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HCFPD seeks voter approval for $1.2 million bond issuance
3/28/2015

HCFPD seeks voter approval for $1.2 million bond issuance
The Howard County Fire Protection District (HCFPD) is asking voters to approve a $1.2 million bond issuance.
The matter will appear as Question No. 1 on the April 7 ballot. Voters in Fayette, Glasgow and the Armstrong Fire Protection District will not vote since these areas have their own separate fire departments. Residents in the remainder of the county, including those in New Franklin, are part of the county fire protection district and will cast ballots. A simple majority is required.


Howard County Library Centennial: Celebration to take place Wednesday
3/28/2015

Howard County Library Centennial: Celebration to take place Wednesday
On April 1, 1915 the new Carnegie library in Fayette first opened its doors for business. The public had already gotten a view of the building at a public reception in February. The initial viewing was a gala celebration with balloons, music, speeches and a general air of excitement. The Howard County Library Board hopes to recreate that same excitement at a ceremony set for Wednesday, April 1 at 3 p.m.


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.”


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Local Sports
 
Rite of spring
4/1/2015

Rite of spring
The Fayette, New Franklin, Glasgow and Harrisburg track and field teams all began the 2015 season Monday night at the Westran Relays in Huntsville. The open meet consisted of 10 schools and saw favorable temperatures for a meet in March.



Falcons top Cole Camp for first win of season
4/1/2015

In last season’s opener at Cole Camp, Fayette had to rally from a five-run deficit to beat the Bluebirds for its first win of 2014. Well, the Falcons had to come-from-behind again Monday night, but this time, the deficit wasn’t as daunting.
Fayette rattled the bats in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring four runs to overcome Cole Camp for a 5-2 victory at Estes Field.


CMU softball opens conference play with four wins
4/1/2015

Central Methodist extended its Heart of America Athletic Conference win streak to 16 games after a doubleheader sweep of Benedictine at BC Softball Field on Sunday. The Eagles won game one 7-1 and game two 6-1 to extend their win streak to 10 games overall.


Eagles sweep CMU Open titles
4/1/2015

Eagles sweep CMU Open titles
The Central Methodist men’s track and field team won the Central Methodist Open on Saturday at Hairston Track in Fayette, compiling 176 team points. Central Methodist finished 50 points ahead of second-place William Woods.
The Central Methodist women’s track and field team also won the Central Methodist Open on Saturday at Hairston Track, compiling 163 points and finishing 46 points ahead of second-place Maryville.


Eagles stay afloat above .500 mark
4/1/2015

Central Methodist and Ottawa split a non-conference doubleheader on Monday afternoon at Alumni Park. The Eagles won game one 9-5 but lost the nightcap 12-5.


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Obituaries
 
Eldon Carmack (1923-2015)
3/31/2015

Eldon Carmack, of Fayette, passed away March 27, 2015, at Ashley Manor in Boonville. He was 91 years old.


Carl D. Palmer (1943-2015)
3/31/2015

Carl D. Palmer, 71, of Boonville, passed away, unexpectedly, at his home on Thursday, March 26, 2015.


Elzie Napier Jr. (1936-2015)
3/31/2015

Elzie Napier Jr., 78, of Marshall, Mo., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.


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.


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