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Kaleigh Quimby, a fresh-man psychology major from Tarkio, was
one of the 700 volunteers from Central Methodist University who did
their part on Thurs-day, April 7, 2016, to, in the words of the CMU
mission statement, make a differ-ence in the world.
The University called off classes for its annual Service Day,
when students, faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in
volunteer activi-ties to support a variety of
causes. Event coordinator Matt Williams, associate director for
CMUs Center for Faith and Service, esti-mated CMU dedicated more
than 1,700 hours this year. Quimby volunteered with the Psychology
Club at a lo-cal home. The Service Day projects included yard work
at various homes, work at the food bank in Columbia, volunteering
at Fayette Head Start, sewing pillow cases for children who are
battling cancer, and more.
Quimby participates in Service Day
Ag students attend Missouri FarmBureau attend Youth Leadership
It was a busy day for 425 high school students and their
chaperones who were involved in the Missouri Farm Bureau Youth
Lead-ership Day April 14, 2016. For 22 years, the event has brought
students and their legislators together at the State Capitol. Youth
Lead-ership Day is sponsored by the Missouri Farm Bureau Promotion
Students were able to vis-it when both the House and Senate
chambers were in session. Some groups chat-ted with their senators
and representatives in hallways just ouside the chambers. Others
were introduced from the House and Senate floors. In many ways, the
visitors found out how hec-tic and important the busi-ness of
lawmaking can be.
By the busload, the group returned to Missouri Farm Bureau
headquarters for lunch and a MFB welcome by Missouri Farm
President Blake Hurst. They also heard from University of
Missouri students and Farm Bureau Ambassadors Austin Stanton of
Centralia and Nora Faris of Concor-dia before a special talk by
featured speaker Saman-tha Warner. Warner stated that almost
everything is connected to what she calls Team Agriculture. There
are so many different op-tions in agriculture...Fol-low your
passion, find your place, and find a place on the Agriculture Team
that fits your passion.
Students attending from Atchison County were Tarkio students
Ethan Riley, Karlly Eyman, and Kris Riley with advisor Dustin
Lambertsen, as well as Fairfax students Gage Crowley and Alyssa
Beck with advisor Jeremy Palmer. Costs for the school trip are
underwritten by county Farm Bureaus and the MFB Foundation for
Tarkio High School seniorspreparing for end-of-school events
The 2015-16 school year is nearing its end and with that comes
end-of-school events for Tarkio High School seniors. The students
will be extremely busy these last two months.
Jr./Sr. PromSeniors will be attending
their last Tarkio High School Junior/Senior Prom on Sat-urday,
April 30, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Tarkio Commu-nity Building. A
promenade, which is open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m.
at the Tarkio High School Gym. The promenade will allow for all
parents, family, and community members to take pictures of all prom
BaccalaureateSeniors will participate
in a baccalaureate service, sponsored by the Tarkio/Westboro
Ministerial Alli-ance, on Sunday, May 1. A dinner for the seniors
and their parents and grand-parents will be held at the Tarkio
Assembly of God Church at 6 p.m., followed by the service at 7 p.m.
Se-niors are to wear their caps and gowns.
SPrING coNcertThe Tarkio Junior High
Band and Choir and Tarkio Elementary 5th and 6th Grade Band
Concert will be held Wednesday, May 4, at 6:00 p.m. in the
auditorium. The THS Spring Concert and Awards Night for the high
school band and choir will also be on May 4, but will begin at 7:30
p.m. in the auditorium.
claSS PIctureSThey will also be asked
to don their caps and gowns again on Friday, May 6, for
professional class and indi-vidual pics at 1 p.m. at the school.
This day also marks the last day of school for the seniors.
SeNIor trIPOn Sunday, May 8, the
seniors will embark on their senior trip to Branson, MO. The
students are to arrive at 7:30 a.m. and the bus will leave at 8
a.m. sharp. The students will return on Wednesday, May 11.
PractIceOn Thursday, May 12,
from 8 to 11:30 a.m., the seniors will practice their walk-ins
into the THS Gym for the graduation ceremony. All seniors must
attend this practice.
aWarDS aSSemBlYOn Friday, May 13, the
seniors will again meet in the gym at 8 a.m. for a walk-through
before being treat-ed to breakfast at the Tarkio United Methodist
Church. At 1 p.m., the senior awards assembly will begin in the
gym. (seniors are to meet at 12:30 p.m. in Mrs. Wen-nihans room).
Attendance is required by the seniors and family and friends are
GraDuatIoNThe graduation ceremony
will take place on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the THS Gym. The
seniors are to meet in Mrs. Wennihans room between 1 and 1:30
'It's gone swIftly and now he's 50!'
wIth much love,Julee, KatIe, tyler, Zoey, lIndsay, gene, nIcK,
lacIe, chrIs ebou, lea & ryan
atchISoN couNtY FFa memBerS - Were able to meet with State
Representative Allen Andrews at the Mis-souri Farm Bureau Youth
Leadership Day. Pictured above are, from left to right, Gage
Crowley, Alyssa Beck, Ethan Riley, Rep. Andrews, Kris Riley, Karlly
Eyman, Jeremy Palmer, and Dustin Lambertsen. (Submitted Photo)
Giving through the Community Foundation Makes Your Life
Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri1006 W. St. Maartens
DriveSuite BSt. Joseph, MO 64506816-232-2022
Contact Mike Thomson today at 816.383.2182 and learn the
effective and efficient way to give back to your community.
- Tarkio High School Journalism Class
tarkIo FFa memBer - Ethan Riley, second from left, received the
Missouri Youth in Agriculture Scholarship from Youth in Agriculture
Committee members during the 88th Missouri FFA Convention in
Columbia, MO, April 21-22, 2016. Pictured with Riley are, from left
to right, Mark Wolfe, Missouri State Fair director, Wendy
Faulconer, Mis-souri State Fair Foundation Executive Director, and
Wayne Yokley, Youth in Agriculture Committee Chairman. (Submitted
By lea PeregrineMeet the fun loving, all
around goofy senior girl, Candace Campbell! If you really know
her, you already know that her favorite ex-pression is Seriously?
Candace is the daughter of Jason and Ruth Campbell of Tarkio.
Candace has one sibling, Dylan, who is a fifth grader at Tarkio
Elemen-tary. Candace wanted to mention her grandmother, Becky
Campbell, too. She also wanted to give a shout-out to Jordyn
Swalley, Ally Harkrider, and Paige Agnew, her best friends. I asked
her if she wanted to include any-one else and she said her dog,
Max. She just cant get over how much he loves to escape from his
Candace has been in the Tarkio R-I School District since she was
in Honey Tree at the Tarkio United Methodist Church. She has played
a huge role in our class from the very begin-ning. Most of our
class mem-ories are because of her! Speaking of memories, Can-dace
states that her favor-ite childhood memory was helping her grandma
Becky cook delicious food. Candace has been involved in the lo-cal
Special Olympics team, The Shining Stars, for four years. She
enjoys playing basketball and is successful in her track event,
throw-ing. She likes to brag about all the medals she receives
after kickin butt.
Candace can be found rocking out to her favorite singer, Justin
Bieber. She even got the opportunity to see J.B. perform live a few
weeks back. She recalls it was the greatest time of her
life. Candace and her best friend, Jordan, like to hang-out on
their free days and play dolls until the sun sets. She also told me
that she likes to write in her diary when she is by herself.
Can-dace is just like any modern-day teenage girl who enjoys her
favorite television shows and movies. She likes to hang out with
Sheldon and Penny while watching her favorite T.V. show, The Big
Bang Theory. Her favorite movie is Brats and of course her favorite
kind of music is any music that comes from Justin Bieber. Candace
likes to munch down on mashed potatoes while watching the K.C.
Royals or K.C. Chiefs with her dad. She has al-ways been about
reading and her favorite series is the Goosebump books. Even though
scary movies gives her goosebumps, she doesnt mind scaring herself
while reading a good book. Can-dace couldnt pick out a fa-vorite
memory from high school because she has way too many. After a few
ex-amples, she decided that the Justin Bieber concert was her all
time favorite (go fig-ure). She will also never for-get the time
when her best guy friend, Connor Shaw, asked her to her senior
prom. She told me that that was a dream come true. Talk-ing about
Connor, her most embarrassing moments are when her best friend
Jordan teases her about Connor.
Candaces plans after high school are still unde-cided, but she
is looking for-ward to graduation. After talking about the last few
days of her senior year slow-ing down, she was all smiles
Seriously? Having fun withCandace Campbell
and said she was nervous, but excited. I asked Candace about
some very irrelevent questions to get some funny responses out of
Painting or coloring?Coloring because its
fun Would you ever want
to be on the Big Bang The-ory?
Yes, because I could hang out with Penny (her favorite
Would you rather eat worms or broccoli (broccoli is her least
I would much rather eat gummy worms.
What are you looking
forward to during Senior Trip?
Riding Fire in the Hole - Its scary but fun.
Would you ever date Justin Bieber?
Yes, duh Lea!Now you guys know al-
most everything about Can-dy Lou. You can see her walk down the
aisle during the graduation ceremony with a huge smile on her face.
We wish you the best of luck after graduation, Candace, and cant
wait to spend the last few days with you be-fore Senior Trip!
Riley receives Missouri Youthin Agriculture Scholarship
tarkIo hIGh School SeNIor - Connor Shaw, mid-dle, son of Teresa
and Mike Shaw, front left and front right, signed a letter of
intent on Saturday, April 23, 2016, to play basketball with Central
Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. (Submitted Photo)
Shaw signs letter of intent to play forCentral Methodist
The Tarkio R-I School Board met Thursday, April 21, 2016, at
Tarkio High School. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present were Tarkio R-I Superintendent Dr. Pat Martin, Tarkio High
School Principal Luke Cox, Car-rie Livengood, Steve Klute, Bruce
Lang, Jamie Barnett, Lydia Hurst, Rachel Graves, Chris Yates, Corey
Lesher, and Amy Fast.
Districts obligations were approved. The board mem-bers also
approved summer school tutoring. The meeting
moved into closed session at 7:04 p.m. and came out of closed
session at 9:11 p.m.
Rachel moved and Lydia seconded to terminate Amy Fasts contract:
Rachel - yes, Lydia - yes, Steve - yes, Corey - yes, Chris - yes,
Ja-mie - yes and Bruce Lang abstained. Rachel moved and Bruce
seconded to ap-prove Dr. Deborah Taylor as the new elementary
princi-pal for the 2016-2017 school year. The motion carried 7-0.
The meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
Tarkio R-I Board of Education hiresnew elementary principal