Area News

Six vie for Miss Howard County Teen and Queen titles

Contestants have been announced for the 2017 Howard County Teen and Howard County Queen contests. Teen contestants are Jordan Ball and Keota Boren.  Queen contestants are Maddi Duren, Kasie Neville, and Patricia Ray. The Teen and Queen contests will take place Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. with candidates showing their poise, talent and wit.…

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Howard County Fair opens Tuesday

The Howard County Fair kicks off on Tuesday, June 21. A complete schedule appears on page 8. The fair’s festivities will begin with the FFA horse show on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Poultry show at 6 p.m. and Rabbit Show at 8 p.m. Excitement builds Wednesday evening with the prince and princess contest at 6…

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Father’s Day is June 18

The first observance of a “Father’s Day” was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, W.Va., in the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church. At the request of Grace Golden Clayton, the pastor preached a sermon honoring fathers who were killed in the Monongah Mining Disaster in nearby…

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17th Annual Katy Trail Ride 19-23

On Monday, June 19, approximately 350 bicyclists will begin a 232-mile journey from Clinton to St. Charles on Katy Trail State Park for the 17th Annual Katy Trail Ride. Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Parks Foundation are hosting the five-day tour. The Katy Trail Ride has been an annual event since 2001, and…

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Juneteenth 17th Annual Celebration
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New Franklin discusses Summer events

Summer events seemed to be a theme at the New Franklin City Council meeting, Monday, June 12. Sue Thompson with South Howard County Historical Society briefed the council on plans being made by area towns for the total eclipse in August.  Emily Gerding with the New Franklin Park Board joined Thompson in asking the City…

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Area Sports

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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Tigers to host First Annual Higbee Shootout

Higbee Lady Tigers head coach Tanner Burton recently announced that Higbee High School is hosting the First Annual Higbee Shootout. This is the first such event that Higbee has hosted. Schools from all around the area will be in attendance, to include the Higbee Lady Tigers, Higbee Tigers and Fayette Falcons. Burton also arranged for…

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Durant, Lebron and the state of the NBA

By Mike Ursery SPORTS EDITOR Another NBA season concluded this past Monday, when the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the 2017 NBA Finals. This Finals series was fun to watch, despite ending in a way that most basketball fans probably thought it would end. Kevin Durant joined the Warriors,…

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Stepping away from the court… for now

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Steve Combs sat inside one of the locker rooms inside Mizzou Arena, trying to find a way to pick his players up after a tough loss. His Harrisburg Bulldogs had just lost a game against Father Tolton. It was the finale of a scheduled day of games in the MFA…

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From amateur to champion

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Drew Gandy was in second place in the decathlon after eight events at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. After the last two events, he stood on the podium as a national champion. Gandy’s collegiate track career came to an end at the conclusion of the national…

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Fayette Falcons baseball: 2017 season in review

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The 2017 Fayette baseball Falcons had a consistent mixture of players from all four grade levels. The team roster had five seniors, four juniors, five sophomores and four freshman. That mixture spilled out onto the diamond, where the starting lineup on any given day was comprised of both upper and…

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