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Ashby-Hodge Gallery Celebrates 25 Years

The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art is preparing to celebrate its 25 years of bringing superb artwork to Central Methodist University and mid-Missouri. In honor of the occasion, a reception and a gala dinner will be held on Friday, May 4. The reception is from 5-6:45 p.m. in the Gallery on the first floor of…

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Fayette R-III new members Hudson, Stroupe sworn in Monday night

The Fayette R-III Board of Education reorganized Monday. The election results were certified and accepted. Matt Hudson and John Stroupe were sworn in as newly elected board members. Gary Gose was reelected Board President. Eric McSwain was reelected Vice President. Jackie Besgrove was appointed Treasurer and Trish Elliott was appointed Secretary. Daly Elementary Principal Cheri…

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Vivaldi’s “Gloria” To Be Presented Twice Boonville and Fayette High Schools Join Central Methodist University

Three choral directors, Laura Wiebe, assistant music professor of CMU and conductor of the Conservatory Singers, Vanessa Miner, director of Fayette High School’ chorus, and Warner Bailey, director of the chorus in Boonville, have received the Presidents’ Grant from the Missouri Choral Directors Association to support a combined choral presentation of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” The…

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Exchange Bank donates to FHS band trip
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CMU Service Day A Success

A large number of volunteers, made up of Central Methodist University students, faculty, staff, and their families, joined together on Thursday, April 5 to take part in the University’s annual Service Day. In a combined effort, over 800 participants completed nearly 3,000 hours of service – carrying out projects in Fayette, Columbia, Boonville, Glasgow, and…

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Festival plans under way

Art Show entries available at Fayette Advertiser, Commercial Trust, and on line at While the date still is nearly four months in the future, plans already are under way for the 10th annual Fayette Festival of the Arts. The day-long end-of-summer event is set for Saturday, Aug. 4, in and around the historic Howard…

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Area Sports

Glasgow boys and girls both take first at Lowell Eaton Relays

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Frigid temperatures and a chance for snow forced Harrisburg to delay the Lowell Eaton Relays by one week. The track meet at Harrisburg High School was originally scheduled for April 6. The meet took place on April 13. Rain entered the area during the Lowell Eaton Relays, but the meet…

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Harrisburg bats heat up in win over Salisbury

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR When the 2018 baseball season began, the Harrisburg Bulldogs’ bats were almost as cold as the outside temperatures. The Bulldogs lost five straight to begin the season, and were outscored 36-9 along the way. Over the last five games, however, the bats have awakened. The Bulldogs have scored 34…

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Clark Middle School Relays held at Davis Field at CMU

Clark Middle School hosted the Clark Middle School Relays on April 13 at Davis Field. The Clark girls and boys track and field teams both finished in fifth place on the day. Harrisburg boys finished third. Harrisburg girls were sixth. New Franklin boys finished in 10th, while New Franklin girls finished in seventh. Higbee boys…

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Henderson and Nelson set school records at North Callaway

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Fayette junior Jennifer Nelson, and freshman Zach Henderson, each set new school records at the North Callaway Invitational on April 10. Nelson broke her own school record in the discus, recording a distance of 110-08. That broke a record she set last year at the Class 2 District 7 meet…

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Youth Turkey Harvest Way Down, But Spirits Up

BY BRANDON BUTLER Youth turkey season was pretty tough this year. Cold weather and a late spring made for a challenging two-day hunt. It was all the way down to 19 degrees on Saturday morning where we were hunting in central Missouri. Kids were bundled up like it was a late season deer hunt. But…

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All-Stars honored at annual KRES banquet

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR High school basketball athletes from Central Missouri were honored at the annual KRES All-Star Banquet, held at Moberly Area Community College on April 4. Five athletes from Howard County were in attendance: Fayette senior Blake Dawson, Glasgow senior Jaden Monnig, New Franklin senior Mason Bailey and Harrisburg seniors Cade…

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