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CMU alumni to be honored for outstanding service
4/23/2014

CMU alumni to be honored for outstanding service
Central Methodist University will present special awards to seven special alumni and friends at its 68th annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday, May 2.
All will be honored at the Alumni Awards Celebration, with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. in the Jacobs Conference Center of the CMU Student and Community Center. Reservations are available for $25 per person, and can be made by contacting Melanie Lawson at 660-248-6234 or by e-mail at mlawson@centralmethodist.edu not later than Wednesday, April 23.


Upgrades for Linn Memorial United Methodist Church will start in May
4/23/2014

Upgrades for Linn Memorial United Methodist Church will start in May
The historic Paul H. Linn Memorial United Methodist Church at Central Methodist University, one of CMU’s and the region’s most iconic and beloved structures, is about to get some well-deserved attention.
The aim is to both modernize the steel-and-limestone structure to improve its utility for both CMU and the congregation. Work will commence in mid-May, with completion anticipated by late August.


Easter celebrated with egg hunt at St. Paul UMC
4/23/2014

Easter celebrated with egg hunt at St. Paul UMC
Regina Powell began the Easter Egg Hunt held at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Saturday with a prayer: “Lord, help us remember the true meaning of Easter as we have fun looking for eggs.” Then some 25 children scurried around the St. Paul UMC building finding plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes. St. Paul UMC members organized the event, filled and distributed the eggs and cleaned up afterwards.


Clark Middle School students perform in Honor Choirs
4/23/2014

Clark Middle School students perform in Honor Choirs
Students from Clark Middle School participated in Honor Choir performances at the Moberly Area Community College Activities Center on April 7 and 14. More than 900 students from 33 schools in the Northeast District came together to rehearse and present concerts.



Harrisburg students excel at regional competitions
4/23/2014

Harrisburg students excel at regional competitions
Katie Smith and Kale Spry, seniors at Harrisburg High School, won the District and State competitions in their events during the Skills USA competition through Moberly Area Technical Center.
Derek Howard, a sophomore at Harrisburg, became the state champion of cyber security, at the Missouri FBLA State Leadership Conference on April 15.




‘Blue Window’ presents quirky characters, complicated relationships
4/23/2014

The Theatre Department at the Fayette campus of Central Methodist University finishes its year with the Craig Lucas play Blue Window. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, April 24-26 and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 in the Little Theatre.
Tickets are $8 for general admission and $2 for students with identification.


Senior vocal recital set for Sunday
4/23/2014

Mezzo-soprano Aubrey Taylor will present her senior music recital on Saturday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette.


University Band to perform spring concert Sunday
4/23/2014

The University Band will present its second annual concert on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette.
The event is free and open to the public.


UMKC professor of vocal music to perform Monday
4/23/2014

Central Methodist University vocal music students and the public will be treated to a special appearance by Raymond Feener, associate professor of voice at the University of Missouri at Kansas City on Monday April 28.


Recent arrests reported
4/23/2014

The Fayette Police Department, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the following recent arrests.


Area news briefs
4/23/2014

The Howard County Commissioners have appointed Ron Anderson to the Howard County Public Library Board.
Anderson, who is already serving on the board, has been appointed to a four-year term.


Power plant engine issues dominate Fayette city council discussion; pit bull ban also weighed
4/21/2014

Meeting in regular session on Tuesday, Fayette city council members welcomed returning and new members to the council.
They also discussed the usefulness of the engines at the power plant.


Fayette School Board welcomes returning members
4/21/2014

Meeting in regular session Tuesday night Michelle Howell was appointed and will continue as President of the Board. Tim Jackman will continue as Vice President. Brian Asbury, Gary Gose and Sheri Williams all ran unopposed and were sworn in to serve another term on the Board.


CMU’s Mark Stone changes roles
4/21/2014

CMU’s Mark Stone changes roles
Mark Stone, currently the assistant dean of student activities, will become assistant dean for athletics and student activities. The appointment is effective July 1, according to Ken Oliver, vice president for institutional growth and student engagement.
The appointment essentially means that Stone, a Central alumnus (Class of 2005), will keep doing everything he was doing in student activities – and adding responsibilities with the Eagle athletic department. The position involves a restructuring of administrative duties at CMU.


NF District purchases 10 acres of property for $110,000
4/21/2014

NF District purchases 10 acres of property for $110,000
At the regular Wednesday meeting of the New Franklin School Board, it was announced that the District had recently purchased more than 10 acres for $110,000.
At the meeting, Board Member Jon Held was honored for his three years of service. Then newly elected school board members were sworn in.




FHS Academic Team claims Lewis & Clark championship
4/21/2014

FHS Academic Team claims Lewis & Clark championship
For the second year in a row, the Scholar Bowl team at Fayette High School has claimed the Lewis & Clark championship. Competing against the conference schools at Salisbury High School on April 7, the Falcons brought in an undefeated conference record, and that record remained perfect, as the Falcons were undefeated for the night.


Howard County students observe legislators in action at Sophomore Pilgrimage
4/21/2014

Howard County students observe legislators in action at Sophomore Pilgrimage
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) of Missouri held the 80th annual Sophomore Pilgrimage in Jefferson City on Tuesday, April 8. The Fayette Golden Study Club sponsored Aaron Renauld, Fayette High School; Julia Kramm, Glasgow High School; and Rossetti Cleeton, New Franklin High School.


Rotary names students of the month
4/21/2014

Rotary names students of the month
The Fayette Rotary named students of the month. Pictured from left are Rotary President Chuck Thompson, Natalie Bishop, Cheyenne Ford, Brandee Estes, Lacee Adams and high school principal Corey Felten.



CMU Jazz Band to perform Tuesday
4/21/2014

A spring in every step and jazz in the spring — what could be better. The Central Methodist University Spring Jazz Concert will be played on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Fayette campus.
Directing the feisty band will be husband and wife jazz lovers Dr. Ron "Doc" Shroyer, CMU emeritus professor of music, and Jo Ellen Shroyer, CMU adjunct professor of music.


Area news briefs
4/21/2014

Fayette was named 2013 Tree City USA for its commitment to urban forestry.
This is the 14th year Fayette has earned this national designation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.


 
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