Archive - Oct 12, 2012

Secrets behind the R-II chili supper and “Where’s the Binder”

By Kyle Quick:

Traditions are what make events such as Franklin County R-II’s PTO Chili Supper something people look forward to in October, simili it to the World Series when baseball fans become excited about baseball this time of year.

Biden debate performance “Offensive”

Photo courtsey esquire.com
Missouri News Horizon

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, a senior advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, said Thursday night that he felt Vice President Joe Biden’s debate performance was offensive.

New Haven firefighters visit Franklin County R-II School

Firefighter Tracy Grote demonstrated how he puts on his fire gear while Assistant Chief Brian Strubberg explained how their gear protects them when going inside a burning building.

New Haven, Mo. – Friday morning New Haven/Berger Fire Department (NHBFD) wrapped up Fire Prevention week at Franklin County R-II.  Firefighters conducted a fire drill and inspected the school to insure their fire alarm system was working properly.

Beaufort/Leslie Fire Dept. - "Don't hide, go outside!"

Photos by Kaylin Bade
Beaufort, MO. -
The Beaufort/Leslie Fire Protection District visited Beaufort Elementary Kindergarten students this morning in celebration of Fire Prevention Week. 

Fireman Travis Suerig, left, explained to students the importance of making sure their smoke detectors work, having an escape plan and a meeting place with their family in case of a fire, and to never be afraid of firefighters.

As Farmers Get Older, Professor Encourages Students to ‘Return to the Farm’


Photo by Kaylin Bade of Union FFA Students


Jerett Rion, COLUMBIA, Mo. – In a recent survey published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), officials reported that more than one-third of U.S. farmers are 65 years old or older, and half of current farmers plan to retire in the next decade. With fewer young people staying home to take over their family farms, the average age of American farmers is increasing rapidly.

Observing Farmer's Day

Pictured left, Gary Meyer and
Jerry Eckstein
Photo by Danielle Blair

Did you know that today is known as “Farmer’s Day”?  This day is generally observed to honor the hard labor of farmers; however Farmer’s Day should not only be celebrated by farmers. 

Everyone should celebrate today because, in the words of the National FFA Organization, you would be “naked and hungry” without farmers.