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A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of May 26

by Anakin Bush | May 27, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Submitted photo South Callaway High School's Class of 2023 throw their graduation caps in the air at the end of Sunday's graduation ceremony. 59 students graduated from South Callaway this year.


State looks to grow participation in workplace safety program

A workplace safety program remedied more than 6,200 hazards and saved small businesses in Missouri a projected $26.7 million in federal fines over the past two years.

The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, or SHARP, encourages employers to develop and maintain systems for managing workplace safety and health. In exchange, the business is exempt from inspections conducted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, for up to three years.

South Callaway track and field goes 3-for-3 in all-state finishes

South Callaway had quite the showing on Day 1 of the Class 2 track and field state championships, with all three of its athletes competing in event finals making all-state Friday at Adkins Stadium.

The Bulldogs' Nathan Russell had the best placing of South Callaway's all-state finishes, taking fourth in the boys javelin with a personal record distance of 159 feet, 8 inches (previous PR was 152-02¾). East Buchanan's Trey Johnson won the event, going 171-6.


Fulton High School opens newly renovated gymnasium to students

On Saturday, Fulton High School held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce the community to the newly constructed gymnasium.

As a result of Proposition S bond that was passed by voters last year, this project has been one of many that has been completed at the high school.

Superintendent Ty Crane gave comments on the renovations of the gymnasium; speaking on what it means for the students to have this gym and possibly future projects.

Pahl achieves South Callaway's first multi-event all-state girls placing since 2014

Heading into the Class 2 track and field state championships, South Callaway freshman Reece Pahl was Callaway County's only multi-event state qualifier this season.

"It means a lot," Pahl said. "Sometimes it really doesn't set in. I don't really realize it, but when I think about like, 'Wow, I'm really impressing myself, really proud of myself.'"


William Woods announces football programs

William Woods University announced Monday the addition of two new sports programs -- men's intercollegiate football and women's flag football.

This is the first time in the 153 year history of the Woods that football will be offered.

Men's intercollegiate football will begin in the fall of 2024, with women's flag football following for the 2025 season.

WWU president Jeremy Moreland said this announcement is "a moment in time that will always stand out."

59 students graduate from South Callaway

South Callaway High School's Class of 2023 graduated Sunday in Mokane, when 59 students walked across the football field.

Corey Pontius, South Callaway R-II superintendent, began the ceremony by recognizing the district's board of education, administration, teachers and staff.

Pontius also thanked all family members and friends in attendance at the ceremony, as they all had "a vital part to play in getting our graduates to this point."


Local community members inspired to open new gym

Four local friends have been working out together for years, and now they have come together to open their own gym.

Chris Pittman, Caleb Bowen, Justin Gentry and Joey Mirth opened 24/7 GritFitness in the old Hibbett Sports building (1877 North Bluff Street) on Monday. Their goal, bettering the community's health.

"We started the gym because we wanted to basically enhance the fitness lifestyle here in Fulton, Missouri, and bring something new and positive to our town," Pittman said. "We want to be a resource of health and betterment for our community."

Five Fulton baseball players make all-district

In a district with two state champions and three currently state-ranked teams, the Fulton Hornets impressively had five players make all-district, announced the Fulton Hornets Baseball Twitter account Monday.

Dusty Hagens led the group of five Hornets, tossing a six-inning no-hitter and earning the win in two of Fulton's three district tournament victories.


City council presents Act of Bravery Award, recognizes soon-to-be VFW commander

At Tuesday's Fulton City Council meeting, the council presented an Act of Bravery Award, recognized Charles Williams and discussed new resolutions.

The Act of Bravery Award was presented to Kathy Miller by Kevin Coffelt, Fulton Fire Department fire chief.

Coffelt said the fire department responded to a call of a commercial structure fire at Ashbury Heights on April 2.

Auxvasse Fairgrounds to host swine shows

Callaway Youth Expo and Mizzou Block and Bridle will host two separate jackpot swine shows at the Auxvasse Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. on May 27.

Individuals ages 8-21 can enter their swine into the shows for $25 per pig. The swine will be separated by market barrow and breeding gilts for judging, then further separated in classes based on breed and weight. The swine must have been born after Nov. 1, 2022.


Team effort saves man's life after cardiac arrest

Callaway County EMS recognized Thursday local community members who were instrumental in saving the life of a man after cardiac arrest.

On March 26, Ronald Frala went into cardiac arrest at his home. Callaway County Joint Communications was quickly contacted about the emergency. Operators Chastity Winingear, Holly Spencer and Adriene Falkena dispatched Holts Summit Fire Protection District.

South Callaway Pride Marching Band heads to Washington D.C.

Community members from across the state came to support the South Callaway Pride Marching Band at the South Callaway R-II High School on Thursday, as they embarked toward Washington D.C.

The South Callaway band was invited by Sen. Roy Blunt in 2021 to perform at the 2023 National Memorial Day Parade at 1 p.m. on Monday. They will be the only band from Missouri in attendance.

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