• A STAFF MEMBER FROM CONGRESSWOMAN VICKY HARTZLER’S OFFICE will be in Fayette today (Wednesday) from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Howard County Courthouse in Fayette. Hartzler invites constituents of the 4th Congressional District to come, ask questions, share opinions. For more information, call 573-442-9311.
• THE HOWARD COUNTY HUMAN SERVICE COUNCIL will meet on Thursday at noon in the Commercial Trust Community Room. Any agency that provides services in Howard County is welcome to attend to learn about area resources.
• THE HOWARD COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING SITE will be open on Friday by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 248-5246 to schedule a drop-off of hazardous waste such as pesticides, paint, paint thinner, aerosol cans, fluorescent tubes, batteries, antifreeze, transmission fluid and adhesives. Sponsored by the cities of Fayette and New Franklin, Mid-Missouri Solid Waste Management District H and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
• FLU VACCINES will be administered on Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Fayette Senior Center.
• FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH will host Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers on Friday, 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 101 W. Davis St., Fayette. The band performs professional bluegrass gospel music. Admission is free. A free will offering will be taken.
• THE DEDICATION OF CMU’S THOGMORTON CENTER will take place on Saturday, 11 a.m.
• THE BOONESBORO CEMETERY FALL FESTIVAL will take place on Saturday in the Boonesboro Christian Church basement. Serving of soup, chili, sandwiches and desserts will begin at 5 p.m. to be followed by an auction. Donations for the auction are welcome. For more information, call Steve at 621-4592, Janie at 848-2729, Earl at 537-6629 or Denise at 888-9540.
• A HARVEST DINNER will be served in Armstrong at the Armstrong Fire Station on Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m. Requested donation of $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 through 12 will be asked. A silent auction and drawing for a hog will also take place.
• THE HIGBEE LIONS CLUB will host its annual auction on Sunday at the Higbee Lions Club building on Route A, two blocks south of Casey’s. Ham, beans, chili, cornbread, hot dogs, desserts and drinks will be served beginning at 11 a.m. The auction will begin at 12:30 p.m.
• A COUPLES TOURNEY will take place on Sunday, 12:30 p.m. at the Fayette Golf Club. Shotgun begins at 12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $50 per team. Includes pizza, salad and dessert. For more information, contact Kurt Rohr at 660-248-2060.
• A BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS will take place on Sunday, 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on West Davis Street. All animals must be on leash or inside pet carrier. All donated food and money will go to Pet Adoption & Welfare Service (PAWS).
• FREE ZUMBA CLASSES will be given for eight weeks beginning on Sunday, 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church Multipurpose Building in Fayette. Sponsored by the Howard County Health and Wellness Council, all ages are welcome to attend.
• THE HOWARD COUNTY DEMOCRAT WOMEN will meet for a carry-in lunch and meeting at Schnell Hall at noon, on Monday, Oct. 5. All Democrats are invited to attend.
• P.E.O. CHAPTER AU will meet Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:15 p.m. at Vintage Hill Nursery. Carpooling from Rosewood Antiques at 6:40 p.m. Regrets to Ann Schnell.
• FLU VACCINES WILL BE ADMINISTERED on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 10:30 to noon at Exchange Bank of Missouri.
• THE HOWARD COUNTY UNTIL OF MISSOURI RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Schnell Hall in Fayette. Retired teachers in Howard County are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, call Lou Thompson at 248-2647 or Don Arni at 338-2403.
• THE FAYETTE CITY COUNCIL will meet Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. in city hall.
• THE ASHBY-HODGE GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART is exhibiting “I Dream of Flying” featuring watercolorist Paul Jackson. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The ADA-accessible gallery is located on the main floor of Classic Hall on the CMU campus. Admission is free. The exhibit will run through Nov. 19. For more information or to set up special tours, contact Denise Gebhardt, curator, or Dr. Joe Geist, registrar of the collection, at 660-248-6304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• THE COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) program of Howard and Randolph Counties is seeking volunteers. CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Training times for new volunteers will take place in early October. Requirements for volunteers include: minimum age of 21, application, background check and personal references. To apply, contact Traci Ballew, 573-808-3687 or email at email@example.com.
• THE FAYETTE AREA COMMUNITY TRUST is accepting grant applications for grants to be awarded at the Fayette Area Community Trust Advisory Board meeting on Oct. 13. Any tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization in the Fayette area may apply. Organizations that have received grants in the past are welcome to apply again. Applications, which should be completed and returned by Oct. 2, may be picked up at Commercial Trust Company in Fayette, which serves as Trustee of the trust. Organizations may also request a grant application by e-mail by contacting Janet Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Thompson at email@example.com or by calling the bank at 660-248-2222.
• INFANT AND TODDLER STORY HOUR is hosted on Fridays, 11 a.m. at the Howard County Public Library. The stories are geared toward infants and toddlers, but all story lovers are welcome.
• THE MOBERLY AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL is holding regular meetings in Fayette and Glasgow. Fayette MAEDC meetings will be held on fourth Tuesdays, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Walker Winter Insurance, 122 S. Main St. The Glasgow MAEDC meetings will be held on second Tuesdays, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Glasgow Public Works Building, 705 Washington. Business owners and individuals in Howard County are encouraged to arrange appointments with the MAEDC by calling 660-263-8811.
• THE MORRISON OBSERVATORY will be open Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. through the months of September and October and on Nov. 5. Visitors will be able to use a variety of telescopes for viewing, weather permitting. The Observatory is located at 700 Park Road in Fayette next to the Fayette City Park. Free and open to the public.
• THE OUTREACH LIBRARIAN will be at the Armstrong Community Center from 2 to 5 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month and at the New Franklin City Hall from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays.
• THE PARENTS AS TEACHERS PLAY CENTER will be open every Monday from 3 to 4:30 p.m., every Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and on the third Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. when car seat inspections take place. Parents with children ages 0 to 5 are invited to drop in and play with their children anytime during play center hours. Located in the lower level of the Fayette High School, the PAT Play Center offers educational toys, a toy library, children’s books, CDs, videos, and resources for parents. The Play Center is always closed when school is not in session. For more information, contact Nancy Holtwick at 660-248-3686.
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