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February 12, 2015

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TARKIO FFA

Tarkio FFA Chapter members attend
National FFA Convention

TARKIO HIGH SCHOOL FFA CHAPTER - Presented KMA with a logo sign in
thanks for the Shenandoah, IA, radio station for their monthly FFA spotlights.
Pictured are, from left to right, Ethan Riley, Karly Eyman, Gentri Staten, Dean
Adkins, Dustin Lambertsen, Alissa Hurst, Haley Hall, Kris Riley, and Dawson
Joesting. (KMA Photo)

Tarkio FFA presents KMA with awesome gift
KMA Story By
Dean Adkins

When the Tarkio FFA
Chapter comes bearing gifts,
they don’t mess around.
Dustin Lambertsen’s Tarkio
FFA Chapter visited the
KMA studios this week and
brought with them a beautiful
purple and white steel KMA
logo sign they designed and
made with their steel plasma
cutter at the high school.
Lambertsen wanted to
thank KMA for the monthly
FFA spotlights that have
been taking place since last
August and he and the kids
certainly outdid themselves
with the kind gift. If you know

of someone who would enjoy
a steel sign manufactured
by the Tarkio FFA students,
feel free to give them a call
at 660-736-4118.
Mr. Lambertsen and
the students also want
to remind folks of some
upcoming events as well,
including the Tarkio FFA
Fish Fry, Friday, February
13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the
Tarkio school in conjunction
with the Tarkio-vs.-Rock
Port basketball games.
The funds will go towards
helping students attend
leadership conferences like
the upcoming Washington
Leadership Conference along

with state and national FFA
conventions.
FFA week is also on the
nearby horizon with all
kinds of fun and educational
events coming February
21-28, culminating with
church services at St. John’s
Lutheran Church near
Westboro Sunday, March 1.
KMA thanks the Tarkio
FFA Chapter for the
wonderful gift and wishes
Mr. Lambertsen and the
chapter students all the best
in the remainder of the 20142015 school year.
Look for another update
from the Tarkio FFA at the
end of February!

FFA Fish Fry ~ Feb. 13
The Tarkio High School FFA Chapter is hosting a
fish fry fundraiser! The fish fry will take place from 4-7
p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015, at the Tarkio High
School Ag Building. The menu will include fried fish
and chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, rolls, and dessert.
Children five and under eat for free, six to 12 year olds
are $5, and those 13 and up are $10. The money raised
will be used to send students to conventions and to
leadership conferences.

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The Tarkio FFA Chapter traveled to the
National FFA Convention, held October
28-November 1, 2014, in Louisville,
Kentucky. The Tarkio chapter accompanied
five other local chapters from northwest
Missouri.
On the way to Louisville, the groups
made a stop in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, where
they toured the Jefferson County Historical
Society. They were able to see what a
prairie village would have looked like in
the area during the late 1800’s and early
1900’s. The town had houses, the jail, the
hardware store, blacksmith’s shop, and the
newspaper office.
This year, the kids also toured the
Claiborne Horse Farm and the Kentucky
Horse Park while in the
Lexington and Louisville
areas. At the Claiborne
farms, the students learned
about the Thoroughbred
race horses, their breeding
programs, and how much
each horse cost. The
students also got to see
where Secretariat and
many other famous horses
are buried. While touring
the Kentucky Horse Park, THE TARKIO FFA - Chapter members came home with
the students were able to a number of great experiences under their jackets,
see many different breeds like the memories made at the Jefferson County
of horses from around the Historical Society, Claiborne Horse Farm, and the
world, different breeds of Kentucky Horse Park, and meeting Baxter Black at
draft horses, and a horse the National FFA Convention. (Submitted Photos)
museum. The two concerts
focused on the thanking and honoring of
attended this year were
Easton Corbin with Justin Moore and the ag teachers and FFA advisors. The last
Danielle Bradbery with Scotty McCreery. session focused on honoring all of the Stars
While at the convention, the students Over America award recipients and the
attended one of the nation’s largest college American FFA Degree recipients.
After the awards’ session Saturday
and career fairs and convention sessions.
morning,
the Tarkio group made the 11
The students attend three different sessions
hour
bus
ride back home. The trip was
at the convention. At the first session, the
overall
productive.
The students met new
students met all the National FFA officers.
people
from
all
over
the United States and
The keynote and motivational speaker of the
made
new
friends.
The
Tarkio FFA Chapter
first session was Nick Vujicic, a man from
members
are
looking
forward
to making this
Australia who is living without arms or
trip
again
in
the
future.
legs. The second session that was attended

THS TRAP
SHOOTING
TEAM
The Tarkio FFA Chapter
has recently started up the
trap shooting team again.
In its first year back, the
team has seven members:
Lea Peregrine, Alissa Hurst,
Kris Riley, Bella Hurst, Shae
DeRoiser, Colin Joesting,
and Dayton Murry.
The team has been
practicing two to three
times a month at Wally Tarkio High School Trap Shooting Team members include, from left to right:
Riebesell’s range outside of Alissa Hurst, Shae DeRosier, Bella Hurst, Dayton Murry, Kris Riley, Lea
Rock Port, MO. The team Peregrine, and Colin Joesting.
(Submitted Photo)
competes in the Area I FFA
Trap Shooting League, which shoots one time a month from September through March at the KCTA Trap Range near
Smithville, MO. It’s been a great season so far and the shooters are having fun!

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Smithville Trap Shoot
The Tarkio High School Trap Shooting Team Competed in Smithville, MO, on Saturday, December
13, 2014. Tarkio scores are: Dayton Murry - 42/50;
Alissa Hurst - 28/50; Lea Peregrine - 33/50; Kris Riley
- 31/50; Colin Joesting - 34/50; Bella Hurst - 23/50; and
Shae DeRosier - 27/50.
(Photo By Kellie Murry)

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