Fayette Schools welcome new faculty

Fayette Schools are starting classes this week.  While students may be reluctant for their summer break to end, almost a dozen shining new faces are excited about the new year. Educators from all three Fayette Schools shared a little about themselves as they prepared for the first day of school. Please help welcome the following…

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Emergency Agencies make plans for Solar Eclipse

Emergency Services Management agency and Directors Bryan Kunze and Bill John have information to share with Howard County residents regarding the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday. Some area residents are skeptical of the predicted influx of visitors for the celestial event. Despite this, the Katy Roundhouse Campground in New Franklin is booked full, even adding…

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Buying Locally

Dear Editor,  last evening I attended a “Citizens for a Healthy Howard County”, meeting in Armstrong. One of our county Commissioner’s had shared that our sales taxes have been down considerably over the past couple of years. It is the sales tax that funds our roads, law enforcement and other key services. I want to…

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William Henry Lewis 1925-2017

William Henry Lewis 1925-2017 *There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens: The Life and Times of William Henry Lewis A time to be born… Better known as Bill Henry to his family and friends, he was born on March 23rd, 1925 on the family farm outside of Glasgow.  Bill…

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Russell Lee Barnes 1930-2017

Russell Lee Barnes 1930-2017 Russell Lee Barnes, of Fayette, passed away Aug. 12, 2017 at the Fayette Caring Center.  He was 87. Russell was born May 6, 1930, a son of the late Russell Francis and Roseina Knight Barnes.  He attended William Jewell College and Bolivar Theological Seminary.  Russell also was a delivery driver for…

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Patsy Raines 1942-2017

Patsy Raines 1942-2017 Patsy Darlene Raines, of New Franklin, passed away Aug. 10, 2017 at the University of Missouri Hospital.  She was 75. Patsy was born in Franklin, MO on June 19, 1942.  She married Kenneth Raines in Howard County on Sept. 6, 1958.  He survives at their home. She is survived by two sons,…

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Susan (Susie) Lorine Ballew 1923-2017

Susan (Susie) Lorine Ballew 1923-2017 Susie Ballew, 94, Columbia, MO passed away Aug. 7, 2017, at Parkside Manor. She was born to the late Herbert and Beulah Purvis, Feb. 28, 1923, in Franklin, MO. Susie retired from Ellis Fischel State Cancer Hospital. Susie is survived by her children: Wayne (Dorothy), Lee’s Summit, MO; Ron (Terri),…

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Noted in Brief

•  WHITE-BELL AMERICAN LEGION POST 273 will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. in Schnell Hall.  The Auxiliary will not meet in Aug.  All veterans are welcome. •  PEO CHAPTER NN will meet Friday Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Commercial Trust Community Room.  Please RSVP hostesses Beverly Mattli or Debbie Wiswall…

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Falcons have mixture of experience and new faces in 2017

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons literally got off to a running start in their first year under head coach Roger VanDeZande. In VanDeZande’s first year, Fayette rushed for 3,276 yards per game, averaging 297.8 yards per game over an 11-game span. A vast bulk of that rushing production returns for the 2017…

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