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Exception leaves room for candidate with record in Auxvasse

A subsection in the state law governing elections has left the door open for Jerry Wilkerson to run as a write-in candidate for the open North Ward position on the Auxvasse Board of Aldermen, despite his felony record.

Lockwood, Houghton face off again in 2014 District 43 race

Ed Lockwood, Democratic candidate for Missouri’s 43rd district, and Houghton both sought out Missouri’s 43rd District, which covers all of Audrain County and northern and eastern portions of Callaway County, in 2012.

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New Bloomfield School Board candidates state objectives in forum

The four candidates for New Bloomfield Board of Education were given an opportunity to answer five questions during a forum Tuesday sponsored by the New Bloomfield Parent-Teacher Association.

Callaway Preps

T-Birds whip Wellsville 12-2 in EMO opener

Freshman right fielder Wyatt Branson was a perfect 2-for-2 with five driven in as North Callaway pulled away from Wellsville Tigers 12-2 in five innings to take its Eastern Missouri Conference opener on Tuesday. Thunderbirds senior starter Tanner Murphy allowed two runs on three of the Tigers’ four total hits in the top of the first inning. North Callaway (2-1, 0-1) saw its first two batters retired in the bottom of the inning before senior shorstop Chance Kee and junior center fielder Brandon Hagedorn strung together back-to-back singles. Branson drove both them in with a two-run single to tie the game at 2-all. Branson scored when junior catcher Michael Early reached base on an error at third base and junior first baseman Paul Zerr tallied the final North Callaway run of the frame on a single by junior third baseman Trevor Crisp.

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Owls offense keys league win over Park

The Owls pounded out 15 hits as a team in easily dispatching the Pirates 12-4 in American Midwest Conference play at home on Tuesday afternoon. Park logged one run in the top of the first off of William Woods senior starter Bubba Bradshaw, but the Owls erased that deficit three at-bats into their half of the first. Senior shortstop Sam Moon was hit by a pitch to lead off the game then moved to second when junior center fielder Cody Stewart reached base via a bunt single. Moon and Stewart scored on a triple to center field by senior first baseman Matt Thomas to go on top by a run. Thomas would score on redshirt junior designated hitter Dustin Kremer’s two-out single to right to make it a 3-1 Owls’ advantage.

Landlords pack Fulton City Hall to oppose proposed liability ordinance

A proposed Fulton ordinance that would make landlords jointly liable for their renters’ utility bills drew ire from about 30 rental owners and property managers, who packed the Utility Board’s Monday meeting so full it flooded into the more spacious council chambers.

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Callaway group reflects on social progress during Celia Commemoration

Since the hanging of Celia — a southern Callaway County slave — in 1855, community members pondered how much social advancement has taken place in 159 years during the annual Celia Commemoration on Saturday.

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CMCA awards MSD with Community Partner of the Year award

In recognition of their work together on a student photography project designed to shed light on social issues, Central Missouri Community Action has awarded the Missouri School for the Deaf with its annual Community Partner of the Year award.

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Lady Blue Jays drop 2-of-3 in SLIAC series to Greenville

Greenville blitzed Westminster for 10 runs in the second inning to down the Lady Blue Jays 14-2 in five innings of the second game of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on Saturday. Westminster fell in the day’s first game 6-1. The Lady Blue Jays (7-7, 4-2) got a scoreless bottom of the first inning from freshman starter Alyson Hahn, but Greenville pitcher Becca Oldham roped a two-run homer to right field. The Lady Panthers (13-5, 6-0) tacked on eight more that frame and totaling six of their 10 hits.

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Books, Hornets surge late to top Tolton 7-4

Fulton senior designated hitter Paul Books’ two-run double to right field provided the game-winning tallies as the Hornets rallied for a 7-4 win over the Father Tolton Blazers on Monday. Fulton (4-2) trailed by two runs with one out in the seventh when freshman second baseman Devin Masek reached base on a single. Senior shortstop Dalton Horstmeier was hit by a pitch and a single by senior center fielder Kory Masek scored Devin Masek to cut the Hornets’ deficit to 4-3.

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Callaway pushing for more stops on tourism bus tours

The Tourism Board is hoping to expand the variety of bus tours in Callaway County.

New Bloomfield School Board candidates to share goals in Tuesday forum

The New Bloomfield Parent-Teacher Association will host a forum for the four candidates seeking election on the New Bloomfield Board of Education.

Callaway Colleges

Owls drop series finale to Lyon; win streak ends at four

The William Woods University Owls baseball team had its winning streak stopped at four games after Lyon (Ark.) College salvaged the finale of the three-game AMC series with an 8-4 win Saturday at Owls Field. William Woods — which swept Friday’s doubleheader — is now 21-7 overall and 9-5 in the American Midwest Conference. The Owls have won eight of their last 10.

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Horstmeier, Hornets stifle Marshall

Fulton senior pitcher Dalton Horstmeier struck out 12 in a complete-game, one-hit effort as the Hornets shut out the Marshall Owls 3-0 in North Central Missouri Conference play Friday night. Horstmeier — making his first start of the season — walked three and finished 1-for-4 at the plate as the Hornets (3-2, 1-1 NCMC) ended a two-game skid. “He was very dominant tonight,” Fulton head coach Darren Masek said. “He had good command of his fastball and was able to control his curveball.”

Hearing set for restraining order request in same-sex tax returns case

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem will hear arguments next Thursday afternoon on the request that he issue a restraining order in the same-sex tax returns case.

CARDV gears up to promote sexual assault awareness month

Organization plans to focus on ending victim blaming

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence has a number of events planned to promote the idea that "Consent is Sexy" but victim blaming is not.

Williamsburg Elementary counselor honored as best in region

According to her administrators, Jessica Schumacher is “the poster child for a counselor,” an educator who “does what’s best for the kids, no matter what.”

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Missouri Senate advances bonding plan on Fulton State Hospital

Missouri School for the Deaf included in project upgrade list

Construction of a new Fulton State Hospital moved one step closer to reality Thursday when the Missouri Senate gave first-round approval to a $600 million bonding plan that includes about $200 million for the Fulton project.

Callaway Colleges

Scherder chosen as honorable-mention All-American

William Woods University senior guard Katie Scherder was recognized as an honorable-mention NAIA Division I All-American on Tuesday. Scherder is William Woods’ seventh All-American in program history and the fourth in the six-year tenure of head coach Dan Chapla.

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Fulton Bowling Center to host tournaments, draw consumers to community

Fulton Bowling Center is hosting two big tournaments this spring that they hope will draw an accompanying flood of visitors to Fulton and Callaway County.

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