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The Attic opens at new location
9/15/2014

The Attic opens at new location
The Attic was welcomed to the business community by the Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday.
Now located along North Cleveland Avenue, the second-hand clothing store is much larger than its downtown store and now offers second-hand furniture.


FHS Homecoming theme: ‘This Team is on Fire!’
9/15/2014

Fayette High School will celebrate Homecoming the week of Sept. 13 through 19.
With the theme of “This Team is on Fire!” festivities will begin Saturday with a bonfire at the north end of the high school parking lot at 7:30 p.m.
Class dances will be performed and each class has been asked to construct an effigy. Also, class games will be played.


Library Lines: September is ‘Library Card Sign-Up Month’
9/15/2014

Library Lines: September is ‘Library Card Sign-Up Month’
From 1899 to 1917, industrialist Andrew Carnegie through the Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded grants to 33 Missouri towns for building free public libraries. Fayette was one of those towns.
In April 1915, when our public library opened its doors, it would have been difficult to imagine that today’s library patron would have access to more than a million items, including books, audio books, and various digital recorded media, such as music and movies.


Daly students receive dictionaries from Rotary Club
9/15/2014

Daly students receive dictionaries from Rotary Club
Fayette Rotarians presented dictionaries to third grade students at Fayette’s Daly Elementary School. Each hardcover book came with a personalized bookplate affixed to the inside front cover which included the pupil’s name along with the Rotary logo and a depiction of the courthouse tower.
This was the 11th year the club has undertaken this service project and it’s estimated that approximately 550 dictionaries have been donated since 2004.


Rotary donates $750 to Fayette Ministerial Alliance
9/15/2014

Rotary donates $750 to Fayette Ministerial Alliance
On behalf of the Fayette Ministerial Alliance, Jamie Page accepts a check for $750 from Rotary Treasurer Kurt Himmelmann on Wednesday. The funds were raised from the Rotary Garage Sale held on Aug. 16.






Central Methodist announces members of the Sound of Central Marching Eagle Band
9/15/2014

The members of the Sound of Central Marching Eagle Band have been selected, and many are from the local readership area. The band is a performance ensemble in the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University.


CMU English Department to host Young Writers Day
9/15/2014

The Central Methodist University English Department will be hosting its second annual Young Writer’s Day on Thursday, Oct. 30. High school seniors are invited to this event for the opportunity to collaborate with the English faculty as well as current CMU students.


Central Methodist announces all activities for chorale
9/15/2014

As the heat of summer abates and windows open to let in the fall breezes, the beautiful sound of singing once again wafts across the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette. The source is the CMU Chorale, the elite touring vocal group of Swinney Conservatory of Music.
The Chorale, directed by Claude Westfall, comprises 30 students. Most but not all are music majors. The group begins practice prior to the first day of classes and by November sets out on its annual choir tour.


CMU students submit winning PSA
9/15/2014

Two members of the Central Methodist University 2013-14 radio staff have taken a first place in the Missouri Broadcaster’s Association competition, according to Kristin Cherry, assistant professor of communications.


Gerke presents junior recital
9/15/2014

Levi Gerke, a junior music performance major from Pilot Grove, Mo., will present a piano recital on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the Fayette campus of Central Methodist University.
The recital is free and open to the public.


Municipal Court report
9/15/2014

Fayette Municipal Judge Susan Steele has reported the following fines were levied in August (court costs in parentheses).


Area news briefs
9/15/2014

On Saturday, Sept. 20, community volunteers and Mid-Missouri residents are invited to a day full of friends on the river, music, educational activities and good food as part of Missouri River Relief’s “Big Muddy Clean Sweep,” a two month continuous clean-up by barge this fall.


New Franklin city council hears request for storage sheds near Santa Fe Trail Monument
9/10/2014

New Franklin city council hears request for storage sheds near Santa Fe Trail Monument
Through their attorney Brad Wooldridge, Larry and Sherri Kempf, owners of New Franklin Storage, addressed the New Franklin City Council on Monday expressing their desire to build storage sheds at a location next to the Santa Fe Trail Monument along Highway 5 in New Franklin.
In November 2013, the Kempfs’ request was essentially denied when the council took no action on a zoning change request which would have allowed storage sheds to be built near the Santa Fe Trail Monument. By taking no action, the request was denied.


New bridge completed on county road
9/10/2014

New bridge completed on county road
A ribbon cutting on Sept. 5 marked the official opening of a new bridge located on Howard County Road 467 east of New Franklin.





Meyer celebrates 35 years of service to USPS
9/10/2014

Meyer celebrates 35 years of service to USPS
Jeff Meyer was honored with a plaque from USPS District Manager David Martin on Monday. Jeff just completed his 35th year with the Postal Service. Jeff was also given a 35-year pin from the Post Office.






Dangerous high-speed chase results in arrest
9/10/2014

A Boonville man is in the Howard County Jail after evading arrest and leading law enforcement in a high-speed vehicle chase on Sept. 4.
Travis Jones, 30, of Boonville, is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, burglary, property damage, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and endangering the welfare of a child.


Glenn Collier dies at 87
9/10/2014

Glenn Collier dies at 87
Fayette businessman Glenn Collier passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 87 years of age.
For more than 50 years, Glenn operated Collier Auto Sales, a used car dealership, in Fayette along Highway 5. In operation for 70 years, under the management of Glenn’s father and Glenn himself, Collier Auto Sales was considered the second oldest family-owned retail business in Fayette.


Local 4-H members participate in Fish Farm Challenge
9/10/2014

Local 4-H members participate in Fish Farm Challenge
Local 4-H youth Laci Fuhlage, Caleb and Stephen Coy, curious about agriculture, participated in the Fish Farm Challenge at a local club meeting on Aug. 28. They created a fish feeder designed to distribute food to fish in an aquaculture. Their project will be submitted to a state-wide contest from which four winners will be selected for a $2,500 award each.




Fayette Ministerial Alliance to host annual auction
9/10/2014

The Fayette Ministerial Alliance will host its annual auction on Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
All types of items in good condition and/or in working order are being accepted to be auctioned. Organizers thank Charlie Joe Flaspohler and George Frink who will volunteer their auctioneering skills and the Howard County Fair Board for the use of the facilities.


Higbee Senior Center will close permanently
9/10/2014

The Higbee Senior Center will close permanently on Friday.
The Higbee Senior Citizens Center Staff and Board released a statement on Tuesday concerning the closure.


 
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