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In case you missed it A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of Sept. 15

by Anakin Bush | September 16, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Josh Cobb/News Tribune Fulton High School band members march in the 45th annual Labor Day Parade on Saturday.


South Callaway football wins final Callaway Cup EMO game

In the final Eastern Missouri Conference Callaway Cup game, the South Callaway Bulldogs became the first away team in eight seasons to win the Callaway Cup.

"Hats off to our kids," South Callaway football coach Stephen Wisch said. "We talked all week about starting faster, and they did that, right? They did a great job in the first half. And then we held on the second half and, again, North Callaway is a great football team. They're physical. They're a tough out, right? So we're really impressed with our kids."

Spreading out its offense and making stops on defense in crucial moments, South Callaway beat North Callaway 20-6 Friday at North Callaway's football field.

NC softball goes 2-1 on Day 1 of Take the Lake Tournament

The North Callaway Ladybirds played their first three games in the 2023 Take the Lake Tournament, going 2-1 Friday at Ballparks National.

Class 2 North Callaway lost 5-3 to the Class 4 Marshfield Lady Jays before beating the Class 5 Timberland Lady Wolves 7-6 in its final pool play game. The Ladybirds took second in their purple pool and played another second-place purple pool team, the Class 4 McDonald County Mustangs, winning the contest 14-3 in five innings.

Beginning with the Marshfield game, North Callaway scored three runs on two hits and committed two errors, while the Lady Jays plated five runs on nine hits and made one error.


Labor Day parade celebrates workers

Families scored several hardware store staples late Saturday morning.

They received items such as ice scrapers, tool trays and shopping bags.

But participants in the 45th annual Labor Day Parade, presented by the Jefferson City Central Labor Council, also passed out flying discs, ice cream and candy.

Fulton volleyball wins pool, falls to Fatima in tournament

The Fulton Hornets took first in Pool A but went out in the first tournament round against the Fatima Comets, who ended their season last year.

Fulton beat the Bowling Green Lady Cats 2-0 (25-23, 25-11), drew 1-1 with the Owensville Dutchgirls (20-25, 25-17) and won 2-0 against the North Callaway Ladybirds (25-21, 25-15) in Pool A before falling 2-0 (24-26, 18-25) to Fatima in the first knockout round of the Melissa Hoerber Invitational Tournament Saturday at Fulton High School.


Commencement celebrates six graduates of treatment court program

Jared Shafer wasn't just catering lunch to the treatment court graduation on Monday, he was catering at his own graduation.

Shafer is one of six graduates who completed the treatment court program.

"This is a great jumpstart to the rest of my life," Shafer said.

Buchanan's Pub & Grub to host Grand Opening Extravaganza

Buchanan's Pub & Grub, a hometown bar in Auxvasse that recently changed owners, is planning to hold a Grand Opening Extravaganza.

The grand opening is meant to celebrate the opening of this business and to give the community a place to interact, along with trying the new food.

Sage Buchanan has been the new owner of the business since March.


CMCA helps identify root causes in housing data

Central Missouri Community Action held its second Callaway Housing Taskforce meeting on Tuesday.

Kelly Lucero, Show Me Strong community coordinator with Central Missouri Community Action, said participants from the data walk in April ranked housing as the top concern in Callaway County.

Off to the Great Pumpkin Race

Callawegians will be off to the pumpkin races in October with the Great Pumpkin Race event hosted by Fulton Parks and Recreation.

The race will pit decorated pumpkins against each other in a race to see which pumpkin is the fastest.

The event will be held at Legends Rec-Plex on Saturday, Oct. 21. It will be from 10 a.m.-noon.


Rotary Club presents G.W. Law Award to John Nielsen

Ohana's Pizzeria was packed on Wednesday for the Fulton Rotary Club's presentation of the 2023 G.W. Law -- Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

The award aims to recognize a local law enforcement officer who exemplifies the Rotary Club's ideal of "Service Above Self."

Two officers were nominated for the award this year.

Fulton softball's second-inning offense leads to run-rule victory

The Fulton Hornets' eight-run bottom of the second inning with 12 plate appearances helped them to a resounding victory against the Moberly Spartans.

A game full of offense by both teams ended in Fulton run-ruling North Central Missouri Conference/district opponent Moberly 16-6 in five innings Tuesday at Fulton's softball field.

Looking at the score, one may think the Hornets were in cruise control the entire ballgame, but that wasn't the case.


Service organizations kickoff SERVE's Harvest for Hunger

SERVE's annual Harvest for Hunger food drive kicked off Thursday morning at the Playhouse Cafe, with representatives from three local organizations in attendance.

Approximately two dozen representatives of Rotary, Kiwanis, and Breakfast Optimists attended the event, according to a release.

The clubs are joining together for Harvest for Hunger to collect canned goods and non-perishable items.

Fulton board of education discusses food service

At Wednesday's Fulton Public Schools Board of Education meeting, the board heard an update about food service and passed several action items.

Brian Heiberger, director of food service, provided a program update to the board. In the FPS district, there are six cafeterias that provide meals to students and staff.

From 2022-23, the district had 21 full-time staff members, five part-time staff members and three substitutes in the food service department.

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