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New hunter/jumper professor saddles up for William Woods University

Susie Ouderkirk’s path to William Woods University started on her Aunt Janet’s Kansas farm. Ouderkirk, William Woods’ new hunter/jumper professor, spent summers as a “little horse-crazy girl” at the age of five with her Aunt Janet whose farm came with an older male horse. Aunt Janet would hop Ouderkirk on the horse and told her to “go for it.”

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Repeat DWI offender drives wrong way in Callaway

An alleged repeat DWI offender was pulled over for driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 54 between Auxvasse and Kingdom City early Thursday morning and arrested to driving while intoxicated, according to a press release from the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

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JCPD cancels advisory after girl found safe

8-year-old Eboni K. Coney-King has been located safe in the St. Louis area. An earlier Endangered Person Advisory for her has been canceled.

Callaway County to host use tax meeting, mulls placing it on the August ballot

As the Callaway County Commission contemplates placing a use tax on the August ballot — and encourages municipalities in the county to do the same — it is hosting a public information meeting to help educate local voters.

Fulton School Board hears about technology, budget

Over the past several years, technology has taken on increasingly larger role in the classroom.

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Fulton considers drawing from MoDOT grant in advance to fund Seventh Street Bridge

The Fulton City Council learned Tuesday that the Seventh Street bridge project would have a $100,000 higher price tag than originally intended, due to time restraints on both the project and area bridge workers.

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New members sworn in to ambulance board

With only two candidates for two open seats, the Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors did not hold an election April 8. Nonetheless, new board members Brian Schmidt and Clay Chism — who were sworn in answered some of the same questions posed to other local candidates.

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South Callaway grad, MMA fighter signs UFC contract

Alex White takes on Estevan Payan in short-notice televised bout April 19

Pretty much everyone who remembers Alex White from the time he attended South Callaway High School before graduating in 2007 described him the same way: a quiet kid who kept to himself.

Ambulance board takes closer look at call statistics

Changes in call volume and statistics has been a frequent topic of discussion for the Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors over the past year.

Utility bill 'dead on arrival' after landlord complaints

Council opts to pursue business practice changes before making landlords liable for renter bills

After three landlords spoke out against a proposed, tentative ordinance that would make them liable for their tenants' utility bills during the comment period of Tuesday's City Council meeting, Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton told the council it likely wouldn't even have to turn the measure down.

Fulton woman begins petition for audit of city utilities, grant usage

Fulton financial department holds several rewards for bookkeeping transparency

Citing dissatisfaction with her utility bills and the process of questioning them, a Fulton woman has filed to begin a petition audit with the Missouri State Auditor’s Office of the city of Fulton’s utilities finances and state and federal grant usage.

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FFA plant sale pushes up despite snow

FFA Advisor James Rinck, left, helps Teresa and Tim Kucera pick out new additions to their garden during the Fulton FFA’s plant sale Monday.

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Designer picked for new Fulton State Hospital

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday that the state has selected design firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to plan and design a new Fulton State Hospital.

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On target for fun

Event takes local foster, adopted children to the great outdoors

Adopted and foster children made long-lasting memories as they experienced the great outdoors Saturday.

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William Woods University students help hungry children in Callaway County

William Woods University Greek Life students made pact to feed the hungry through joint philanthropic efforts of sororities and fraternities.

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