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Getting ready for Homecoming
10/22/2014

Getting ready for Homecoming
From left, Delta Beta Tau fraternity members Taylor West, Shawn Whitley, Isaac Swoboda, Dakaray Chabaya, Harrison Hill and J.J. Kirwin decorated the Rosewood Antiques windows on Monday for the Central Methodist University Homecoming this weekend.



Bergstens will lead Homecoming parade as grand marshals
10/22/2014

Bergstens will lead Homecoming parade as grand marshals
C. Fred Bergsten and his wife Virginia Wood Bergsten are the CMU Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals.







Two vie for 47th state representative seat
10/22/2014

Two vie for 47th state representative seat
Two candidates seek the 47th State Representative seat: Republican Charles “Chuck” Basye and Democrat John Wright.
The 47th district includes southern Randolph County including Renick and Higbee; northwestern Boone County, including Harrisburg; parts of several wards in northern and western Columbia; Rocheport; about the eastern third of Howard County; and a strip of Cooper County east of Boonville.


New Franklin city council hears views on storage facility proposal
10/22/2014

Letting their attorney to speak for them, Sherri and Larry Kempf expressed a desire to compromise concerning their proposed storage facility near the Santa Fe Trail Monument at a public hearing held Monday in New Franklin. However, those who are opposed to the proposal were not persuaded to change their minds.
The Kempfs’ attorney, Brad Wooldridge, presented a revised proposal for storage facilities to be built near the Santa Fe Trail Monument. He addressed the New Franklin City Council and members of the public at the hearing.


Release of sex offender from jail investigated by MSHP
10/22/2014

On Sept. 26, Howard County Prosecutor Deborah K. Riekhof asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate the allegations that a jailer failed to check for outstanding warrants and released a sex offender before the inmate completed his sentence.


FHS Band earns 100th First Place
10/22/2014

The Falcon Pride Marching Band finished in first place in the Street and Field Competition at the Missouri Day Marching Festival in Trenton. Fayette also received Best Music Performance and Best General Effect Performance in Class 2. The drumline placed second. The band placed fourth overall out of all Class 1-5 bands.


American Legion Report
10/22/2014

American Legion Report
The Fayette American Legion White-Bell Post 273 and Auxiliary met on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m. at Schnell Hall. Martha Holman hosted the event which featured desserts, pecan pie, cake and cinnamon apple cobbler made by the hostess. Auxiliary member Virginia Doll provided chocolate fudge. These delicious desserts were enjoyed by all.




Fayette Optimist Club names Students of the Month
10/22/2014

Fayette Optimist Club names Students of the Month
The Fayette Optimist Club named its October Students of the Month. They are pictured at left with Optimist president Novy Foland.





Mike’s Dream Scholarship raises more than $5,800
10/22/2014

Mike’s Dream Scholarship raises more than $5,800
Susan Donnelly (right) accepts a check for Mike’s Dream Scholarship from Kellie Sanders of Hawgs & Heifers. More than $5,800 was raised for the scholarship fund, which goes towards Fayette High School graduates.






Howard County Library report
10/22/2014

Library Board members were asked to consider a proposal for a new Outreach Program during their meeting on Oct. 8.  Although they are still working out the details, they are excited about the new program and expect to have an Outreach Librarian available at both the New Franklin and the Armstrong sites before the end of the year.


Cooper Lodge #36 gives free tickets to Unlimited Opportunities
10/22/2014

Cooper Lodge #36 gives free tickets to Unlimited Opportunities
Unlimited Opportunities received 10 free tickets to the Cooper Lodge #36 8th chili fundraiser to be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 717 Main St.
The tickets were donated by Justin Swope, the twin brother of Lodge member Kenny Swope. Justin is serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq.





Flu vaccine still available at Howard County Health Department
10/22/2014

A limited amount of preservative “ free” flu vaccine is still available for any adults 19 years of age and older who are uninsured or underinsured. This vaccine will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to noon, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. until supply runs out.


Puppetry Workshop to be held at Grey Willows Art & Antiques
10/22/2014

Professional puppeteer April Karlovit is coming to Grey Willows Art and Antiques Friday evening, Nov. 14. She will bring several types of puppets from her personal collection, present a slideshow of her work, and instruct workshop participants in creating a puppet.


Convictions at Howard County Court announced
10/22/2014

Howard County Prosecuting Attorney Deborah K. Riekhof reported the following convictions in the month of September.


Area news briefs
10/22/2014

Kim Teter recently received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch located in Galveston, Texas.
This program provided the opportunity to transition from her Bachelor of Health Science – Physical Therapy received from University of Missouri–Columbia in 1987.


Glasgow R-II school district asks for modest tax increase with Proposition 1
10/19/2014

The Glasgow R-II school district has placed a 0.75 tax rate increase ballot proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot. “The district has taken great pride in being conservative and reducing staff whenever possible,” a report on the Glasgow school district website reads. “However, due to a reduction in both state and federal aid and increasing expenses, the district has been forced to operate on a deficit budget on four out of the past five fiscal years.”


CMS receives new Missouri flag
10/19/2014

CMS receives new Missouri flag
From left, assistant principal Christina Heet and Golden Study Club members Pansy Kean and Sherri Eaton hold a new Missouri flag that will be hung on the outdoor flagpole of Clark Middle School.
The new flag is a gift from the Golden Study Club to the school. Also in the picture is a life-sized puppet portraying Gov. Benjamin Howard, who was the first governor of the Territory of Missouri before Missouri became a state.


Central Methodist University Homecoming is next week
10/19/2014

The population of Fayette will swell with pride on Oct. 24-26 — it’s Central Methodist University’s Homecoming weekend, bringing in alumni and friends from all over the country for the annual trek to the school they cherish.
This year’s theme, Board Games, should provide inventive, humorous windows and floats from current student organizations.


UMC to be rededicated
10/19/2014

UMC to be rededicated
The sanctuary of Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Central Methodist University will be rededicated on Sunday, Oct. 26 as a part of CMU Homecoming activities.
The rededication service will mark the celebration of the completion of recent major renovations to the church, which is also used by CMU for many activities.


Fayette School Board opposes Amendment 3
10/19/2014

Meeting in regular session Wednesday the Fayette R-III Board of Education addressed Amendment 3 and accepted Brian Asbury’s resignation.


 
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