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Judges named for Fayette Festival of the Arts
7/16/2015

Media professionals from St. Louis County, Herman and Columbia will serve as judges for the seventh annual Fayette Festival of the Arts set for Saturday, Aug. 1. Activities throughout the day will take place in and around the Howard County Courthouse and CMU’s Classic Hall.


Derelict property issues discussed at New Franklin city council meeting
7/16/2015

Approximately a dozen people attended the regular meeting of the New Franklin city council on Monday. They were there to express their support for more vigorous enforcement of derelict property laws. The council also authorized the purchase of a new police car.


Central Methodist admissions office adds another representative
7/16/2015

Central Methodist admissions office adds another representative
Tristan Applegarth loves her alma mater, Central Methodist University, so much that she could only stay away 18 months after she graduated. Now she is returning to Fayette to become a member of the CMU admissions team.
Applegarth graduated from high school in Salisbury, Mo., where she excelled in music, leading her to events and competitions at CMU’s Fayette campus at an early age.



Drug Task Force reports recent drug seizures
7/16/2015

The East Central Drug Task Force confiscated illicit drugs and arrested 40 suspects in the last three-month period (April 1 through June 30).


Beating the heat
7/16/2015

Beating the heat
Several swimmers enjoyed the cool waters of the Fayette Swimming Pool on Monday afternoon.
Chase Price (5 years old), his mother Lisa Price, and his brother Tucker Price (1 year old) splash around in the baby pool.
The Commercial Trust Co. temperature reached as high as 104 degrees on Monday. Temperatures are predicted to be in the 90s throughout the week with 60 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms on Thursday.


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Countdown to football season
7/28/2015

Countdown to football season
The dog days of summer are here, but the Fayette High School football team is ready for Friday night lights of the fall to be just around the corner.
The Falcons held their weeklong summer camp this past week as one final tune-up before MSHSAA’s mandated “dead week period,” which lasts from today (Saturday) until Aug. 2. The first day of practice for fall sports will be Aug. 3.

Heart leader receives distinguished honor from NACWAA
7/28/2015

Heart leader receives distinguished honor from NACWAA
Heart of America Athletic Conference commissioner Lori Thomas has been selected as one of eight recipients of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) 2015 Administrator of the Year award.
Thomas will be honored for the category of Association/Organization on Oct. 13, 2015 in Tampa, Fla. at the 2015 Administrator of the Year Luncheon presented by KP Sports, in conjunction with the 36th Annual NACWAA National Convention.


‘I am coming home’: Mike Davis returns to Central Methodist as women's head coach
7/23/2015

‘I am coming home’: Mike Davis returns to Central Methodist as women's head coach
Mike Davis has had some pretty special memories at Central Methodist University, his alma mater that he also calls his “home.”
Davis brought the Eagles women’s basketball program to prominence in the 1990s, including a run to the national semifinals of the 1999 NAIA Division II Tournament. In 13 seasons at Fayette, he won 260 games, and followed that with an even more successful campaign as the head coach at Columbia College for 13 seasons, reaching the national tournament 11 times.
On Saturday, Davis was announced by the Central Methodist athletic department as the women’s basketball head coach for the 2015-16 season.


Arnold fills post as recruiting coordinator at SEMO
7/23/2015

Arnold fills post as recruiting coordinator at SEMO
The Southeast Missouri State University women’s basketball program announced Tuesday morning that former Central Methodist University head coach James Arnold has been hired as the Redhawks’ recruiting coordinator.
The announcement was made by head coach Rekha Patterson. Arnold is the final addition to SEMO’s women’s basketball coaching staff for the 2015-16 season.




Ray promoted to full-time assistant on Eagles’ coaching staff
7/23/2015

Ray promoted to full-time assistant on Eagles’ coaching staff
Central Methodist head coach Mike Davis announced Monday afternoon that Greg Ray will be promoted to a full-time assistant coach with the women’s basketball team.
Ray is entering his fifth year at Central Methodist. Prior to the 2014-15 season, he was named associate head coach under James Arnold.




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Obituaries
 
Gordon Francis (Sam) Wenneker (1935–2015)
7/27/2015

Gordon Francis (Sam) Wenneker (1935–2015)
Gordon Francis “Sam” Wenneker was born to Frankie (Williams) and Samuel E. Wenneker on April 16, 1935, in Summer Hill, Ill. He died at home in Vancouver, Wash. on July 15, 2015, at the age of 80.






Matthew Cleek (1972-2015)
7/15/2015

Matthew Cleek passed away July 11, 2015 at his home in rural Fayette after a six year battle with Multiple Sclerosis with his wife, Missy at his side. He was 42 years of age.


Alberto Gaona (1981-2015)
7/10/2015

Rural Fayette resident, Alberto Gaona died suddenly as a result of a tractor accident late July 6, 2015. He was only 34 years of age.


Dorothy Bell Phipps (1946-2015)
7/10/2015

Dorothy Bell Phipps, 69, former Fayette resident, died on July 4, 2015, from complications of dementia.


Vincent A. Wittmeyer (1972–2015)
7/7/2015

Vincent A. Wittmeyer, 42, of St. Joseph, Mo., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 3, 2015.


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