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HCFPD seeks voter approval for $1.2 million bond issuance
3/28/2015

HCFPD seeks voter approval for $1.2 million bond issuance
The Howard County Fire Protection District (HCFPD) is asking voters to approve a $1.2 million bond issuance.
The matter will appear as Question No. 1 on the April 7 ballot. Voters in Fayette, Glasgow and the Armstrong Fire Protection District will not vote since these areas have their own separate fire departments. Residents in the remainder of the county, including those in New Franklin, are part of the county fire protection district and will cast ballots. A simple majority is required.


Howard County Library Centennial: Celebration to take place Wednesday
3/28/2015

Howard County Library Centennial: Celebration to take place Wednesday
On April 1, 1915 the new Carnegie library in Fayette first opened its doors for business. The public had already gotten a view of the building at a public reception in February. The initial viewing was a gala celebration with balloons, music, speeches and a general air of excitement. The Howard County Library Board hopes to recreate that same excitement at a ceremony set for Wednesday, April 1 at 3 p.m.


Laughs and gaffes at Donkey Basketball
3/28/2015

Laughs and gaffes at Donkey Basketball
The Fayette FFA Annual Donkey Basketball games were held Thursday at Fayette High School gym.
A good crowd was on hand for the Fayette FFA fundraiser. The four teams consisted of the Glasgow FFA, New Franklin FFA, Fayette Falcon Club and Fayette FFA. The first round games saw the New Franklin FFA defeat Glasgow FFA 10 to 2. The Fayette FFA defeated Fayette Falcon Club 16 to 8.  In the finals New Franklin FFA won 8 to 2. Fayette Mayor Kenny O’Brian served as the sanitation crew.


Fayette Board of Education candidates articulate views
3/28/2015

More than 30 people attended the School Board Candidate Forum sponsored by the Association of Women for Education (A.W.E.) and held at the Fayette High School Library on Tuesday.


All Howard County polls will be open for April election
3/28/2015

Kathyrne Harper, the Howard County Clerk, announces that all polling places for the April 7 election will be open. This includes rural polls at Boonesboro, Grace Fellowship Church, Franklin City Hall, and the Baldridge School as well as polls in Fayette, Glasgow, Armstrong, and New Franklin. Harper explains, “There are a number of races and tax issues on the ballot this April and every Howard County citizen will have issues to vote on.”


Morris named CMU’s new director for physical therapy program
3/28/2015

Morris named CMU’s new director for physical therapy program
One of the new programs coming soon to Central Methodist University at Fayette is the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, pending accreditation approval. Central has named Katherine Morris as the new director of clinical education for this program.





FHS art students bring home honors
3/28/2015

FHS art students bring home honors
Under the direction of Fayette High School art teacher Deb Straatman, FHS art students submitted their work to recent contests. Pictured are those whose artwork placed.




Howard County man named 4-H volunteer award winner
3/28/2015

Howard County man named 4-H volunteer award winner
Matt Volkmann of Howard County was named a 2015 Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award winner by the Missouri 4-H Foundation on March 13. Matt was recognized for his commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.




Too big to turn
3/28/2015

Too big to turn
The base of a wind turbine, weighing more than 148,000 pounds, proved too unwieldy for a left turn onto Highway 5 from Church Street on Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m.
The semi-truck pulling the huge cylinder got stuck and had to be towed out.



Central Methodist University opens new windows to online studies
3/28/2015

Central Methodist University’s flourishing online studies programs aren’t yet available nationwide, but it’s getting close thanks to CMU’s new participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, or SARA.


New Franklin Elementary School announces honor rolls
3/28/2015

The following students were named to the New Franklin Elementary School “A” and “B” Honor Rolls for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year.


Area news briefs
3/28/2015

St. Paul United Methodist Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, 1 p.m. at St. Paul UMC at Mulberry and Davis Streets.
All children ages 5 through 12 welcome.


Two candidates each seek seat for New Franklin mayoral, collector offices
3/25/2015

Two candidates each seek seat for New Franklin mayoral, collector offices
As part of its election series, the Fayette Advertiser and the Democrat Leader are providing candidate profiles of contested races that voters will decide on April 7.
Click the headline above to see the profiles of two candidates who seek the New Franklin mayoral position — Frank Frevert and Jerry Thornton — and two candidates running for the New Franklin Collector’s office — Lydia Sartain and Mary Ann Wolpers.


Endless Options celebrates Disabilities Awareness Month
3/25/2015

Endless Options celebrates Disabilities Awareness Month
Walking at the corner of Morrison and Main Streets in Fayette, pedestrians will see an interesting display in Steve Murrell’s Law Office.
Road signs read: “Individualized Success Straight Ahead,” “Yield to Awareness,” “Inspire Road,” “Visualize Lane,” “Stop Labeling,” “Imagine Avenue,” “Believe Boulevard.” The road signs illustrate the theme of this month’s Disabilities Awareness Month: “Life is a highway ... we drive toward awareness!”


New Franklin Wine Walk attracts more than 200 visitors
3/25/2015

New Franklin Wine Walk attracts more than 200 visitors
The South Howard County Historical Society hosted its Annual Wine Walk at New Franklin on Saturday. More than 200 people came to sample wine from seven wineries.
Sue Thompson, member of SHCHS and organizer of the event, said, “Some of the people that I talked to were from the Lake of the Ozarks and some from Paris, Missouri, so the crowd was from all over.” She added, “It’s a beautiful day and I’m very pleased with the turnout.”


Glasgow health clinic to close, but may reopen by late summer
3/25/2015

Although Glasgow’s Cooper County Rural Health Clinic (formerly Glasgow Medical Clinic) is scheduled to close on March 31, plans for a reopening of the clinic are in the works.


Lee Gose honored
3/25/2015

Lee Gose honored
Leon Hackley (left) of the American Legion presented a certificate of appreciation to Lee Gose for 60 years of continuous membership in the Fayette American Legion Post 273.




Armstrong Community Choir to present Easter cantata
3/25/2015

Armstrong Community Choir to present Easter cantata
The Armstrong Community Choir will perform the Easter cantata, “The Cornerstone,” by Sue C. Smith and Russell Mauldin.
The performance will be on Sunday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Armstrong Baptist Church. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.



Fayette Optimist honors Students of the Month
3/25/2015

Fayette Optimist honors Students of the Month
At a recent meeting, the Fayette Optimist Club recognized Clark Middle School Students of the Month for March.





CMU students to present music recitals this weekend
3/25/2015

In fulfillment of their degree requirements, four Central Methodist University students will present recitals March 27 and 29.


 
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