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Josh Mosley

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Lady Hornets thumped by Eldon in five innings

The Fulton Lady Hornets had as many errors (six) as they did hits in a 14-0, five-inning loss to the Eldon Lady Mustangs in their home opener Tuesday night at the high school athletic complex.

Lady Hornets blanked by Tolton Catholic to open season

The Lady Hornets just couldn’t find cracks in the opposing defense in a 6-0 season-opening loss to the Lady Blazers on Monday.


North Callaway junior second baseman Madison Ausfahl’s eighth-inning single drove in the decisive tally to vault the Ladybirds to a 2-1 season-opening win over the Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs on Monday evening.

Wilson's five goals fuel Hornets in opening win

Senior forward Austin Wilson erupted for five goals as the Fulton Hornets soccer team dispatched Warrenton 6-2 in their season opener Friday night at the high school athletic complex.

Indians jump on early miscue, stifle Hornets

Less than three minutes into the season and the Fulton Hornets had stood up to their first test.

Athleticism on display for Fulton

Hornets to kick off season at School of the Osage

There’s one word Fulton Hornets head coach Pat Kelley kept coming back to when describing his 2014 squad. Athletic.

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Fulton Hornets stay healthy, show defensive resolve at jamboree

Offense unable to produce any scoring ahead of opener at School of the Osage

Fulton Hornets head coach Pat Kelley had a full complement of offensive plays outlined when the team bus left for Friday night’s jamboree scrimmages. By the time the Hornets arrived, almost 50 percent of those had been scrapped.

WWU tabs Meier to head tennis teams

William Woods has officially named Lauren Meier as the head coach of its men’s and women’s tennis teams. The school originally fielded a women’s squad from 1976-1999 while this will be the inaugural season for the men’s team. “She played a major role in building two successful programs at Georgia Gwinnett and I believe she can do the same here at William Woods,” William Woods director of athletics Jason Vittone said.

Callaway Public Library to bring 'King Arthur' to kids

Local youth will be able to join the Knights of the Round Table in an upcoming production of “The Legend of King Arthur.”

Callaway Bank offering business loans high school entrepreneurs

One week ago, a local FFA member walked into The Callaway Bank seeking an $85 loan to put toward starting his own agricultural business.

Cantone enjoying job as new archivist-curator for National Churchill Museum

Interest in World War II and British history brought Amy Cantone to the National Churchill Museum when she had a week off from her job as a curatorial assistant at the Missouri State Museum last summer. Now, she gets to work at the Churchill Museum every day as an archivist-curator. “I’m excited to be around all of it,” Cantone said on Monday. “I love to open boxes and go through all of these photographs. Everything has a story to go with it, and I want to learn it.”

Fulton CrossFit using “community workouts” to spread word

Sun pours in through the windows and rock music bounces off the walls of an empty Fulton CrossFit on Saturday morning. Soon, though, the voices of individuals and families looking for a vigorous workout join the guitar riffs, drum beats and sunshine that’s already present. At the front of the room is Kara Bustrum, co-owner of the gym with her husband, Alex, who is home sick this morning. The Bustrums opened Fulton CrossFit earlier this month and plan to offer these free community workouts 1-2 times a month. It’s a way of getting the word out about their operation, but it also serves to give the uninitiated a sample of what they can expect from a CrossFit workout. “It’s bringing something that’ll help people live well, which is what we’re all about,” Bustrum said.

Sheriff's looking for suspect in Kingdom City Post Office robbery

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of robbing the Kingdom City Post Office on Saturday morning. CCSO Sergeant Jeff Harding stated that at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, a man stole an undisclosed amount of money from the Kingdom City Post Office on Old Highway 40.

Parks and Recreation sponsoring Fulton Flash competitive running team

George Yates loves running, which is to be expected as the head cross country coach at Fulton High School. Now, he’s going to help bring that love to some of Fulton’s youth. Yates will be a consultant for the Fulton Flash, a new competitive running club being offered through Fulton Parks and Recreation.

May signs letter to join Owls' baseball team

Pitcher-infielder Drew May recently inked a letter of intent to join the William Woods baseball team for the 2015 season. May — a St. Louis native — was a two-year letterman at (O’Fallon) Christian High School, where he led his team to back-to-back district titles, a sectional championship and a runner-up finish in Class 3 this past spring.

Multiple William Woods teams receive NAIA academic award

Nine William Woods University athletic teams recently earned NAIA Scholar-Team recognition. To be selected, a team must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale as defined by the respective institution. The team GPA includes all eligible varsity athletes. The following William Woods teams were honored: baseball, men’s soccer, softball, volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s soccer.

William Woods wins third straight AMC President’s Cup

The William Woods University athletic department recently claimed the American Midwest Conference President’s Cup for the third year in a row. The trophy is given to the conference’s all-sports champion. William Woods totaled 557.5 points out of a possible 660 to wrap up the honor. Park University finished second with 492.5 points, while Columbia College (470), Missouri Baptist University (420) and Freed-Hardeman University (375.5) rounded out the top five.

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Signs of progress

Standing in front of 19 sign-language interpreters in a classroom at the Burton Business and Economics Building, Barbara Garrett is trying to teach the room the difference signing “silly” and “stupid.” There are hand movements, facial expressions, even eyebrow positions that can signal slight differences between these two words or any others in American Sign Language. “What (interpreters) are doing is thinking about, ‘Well if I’m interpreting for a deaf student at a school, how can I take that information and make it make sense for them in a visual language?’” Garrett said Tuesday.

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Youth Expo a success in its second-annual outing

The Callaway Youth Expo got rave reviews its second time around.

Carpenter family teams up to tackle Fulton Triathlon

Heather Vodnansky’s family was cheering her on as she participated in the Fulton Triathlon last year. Vodnansky’s family decided to get in on the act themselves. Vodnansky teamed with her father, Bruce Carpenter, and her sister, Allison, while their mother — Marta — supported the trio from the sidelines at the sixth-annual Fulton Triathlon on Saturday morning on the campus of Fulton High School. The threesome — known as “Carpenters’ Rallytime” — finished in 40th place with a final result of 59 minutes, 40 seconds.

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Callaway Youth Expo Fun Horse Show Results

Ride Buck 1. Shea Smith, (Pumpkin) 2. Robyn Robinson, (Poco) Through the Barrell (timed event) 1. Zeb Meffert, (Fancy), 25.68 seconds 2. Laine Smith, (Sweetie Pie), :28.8 3. Shea Smith, (Pumpkin), :28.98 Egg on Spoon 1. Laine Smith, (Sweetie Pie) 2. Shea Smith, (Pumpkin) 3. Colleen Meffert, (Trigger) • • • • • Some results were not ready by press time. See remaining Fun Horse Show results in Sunday’s edition of the Fulton Sun.

Kingdom Telephone uses to get fiber-optic internet through Columbia-based Bluebird Network

Kingdom Telephone customers will have the option of faster connection to the Internet. Bluebird Network — an internet service provider Kingdom Telephone has a financial stake in — completed the process of laying down 1,300 route miles of fiber optics to its existing network, 38.79 of which are in the area of Kingdom Telephone users.

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Sixth Fulton Triathlon to take place on Saturday

The sixth annual Fulton Triathlon has 30 participants and two teams so far and is looking for more entrants.

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Fulton woman's 'barn' quilt makes nods to passions of late husband, self

Bernice Oliver combined her love of quilting with her late husband’s affinity for beekeeping to produce a new addition to her garage.

City of Auxvasse to host Neighborhood Watch meeting

The Auxvasse Police Department is trying to have a few more eyes on the street, but it won’t be uniformed officers.

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Holts Summit fireworks, Fulton parade celebrate Fourth of July

Fireworks in Holts Summit and the third-annual Fulton Independence Day Parade will highlight local Fourth of July celebrations.

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Tebbetts Fiddling contest a success after 15-year absence

After a 15-year hiatus, Jim Buffington said he was “thrilled to death” with the the turnout at the Tebbetts Fiddle Contest on Saturday.

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‘Purpose’ a big part of College for Kids’ initiative

When it comes to the College for Kids program, there’s a reason behind everything, says director Sue Craghead.

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'Barks and Bubbles' returns Saturday

Cleaning, clippings and micro-chippings are just some of the things on the docket at the second-annual “Barks and Bubbles” pet wash.

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Traveling quilt stops in Fulton, symbolizes role of local government

The Missouri Municipal League is using a symbol of warmth and comfort to remind citizens of the importance of local government.

Callaway County jail inmate dies after being taken off life support

A Callaway County jail inmate died on Friday after being taken off of life support at University Hospital in Columbia.

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North Callaway librarian publishes poetry collection

Hamm’s “Lessons in Ruin” a chronicle of life in the Midwest

Life as a fan of baseball’s supposed “lovable losers” informs Justin Hamm’s baseball-themed poetry.

Fulton High soccer teams to host World Cup viewing parties

The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams at Fulton High School will host a fan zone to watch the three scheduled games being played by the United States men’s soccer team at the World Cup in Brazil. The games will be shown on a large screen in the high school commons and fans of all ages are invited. The U.S. national team begins Group G play against Ghana at 5 p.m. on Monday. They’ll return to the pitch against Portugal at 5 p.m. on June 22 and will wrap up group competition against Germany at 11 a.m. on June 26.

Fins rack up blue ribbons at California swim meet

Five Fulton Fins swimmers collected a blue ribbon in every event they competed at their season-opening swim meet on June 4 in California. The feat was accomplished by Tia Bastian, Hillary Fry, Kaleigh Moore, Mackenzie McDaniel and Dominick Tharp.

Lady Owls’ Bowden named a second-team NAIA All-American in softball

William Woods senior pitcher MacKenzie Bowden picked up another honor for her strong final season as she was named to her first NAIA All-America team. Bowden — a second-team selection — finished the season 20-9 overall with a 1.23 ERA and 275 strikeouts in 182 innings of work. The ERA, win and strikeout totals were new career highs for Bowden, who picked up American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Year honors for the second time in her career.

Fulton to host free football camps

Fulton High School head football coach Pat Kelley has scheduled a pair of free camps over the next two weeks for prospective players. Kelley and his coaching staff will conduct the camps — open to interested players entering grades 7-12 this fall — through Thursday and continue from June 9-12. Daily sessions will be from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the high school.

T-Birds’ Coleman, Ladybirds’ Schmauch named to all-Eastern Missouri Conference track team

Junior Steven Coleman and sophomore Skyler Schmauch were North Callaway’s lone representatives on the All-Eastern Missouri Conference track and field team.

Six Wildcats tabbed for all-district baseball team

Senior Cameron Edwards and junior Sam Niedergerke guided four other New Bloomfield players who garnered Class 2, All-District 8 recognition. Edwards and Niedergerke were both slotted on the first team. Sophomores Clay Jensen and Grant Nichols were second-team picks while senior Ethan Massman and junior Tucker Lane were honorable mentions.

Four Bulldogs get All-District 13 baseball honors

South Callaway senior Gordon Arthaud and junior Cory Hanger picked up Class 3, All-District 13 honors. Bulldogs senior Smith Kemper was a second-team pick while junior Dax Helsel grabbed a spot on the honorable mention team.

Hornets place three on All-District 8 baseball squad

Three Fulton baseball players — led by senior pitcher Dalton Horstmeier — garnered Class 4, All-District 8 recognition. Horstmeier — a four-time All-District honoree and first-time pitching selection — was joined on the all-district team by senior outfielder Kory Masek and freshman catcher Isaiah Pani.

Fulton to host pair of free football camps

Fulton High School head football coach Pat Kelley has scheduled a pair of free camps over the next two weeks for prospective players. Kelley and his coaching staff will conduct the camps — open to interested players entering grades 7-12 this fall — from June 2-5 and June 9-12. Daily sessions will be from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the high school. For more information about the camps, Kelley can be contacted at 590-8100 or by email at

Coleman finishes fifth in 300-meter hurdles at Class 3 state meet

North Callaway junior Steven Coleman’s return to the state meet produced improved results. Coleman placed fifth in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the 110 hurdles at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3 state track and field championships on Saturday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

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Fulton resident Charlie James has fond memories of ’64 Cardinals, Series title

Members of championship squad celebrated 50th anniversary in St. Louis on Memorial Day

Charlie James has a particular World Series recollection of Bob Uecker shagging fly balls with a musical instrument during batting practice.

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Successful Defenses!

MSD's Jones, South Callaway's Rudroff repeat as state champs; Lady Bulldogs' Oberdiek wins long jump

Missouri School for the Deaf's Nick Jones and South Callaway High School's Garner Rudroff repeat as champions in the Missouri High School Athletic Association state track and field championships Saturday. Lady bulldog Hannah Oberdiek wins gold in long jump, beating the second place jumper by more than eight inches.

Westminster's Hughes named second-team ABCA Baseball All-American

Blue Jays sophomore Deion Hughes was recently recognized as a second-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Owls' 1,600-meter relay sets season-best mark, advances to NAIA finals

William Woods’ men’s 1,600-meter relay team of seniors Tanner Edwards and Terrell Shannon, junior Nick Zink and sophomore Rhett Cook ran the the event’s third-fastest preliminary time at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. The Owls’ foursome ran a season-best time of 3 minutes, 12.49 seconds, earning NAIA All-American honors for a second straight season and qualifying for Saturday night’s championship race.

No. 6 Lady Owls place fourth at NAIA National Championships

The sixth-ranked William Woods women’s golf team closed out its season with a top-five national finish. The Lady Owls posted a team score of 82-over-par-1204 (307-317-311-299) to claim fourth place at the 2014 NAIA National Championships on Friday at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club. Oklahoma City University and SCAD Savannah each totaled a 57-over-par-1209 to finish in a tie after 72 holes. OCU (304-304-306-295) bested SCAD (304-304-306-296) on the first playoff hole to claim its second consecutive national title. Bellevue University shot a 72-over-par-1224 (314-414-299-297) to finish in third, while the University of the Cumberlands scored an 85-over-par-1237 (310-308—306-313), finishing three shots behind William Woods for fifth place.

Bulldog bats quiet in District 13 semifinal loss to Blair Oaks

Junior third baseman Troy Hentges supplied the fourth-seeded Bulldogs’ only hit in their 2-1 Class 3, District 13 semifinal loss to the top-seeded Falcons on Monday. South Callaway ends its season at 17-6.

Wildcats’ Withers, Grace finish play at Class 1 state championships

New Bloomfield freshman Gannon Withers earned 42nd place, while senior Tyler Grace tied for 44th at the Class 1 boys’ golf championships on Tuesday at Rivercut Golf Course. Withers collected a 43-over-par-185 (97-88). Grace finished a shot behind him, totaling a 44-over-par-186 (89-97) across two rounds to match Michael Hohne of Sacred Heart.

T-Birds’ Menard places 21st at Class 2 golf championships

North Callaway senior Justin Menard finished in a four-way tie for 21st place at the Class 2 boys’ golf championships at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. Menard shot a 20-over-par-164 (85-79) to match the two-day totals of Barstow’s Thomas Dunn and Whitfield’s Chase Kinder and Colin Strege.