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Pomp and circumstance: Fayette Class of 2015 graduates 46
5/21/2015

Pomp and circumstance: Fayette Class of 2015 graduates 46
Fayette High School’s gym was filled to capacity Friday night to see 46 graduates from the Class of 2015 receive their diplomas.
A tornado warning issued for Howard County forced the graduates and crowd to the basement for 20 minutes. The storm passed producing heavy rain and small hail, no tornado.
Following a welcome from high school principal Corey Felten, commencement speaker Stan Varner, former Daly Elementary principal, addressed soon-to-be graduates.


Suspect who pointed gun at police officer’s head remains at large
5/21/2015

Suspect who pointed gun at police officer’s head remains at large
Law enforcement authorities are searching for a Marshall man who is accused of aiming a gun at a police officer’s head.
Convicted felon Carl Roettgen, 31, of Marshall, is charged with three counts of assault/attempted assault on a law enforcement officer and two counts of armed criminal action.
The charges stem from an incident which occurred in the Walmart parking lot in Marshall on May 13 at about 8 p.m.


Memorial Day Service set for Sunday
5/21/2015

Memorial Day Service set for Sunday
Memorial Day weekend is a time set aside to honor those who have fallen in military service and all loved ones who have passed.
The actual legal holiday is Monday. Banks, schools, government offices, the newspaper office, and most businesses will be closed that day; however, C&R Supermarket and Casey’s will maintain regular hours. There will be no mail delivery. Trash pickup will be moved back a day.



New Franklin High School hosts commencement on Sunday
5/21/2015

New Franklin High School hosts commencement on Sunday
New Franklin High School graduated 26 seniors at commencement exercises on Sunday. Megan Bethany Borges was named valedictorian and Claire Brooke Monnig was named salutatorian.





2015 Howard County Fair is only a month away, June 23-28
5/21/2015

2015 Howard County Fair is only a month away, June 23-28
Howard County’s agricultural heritage will be highlighted at the Howard County Fair set to take place from June 23 through 28.
Fair festivities will begin with the 4-H/FFA Horse Show on Tuesday, June 23 at 5 p.m.
Excitement builds Wednesday, June 24, with the prince and princess contest at 6 p.m., the queen contest at 7 p.m., and the teen contest wrapping up the evening.




Howard County LIbrary report
5/21/2015

Howard County LIbrary report
During the next few months the focus at the Howard County Public Library will be on young patrons, library board members learned at their regular meeting on Wed., May 13.
Jan Bagby, librarian at Daly Elementary and Clark Middle School brought second graders to the library on May 15. The Howard County librarians offered a special family event on May 19 and the Summer Reading Program schedule has been finalized.


Optimist name May Students of Month
5/21/2015

Optimist name May Students of Month
At their May 15 meeting, the Fayette Optimist Club recognized Clark Middle School Students of the Month for May.






AWE/Optimist deliver books to school
5/21/2015

AWE/Optimist deliver books to school
Each year, AWE (Association of Women for Education), along with the Fayette Optimist Club, presents a book to each student in preschool through fifth grade.
AWE was formed after the disbanding of the Fayette Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) several years ago. The Daly School book give-away began with AAUW in the late 1970s, and the tradition has been continued ever since.



Plans underway for CMU 2015-16 school year
5/21/2015

Even as area high schools wind down their 2014-15 school year, Central Methodist University is gearing up for the Fall 2015 semester with an Eagle Day scheduled for Tuesday, June 2.
Mid-Missouri college-bound high school seniors who plan to attend Central Methodist University this fall can better prepare themselves by attending the Eagle Day program, according to Adam Jenkins, director of the Admission department at CMU. RSVPs are requested by Thursday, May 28.


Howard County DAR report
5/21/2015

The Howard County Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution met April 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the home of Linda Hord.


Area news briefs
5/21/2015

Fayette High School senior De’Jonna Powell is the recipient of the Fayette Community Teachers Association (CTA) scholarship.  
CTA members congratulate De’Jonna and wish her the best of luck in the future.


On to the World Series!
5/21/2015

On to the World Series!
The Central Methodist softball team made program history on Wednesday, winning its first NAIA Opening Round championship by defeating Bellevue (Neb.) University 4-2 in eight innings.
The win propels the Eagles into the 10-team NAIA World Series. The winner of the double-elimination tournament will be crowned the 2015 NAIA national champion.


Fayette schools honor three retirees
5/21/2015

Fayette schools honor three retirees
From left, Ella Greer, Deb Straatmann and Randy Hutchinson take a moment to pose for the camera before a reception on Wednesday at the Commercial Trust Community Room, honoring their years of service as educators with the Fayette R-III School District.



Twelve students complete rigorous Central Methodist Honors Program
5/21/2015

Twelve students complete rigorous Central Methodist Honors Program
Completion of a rigorous Honors Program at Central Methodist University brought special recognition to a dozen students on CMU Commencement day on May 9.
The 12 students designated as CMU Honors Program graduates were honored during ceremonies that day. The Honors Program is designed to empower students by offering alternative educational opportunities, according to Richard Bradley, program director.


Ethan Chew : The mind behind the machine
5/21/2015

Ethan Chew : The mind behind the machine
Ethan Chew, 17, a junior at Fayette High School, has won first place at the Skills USA Missouri Competition.
Chew attends Moberly Area Technical Center (MACT) where he is enrolled in Machine Tool Technology with Dusty Ancell as his instructor.



100 books for 100 years
5/21/2015

100 books for 100 years
In honor of the Howard County Public Library's 100th anniversary, Mary Forbes and the Forbes family donated 100 brand new books to the library.
Most of these books are current children's titles. Included in the selection are many Mark Twain and other book award winners and finalists. Mary Forbes and head librarian Cathey Monckton pose with the donated books on Thursday morning.


40th edition of CMU literary magazine is released
5/21/2015

The 40th edition of Inscape, Central Methodist University’s magazine of the arts, has been released. The magazine features creative works such as poetry, fiction, non-fiction, plays, paintings, drawings, and photography from over 30 different students and staff.


CMU faculty promoted, tenured
5/21/2015

Ten Central Methodist University faculty members have received promotion in rank and two were granted tenure, effective for the 2015-16 academic year according to CMU Provost Rita Gulstad.
The promotions and tenure were recommended by CMU faculty and administration and approved by the University’s Board of Trustees during their quarterly meeting held this past Friday, May 1.


CMU’s Eubanks earns MSTA media awards
5/21/2015

Central Methodist University Eagle Radio student Christopher Eubanks won an award in the annual Missouri State Teachers Association Media Awards competition.  
Eubanks, along with former student Kadesh Reaves, submitted an Eagle Radio production piece titled Violence in Schools, which won top honors in the Radio – General Coverage category of the competition. Eubanks is a freshman criminal justice major from Fayette.


Free Fishing Days are June 6-7
5/21/2015

Get hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Free Fishing Days June 6 - 7. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag. Normal regulations remain in effect, such as limits on size and number of fish an angler may keep. Special permits may still be required at some county, city, or private fishing areas. Trespass laws remain in effect on private property.


 
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