Area News

Mayor, two aldermen will not seek re-election

Fayette Mayor Greg Stidham said Tuesday that he would not seek re-election. The announcement came during closing comments of the regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen Dec. 3. Likewise, northwest ward alderman Marcus Wells, and east ward alderman Anthony Shiflett each said they will also not file for re-election. Both have cited a lack…

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The Fayette Rotary Club made a donation of $45 to the Fayette Ministerial Alliance.  Every month money is collected during the group’s weekly meetings for a designated organization. The club calls it the Happy Can Project. The Ministerial Alliance was the designated recipient for November 2019. In addition to collecting money for the Ministerial Alliance,…

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The Armstrong Community Choir will perform “The Glory of Christmas” on Sunday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Armstrong Baptist Church. The performance is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served in the church basement following the performance. Members of the choir front row left to right: Becca Garven, Lori Schutz, Theresa…

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Fayette Main Street to hire director

Fayette Main Street has begun accepting applications for executive director. The organization raised funds and pledges to pay for the first two years. The job description was recently approved by Missouri Main Street. The executive director will work closely with the Fayette Main Street board of directors to develop revitalization strategies for downtown, coordinate activities…

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Columbia flooring company settles with Fayette school

The Fayette R-III School District has reached a settlement deal with a Columbia, Mo. flooring company. Color World, Inc., better known as Dave Griggs’ Flooring America, has agreed to pay the district $19,627.16 to settle a dispute regarding problems with flooring installed in 2014. New tile flooring was installed during the summer of 2014. Once…

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Hundreds without power during wind storm

  Heavy winds knocked out power to more than 400 homes throughout Fayette and Howard County overnight Tuesday into Wednesday of last week. The majority of those affected were rural residents throughout the county. Richard Fowler, CEO of Howard Electric Cooperative, reported that three broken poles and downed tree limbs caused electrical interruption to 425…

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Fayette school board adopts four-day schedule

(An audio recording of the meeting may be played below.) School board votes 4-2 before capacity crowd. Nearly 300 sign petition against four-day week. The Fayette R-III Board of Education voted 4-2 on Nov. 20 to transition the school district to a four-day school week beginning with the 2020-21 school year. The vote came during…

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