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Addison Biological Laboratory expanding distribution to Brazilian market in 2015
8/21/2014

Addison Biological Laboratory expanding distribution to Brazilian market in 2015
Addison Biological Laboratory, Inc. was host to two visitors from the Brazilian company, Bioctal, on Monday, August 11.  Addison Labs and Bioctal are in the final stages of product registration for distribution in Brazil.




CMU welcomes five new faculty members
8/21/2014

CMU welcomes five new faculty members
Five new full-time teachers joined the faculty at Central Methodist University for 2014-15, announced  Rita Gulstad, CMU provost. They include additions to computer science/math, biology, theatre/communications, accounting, and music.


First day at Fayette Schools
8/21/2014

First day at Fayette Schools
Stephanie Shafer (right) kneels next to her kindergarten class readying to enter the classroom.





Fair on Square
8/21/2014

Fair on Square
Roger Drake, president of CMU, visits with Austin Gardner, Travis Small and Lucas Howard during the Fair on the Square festivities held Monday evening on the courthouse lawn in Fayette. Churches, businesses, sororities and fraternities sponsored booths. Fresh Ideas served a free meal to students.




Parents and children excited about first day of school at New Franklin
8/21/2014

Parents and children excited about first day of school at New Franklin
Faces showed excitement and anticipation at the first day of school in New Franklin on Monday. Several parents walked with their children to their classrooms.





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Lady Falcons ready to show numbers are continuing upward climb in 2014
8/20/2014

Lady Falcons ready to show numbers are continuing upward climb in 2014
When Fayette opened fall practice on Aug. 4, softball head coach Mike James was pleasantly surprised.
On that gloomy Monday morning, 24 girls arrived at the softball field for the first day of practice. That’s the most James has had in his six years as the Lady Falcons’ head coach, and it more than doubled the number of girls to show up for the first practice a year ago, which was 11.


CMU men’s soccer staff taking shape
8/20/2014

Central Methodist head coach Alex Nichols has announced his new staff. Aaron Shockley enters his second season as a graduate assistant with the program and head junior varsity coach, while Simon Barinas has been hired as a graduate assistant.


Driftwood Outdoors: New deer regulations to help population rebound
8/20/2014

Driftwood Outdoors: New deer regulations to help population rebound
What a difference 80 years can make. In the span of just one human lifetime, Missouri’s white-tailed deer herd has gone from almost nonexistent to thriving. With restoration complete, management is the challenge of the day.






Experience, depth are huge positives for Falcons heading into 2014 season
8/18/2014

Experience, depth are huge positives for Falcons heading into 2014 season
During his first two seasons as head coach, Tom Oakley spent many a game putting young players into varsity games when they weren’t quite ready for that level.
He couldn’t help it. He had to do it. After all, because of low numbers and numerous injuries, Oakley was left with no choice.
The thing is, now all of that is going to pay off in 2014. Fayette returns eight starters on offense and seven more on defense, bringing back players with multiple years of varsity experience. Many have started anywhere between 15 and 30 games in their high school careers.


Fayette softball receives new district assignment
8/18/2014

After announcing football and basketball district assignments in the spring, MSHSAA released district assignments for the remaining fall sports early Friday morning.
The school to receive the biggest shakeup in the Howard County area was Fayette, which will not play as a Class 2 team for the next two seasons.


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Obituaries
 
Ramona Gwen Wieberg (1956-2014)
8/21/2014

Ramona “Mona” Wieberg (57) loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away at her home after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her come in Columbia Mo.


Anna Downing (1943-2014)
8/20/2014

Anna Downing passed away at her home in Fayette, Aug. 18, 2014. She was 70 years of age.


Lori Sharp (1973-2014)
8/20/2014

Fayette resident, Lori Ann Sharp, 41, died suddenly at her home Aug. 18, 2014.


Mancil Jobe (1923-2014)
8/20/2014

Boonville resident, Mancil Lee Jobe, died Monday, Aug. 18 at Ashley Manor in Boonville. He was 91 years of age.


Martha Marshall (1931-2014)
8/20/2014

Fayette resident, Martha Marshall passed away at Fayette Caring Center Aug. 15, 2014. She was 83 years of age.


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