
                                                                           no charge for this vaccine.          District 1 - Tarkio School District
 • Farm                       • Commercial                                 Atchison County Health Cen-                              Corey Lesher, Dennis Martin
                                                                           ter in Tarkio, MO, 660-736-          District 2 - Rock Port School District
 • Residential                • Abstract & Title                           4121, open Monday through                                Di Davis
                                                                           Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 12            District 3 - Fairfax School District
                                                                           noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m.                                  Dan Smith, Roger Martin
 MARTIN REALTy                                                                                   51/1tc
                                                                                                                Additional nominations may be made by petition of 25 or
                                                                              CANDLES & CAROLS -
Craig A. Martin, Broker                                                    First Annual Atchison Coun-          more qualified voters residing within the district, filed with
400 Main St. • Tarkio                                                      ty Christmas Cantata on Sa-          the council within 20 days after the publication of this notice
660-736-5254 Or 5240                                                       turday, December 5, 2009, 7          of election. Forms for nominations are available in your
                                                                           p.m., Liberty Theatre, Rock          county extension office located at:
                                    916 S. Main • Maryville, MO                                                           201 Hwy. 136 East
                                                                           Port, MO (located at the
     Give Us A Call                     Work: 660-562-7562
                                        Home: 660-582-2718                 Atchison County Memorial                       Rock Port, MO 64482
   We Have Several                       Cell: 660-541-1152                Building). County Choir Di-                    Phone: (660) 744-6231
   Listings Available!              rector, Kent Stutheit. Free          Ballots may be cast at the extension office January 4-29,
                                                                           will donation for Liberty            2010. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to

Raines Title
                                                                           Theatre. Holiday drawings            4:30 p.m.
                                                                           during Candles & Carols                                                           Ralph Ball, Chair
                                                                           Cantata.             51/1tc                              University of Missouri Extension Council

 Co., LLC                          Priority #1 Realty
                                    213 North Main Street
                                    Maryville, MO 64468
                                                                              The Community for
                                                                           Kids’ Preschool Program
                                                                                                                                                          of Atchison County

                                                                                                                "Equal opportunity is and shall be provided to all participants in Extension
                                      660-582-8255                                                              programs and activities, and or all employees and applicants for employ-
                                                                           Advisory Committee Ga-               ment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without
                                                Cell: 660-254-1612         rage Sale - February 6,              discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orienta-
     406 South Main                             Fax: 660-582-2674
                                                                           2010, Fairfax School. Dona-          tion, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.
     Rock Port, MO                        tions accepted until Febru-          This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal
   660-744-2549                                Steve Carmichael, Realtor   ary 1.                51/1tc
                                                                                                                rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the
                                                                                                                armed forces of the United States of America."
Changes in the 2010 Personal                                                                                                     Thursday, December 3, 2009
                                                                                                                                                   Page 11
Property Assessment List
   The 2010 Personal Prop-        you have purchased some-          Fifth and sixth grade basketball
erty Assessment lists will        thing that was not listed on
soon be in the mail. In an        the previous list, write it in    team wins tournament
effort to simplify the report-    the appropriate area to the                                     burg, 0; Fairfax, 25 and
                                                                       The Fairfax Fifth and
ing of personal property,         right.                                                          Skaith, four; and in the
                                                                    Sixth Grade Girls’ basket-
the format of the list has           These instructions have                                      championship game, Fair-
                                                                                                                                    Click On
                                                                    ball Team played in a tour-
been changed to include the       been outlined on the list,
                                                                    nament at Robidoux Middle     fax, 11 and Pershing eight.       Our New
items reported in the previ-      however, if there are any
ous year.                         questions, feel free to call
                                                                    School in St. Joseph, MO,     Fairfax girls playing in the      Web Site:
                                                                    Friday, November 21 and       tournament were: Emma
   If you returned a 2009         660-744-2948 or stop by                                         Morris, Ryan Hopkins, Halle
                                                                    Saturday, November 22.
list, you will find the items     the Atchison County Asses-
                                                                    Fairfax won the fifth and     Sutter, Kay Baker, Haylee        avalanche-
that were reported printed        sor’s office at the Atchison
on the left side. Please verify   County Courthouse, located
                                                                    sixth grade division.         Heits, Caitlyn O’Riley and
                                                                       Scoring for the games      Goldie Barnes.
that these items are still in     at 400 S. Washington Street,
                                                                    were: Fairfax, 25 and Lin-
your possession. If not, sim-     Rock Port, MO.
ply draw a line through it. If

                                                                                                                   December 5, 2009

 Operation Christmas Child collects gifts                                                                               1 PM to 4 PM
            to send overseas
Organizing boxes - Kim Bunton, Rock Port, MO, left, and
Stephanie Smith of Fairfax, MO, right, organize shoeboxes
filled with gifts for Operation Christmas Child. Eight hun-                                                           • Door Prizes
dred and eighty-one shoeboxes were collected locally. The
shoeboxes full of gifts will be shipped out of the country.                                                        • Multiple Vendors
Bunton and Smith were the Atchison County organizers for              402 S. Main - Rock Port, MO
the project of the international Christian relief and evange-               660-744-2121
lism organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Trail’s End of Rock
Port helped to sponsor the local project.

Civil-Military Leader Exchange
   Local government offi-         ers are invited to the event to
cials of Atchison County are      be held at the Velma Houts
holding their 2nd Annual          Building in Rock Port. The
Civil-Military       Exchange     gathering will be an infor-
with the Military Outreach        mal setting where attendees
staff group of Fort Leaven-       will be able to interact one
worth, KS, on Tuesday, De-        on one and in small groups
cember 8, 2009. As today’s        with military personnel.
Armed Forces must perform         Activities on December 8
a variety of missions over-       will begin at 11 a.m. and
seas that includes develop-       run through 1:30 p.m. Par-
ment of local host nation         ticipants may come at any
governance, economy and           time, as it is not necessary
essentials services, they         to attend the entire event.
look to exchange ideas that       Lunch will be provided, but         How About A Year’s Subscription To:
may enhance and broaden           it will be necessary to RSVP
their understanding of local      by Friday, December 4, 2009.                                                  All Subscriptions Are Due In January
                                                                                                                              00 Atchison, Nodaway
social institutions.
   All members of this Mili-
                                  For reservations, please call
                                  Atchison County Develop-
                                                                                                                       30             & Holt Counties
tary staff group are combat       ment Corporation (ACDC)
veterans, many of which
have multiple tours in both
                                  at 660-744-6562 or send an
                                  email to
                                                                        128 Main - PO Box 349 - Fairfax, MO
                                                                                                                        4300     All Other Addresses
Iraq and Afghanistan where           While the event is intend-
they have experienced first       ed for local leaders, there
hand the necessity of an ef-      will be limited space avail-                     YES, I would like to send the perfect Christmas Gift.
fective local government.         able to the public. RSVP’s
They will be in Rock Port,        are necessary. In turn, the
MO, to tell their personal        Military staff group will host            Please send a Christmas Gift Card and start a 12-month subscription to:
accounts, as well as share        Atchison County officials                 NAME
innovative methods they           at the US Army Command
learned in supporting for-        and General Staff College                 ADDRESS
eign governments against          in Fort Leavenworth in the
terror and insurgency.            spring of 2010.                           CITY                          STATE                        ZIP
   All Atchison County lead-

                                                                      From: NAME

                                                                               CITY                           STATE                        ZIP
                                     Thursday, December 3, 2009
                                                       Page 12

Atchison County Court                                                                                                                  known Reasons). Case filed on
   The following cases were       Traffic Ticket for Failure To    Hour). Case filed on June 26,     ger - Traffic Arraignment on
heard in Atchison County Court    Keep Proper/Made False Mo-       2009.                             State Traffic Ticket for Fail-    August 20, 2009. Guilty plea.
before Judge Corey K. Herron      tor Carrier Driver’s Record -       State vs. Larry JB Barnes      ure To Drive On Right Half            State vs. Robert L. Car-
on Thursday, November 12,         Exceeding Maximum Driving        - Payment Review Hearing on       Of Roadway When Roadway           roll - Counsel Status Hear-
2009, in the Atchison County      Time. Case filed on April 2,     Misdemeanor Possession Of         Was Of Sufficient Width, Re-      ing on Felony Fraudulent Use
Courthouse in Rock Port, MO:      2008.                            Up To 35 Grams Of Marijua-        sulting In An Accident. Case      Of Credit/Debit Device (Value
   State vs. Traci K. Adams          State vs. Gary E. Bailey      na. Case filed on July 7, 2009.   filed on August 25, 2009. Fined   of $500 Or More); and Theft/
- Plea/Trial Setting on Felony    - Disposition Hearing on Mis-    Guilty plea.                      $275.50.                          Stealing (Value Of Property Or
Passing Bad Check - $500 Or       demeanor Operating Motor Ve-        State vs. Travis M. Bart-          State vs. Johnathon R.        Services Is $500 Or More But
More - No Account/Insufficient    hicle On Highway While Driv-     man - Payment Review Hear-        Brodrick - Payment Review         Less Than $25,000). Case filed
Funds. Case filed on June 23,     er’s License/Privilege Revoked   ing on Misdemeanor Possession     Hearing on Misdemeanor Op-        on October 15, 2009.
2009. Plea/Trial Setting sched-   (Revoked For Points/Failure To   Of Up To 35 Grams of Mari-        erating Motor Vehicle On High-        State vs. Juan M. Cavazos
uled for December 3, 2009.        Submit To Chemical Test); and    juana. Case filed on August 13,   way While Driver’s License/       - Arraignment on Felony DWI -
   State vs. Perry W. Baden       Exceeding Posted Speed Limit     2009. Guilty plea. Fined $500.    Privilege Is Revoked (Canceled/   Alcohol - Persistent Offender;
- Traffic Arraignment on State    (Exceeded By 16-19 Miles Per        State vs. Justin T. Boett-     Suspended/Revoked For Un-         Operating Motor Vehicle On
                                                                                                                                       Highway While Driver’s Li-
                                                                                                                                       cense/Privilege Revoked (Can-
                                                                                                                                       celed/Suspended/Revoked For
                                                                                                                                       Unknown Reasons); Exceeding
                                                                                                                                       Posted Speed Limit (Exceed-
                                                                                                                                       ed By 11-15 Miles Per Hour);
                                                                                                                                       Failure To Display Plates On
                                                                                                                                       Motor Vehicle/Trailer; Driver/
                                                                                                                                       Front Seat Passenger 16 Years
                                                                                                                                       Of Age Or Over Failed To Wear
                                                                                                                                       Properly      Adjusted/Fastened
                                                                                                                                       Safety Belt; Violating Sec-
                                                                                                                                       tions 307.179.2 (1), (2), Or (3)
                                                                                                                                       - Driver Failed To Secure Child
                                                                                                                                       Less Than Eight Years Of Age
                                                                                                                                       In Child Restraint Or Booster
                                                                                                                                       Seat; Endangering The Welfare
                                                                                                                                       Of A Child - 2nd Degree (Intoxi-
                                                                                                                                       cation/Blood Alcohol Content) -
                                                                                                                                       Vehicular - 7 Counts. Case filed
                                                                                                                                       on September 22, 2009. Contin-
                                                                                                                                       ued from October 22, 2009.
                                                                                                                                           State vs. Timothy Clark
                                                                                                                                       - Plea/Trial Setting on Misde-
                                                                                                                                       meanor Possession Of Up To
                                                                                                                                       35 Grams Of Marijuana; and
                                                                                                                                       Unlawful Use Of Drug Para-
                                                                                                                                       phernalia. Case filed on Sep-
                                                                                                                                       tember 3, 2009. Plea/Trial Set-
                                                                                                                                       ting scheduled for December 3,
                                                                                                                                           State vs. Trenton L.
                                                                                                                                       Earith - Plea/Trial Setting on
                                                                                                                                       Misdemeanor Child Molesta-
                                                                                                                                       tion - 2nd Degree. Case filed
                                                                                                                                       on July 23, 2009. Sentenced to
                                                                                                                                       60 days in the Atchison County
                                                                                                                                       Jail. Payment Review Hearing
                                                                                                                                       scheduled for March 11, 2010.
                                                                                                                                           State vs. Mark W. Evans -
                                                                                                                                       Arraignment on Misdemeanor
                                                                                                                                       As Owner, Operated Or Autho-
                                                                                                                                       rized Another To Operate A Mo-
                                                                                                                                       tor Vehicle Without Maintain-
                                                                                                                                       ing Financial Responsibility
                                                                                                                                       (Motor Vehicle Required To Be
                                                                                                                                       Registered) - Fined $200; and
                                                                                                                                       Displayed/Possessed Motor Ve-
                                                                                                                                       hicle/Trailer Plates Of Another
                                                                                                                                       Person - Fined $35. Payment
                                                                                                                                       Review Hearing scheduled for
                                                                                                                                       December 3, 2009.
                                                                                                                                           State vs. Becky L. Goach-
                                                                                                                                       er - Payment Review Hearing
                                                                                                                                       on Misdemeanor Endangering
                                                                                                                                       The Welfare Of A Child, 2nd
                                                                                                                                       Degree. Case filed on August
                                                                                                                                       27, 2008. Guilty plea. Sentenced
                                                                                                                                       to 37 days incarceration in the
                                                                                                                                       Atchison County Jail with cred-
                                                                                                                                       it for time served.
                                                                                                                                           State vs. Anthony Hand-
                                                                                                                                       ley - Traffic Arraignment on
                                                                                                                                       Misdemeanor Exceeding Posted
                                                                                                                                       Speed Limit (Exceeded By 20
                                                                                                                                       Miles Per Hour Or More). Case
                                                                                                                                       filed on November 10, 2009.
                                                                                                                                       Fined $250. Payment Review
                                                                                                                                       Hearing scheduled for Decem-
                                                                                                                                       ber 17, 2009.
                                                                                                                                           State vs. Rebecca A. Hav-
                                                                                                                                       lat - Traffic Arraignment on
                                                                                                                                       State Traffic Ticket for Ex-
                                                                                                                                       ceeding Posted Speed Limit
                                                                                                                                       (Exceeded By 11-15 Miles Per
                                                                                                                                       Hour). Case filed on October 30,
                                                                                                                                       2009. Fined $49.50.


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