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Christmas in New Franklin
12/17/2014

Christmas in New Franklin
The New Franklin Parade held Saturday attracted many spectators. Cub Scout Pack 63, Girl Scout Troop 71063, the New Franklin High School Marching Band, the Cherry Grove 4-H, Mayor Frank Frevert and others participated in the parade.
Following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with children and gave out about 200 bags full of treats. New Franklin Lion’s Club members filled the bags of goodies which were made possible through donations of local merchants and individuals.


Mrs. Lillian Kirby’s first quilt donated to FAHA
12/17/2014

Mrs. Lillian Kirby’s first quilt donated to FAHA
Mrs. Lillian (Lusby) Kirby made quilts for most of her life. She made around 50, she told me, and about 25 were bought by quilt-lovers across the United States.
At the age of 93, Lillian moved into Fayette from the farm outside town, where she and her husband had resided for most of their lives. A farm sale was held (in June of 2004, I believe); a lady from Columbia — 25 miles from Fayette — bought Lillian’s remaining quilts, including the first one (made in 1931 with her mother-in-law, who taught Lillian how to quilt).
The lady in Columbia listed Lillian’s first quilt on e-Bay on July 18, 2004. After reading the description, I was determined to buy it.


Fire department, fire protection receive ambulance
12/17/2014

Fire department, fire protection receive ambulance
The Fayette Fire Department and the Howard County Fire Protection District received an unexpected gift on Friday: an ambulance in excellent condition.
The 2006 ambulance was donated by Boone Hospital Center. It is a valuable asset to the fire department and district fleet.





Central Methodist University to close for holidays
12/17/2014

Another fall semester at Central Methodist University has come to an end and CMU will be closing for winter break on Friday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m.
This schedule will also apply to all CMU extended campus sites across the state.


Local resident places first in poster contest
12/17/2014

Local resident places first in poster contest
At the annual meeting for the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Bailee Butler was awarded first place in the 2nd-3rd grade age group for her poster.
The theme for the 2014 poster contest was “Dig Deeper – Mysteries in the Soil.” Her poster will go on to compete at the national level.




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Local Sports
 
Eagles knock off No. 6 Benedictine 59-57
12/17/2014

Central Methodist defeated No. 6 Benedictine 59-57 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Saturday inside Ralph Nolan Gymnasium at Atchison, Kan. The Eagles improve to 13-4 in their last 17 league games and 3-1 in their last four games against Top 25 HAAC opponents during the regular season.


Bulldogs blow past Brunswick
12/17/2014

Bulldogs blow past Brunswick
It had been a full week since New Franklin had played a basketball game when the Bulldogs hosted Brunswick on Friday. By the way the first quarter played out, the layoff was rather noticeable.
Then the second quarter started, and suddenly the New Franklin boys had transformed into a seasoned ball club.
Tanner White finished the night with a game-high 26 points, outscoring the entire Brunswick roster in a 55-22 New Franklin win. It was the Bulldogs’ first conference matchup of the season.


Clark Middle School wins two at Marceline
12/17/2014

The Clark Middle School girls basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak Thursday night, narrowly winning at Marceline 24-23.


Higbee girls beat Madison to continue hot start to 2014-15
12/17/2014

The Higbee girls basketball team is now a winner of five straight games after beating Madison 47-37 at home Friday.


Falcons beat Slater in conference opener
12/15/2014

Falcons beat Slater in conference opener
It may be his second season coaching the Fayette boys basketball team, but Ben Pallardy will have a lot of “firsts” in 2014-15.
He won his first season opener against Higbee on No. 25. He won his first Glasgow Tournament game on Dec. 2. And on Tuesday, Pallardy won his first Lewis & Clark Conference game, snapping an 0-10 start against conference foes.
Fayette had a sluggish start but things sped up quickly in the second quarter. The Falcons beat Slater 67-46 at home, winning their first conference game since Feb. 15, 2013.


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Obituaries
 
Nancy Colvin (1929–2014)
12/18/2014

Nancy Colvin passed away at Boone Hospital Center Dec. 16, 2014. She was 85 years of age.


John Ford Beaman (1928–2014)
12/18/2014

John Ford Beaman, longtime New Franklin business owner, passed away Dec. 16, 2014, at Riverdell Care Center in Boonville, Missouri. He was 86 years old.


Robert (Bob) Haskamp (1934-2014)
12/18/2014

Glasgow resident Bob Haskamp passed away Dec. 15, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was 80 years of age.


Sheila Ree Burnett (1964-2014)
12/15/2014

Shelia Ree Burnett, age 50, of New Franklin, passed away at her home Dec. 12, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and pets.


Darry (Scott) Schumaker (1966-2014)
12/12/2014

Darry ‘Scott’ Schumaker, 48, of Fayette, passed away at his home, surrounded by family and friends, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 9, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.


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