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Rwanda partnership offers alternative gift options

“‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” —Acts 20:35. The Rwanda Community Partnership is once again offering Callaway County residents the opportunity to give both blessings to their friends and loved ones this year, with an array of alternative gift options to benefit projects in Callaway’s sister community of Kibungo, Rwanda.

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‘Jumping is the most thrilling experience of your life’

Fulton veteran recalls getting into paratroopers, Japan occupation

Growing up, Jay Karr’s neighbor — University of Iowa football star Nile Kinnick — was his hero. So when the Heisman Trophy winner and All-American enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941 to become a fighter pilot, Karr wanted nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. “I wanted to do everything he did,” Karr said. As soon as he turned 18 in 1944, Karr attempted to follow in Kinnick’s footsteps.

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Fulton Soup Kitchen sees change in leadership

After more than 15 years as a volunteer and leader, Anne Erbschloe has stepped down as president of the Fulton Soup Kitchen.

Writing, science priorities for Bartley School

It was Bartley Elementary School’s turn to share its building goals for the year during Wednesday night’s Fulton School Board meeting. Principal Connie Epperson shared five SMART goals and the strategies Bartley staff have been using to help achieve them.

Auxvasse approves lease contract for new police vehicle

Police Chief Kevin Suedmeyer took a vacation day from his other job Tuesday night so he could attend the Auxvasse Board of Aldermen meeting.

SERVE Adopt-a-Family still in need of help

With Christmas only three weeks away, SERVE’s annual Adopt-A-Family program is in need of some last-minute holiday help.

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‘I can still close my eyes and see it’

World War II veteran, Fulton man details life as a soldier

Today they are referred to respectfully as the “Greatest Generation,” but according to Fulton World War II veteran Richard White, he and his peers did not consider the sacrifices they made during that conflict to be particularly special. “Everyone felt like it was our duty to serve,” White said. “None of us made a big deal about it, it was just something you did for our country.”

North Callaway School Board approves bond election results, discusses next steps

An “excited” North Callaway R-I Schools Superintendent Bryan Thomsen presented school board members with the certified results from the Nov. 4 election — which included the district’s $6 million bond issue — for approval during Thursday night’s regular meeting.

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Hillers Creek Bridge up for grabs

Scheduled for replacement, interested parties have until Jan. 15 to submit plan for relocation, repurpose

There’s a bridge just northeast of New Bloomfield available to the highest bidder — or at least to the one with the best proposal for its relocation and re-use.

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Soup Kitchen to host Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 29

You’re invited, to Thanksgiving dinner. Organizers of the Fulton Soup Kitchen are once again hosting their annual free community holiday meal from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the John C. Harris Community Center in Fulton.

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