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Fayette School Board swears in elected board members, selects health insurance policies
4/18/2015

Fayette School Board swears in elected board members, selects health insurance policies
Meeting in regular session Wednesday night the Fayette R-III Board of Education certified the election results from last Tuesday’s election. Tim Jackman and Jean Schmidt were sworn in as newly elected Board members. Michelle Howell was elected president, Jackman was elected vice president of the Board.


New Franklin School Board re-instates incumbents
4/18/2015

New Franklin School Board re-instates incumbents
At the regular meeting of the New Franklin School Board on Wednesday, re-instated board members were sworn into office.
Since there were an equal number of candidates to seats up for election, there was no election held for the New Franklin School Board. Re-instated members John Bailey and Darren Harris were sworn into office.




Local man charged with first degree domestic assault
4/18/2015

Local man charged with first degree domestic assault
A Howard County man is in the county jail after a domestic assault incident early Wednesday afternoon.
Travis Wooldridge, 37, a resident at 196 Highway 5 and 240 in Howard County, was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department. He faces charges of domestic assault in the first degree and kidnapping.
His bond is set at $150,000 cash-only.


Riley Equine Center hosts first annual horse show
4/18/2015

Riley Equine Center hosts first annual horse show
Riley Equine Center held its first Annual Horse Show on April 11. There were about 27 contestants, with four from Howard County. All contestants either take riding lessons or volunteer at Riley Equine Center (REC). REC specializes in equine therapy for riders with disabilities, although anyone interested may take riding lessons.




New Franklin man dies in car crash
4/18/2015

A New Franklin man lost his life in a head-on collision on Thursday in Howard County.
Shortly after 10 a.m., Terry W. Sitzes, 36, of New Franklin, was traveling west on Highway 40, 600 feet east of Alternate Highway 240, in a 2002 Ford Explorer when he crossed the center line. He struck head-on a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Lawrence S. Murray, 62, of Pensacola, Fla.


Book brings Revolutionary War to life
4/18/2015

Book brings Revolutionary War to life
Harold Kerr recently donated a copy of the book “Patriots, Redcoats & Spies” to the Daly/Clark School Library.  
Loosely based on a true story, “Patriots” recounts a piece of history during the Revolutionary War. It is one in a series written by father and son team Robert J. Skead and Robert A. Skead.




Master class for vocal majors
4/18/2015

In a rare move by the Swinney Conservatory of Central Methodist University, an upcoming vocal master class will be open to the public.
Martha Hart will be holding a master class for chosen singers on Monday, April 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kountz Recital Hall in the Conservatory on the Fayette campus.


Final CMU choir concert of season set for April 26
4/18/2015

The last vocal concert of the Central Methodist University music groups, the Chorale and the Conservatory Singers, will be held on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Fayette campus.


Central Methodist to host Eagle Day
4/18/2015

Area college-bound high school seniors will be college students in about four months. Those considering becoming Central Methodist University freshmen can better prepare by attending Eagle Day on Saturday, April 25.


Prescription drug ‘Take Back’ day is Wednesday
4/18/2015

Protect our kids,families and environment by properly disposing of your unwanted and expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high - over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.


Comedian Bill Chott to star in CMU play
4/16/2015

Comedian Bill Chott to star in CMU play
Humor is the encompassing word for the spring play, Moon over Buffalo, being performed by the actors of Central Methodist University’s Little Theatre.
Starring guest actor and alumnus Bill Chott, the play will be presented Thursday – Saturday, April 23-25, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on CMU’s Fayette campus.




Serious about reading
4/16/2015

Serious about reading
Brooke Dougherty, 6 years old, is absorbed in a book at the Scholastic Book Fair in the Daly/Clark Library on Thursday. Brooke was one of many kids who took advantage of the buy-one-get-one-free offer.






New Franklin Storage Facility and historical society come to tentative agreement
4/16/2015

New Franklin Storage Facility and historical society come to tentative agreement
At the regular meeting of the New Franklin City Council, newly elected members were sworn in and a tentative agreement was reached concerning a proposed storage facility.




A ‘sole’ gift
4/15/2015

A ‘sole’ gift
The Fayette Optimist Club partnered with Shoes From the Heart to provide shoes for five students from Daly/Clark schools.
Shoes From the Heart began in 2012 in Macon, Mo. Founders Donnie and Cindy Bonuchi started this ministry with the help of two Sunday school classes.



Church Street Boys to perform in New Franklin
4/15/2015

Central Methodist University’s Church Street Boys will be performing at the New Franklin United Methodist Church on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is open to the public and is free.
The Church Street Boys have been busy this year with concerts on the Fayette campus of CMU and off campus. Especially notable was their successful visit singing for the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference in January.


Stories of old
4/15/2015

Stories of old
Bonnie Potter read “Peter Rabbit” by Thorton Burgess to young library patrons David Briggs, 2 years old; Lucy Jacobs, 3 years old; Athen Briggs, 6 years old; and Payton Westfall, 4 years old. “Peter Rabbit” was published 100 years ago in 1915.
The story hour was held April 9 at the Howard County Public Library as part of the month-long Centennial Celebration of the library. The movie “Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel,” featured on the History Channel, will be shown at the library on Thursday at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.


MFA Oil Foundation awards grant to Higbee Senior Center
4/15/2015

MFA Oil Foundation awards grant to Higbee Senior Center
The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to the Higbee Senior Citizens Center, Inc., to be applied toward the cost of equipment.
The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees. Since it was established in 1998, the MFA Oil Foundation has awarded more than one million dollars in grants.


Young turkey hunter harvests 24-pound bird
4/15/2015

Young turkey hunter harvests 24-pound bird
Makayla Noll, daughter of Steven and Mary Kay Noll, poses with a 24-pound turkey she harvested opening day of the 2015 youth turkey season near Armstrong. It was her first turkey! She harvested the bird while being guided by her father and two of her sisters.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that young turkey hunters harvested 4,441 birds during the 2015 spring youth season, April 11 and 12. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 117 birds, Greene with 88, and Cedar with 87. Young hunters checked 4,332 turkeys during last year’s spring youth weekend.


CMU senior recital set for Sunday
4/15/2015

Senior Daniel Jones from St. Ann, Mo., is presenting his senior music recital Sunday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall in the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University.
The recital is free and open to the public.


CMU Jazz Band to present Spring Concert on Tuesday
4/15/2015

Sometimes a concert is more than a concert, especially when the president of Central Methodist University is a guest soloist.
The CMU Jazz Band will feature him and a number of students and faculty in its spring concert on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Fayette campus.


 
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