Area News

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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Vivaldi’s “Gloria” To Be Presented Twice Boonville and Fayette High Schools Join Central Methodist University

Three choral directors, Laura Wiebe, assistant music professor of CMU and conductor of the Conservatory Singers, Vanessa Miner, director of Fayette High School’ chorus, and Warner Bailey, director of the chorus in Boonville, have received the Presidents’ Grant from the Missouri Choral Directors Association to support a combined choral presentation of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” The…

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CMU Service Day A Success

A large number of volunteers, made up of Central Methodist University students, faculty, staff, and their families, joined together on Thursday, April 5 to take part in the University’s annual Service Day. In a combined effort, over 800 participants completed nearly 3,000 hours of service – carrying out projects in Fayette, Columbia, Boonville, Glasgow, and…

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Festival plans under way

Art Show entries available at Fayette Advertiser, Commercial Trust, and on line at www.fayettefestival.org While the date still is nearly four months in the future, plans already are under way for the 10th annual Fayette Festival of the Arts. The day-long end-of-summer event is set for Saturday, Aug. 4, in and around the historic Howard…

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Fayette sewer project moving forward

Meeting in regular session, Tuesday, April 3, the Fayette City Council approved a sewer waiver, an advisory board appointment, signed a proclamation and reviewed ongoing sewer project. Cord Harper appeared before the council requesting a sewer waiver for a rental property. At this particular property pipes had frozen under the house where it is a…

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Election results for Harrisburg and Higbee for school board

Fayette School District was not the only local district with a bond issue on Tuesday’s ballot. Harrisburg Public Schools asked voters for a $2.25 million bond. The bond would cover the needs of additional parking and concessions at the baseball field and a heating system for the high school. Voters approved the bond by an…

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Once Upon a Time: Fayette Junior and Senior Prom

The Fayette Junior and Senior Prom was held Saturday, April 7 at Linn Memorial United Methodist Church. The Grand March was held at the Fayette High School Gym. An overflow crowd witnessed the grand march. The King Isaac Bartholomew and Queen Hailey Sage were crowned at Linn Memorial.

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County hopes to bring Employment Assistance to those in need

A group of compassionate, forward thinking visionaries came together as a group, Tuesday, March 20 in the Howard County Commission chambers. Included in this meeting were representatives of the Missouri Job Center, Central Workforce Development Board, prosecuting attorney’s office, Central Missouri Community Action, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as community volunteers and the county…

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