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Christmas in New Franklin
12/17/2014

Christmas in New Franklin
The New Franklin Parade held Saturday attracted many spectators. Cub Scout Pack 63, Girl Scout Troop 71063, the New Franklin High School Marching Band, the Cherry Grove 4-H, Mayor Frank Frevert and others participated in the parade.
Following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with children and gave out about 200 bags full of treats. New Franklin Lion’s Club members filled the bags of goodies which were made possible through donations of local merchants and individuals.


Mrs. Lillian Kirby’s first quilt donated to FAHA
12/17/2014

Mrs. Lillian Kirby’s first quilt donated to FAHA
Mrs. Lillian (Lusby) Kirby made quilts for most of her life. She made around 50, she told me, and about 25 were bought by quilt-lovers across the United States.
At the age of 93, Lillian moved into Fayette from the farm outside town, where she and her husband had resided for most of their lives. A farm sale was held (in June of 2004, I believe); a lady from Columbia — 25 miles from Fayette — bought Lillian’s remaining quilts, including the first one (made in 1931 with her mother-in-law, who taught Lillian how to quilt).
The lady in Columbia listed Lillian’s first quilt on e-Bay on July 18, 2004. After reading the description, I was determined to buy it.


Fire department, fire protection receive ambulance
12/17/2014

Fire department, fire protection receive ambulance
The Fayette Fire Department and the Howard County Fire Protection District received an unexpected gift on Friday: an ambulance in excellent condition.
The 2006 ambulance was donated by Boone Hospital Center. It is a valuable asset to the fire department and district fleet.





Central Methodist University to close for holidays
12/17/2014

Another fall semester at Central Methodist University has come to an end and CMU will be closing for winter break on Friday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m.
This schedule will also apply to all CMU extended campus sites across the state.


Local resident places first in poster contest
12/17/2014

Local resident places first in poster contest
At the annual meeting for the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Bailee Butler was awarded first place in the 2nd-3rd grade age group for her poster.
The theme for the 2014 poster contest was “Dig Deeper – Mysteries in the Soil.” Her poster will go on to compete at the national level.




Howard County DAR Report
12/17/2014

The Howard County Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution met Nov. 20, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in the home of Cecile Young who served as hostess.


American Legion Report
12/17/2014

The American Legion White-Bell Post 273 and Auxiliary met Dec. 9 at Schnell Hall with Ellen Bean and Betty Adams as hostesses. Tables were decorated in patriotic fashion with red, white and blue ornaments, small American flags and small red and blue Santas.


2015 ‘Red Books’ are available
12/17/2014

The 2015 “Red Books” are in!
Producers can pick them up at the extension office, located in Room 17 of the Keller Building in Fayette. Cost is $5 per book.


Holiday House brings Christmas joy
12/15/2014

Holiday House brings Christmas joy
In its 13th year, the 2014 Christmas Holiday House will distribute toys, games, puzzles, and books to 276 Howard County children from 123 families at the First Baptist Church Educational Building today (Saturday).
This year co-chairs Beverly Markland and Pat Hilgedick led more than 50 volunteers who gave generously of their time and resources to make Christmas Holiday House a reality this year. “We have more new volunteers this year than in years past. I think this is because we have so many caring people in our country that want to help others.” Hilgedick said. “We could not do this without the support of the caring people in Howard County!”


Anderson announced as inductee to Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
12/15/2014

Anderson announced as inductee to Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
Fayette resident Larry Anderson, a longtime faculty member and coach at Central Methodist University, was announced as part of the 2015 Enshrinement Class of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
Anderson will be inducted with 12 other individuals at the induction ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25, at University Plaza and Convention Center in Springfield.



Candidates may file for elective office starting on Tuesday
12/15/2014

Filing will begin Tuesday, Dec. 16, for numerous municipal, school board and other elective offices up for election on April 7, 2015. Individuals interested in declaring his or her candidacy may do so at the respective city, school district superintendent’s office or county clerk’s office. The filing period lasts through Jan. 20, 2015.


Breakfast and movie with Santa a big hit
12/15/2014

Breakfast and movie with Santa a big hit
Breakfast and Movie With Santa was held Dec. 6 on the Central Methodist University campus. Sponsored by the Student Government Association and the CMU Office of Student Development, the event drew 225 children.





CMU establishes education honor society
12/15/2014

Thirty-four Central Methodist University teacher education students recently became charter members of the campus chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Established at the University of Illinois, it now has more than 45,000 members, including the CMU members initiated on Sunday, Dec. 7.


Area news briefs
12/15/2014

Central Missouri Community Action recently conducted a poverty simulation for the Fayette School District.
It is difficult for those who do have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day — the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations that they feel. The Community Action Poverty Simulation provides the opportunity for members of the community to walk a mile in the shoes of families in poverty.


‘Fayette Family Traditions’ highlighted at Christmas Parade
12/10/2014

‘Fayette Family Traditions’ highlighted at Christmas Parade
Family Traditions was the theme of the Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Saturday. The Johnmeyer Women, the Tradition Continues were the Grand Marshals. The weather was beautiful and a good crowd was on hand for the parade.


Proposed storage facility denied through inaction of New Franklin city council
12/10/2014

At their regular meeting Monday, New Franklin city council members took no action concerning a requested zoning variance thereby denying construction of a storage facility. They also  discussed the city brush pile.


NF man found guilty of child molestation
12/10/2014

NF man found guilty of child molestation
After a two-day trial and 12 hours of deliberation, a jury found Bobby McClure, 52, from New Franklin, guilty of two charges: 1) statutory sodomy with an individual who is 14 years old or younger and 2) child molestation. They determined he was not guilty of the charge of statutory rape with a person 14 years old or younger.
The jury trial began Thursday and ended at 11 a.m. on Friday after which the jury went into deliberation. They arrived at verdicts after 10:45 p.m.


Thompson crowned 2014 Glasgow Tournament Queen
12/10/2014

Thompson crowned 2014 Glasgow Tournament Queen
Glasgow senior Abby Thompson was named queen of the 2014 Glasgow Tournament during halftime of the boys championship basketball game Saturday evening.
Thompson was crowned by outgoing queen Alyson Fuemmeler and was escorted by Clay Littrell.




Visits with Santa make lots of smiles
12/10/2014

Visits with Santa make lots of smiles
Click the headline above to see pictures of children visiting with Santa Claus at Fayette's Christmas Parade on Saturday.







House fire kills Randolph County woman
12/10/2014

A Randolph County woman lost her life in a fire near Higbee on Friday morning.
The fire broke out around 6:15 a.m. at a home on County Road 2420, about six miles west of Higbee. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.


 
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