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Today is the 175th birthday of The Fayette Advertiser
9/2/2015

Today is the 175th birthday of The Fayette Advertiser
With this issue, the Fayette Advertiser observes its 175th birthday of its founding. The Fayette Advertiser today is believed to be the smallest market in Missouri with a twice-weekly newspaper presence, and the Fayette Advertiser is the third-oldest continuously-published paper in Missouri, and the second-oldest weekly and the eighth-oldest west of the Mississippi River.
According to the Missouri Press Association, the only papers in the state published continuously for a longer period of time are the Hannibal Courier-Post (1838) and the Palmyra Spectator (1839).


HCFPD responds to Bunceton fire
9/2/2015

HCFPD responds to Bunceton fire
Howard County Fire Protection District Stations 1 and 2 responded to a major fire in Bunceton on Saturday.
At 11:15 a.m., Cooper County Fire Department firefighters responded to a fire at the Bunceton Better Bean plant at 136 W. Main St. The biodiesel plant was known to have several propane gas tanks and tanks containing oil inside the facility.


Central Methodist University honors faculty, students at Opening Convocation
9/2/2015

Central Methodist University honors faculty, students at Opening Convocation
Students and faculty attended the annual Central Methodist University Opening Convocation on the Fayette campus to formally welcome the new freshman class and present several awards.
Roger Drake, president of CMU, presided over the ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 27. Greetings were brought by Rita Gulstad, CMU provost, who introduced the freshman class and the CMU 101 faculty who escorted them.


Five Howard County bridges in ‘critical condition,’ but still safe for the present
9/2/2015

Five bridges in Howard County are rated in “critical condition.” The designation does not imply that the bridges are unsafe. But it does relate the fact that the bridges are aging and will one day need to be upgraded, replaced or closed.


Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Megraw House Bed & Breakfast
9/2/2015

Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Megraw House Bed & Breakfast
The Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Megraw House Bed & Breakfast located at 506 N. Linn St. to the Fayette business community with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their open house on Saturday.




Locals place at Missouri State Fair livestock shows
9/2/2015

The following local residents placed at the Missouri State Fair held Aug. 13 through 23.


Whitesides named executive director of Missouri Symphony Society
9/2/2015

Whitesides named executive director of Missouri Symphony Society
The Missouri Symphony Society has named Jane Whitesides as executive director. A resident of Glasgow, Whitesides is the former owner of Sunday’s Child, a downtown Columbia business, and of the Wind-Up Cafe in Fayette.






New Franklin Elementary ‘Heroes and Villains’ 5K Fun Run is Oct. 10
9/2/2015

New Franklin Elementary School is hosting a Heroes and Villains 5K Fun Run at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. The fun run proceeds will benefit New Franklin Elementary School’s Literacy Fund. The event will start with registration at 9 a.m. in the New Franklin Elementary Circle Drive.


Author Laura McBride to speak at CMU on Sept. 10
9/2/2015

Author Laura McBride to speak at CMU on Sept. 10
Author Laura McBride, who wrote We are Called to Rise, will give a lecture on the campus of Central Methodist University on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. in Stedman 200 on the Fayette campus.
The lecture is free and open to the public. McBride’s book is available for purchase in the CMU Bookstore (EagleStore) in the Inman Student and Community Center.




CMU to offer voice lessons to community
9/2/2015

The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University in Fayette is offering a new community outreach called the Community Music Vocal Program for people who sing, or would like to do so.
Lessons will be taught by voice faculty and advanced undergraduates. Fees vary based on the educational qualification of the instructor, length of lesson, and term of instruction.


Area news briefs
9/2/2015

The Missouri Department of Transportation will conduct roadway work in Howard County during daylight hours along the following road:
Route J over Sulphur Creek, west of County Road 309 – Bridge maintenance will take place Monday, August 31 through Thursday, September 10. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.


Farm Tour participants learn about agriculture and services in Howard County
8/29/2015

Farm Tour participants learn about agriculture and services in Howard County
Approximately 50 people attended the 2015 Annual Howard County Farm Tour  on Aug. 6. Participants learned about the wet lands reserve program through the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) at Sandra Kubal’s Wetlands Reserve Program off of Highway 124.
Nearby, also off of Highway 124, at the farm of Middendorf Saddlebred Horses, the saddlebred horse industry was described.


Fayette Fire Department ladder truck to be repaired
8/29/2015

Meeting in special session Thursday night the Fayette Board of Aldermen approved Emergency Apparatus of Minneapolis, Minn. to do a Preventative Maintenance (PM) on the Fayette Fire Department ladder truck.
The PM includes cleaning, testing and exercising the truck to determine the items that are defective and need to be fixed. The cost to do the PM is $1,500.
The ladder truck has been out of service for about ten months due to safety issues and concerns of the Fayette Fire Department.


Several events coming up in September
8/29/2015

As fall approaches, there are a number of events sure to entertain and inspire in and around the Fayette area.


Fuhlage qualifies for rodeo competition
8/29/2015

Fuhlage qualifies for rodeo competition
Laci Fuhlage has qualified to compete in the 2015 American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo. This four-day event from Sept. 22 through Sept. 25 at Hale Arena at the American Royal Complex features top student-athletes competing in events such as bull riding, barrel racing and mutton busting. Since 2007 the American Royal has awarded $70,500 in scholarships at the Invitational Youth Rodeo, along with additional prize money and awards.



FHS Class of 1955 celebrates 60th reunion
8/29/2015

FHS Class of 1955 celebrates 60th reunion
The Fayette High School class of 1955 met at Emmet’s Kitchen & Tap for lunch on Aug. 1 in celebration of their 60th reunion. Pictured are those who attended.




New manager takes over at CMU Bookstore
8/29/2015

New manager takes over at CMU Bookstore
Jill Barringhaus has changed jobs at Central Methodist University, from one student-centered post to another.
Barringhaus took over as manager of the CMU Bookstore this summer. With an artist’s eye Barringhaus has redesigned it to increase options and make the flow easier for students and customers to navigate. Then she renamed it EagleStore.




Coordinator’s role expanded at Central Methodist
8/29/2015

Coordinator’s role expanded at Central Methodist
Angela Schubert enjoys her work with Central Methodist University, a good thing, because there is now more of it for her to enjoy.
Central Methodist University has hired her full time to be program coordinator for its graduate program in clinical counseling in Sedalia. Schubert had been working part-time at CMU-Sedalia as director of the CMU Clinical Counseling Training Center and program coordinator, as well as teaching and supervising.



Cub Scout Pack 62 to host sign-up on Thursday
8/29/2015

With fun and discovery at every turn, Cub Scouting makes the most of right now. It provides boys a foundation they can stand on to embrace opportunity, overcome obstacles and make new discoveries. Make scouting the foundation of your future. Build an adventure today.


CMU launches first day of classes
8/26/2015

CMU launches first day of classes
Hundreds of students took part in the Fair on the Square event which took place Monday evening on the Howard County Courthouse lawn.
A meal was provided to students by Fresh Ideas. Large inflatable games engaged students and children. Churches, businesses, organizations introduced themselves to students by passing out information and inviting students to functions.


 
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