Area News

PAWS “Love is in the Air” Benefit fun for all

The unseasonably warm weather brought in quite a crowd to the PAWS “Love is in the Air” Benefit Concert and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 11.  Performers of all ages entertained a full house at the Fayette Christian Church.  The well-organized production ran so smoothly it’s hard to believe it was only the second annual…

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Red Flag Warning – No Burning

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Howard County and surrounding counties.  Due to low humidity values, dry ground cover, and windy conditions, a Red Flag Warning is in effect for all of central Missouri. While red flag warnings are usually issued in the summer months, there has not been much…

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Fayette R-III Board hears FFA proposal

The Fayette R-III Board of Education met in regular session Wednesday night. Vocational Agriculture teacher Doug Chambers presented a proposal for the FFA  students be allowed to attend the FFA National convention trip in October 2017. Chambers stated, “The National FFA Convention is one of the premier events for the FFA and our nation’s students.…

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New Franklin School Board

Members had a surprise waiting for them when they arrived for the New Franklin School Board meeting Wednesday, Feb. 15.  In appreciation of their efforts and recognition of their hard work, Board members had the opportunity to enjoy a slice of  pie while they met. The Board moved through their business very efficiently.  After approval…

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CMU Introduces New Organization African-American Student Union began this year

“Everything in life has a process,” CMU junior Kiona Sinks says. “I’ve learned to look at the big picture—how will it affect life in the future?” Using that philosophy, Sinks has helped create a highly successful new organization on the campus of Central Methodist University. She is founder and president of the African-American Student Union…

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The Handgun Safety Class sponsored by the New Franklin Police Department on Monday, Feb. 20 will be at 6 p.m. in the City Park Community Building, not 7 p.m. In the New Franklin City Council report the web address for Textcaster is, and Catherine Lammers, City Clerk/Administrator, had her name misspelled.

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Area Sports

New Franklin Bulldogs win on Senior Night

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The New Franklin Bulldogs (13-12, 8-4 CAC) defeated the Madison Panthers (8-16, 4-8 CAC) 57-43 on Feb. 16. The game was the last game of the regular season for the Bulldogs, along with it being the last home game, or Senior Night. Three seniors played in their final home game…

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Lady Bulldogs fall short against Madison in final home game

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Madison Lady Panthers (14-10, 8-4 CAC) spoiled Senior Night for the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs (17-8, 7-5), winning 47-42 on Feb. 16 at New Franklin High School. It was the final game of the regular season for New Franklin, and the final home game for three seniors – Cassie…

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Despite loss, Harrisburg still has chance for conference title

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Harrisburg Bulldogs are new to the Lewis and Clark Conference, making a lot of noise upon their arrival. The Bulldogs got off to a 6-0 start in conference play, notching double-digit wins in every conference victory. Harrisburg suffered their first conference loss in a 72-67 game against Salisbury on…

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Harrisburg ends 6-game skid with win over Salisbury

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg Lady Bulldogs head coach Dan Bachmeier leaned against a wall and let out a big sigh of relief. His Lady Bulldogs had just won 35-32 over the Salisbury Lady Panthers (13-11, 4-3 Lewis and Clark), ending a 6-game losing streak. “We’ve been playing hard for a while, but we’ve…

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Higbee Tigers split final two home games

The Higbee Tigers split their final two games of the season, in which they won the first game against Atlanta and then lost their regular season finale against La Plata. Higbee won 73-49 against the Atlanta Hornets (1-19) on Feb. 15. The Hornets played the same five players throughout the entire game. Higbee head coach…

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Lady Falcons host sendoff for three Fayette seniors

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Grace Boulden, Jada Gaines and Abbie Jeffries stood on the court in a line with other Fayette seniors and their families after the Fayette Lady Falcons finished playing a game against the Marceline Lady Tigers. These seniors were recognized during a ceremony for “Senior Night,” held at Fayette High School…

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Zula Peacher 1920-2016
Alma Stuart 1912-2016
Barbara Nivert 1945-2016
Brian Bradfield 1964-2017
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