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Governor Parson Announces Launch of New COVID-19 Vaccine Website for Missourians

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson today announced the launch of a new vaccine website for …

Kylie Tillman appointed as East Ward Alderwoman

The Fayette City Council once again has six members. Kylie Tillman was sworn in Tuesday as East Ward Alderwoman. She takes the place of Jeremy Dawson, who was forced to resign when he moved outside …

Fayette school board adopts district-wide mask mandate

When Fayette students return to school on Dec. 1 they will all be wearing masks. The decision was made Wednesday, Nov. 18, by the district’s Board of Education during its regular monthly …

Council appoints David Ford as new Police Chief

Fayette Police Lt. David Ford was named Fayette’s newest City Marshal. The appointment came during the regular meeting of the Fayette Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Mr. Ford will …
The Doctor is In

COVID-19: A medical problem, not a political problem

The novel coronavirus has been a fixture in our lives for 11 months. COVID-19 is dominating every aspect of our lives. Wash your hands, wear a mask, socially distance. We’ve heard it all a …
Top Sports Stories

 Just wanted to take a little time to introduce myself. Since November 1, I have been working as the sports editor of The Fayette Advertiser. I am most honored to be in this position.  I …

Central Methodist University announced today the addition of men’s and women’s bowling as intercollegiate sports. CMU will join the competitive United States Bowling Congress. The …
The Heart of America Athletic Conference has announced it has developed a revised basketball league schedule for the 2020-21 season. The 14-institution conference is currently divided into two …
Losing 24 points per game could keep a coach up at night. That is exactly what happened to Higbee boys coach Tanner Burton when senior William Gibson graduated and headed to Fulton to begin his …
Letters
Peace and Goodwill

To the Editor:   Thank you for the editorial about the loss of Halloween activities. This brought back memories for many of us. Years ago when our children were young, we moved into a …

Millions of seniors are suffering

To the Editor:   I need your help. My husband is a resident of a care facility and has been in total lock down for almost 8 months now. My problem is I’m planning a traditional …

Local News
Ambulance District seeking 1,000 survey responses
The Howard County Ambulance District is seeking public input. Luke Knoble, an EMT Basic for the district, has crafted a nine-question …
County real estate and property taxes due by Dec. 31
Howard County Collector Jinger Felten has mailed the 2020 Howard County real estate and personal property tax statements along with …
Filing for municipal, school board elections opens Dec. 15
Filing for candidates seeking municipal and school board positions opens Dec. 15. The filing deadline is the end of business on …
City to appoint new Chief of Police, East Ward Alderman
The City of Fayette must appoint a new City Marshall, more commonly known as Chief of Police. Jeff Oswald, the city’s current …
Better Man Records opens studio with live concert
Fayette was treated to a free live concert on the courthouse lawn Friday night. Better Man Records hosted the event as part of its …
CMU prepares for end to in-person classes
With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, students at Central Methodist University are starting to pack up and head home …
Fayette school district moves online through November
A surge in positive COVID-19 has forced the Fayette school district to transition to online learning starting Tuesday. The move will …
Daly Elementary will transition to online learning through November
Daly Elementary School in Fayette will transition to online learning starting Tuesday, which will last through the end of November. …
Independent recording studio sets up shop in Fayette
Fayette has landed on the music scene. Better Man Records officially opens shop on Friday. The professional music studio is the …
Obituaries
Jacqueline Anson
Fayette, Mo. resident, Dr. Jacqueline Anson, 57, passed away suddenly at her home on November 22, 2020. Jacqueline Marie Anson was …
Lisa Lenore (Sprick) Turner
Lisa Lenore (Sprick) Turner, 61, Sturgeon, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 22, 2020. Lisa was born on December …
Leonard Paul Meyer
Leonard Paul Meyer, 84, of Boonville, passed away November 23, 2020, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in …
Michael D. Newman

Michael D. Newman, 66, of Fayette passed away November 17, 2020 at Lakeview Healtcare and Rehab in Boonville. Mike was born October …
David Southerland
David Charles Southerland, 85, of Rocheport passed away November 19, 2020, at his home.  David was born in Rocheport on June …
Merlin Dale Kreutzer
Merlin Dale Kreutzer, 84, of Fayette passed away November 20, 2020, at Glasgow Gardens in Glasgow, Mo.  Merlin was born …