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The Democrat-Leader stops publication after 144 years

Today is the last issue of the Democrat Leader. After 144 years we will stop publishing the Democrat Leader, with today being the last issue.  The decision to stop publishing a twice weekly newspaper in Howard County was not taken lightly.  It was a hard decision to make for historical and sentimental reasons.  However, it…

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New deadline for City Wide Yard Sale ads

Proving as always that one person’s trash is another’s treasure, Fayette area residents again are expected to turn out in force for the annual citywide yard and garage sale coming up on Saturday, July 22. This year’s event again is being sponsored jointly by the Fayette newspapers and the Fayette Rotary Club. Participating individuals and…

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Fayette Area Community Theatre presents ‘Godspell Jr!’

Come join the cast of Fayette Area Community Theater’s production Godspell Jr! This upbeat show is perfect for the entire family and has a running time of approximately one hour.  The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. …

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Festival cake judges named

As in past years, the 2017 Fayette Festival of the Arts will include a Cake Contest and Auction, with proceeds to the Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. Serving as contest judges this year are Amanda Brand, left, owner of Paisley Bowtique and Floral Design, and Kaylee Kemery, the store’s marketing director. The festival is set for…

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Revolutionary War Soldier Honored in Ceremony at Armstrong

There was a unique event in the Armstrong Community, just in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend.  Approximately 50 people attended a Grave Marking Ceremony for a Revolutionary War Soldier, and member of one of the founding families of Armstrong, by the Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (MOSSAR) Color Guard.…

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CMU’s Morrison Observatory Ready For Summer Guests

With an upcoming total solar eclipse sparking excitement across the country, there’s no better time to visit, learn, and view the immensity of the night skies at Central Methodist University’s historic Morrison Observatory. The last two weekends of July, the Observatory will be open to the general public. Free guided sessions will take place from…

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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 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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