Veterans honored in programs

The Veterans Day program sponsored by the American Legion Post 273 and the Howard County Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was held Friday at Fayette High School. Lou Thompson Petty Officer 3rd Class,USN served as Master of Ceremonies. The Glasgow American Legion and VFW presented the Call to Colors. The Fayette High School Chorus…

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Improvement possibilities, streets, topics of New Franklin City Council

Regular session of the New Franklin City Council was brief, but efficient, Monday, Nov. 13. After approval of minutes and authorization to pay bills, there was no old business and the council moved on to new business. A brief comparison of the current budget was reviewed. Overall, the council seems pleased, however it was suggested…

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Flu Prevention & Update

Influenza symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. The best way to prevent influenza is to get an influenza vaccine each year as soon as the vaccine is available to the public. Other forms of prevention include hand washing and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers; covering…

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Donations for rural cemeteries

Letter to the editor: In this time of remembrance, there is one cause which has not been mentioned enough, rural Howard County cemeteries. As years pass funds for maintenance of grounds where our Howard County ancestors are buried have significantly decreased. I’m speaking personally of Wesley Chapel on Route U, south of Armstrong. This site…

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Errors on tax statements

Letter to the editor: The Howard County Collector’s office is notifying this newspaper of errors on the 2017 tax statements. Jinger Felten, County Collector, states not all tax statements are incorrect. Due to a software change, vehicle fees inside city limits of Fayette, Glasgow, New Franklin, and Franklin failed to print on the personal property…

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Patricia Ann Mott 1939-2017

Patricia Ann Mott 1939-2017 Patricia Ann Mott, age 78, of Columbia, formerly of Armstrong, passed away at her home on Nov. 9, 2017. Patricia was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Columbia, a daughter of Jim Carl and Vera Geneva Bennett Smith. She married John R. Mott on Aug. 20, 1967, at the Armstrong Baptist Church.…

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Holly Masonholder 1972-2017

Holly Masonholder 1972-2017 Fayette resident, Holly Masonholder passed away suddenly at her home on Nov. 4, 2017. She was 44 years of age. Holly Lynette Masonholder was born on Nov. 28, 1972, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Ross Merle and Kathy (Buckman) Masonholder. Holly earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and graduated…

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Noted in Brief 11.15.17

• Donations to the Fayette Area COMMUNITY TRUST AND FAYETTE AREA Common Fund will be accepted through the end of the year and may be sent to Commercial Trust Company, Attn: Judy Thompson, P.O. Box 471, Fayette, MO 65248. Please make checks payable to Howard County Community Foundation, with “Common Fund” in the note area.…

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Local Veterans to receive Quilts of Valor

Local veterans Kenneth McKee and Robert Taylor will be presented with Quilts of Valor at the Veterans Day Program to be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Fayette High School. The Peacemakers Quilt Group lovingly creates the Quilts of Valor and presents them to local veterans having served overseas. The Quilts of Valor Foundation is…

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