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Callaway United Way announces honorary chairpersons

The Callaway County United Way has announced that Cliff and Lois Nevins will serve as Honorary Campaign Chairpersons for the Fall 2014 annual campaign.

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‘Service before self’

Friends say Mike Beahon ‘epitomized’ the Rotary motto

“He lived the (Rotary) motto of ‘Service above self.’” Some version of that description of Mike Beahon has been uttered multiple times since the local community leader — and longtime Rotarian — passed away Sunday.

South Callaway School Board mulls tobacco, alcohol and drug policy

The South Callaway School Board discussed options for a new drug, alcohol and tobacco policy at its meeting Wednesday night. Students participating in athletics and other extra curricular activities are currently withheld from games or activities based on calendar days, but the board is assessing how to move forward with a penalization based on percentage.

Fulton police arrest man for possible cocaine, meth

A Fulton man was arrested for drug possession and a Fayette man was taken into custody at the same residence Wednesday for illegally possessing a gun.

Fulton police arrest man for Carver Park armed robbery

Fulton police arrested a man today they believe is responsible for an armed robbery earlier this week at Carver Park.

Callaway sheriff's deputies arrest Mexico men for warrants, drug possession

Two men from Mexico are facing charges after being pulled over by Callaway County Sheriff’s Office at around 2:35 a.m. today.

Fulton man arrested after leading police on vehicle, foot pursuits

A Fulton man was arrested around 2 a.m. today after allegedly leading Fulton police on a short pursuit, which involved the suspect crashing his vehicle into a trailer.

Silver legislators disappointed in last session, look to future for seniors’ agenda

After being disappointed by legislative efforts at bolstering state meals programs statewide, the Silver Haired Legislature once more has identified the issue as a priority for the year during a recent meeting.

Ambulance discusses possibility of resolution regarding sales tax break bills

For the second consecutive meeting, Callaway County Ambulance District Director Charles Anderson spoke to the board of directors regarding several bills passed during the 2014 Missouri legislative session that would give sales tax breaks to certain special interests.

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Signs of progress

Standing in front of 19 sign-language interpreters in a classroom at the Burton Business and Economics Building, Barbara Garrett is trying to teach the room the difference signing “silly” and “stupid.” There are hand movements, facial expressions, even eyebrow positions that can signal slight differences between these two words or any others in American Sign Language. “What (interpreters) are doing is thinking about, ‘Well if I’m interpreting for a deaf student at a school, how can I take that information and make it make sense for them in a visual language?’” Garrett said Tuesday.

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Megan Haas wins New Bloomfield School Board runoff election

With about 52 percent of the vote, Megan Haas will take her spot on the board for the first time after Tuesday’s runoff election.

William Woods AD Vittone receives AMC’s top honor

William Woods University’s Jason Vittone has been named the 2013-14 American Midwest Conference athletic director of the year, the school announced Tuesday.

Wanted Calwood man arrested in Joplin

A Calwood man wanted in Callaway on charges ranging from assault and stalking to felony stealing is in custody in Joplin.

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Civil War mass grave in Calwood to be dedicated Sunday, July 27

For 152 years, fallen Union and Confederate soldiers from the Civil War have lain at rest in an unmarked grave near Calwood. These soldiers will, for the first time, have a large, granite monument bearing their names dedicated to them at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 27.

Holts Summit Board of Aldermen discuss changes and city improvements since last regular meeting in May

Since the last regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen on May 12 and the work session on May 27, the council has been hard at work implementing changes in the city of Holts Summit. Among these changes and proposals were striping of various streets, sidewalk, curb and gutter enhancements, annexation of property, and a waste service agreement.

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Youth Expo a success in its second-annual outing

The Callaway Youth Expo got rave reviews its second time around.

New Bloomfield School Board runoff election tomorrow

A runoff election to determine who will fill a New Bloomfield Board of Education seat is set for tomorrow.

New Bloomfield man charged with DWI, other violations

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department responded to an alleged drunk driver early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:08 a.m., a CCSD deputy observed a truck speeding and unable to stay on the right half of the roadway south of Fulton on Old Highway 54. The deputy caught up with the alleged driver, who had stopped his truck in the middle of the lane, exited and began to urinate in the middle of the road.

Pedestrian struck on Highway 54

A Callaway County resident was hit by a car on Highway 54 early Monday morning. At approximately 1:03 a.m., Fulton police responded to a report of a struck pedestrian on eastbound Highway 54, just north of County Road 114.

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Youth experience success in rabbit, poultry shows

Reflecting on the 2014 Callaway County Youth Expo rabbit show, Judge Ray Hall said the youth’s showmanship was the best he’s ever seen from top to bottom.

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