Three months after announcing a special loan incentive program, The Callaway Bank’s plan to help jump-start Fulton’s downtown revitalization efforts has yielded some results.
After a successful barbecue fundraiser Sunday afternoon, Our House: Caring for Callaway’s Homeless received more good financial news Monday when the organization received a Wal-Mart Community Grant.
With local singer and news anchor Carissa Biele at the helm as emcee, organizers are hoping the Fulton State Hospital Foundation’s 6th Annual Bluegrass and BBQ event from noon until 6 p.m. on Sept. 9 will continue to be a successful fundraiser for the organization.
Spend an evening as a refugee, help save tigers, discuss health care in third-world countries, an animal safari. Local readers will have the opportunities to experience all of these activities and more as part of programming for the Daniel Boone Regional Library’s 2012 One Read Program.
Local residents looking for a fresh coat of red on their toes, a new hairstyle, a deeper tan or a relaxing massage now have a new option in Fulton.
Trash rates likely to go up soon
After a strong public reaction against the idea, the Fulton City Council decided Tuesday night not to follow the recommendation of an engineering firm that advised the city do away with the east-west facing stoplights at the intersection of Fifth and Market streets.
Our House: Caring for Callaway’s Homeless is hosting a barbecue Sunday, and executive director Brad Sheppard is hoping a large number of his Callaway neighbors show up to support the organization.
MOKANE — The Old-Time Fiddler’s Contest at the Mokane Lion’s World’s Fair is a decades-old tradition.
Thanks to new federal guidelines designed to encourage young people to make healthier eating choices, Fulton students are going to be seeing some changes in the cafeteria this year.
As a new school year is about to begin, supporters of Fulton Public Schools are hoping to generate some extra funds for district teachers and students.
Students to see big changes in lunch line
Thanks in large part to a little more than $6 million drop in assessed valuation for the county, local residents will be seeing an increased tax rate for 2012-13.
Since 1998, the Fulton Rotary Club has recognized Callaway County law enforcement officers for their service to the community.
Fulton Public Schools students will have a few scheduling changes to adjust to for the upcoming 2012-13 school year.
New Mokane Bar and Grill owner Mel Atterberry is hoping to draw 1,000 bikers to his bar on Sept. 8 in support of a good cause: Central Missouri Honor Flight.
Despite lower numbers, livestock events a success
After a move to put more of an emphasis on music failed to draw the crowds expected, organizers of the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair say they will return to a more tried-and-true schedule next year.
The Old-Time Fiddle Contest at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair drew a small crowd of musicians to the fairgrounds Saturday afternoon, many of them youths under the age of 16.
According to Virgil and Joy Gardner, Callaway County has some of the best ham in the state.
The Kingdom of Callaway County Fair has a strong association with the county’s 4-H and FFA programs, particularly when it comes to providing area youth an opportunity to show the swine, sheep, goats and cattle they have worked so hard to raise.
There were numerous chickens, several goats and family pets with names ranging from Freckles to Foxy paraded through the show arena during the Children’s Small Animal Show at the Kingdom of Callaway Fair Thursday night, but 8-year-old Curtis Humphreys of Fulton gave one of the most crowd-pleasing answers to the question “What is your chicken’s name?”
When many people think of fair food, they have visions of corn dogs, funnel cake and deep-fried pickles or Twinkies sold out of yellow trailers with flashing lights.
After months of hard work and preparation, a group of 37 area youth ended their day at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair with a little bit of extra money.
For the past five years, local residents seeking to buy stamps, send care packages to loved ones away at school or serving in the military, or mail off their annual stack of Christmas cards, the smiling face behind the counter at the Kingdom City Post Office has been that of Marilyn Farley.
Ask just about any of the area youth participating in the livestock exhibits at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair how they got started with 4-H and/or FFA and the answer will include an explanation of older siblings, parents or other relatives who were involved when they were younger.
Prevention, treatment cited as important tools in battle against drugs
“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” Jesse Jackson Although one of the main purposes of Thursday night’s HOPE (Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education) meeting was to educate Fulton area residents on the dangers and signs of heroin, which local officials say is a growing problem in the community and surrounding area, the event had another message as well.
Asked to describe her first week at the helm of the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence, and new executive director Lori Blank used one word repeatedly: Amazing.
A recovering addict herself, Carol lost her son to a heroin overdose four years ago — one month before his 18th birthday.
Warrant issued for suspect
A local farmer who shot at a vehicle trespassing on his property will not face charges for the incident.
Holts Summit woman makes local missionary work her passion
Her name might not be as recognizable as that of some other local philanthropists, but to those who are familiar with “Sunshine” or “Miss Connie,” — particularly the Callaway County homeless population — she is a helping hand when it is most needed.
Local residents will have the opportunity to meet with the candidates for Western District Commissioner on July 31 at a candidate forum hosted by the Holts Summit Community Betterment Association and the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce.
With the recent trend of higher-than-normal temperatures — even for summer — not looking to let up any time soon, officials with the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair have discussed ways to help make sure their visitors aren’t too miserable to enjoy themselves.
No decision was made during Tuesday night’s Fulton City Council meeting, but the engineering firm hired to conduct a traffic study on Market Street at the intersections of Fifth and Fourth streets is recommending the city do away with the east-west facing stoplights at Fifth Street.
Jefferson City officer: ‘Program has made a difference’
The Fulton Police Department, with assistance from the Jefferson City Police Department will be hosting a HOPE (Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education) Campaign at an educational community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fulton City Hall.
With just less than $100,000 to go to reach the amount needed to build a new animal shelter, Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton is starting a golf tournament to help meet the $250,000 goal.
Officials with the Callaway County Ambulance District still are hoping to generate more interest in their new Emergency Medical Technician course for high school seniors.
This spring, the North Callaway Strategic Planning Committee conducted a scatter poll of its patrons to determine what their primary concerns and priorities are for their school district.
With participation in 4-H limited to youths aged 8 and older, and FFA limited to high school students, coordinators of the 2012 Kingdom of Callaway County Fair have created a new event designed to encourage younger children to get involved in agriculture.
Kathryn Wade is selling a cat for $25,000. A cat, and a book store.
The National Churchill Museum is offering area youth a fun twist on the traditional weekend sleepover.
Ambulance district braces for possible budget issues
After deciding to part ways with AVL (automated vehicle location) system provider Geo-Comm at the end of last month, Callaway County Ambulance District Director Charlie Anderson says county officials have decided to give the company one more chance.
After a disappointing turnout last year, organizers of the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair’s Back Yard Chef Barbecue Contest are hoping for more participation on Aug. 4.
Callaway County parents will have the opportunity to show off their littlest treasures in the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair’s annual baby and Little Mister and Miss Callaway County contests.
As Fulton’s Brick District Committee continues its efforts to draw new businesses downtown, two local organizations are providing classes to help hopeful entrepreneurs get started.
Having recently celebrated a century of life, former longtime Fulton resident Wilma Johnston has seen many changes and innovations in the world around her. Asked what the most exciting change has been, however, revealed a deeper interest in what changes have yet to come.
A Fulton man wanted as a fugitive and parole absconder was taken into custody Friday morning, along with an individual who was helping him hide from authorities.
Food, motorcycles, music and fun. That is the theme of the 7th Annual Frogs and Hogs Festival and membership recruitment drive in Mokane July 20 and 21.
While it has been seen more in the area lately, heroin has not yet become a serious problem in Fulton, and Fulton Police Chief Steve Myers wants to keep it that way.
Music has always been a part of the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair but this year it will be a main part of the entertainment lineup.
Family, friends: When in need, ‘call Ben’
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” —Matthew 5:16 Whether rebuilding the neighbor’s porch, assisting a disabled parishioner in and out of church, putting out a fire in someone’s home, helping with Sunday School or representing his neighbors on the city council, according to those who knew and loved him, the late Ben Phillips’ light shone very brightly indeed.
The North Callaway R-I School Board approved a Fiscal Year 2013 Budget on June 21 that not only leaves the district with a positive balance, but also allows its teachers to see a little bit of financial benefit.
Thanks to a boost from the Fulton Street Fair, the Fulton Country Club’s annual 4th of July fireworks display is going to be bigger and better than ever this year.