Fulton musician authors book on history of fiddling in Missouri
A longtime musician and proponent of the art of old-time fiddling, Fulton resident Howard Marshall has written a book on the history of his favorite pastime.
Thanks to a boost from the Fulton Street Fair, the Fulton Country Club’s annual 4th of July fireworks display is going to be bigger and better than ever this year.
Just a few months after first announcing plans for a fundraising campaign to build a new animal shelter, Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton says the planning committee already is halfway toward its $250,000 goal.
Fulton’s Jimmy Colbertson is an old pro as far as musical acts at the Street Fair go. When he and his band, Deep Water, take the stage tonight it’ll be his third time drumming at the annual festival.
You can be anything you dream yourself to be. That was the message of Dreams and Goals, Wednesday afternoon, the latest entry in the Callaway County Public Library’s summer reading program.
After several years of trying, Fulton Street Fair Entertainment Co-chair Rick Nickelson finally has been able to get Kansas City jazz standout Ida McBeth to come to Fulton to perform.
Many years ago, motel guests used to react with horror, feigned or otherwise, when it was suggested that the desk clerk might know which pay-per-view movies they had watched in the supposed privacy of their room.
Val Kilmer has appeared in dozens of films and television shows in his 30-year career, playing everyone from Batman to Jim Morrison to Moses. Now the actor has recently added Mark Twain to his repertoire, and is bringing the renowned author and humorist to life here in Fulton when he comes to deliver William Woods University’s commencement address in May.
After receiving more than 140 reader suggestions, the One Read Reading Panel has narrowed that list down to two books for area library patrons to vote on for the Daniel Boone Regional Library’s 2012 community reading program, starting Monday.
Western music is easy listening and easy to connect with for Crossroads Cowboy Church Pastor Joey Owen. “It’s very peaceful and tells the story of somebody’s life or events in someone’s life and how they dealt with them and moved on,” Owen said. “A lot of those stories are things I’ve experienced in my life.”
Callaway County has been known as the Kingdom of Callaway ever since the Civil War, when local volunteers went eyeball-to-eyeball with Union militia and exacted a non-invasion “treaty.” The nickname has endured, perhaps because of an unreconstructed spirit of independence and community that continues to characterize our largely rural Callaway today.
Mike Boulware, president of the 107th Kingdom of Callaway Supper, said one of his favorite aspects of the annual event is the opportunity for residents of various parts of the county to come together and learn a bit more about one another.
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