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story.lead_photo.caption Staff members and their families handed out candy to princesses, witches, superheroes and animals at a Trunk-or-Treat hosted by Central Missouri Community Action's Fulton Head Start. Photo by Olivia Garrett / Fulton Sun.

During October, Callaway County geared up to celebrate its 200th birthday with a history-themed scavenger hunt and a small event at Serenity Valley Winery. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic claimed a record number of lives and students swapped between online and in-person learning as cases waxed and waned.

Oct. 1

Play now to survive next disaster, Callaway County Emergency Management warns.

Follow fall color with Missouri Department of Conservation report.

South Callaway celebrates homecoming "Greek Week."

Travel through Callaway County history with bicentennial scavenger hunt.

Oct. 2

Fulton to share COVID-19 data.

New salon and spa promises "Bombshell" beauty.

Callaway Resource Network comes together.

Missouri Department of Conservation shares how to bake with Missouri outdoor finds.

Oct. 3

Fulton Housing Authority executive director Chris Garrett ousted.

Virtual Kingdom City memorial remembers fallen firefighters.

Oct. 4

48th annual Hatton Arts, Crafts festival draws crowd.

Police, community foster new relationship.

WWU reports 2020-21 enrollment gain despite COVID-19.

Oct. 5

Health department welcomes new dietitian.

Great Callaway 200 Scavenger Hunt recounts Civil War history.

Oct. 6

Callaway County 4-H clubs celebrate 4-H week.

Milkweed is a welcome weed for monarchs, other insects.

North Callaway to offer free student meals.

New Route D bridge open thanks to state program.

Oct. 7

Gubernatorial candidate Nicole Galloway talks election and pandemic in Fulton.

Pioneer Smith Cemetery cleanup uncovers Mokane history.

Difficult budget season approaching for local municipalities.

Oct. 8

Callaway County reports fourth COVID-19 death.

Health department to offer flu shots for students.

Callaway County Health Department allows schools to deem staff "essential."

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library offers free books for local children.

Cities plan to keep essential services running.

Oct. 9

Prosecuting attorney shares new details in Carl DeBrodie case.

County commissioner named to state Workforce Development Board.

Schools to get state funds.

Traveling through Callaway history: The Missouri River Bridge.

Oct. 10

Meet the commission cadidates: Randy Kleindienst and Donnie Horstman.

Hornets host homecoming.

Red Wagon Gang cleans up litter hotspot.

Oct. 11

Fulton High School crowns homecoming royalty.

Unoccupied home leveled in blaze.

Don't overlook little fish, says MDC.

Forum focuses on tenant rights.

Oct. 12

Recycling programs back on Fulton City Council agenda.

William Woods art show evokes Midwest nostalgia.

Oct. 13

YMCA celebrates 35 years, continues expansion.

Local orgs, businesses offer voting assistance.

Oct. 14

CCHD reports 5th COVID-19 death.

Disinfectant foggers available to borrow.

Marketing funds available for small busiensses.

Mokane talks grease traps, grass and more.

Oct. 15

CCSO K9 handler receives GW Law award.

Rotary to broadcast polio audio show on Facebook.

Chamber, city 2021 agreement on hold for negotiations.

Traveling through Callaway County history: nature spots.

Oct. 16

1canoe2 shares business marketing tips.

Fulton Public Schools to offer flu shots to students.

Fulton recycling program debate continues.

Coaches help South Callaway teachers prep for distance learning.

Westminster College cancels Spring Break.

Oct. 17

Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society debuts second anthology.

No spring break for William Woods University.

North Callaway Middle School looks back at first year.

Health department reports sixth county COVID-19 death.

New Bloomfield middle, high schools move online.

Oct. 18

Local 9-year-old raises funds for baby's medical care.

City to pursue Coca-Cola sponsorship at recreation center.

Gubernatorial candidates discuss how to address learning loss.

Oct. 19

MDC: Slithery snakes aren't so scary.

"Bleed black and gold" at blood drives.

Medicare enrollment help available thorugh CLAIM.

Oct. 20

Wine and dine at Bicentennial day.

USDA meal program extended at area schools.

Conference offers info, inspiration for female farmers.

MDC shows turkey prodcution improved.

Oct. 21

CCHD reports back-to-back COVID-19 deaths.

MDC: Spindly spiders not so spooky.

New Bloomfield schools accept audit report.

Heartland Port Authority has global-level marketing view.

Oct. 22

Former Fulton Housing Authority executive director arrested.

Mayor proclaims Oct. 24 as World Polio Day.

South Callaway moves to distance learning until Nov. 2.

Conservation Department seeks information about deer shot near YMCA.

Oct. 23

Safely get rid of prescription drugs at Take-Back Day.

Former president to speak at Churchill Conference.

Senior Center, Aging Best talk future plans.

Oct. 24

13th Circuit Judge candidates square off: Andy Hirth and Joshua Devine.

Health department warns of COVID-19 exposure at Fulton VFW.

Westminster students Zoom into class.

Oct. 25

Virtual panel focuses on Churchill, the Soviet Union.

Callawegians toast the county's bicentennial at Serenity Valley Winery.

County clerks: no delays expected on Election Night.

Missouri gubernatorial candidates address police reform proposals.

Oct. 26

Chamber webinar gives cybersecurity tips.

AG candidates differ on prosecuting local cases.

Oct. 27

Ameren: upgrades to extend nuclear plant's life.

Fulton mine reclamation project nears completion.

Westminster students encourage voter participation on campus.

Fulton encourages safe trick-or-treating with guidelines.

Oct. 28

Ms. Kim's Fish and Chicken Shack opens in Fulton's Brick District.

County receives AA credit rating.

Freezing drizzle glazes Fulton.

Oct. 29

Nearly $1 million federal grant to help replace Second Street bridge.

Daniel Boone Regional Library adds live tutoring resource.

Retold Tales bookstore making moves, lighting trees this winter.

Rapid antigen testing kits coming to schools.

Oct. 30

County to soon share more COVID-19 data.

Holts Summit teen Grant Deppe pleads guilty in 2019 shooting case.

USDA grants to boost ethanol, biodiesel sales.

Central Missouri Community Action trunk-or-treats.

Oct. 31

Fulton recycling rate to increase in 2021.

Make plans to vote safely, CDC urges.

Fulton displays Halloween spirit.

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