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Fayette Area Chamber First Annual BBQ contest Oct. 4 at City Park
8/27/2014

The First Annual Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce Backyard BBQ Competition will take place at the Fayette City Park on Oct. 4.
The star attraction, lip-smackin’ BBQ, will bring in competitive and amateur cooks from far and wide!


Ashby-Hodge Gallery presents six decades of ‘feathered friends’
8/27/2014

Ashby-Hodge Gallery presents six decades of ‘feathered friends’
David Plank cannot explain why he is so passionate about birds. Other artists paint flowers or abstracts or children. He paints birds. He always has and clearly he always will.
The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art on the Fayette campus of Central Methodist University presents “Feathered Friends: Six Decades of Watercolor Painting of Birds by David Plank.” The show runs from Aug. 31 through Nov. 20, with an artist reception for Plank on Sunday, Aug. 31.


CMU’s advancement officer will move to Fayette insurance office
8/27/2014

CMU’s advancement officer will move to Fayette insurance office
The departure of Alan Marshall from the advancement and alumni relations department at Central Methodist University will be a loss for CMU, but it does come with a silver lining – he won’t go far.
Marshall has announced his resignation from CMU to pursue a career in insurance with the Shelter Insurance office in Fayette.




Fayette High Class of 1959 celebrates 55th reunion
8/27/2014

Fayette High Class of 1959 celebrates 55th reunion
The Fayette High School Class of 1959 met for its 55th reunion on Aug. 1 at Hawgs & Heifers in Fayette.





Farm lease program set for Sept. 9 in Moberly
8/27/2014

Farm leases are a very hot topic right now with land prices increasing and crop prices dropping. Both tenants and landlords are concerned about farm leases. A Farm Lease Program to be held on Tuesday evening, Sept. 9, will discuss when rents should be paid, how and when leases can be terminated and many other lease concerns. The program will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and be held at the Randolph County Extension Center, which is located at 423 E. Logan in Moberly. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 6.


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Hallsville ‘too hot to handle’ for Fayette
8/27/2014

Hallsville ‘too hot to handle’ for Fayette
The hot weather was barely tolerable for the Fayette football team Friday night. The thing is, Hallsville was even hotter than the weather.
The Indians gained more than 300 yards rushing and scored seven touchdowns on the ground, blowing out Fayette 54-6 at Thomas S. Davis Memorial Field.



Lady Falcons upend Warsaw with wacky finish
8/27/2014

Lady Falcons upend Warsaw with wacky finish
Fayette head coach Mike James has always wanted his team to play a tournament during the first weekend of the softball season. So when Marshall High School offered the Lady Falcons an opportunity to play in its first annual tournament Saturday, James jumped at the opportunity.
If Saturday’s results are any indication of the 2014 season, James has to be feeling pretty good about his team’s chances for success this fall.
Fayette won back-to-back games in the loser’s bracket of the tournament, coming from behind to beat Warsaw 5-4 to win the consolation trophy.


Prairie Home rallies to top Glasgow in opener
8/27/2014

Prairie Home rallies to top Glasgow in opener
The Glasgow softball team would have preferred to have played a five-inning game Monday night for its 2014 opener.
The Lady Jackets were clinging to a one-run lead through five innings, but Prairie Home pulled through in the sixth inning. The Lady Panthers scored three runs in the inning, as well as another insurance run in the seventh, to come from behind and beat Glasgow 6-3 at Gold Star Park.


Harrisburg football blanked by Tolton in first varsity game
8/27/2014

There was a lot of excitement in the Harrisburg community Friday night when the Bulldogs took the field for their first varsity football game.
By game’s end, though, it was Tolton Catholic doing all of the celebrating. The Trailblazers scored early and often in a 63-0 win over the Bulldogs in Columbia.


New Franklin baseball beats Russellville, Novinger
8/27/2014

Tanner White couldn’t have had a better start to his senior season.
He struck out 12 batters in seven innings and had three RBIs at the plate, including a walk-off triple in the seventh inning in a 3-2 win Saturday at home against Russellville.


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Obituaries
 
Betty Jean Duncan (1936–2014)
8/26/2014

Betty Jean Duncan, of Boonville, Missouri, passed away Aug. 21, 2014, at her home at the age of 78.


Ramona Gwen Wieberg (1956-2014)
8/21/2014

Ramona “Mona” Wieberg (57) loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away at her home after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her come in Columbia Mo.


Anna Downing (1943-2014)
8/20/2014

Anna Downing passed away at her home in Fayette, Aug. 18, 2014. She was 70 years of age.


Lori Sharp (1973-2014)
8/20/2014

Fayette resident, Lori Ann Sharp, 41, died suddenly at her home Aug. 18, 2014.


Mancil Jobe (1923-2014)
8/20/2014

Boonville resident, Mancil Lee Jobe, died Monday, Aug. 18 at Ashley Manor in Boonville. He was 91 years of age.


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