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Fayette school board appoints Anderson to open board position
11/21/2014

Fayette school board appoints Anderson to open board position
Meeting in regular session Wednesday the Fayette R-III Board of Education picked Larry Anderson to fill the vacancy left by Brian Asbury who resigned last month.
The seat that Anderson is filling will be one of three seats up for election in April 2015. This seat will be a two-year term.





Fayette city council states intent to support hotel project with tax incentives
11/21/2014

Meeting in regular session on Tuesday, Fayette city council members stated their intent to offer tax incentives to a proposed downtown hotel project.


Fayette Chamber welcomes Squires CPA, LLC
11/21/2014

Fayette Chamber welcomes Squires CPA, LLC
The Fayette Chamber of Commerce welcomed Squires CPA, LLC at a ribbon cutting on Thursday at 300 W. Morrison St. in Fayette.







John Hert dies at age 94
11/21/2014

John Hert dies at age 94
Retired editor-publisher of The Democrat-Leader and The Fayette Advertiser John Hert, age 94, of Fayette, passed away at his home Thursday, Nov. 20.
For 35 years Hert covered the news events of Howard County and supported and promoted Fayette community promotion efforts.





New Franklin School Board notes benefits of technology grant
11/21/2014

At the regular meeting of the New Franklin School Board on Wednesday, board members authorized the advertisement for board candidate filing. They also noted the benefits the school has received from a federal technology grant.


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Columbia College completes sweep of Central Methodist
11/21/2014

Columbia College completes sweep of Central Methodist
The script for Tuesday’s rematch between Central Methodist and Columbia College was eerily similar to their first meeting on Nov. 3.
That’s not something head coach Jeff Sherman nor the Eagles wanted to see.
The two teams were neck-and-neck for the first 10 minutes of the first half, but Columbia College took control after that. The Cougars, ranked No. 7 in the NAIA, completed the season sweep of the Eagles on Tuesday with a 73-56 win at Puckett Field House in Fayette.


Fayette girls continue hot start, win at New Franklin
11/21/2014

Fayette girls continue hot start, win at New Franklin
Defensive pressure continues to be the name of the game for the Fayette girls middle school basketball team.
Just like Westran had the night before, the New Franklin girls struggled time and time again to get past Fayette’s 1-3-1 zone defense on Tuesday. The Lady Falcons’ offense fed of their defense, especially in the second quarter.
During those six minutes, Fayette outscored New Franklin 14-2, which led to a 33-13 win on the road. It’s the first time in four years the Fayette girls have defeated New Franklin.


Workers break ground on new facility at Cox Softball Complex
11/21/2014

Workers break ground on new facility at Cox Softball Complex
Central Methodist officials have approved plans for a $200,000 renovation to the Cox Softball Complex, including an estimated $130,000 to build a new locker room facility for the Eagles.
The project, which is being funded by Dr. Ralph Knowles and the University, gives the four-time reigning Heart of America Athletic Conference champion another distinct advantage being the only conference school to have a locker room connected directly to a dugout.


Central Methodist fall athletes receive All-HAAC accolades
11/21/2014

Central Methodist fall athletes receive All-HAAC accolades
Central Methodist’s Jordan Jackson, Andrea Lopez, Dana Peters and Lindsay Smith have been named to the 2014 All-Heart of America Athletic Conference Volleyball Teams, the league office announced Tuesday.
Jackson was a first-team pick for the second-straight season. Lopez was named to the second team, while Peters and Smith were honorable mention selections.




Boonville’s Edwards signs with Eagles
11/21/2014

Boonville’s Edwards signs with Eagles
Morgan Edwards wanted the chance to play collegiate basketball. Her parents, Tim and Betty Edwards, wanted to watch their daughter live her dream.
Fortunately for the two Central Methodist alums, all they will have to drive is 14 miles on Highway 5 to do so.
Edwards, a 6’-1” forward from nearby Boonville, has signed to play for the Central Methodist women’s basketball team for the 2015-16 season, head coach James Arnold announced. Edwards picked Central Methodist over William Woods and College of the Ozarks.


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Obituaries
 
John Hert (1920-2014)
11/23/2014

John Hert, age 94, of Fayette, passed away at his home on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.


Lonnie Dewey (1955–2014)
11/11/2014

Fayette resident, Lonnie Dewey passed away at his home Nov. 8, 2014. He was 59 years of age.


Donald E. Martin (1924–2014)
11/11/2014

Donald E. Martin, 90, of Slater died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater. He was 90.


Mary Ann Goodell (1935–2014)
11/11/2014

Fayette resident, Mary Anna Goodell passed away Nov. 4, 2014, at the Braun Home in Fayette. She was 79 years of age.


Sharon Diane Bradshaw (1938-2014)
11/9/2014

Sharon Diane Bradshaw, age 75, of New Franklin, passed away at her home on Nov. 4, 2014.


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