Area News

Hodges’ Bequeathed Art At CMU Ashby-Hodge Gallery Part of Winter Shows, through April 6

Lifetime supporters of Central Methodist University, Anna Mae Besgrove Hodge and Dr. Robert Hodge, have continued to let their art support The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art even after their passing. As part of the “Three Winter Shows” currently on display, the Gallery presents “The Robert and Anna Mae Hodge Collection.” The winter show will…

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Firefighters receive specialized training

Firefighters from all Howard County districts had the opportunity to receive specialized training “at home,” Saturday, Mar. 25. The Fayette Fire Department received a training grant funded by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.  The training was provided by Local Emergency Training Specialists (LETS), and included classroom instruction and hands-on training for a hazardous spill,…

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CMU Service Day To Benefit Community Annual spring event will take place April 6

Each spring, Central Methodist University students, faculty, and staff take a day to put everyday obligations aside, and make a difference in the community through service projects. Sponsored by CMU’s Center for Faith and Service, Service Day encourages individuals to engage in volunteer activities in support of a variety of causes. Job tasks can include…

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MACC New Traditions Spring 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Amy Dale of Armstrong, Associate of Applied Science – Industrial Mechatronics New Traditions Advisory Committee Scholarship presented by Sonda Stuart Monday, Mar. 20, 2017 at 2 p.m., 19 students were awarded a Spring Scholarship from the Moberly Area Community Collete (MACC) New Traditions Committee.  These scholarships are made up from MACC Institutional, funds from the…

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County-wide edition April 22; graduation issue May 10

Saturday, April 22, will be our county-wide distribution of the Democrat Leader. Every household will receive the newspaper delivered in their mail. The total distribution will be close to 4,900 newspapers. We charge the same advertising rates for this edition as we do for every edition. This is a great chance to reach every household…

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Arrow Rock Talk To Focus On Father Of Wildlife Ecology

Ethan Duke of the Missouri River Bird Observatory will shine a light on the life and legacy of conservationist Aldo Leopold when Duke is the featured speaker in Friends of Arrow Rock’s First Saturday Lecture Series at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 1, at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. The talk will include…

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Area Sports

Lady Falcons show progress under new head coach, but still have much more room to grow

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Change has been consistent with the Fayette Lady Falcons in recent times. The team just finished their most recent basketball season under a new head coach for the third year in a row. Former head coach Morgan Matthews filled the position prior to the start of the 2015-2016 basketball season,…

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Mid-Missouri Fusion take first place in Ballers Tournament

The Mid-Missouri Fusion, a seventh and eighth grade girls traveling basketball team, captured first place in the Fifth Annual GFS Ballers Tournament, held March 18 at Fayette High School. The Fusion played against the Moberly Lady Thunder in their first game, winning 17-16. Mid-Missouri had the lead from the start, but almost let the Thunder…

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Fayette shows off speed, skills, at Marshall Open

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette track and field Falcons and Lady Falcons kicked off the 2017 season with a trip to Marshall, Missouri, for the Marshall Open on March 23. On the day, Fayette had a first place finish in eight different events. In 19 events all together, both teams had someone finish…

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Fayette Cheer performs at Show-Me Showdown

Front Row: Callie Kaser, Bailey Stevens, Jodi Gerlt; Middle Row: Shelby Riggs, Quinn Frerking, Meredith Stumbaugh, Abby Geha, and Ava Valencia; Back Row:  Ava Valencia, Murphy Quint, Carly John, and Coach Billie Williams. The 2016-2017 Fayette High School Basketball Cheerleading Squad, directed by Billie R. Williams, performed to the “Purge Remix” during halftime of the…

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Bulldogs’ season ends on ‘bittersweet’ note

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg Bulldogs head coach Steve Combs said that only two of the four teams remaining in the Class 2 state playoffs would get to end their season with a win. The Bulldogs (23-9) were one of the those teams, defeating the Sacred Heart Gremlins (25-7) 70-63 in the Class 2…

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An era comes to an end at Glasgow

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Regardless of the outcome, March 10 was the final day of the season for two of the teams remaining in the Class 1 state playoffs. The Glasgow Yellowjackets and North Andrew Cardinals were matched in the third place game at the Show-Me Showdown inside Mizzou Arena. The game ended with…

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