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CMU Choir Christmas Concert Sunday

The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University will soon begin its holiday programs with Sunday’s choir concert, A Service of Lessons and Carols. Led by Dr. Patrick Dill, … more

Downtown Fayette will light up Saturday night

Downtown Fayette is the place to be on Saturday, with an all-day kickoff of the Christmas season. Entertainment for the whole family is scheduled throughout the day, culminating with the annual … more

Asbury named MAEDC President

Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) announces the appointment of Randy Asbury to become the organization’s president effective December 1. Asbury has been in the role of … more

City council votes to raise electric rates

The Fayette city council voted unanimously to raise residential electric rates by 10% and commercial rates by 3% at its latest regular meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The city will now hold two … more

Report completed on Spring St. bridge

The city has finally received an engineering report on the Spring Street bridge, which has been closed since April. Erosion discovered near a new sewer pipe had compromised the integrity of the … more

2nd Annual Turkey Trot kicks off Small Business Saturday

THE SECOND ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K drew around 20 runners and walkers to downtown Fayette on Saturday morning. The event was sponsored by Fayette Main Street, Inc., Gracelyn Flaspohler (far right in … more

DAR donates Welcome Home blankets for Veterans

The Howard County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the First Baptist Church on November 17. The program was given by Michelle Vogt, the Fundraising and Development … more

City decorates for holidays

Library Lines - November 2022

November Greetings from the Howard County Public Library! When we think about giving thanks during this time of year, we are definitely thankful for all that our library has to offer! We are having a … more

Howard is now a Purple Heart County

Howard County is officially a Purple Heart County, one of 82 across Missouri to hold the designation. A dedication was held in the Howard County courthouse on Tuesday, November 15. Fayette … more

Parisi to Become MVC President

The campus community at Central Methodist University is sending off one of its finest leaders to assume the presidency of Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri.   Dr. Joseph Parisi, … more

Turkey Trot kicks off Small Business Saturday on the square

Several downtown businesses are getting into the holiday spirit this year, with plans and events scheduled for Small Business Saturday on November 26. First observed in the United States on … more

Property tax statements in the mail

Howard County Collector Jinger Felten has mailed the 2022 Howard County Real Estate and Personal Property tax statements along with any delinquent tax due. Tax payments may be paid in person at the … more

Holiday Home tours December 3, 4

The popular Holiday Homes Tour in Fayette returns on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4. Three homes are on this year’s tour, which runs from 1 until 5 p.m. both days. Houses open for … more

San Diego professor to deliver 2022 Sunoo Lecture Dec. 1

Central Methodist University will welcome Dr. Michael Fryer to campus next month as the speaker for the sixth annual Dr. Harold W. Sunoo World Peace Lecture. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m., … more

Riekhof wins contentious race for prosecutor

Nearly 60% of Howard County voters turned out to the polls to cast votes in the November 8 midterm election.  On the ballot locally was a vehement race for Howard County Prosecutor and a … more

Maxfield receives Quilt of Valor at Veterans Day ceremony

Justin Addison/Fayette Advertiser U.S. Navy veteran David Maxfield was the recipient of the Quilt of Valor from the Peacemakers Quilters during the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at Fayette … more

City council votes to outsource payroll, accounting

The Fayette city council last week approved a bid from accounting firm Bookkeeping, Payroll, and Taxes to assist with the city’s accounts payable, payroll, and bank reconciliations following … more

City applies for $64,000 grant for pool updates

The Fayette city council last week gave unanimous approval to submit a Land and Water grant application to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for money to help renovate the historic Fayette … more

Howard County Ambulance District receives certification as an EMT training entity

The Howard County Ambulance District has been approved by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services as a training entity for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, which it will offer starting … more
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