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Katherine Cummins

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‘Disappointing’ turnout for use tax meeting Wednesday

Callaway, Fulton leaders say they plan to put question on ballot

With a dozen people in attendance, all three Callaway County commissioners expressed disappointment at the turnout for the use tax informational meeting they hosted at Fulton High School Wednesday night.

Auction to benefit youth expo

Billy Joe’s Auction Service in Fulton is hosting a consignment auction fundraiser May 17 for the Callaway Youth Expo.

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Fulton early childhood program aims to prepare students for learning

With the expectations for kindergarten higher than ever, the educators at the Fulton Education Center’s (FEC) preschool program work to prepare their students to meet those standards.

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All the 'Buzz'

Fulton Middle School students broadcast on Internet radio

Fulton parents wondering what is going on at the middle school, want to hear their child’s voice or who are simply on the hunt for music they can feel comfortable about their kids listening to can find all those things on one place: The Buzz.

Our House to host wine tasting fundraiser

Serenity Valley Winery is hosting the third annual Our House: Caring for Callaway’s Homeless Wine Tasting 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 5.

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William Woods theater seniors invite local children to take a peek at ‘Wonderland’

Two William Woods University theater majors are giving area children a glimpse through the looking glass with a production of “Alice in Wonderland” Saturday for their senior project.

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William Woods theater seniors invite area children to a peek at ‘Wonderland’

Two William Woods University theater majors are giving area children a glimpse through the looking glass with a production of “Alice in Wonderland” Saturday for their senior project.

Fulton's Our House to host wine tasting fundraiser

Serenity Valley Winery is hosting the third annual Our House: Caring for Callaway’s Homeless Wine Tasting 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 5.

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Callaway Mizzou alumni present awards

Bob Hansen honored as Outstanding Alumnus for his community service work

The Callaway County chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association handed out its annual awards Tuesday night, with Bob Hansen taking home the honor for Outstanding Alumnus.

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Fulton Farmers Market to open Saturday

Callaway County residents no longer have to rely on the grocery store for their fruits and vegetables. After a winter hiatus, the Fulton Farmers Market will kick off the 2014 season Saturday in the Brick District.

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Still crazy about teaching after all these years

Jan Bailey reflects on career of teaching in Fulton Public Schools after being named district's teacher of the year

Fulton Middle School technology teacher Jan Bailey still gets butterflies in her stomach at the start of the school year, “just like all the other kids.”

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Fulton schools foundation help teachers provide more opportunities for students

The Fulton Public Schools Foundation named the recipients of its annual grant program Wednesday night — nine projects ranging from increasing technology in the classroom to starting a coffee shop at the middle school.

Library offers new digital video, music service

Patrons can access movies, television, audiobooks and more online

The library isn’t all about books anymore. The Daniel Boone Regional Library system, including the Callaway County Public Library in Fulton, launched a new service Wednesday that will allow patrons to check out digital videos, music and books through the website.

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Fulton Public Schools honor retirees, service to district

Jan Bailey of Fulton Middle School named Teacher of the Year

Fulton Public Schools held its End of the Year Gathering on Wednesday night, paying tribute to departing staff members and honoring the service of several others.

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Westminster students work to plant seeds of hope in Western Sahara

Project seeks support for plan to start organic gardens in refugee camp

Mulay Smara was born and raised in the largest refugee camp in the Western Sahara, where his family has lived for more than 34 years after being displaced by a Moroccan takeover of their homeland.

After delayed start, Auxvasse aldermen discuss nuisance dogs, sewer connections

The Board of Aldermen meeting here, scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m., got off to a late start due to a lack of quorum until 6:54 p.m. Tuesday.

Williamsburg woman receives lifetime achievement award from Conservation Federation

Pat Jones has loved spending time outdoors since childhood summers spent on a family farm in Eureka.

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.

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.

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Fulton Soup Kitchen to celebrate Easter April 16

Westminster’s dining services, Fresh Ideas, to provide holiday meal

The Fulton Soup Kitchen will be celebrating Easter a little early with an egg hunt and buffet dinner on April 16.

Westminster College to host community for family fun, games Sunday

Westminster College students are inviting area children and their families onto campus for a little bit of Spring fun at their annual Community Carnival this Sunday.

Respite Night

Callaway Special Services partners with Easter Seals to give parents of children with autism a break

Callaway County Special Services and Easter Seals Midwest of Central Missouri want to give local parents of children with autism a night off.

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Early spring storms bring flood of water to Callaway

Callaway County was pummeled with rain Thursday, resulting in lots of water but only two major road closures as city and county crews worked to keep roads passable.

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.

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.

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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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.

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Fulton’s first CrossFit gym opens on Bluff Street

Seventeen people stand in a circle, some of them bouncing back and forth, some dancing in place, some just bracing for what is to come, all of them panting and sweating.

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A thousand words

Kingdom Supper guest tells his Callaway story through photos

When award-winning photojournalist and native son Joe Link shared his story with attendees of the 109th Kingdom of Callaway Supper Tuesday night, he let his pictures do much of the talking for him.

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Julie Boyd Uhls named 2015 Kingdom Supper president

Kingdom of Callaway Supper Committee member Jerry Austin said the president selection committee was looking for someone who is well-known throughout the county for their work and community service as the leader of next year’s supper.

Callaway County candidates prepare for primary election

With only a few days left to file for the Aug. 5 primary election — the deadline is 5 p.m. on Tuesday — only two Callaway County offices have two candidates, and only one of those is a contested race for the primary.

North Callaway School Board receives cost estimates for potential improvements

KINGDOM CITY —The North Callaway Board of Education moved one step closer toward a potential November 2014 bond issue during Thursday night’s regular meeting.

North Callaway FFA students speak out to support advisor

It was an emotional meeting of the North Callaway School Board Thursday night as FFA students, parents and alumni turned out to speak in support of agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor Curtis Bowling, whose position with the district is in quesiton.

Lizzy’s Lifesavers to host fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis

Lizzy’s Lifesavers and Fulton VFW Post 2657 are teaming up to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research.

Kingdom Supper continues tradition of celebrating neighbors

The Kingdom of Callaway Supper returns March 25, giving Callaway County residents the opportunity to celebrate their neighbors — both near and far.

Better late than never

Auxvasse to celebrate delayed Loafer’s Week March 24-29

It’s a month later than usual, but Auxvasse will be observing its 54th annual Loafer’s Week from March 24-29.

Low claims equal low rates for ambulance district

Another year of low claims has resulted in another workers compensation insurance rate decrease for the Callaway County Ambulance District.

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Fulton School Board candidates answer to teachers

Topics ranged from opinions on Common Core to how to deal with conflict

Fulton School Board candidates were asked about a range of topics including early childhood learning, professional development and teacher salaries during a forum hosted by the Fulton Community Teachers Association Monday afternoon.

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Hatton farmer the ‘go-to guy’ for northern Callaway

Hadley Linnenbringer to receive Settler’s Award at Kingdom Supper March 25

Hadley Linnenbringer is so well-known for having been involved in the Callaway County community for so long, that most people forget he’s not a native.

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Brick District considers taking on downtown theater

The historic downtown Fulton theater has been the subject of plotting, planning and fundraising for the better part of a decade now as various players and versions of the Callaway Arts Council have worked to renovate the building.

Fulton schools develop K-5 keyboarding program

With an increasing emphasis on technology in the classroom and state assesments going digital, computer skills have become an important part of a student’s skill set.

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Fulton Middle School student council seeks to ‘end the word’

Assembly, spirit week intended to spread awareness about hurtful use of ‘retard’

The word “retard” means to hinder, delay or slow, but more often is used in a negative way to describe something as stupid — in a way defined in Webster’s New World College Dictionary as, “[slang] a) a retarded person (an offensive term of contempt).”

Council approves purchase of replacement fire truck, sale of damaged vehicle

The Auxvasse Fire Department will soon have a new truck in its fleet to replace one recently damaged while out for maintenance.

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A passion for Callaway, local Civil War history

Kingdom Supper to honor Martin Northway’s with Distinguished Service Award for efforts on Gray Ghost Trail

For his efforts to remind and educate area residents about Callaway County’s role during the Civil War, local historian Martin Northway is being recognized with the Distinguished Service Award during the Kingdom of Callaway Supper on March 25.

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Coming home to Callaway County

Former Fulton Daily Sun editor Joe Link to serve as Kingdom Supper guest of honor this month

Fulton native Joe Link has spent his career telling other peoples’ stories.

County agrees to upgrade to MOSWIN radio frequency

At the prompting of the Holts Summit Police Department, the Callaway County Commission voted this week to purchase the necessary equipment for the Emergency Operations Center to communicate with the public safety organizations across the state.

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C.S. Lewis lecture focuses on connectivity as common theme between religion, science

According to Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, USA, science and religion have more in common than most people would think.

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Aging facility means multiple maintenance projects at county jail

A facility that is more than two decades old stocked with aging equipment has led to a series of small but expensive projects at the Callaway County Jail recently.