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The Children Of Our Community Deserve A Good Halloween

The time is upon us. I’m writing, of course, of the time-honored celebration of Halloween. In this time of COVID-19, what is Fayette doing for its children? I don’t mean the City, in …

Broadus named Public Health Administrator

Howard County has new leadership for its Public Health Department. Marsha Broadus was named Administrator last week. She takes over for Michelle Reynolds who served as interim administrator following …

Lack of quality housing, downtown buildings holding Fayette back

Quality housing and refurbished downtown buildings are necessary if Fayette is to once again become a prosperous city, according to Missouri Main Street Connection. Members of the group spoke before …

Holiday House distribution Dec. 12

The 2020 Christmas Holiday House gift distribution will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the First Baptist Church Education Building in Fayette. The Christmas Holiday House project distributes …

Tom Yancey’s inspiration lives on

On a fall afternoon in Fayette, a gentle breeze sweeps through campus. The orange and red leaves glide purposefully to the ground. And as the sun tries to hide behind Classic Hall, it dispatches its …
Top Sports Stories

The Harrisburg defense gave up nearly 400 yards, but allowed just six points in a 22-6 win at Scotland County on Friday night. The Bulldog offense scored twice on plays of at least 75 yards, …

By the end of the first half of Friday's game with Salisbury, Fayette was dominating both the rushing battle and the scoreboard. The Falcons averaged over 13 yards per carry on the way to a …
Harrisburg came back from an early three-run deficit with eight straight runs to defeat New Franklin 9-6 in the district championship on Thursday. “I think we finally just clicked as a …
After starting softball around the age of 10, it took Hannah Quint about five years to hit one out of the park for the first time. It took less than 24 hours for her to add a second. Quint’s …
Letters
Recommend Clark for Coroner

To the Editor: I recommend and commend for Howard County Coroner Trisha Clark. This is a no brainer. She actually brings to the county critical professional knowledge, skills, and proven extensive …

Donate to the American Legion

To the Editor: Hi folks. It was brought to my attention that we neglected to share our contact information in order to send donations to our post. Please write checks out to The American Legion …

Local News
Candidates for county, state offices square off in forum
Candidates for county and district races spoke and answered questions at a forum Monday night hosted by the Fayette Advertiser. Held …
Sentenced to 35 years for murder
Alfredo Demario Hicks, Jr., who pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a man during a drug deal in December, will spend 35 years …
CMU alumni support local business, students during virtual Homecoming
When the pandemic caused the cancellation of an in-person Homecoming this fall at Central Methodist University, alumni across the …
City sets hearing for empty Main St. building
The City of Fayette is continuing its effort to address the situation of abandoned buildings in town. Nearly a block of buildings on …
Water rates in Fayette expected to increase
The City of Fayette will likely raise water rates. The city is using less water than what it contracted to purchase from the Howard …
Fayette Area Community Trust accepting applications
The Fayette Area Community Trust is accepting applications for grants to be awarded at the upcoming meeting of the …
Commercial Trust welcomes Jackman, Elliot to board
Commercial Trust Company announced the appointment of two new members to the bank’s Board of Directors. Timothy D. Jackman and Kyle …
Fundraiser to stop human trafficking Oct. 24
A fundraising event for Stronger Together 4 O.U.R. Kids to benefit Operation Underground Railroad will take place at 10 a.m. on Oct. …
Last day to request mail-in ballot Oct. 21
October 21 is the last day voters may request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 general election be sent to them by mail. So far, more …
Obituaries
Virginia L. Robb

Virginia L. Robb Waid, 86, of Hannibal, MO, formerly of Milton, IL, passed away at 1:26 AM Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at her …
Scott Strodtman
Scott Strodtman, 46, passed away at his home in rural Glasgow, Mo., on October 15, 2020, after a 12-year battle with Multiple …
Judy Ray
Rural Fayette, Mo. resident, Judy Ray, 76, passed away at her home on October 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Judith …
Jean Montgomery - 1932-2020
Jean Montgomery passed away on October 13, 2020, at Glasgow Gardens, where she had been a resident for eleven years. She was 87 years …
Dennis Lee Houston

Dennis Lee Houston, 77, of New Franklin, formerly of LaPlata and Macon, MO, passed away October 12, 2020 at his home where he was …
Anna Ruth (Hollaway) Scrivner

Anna Ruth Scrivner, of Boonville and formerly of New Franklin, passed away on October 6, 2020 at the age of 84. Anna was born in …