Area News

Cook recognized for service

In a special meeting Thursday, July 20, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recognized Tony Cook for his service to the community of Fayette. To realize how much Cook has impacted the community and surrounding area, one has only to spend a few minutes with him in public.  There are…

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New Franklin School Board Appointments and building updates

Position appointments and new building updates were the primary focus of the New Franklin School Board meeting, Wednesday, July 19. The board appointed the following personnel to these positions; Beverly Parr – Secretary of the Board Custodian of Records Local Agency Security Officer David Haggard – Title IX Coordinator Migrant Child Coordinator Amy Chitwood –…

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Fayette City Council holds Public Hearing, signs proclamation and welcomes guests

The City Council began their meeting, July 18, with a Public Hearing regarding an increase in sewer rates.  Guests in attendance asked what the increase would be used for, noting there had already been increases in water and sewer rates over the last year.  The guests asked what had been done with the money from…

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Fayette Area Schools reunion to be Aug. 5

The 17th Annual Fayette Area Schools Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 5. A dinner will be held at the Fayette High School Commons at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short program.  You can make your dinner reservations by sending $25.00 to Reunion 2017, P.O. Box 184, Fayette, 65248.  Reservations are due by Friday,…

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Annual Howard County Farm Tour Aug. 3

The annual Howard County Farm Tour will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017.  The event is organized by University of Missouri Extension in Howard County in cooperation with the Howard County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Howard County Cattlemen’s Association. Participants will meet at the Howard County courthouse square in Fayette, and…

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Roanoke hosts 56th Annual Social

The small burg at the northern edge of Howard County has lost many things over the years.  Residents have moved or passed away, buildings have been demolished, businesses have left.  One thing, however, has remained constant for the last 56 years.  The Annual Roanoke Ice Cream Social and Band Concert. The Ice Cream Social was…

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Area Sports

Passion for the games

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR If you watched a Central Methodist Eagles online broadcast this past year, you likely heard the voice of Quintin Norris doing the play-by-play. Norris has done in-game commentary on cmueagles.com for some of the athletic programs at CMU, those being men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball. Norris said…

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Hey now, you’re an All-Star

  BY MASON STORNELLO SPORTS REPORTER After a 6-10 campaign in their first season in the Boonville league with the 13-15-year-old Fayette team, three 15-year-old players found another opportunity to test their baseball merit. After voting by a panel of coaches from each of the seven teams in the League, Fayette boasted three players among…

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Major League Baseball’s next home run chase is heating up

By Mike Ursery SPORTS EDITOR Do you remember the 1998 Major League Baseball season? Do you remember the home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa? Two players were on pace to break Roger Maris’ season home run record, when he hit 61 home runs in 1961. It was only a matter of who…

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Colorado Rivers Offer Summer Escape

BY BRANDON BUTLER With summer in full swing and temperatures soaring, there might be no better place to retreat to than the mountains of Colorado. Crystal clear trout filled waters and air without humidity are reason enough to pack the family wagon and head west. Colorado is home to more than a few rivers considered…

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Higbee holds unique summer experience

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Classrooms and cafeterias will remain empty until mid-August, but high school basketball gyms around the state have been filled with student-athletes during the summer. Higbee Lady Tigers head coach Tanner Burton said his team has played 30 practice games so far over the summer break. Some of those summer games…

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Moore tosses no-hitter against Salisbury

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR D.J. Moore held Salisbury to a “0” in the hit column in a 14-1 win at Fayette High School on June 13. The Fayette Tractors hosted Salisbury in a doubleheader. Their 14-1 win was the result in Game 1. The Tractors won Game 2 8-2 to complete the doubleheader sweep.…

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