The Arcola Christian Church (intersection of 39 and Y Highway) and the Barton County, Mo., Extension office (801 E 12th) will be accepting farm supplies until April 6th, for those affected by the March wildfires that destroyed livestock, homes and farming operations in Kansas, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma. We are not accepting hay. The Arcola Christian Church gym is open from 8am to 7pm daily, call Larry Wheeler at 417-424-3218. The Barton County Extension office will accept donations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays, call Jill at 417-682-3579.

Thank you for your generous donations: Orscheln Industries Foundation, Lamar O’Reilly, T&B Welding, Pennington Seed, local newspapers and farmer and Friends from Barton, Cedar, Dade, Jasper

Examples of items accepted:

Fence posts

Electric fence supplies

Barb wire

Fence clips

Fence pliers

Post drivers

Hay rings


Gas cans

Oil (tractor and pickup)

Air and oil filters (tractor and pickup)

Grease, grease guns

Tools (shovel, rake, pliers, hammer, wrench)

Salt blocks

Milk replacer

Livestock feed or supplements

Feed troughs

Milk bottles

5-gallon buckets

Basically anything in your day to day cattle farming life, except hay



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