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The shortest month is the busiest

Riley wins first place in Albany
goes after a loose ball in
Lady Indian basketball action against South Holt.
Also pictured is Lady Indian
Madison Ohrt (behind the
(Mound City News Photo)

Lady Indians lose
to South Holt

The Tarkio High School
Lady Indians traveled to
Oregon, MO, to compete
against the South Holt Lady
Knights on Friday, February
6, 2015. The Lady Indians
lost the conference game 4358.
Emily Graves led the
Tarkio team with 17 points
also had three assists, three
steals, and five rebounds.
Gentri Staten added 11
points (two three-pointers)
to Tarkio’s score and had
one assist and two rebounds.
Christina Hall scored eight
points and had two assists
and three rebounds. Hadley
Barnett scored five points
(one three-pointer) and had
three assists and one rebound. Madison Ohrt added
two points to the score and
had one rebound. Shelby
McCartney pulled down the
most rebounds, nine, for the
Lady Indians. Tawni Martin
had an assist and rebound
and Bree Barnett had one

“Athlete of the Week”
CONNOR SHAW - A junior Indian basketball player, was
recently selected as St. Joseph News-Press “Athlete of
the Week.” He was featured
in the News-Press sports’
section on Sunday, February
8, 2015, and was recognized
for his 27 points in the Indians’ 50-38 win over Fairfax.
(Photo By Jagger Photography)

first in the 120 pound weight class at Albany, MO, on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Kris was the only Indian wrestler
to compete in this event. All three wrestlers, to also include
Daniel Ripley and Noah Brooks, will compete at District
Wrestling on February 13 and 14. (Photo By Kurt Sloop)

MHSVCA Academic All-State Team

puts up a jump shot in Indian basketball action against
South Holt. Stats for the
boys’ game were not turned
in before press time.
(Mound City News Photos)

Payton Moore: Spunky yet loving
By Kaleigh Quimby
Payton Moore is the
spunky, sassy, and sarcastic
girl everyone knows her to
be. She isn’t scared to give
her opinion, but she would
give you the clothes off her
back. Payton was given this
loving and spunky heart
from her mom Kim Wallace,
stepdad Jeff Wallace, her
dad Greg Moore, and stepmom Laura Moore. Payton’s
sisters are Paige Moore (her
twin), Ashley Moore, Amanda Smith, and Stormie Wal-

lace. Her brothers are Otis
and Travis Smith, Daley
and Trint Herbst, and Shane
Throughout high school,
Payton has been involved
with FCCLA, Rotary Interact, and FFA, all for one
year. She also has been involved with Vo-tech for two
years for Culinary Arts. On
top of being involved in so
much, Payton has also had a
job at the local Hy-Vee.
Some of Payton’s favorite
hobbies are reading, writ-

Community Calendar

Remember your



Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

6:30 p.m., Bingo at the Tarkio Nutrition Center
8 to 9 p.m., AA at First Christian Church in Rock Port

with Roses, Carnations or a Mixed Arrangement.
Add a Valentine Balloon and Candy!
Cards, Jewelry, Candles, Collectibles & More
We will deliver to school on 2/12.
Also we will deliver to Rock Port & Fairfax

4 to 7 p.m., THS FFA Fish Fry in the Ag Bldg.
5 p.m., THS Basketball vs. Rock Port at Home
(Seniors Parents’ Night and Parachute Routine)
THS Wrestlers at Districts

Flower Mill


606 Main St., Tarkio, MO * 660-736-4612
Frequent Buyer Saving & Free Gift Wrap
Open Saturday February 14 - 9 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Valentine’s Day

7 to 11 a.m., Valentine’s Day Breakfast at the
Westboro Fire Station
THS Wrestlers at Districts
Tarkio High School Volleyball
Team for achieving Outstanding Academic All-State as a
Team. Also, congratulations
to Madison Ohrt, Shelby McCartney, Emily Graves, Alissa
Hurst, and Kat DeRosier for
being selected to the MHSVCA Academic All-State Team
for volleyball.
Requirements to make the
MHSVCA Academic All-State

Team are (both requirements must be met):
• Varsity player (any grade level) who competed in at least 75% of the team’s total
varsity matches
• Varsity player (any grade level) who has at least a 3.6 cumulative grade point average (or an A- equivalent on weighted or other scales). The 3.6 GPA must be cumulative
over the player’s full high school career.


President’s Day

8:30 to 10:30 a.m., MOPS at First Baptist Church
12 noon, Tarkio Rotary Club Meeting at the
Tarkio Nutrition Center
5 p.m. to close, Pizza Hut Fundraiser for Sons of
the American Legion

Ash Wednesday

Atchison County Spelling Bee
6 p.m., THS Basketball at Plattsburg
6:30 p.m., Bingo at the Tarkio Nutrition Center
8 to 9 p.m., AA at First Christian Church in Rock Port

Compliments Of:

Farmers State Bank
521 MAIN - TARKIO, MO 64491
(660) 736-4111

Tarkio, MO - (660) 736-4197
Fairfax, MO - (660) 686-3312

Tarkio R-I Breakfast & Lunch Menus

911 Pine
Tarkio, MO

Monday, February 16 - Breakfast - Cereal, toast, pineapple tidbits, juice, and milk; and Lunch - Pizza strips,
romaine lettuce, mixed veggies, mixed fruit, cherries, and
Tuesday, February 17 - Breakfast - Breakfast pizza,
pineapple tidbits, juice, and milk; and Lunch - Grilled
cheese, green beans, fresh carrots, pineapple tidbits,
plums, and milk.
Wednesday, February 18 - Breakfast - Cheese omelet, toast, cherries, juice, and milk; and Lunch - Chicken
nuggets, baked beans, cooked carrots, mandarin oranges,
pear halves, and milk.
Thursday, February 19 - Breakfast - Biscuit, sausage
patty, pineapple tidbits, juice, and milk; and Lunch - Spaghetti, romaine lettuce, green beans, peas, applesauce,
fresh orange, breadstick, and milk.
Friday, February 20 - Breakfast - Pancake on a stick,
mixed fruit, juice, and milk; and Lunch - Pepperoni pizza,
romaine lettuce, corn, mixed fruit, apple slices, and milk.
2nd entree and a chef salad available the 5th-12th each month

ing, painting, and cooking.
Her favorite T.V. shows are
Cut Throat Kitchen and The
Walking Dead. While she
watches Cut Throat Kitchen, I’m sure she would love
to enjoy her favorite food,
tacos. If you were going to
sit down and enjoy a movie
with Payton and asked her
to pick one out you can bet
it will be The Outsiders and
ANY Disney movie! Her favorite sports team is the
Kansas City Chiefs. After
high school, Payton’s future
plans are to either own a
restaurant or write a series
of books. Writing a series of
books would explain Payton’s favorite school subject
which is English and she
also enjoys reading the Percy Jackson series.
With owning her own
restaurant she would need
certificates, but that is okay
with Payton because her
most memorable high school
moment was receiving all of
her culinary awards. With
having all these brothers and
sisters comes a lot of memories, but Payton’s especially
favorite memory was going
to Colorado on vacation.
During high school, Payton

said her most embarrassing
moment was during P.E. one
day she slipped and fell on
the wet grass and she just
decided to lay there! Hopefully, when she owns her
own restaurant she will let
the waiters carry the trays.
Now onto the best part:
• How many licks does it
take to get to the middle of
the tootsie pop?
• If you were in a Percy
Jackson book, what character would you be?
Hazel because she is
smart and does anything
she can to protect the ones
she loves
• What would you name
your restaurant?
Opulent because it means
• If you had to choose one
book to read the rest of your
life, what would it be and
The Help because it is a
timeless book and makes
you think about life lessons
• What’s the total amount
of nail polish you own?
Around 200 bottles!

By Paige Wooten
To Kill a Mockingbird is
one of the most well-known
books in the world. This book
has created some serious
discussions in high school
classes across the country,
from how and what the book
means to what kind of writing style used all the way to
what a certain sentence can
mean. After 60 odd years,
Harper Lee’s one hit wonder
finally has a sequel to it, Go
Set a Watchman.
Since everyone knows
the story of lawyer Atticus
and his children Scout and
Jem,  we have always wondered whatever happened
after that long summer. Now
is our chance to end the nail
biting wonder and finally
get some answers. On February 3, it was announced
that there was going to be a
sequel. This book has been
under lock and key for over
60 years. Harper Lee announced that she actually
wrote Go Set a Watchman
first. Her editor liked the

flashbacks of older Scout
and this caused her to then
write To Kill A Mockingbird.
This is a really fun fact because for over 60 years no
one knew that there was another book and it turns out
that the other book was actually the first book!
According to USA Today,
the book will be released
July 14 of 2015. Harper Lee
won’t make a tour for this
book simply because of her
age. This sequel will probably be the most talked about
among students and teachers who greatly loved the
book. To Kill a Mockingbird
is easily listed in the top 100
of the best novels ever written. Now to hear that there
is a sequel makes the book
even better for the simple
fact that people are finally
going to get their answers.
Whether it lives up to the
original or is a disappointment, the fact remains that
this will be one of the most
anticipated books to be released in many years.

The Tarkio Junior High
Drama Department proudly
presents “The Adventures
of Rose Red (Snow White’s
Less-Famous Sister).” Rose
Red has just turned thirteen
and the pressure is on - what
will she do to get famous
like her sister, Snow White?
Everyone in the kingdom,
from her parents to her close
friend Miss Muffett, is pressuring her to get discovered.
But Rose Red doesn’t want
to constantly be on the front
page of the Grimm Times,
even if Bo Peep, Cinderella,
and Goldilocks eat up the
attention. In her struggle to
choose between doing what
everyone else wants and
forging her own path, Rose
Red can’t help wonder if a
girl who wants to be “just
normal” can live happily
ever after.
The play will be performed on Saturday, February 21, at 7 p.m. and Sunday,
February 22, at 2 p.m. in the
Tarkio High School Auditorium. The cost of admittance is a free will donation
that will help out the Tarkio
High School Drama Department. The cast consists of 17
students: Rose Red - Grace
Martin, Snow White - Gabby
DeRosier, Mr. Blush - Jim-

my Elder, Mrs. Blush - Megan Lee, Little Miss Muffett
- Madison Lesher, Goldilocks - Kaely Kirwan, Baby
Bear - Gus Hurst, Cinderella - Taylor Stanton, Fairy
Godmother - Jordan Heard,
Prince Charming - Troy
Wennihan, Frog/Jack - Daniel Angelo, Spider/Little Red
Riding Hood - Jae Barnett,
Jacob Grimm - Gage McAdams, Big Bad Wolf - Wyatt
Driskell, Hansel - Wyatt
Gray, Gretel - Anna Klute,
and Villager - Marina Sawyer. The play is under the
direction of Casey Martin,
Lesley Graves, and Blu Dow.
Be sure to go watch this
spectacular production!

A sequel to a classic

Junior High to present “The
Adventures of Rose Red”

By Kat DeRosier
This may be the shortest
month, but it is jam packed
with activities! With FCCLA
contest, honor choirs, music
contest, FFA, and so much
more, there are hardly any
students in the Tarkio High
School building this week.
Why is it that this is the
month that gets packed?
Why would everyone try to
fit everything in in 28 days?
Coincidence or purposeful?
This time is not only fun
for students, but it is also
stressful. We have all just
gotten out of January, which
was full of other activities
and sickness, and now we

are rushed into even more!
On top of all the activities that consume our time
we also have homework to
keep up with. Personally, I
have college classes that I
am trying to keep up with
and those never slow down,
no matter what. Students
are taking care of the work
they’re missing and also the
homework that’s been assigned. Don’t get me wrong,
we enjoy not being in school
and having something different to look forward to in
our day. What is a little aggravating and stressful is
missing four out of the five
days in a week.

Northwest Missouri State
University is one of 88 sites
throughout the state hosting FAFSA Frenzy to assist
future and current college
students who are seeking
assistance with completing
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.
The FAFSA is the first
step all students must take
to obtain financial assistance to attend college. The
Northwest event will be held
from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, February 22, in Room 250 of the
B.D. Owens Library on the
Northwest campus. Personnel from Northwest’s student financial aid office will
be on hand to answer questions and assist students
and families with completing the FAFSA online.

Students and families do
not need to have filed their
federal income taxes for
2014 in order to participate
in a FAFSA Frenzy event or
to complete the FAFSA. Participants are asked to bring:
2014 W-2 forms; 2014 tax
forms, if they are ready, or
any statements of interest
earned in 2014; any 1099
forms and any other forms
required to complete your
taxes; and student PIN and
parent PIN (you may apply
for your PINs at before attending a
FAFSA Frenzy event).
For information about the
Northwest event contact the
Office of Scholarships and
Financial Assistance by calling 660-562-1363 or by email


Ohrt receives SCC degree
College (SCC) in Nebraska
has released the names of
students who earned degrees, diplomas or certificates during graduation exercises following the 2014
were held on the Beatrice,

Lincoln, and Milford campuses December 19, 2014.
Ohrt of Westboro, MO, received an Associate’s Degree
in Applied Science in Nondestructive Testing Technology.

Atchison County Girl Scouts
selling gluten free cookies
Scouts have a few cases of
gluten free cookies available
for sale. Trios are chocolate
chips nestled in a gluten free
peanut butter oatmeal cookie. The cost is $5 per box. If
you are interested, contact
Sam O’Riley, Fairfax, 660686-3439; Amy Gebhards,

Jennifer Lawson, Rock Port,

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