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Himmelberg enters ‘new chapter’ in life
2/25/2015

Himmelberg enters ‘new chapter’ in life
In August of 1990, when Sharon Himmelberg first ran for Howard County Collector’s Office, there were five other Democratic candidates in the primary election.
“That was hard. You truly had to knock on doors,” Himmelberg said. “You knew five other people were going through the county asking for people’s votes.”
But she forged ahead.


Two arrested for drug possession
2/25/2015

Two arrested for drug possession
Two Fayette residents are in the Howard County Jail after being arrested for involvement with drugs.
On Feb. 22, 12:30 a.m., a search warrant was executed by the Fayette Police Department, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and the East Central Drug Force at 600 N. Mulberry St. in Fayette. Following the search warrant, two people were arrested.



Boonville man arrested on multiple counts of statutory sodomy
2/25/2015

Boonville man arrested on multiple counts of statutory sodomy
A Boonville man has been charged with multiple counts of statutory sodomy.
Raymond Edward Stevens, 50, of Boonville, was arrested by the Boonville Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Feb. 19. He is in the Cooper County Jail under a $300,000 cash-only bond.




Howard County Library Centennial: More than books
2/25/2015

When the citizens of Fayette decided to build a library over 100 years ago and looked to Andrew Carnegie and the Carnegie Corporation for support, they were dreaming primarily of a place where patrons could come to borrow books. Patrons today can choose from approximately 28,000 volumes, however the library is no longer just a place to borrow books.


Game-Garb offers custom decorated apparel
2/25/2015

Game-Garb has officially opened for business in the Keller Building, 600 W. Morrison, Suite 1. Owner Mary Lay has moved her business from New Franklin. The business started five years ago in St. Louis.


CMU Open House rescheduled — again
2/25/2015

For the second time in as many weeks, Central Methodist University’s annual President’s Day Open House has been rescheduled due to weather. The event has been moved to Saturday, Feb. 28.


Five local charities compete in Community Aces Challenge
2/25/2015

Five local charities are competing with organizations in seven states as part of Community Aces Challenge, a social media contest launched by Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. to award winning nonprofits a share of $50,000.


Area news briefs
2/25/2015

The Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Social will be held Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 9 a.m. at Miknan’s, 107 N. Main St.


Fayette celebrates Courtwarming week
2/23/2015

Fayette celebrates Courtwarming week
Fayette High School kicked off Courtwarming week on Monday, with the week-long celebration culminating on Friday.
This year’s Courtwarming theme is “Love is an Open Basket.”




Fayette R-III votes against conference merger
2/23/2015

Meeting in regular session Wednesday, the Fayette R-III Board of Education voted to decline the Lewis and Clark Conference/Tri-Rivers Conference merger, unless it becomes necessary if some current conference schools leave if the merger does not happen.


Fayette city council discusses telephone system
2/23/2015

Meeting in regular session Tuesday, Fayette city council members discussed the city’s telephone system and authorized payment of $10,000 to Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation.


New Franklin School Board discusses possible facility improvements
2/23/2015

At the regular meeting of the New Franklin School Board on Wednesday, board members discussed possible facility improvements and various mechanisms to fund them.


McClure sentenced to life in prison
2/23/2015

McClure sentenced to life in prison
A New Franklin man who was found guilty of child molestation was sentenced to life in prison in the Howard County Court on Wednesday. Judge Scott Hayes delivered the sentence.
Bobby McClure, 52, from New Franklin, was found guilty on Dec. 3, 2014, of two charges: 1) statutory sodomy with an individual who is 14 years old or younger, and 2) child molestation.



Fayette Rotary Club names Students of the Month
2/23/2015

Fayette Rotary Club names Students of the Month
The Fayette Rotary Club honored its Fayette High School January Students of the Month at its weekly meeting on Wednesday.





FACT now accepting applications
2/23/2015

The Fayette Area Community Trust is accepting grant applications for grants to be awarded at the meeting of the Fayette Area Community Trust Advisory Board meeting on March 30, 2015.
Any tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization in the Fayette area may apply. Organizations that have received grants in the past are welcome to apply again.


Boone farmer directs funds to Harrisburg High School
2/23/2015

Boone farmer directs funds to Harrisburg High School
Harrisburg High School has received a $2,500 donation from Boone County farmer William Lipscomb and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the high school enhance student access to technology in the classroom by purchasing iPads and Chromebooks.




CMU Concert Band heads out on annual tour
2/23/2015

On March 5, the Concert Band of Central Methodist University boards a bus for its yearly six-day tour around Missouri, performing for schools and in churches.
While the school concerts are closed to the general public, the concerts in churches are open to the public and are free to attend.


More than 50 schools expected to at CMU Music Festival on Friday
2/23/2015

Friday, February 27 marks the day of the annual Music Festival on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette. From 8 a.m.–5 p.m. music will continually waft across the campus from senior high and junior high school music students.


‘Radium Girls’ to be performed Feb. 26 through March 1
2/23/2015

‘Radium Girls’ to be performed Feb. 26 through March 1
A tense true story about the groundbreaking case where an employee successfully sued her employer for the damage to her health unfolds in “Radium Girls” by D.W. Gregory, playing in the Little Theatre on the Fayette campus of Central Methodist University from Thursday, Feb. 26 through Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Cost is $8 for general admission and $2 for students with identification.


Area news briefs
2/22/2015

Turner Hall will host a Blues Jam on Friday, Feb. 27, 8-11 p.m.
The monthly Blues Jam continues with Naked Dave Bandy and Band opening the first set and closing out the evening. A sign up sheet will be at the door for those interested in playing. $6 pays for the opening band.


 
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