Area News

Fayette welcomes new Aldermen and Mayor

With several new faces and a full agenda the Fayette City Council set straight to work in their regular meeting, Tuesday, April 17. After certifying the election results of the April 3 election, City Administrator Robin Triplett gave the oath of office to City Marshal Jeff Oswald, incoming Aldermen Marc Wells, Hope Smith, Anthony Shiflett,…

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New Franklin School Board reorganizes, prepares for testing

The New Franklin School Board met in regular session, Tuesday, April 17. Upon board approval of the election results, members John Bailey and Darren Harris were sworn in and the board reorganized officers. Midterm was Friday, April 13. Elementary Principal Dawn Shipp reports the third, fourth and fifth grades have been taking practice MAP tests.…

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New Franklin Alderman sworn in

It was a brief meeting for the regular session of the New Franklin City Council, Monday, April 9. With the election of new council representatives April 3, officials were sworn in to their positions. Dave Breshears, Newton Arbogast, Kerry Thompson and Mike McGee took an oath of office. As usual with the winter weather thawing,…

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Introducing CMU’s Distinguished Alumni To Be Honored May 5

Every spring, as a part of its Founder’s Day Weekend, Central Methodist University honors alumni who have made a positive impact on society through their work and social service. This year the Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented to Shirley Brown ’60, Patrick Brackley ’71, Jeffrey Francis ’80, Kerri Jenkins ’85, and Susan Hart ’86,…

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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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Area Sports

Wild walk-off

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette baseball Falcons (2-5) ended the 2018 Lewis and Clark Baseball Tournament on a high note, defeating the Salisbury Panthers (2-8) 16-15 in a wild, back-and-forth game. Sophomore infielder Cale Polson scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Standing at second base, Salisbury attempted…

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Bulldogs finish fourth in Lewis and Clark Tournament

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Harrisburg Bulldogs were the bottom seed in the 2018 Lewis and Clark Conference Baseball Tournament, but that didn’t stop them from earning a huge upset over the top-seeded Westran Hornets. The Bulldogs offense scored often, hitting their way to a 10-1 win over the Hornets. Harrisburg tallied nine…

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New Franklin rallies to defeat Bunceton

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The New Franklin Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Bunceton Dragons on April 17. New Franklin trailed 1-0 until the fifth inning, when Avery Johnson hit a bloop single that gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead. They were able to…

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Bishop to become new head basketball coach at Fayette

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Jon Bishop will become the new head boys basketball coach at Fayette High School. Bishop made the announcement on Twitter on April 23. “To the great people of the Higbee School District, it has been my pleasure and honor to serve as a teacher and coach for the past 10…

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CMU softball sweeps Evangel, splits with Avila

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The 2018 NAIA softball regular season is coming to a close, and the No. 17 Central Methodist Eagles find themselves in a tightly contested race for first in both their division and the conference. The Eagles (31-7, 21-5 HAAC) sit in first place in the Heart South Division. They…

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Baseball Eagles sweep Baker on Senior Day

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The No. 22 Central Methodist baseball Eagles wrapped up their home portion of the 2018 regular season with a doubleheader against the Baker Wildcats on April 22. The Eagles earned a sweep over Baker at Estes Field, winning Game 1 11-4, and shutting out the Wildcats, 8-0, in Game 2.…

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