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Glasgow R-II school district asks for modest tax increase with Proposition 1
10/19/2014

The Glasgow R-II school district has placed a 0.75 tax rate increase ballot proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot. “The district has taken great pride in being conservative and reducing staff whenever possible,” a report on the Glasgow school district website reads. “However, due to a reduction in both state and federal aid and increasing expenses, the district has been forced to operate on a deficit budget on four out of the past five fiscal years.”


CMS receives new Missouri flag
10/19/2014

CMS receives new Missouri flag
From left, assistant principal Christina Heet and Golden Study Club members Pansy Kean and Sherri Eaton hold a new Missouri flag that will be hung on the outdoor flagpole of Clark Middle School.
The new flag is a gift from the Golden Study Club to the school. Also in the picture is a life-sized puppet portraying Gov. Benjamin Howard, who was the first governor of the Territory of Missouri before Missouri became a state.


Central Methodist University Homecoming is next week
10/19/2014

The population of Fayette will swell with pride on Oct. 24-26 — it’s Central Methodist University’s Homecoming weekend, bringing in alumni and friends from all over the country for the annual trek to the school they cherish.
This year’s theme, Board Games, should provide inventive, humorous windows and floats from current student organizations.


UMC to be rededicated
10/19/2014

UMC to be rededicated
The sanctuary of Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Central Methodist University will be rededicated on Sunday, Oct. 26 as a part of CMU Homecoming activities.
The rededication service will mark the celebration of the completion of recent major renovations to the church, which is also used by CMU for many activities.


Fayette School Board opposes Amendment 3
10/19/2014

Meeting in regular session Wednesday the Fayette R-III Board of Education addressed Amendment 3 and accepted Brian Asbury’s resignation.


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Local Sports
 
Falcons soar past Slater in finale
10/19/2014

Falcons soar past Slater in finale
The Clark Middle School football team isn’t complaining about playing on the road. It’s where the Falcons have done their best work this season.
The Falcons wrapped up their season Thursday in a rather convincing fashion, leading from start to finish to beat Slater 32-8, ending the 2014 season with a 4-2 record and winning all three of their road games.


CMU men picked sixth in HAAC poll
10/19/2014

The Central Methodist men’s basketball team has been picked to finish sixth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason poll, voted on by the 10 coaches in the league.


Eagles split at CMU Triangular
10/19/2014

Eagles split at CMU Triangular
The Eagles went 1-1 in the Central Methodist Triangular, held Wednesday inside Puckett Field House. Central Methodist defeated Bacone 3-0 by scores of 25-23, 25-17 and 25-20 before losing to William Woods 3-1 by scores of 25-20, 21-25, 16-25 and 22-25.




Glasgow girls place second at Centralia
10/19/2014

After four days of rain, Tuesday’s Centralia Invitational seemed more like a mud run than a cross country race.
Still, Glasgow’s Abby Draffen finished in second place, one of three Lady Jackets to place in the top-10. Draffen ran a time of 23:57, while Kristin Stockhorst took fifth place with a time of 24:20 in the girls race. Caitlin Yung came in eighth place with a time of 24:40.


New Franklin boys reach finals at Prairie Home
10/19/2014

Aden Jones nearly outscored Russellville by himself Thursday night. He finished with a game-high 24 points, leading the New Franklin middle school boys basketball team to a 46-26 win in the Prairie Home Tournament.
The win puts New Franklin in the championship game this weekend.


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Obituaries
 
Miles V. Plzak (1913-2014)
10/17/2014

Miles V. Plzak (1913-2014)
Former Fayette resident Miles Vincent Plzak died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 101.







Dr. Larry Peery (1941–2014)
10/14/2014

Well-known and respected CMU faculty member and Fayette community leader, Dr. Larry Peery passed away at his home on Oct. 10, 2014. He was 72 years of age.


Donald Himmelberg (1946–2014)
10/14/2014

Well known Howard County resident Donald August Himmelberg died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. He was 68 years of age.


Evelyn Westfall (1927–2014)
10/14/2014

Evelyn Westfall (1927–2014)
Evelyn Westfall, 86, of Higbee passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Moberly Regional Medical Center.







Gerald A. Maupin (1934-2014)
10/10/2014

Gerald A. Maupin (1934-2014)
Gerald A. Maupin, Sr., 80, of Higbee passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation in Moberly.







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