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A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of Aug. 27, 2023

by Anakin Bush | September 2, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Anakin Bush/Fulton Sun Katie Azdell, administrator of Presser Arts Center in Mexico, holds a magazine of sheet music at Wednesday's Fulton Rotary Club meeting. Azdell discussed the history of PAC, as well as upcoming events and productions.


South Callaway football comes back to beat Van-Far

Down 14-0 at halftime, the South Callaway Bulldogs flipped a switch, coming back to beat the Van-Far Indians in the first game of SC coach Stephen Wisch's head coaching career.

Showing resilience, South Callaway took down Van-Far 21-14 in its season/Eastern Missouri Conference opener Friday at Van-Far High School.

After totaling 38 yards of offense from 10 plays in the first half, the Bulldogs notched 231 yards from 32 plays in the second half.

Kimbley sets interception record as NC football falls in opener

The North Callaway Thunderbirds started Lane Kimbley at quarterback in Week 1, but his defensive play was more impressive.

Kimbley recorded a single-game school record four interceptions as North Callaway fell 22-6 in its season opener against the Westran Hornets Friday at North Callaway High School.

Riley Humphrey's rushing touchdown with 3:55 left in the first quarter was the Thunderbirds' only scoring play. He finished with 3o carries for 80 yards and a touchdown.


Hands-free driving among new Missouri laws taking effect today

A hands-free driving law is among the flurry of new legislation taking effect today in Missouri.

State lawmakers passed about 40 non-budget bills during the 2023 legislative session, which ran from January to May. Gov. Mike Parson signed off on all but one, setting them up to take effect today.

Owls split final day of road stand

Logan Finneran (17 assists, 11 digs), Kassidy Phillips (11 kills, 17 digs) and Erin Tries (20 assists, 11 digs) each recorded a double-double as William Woods split a pair of neutral-site matches on Saturday.

The Owls made quick work of the Olivet Nazarene University Tigers 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-15) but couldn't sustain the momentum, falling 3-1 (25-23, 24-26, 21-25, 27-29) to the Aquinas College Saints.

"We had a weekend of great things and a weekend of lessons learned, and even though our undefeated streak may have ended, we have so much more to fight for," William Woods volleyball coach Kandace Cook said in a release.


William Woods welcomes new faculty for fall semester

With the fall semester in full swing, William Woods University welcomed six new faculty members to the Fulton campus.

Clinton Merrill Ramirez Stephens joins WWU as program manager for the Ph.D. in organizational leadership program, according to a university release. He graduated from Iowa State University with a doctor of philosophy in education, Oklahoma State University with a master's degree in counseling and student personnel, and Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

Auxvasse Girl Scouts to hold fundraiser for educational trip

Auxvasse Girl Scout Troop 71446 is hosting an end of summer bash Sept. 9.

Rachael Barnhart, one of the troop's leaders, said this is the troop's first big fundraising event.

Proceeds from the event will help fund the Girl Scout troop's trip to South Dakota next summer.

Barnhart said troop leaders plan each trip with "a learning purpose" to make it educational. Planned activities for the trip include visiting Mount Rushmore, a gold mining town and horseback riding through the Black Hills.


North Callaway prepares for school year, aims to increase attendance

The North Callaway R-1 School District began the 2023-24 school year on Aug. 22, with new goals for the year and recently completed renovations to school buildings.

Kenya Thompson, North Callaway superintendent, said one goal for the district this year is to increase attendance.

"We have started the year very well, with increasing attendance being a goal," Thompson said. "We are very pleased with the first weeks totals."

Farmers' Mutual donates to Callaway Youth Expo

Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company of Callaway County recently donated $10,000 to Callaway Youth Expo (CYE) for renovations to the fairgrounds.

At the CYE meeting on Aug. 24, fundraising chair Kristen Benne announced the group had passed the initial fundraising goal of $150,000, according to a CYE release.


Presser Arts Center reflects on past, looks toward future

At Wednesday's Fulton Rotary Club meeting, the club heard about Presser Arts Center (PAC) and some of the events it hosts.

PAC is located in Mexico. Katie Azdell, administrator of PAC, spoke to Rotarians about the history of the organization.

Azdell moved to Mexico in 2013 and has worked for PAC since 2014. She is originally from Oregon.

Handouts were provided at the meeting which explained the history of PAC. It was founded by Theodore Presser.

SERVE begins second Harvest for Hunger food drive

SERVE is holding their second Harvest for Hunger food drive in September for National Hunger Action Month.

Diane Henry, client services lead at SERVE, said the community raised over 13,000 pounds of food and $5,500 in monetary donations last year.

Henry said it was important to "keep shelves full" in their food pantry as the organization serves over 725 families per month. Ten percent of Callaway County residents live under the poverty line, Henry added.


South Callaway begins year with "great attendance"

South Callaway School District began on Aug. 23, with the start of the year getting off to a strong start.

Corey Pontius, Superintendent of South Callaway Schools, said the school year is going well.

"We have had great attendance to start the year, with focus on increasing attendance in the past few years," Pontius said.

New Bloomfield feeling "confident" about school year

New Bloomfield R-1 School District began the school year on Aug. 21, with the district feeling "confident" about the upcoming year.

"We have started the year with a high attendance, being fully staffed, confident for the future of the year," Sarah Wisdom, the Superintendent of New Bloomfield Schools, said.

She said one goal for the district is to have increasing attendance, along with helping to solve issues that would prevent kids from coming to school.

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