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Carmen Wells 1953-2019

New Franklin resident, Carmen Wells, 66, passed away surrounded by her family, at Pinnacle Regional Hospital in Boonville, MO on May 25, 2019. Carmen L. Wells was born March 22, 1953 in Pipestone, MN, a daughter to the late, Bernard and Blanche (Huffman) DeZeeuw. She graduated from Pipestone High School, the class of 1971.  On…

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Fayette school board hears from 4-day school week researcher, downtown revitalization team prior regular meeting

The Fayette R-III School District Board of Aldermen had a busy night with two presentations before its regular meeting on May 15. First members heard from Dr. Jon Turner, an expert and researcher of four-day school weeks in Missouri, and later met with Fayette Mayor Greg Stidham, and MAEDC President Michael Bugalski regarding a proposed…

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Lee Schweighauser 1943-2019

Fayette resident, Lee Schweighauser, 76, passed away March 15, 2019, at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. Louis Lee Schweighauser was born February 23, 1943, in St. Louis, MO, the son of Louis and Ollie (Turner) Schweighauser. Lee graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1961. After high school, Lee attended Central Missouri State University (UCM)…

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Mark Edward Lester 1965-2019

Mark Edward Lester, 53, of Slater, Missouri passed away March 14, 2019, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Mark was born December 22, 1965, in Laudon County, Tennessee, a son of Jerome and Rose Wiicox Lester. He was a self-employed carpenter operating his business, The Remodel Genie, and loved wood working. Survivors include his father,…

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Black History Month program Friday at FHS

The Lincoln Public School Memorial Committee school will host a Program in recognition of Black History Month at the Fayette High School gymnasium at 2:20 p.m. Friday. There will be a panelist of speakers and a moderator for the event.

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Tom (T.C.) Colvin 1952-2018

Tom (T.C.) Colvin 1952-2018 Tom Colvin of Fayette passed away December 2, 2018. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery – Higbee,…

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Fayette BOE mulls 4-day school week

The Fayette R-III Board of education is moving forward with its consideration of a four-day school week. Board members discussed the possibility of this change at their monthly meeting last Tuesday, November 20. The board also anticipates the placement of another initiative for a tax levy increase on the ballot for the April 2019 election.

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Community Events 11.28.18

Ongoing Events • Helping Hands of Howard County reminds everyone to bring cans for recycling to Merchants & Farmers Bank, Pat Hilgedick’s home, or David Jordan’s home. Recycling these cans helps fund the annual bingo event. • The Outreach Librarian will be at the Armstrong Community Center the first Wednesday of every month from 2-5…

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John Walker Tuggle 1946-2018

John Walker Tuggle 1946-2018 John Walker Tuggle, 73, of New Franklin, died Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Harry S Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital in Columbia following a short illness. John was born July 8, 1946 in Boonville, MO to Billy and Ruth Walker Tuggle. The family lived in Fayette until 1954 when they moved…

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