William Robb 1946-2017

William H. “Bill” Robb passed away at Fayette Caring Center, in Fayette, Missouri, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  He was 71. Bill was born April 21, 1946, Easter morning.  His parents were Herschel and Madylan Robb.  Bill was born in Armstrong, Missouri and graduated from Armstrong High School.  As a child, Bill attended Sharon Bible Church…

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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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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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New Fayette restaurant opening in doubt

A new eatery is coming to Fayette.  The Eagle’s Eye will be located at 108 South Main Street, in the former Main Street Bar & Grill location. Owner Steve Rennells, in a recent Fayette City Council meeting, explained The Eagle’s Eye planned to have good food, reasonable prices, good service, and to provide lunch time…

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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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