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16th annual Town & Country Awards ceremony
1/21/2015

16th annual Town & Country Awards ceremony
Tony Cook was named Fayette Citizen of the Year at the Town & Country event that took place on Saturday at the Fayette High School gym. Cook received his award from Fayette Mayor Kenny O’Brian. Several other citizens were recognized for their contributions to their communities and agriculture.





Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1/21/2015

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some 100 people attended the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast held Saturday at the Student and Community Center on the Central Methodist University campus.
The CMU Sinfonia sang “Lift Every Voice,” and “Dona Nobis Pacem” which translates “Grand us peace.”




USDA recommends Americans eliminate red meat from diet
1/21/2015

Imagine your child’s school lunch menu without a cheeseburger, sloppy Joe, meatball sub, beef enchilada, taco salad, Salisbury steak, country beef patty, or beef and macaroni skillet. The word is out that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, appointed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has recommended Americans cut out red meat.


East Central Drug Task Force seizes drugs, arrests 40 suspects over three months
1/21/2015

Illicit drugs were confiscated and 40 suspects arrested during a three-month period that ended Dec. 31.


CMU’s Church Street Boys to present concert
1/21/2015

CMU’s Church Street Boys to present concert
Central Methodist University’s Church Street Boys will perform a vocal recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the CMU campus in Fayette. They will sing a series of songs in preparation for their upcoming performance at the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) Conference.
The Church Street Boys is the premier male choral ensemble at CMU’s Swinney Conservatory of Music. Founded in 2010 by Ron Atteberry, CMU adjunct professor of music, the group has enjoyed success both on the CMU campus and in an increasing number of venues around Missouri. Comprised of 25 men, the select choir represents a variety of academic disciplines.


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Taking center stage: Sturgeon beats Harrisburg in rivalry meeting at Mizzou Arena
1/21/2015

Taking center stage: Sturgeon beats Harrisburg in rivalry meeting at Mizzou Arena
Harrisburg head coach Steve Combs knew his team couldn’t let Sturgeon get on a roll with its long-range shooting on Sunday at the MFA Oil/Break Time Shootout.
Playing in Mizzou Arena, a floor that is 10 feet longer than a high school court, Sturgeon took advantage at times of the extra space for its deadly 3-point shooting attack. Sturgeon made 11 threes and shot 42 percent beyond the arc, handing Harrisburg a 68-58 loss.



CMS boys win St. Joseph basketball tournament
1/21/2015

The Clark Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball season began with a tournament championship. It was only fitting that the season ended the same way Saturday night.
The Falcons wrapped up the St. Joseph Tournament in Salisbury with a 48-31 victory over Slater. Fayette, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, ends its season with a 13-2 record. Its only losses were to Boonville’s Laura Speed Elliott and S.S. Peter and Paul.


CMU men hold off Pioneers for road win
1/21/2015

CMU men hold off Pioneers for road win
Central Methodist ended a four-game losing streak in Bell Family Arena on Saturday, defeated MidAmerica Nazarene, 75-68, in Heart of America Athletic Conference action.






Eagles drop road game to No. 12 Pioneers
1/21/2015

MidAmerica Nazarene rallied from an early nine-point deficit to defeat Central Methodist, 80-67, on Saturday inside Bell Family Arena. The Pioneers’ win ended the Eagles’ two-game winning streak in Heart of America Athletic Conference action after Central Methodist lost its first four conference games.


Tigers keep the shots coming
1/21/2015

Tigers keep the shots coming
Higbee shot the ball very, very often Friday night, like it was going out of style.
The Tigers took 83 shot attempts in 32 minutes of play, roughly two-and-a-half shots per minute. Lots of shots went up, and plenty of them found their way through the rim. The Higbee boys, led by Wil Clark’s 29 points, defeated Atlanta 78-53 at home.




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Obituaries
 
Martha Golden (1919-2015)
1/23/2015

Martha Golden (1919-2015)
Martha Louise Long Golden of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Fayette, died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Peggy Kelly House in Topeka. She was 95 years old.







Robert L. Snoddy (1931-2015)
1/23/2015

Robert L. Snoddy, 83, of Franklin, passed away at Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, surrounded by family.


Lois (Pauline) Richey (1932-2015)
1/20/2015

Lois (Pauline) Richey (1932-2015)
Lois “Pauline” Richey, of Columbia and formerly of Fayette, passed away Jan. 17, 2015, while residing at The Bluffs in Columbia. She was 82 years old.







Norbert Gessling (1943-2015)
1/20/2015

Norbert “Bubby” Gessling passed away Jan. 17, 2015, at his home in Forest Green. He was 71 years of age.


Ronald W. Byrd (1938-2014)
1/20/2015

Ron Byrd, long time resident of Fayette, passed away at his home in Galice, Ore. Dec. 20, 2014.


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