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North Callaway ag advisor resigns

The North Callaway R-I Board of Education has accepted the resignation of high school agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Curtis Bowling, effective at the end of this school year.

Fulton adjusts splash pad plan with new features, circulating water

Original design would have overburdened waterworks, stressed creek

After realizing the original plan would be bad for Stinson Creek waterworks’ budget, the city of Fulton opted to change the upcoming splash pad at Memorial Park to run on circulated, filtered water rather than directly from the lines.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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.