Stories for October 2010


Sunday, October 31

New Bloomfield makes strides with discipline

One year after questioning school officials regarding how discipline issues were affecting student performance, parent Rich Garwood returned to the New Bloomfield School Board to ask what progress has been made in the time since.

St. James, Westminster leaders form united front

Ever since Westminster College went to a smoke-free campus, students from the school have used the nearby property of St. James United Methodist Church as a convenient place to light up, resulting often in a cigarette-butt-littered parking lot. This week, leaders from both the church and the school met to discuss the problem and what can be done about it.

Saturday, October 30

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No. 14 Nebraska hands No. 7 Mizzou 1st loss, 31-17

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska fans butchered the pronunciation of Roy Helu Jr.’s last name. No matter. They’ll be talking about him for a long time to come.

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Man charged with killing 3

Facing three counts of first-degree murder, a Holts Summit man appeared Friday afternoon in a Callaway County courtroom...

Friday, October 29

Bruce looking forward to number being retired

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Isaac Bruce put up some big numbers with the Greatest Show on Turf. The St. Louis Rams will honor him for that Sunday, retiring his No. 80 jersey in a pregame ceremony.

Chiefs' Weis one tough coordinator

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t only playing through pain. They’re coaching through it, too.

MU won’t press charges over fans on field

COLUMBIA (AP) — The University of Missouri says it won’t seek trespassing charges against 30 fans who were arrested for rushing onto the football field after Saturday’s big win over Oklahoma.

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Maylee charged with murder and assault for Callaway County shootings

The Callaway County Prosecutor's Office has charged Joshua Maylee with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with a triple homicide investigation.

Blue Jays to continue two-quarterback system against Eagles

Though not for lack of trying, Saturday’s UMAC Dome Day game against Northwestern (Minn.) College at the Metrodome in Minneapolis will be the biggest venue in which Westminster College freshman quarterback Scott Rodgers has ever played a game.

No. 7 Bulldogs rally for first title, return to playoffs

The South Callaway Bulldogs scrambled furiously for a second-half comeback, allowing them to survive a shootout.

Eagles run over T-Birds for district championship

The North Callaway Thunderbirds went into the regular season-finale against Southern Boone already guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. All that was left to decide was who’d be crowned the actual district champion and who’d be able to grab some momentum headed into sectional play.

Hornets look to end dismal season with win

Like defeats, injuries and halftime adjustments, Senior Night is something almost every non-professional football coach has to manage.

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Lady Hornets to host sectional, quarterfinal matches Saturday

Megan Herrick was worried about how she would match the standard set by Stephanie Whitehead.

Stealing case may link Maylee to victim

Even before his arrest Thursday afternoon as a “person of interest” in this week’s Holts Summit area killings, Joshua William Maylee, 23, had been charged in two stealing cases filed in Callaway County Associate Circuit Court.

Ballot measure would ban tax on real estate transfers

One of the issues on the statewide ballot Tuesday is Constitutional Amendment No. 3, which prohibits the taxation of real estate sales or transfers of real estate.

Drama students to trick or treat for SERVE

Usually when Dracula, Slimer, Al Capone or Harry Potter rings the bell on Oct. 31, homeowners reach for the bowl of candy by the door.

Thursday, October 28

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Maylee arrested in Cooper County

UPDATE: Joshua Maylee was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Cooper County.

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No. 7 Bulldogs covet first title, return to postseason

South Callaway head coach Tim Rulo isn’t allowing any anxiety to creep in just because there are no assurances.

Parra's three goals steer Owls to 3-2 win over William Penn

William Woods University freshman forward Joao Paulo Dutra Parra delivered three first-half goals Tuesday night to lift the Owls soccer team to a 3-2 win over William Penn University.

T-Birds, Eagles to clash in District 6 title game

With the pressure off to reach the postseason, the North Callaway Thunderbirds and Southern Boone Eagles still have plenty of incentive.

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Triple–murder suspect still at large

The manhunt for a Mid-Missouri gunman believed to have targeted and killed three Callaway County residents and wounded a fourth continued Wednesday night.

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Auxvasse Lions Club celebrates 60th anniversary

Guests from throughout Central Missouri joined local residents in a recent observance of the 60th anniversary of the Auxvasse Lions Club.

Airport struck by vandalism

Elton Hensley Memorial Airport was the site of vandalism last week when an individual or individuals broke a series of runway lights.

Blunt jobs bus tour stops Wednesday in Fulton

In the final week of his U.S. Senate campaign, Roy Blunt rolled into Fulton Wednesday afternoon on his 50-stop “Victory for Missouri Jobs” bus tour.

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Search continues for Mid-Missouri gunman

3 rural Holts Summit residents killed, 1 hurt

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. -- The manhunt continued overnight for a Mid-Missouri gunman believed to have targeted and killed three Callaway County residents and wounded a fourth.

Wednesday, October 27

Flat first half costs Hornets in NCMC loss to Mexico

The Fulton Hornets soccer team managed just one shot on goal in the first half while allowing two goals during that span in a 2-1 NCMC loss to rival Mexico on Tuesday night.

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Man arrested after community gives tips

Tips from Callaway County residents led to a recent arrest for residential burglary.

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Callaway man charged in Mid America Bank robbery

Tyjuan Zedric Young, 47, Holts Summit, is back in Callaway County Jail after he was arrested Monday on a charge of attempting to rob the Mid America Bank here. Young was arrested at 5 p.m. Monday at a residence on Edmonds Street in Jefferson City.

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County candidates clash at political forum in Holts Summit Tuesday

Democratic Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Lee Fritz Tuesday night said Callaway may be forced to move from a first class county to a second class county in five years because the county's assessed valuation won't be high enough to remain a first class county.

Tuesday, October 26

Blue Jays men's soccer team shuts out conference foe on Saturday

It took the Blue Jays just nine minutes to get on the board in taking down St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Blackburn on Saturday evening. Freshman midfielder Kyle Varner notched his first goal as a Blue Jay off an assist from senior Kurt Boardsen.

Fulton man involved in high-speed chase

A Fulton man is in custody after leading Maries County authorities on a chase, Monday.

4th annual Toy Run this weekend

Last year, Mary Gordon was new to SERVE and did not know what to expect when Gary Powell and Dave Roark told her they were hosting a Toy Run for kids in Callaway County.

New curator named at Churchill Museum

Elisabeth C. Murphy is the new curator/archivist for the National Churchill Museum on the Westminster College campus in Fulton. Murphy has served as interim curator since last January.

Candidate forum set today at Holts Summit

Ten candidates for five contested county offices will appear tonight at a candidate forum in Holts Summit. The forum will be at 7 p.m. at the Mid America Bank in Holts Summit.

Monday, October 25

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No. 10 Bulldogs whip Wildcats

As fantastic as they feel right now, the South Callaway Bulldogs still have important work to be done. Friday night's 40-15 throttling of Montgomery County served as South Callaway's school-record eighth win and -- more significantly -- moved the No. 10 Bulldogs to 2-0 in Class 2, District 9 play.

Reform Baptist food pantry closes due to lack of support

After five years of helping families in need put food on the table, the Reform Baptist Church has closed the doors on its food pantry for good. Due to dwindling donations and a lack of resources, pantry organizers were forced to give up the venture.

Residents get chance to practice new roundabout

Residents nervous about how the new roundabout in Fulton works will get the chance to practice the new system next Saturday.

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Ovid Sandwich wins Subway contest

Two Ovid Bell employees were beaming last week, after finding out a sandwich they created won a regional contest.

Lady Bulldogs take second at Bowling Green Invite

South Callaway freshman Taylor Howard directed three medalists with a fifth-place finish as the Lady Bulldogs cross country team came in second at the Bowling Green Invitational on Friday.

Blue Jays run out of time vs. Panthers

It took about 58 minutes and 2 seconds for a game that looked to be in hand to get out of hand, and then back again.

Eagles destroy Hornets' hopes to make playoffs

There is one more game on Fulton's 2010 schedule, but for all intents and purposes, Friday night's Class 3, District 6 game against the Southern Boone Eagles was the Hornets' season.

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New Civil War marker dedicated at Old Auxvasse Cemetery

About 200 Callaway County residents gathered Saturday afternoon at the Old Auxvasse Cemetery north of Calwood to dedicate a new Civil War marker.

Rob Crouse’s dreams hit center stage with Capital City Players

Rob Crouse is a pretty emotional guy by his own admission. His colleagues with the Capital City Players like to kid him about it from time to time.

OUR OPINION: State employees exemplify teamwork

People who work smarter assist both the economy and employment, particularly during an economic downturn.

Sunday, October 24

T-Birds have easy time with Colonels, return to postseason

The North Callaway Thunderbirds acted swifty in pushing their way back into the postseason.

Friday, October 22

Blue Jays looking to get off to better start

A side-by-side comparison of the Westminster College Blue Jays' play in the first half of games and their play in the second half is like showing an infant the difference between putting their hand on a hot stove or not placing it there.

Lady Hornets top Mexico in NCMC play

Senior outside hitter Haley Clark finished with nine kills Thursday night as the Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team closed out the regular season with a 25-9, 25-8 NCMC victory over rival Mexico.

T-Birds put selves in position to make state playoffs

North Callaway head coach Mike Emmons likes the view for his Thunderbirds.

Hornets' playoff hopes come down to matchup vs. Eagles

It was no misprint, mistake or misstep. The Southern Boone Eagles erupted for a 92-28 blitz of Missouri Military Academy in a Class 3, District 6 mismatch last week. That's eight points away from 100 for all the math majors out there.

No. 10 Bulldogs eye return to postseason, set to host Wildcats

Once again, newfound success is steering the South Callaway Bulldogs into unfamiliar but satisfying territory.

Thursday, October 21

Blue Jays score all three goals in seven minutes to get past Eureka in conference play on Saturday

The Blue Jays were in a scoreless tie with their St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent in the waning moments of Saturday evening's game before tacking on three goals in seven minutes to win 3-0.

Hornets soccer team halts skid, blanks Hannibal

The Fulton Hornets soccer team broke a scoreless tie with two second-half goals Tuesday night in stopping a four-match losing streak with a 2-0 NCMC victory over Hannibal.

Wednesday, October 20

Lady Hornets' softball season ends in district semifinal loss

The Fulton Lady Hornets softball team's season came to an end in a 7-6 loss to Southern Boone in the semifinals of the Class 3, District 8 Tournament on Thursday night at the Fulton High School athletic complex.

T-Birds get back in groove, crush Eagles

The North Callaway Thunderbirds' recent play in the areas of blocking and tackling had caught the attention of head coach Mike Emmons, and for all the wrong reasons.

Bulldogs sunk by slippery start

South Callaway head coach Tim Rulo had cautioned beforehand that his Bulldogs could not afford to stumble at the start.

Blue Jays give up early score, but blitz Eureka

One play, one touchdown, one piping mad coach. Just 17 seconds into the Westminster College Blue Jays' UMAC game against Eureka (Ill.) College on Saturday and the visiting Red Devils had already produced all three of those things.

Bulldogs maintain Highway 54 control of Hornets

With Fulton down six points and driving, Hornets senior running back Ryan Fritz broke for an apparent first down in the red zone of the rival Mexico Bulldogs in the second quarter.

Tuesday, October 19

Old Power Plant comes down

The metal exterior has been removed from the east side of the old Fulton Power Plant, located at the northeast corner of East 8th and Vine streets, that is being razed by Gator Demolition Co. of Joplin.

Ovid Bell Press to restore one-half of last year's 5 percent salary cuts

Ovid Bell Press, a Fulton magazine printing firm, next month plans to restore half of the salary cuts it made one year ago.

Fulton proposes water, sewer increases

The Fulton City Council granted first-round approval Tuesday night to ordinances that would raise both the water and sewer rates for city customers.

Flu shot clinics set next week at county health department

Flu shots will be available next week in Fulton on Wednesday and Friday at the Callaway County Health Department, 4950 County Road 304.

Two arrested for Bob's Car Wash burglary

Two Fulton residents were taken into custody Tuesday for their suspected involvement in a burglary at Bob's Car Wash on Sept. 22.

No. 24 Tigers set to bid farewell to Buffaloes in Big 12 opener

It is still, and always will be, one of the most memorable plays in college football history. And it's a play that shouldn't have been.

Thunderbirds look to stop slide, get season back on course

For North Callaway head coach Mike Emmons, there is never a time when the state of his Thunderbirds football team is not a pressing matter.

Unbeaten Bulldogs get another crack at perfect Cardinals

Tim Rulo was conflicted while trying to process the close call. South Callaway's head coach sat on the bench in the moments after the Bulldogs' narrow 14-13 loss to state-ranked and undefeated Tipton last year at Mokane.

Blue Jays back from bye week, begin busy UMAC schedule

A little time away never hurt anyone. In the case of the Westminster College Blue Jays, it just might be what they need to turn the season onward and upward headed into the heart of their conference schedule.

High school roundup

Senior outside hitter Haley Clark logged 12 kills Thursday night to help boost the Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team to a 25-12, 25-22 North Central Missouri Conference win over Kirksville.

Fulton, Mexico to battle for Highway 54 sign, pride

Two separate instances sum up the Fulton-Mexico rivalry for Hornets head coach Pat Kelley.

Sunday, October 17

High school, college roundup

It should come as no surprise that Wednesday's Class 3, District 8 quarterfinal softball matchup between the North Callaway Ladybirds and the Fulton Lady Hornets was a white-knuckle showdown.

Friday, October 15

Pierce steers Hornets in rout of Boonville

Junior midfielder Jake Pierce scored three goals and assisted on two others Tuesday night, helping power the surging Fulton Hornets soccer team to a 6-0 NCMC win over Boonville.

Lady Hornets overpower Marshall in NCMC victory

Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball coach Megan Herrick had a nagging feeling before her team's game Tuesday night.

Thursday, October 14

The stage is her world

An ordinary school project for a Drama II class at South Callaway High School turned into a much bigger project for 17-year-old Caitlynn Davidson.

Budnik, Bearcats torment T-Birds

Mike Emmons was both baffled and chagrined. After what Emmons termed North Callaway's "best week of practice we've ever had," the Thunderbirds were abused by Hermann senior quarterback Lucas Budnik on Friday night.

Hornets soccer team picks up dramatic tournament victory

Senior Dan McClure scored on the seventh penalty kick Saturday morning to lift the Fulton Hornets soccer team to a 4-3 win over host Camdenton at the Laker Shootout.

Hornets can't turn fortunes vs. Tigers

The postgame comments of Fulton head coach Pat Kelley were interspersed with bouts of frazzled silence and uncertainty.

Wednesday, October 13

Owls golf team shares championship at Evangel Tournament

The William Woods University men's golf team, directed by senior Austin Waibel, finished in a tie with Lindenwood University for the team title at the Evangel University Fall Invitational Tournament on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 12

Sports roundup

The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team suffered its first NCMC setback of the season with Tuesday night's 25-21, 19-25 and 25-22 loss to Hannibal.

Friday, October 1

MU medical school hit with new sanctions

The largest physician residency program at the University of Missouri has been put on probation by a national accreditation group. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Thursday that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education put the university’s internal medicine department on one year of probation.

Fulton proposes water, sewer increases

The Fulton City Council granted first-round approval Tuesday night to ordinances that would raise both the water and sewer rates for city customers.

Flu shot clinics set next week at county health department

Flu shots will be available next week in Fulton on Wednesday and Friday at the Callaway County Health Department, 4950 County Road 304.

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Millersburg Preschool fundraiser set Saturday

The preschoolers who attend Millersburg Preschool have a unique opportunity. The kids learn at the hands of a parent co-op, which means there are always parents around while they're at the school.