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Laughs and gaffes at Donkey Basketball
3/28/2015

Laughs and gaffes at Donkey Basketball
The Fayette FFA Annual Donkey Basketball games were held Thursday at Fayette High School gym.
A good crowd was on hand for the Fayette FFA fundraiser. The four teams consisted of the Glasgow FFA, New Franklin FFA, Fayette Falcon Club and Fayette FFA.
The first round games saw the New Franklin FFA defeat Glasgow FFA 10 to 2. The Fayette FFA defeated Fayette Falcon Club 16 to 8.  In the finals New Franklin FFA won 8 to 2. Fayette Mayor Kenny O’Brian served as the sanitation crew.

Fayette Board of Education candidates articulate views
3/28/2015

More than 30 people attended the School Board Candidate Forum sponsored by the Association of Women for Education (A.W.E.) and held at the Fayette High School Library on Tuesday.


All Howard County polls will be open for April election
3/28/2015

Kathyrne Harper, the Howard County Clerk, announces that all polling places for the April 7 election will be open. This includes rural polls at Boonesboro, Grace Fellowship Church, Franklin City Hall, and the Baldridge School as well as polls in Fayette, Glasgow, Armstrong, and New Franklin. Harper explains, “There are a number of races and tax issues on the ballot this April and every Howard County citizen will have issues to vote on.”


Morris named CMU’s new director for physical therapy program
3/28/2015

Morris named CMU’s new director for physical therapy program
One of the new programs coming soon to Central Methodist University at Fayette is the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, pending accreditation approval. Central has named Katherine Morris as the new director of clinical education for this program.





FHS art students bring home honors
3/28/2015

FHS art students bring home honors
Under the direction of Fayette High School art teacher Deb Straatman, FHS art students submitted their work to recent contests. Pictured are those whose artwork placed.




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Falcons look to stay on fast track with goals for state
3/28/2015

Optimism continues to grow and grow for the Fayette track and field program.
The roster numbers continue to improve for the Falcons, dressing 31 athletes this spring. More and more of the 18 events will be filled by Fayette at meets this year, working toward a goal of achieving a team title.
In 2014, the Falcons sent six athletes to state, and two of them reached the podium to earn All-State honors. Head coach Tom Oakley also noted the best part is all six are returning this year, and all six will be back again next spring. With only one senior on the roster in 2015, Oakley and the Falcons will have plenty to work with this spring and the following spring.


Eagles blank Stars in DH sweep
3/28/2015

Eagles blank Stars in DH sweep
Central Methodist tossed a pair of shutouts against Stephens College on Thursday by scores of 4-0 and 8-0 in six innings at Cox Softball Complex.
Reigning Heart of America Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week Haley Kinnison allowed just two hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in six innings of game one. Ashley Litton provided an inning of hitless relief with two strikeouts.


Central Methodist baseball drops two games at Peru State
3/28/2015

Wrapping up a six-game stretch over three days, the Central Methodist baseball team lost a pair of games on Monday at Peru State. The Eagles dropped the first contest 5-2 and fell in the second game 7-5.


New Franklin, Harrisburg softball players honored on Academic All-State
3/28/2015

Six New Franklin and four Harrisburg softball players were honored earlier this month on the 2014 Academic All-State softball team, announced by the Missouri High School Fast-Pitch Coaches Association.


Driftwood Outdoors: Missouri state parks second to none
3/28/2015

Driftwood Outdoors: Missouri state parks second to none
Bennett Spring was the first Missouri state park I ever visited. As I rolled down the long and winding hill that leads into the lush valley below with its mesmerizing spring creek, I began looking for a place to pay my entrance fee. After driving in circles for over 10 minutes, I finally gave up and went inside the park store to ask for help.





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Obituaries
 
Marvin Lawrence Henke (1932-2015)
3/27/2015

Marvin Lawrence Henke, 82, of Salisbury, Mo. died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Moberly Nursing & Rehab.


Helen Elizabeth (Gentry) Cain (1919-2015)
3/18/2015

Helen Elizabeth (Gentry) Cain, age 95, of Franklin, Mo., passed away March 16, 2015, at the Fayette Caring Center.


Billy Don Lewis Sr. (1950-2015)
3/18/2015

Billy Don Lewis Sr. (1950-2015)
Billy Lewis, 64, of Harrisburg, Mo., passed away at his home on Saturday, March 14, 2015.






Harold Lloyd (1924-2015)
3/18/2015

Long time Howard County farmer Harold Lloyd passed away in Latham, Mo., on March 14, 2015. He was 90 years of age.


Brandy Jones (1987-2015)
3/18/2015

New Franklin resident Brandy Jones died at University Hospital in Columbia, March 13, 2015. She was 27 years of age.


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