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New Bloomfield schools move forward with bond issue facility projects

Board approves selling of bonds, awards bid for HVAC repairs

New Bloomfield residents will soon see work start on facility projects funded through the $2 million no-tax increase bond issue, which voters passed in April. The New Bloomfield R-III Board of Education awarded a bid for the HVAC project to Clearview Enterprises LLC, a company which has done work in the Jefferson City and Columbia school districts previously. Additionally, the district’s financial adviser, L.J. Hart and Co., will begin to solicit investors for the bonds.

National security becomes subject at Westminster

Political science professor Tobias Gibson is interested in growing the subject of national security in the Westminster curriculum.

Enrollment for Farm Bill opened

Enrollment for the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs opened June 17.

William Woods business programs receive accreditation

William Woods University received accreditation for its business, accounting and graduate business programs during an Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs conference June 14.

Rain, floods prompt state of emergency in Missouri

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday declared a state of emergency as heavy rain continues to cause flash flooding and flooding across the state.

South Callaway schools work to improve professional development

South Callaway R-III schools is making an effort to improve professional development in the district. The school board recently approved a 5-year professional development plan. And, coaches will soon have a professional development day as well.

Munns departing after 10 seasons at William Woods

Will become head baseball coach at Columbia College

Columbia College is hoping Darren Munns can replicate the remarkable run of success he had with the William Woods University baseball program.

Fulton water treatment upgrades make progress

Paperwork for Fulton's water treatment plant updates are still being finalized. The updates are federally-mandated following water quality restrictions on the new permit.

New members become friends of National Churchill Museum

Mid-Missouri Friends of the National Churchill Museum hosted a membership drive Tuesday.

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Construction at William Woods University is almost there

Four new sorority houses will be ready for new students at the beginning of the fall semester at William Woods University.

Callaway County Senior Center Council elected new members

Judy Baumgartner, who has served as Callaway County's representative for the Missouri Silver Haired Legislature for four years has been re-elected for another two years. Members were also elected for the Callaway County Senior Center Council.

Fulton Senior Center Tai Chi

Community members joined together Monday for Judy Baumgartner's Tai Chi class at the Senior Center.

BRIEF: New Bloomfield man arrested on sexual abuse charges

New Bloomfield man Robert Joseph Pope, 31, was arrested June 4 for various sexual abuse charges involving two children.

Mokane woman sentenced in fatal car crash case

A Mokane woman will spend 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges she faced in connection with an August 2014 fatal car crash in Callaway County.

Judge’s order puts Kingdom City hog farm decision on pause

An attorney for Friends of Responsible Agriculture — a local group opposing a 10,000-hog operation in Kingdom City — is hoping a court order filed last week will reveal information he believes was unlawfully held from him and his clients.

Tabeltop exercise prepares COAD members for disaster

COAD held tabletop exercise Thursday for disaster preparedness.

Missouri Association of Student Councils hosts annual duck race

The Missouri Association of Student Councils hosted its annual "Duck for a Buck" race, Wednesday. Money raised from the duck race is donated to the Special Olympics.

Fulton woman charged with stabbing in Versailles

A Fulton woman has been charged in connection with a stabbing earlier this month in Versailles.

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Fulton middle and high schools to go one-to-one with Chromebooks

Chromebooks will be in the hands of each Fulton middle and high school student — at school and home — during the upcoming school year.

South Callaway School Board approves next school year’s budget

Board to hear proposal for after school program next month

he South Callaway R-II School Board approved the district’s 2015-16 budget at its regular meeting Wednesday night. Read more about the approved budget and about the board's discussion of a potential after school program in the district.

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