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Common Fund launches 2014 campaign
10/1/2014

Common Fund launches 2014 campaign
The Fayette Area Common Fund campaign has been launched.
With the campaign running Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, organizers hope to raise $43,500. Letters will not be sent this year. Instead, a green flyer with information is inside this edition of the Fayette Advertiser.



Jackson wins first place in Better Newspaper Contest
10/1/2014

Jackson wins first place in Better Newspaper Contest
Fayette Advertiser and Democrat Leader sports editor Greg Jackson was honored at the 2014 Missouri Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, held Saturday afternoon in Columbia at the 148th annual MPA Convention.
Jackson’s four-page special section on Central Methodist University men’s basketball head coach Jeff Sherman reaching his 500th career win was selected first place for Best Sports News story.



Central Methodist Band Day quickly approaches
10/1/2014

It’s time for CMU Band Day. Be on the Howard County Courthouse Square early in the morning on Saturday, Oct. 11, to take in Central Methodist University’s annual competition of Missouri marching bands.
This year 47 bands are expected to perform, beginning at 9 a.m. They will compete in five classes based on enrollment. The number of members in the bands range from 12 to 225.


Santa Fe Trail Days baby contest winners
10/1/2014

Santa Fe Trail Days baby contest winners
The overall winners of the Santa Fe Trail Baby Contest held on Sept. 20 are Trypp Case and Arianna Douglass.







Methodist camps proposal has CMU implications
10/1/2014

A decision announced by the United Methodist Church’s Missouri Conference early in September to close the denomination’s four campsites around the state has caused a furor among church members in Missouri and in some quarters has resulted in a backlash against Central Methodist University here.
Several local residents are among those, who for decades, spent part of their summers at one of the four retreat facilities. In many cases these experiences in the out-of-doors resulted in deeper spiritual understandings and, for some, a call to embrace full-time Christian vocations.


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Paris hands Falcons first conference loss
10/1/2014

Paris hands Falcons first conference loss
Friday’s night game was a tale of two halves for the Fayette football team.
Fayette finished the second half rather strongly, holding the Coyotes to a single touchdown and kept All-State wide receiver Slater Stone to a below-average night through the air. The thing is, Paris had already done plenty of damage in the first half.
Stone only caught four passes for 56 yards, but the senior nabbed two interceptions and scored two touchdowns in the first half. Add Tucker Gruber’s performance — 27 carries for 189 yards and three touchdowns — and it’s no secret as to why Paris pulled away in the first half to a 39-14 victory Friday on its home field.


Finding their groove
10/1/2014

Finding their groove
The final two-week stretch of the season is going to be a busy one for the New Franklin softball team, but the way the Lady Bulldogs are playing, head coach Ross Dowell would welcome more games.
After playing six games in six days last week, New Franklin started its final week of the regular-season as hot as it has been all season. The Lady Bulldogs pounded 16 hits in five innings to beat Fayette 12-0 on the road Monday.



Eagles knock off unbeaten Avila
9/30/2014

Eagles knock off unbeaten Avila
Central Methodist accounted for 346 of its 469 yards of total offense in the first half Saturday, leading to a 27-14 victory over Avila in HAAC play at Zarda Athletic Complex in Kansas City.






Harrisburg girls golf takes second at districts
9/30/2014

The Harrisburg girls golf team finished the 2014 fall regular season with a 45-4 record. After Monday’s Class 1 District 2 tournament, the Lady Bulldogs added wins over nine more teams.
Harrisburg finished in second place with a team score of 403 at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Moberly. The Lady Bulldogs finished 65 strokes behind district champion St. Dominic, but more importantly, they were three strokes ahead of Lutheran St. Charles and four strokes in front of Moberly.


Area sports briefs
9/30/2014

Harrisburg came up with 272 yards of total offense Saturday, but Missouri Military Academy wouldn’t let the Bulldogs spoil its Homecoming. The Colonels won their first game of the season 48-10 in Mexico.


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Obituaries
 
Alma Strother (1944-2014)
9/26/2014

Alma Mae Strother, 70, of Boonville, died Sept. 23, 2014, at her home. 


Ethel Shipley (1923-2014)
9/26/2014

Ethel Shipley, 91, of Fayette, died Sept. 21, 2014.


Susan Lay (1969–2014)
9/24/2014

Susan Lay, daughter of Bill and Judy Lay of Fayette, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Boone Hospital in Columbia.


Patricia Louise Carmichael (1943–2014)
9/24/2014

Patricia Louise Carmichael (1943–2014)
Patricia Louise Carmichael, passed peacefully at her home in Columbia, Mo., into paradise on Sept. 20, 2014, she was 71 years old.







Morris (Shorty) Purvis (1924-2014)
9/19/2014

Morris Enloe Purvis, known as “Shorty,” by his friends and family, passed away Sept. 18, 2014, at his home in New Franklin. He was 90 years old.


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