Brennecka, a cosmochemist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, was the Meteorite study’s lead author. The article, “Massive star explosion seeded the early solar system” first appeared on nbcnews.com on October 14, original article being on space.com.
According to the article, Brennecka and his colleagues Lars Borg and Meenakshi Wadhwa detailed their findings online Oct. 7 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Brennecka graduated from Lathrop High School in 1998 as the Valedictorian, he received the Bright Flight scholarship, along with many others. He went on to receive his bachelors degree at the University of Missouri and Columbia College; M.Sc. at Oregon State and Ph.D. at Arizona State.
4-H youth in the Buchanan County and the Northwest Region of Missouri celebrated National 4-H Week with the 4-H Interstate Show in St. Joseph on October 7th through 12th at the East Hill Shopping Center. Posters of 4-H projects were displayed. These 4-H projects showcased the project work completed this past year by individual 4-H members. The Interstate Show was sponsored by St. Joseph Tractor Supply Company through there Paper Clover Campaign.
Saturday, October 12th , 4-H contests were showcased in the area of public speaking, demonstrations, working demonstrations, fashion revue and talent at the East Hill Mall. Youth participated from Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, Daviess, Mercer and Grundy counties. Participating in public speaking were Emily Barclay, Clinton County ; Kate Wright, Clinton County; Marissa Herring, Buchanan County; Braelyn Cowan, Gentry County; Ben Baldwin, Clinton County. Kate Wright went home with Best of Show.
In the area of demonstrations. Latorrie Johnson, Grundy County; Anna Hines, Grundy County; and Erin Cox Buchanan County presented working demonstrations and Madelyn Derks, Gentry County; Samuel Derks, Gentry County, Libby Endicott, Daviess County; Lana Raymo, Mercer County presented regular demonstrations/Illustrated Talks. Erin Cox went home with Best of Show.
Kids of all ages gathered on Oak Street to decorate the street with chalk drawings, play various games, get their faces painted, get a photo taken in a fall scene, enjoy a spooky story in the Story Time tent, get a meal and of course, candy!
This annual event is one of the many events offered by the Lathrop Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Chamber at 816-528-3500.
Hands on horse sense Visitors and guests had a lesson in horse dental health last Saturday at the Open House of GreenBroke Farms in Turney. Al, Sarah, Lauren and Guido Giarratana hosted horse loving friends from near and far to help them celebrate the opening of their equine facilities. Equine Dental Specialist Ed McCarty shared the various stages of dental health in horses, why floating and dental care is important, and how good dental health affects the digestive health of a horse. Other demonstrations were also held, including an equine massage therapist and equine chiropractice. GreenBroke Farms is home to an 80’x120’ indoor arena, an outdoor arena, roundpen, and boarding stables. For more information about the facilities and services, call 816-664-3914.
Chalk Artist Pen and ink are Casey McKinley’s first medium of choice, but when the family comes out for Lathrop’s Annual Chalk Walk, sidewalk chalk will do!
Casey and Monica (Cain) met at Missouri State University. Though Monica grew up in Lathrop, Casey is originally from St. Louis. They have made Lathrop their home with their three children, Ella, Ean and Eli.
McKinley Illustration (find him on Facebook) is Casey’s freelance business, where he has enjoyed notable success with his fantasy pen & ink drawings. Downtown visitors at the Chamber Chalk Walk admired his work, and the work of the kids, who all show creative talents.
Ghosts and Goblins invade the Lathrop Fire Station The Lathrop Fire Station was packed with kids of all ages Saturday night for the annual Halloween party hosted by the Lathrop Fire Protection District First Responders. The night consisted of playing games for candy, (lots of candy), a hot dog meal, costume contest, candy, lots of fun and did we mention candy?
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Lathrop 2nd Grader Crowned Miss Rodeo Sweetheart Miss Jordan Diercks was crowned the 2014 Miss Rodeo Sweetheart by the Midwest Rodeo Pageant Council in conjunction with the American Royal PRCA Rodeo on Sat., September 28th. Jordan age 7 attends Lathrop Elementary as a 2nd grader. Daughter of Dan R. Diercks of Brookfield, Missouri and Dawn Lane-Diercks of Lathrop, MO.
As appointed royalty Jordan will represent Miss Rodeo Sweethearts by attending various activities throughout the area and the state in an effort to promote rodeos, and the western way of life. Some of Jordan’s upcoming events are through Running Star Ranch of Kearney, Mo., showing horses at the Fuzzy Horse Show Series through the winter months. Jordan will also be competing on December 29th at the C.R. McKellips New Year’s Stampede Rodeo Princess contest.
One of Jordan’s first Sweetheart appearances was at the Kids Corral at the Kansas City American Royal BBQ. She helped other children learn about and also participated in the Mutton Busting contest.