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Regional water project ahead of schedule by four months
5/15/2016

Regional water project ahead of schedule by four months
Work on the Howard County Regional Water system is progressing well and ahead of schedule, according to a report given by Fayette City Administrator Robin Triplett to the Fayette city council at their regular meeting May 3. Triplett is also on the Howard County Regional Water Commission.
The project is expected to be producing water by September. When construction began, it was thought to not be complete until January 2017.



Seven join Central Methodist Board of Trustees
5/15/2016

The governing Board of Trustees of Central Methodist University has been enriched by the addition of seven new members in recent months, according to CMU President Roger Drake.
The 36-member Board meets quarterly to set policy and provide oversight and direction to the CMU administration, Drake noted. Members typically serve four-year terms. Eleven states from coast to coast are represented on the Central Methodist governing body.
Trustees who have joined the board during the 2015-16 academic year include Bob Barnes, Wemi Daramola, Jim Kimbell, Mike Miserocchi, Kellie Platz, Niki Parrish, and Laurence Tucker.


Saying good-bye
5/15/2016

Saying good-bye
Outgoing Fayette Newspapers sports editor Greg Jackson (left) shares a laugh with Jeff and Julee Sherman at the Commercial Trust Community Room on Thursday during a farewell celebration.
The Shermans, along with many others, attended the reception held in Jackson’s honor, wishing him well on his new job as assistant sports editor with the Jefferson City News Tribune. Friday was Jackson’s last day with the Fayette Newspapers, where he has worked as sports editor since May 2009 after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.


Fayette FFA recognizes outstanding achievement
5/15/2016

Fayette FFA recognizes outstanding achievement
The Fayette FFA hosted its Annual Awards and Recognitions Banquet on May 4. Following are the recipients of awards and recognitions.
Honorary FFA Degree was awarded to Karen and Jerry Ebbesmeyer.



Second graders pay a visit to the library
5/15/2016

Second graders pay a visit to the library
Daly Elementary School second graders visited the Howard County Library on Wednesday.
Librarian Cathey Monckton pointed out items offered by the library besides books: computers, educational games, and videos. Most second graders obtained yellow library cards so they could easily check out materials during the summer.


Cramers honored for service to Fayette School students
5/15/2016

Cramers honored for service to Fayette School students
Dee and Bob Cramer were named Distinguished Citizens of the Year from the Fayette R-III School District for their service to students of Armstrong in many ways, most notably through the after-school tutoring program.






Jordan and Hoard honored for service to Cemetery Association
5/15/2016

Jordan and Hoard honored for service to Cemetery Association
At the April 10 meeting of the Log Chapel Cemetery Association, certificates of merit were presented to Elbert Hoard in recognition and appreciation of 21 years of service as president of the Log Chapel Cemetery Association and to Nina Jordan for 17 years of service as treasurer of the Association.





State teachers group awards CMU broadcasters for PSA
5/15/2016

A radio report by a team of three Central Methodist University students has been judged best in the state in the Missouri State Teachers Association’s 2016 Education Media Award competition.


Central Methodist recognizes distinguished alumni
5/12/2016

Central Methodist recognizes distinguished alumni
Central Methodist University honored six of its top graduates at its 70th annual Alumni Awards banquet this past Saturday, May 7.
The event was held in the Inman Student and Community Center on the CMU campus in Fayette.



State legislature passes law that limits growth of basic school funding
5/12/2016

State legislature passes law that limits growth of basic school funding
The state legislature has voted to limit the amount that the basic funding for public schools should increase every two years.
Before passage of Senate Bill 586 — the bill limiting growth of school funding that was passed by the legislature — projections to fund schools in fiscal year 2017 would have increased by $85 million. With the passage of SB 586, projected funding to schools is expected to increase by $71 million.



Buffington to deliver Fayette commencement address this Friday
5/12/2016

Buffington to deliver Fayette commencement address this Friday
Fayette High School’s commencement ceremony will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Fayette High School Gym.
The baccalaureate service will take place at 8 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall.
Giving the 2016 commencement address will be former FHS teacher and coach Ryan Buffington.



CMU to celebrate Commencement on Saturday
5/12/2016

CMU to celebrate Commencement on Saturday
The grand finale to the 2015-16 academic year at Central Methodist University in Fayette will occur on Saturday when Commencement and Baccalaureate exercises take place.
More than 380 graduate, undergraduate, and two-year degree recipients will be recognized during the 2 p.m. Commencement ceremony, according to CMU President Roger Drake. Commencement is held in CMU’s Puckett Field House.



New Franklin city council authorizes repairs of pool
5/12/2016

Meeting in regular session on Monday, the New Franklin city council approved repairs to the city pool. They also discussed who should operate the regional water plant.


CMU to start music ministry program
5/12/2016

CMU to start music ministry program
The newest academic major at Central Methodist University is a natural: a major in Music Ministry.
CMU already has its acclaimed Swinney Conservatory of Music, numerous music degree options, and many vocal and instrumental performance opportunities. As a church-affiliated college with rich musical traditions, the Music Ministry program makes sense, according to CMU President Roger Drake.


A day to never forget
5/12/2016

A day to never forget
Rabbi Shmuel Wolkenfeld, founder of Or HaOlam, a Messianic Jewish congregation in Overland Park, Kan., was the featured speaker at Central Methodist University’s “Day of Remembrance” program on May 5.
The CMU event honored those affected by the Holocaust and Nazi persecution, and coincided with the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust established by Congress.



Central Methodist University salutes senior scholars
5/12/2016

Twenty three Central Methodist University students were recognized for scholarly achievement by being inducted into the CMU honor society Sigma Epsilon Pi.
Sigma Epsilon Pi membership is limited to 10 percent of the senior class along with seven members of the faculty and staff, according to Professor John Flanders, a Sigma Epsilon Pi faculty member. Induction ceremonies were held on Friday, May 6 at CMU.


Business honors go to CMU students
5/12/2016

The Central Methodist University Division of Business, Accounting and Economics recognized the extraordinary achievements of 19 students at an awards ceremony held Wednesday, May 4, on the CMU-Fayette campus.
The honored students demonstrated outstanding work in the fields of accounting, finance, business management, international business, marketing and advertising, entrepreneurship and leadership, according to Julie Duerst Bennett, chair of the division and associate professor of business.


Spring crop progress reported
5/12/2016

Fayette and Howard County received much needed rain Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning. Precipitation totals reported from Sunday and Monday were from 2.5 inches of rain north and west of Fayette to 0.83 of an inch of rain in Fayette. Tuesday morning rain totalled 0.25 of an inch of rain.


Howard County DAR report
5/12/2016

The Howard County Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution met on April 21 at the home of Dee Woodward in Fayette, at 1:30 p.m.
Regent Woodward opened the meeting with the ritual. She welcomed members, associate members, and guests.


Area news briefs
5/12/2016

The River Bend Restaurant in Glasgow has temporarily closed its doors for repairs following a collapse of bricks underneath the kitchen. No one was injured.
Glasgow Mayor Fred Foley, owner of the restaurant, said he and an employee were in the kitchen on April 30 when they heard what they thought was thunder. Instead, they found a 4-foot by 20-foot area of bricks had collapsed under the kitchen.


 
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