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Addisons Purchase Fayette Paper

The Fayette Advertiser is under new ownership. Justin and Dr. Sonya Addison took over as publishers Friday from Pat and Ruth Roll. Mr. Roll has published the newspaper since February 2011. Mr. Addison served as Sports Editor for The Fayette Advertiser and The Democrat-Leader from 2002 to 2009 before leaving to run a retail business…

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Jacobs Named to Citi Board

Citi’s Board of Directors today announced that it has elected Fayette native and President of Commercial Trust Company Jay Jacobs as a new independent director, with service commencing today. Mr. Jacobs most recently served as President and Managing Director of PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, prior to his retirement in September 2017. Citi…

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Zero Attendance at Public Budget Hearing

No Fayette residents attended the Public Hearing regarding the City Budget held by the Council at Thursday night. The hearing was held to offer citizens the opportunity to ask questions or comment on the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year Budget. With no public or questions, the hearing was adjourned and the council proceeded with a special meeting.…

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Howard County Fair Royalty

Wednesday, June 27 was hot and busy at the Howard County Fair. This was the evening the Fair Royalty was chosen with the Queen, Teen and Prince and Princess contests.

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Fayette Area Community Theatre presents; Hairspray

An exciting show is coming to Fayette July 13th, 14th, and 15th! Fayette Area Community Theatre is proud to present the Broadway musical, Hairspray! A fantastic roster of actors and musicians will fill the stage, to bring you a weekend of song and laughter. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad…

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Fayette City Council looks at Fire Truck, discusses Historic Preservation

A new fire truck and Historic Preservation may be in Fayette’s near future. The Fayette City Council discussed theses topics as well as signage, community events and committee appointments. Brett Wheeler, with 4 State Signs, approached the council regarding new signs at Derailed Commodity. The current signs are in need of replacement and the company…

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Area Sports

Four from Fayette part of Boonville 12U state championship team

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Four from Fayette are part of the Boonville 12U All-Stars, who will play for the right to go to the Babe Ruth World Series in Florida. The Boonville 12U All-Stars won the Missouri Babe Ruth State Tournament, held in Scott City. The Boonville 12U All-Stars have four players from Fayette…

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Three from Fayette are part of Boonville 8U All-Star team that wins state title

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Boonville 8U All-Stars captured the state title June 24 by finishing 5-0-1 in the Missouri Babe Ruth State Tournament in Scott City, Mo. After playing Heartland to a 5-5 tie on Thursday June 21st, the Boonville 8U All-Stars came back to beat Sikeston twice (5-3 and 10-2), SEMO, and…

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Boonville 10U All-Stars finish second at Missouri Babe Ruth State Tournament
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Basketball postseason format determined

The National Administrative Council (NAC) finalized approval of a men’s and women’s basketball postseason tournament format which will include 64 qualifiers, 16 four-team opening rounds and a 16-team final site tournament. The decision comes after the Council of Presidents’ (COP) approval in April 2018 to move to a single division in both men’s and women’s…

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Habitat is Critical for Struggling Monarch Butterflies

BY BRANDON BUTLER Missouri is located in the heart of the annual monarch butterfly migration. Making our state a key geography to monarch restoration efforts. A lot of the population is found along the I-35 corridor, but don’t think of that as a narrow window because it’s actually around 400 miles wide. Monarchs must find…

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Hudson named First Team All-State by MBCA

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg junior catcher Brayden Hudson was named First Team All-State by the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association. The announcement was made on June 14. Hudson played in 21 games for the Bulldogs in 2018, all at the catcher position. He served as the team’s leadoff hitter. “Brayden played a major role…

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