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It’s Homecoming week!
9/17/2014

It’s Homecoming week!
The 2014 Fayette High School Homecoming royalty gathered for a group picture Friday morning.
Each class will spend Friday morning building floats for the Homecoming parade. The parade will follow the Homecoming assembly at the high school gym, which is set to begin at 1:15 p.m. The parade will start at approximately 2 p.m.
The 2014 Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime of Friday night’s football game between Fayette and Slater. After the game, the Homecoming dance will take place until midnight at the high school.


Biodiversity to be highlighted at University Farm Tour
9/17/2014

Biodiversity to be highlighted at University Farm Tour
Biodiversity is becoming a key topic for landowners to consider. With onslaughts of invasive pests such as emerald ash borer and the spread of detrimental diseases such as SDS in soybeans, many producers should be looking at ways to add variety to a land management plan.



40th Santa Fe Trail Days is this Friday and Saturday
9/17/2014

Area residents are invited to experience the 40th Annual Santa Fe Trail Days on Friday and Saturday sponsored by the city of New Franklin and the Santa Fe Trails Committee.


Fayette Ministerial Alliance auction is postponed to Oct. 18
9/17/2014

Due to a limited number of donations being generated for this Saturday’s auction, the Fayette Ministerial Alliance has determined it best to postpone their fundraising event until Saturday, Oct. 18.  The rescheduled event will take place at Circle F Auction located at 1111 County Road 208, just off of Highway 3 north of Fayette.


National Farm Safety Week is Sept. 21-27
9/17/2014

National Farm Safety Week is Sept. 21-27
A simple, inexpensive sign and a few extra minutes save lives during harvest time. The slow-moving vehicle (SMV) emblem, a reflective orange triangle bordered with red, is the cheapest safety device in the farm store. But it’s also one of the best ways to remind drivers to share the road with farmers during the upcoming harvest season, says Todd Lorenz, University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist.


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Eagles are ‘up to the challenge’
9/17/2014

Eagles are ‘up to the challenge’
It was supposed to be a career day for Kansas Wesleyan quarterback Jake Curran.
The junior transfer from Garden City Community College posted career-highs of 29 completions for 405 yards. He also threw two touchdown passes.
There was just one problem. The Central Methodist defense was in his face all night.
The Eagles blitzed Curran for 10 sacks Saturday night. The Eagles’ offense also racked up 504 total yards, including three touchdown passes from quarterback Max Holmes in a 35-22 victory at Davis Field.


Cole Camp pounds ground in rout of Fayette
9/17/2014

Cole Camp pounds ground in rout of Fayette
Fayette knew Cole Camp had a significant size advantage heading into Friday’s game.
Head coach Tom Oakley would stack as many as 10 players in the box against the Bluebirds, trying to defend the running game. Cole Camp just couldn’t be stopped.
In total, Cole Camp racked up 542 yards rushing — more than 11 yards per attempt —  and scored seven touchdowns on the ground. The Bluebirds continued their unbeaten run to start the 2014 season with a 52-7 win over Fayette at Thomas S. Davis Memorial Field.


Fayette softball loses late lead to Westran
9/17/2014

The Fayette softball team nearly pulled off a huge upset Monday night. The Lady Falcons were six outs from beating last year’s Class 1 state runner-up, but Westran rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to escape with a 3-2 win over Fayette.


Area high school sports briefs
9/17/2014

Area high school sports briefs
The Glasgow girls cross country team is inching closer and closer to catching Salisbury, which finished third as a team at last year’s State Cross Country Championships.
The Lady Jackets claimed three of the top-six finishes Saturday at the Tolton Catholic Invite in Columbia, but Salisbury still came away with a win in the team standings, posting 28 points to hold off Glasgow by three.



Eagles soccer earns split at Hannibal-LaGrange
9/17/2014

Eagles soccer earns split at Hannibal-LaGrange
Jordie Retzlaff’s second goal of the season coming in the 20th minute Saturday afternoon lifted Central Methodist to a 1-0 win over Hannibal-LaGrange at Pitney Field. The Eagles record their second straight clean sheet in the triumph.






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Obituaries
 
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.


Marshall Eldon Colley (1921–2014)
9/17/2014

Marshall Eldon Colley (1921–2014)
Marshall Eldon Colley, 92, of Harrisburg, Mo., passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.







Betty L. Collier (1926-2014)
9/12/2014

Betty Louise Collier, longtime Fayette resident, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was 88 years old.


Glen Collier (1927–2014)
9/12/2014

Glenn Collier, longtime Fayette resident and businessman, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Glasgow. He was 87 years old.


Jeff Holtwick (1963–2014)
9/9/2014

Glasgow resident Jeff Holtwick passed away in Fayette, Mo., on Sept. 7, 2014. He was 50.


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