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Westminster students work to plant seeds of hope in Western Sahara

Project seeks support for plan to start organic gardens in refugee camp

Mulay Smara was born and raised in the largest refugee camp in the Western Sahara, where his family has lived for more than 34 years after being displaced by a Moroccan takeover of their homeland.

After delayed start, Auxvasse aldermen discuss nuisance dogs, sewer connections

The Board of Aldermen meeting here, scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m., got off to a late start due to a lack of quorum until 6:54 p.m. Tuesday.

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Fulton approves final splash pad design, Seventh Street Bridge bid

After logistics forced the city of Fulton to change its plans in implementing a splash pad at Memorial Park, the city council approved a final plan for its design.

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Bulldogs hammer Hermann, push winning streak to seven

The South Callaway Bulldogs baseball team continues to punish the ball, as well as its opponents. Senior starter Smith Kemper, senior right fielder Gordon Arthaud and junior left fielder Mason Shoemaker combined for eight hits and nine runs batted in as South Callaway stretched its winning streak to seven games with a 15-0 blitz of non-conference foe Hermann on Tuesday night.

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Riddle, House Majority Floor Leader try to dispel rumors surrounding Fulton State Hospital funding

Funding still a go for new building

Representative Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, and House Majority Floor Leader John Diehl, R-Town and Country, addressed what Diehl called “rhetoric that’s been going around the capitol the past couple days” regarding funding for a new Fulton State Hospital and a possible broad-based tax cut with House Bill 509.

Missouri House panel endorses bonding plan

A Missouri House panel has endorsed a bonding proposal that calls for spending at least $200 million on a new state mental health facility in Fulton.

Westminster College to close Mesa campus

Westminster College announces it will close its Mesa, Ariz. campus, effective at the end of the spring 2014 semester, responding to less than expected enrollment and market demand at that location.

Callaway County residents see state, local taxes waived during Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday

For the first year since the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday was established in 2009, all local entities in Callaway County are providing tax exemptions for shoppers on Energy Star appliances.

Mayor’s prayer breakfast to feature Food Bank director Kirkpatrick

While Fulton residents share breakfast and fellowship during the 2014 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Mayor LeRoy Benton hopes they’ll take a moment to think about those without.

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Callaway County Head Start’s 100 Man Luncheon returns Thursday

Callaway County Head Start in Fulton is inviting area men to help make a difference in a child’s life for the 14th year in a row this Thursday.

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No. 21 Lady Owls sweep Lyon, clinch AMC regular season crown

William Woods has guaranteed itself a spot in the NAIA National Tournament. The 21st-ranked Lady Owls swept the Lyon (Ark.) Lady Scots by scores of 8-2 and 2-0, respectively on Saturday to secure the program’s first American Midwest Conference regular season championship since 2009.

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Hornets flattened by Fatima, drop fourth in a row

Fulton gave up 11 runs in the fourth inning — including seven with two outs — in falling to the Fatima Comets 14-3 in five innings on Monday.

Fulton man turns self in after chase Saturday night

A Fulton man turned himself in after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase Saturday night.

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Morels and Microbrews returns to Fulton on Saturday

Though last year’s rainy, cool spring made for slim pickings among morel hunters, the Brick District’s inaugural Morels and Microbrews festival drew large crowds downtown and was considered a hit.

Williamsburg woman receives lifetime achievement award from Conservation Federation

Pat Jones has loved spending time outdoors since childhood summers spent on a family farm in Eureka.

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Portland tree farmers receive statewide recognition for conservation efforts

Bill and Margie Haag honored as Tree Farmers of the Year from Missouri Department of Conservation

When Bill and Margie Haag purchased 185 acres in Portland, they wanted an open space to hunt and enjoy the outdoors. But one question let the Haags to a dedication to conservation.

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Owls sweep Mid-Continent, extend win streak to five

The Owls scored all their runs in the first three innings as the downed the Cougars 7-2 to secure a doubleheader and series sweep on Saturday. William Woods (32-9, 17-7 American Midwest Conference) prevailed 17-3 in the the day’s first game 17-3 while triumphing in the series opener 7-2 on Friday as its now won five game in a row.

Callaway County United Way announces Fall 2014 campaign goal

Group hopes to raise $280,000 to benefit local aid organizations

Coming off of two record-setting years, the Callaway County United Way has set its sights even higher for its Fall 2014 campaign goal.

Fulton, Callaway Humane Society group combine forces for canine events in May

Today is the last day to guarantee a T-shirt by registering for the city of Fulton’s annual Tails on the Trail dog run/walk, and this year’s event features a special treat for pets and owners alike.

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New hunter/jumper professor saddles up for William Woods University

Susie Ouderkirk’s path to William Woods University started on her Aunt Janet’s Kansas farm. Ouderkirk, William Woods’ new hunter/jumper professor, spent summers as a “little horse-crazy girl” at the age of five with her Aunt Janet whose farm came with an older male horse. Aunt Janet would hop Ouderkirk on the horse and told her to “go for it.”

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