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New Franklin city council swears in new members
4/16/2014

New Franklin city council swears in new members
At their regular meeting Monday, New Franklin city council members welcomed one new council member and two returning members who were elected in the recent municipal election.
They also recognized Carolyn Heilman for her 23 years of service on the council.


Rep. Hartzler hosts public forum at CMU
4/16/2014

Rep. Hartzler hosts public forum at CMU
Some 100 people, most of whom were Central Methodist University students, attended a public forum hosted by Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler (R-4th District) on Monday at the Inman Student and Community Center on the CMU Fayette campus.



Armstrong Methodist Church purchased by St. Louis man
4/16/2014

Armstrong Methodist Church purchased by St. Louis man
A man who is purchasing the Armstrong Methodist Church addressed the Armstrong city council on April 10.
Randell Dean Stocks, who has lived in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and other states, has entered into a contract to purchase the Armstrong Methodist Church. The contract stipulates that he may utilize the church and pay $30,000 by April 1, 2015.




New Franklin school board seats decided
4/16/2014

The top three vote-getters for the New Franklin School Board seats are Jeff Chitwood (142 votes), Jud Evans (139) and Kenneth Hendrix (134). Jon Held received 131 votes.


Basket Bingo draws big crowd, raises $5,800
4/16/2014

Basket Bingo draws big crowd, raises $5,800
The 10th Annual Basket Bingo was held April 12 at the Catholic Hall in Fayette. The event this year was organized by Helping Hands for Howard County.
Approximately 120 people attended the event and raised $5,800. This money is going to be donated to the following causes: the Fayette Ministerial Alliance Food Panty (serving Fayette, New Franklin and Armstrong), the Glasgow Food Pantry, each of the three Senior Centers in the county, Christmas Holiday House, the Benevolent Fund for Fayette and Glasgow.


Optimist students of month
4/16/2014

Optimist students of month
The Fayette Optimist Club named its Clark Middle School Students of the Month for March. From left are Optimist President JB Waggoner, Savannah Ford, Rylee Beeler and Vince Roberts. Not pictured: Malachi Head, Dalton Barney and Emma Miner.


Prayer proclamation signed
4/16/2014

Prayer proclamation signed
Howard County Presiding Commissioner Lowell Eaton (center) signs a Prayer Proclamation on April 7. Behind Eaton is Shirley Stidham, outreach coordinator for Faith Family Church. Commissioners Howard McMillan (left) and Richard Conrow (far right) look on.
In observance of National Day of Prayer, the entire Howard County community is invited to attend a special program on Thursday, May 1, from 8:15 to 9 a.m. in the worship center at Faith Family Church at 710 Highway 240, one mile south of Fayette.


CMU Stephens Museum receives CAP grant
4/16/2014

Central Methodist University’s Stephens Museum, located in historic T. Berry Smith Hall on the Fayette campus, has received a Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant from Heritage Preservation to participate in its 2014 museum assessment project. CAP assists museums by providing funds for professional conservation and preservation specialists to survey and identify the conservation needs of their collections and recommend ways to correctly improve collections conditions. Dana Morris is Curator for the Stephens Museum.


CMU vocal performance major to perform senior recital on April 26
4/16/2014

Mezzo-soprano Aubrey Taylor will present her senior music recital on Saturday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette.


American Legion Report
4/16/2014

The Fayette American Legion White-Bell Post 273 and Auxiliary met Tuesday, April 8, at Schnell Hall with Mae Schlotzhauer as hostess. Tables were decorated with little American flags.


Area news briefs
4/16/2014

Amy Wilder, daughter to Gwen Wilder and the late Dave Wilder of Fayette, has been selected to attend a two-week open studio residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Fifty participants were selected from over 350 applicants.


Fayette man charged after threat at CMU
4/14/2014

Fayette man charged after threat at CMU
On Wednesday the Fayette Police Department arrested Brian M. Baxter, 21, of Fayette for making a terrorist threat with reckless disregard for consequences.
Howard County Prosecutor Deborah Riekhof filed a warrant for Baxter’s arrest on Tuesday. The charge is a Class D Felony. Baxter was arrested on Wednesday, placed under a $20,000 cash-only bond, and, having met the bond, was released the same day.


O’Brian, Chapman win contested races in Fayette; close race for New Franklin school board
4/14/2014

O’Brian, Chapman win contested races in Fayette; close race for New Franklin school board
With 57 percent of the vote, Kenneth O’Brian will remain as Fayette mayor for at least two more years. The incumbent defeated Spencer Galloway by a vote of 227 to 170 in Tuesday’s municipal election.
That was one of nine contested races in the Howard County area, covering elections in Fayette, New Franklin, Glasgow and Higbee. In Howard County, voter turnout was 13.9 percent in Tuesday’s election, with 944 people casting a ballot.


CMU students complete 25 projects on eighth annual service day
4/14/2014

CMU students complete 25 projects on eighth annual service day
More than 725 Central Methodist students, faculty and staff, left the classroom to volunteer across Mid-Missouri on Thursday to take part in Central Methodist’s eighth annual “Service Day,” giving students and staff the opportunity to perform a total of 25 community ser­vice projects in the Fayette, Glasgow, Boonville, Harrisburg, Rocheport and Columbia areas. The Center for Teaching and Learning started the program in 2007.


105 years young
4/14/2014

105 years young
Nellie Farmer prepares to blow out her candles on her birthday cake at her birthday party held Tuesday at the Fayette Caring Center. Several dozen people came to help Nellie celebrate her 105th year.





Buy-One-Get-One-Free draws crowd to Scholastic Book Fair
4/14/2014

Buy-One-Get-One-Free draws crowd to Scholastic Book Fair
About 200 people came to the open house of the Scholastic Book Fair held at the Daly/Clark School Library on Monday evening. Students and parents took advantage of the “buy-one-get-one-free” offer.
While a portion of proceeds earned at the fall Scholastic Book Fair goes toward the school library, the spring fair benefits the book buyers.


CMU’s Zimmerman gains national award
4/14/2014

Keely Zimmerman, a sophomore at Central Methodist University, is being honored with the annual Newman Civic Fellows Award. Zimmerman is one of 195 students nationwide to receive this honor.


Area news briefs
4/14/2014

The Fayette High School Chorus members will sing at the St. Louis Cardinals game on Sunday, June 1.  
Chorus members are selling tickets for $20 each. A voucher for a free hotdog and soda are included.


Best-selling author to speak at library meeting
4/9/2014

Best-selling author to speak at library meeting
William Least Heat-Moon, best-selling author and local favorite, will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the Howard County Public Library’s annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fayette First Christian Church.




Early voting
4/9/2014

Early voting
Election judge Regina Powell (far right) points out where Claudia Powell should sign while John Dometorch (center) inserts his completed ballot into the computerized ballot box at 6 a.m. Tuesday in the Howard County Courthouse.



 
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