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Two vie for Howard County Presiding Commissioner seat
7/23/2014

Two vie for Howard County Presiding Commissioner seat
Richard Conrow and Sam Stroupe, both Democrats, seek their party’s nomination for Howard County Presiding Commissioner position. Because there is no Republican candidate, the winner of the Aug. 5 primary election will likely be the presiding commissioner. (Write-in candidates may still register between now and the Nov. 4 general election.)




Getting excited about ecology
7/23/2014

Getting excited about ecology
Award winning educators and entertainers, Jan and George Syrigos and their daughter Sophia make up the musical group WildHeart. This trio teaches about wildlife, habitats and natural history through music and motion.
They performed at the Howard County Library Street Fair held Saturday. Pictured from left: Sophia Syrigos, Miracle Williams, Jan Syrigos, Matiyah Eubanks, Lakee Eubanks, George Syrigos and Samantha Rakestraw.


CMU to offer new degree in behavior analysis
7/23/2014

CMU to offer new degree in behavior analysis
Central Methodist University’s new Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) degree is breaking new ground, and its first faculty member Dr. Francine Baffa is herself going where CMU has never gone in its 160-year history.
Baffa, who resides in Greenwich, Conn., is CMU’s first-ever full-time online faculty member. The new assistant professor will teach a full course load, provide leadership for curriculum development, work on national ABA accreditation issues, and advise students – all by way of technology.


Drug Task Force announces amount of drug seizures, number of arrests
7/23/2014

The East Central Drug Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force which serves the counties of Audrain, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Pike and Warren. Participating law enforcement agencies of the task force include the Audrain, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Pike, and Warren County Sherriff’s Offices, the Bowling Green, Fayette, High Hill, Mexico Public Safety, Montgomery City, New Florence, Warrenton, and Vandalia Police Departments. The East Central Drug Task Force employs four Task Force Officers and is coordinated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Clark Middle School cheerleaders win regional title
7/23/2014

Clark Middle School cheerleaders win regional title
Pictured at left, the Clark Middle School cheerleading squad proudly shows off its MCCA Northeast regional first-place trophy Thursday at Moberly Area Community College.
It’s the first time the Lady Falcons have won the junior high competition, beating a Mexico squad that had three times as many cheerleaders. However, unlike the high school divisions, the junior high teams do not advance to the state competition.


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Eagles add junior college transfers to 2014-15 roster
7/22/2014

Eagles add junior college transfers to 2014-15 roster
For the 2014-15 season, Central Methodist University men’s basketball head coach Jeff Sherman has to go about replacing four seniors at the varsity level, including an NAIA All-American and HAAC Co-Player of the Year.
Sherman will get plenty of help from his 2014 recruiting class, which already includes four signees.




Borghardt nominated for Allstate Good Works Team
7/22/2014

Borghardt nominated for Allstate Good Works Team
For 23 years, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has served as one of the most coveted and prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport.
On July 15, Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced that Central Methodist senior quarterback Kaleb Borghardt is among a record-breaking 182 nominees from across the country who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of volunteer work and leadership among their peers.


Nichols named Central Methodist men’s soccer head coach
7/22/2014

Nichols named Central Methodist men’s soccer head coach
Alex Nichols, a fixture in the Mid-Missouri high school soccer scene, is the new head men’s soccer coach for the Central Methodist Eagles and will assume the duties immediately.
Nichols joined Rock Bridge High School in 2009 and served as an assistant coach and strength coach for three seasons before taking over the program in 2012.




Cook makes hole-in-one at Fayette Disc Golf Course
7/22/2014

The first recorded hole-in-one at the Fayette Disc Golf Course was made earlier this month at Fayette City Park.
Tyler Cook made a hole-in-one on the second hole on Thursday, July 10. Cook used a 170-gram Tee Bird disc for the shot.


Driftwood Outdoors: Lake Erie’s outstanding walleye and smallmouth
7/22/2014

Driftwood Outdoors: Lake Erie’s outstanding walleye and smallmouth
Lake Erie is known for walleyes. Sure, smallmouth, steelhead and perch also abound, but it’s walleye most anglers think of when they hear someone mention Lake Erie. As far as I am concerned, walleye is some of the tastiest table fare that swims, and Lake Erie is the place to go for catching limits.





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Obituaries
 
Lee Myers (1937-2014)
7/22/2014

Lee Myers of Fayette passed away at his home July 21, 2014. He was 78.


Ralph Gessling (1929-2014)
7/22/2014

Forest Green resident, Ralph Gessling passed way July 21, 2014 at his daughter’s home in Columbia. He was 85.


D.E.Huddleston (1942-2014)
7/22/2014

D.E Huddleston of Higbee passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 21, 2014.


Diane Carmack (1956-2014)
7/22/2014

Diane Carmack passed away July 17, 2014, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. She was 58 years of age.


Sarah Katherine Avery (1920-2014)
7/18/2014

Sarah Katherine Avery, age 94, of Spokane, Wash., formerly of Fayette, passed away July 11, 2014, at Hospice House North in Spokane, Wash.


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