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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.


New Franklin School Board approves school improvement plan
10/19/2014

At the regular meeting of the New Franklin School Board on Wednesday, board members approved a school improvement plan and made small modifications to district policies.


Rotary names Students of the Month
10/19/2014

Rotary names Students of the Month
The Fayette Rotary Students of the Month for October pose with Fayette High School principal Corey Felten (far left) and Fayette Rotary president Jim Steele (far right).




Muntzel passes out Missouri history packets to fourth graders
10/19/2014

Muntzel passes out Missouri history packets to fourth graders
On Monday, State Rep. Dave Muntzel (R-Boonville) passed out Missouri history and civic lesson packets to fourth graders at 19 public and parochial schools in his house district.
He is pictured here delivering packets to Trish Elliott, secretary to the superintendent of the Fayette R-III school district.



CMU choirs to perform in multiple concerts
10/19/2014

The talented students in Central Methodist University choirs will host multiple performances this year. The Chorale and the Conservatory Singers are the two main performing choirs on campus. These choirs are part of the Swinney Conservatory of Music.


Bridge replacement, rehabilitation planned in Howard County
10/19/2014

The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23, to discuss plans to replace the Route E bridge over Adams Fork Creek and rehabilitate the Route A bridge over Moniteau Creek.


Bergsten to speak on economics at CMU on Friday
10/19/2014

Internationally-renowned economist Dr. C. Fred Bergsten will present a special lecture on “The Political and Economic Outlook” as part of Homecoming 2014 at Central Methodist University.
The lecture will begin at noon on Friday, Oct. 24, in Stedman Hall, room 200, on the campus of CMU in Fayette. There is no cost and the public is welcome.


Municipal Court report
10/19/2014

Fayette Municipal Judge Susan Steele has reported the following fines were levied in September (court costs in parentheses).


Area news briefs
10/19/2014

Any male or female high school senior who is considering enrolling at Central Methodist University next fall and interested in joining CMU’s Spirit Squad is invited to attend an upcoming recruitment day on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Prospective students will tour the campus and meet with members of the Office of Admission to learn about admissions, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.


Band Day brings out bands, large and small
10/15/2014

Band Day brings out bands, large and small
Music floated down the hill and the march of drums led into the annual Band Day at Central Methodist University on Saturday. Some 46 bands, incorporating nearly 2,300 students paraded by spectators and judges to cheers and evaluation.
Bands competed in one or more of the categories for awards, which included the areas of  street, field, indoor drum line, indoor color guard, field auxiliary, street auxiliary, outstanding street drum major, and outstanding field drum major.


150th Anniversary of Battle of Glasgow re-enacted on Saturday
10/15/2014

150th Anniversary of Battle of Glasgow re-enacted on Saturday
At the Reenactment of the Battle of Glasgow held Saturday on Stump Island in Glasgow, about two dozen re-enactors portrayed Confederate and Union troops involved in a relatively small skirmish that occurred in Glasgow in October 1864.
Some 200 people came to watch the reenactment. Humorous comments were heard from children during the reenactment: “They’re not killing anybody yet.” “Go horseys!” “Are those real guns?”



Three vie for 4th Congressional seat
10/15/2014

Three vie for 4th Congressional seat
Three candidates seek the 4th Congressional District Representative seat: Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, Democratic candidate Nate Irvin, and Libertarian candidate Herschel L. Young.
The 4th congressional district of Missouri represents 23 counties including Howard, Randolph, Cooper, and Boone Counties.




Larry Peery dies at 72
10/15/2014

Larry Peery dies at 72
Well known and respected CMU faculty member and Fayette community leader Larry Peery passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 10. He was 72 years of age.
Peery served as professor of physics for 46 years at Central Methodist College (later Central Methodist University) from which he retired in May 2013.





NF council proposes changes to ATV ordinance
10/15/2014

At their regular meeting Monday, New Franklin city council members made proposed changes to the all-terrain vehicle ordinance. Following closed session, they voted to hire Cathy Lammers to serve as city clerk/administrator beginning Nov. 1.


Church of Latter Day Saints cleans up local cemetery
10/15/2014

Church of Latter Day Saints cleans up local cemetery
On a crisp Saturday morning, 21 members from the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fayette Branch, came out with chainsaws, loppers, weed eaters, mowers and a variety of other tools to clean up the Gilead Cemetery off of Highway 124, about 3.7 miles east of Fayette.
The cemetery was located next to the Gilead Church decades ago. Through years of neglect, it became overgrown with trees, weeds, and brush.


CMU Allied Health to host recruiting day
10/15/2014

High school seniors interested in Central Methodist University’s Allied Health programs are encouraged to attend a recruiting day on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Students will be able to talk with the nursing and athletic training faculty and experience some hands-on opportunities. The event is sponsored by CMU’s Office of Admission.


 
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