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A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of November 18

by Rochelle Eiselt | November 19, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.
Submitted photo A scene from “Mamma Mia!” a production currently happening at Fulton High School Allbritton Theater running through today.


Monday, Nov. 14

Election Day saw few major problems, despite new voting laws

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Heading into this year's midterms, voting rights groups were concerned that restrictions in Republican-leaning states triggered by false claims surrounding the 2020 election might jeopardize access to the ballot box for many voters.

Those worries did not appear to come true. There have been no widespread reports of voters being turned away at the polls, and turnout, while down from the last midterm cycle four years ago, appeared robust in Georgia, a state with hotly competitive contests for governor and U.S. Senate.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Callaway County public administrator selected for national board

Karen Digh Allen, public administrator for Callaway County, was recently chosen to serve as a board director for the National Guardianship Association.

Digh Allen received this honor during the National Conference on Guardianship, which took place in Dallas at the end of Oct. The mission of the NGA is to "advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship," according to a press release.

Drop-off now available for Operation Christmas Child

Drop-off locations are now open for Operation Christmas Child, including one location in Fulton.

Operation Christmas Child is a project that collects and delivers "shoebox gifts", which are shoeboxes full of school supplies, hygiene items and toys, according to a press release. The project has been ongoing since 1993 and provides gifts to children all over the world.

Operation Christmas Child is put on by Samaritan's Purse. According to a press release, the project "seeks to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world."

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Fulton City Council discusses next year's budget

The Fulton City Council held a meeting Monday evening where it discussed the city budget for 2023.

Prior to the regular session at 7 p.m., a private work session took place. According to the council agenda, budget discussion began here. An evergreen solutions presentation was also given.

South Callaway School District seeking replacement on high school marquee sign

MOKANE -- South Callaway School District is working on fixing the marquee sign in the front of the high school building.

Corey Pontius, superintendent at South Callaway School District, said the school board decided to explore options to fix the existing marquee.

The current sign is aging and needs significant repair.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Local library issues statement against proposed rule change

Daniel Boone Regional Library recently issued a statement in opposition of a proposed rule from the Missouri Secretary of State.

Jay Ashcroft submitted rule change 15 CSR 30-200.015 library certification requirement for the protection of minors. The language of the proposed rule states that the state librarian will not distribute funds to any state-funded library that defies the rules written in the rule.

Fulton man sentenced for recording minors

A Fulton man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for secretly recording two teenagers.

Craig Glover, 52, pleaded guilty to attempting to produce child pornography in July, admitting to placing a hidden camera in the bedroom of one victim and the bathroom of a second. He was sentenced Wednesday in the Western District Court of Missouri.

Friday, Nov. 18

Fulton High School works hard on production of Mamma Mia

Fulton High School Performing Arts Department's production of "Mamma Mia" is showing this week.

"Mamma Mia" is based on the songs of ABBA, a Swedish pop/dance group active from 1972-82, who are one of the most popular international pop groups of all time, topping the charts in countries such as Europe, North and South America and Australia.

Fulton Afghan families thankful to be apart of community

Sardar Sherzad, whose 15 years in Fulton have been invaluable in the resettlement of six families from their native Afghanistan presented during Rotary's thanksgiving program Wednesday.

Sherzad said during the presentation to make our hearts and minds aware of our heritage and to protect its values.

He talked about showing kindness in society to those who are most vulnerable and also talked about caring for the world for future generations.


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