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Unofficial Results From Tuesday’s Primary

The Howard County Health Ordinance that has divided much of Howard County during the last month was soundly upheld during Tuesday’s primary election. The measure, passed by commissioners in 2017 to thwart a concentrated hog feeding operation, commonly known as a CAFO, was placed on the ballot as an advisory vote. County voters supported the…

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Water Main Break in Fayette Shuts Down Service Wed.

A water main break shut down the water supply for much, if not all, of the city of Fayette Wednesday morning. A crew from Smoyer Trenching and Cable out of Kirksville, hit the 10-inch water main at the corner of Church and Cravens Streets around 9 a.m. A workman for the company said the water…

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Back to School

The arrival of August brings with it a reminder that schools will begin fall semesters soon. The annual start of school information for the Fayette R-III district appears on pages 5 and 6 of this newspaper. School supplies, upcoming school and athletic schedules as well as district personnel are all listed on these pages.

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From the Editor

The upcoming August 7 election falls on a Tuesday, the day of the week this newspaper usually goes to press. Because of this, the Fayette Advertiser will print a day later, on Wednesday. This will allow us to cover the election in a more timely fashion. The newspaper will hit newsstands Wednesday afternoon instead of…

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2018 Election Series

As part of its election series, The Fayette Advertiser is providing candidate profiles of contested races that voters will decide on August 7. Below are profiles of the Howard County Clerk Candidates. Shelly Howell, Howard County Circuit Court Clerk has tossed her hat in the ring to replace Kathyrn Harper as Howard County Clerk. A…

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Muse Pleads Not Guilty, Requests Bond Reduction

A Fayette man facing multiple felonies for sexual involvement with at least one child less than 12 years of age, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Zachary Quentin Muse also waived formal arraignment in front of Judge James Cooksey in Howard County court. According to Missouri CaseNet, Muse appeared…

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Area Sports

Lady Bulldogs bring mixture of veteran leadership and youth in 2018

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Replacing six players in Class 1 softball can be a not so easy task, but it will be expected of New Franklin Lady Bulldogs head coach Ross Dowell in 2018. New Franklin bid farewell to five seniors at the conclusion of the 2017 high school softball season. That sixth…

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Higbee Lady Tigers aim for winning season in 2018

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Higbee Lady Tigers have one goal in 2018 — to finish the year with a winning record. Head coach Amy Pottebaum’s Lady Tigers went 2-13 in 2017 with a team that was fairly young and inexperienced. This season, Higbee has seven starters returning, and the team is primed…

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Rudi Roeslein plans to save the planet with native grasses

BY BRANDON BUTLER Rudi Roeslein is the epitome of the American Dream. He was 7-years old when his family immigrated from Austria to the United States. His possessions fit in the backpack he was carrying. Today, Roeslein is a very successful businessman who revolutionized the manufacturing of aluminum cans through his processes of modular engineering.…

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CMU head coach David Calloway speaks at Heart Football Media Day

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Heart of America Athletic Conference held its 2018 Media Day ahead of the upcoming football season on July 30. The event was held at the Embasssy Suites Hotel in Olathe, Kansas. Head coaches from all 12 schools were available to answer questions about their teams. The Heart’s preseason coaches…

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Boonville 12U All-Stars win first game at Babe Ruth World Series

Preslee Sunderland and Skylar Sunderland combined for a no-hitter in the first game of the 2018 Babe Ruth Softball 12U World Series. The Boonville 12U All-Stars defeated the Mount Olive Marauders 3-2 in the tournament’s opening game, held in Jensen Beach, Florida, on July 30. Preslee Sunderland started in the circle and pitched five innings,…

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Boonville 12U All-Stars are World Series-bound after winning Midwest Plains title

              BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Summer is past its halfway point and school starts in less than a month, but a softball team comprised of players from Fayette and Boonville are still playing. The Boonville 12U All-Stars, with eight players from Boonville and five from Fayette, are heading…

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