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St. Paul United Methodist Church celebrates 160 years of ministry

Members and visitors of the St. Paul United Methodist Church release balloons in front of the church Sunday afternoon. The balloon release represented the memory of deceased members and friends of St. Paul. Rev. David Hutchison, pastor at Linn Memorial United Methodist Church, said just prior to the releasing of the balloons, “We stand on…

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NF council discusses regional water plant

By Kim Thompson Staff Writer Meeting in regular session on Monday, the New Franklin city council were apprised of the status of the regional water project. They also approved the purchase of a sewer camera system. Regional water plant predicted to be producing water in November Wayne Schlotzhauer, member of the Howard County Regional Water…

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Hartzler, Christensen, Bliss vie for Fourth Congressional seat

By Kim Thompson Staff Writer Republican Vicky Hartzler, Democrat Gordon Christensen, and Libertarian Mark Bliss all seek election to the Missouri 4th District Congressional seat in the November 8 primary election. The 4th Congressional district takes in central and west Missouri and excludes Kansas City. In the order listed on the ballot, the candidates’ profiles…

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New Franklin woman arrested for second degree assault

Aimee M. Overstreet, 29, of New Franklin, was arrested on Oct. 15, 8:58 p.m. in Howard County by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for felony assault (second degree) and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway which resulted in a crash. At 8:40 p.m., Overstreet was traveling west on Highway 40 at…

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Local resident arrested for receiving stolen goods

On Oct. 14, the Boonville Police Department arrested Brandy Phillips, 35, of Fayette, and charged her with the Class C Felony of Receiving Stolen Property. She was taken to the Cooper County Jail where she remains as of press time under a $7,500 cash-surety bond. ***** On Oct. 15, 2:40 p.m., Tyler M. Henderson, 25,…

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MoDOT conducting road work in Howard County on Hwy 5 and 87

The Missouri Department of Transportation is conducting road work in Howard County during daylight hours at the following times and locations: • Highway 5 between County Road 324 and County Road 426 – Roadside maintenance is taking place today (Wednesday). One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area. •…

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Area Sports

Revenge at last

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Central Methodist volleyball Eagles (34-3, 10-0 HAAC) continued their impressive, record-breaking season with a 3-0 sweep over the Evangel Crusaders at Puckett Field House on Oct. 20. With the win, the Eagles continued to two different team records, which had previously been beaten this season, adding on to a…

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No. 22 Eagles roll past Evangel

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The No. 22 Central Methodist men’s soccer Eagles (11-3-1, 7-2 HAAC) earned their eight win in their last 10 games with a 6-0 shutout over the Evangel Crusaders (5-10-0, 1-8-0 HAAC) at Davis Field on Oct. 19. The Eagles outshot Evangel 24-2 and made things tough for Evangel goalkeepers Josiah…

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Eagles defeat Evangel for another shutout

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Central Methodist women’s soccer Eagles (12-2-2, 6-2-2 HAAC) earned another shutout, their 10th of the season, with a 3-0 victory over the Evangel Crusaders (5-10-0, 1-8-0 HAAC) at Davis Field on Oct. 19. It was also the 10th shutout of the season for freshman goalkeeper Ashlynn Freeman, who is…

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Dogwood Canyon is a great place to learn trout fishing

BY BRANDON BUTLER The first time I laid eyes on the manicured, crystal clear spring creek following through Dogwood Canyon, I thought to myself, “Yep, if I had the means to build my own trout stream, this is exactly how it would look.” Dogwood Canyon is a pay to play paradise owned by Johnny Morris,…

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Falcons stymied by Knox County

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons (5-4, 5-3 Lewis and Clark) struggled on both sides of the ball, especially in the second half, as the Knox County Eagles (6-3, 5-3 Lewis and Clark) gave Fayette a 24-14 loss at Knox County High School in Edina, Missouri, on Oct. 14. The Eagles scored 18…

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The second season starts now

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Last week’s game didn’t tell the whole story about the Falcons’ 24-14 loss to Knox County. Fayette didn’t have their full starting lineup against the Eagles. Jonathan Jobe and Dakota Willoughby were out with illnesses. Brennen Hudson left the game before it’s conclusion with a shoulder injury. Kaden Hoover was…

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