Area News

New Charges filed in ‘Bullying’ case

New charges have been filed in the case against Harley Branham. In January, Branham was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kenneth Suttner. As a result of a Coroner’s Inquest, the inquest jury found she was responsible for bullying activities and actions leading Suttner to take his life. Special Prosecuting Attorney April Wilson…

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Thanksgiving 2017 in Howard County

Howard County residents will take time Thursday with all Americans to celebrate Thanksgiving. Many people across the United States will travel to be with family and friends during the holiday weekend. Please use extra caution when you are driving during the Thanksgiving weekend. The highways will be busier than normal so leave early for your…

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New Franklin School Board reviews Performance Report, begins search for new superintendent

The New Franklin School board reviewed their 2017 Annual Performance Report (APR) from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education during their regular meeting Wednesday evening, Nov. 15. Board members were welcomed with bottles of Mt. Dew and 100 Grand bars from students thanking them for all they ‘Dew’ in recognition of American Education…

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Fayette R-III out sources custodial services to Blakemore Cleaning

Meeting in regular session Wednesday the Fayette R-III Board of Education voted 5 to 2 to outsource the districts custodial service for a period of one year and six months to Blakemore Cleaning and Restoration. This enables the district to save $65,840.19 a year, provide cleaner and safer facilities, provide supervision to ensure everyone is…

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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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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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