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Kids learn about animals at Library Street Fair
7/30/2015

Kids learn about animals at Library Street Fair
Those who attended the Howard County Public Library Street Fair enjoyed musical entertainment, popsicles, bottled water, balloon animals, face painting, door prizes and a friendly water balloon fight.




CMU fund drive reaches first goal
7/30/2015

CMU fund drive reaches first goal
Central Methodist University has two reasons to celebrate the impending completion of its Thogmorton Center for Allied Health. Not only will CMU students and faculty soon move into the new building, but university officials are celebrating the successful conclusion of fundraising for the new center.
CMU has completed phase 1 of its Campaign for the Heart of Central, according to CMU President Roger Drake. The university raised more than $6.5 million to cover costs of the new Thogmorton Center which will open in a matter of weeks for the 2015-16 academic year.


Stevens pleads guilty to five counts of sexual misconduct
7/30/2015

Stevens pleads guilty to five counts of sexual misconduct
A Boonville man pleaded guilty to four counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree and one count of attempted statutory sodomy in the first degree in the Cooper County Court on Monday.
Raymond Edward Stevens, 50, of Boonville, had been arrested by the Boonville Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Feb. 19.


Howard County commissioners working on repairs
7/30/2015

The Howard County Commission have their hands full with repair of roads, the Keller Building and the Howard County Jail.
Rains on Friday and Saturday nights did a lot of damage on the county roads. Gary Dillon, County Road Superintendent, was out repairing roads and pipes throughout the county all day on Saturday and Sunday. “The damage was spotty,” Howard County Commissioner Sam Stroupe said. “Some parts of the county were hardly affected at all and other parts were hit hard.” County road crews will be out in force all week.


Electric co-op youth program means education and fun
7/30/2015

Electric co-op youth program means education and fun
Emily Binder of Salisbury and Mackenzie Fenton of New Franklin were among the 98 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Electric Cooperative CYCLE program. CYCLE stands for Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience. The conference was held July 15-17 in Jefferson City.
Binder and Fenton were sponsored by Howard Electric Cooperative of Fayette.




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Davis readies for second go-around with Eagles
7/30/2015

Davis readies for second go-around with Eagles
The second half of the month of July has been a whirlwind Homecoming celebration for Mike Davis.
The 1983 Central Methodist graduate and hall of fame coach was hired on July 18 to become the Eagles women’s basketball head coach, a position he previously held for 12 seasons from 1988 to 2000. He left Central Methodist in 2000 to become the head coach at Columbia College, a position he held for 14 years.


Fayette track athletes shine at Show-Me State Games
7/30/2015

Fayette track athletes shine at Show-Me State Games
It appears Fayette’s track and field season didn’t end with the Class 2 State Track and Field Championships in May at Jefferson City.
A total of eight Fayette High School athletes participated in the track and field portion of the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Walton Stadium in Columbia. The Fayette competitors returned home with two gold medals and three silver medals.



Driftwood Outdoors: Family camping is a summer must
7/30/2015

Driftwood Outdoors: Family camping is a summer must
Time is going by too fast. My oldest daughter just turned 10 and my youngest is almost 9. Where did the years go? Looking back through pictures, I know we’ve done well with family adventures, and I hope they cherish the memories as much as I do, but they need to be ready to make a lot more before they’re grown up. I don’t intend to let the rest of their childhoods slip away with making the most of the time we have left. We’ll be camping a lot.



Eagles bring in eight players for 2015-16
7/28/2015

Eagles bring in eight players for 2015-16
The Central Methodist University men’s basketball team celebrated its first 20-win season in five years, posting a 20-12 record during the 2014-15 season. However, there will be many new faces in an Eagles uniform this winter after losing seven seniors, among other players.
As of Friday, head coach Jeff Sherman and the Eagles have announced they have signed eight players to add to their varsity and junior varsity rosters for the 2015-16 season.


Countdown to football season
7/28/2015

Countdown to football season
The dog days of summer are here, but the Fayette High School football team is ready for Friday night lights of the fall to be just around the corner.
The Falcons held their weeklong summer camp this past week as one final tune-up before MSHSAA’s mandated “dead week period,” which lasts from today (Saturday) until Aug. 2. The first day of practice for fall sports will be Aug. 3.


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Obituaries
 
Gordon Francis (Sam) Wenneker (1935–2015)
7/27/2015

Gordon Francis (Sam) Wenneker (1935–2015)
Gordon Francis “Sam” Wenneker was born to Frankie (Williams) and Samuel E. Wenneker on April 16, 1935, in Summer Hill, Ill. He died at home in Vancouver, Wash. on July 15, 2015, at the age of 80.






Matthew Cleek (1972-2015)
7/15/2015

Matthew Cleek passed away July 11, 2015 at his home in rural Fayette after a six year battle with Multiple Sclerosis with his wife, Missy at his side. He was 42 years of age.


Alberto Gaona (1981-2015)
7/10/2015

Rural Fayette resident, Alberto Gaona died suddenly as a result of a tractor accident late July 6, 2015. He was only 34 years of age.


Dorothy Bell Phipps (1946-2015)
7/10/2015

Dorothy Bell Phipps, 69, former Fayette resident, died on July 4, 2015, from complications of dementia.


Vincent A. Wittmeyer (1972–2015)
7/7/2015

Vincent A. Wittmeyer, 42, of St. Joseph, Mo., went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 3, 2015.


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