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‘Black Friday’ declared state holiday

State employees traditionally have had the day after Thanksgiving off — but not always, especially not in recent years.

A roundup of events happening on Halloween Day

There are a variety of Halloween activities going on this afternoon and evening in Fulton. To name a few, Westminster College’s Student Government Association is hosting a “Spooky Sidewalks” event, Creative Minds Child Development Center is opening its doors and The Fulton Sun will be taking Halloween pictures to run in the paper.

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Dragon Kitchen reopens Oct. 31

Restaurant’s new health inspection clears it of prior violations

Read more about the restaurant's reopening and view the Oct. 29 inspection report as well as the restaurant’s initial Oct. 15 health inspection report — which listed violations.

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South Callaway fourth grader surprised when Air Force dad shows up at lunch

Father surprises son with return home after 7-month deployment in Afghanistan

Just like every other day, Carson Russell, South Callaway fourth grader, sat down at a table in the school’s cafeteria Thursday and opened his bright green lunch box. Russell’s seemingly ordinary day quickly changed into what he describes as the “Number one best day ever.”

T-Birds look for run game to re-emerge

The North Callaway Thunderbirds will need their running game to resurface. Limited to a season-low 39 yards rushing in last week’s 48-24 quarterfinal victory over Montgomery County, No. 2 seed North Callaway will try to get going on the ground again Friday night when the Thunderbirds (6-4) host No. 3 Palmyra (6-4) in the Class 2, District 6 semifinals. Kickoff is at 7.

No. 8 Falcons’ offense has Hornets’ attention

When asked to describe the state-ranked Blair Oaks Falcons offense, Fulton Hornets head coach Pat Kelley had an interesting choice of words. “They’re different,” Kelley said during Tuesday afternoon’s practice. “From an offensive standpoint, (they remind me) a lot of Moberly and a little of Boonville.”

No. 3 Bulldogs’ defense digs in for heavy dose of Indians’ Creed

The South Callaway defense expects to see plenty of Hallsville senior running back Skyler Creed. The Bulldogs are just not sure to what extent. Top-seeded South Callaway — undefeated at 10-0 and ranked third in the state — hosts Creed and the No. 4 seed Indians (8-2) tonight in a Class 2, District 7 semifinal. Kickoff is at 7. In tonight’s other District 7 semifinal, No. 2 seed Lafayette County (10-0) — ranked seventh — will be at home against No. 6 seed Cole Camp (9-1).

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Fulton man publishes novel with time-traveling focus

Leland Nichols has dedicated most of his life to science, but over the past four years the Fulton man has transformed into a writer, penning his first novel titled, “The Ruby.”

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Fitzwater, Backer discuss issues as election day approaches

As the time to Nov. 4 decreases, two familiar faces vying for the 49th House District have popped up on T.V. screens among the slew of political ads. Travis Fitzwater, Republican candidate from Holts Summit, and Gracia Backer, Democratic candidate from New Bloomfield, both have their eyes on the seat that represents western and southern portions of Callaway County and a small portion of Cole County.

Sir Winston's closes when owner decides to retire

Sir Winston’s Restaurant closed its doors at the end of operating hours yesterday.

This Week in the SEC for Nov. 1, 2014

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Lady Blue Jays volleyball team swept by SLIAC foe Webster

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team was taken down by the Webster University Lady Gorloks in Tuesday night’s 25-16, 25-17 and 25-20 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home loss.

Lady Blue Jays soccer team plays to SLIAC tie with Fontbonne

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays soccer team battled to a 1-1 standoff with the Fontbonne University Lady Griffins in Tuesday night’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home match.

Seibolt, Blue Jays soccer team down Fontbonne 2-0

Freshman midfielder Dustin Seibolt tallied both goals Tuesday night as the host Westminster College Blue Jays soccer team blanked Fontbonne University 2-0 in a pivotal SLIAC match.

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St. Peter School adds Chromebooks in the classroom

St. Peter School held a technology night for students and their parents Tuesday. About a month ago, the school put chromebooks in the hands of each third through eighth grader.

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