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Memorial Day service: Thank you, veterans
5/28/2015

Memorial Day service: Thank you, veterans
A large crowd attended the Annual Memorial Day Service held Sunday on the south side of the Howard County courthouse.
Sponsored by the Howard County Daughters of the American Revolution and the White-Bell American Legion Post 273, the service featured presentation of Quilts of Valor to three veterans: Reece Watts, Kenneth Staten and Louis Carl Walker.
Roger Drake, president of Central Methodist University, was the keynote speaker. He said, “All that have served have sacrificed for our country.”


Exchange Bank of Missouri officially opens renovated branch with ribbon cutting
5/28/2015

Exchange Bank of Missouri officially opens renovated branch with ribbon cutting
The Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce helped Exchange Bank celebrate their open house Friday after remodeling the bank.
Don Brown, president and chief executive officer of Exchange Bank of Missouri, cut the ribbon marking the official opening of the renovated Fayette branch. Brown thanked everyone for coming to help Exchange Bank celebrate their open house.


New Franklin School Board members discuss extra duty compensation
5/28/2015

Meeting in regular session on May 20, New Franklin School Board members voted to increase lunch prices by five cents.
They also discussed compensation for extra duties performed by certified staff.


Three buildings recognized by Historic Preservation
5/28/2015

Three buildings recognized by Historic Preservation
Recipients of the 2015 Significant Building Awards pose following ceremonies Thursday evening at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
These awards have been presented annually since 2004 by Fayette’s Historic Preservation Commission in an effort to recognize notable properties that are at least 50 years of age and which significantly reflect the city’s culture and heritage. They also recognize those owners and overseers who have worked to preserve and enhance historic structures.


Remembering all who have influenced ‘in an awesome way’
5/28/2015

Remembering all who have influenced ‘in an awesome way’
The Rev. Ken Stacey of First Baptist Church in New Franklin addressed those who attended the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Memorial Day Service on Monday.
He said, “Memorial Day is a day to remember anyone who has influenced any of us in an awesome way.” The service is put together by Irene Biesemeyer, a member of the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Board, and Vernon Yager who provided chairs and music.



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Flying high: Roberts soars past school pole vault record, clears 14’-3” to place second
5/27/2015

Flying high: Roberts soars past school pole vault record, clears 14’-3” to place second
When Chance Roberts competed in the pole vault at state as a sophomore, only a few hundred people stuck around to watch the late-day event. Most of them were more interested in Class 2 boys team results, not to see the pole vault event.
This year, Roberts had the chance to compete for the state’s top title in the pole vault in front of a few thousand fans on Friday. This time, the fans were eager to see him, and not just the fans from Fayette.


Hackman, Yung claim four All-State medals
5/27/2015

Hackman, Yung claim four All-State medals
It was a pretty good weekend for a pair of Glasgow track and field athletes.
Sophomores Hayden Hackman and Caitlin Yung qualified for the Class 1 State Track and Field Championships in four events. Each of them returned to Glasgow on Saturday with just as many medals.
In addition, Glasgow also saw four school records fall over the weekend in Jefferson City, and both Hackman and Yung had their hands in breaking all four of them.


Eagles edge Campbellsville in World Series opener
5/27/2015

Eagles edge Campbellsville in World Series opener
Central Methodist survived a thriller Friday night its first game of the NAIA Softball World Series in Sioux City, Iowa. The Eagles, the No. 5 seed in the World Series, held on to beat No. 4 Campbellsville 6-5 in eight innings at Elizabeth & Irving Jensen Softball Complex.





Bishop, Evans lead New Franklin to victory in Class 1 sectionals
5/27/2015

Bishop, Evans lead New Franklin to victory in Class 1 sectionals
If New Franklin learned anything from last year’s state baseball sectional meeting against Tuscumbia, it’s that a lot of early runs can go a long way.
In 2014, the Bulldogs scored 12 first-inning runs to rout the Lions. While that number wasn’t nearly as big on Monday against Jamestown, the four runs scored in the first inning certainly were the boost New Franklin was looking for.
New Franklin, the top-ranked team in Class 1, never trailed in an 11-2 victory over the seventh-ranked Eagles at Hickman Field in Columbia. The Bulldogs were led by a five-RBI night from Levi Bishop and a complete-game victory from Zach Evans on the mound.


Maupin leads New Franklin with three All-State medals
5/27/2015

Maupin leads New Franklin with three All-State medals
New Franklin sophomore is on pace for 12 All-State medals in her high school career following Friday and Saturday’s performances at the Class 1 State Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City.
Maupin took fifth place in the 100-meters with a time of 13.17 seconds, then finished sixth in the 200-meters with a time of 27.42.


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Obituaries
 
Ginger Besgrove (1938–2015)
5/27/2015

Former Fayette resident Virginia J. “Ginger” Besgrove passed away at her home in Columbia, Mo., on May 21, 2015. She was 77 years of age.


Doris Lee Malotte (1936-2015)
5/20/2015

Doris Lee Malotte, of Fayette, passed away May 13, 2015, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. She was 78 years old.


Don McDavid (1952-2015)
5/20/2015

Don McDavid (1952-2015)
Don McDavid, 62, of Armstrong, formerly of Austin, Texas, passed away May 5, 2015, in St. Louis.







George W. Cady (1924-2015)
5/13/2015

Former resident, George W. Cady passed away May 6, 2015, at Black Diamond Rehab in Lecanto, Fla. He was 91.


Helen (Brandt) Talbot (1924-2015)
5/8/2015

Helen Talbot passed away May 4, 2015 at the Hospice House of Stockton, Calif., a skilled nursing facility. She was 91 years of age.


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