Area News

Fayette welcomes Ace Hardware to community

The Fayette business community welcomed Ace Hardware during their Grand Opening Friday. Ace Hardware is located inside the C&R Supermarket at 600 S. Church St. Pictured above front row from left to right: Mark Thomas, C&R owner, Ashley Monroe, C&R, Jennifer Durreman, C&R, Ed Phillips, Ace, Cody Echternacht, Fayette C&R manager, Tyler Eaton, Fayette ACE…

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Thanks to our subscribers and advertisers

This edition of the Democrat Leader is being delivered to every business and residence in Howard County. We want to thank our current subscribers and advertisers who support us throughout the year. We appreciate your business. The staff at the Fayette Newspapers hopes everyone enjoys this county-wide issue of our newspaper. If you do not…

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Fayette City Council reorganizes

Fayette City Council made quick work of what appeared to be a lengthy agenda, Tuesday, April 18.    After returning council members Grafton Cook, Larry Dimond, and Stephanie Ford were sworn in for another term, the council proceeded to reorganize.  Bobby Robb was appointed to continue as President of the Board and to serve as representative…

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New Franklin School Board members take oath

After completing some previously unfinished business and certifying  the election results, three New Franklin School Board members took their oath of office, Tuesday, April 18.  Jeff Chitwood and Jud Evans are returning to their seats and the board welcomes Sam Hackman. As the board reorganized, the District thanked Ken Hendrix for his service on the…

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CMU ‘Day Of Remembrance’ Nears Program on Holocaust Tuesday, April 25

While the Holocaust occurred more than 70 years ago, its effects are still felt today, and will continue for generations and beyond. Central Methodist University will recognize the World War II atrocities during a “Day of Remembrance” on Tuesday, April 25 in Fayette. Activities begin at 10 a.m. during weekly chapel services in Linn Memorial…

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Fayette R-III reorganizes after election; Gose new President

A large crowd was in attendance at the Fayette R-III Board of Education meeting Wednesday. The Board meeting in regular session reorganized after the April 4 election. The Fayette school district did not have an election due to the fact that only three candidates ran for three seats on the Board. Gary Gose and Larry…

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‘Twelfth Night’ Approaches

Little Theatre begins run April 27 Believed to have been written for a celebration of “twelfth night,” the end of the Christmas season and beginning of Epiphany, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (or What You Will) reflects the riotous, indulgent partying common to English life in middle January during 1602. In the comedy coming to the Central…

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Will Howard County Commissioners regulate CAFOs?

A Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation or CAFO is proposed for northern Howard County.  Howard County has been chosen as an ideal site for the CAFO for one main reason;  Howard County does not have a Health Ordinance setting guidelines for large-sized animal farms. For those not familiar with a swine CAFO and how they operate,…

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Fire Destroys home in north Howard County

Fire destroyed a home in Roanoke, Wednesday morning, Apr. 12. At 10:55 a.m., Armstrong Fire Protection District responded to the structure fire at the junction of Highway 129, three miles north of Armstrong on Highway 3, finding the home completely engulfed. Due to the nearby structures and vehicles, Armstrong called for mutual aide from Higbee,…

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