Area News

Memorial Day Services planned at Courthouse

Memorial Day weekend is a time set aside to honor those who have fallen in military service and all loved ones who have passed. The actual legal holiday is Monday, May 29. Banks, schools, government offices, the newspaper office, and most businesses will be closed that day; however, C&R Supermarket and Casey’s will maintain regular…

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Local veterans to receive Quilts of Valor

Two local veterans will be honored with Quilts of Valor on Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Memorial Day Service in Fayette on the south side of the courthouse. The Peacemakers Quilters will present the quilts to William Steven Parr and Kent Marshall. Following are biographies of the two men. Private First Class William Steven…

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‘Wheeling for Healing Wounded Warrior™ Bike Ride’

The Missouri State Society Daughters of the America Revolution is sponsoring a bicycle ride to raise money for wounded veterans. Wheeling for Healing Wounded Warrior™ Bike Ride across the historic Katy and Rock Island Trail will be held Sept. 30, 2017. Participants have the opportunity to enter the ride in more than thirty different locations…

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A Summer of Magical Nights Operetta returns for seasonal treat

Few things are more enjoyable than beautiful music on a warm summer night. When that music emanates from current and former Swinney Conservatory students of Central Methodist University, people know they are in for a treat. This summer, CMU’s Summer Opera will present “A Magical Night of Operetta Delights” at the Kountz Recital Hall in…

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Juneteenth plans announced

St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Juneteenth Celebration Committee will be hosting the 17th annual Juneteenth event June 8 to 10. The Howard County Health and Wellness  Council will also be a main sponsor. Most of the activities will take place downtown on the Courthouse Square. The event will kick off with a Juneteenth…

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End of classes but not end of work for New Franklin School Board

While reviewing the 2016-17 school year, the New Franklin School Board is still in the midst of plans for the 2017-18 school year. At their meeting Wednesday, May 17, the New Franklin School Board heard reports from staff wrapping up the school year.  The Elementary ended the year with 184 Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students…

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Fayette Pool Preparations, new business opening

Standing out among items covered at the Fayette City Council meeting on May 16 were preparations for opening the community swimming pool for 2017. According to City Administrator, Robin Triplett, thirty one requested pool passes had been distributed, and with a donation received that evening, all passes were covered by the generosity of local organizations,…

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Fayette R-III retirement issue solved

The Fayette R-III Board of Education meeting in regular session Wednesday learned  that even though the bus driver retirement issue was not a covered issue, M.U.S.I.C., the district’s insurance provider, will pay the employee portion of what is due to retirement as they want to support employee/employer relations. There is no longer a need for…

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Central Seniors Graduate With Honors Recognized on day of CMU Commencement

Central Methodist University recognized just under 400 bachelor’s degree recipients during its Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13. Out of them all, however, only eight individuals completed CMU’s Honors Program – receiving special recognition both before Commencement and during the ceremony. The Honors Program empowers students through alternative educational opportunities, according to Richard Bradley, program…

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