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Local veterans to receive Quilts of Valor
7/2/2015

Local veterans to receive Quilts of Valor
Immediately following the Patriotic Parade in the Park which begins at 11 a.m. this Saturday, there will be a celebration at the band stand area for a presentation of the Quilts of Valor to three local veterans: James Harley McMillan, O.E. Robinson and Eldon D. Wahlers. The quilts are made and given by the Peacemakers Quilting Group.




Babies are stars at Howard County Fair Baby Contest
7/2/2015

Babies are stars at Howard County Fair Baby Contest
Liam Kase Felten (left) and Kendall Freese were named Overall Winners at the Howard County Fair Baby Contest held Saturday (Liam’s mother, Jinger Felten, is behind). Twenty-eight children from newborn to 36 months participated in the Baby Contest.





Fair board honors Bob Beaman
7/2/2015

Fair board honors Bob Beaman
Howard County Fair Board Officer Gale Schafer (left) presented the Howard County Fair Board Award to John R. (Bob) Beaman (right) at the Friday night Livestock Sale at the Howard County Fair. Beaman has supported the fair over many years. Upon receiving the award, Beaman said, “I’m very surprised. There are many others who deserve this award. Thank you.”




Rambo is CMU’s new Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities
7/2/2015

Rambo is CMU’s new Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities
William “Mike” Rambo has been chosen by Central Methodist University as its new assistant coordinator of student activities and also as the new resident director of McMurry Hall, a co-ed residence hall.
Rambo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology and is finishing a master’s degree in education, both at Central, according to Ken Oliver, CMU vice president for institutional growth and student engagement.



CMU’s Smiley Library receives grant to share resources
7/2/2015

Central Methodist University’s Smiley Library in historic Cupples Hall has been given a grant that is truly cutting edge. The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) has awarded the library a Digital Resources for Teaching and Learning grant valued at $20,000.


Farmers to talk on revitalizing dairy at seminar on July 13
7/2/2015

Three dairy farmers will join the speakers at the Breimyer Seminar, July 13 at the University of Missouri.
They are John Schoen, Oak Ridge; Sean Cornelius, Hamilton; and Lloyd Gunter, Conway. The producers will bring local ideas on “Revitalizing the Missouri Dairy Industry.” The panel will be moderated by Ron Grusenmeyer, director of producer relations for Midwest Dairy Association, Overland Park, Kan.


Eagle Day at CMU for freshmen, transfers to take place July 9
7/2/2015

The final Central Methodist University Eagle Day for incoming freshmen and  the first one for new transfer students will take place on Thursday, July 9 in Fayette.


Area news briefs
7/2/2015

New Franklin Police Chief Mike Wise has announced that shooting of fireworks will be allowed on the Fourth of July in town, except for along Highway 5, Broadway Street and the Parkway.


Howard County Fair takes off with royalty and rough riding
7/2/2015

Howard County Fair takes off with royalty and rough riding
It was a night to remember. Eight candidates for Queen and Teen and 18 candidates for Prince and Princess stepped onto the stage and put out their best Wednesday night at the Howard County Fair. In the end, several winners emerged.






Jackman is Fourth of July grand marshal
7/2/2015

Jackman is Fourth of July grand marshal
Fayette Fabulous Fourth will be celebrated one week from Saturday in the City Park (across from the high school). Festivities are planned for all day with the parade to begin at 11 a.m.
Tim Jackman has been selected to be Grand Marshal of the event.





Keeyon Howard is new Central Methodist recruiter
7/2/2015

Keeyon Howard is new Central Methodist recruiter
Central Methodist University has employed alumnus Keeyon Howard as a new recruiter for the Admission Office.
Howard will begin his new position in early July, according to Adam Jenkins, director of admissions.
His job will include visiting high schools in Missouri, attending college fairs, and building relationships with the schools, guidance counselors, students, and their families. He will be on the forefront of CMU’s recruiting efforts.


Fayette Chamber elects new board members
7/2/2015

The Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting Thursday at the Commercial Trust Community Room. Outgoing President Kiersten O’Dell reviewed all the events the Chamber promoted in the last year: the first Howard County Backyard BBQ in October, the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus that came to town in September, and the annual Christmas parade held in December.
The Chamber also celebrated five ribbon cuttings for new and expanding businesses in Fayette and hosted a business breakfast in February.


Harrisburg student participates in Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.
7/2/2015

Harrisburg student participates in Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.
Ninety-seven high school students participated in Missouri's 52nd Annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 12-18. Local delegate was Carolyn Bland of Harrisburg. She was sponsored by Howard Electric Cooperative, Fayette.





Harrisburg Schools named finalist for America’s Farmers GRE grant
7/2/2015

In Boone County, Harrisburg R-III School District has been announced as a finalist in this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Harrisburg R-III is among the top districts in Missouri in the running for grants of $10,000 and $25,000.


Area news briefs
7/2/2015

The eighth annual Build-a-Business Camp for young entrepreneurs will take place July 12-16 on the University of Missouri campus.
The MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development hosts the event for youth ages 12-18. The camp is part of MU Extension’s Summers@Mizzou program, which brings students to campus for science- and career-related camps.


Juneteenth draws crowd despite heat
7/2/2015

Juneteenth draws crowd despite heat
Despite high humidity and temperatures in the 90s, there was a good crowd that came to the Juneteenth festivities held in Fayette on Saturday.





Persistent rains cause mild flooding, delayed planting
7/2/2015

Slightly more than 6 inches (6.02 inches) of rain have fallen in the Fayette area since June 1. During the month of May, more than 8 inches of rain fell (8.57 inches). The average rainfall for central Missouri is 5.12 inches for May and 5.51 inches for June.


Entries sought for Peacemaker Quilt Show
7/2/2015

The Peacemakers Annual Quilt Show in the sanctuary of Paul H. Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Central Methodist University will be back this year on Saturday, Aug. 1, and members are seeking entries for the show.


Audit finds Howard County finances ‘good’
7/2/2015

Howard County received a “good” rating on an audit of the county’s financial position.
Conducted by the Missouri State Auditor’s Office, the routine audit is conducted every four years. Howard County was last audited in 2011 at which time it received a “poor” rating.


CMU, Maryville University create MBA partnership through Early Access program
7/2/2015

In an effort to provide greater flexibility, access and cost savings for students seeking to enroll in a high quality MBA program, Central Methodist University has partnered with Maryville University (MU) in St. Louis to offer an Early Access Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.


 
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