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Pettis County sees lowest daily increase since October
Pettis County added 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,997, according to the Pettis … Read More
Weekly Report: Pettis County Commissioners approve purchase of two new vehicles for county departments
During daily meetings Nov. 16-20, the Pettis County Commission completed the following: Nov. 16: No action taken. Nov: 17: … Read More
SFCC to close for Thanksgiving break
State Fair Community College and extended campus locations will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving break. The college will be … Read More
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Police Reports Nov. 21

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each …

Crash Reports Nov. 21

A man was seriously injured in a crash at 4:50 p.m. Thursday in Saline County.

Community Calendar for Nov. 21 through Nov. 28

Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak some meetings may be canceled or postponed. Please call the organization for information on cancellations. To have your event or meeting listed or …
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Frontrunners: Greyhounds advance to first-ever state semifinal

WINDOSR — No longer chasing records, the Greyhounds are now among frontrunners for a state title. Windsor junior Dalton Witherspoon rushed for three touchdowns and the Greyhounds forced as …

Foster, Thompson lead S-C hoops group effort

The Tigers are ready to shoot their shot. With a pair of returning starters in seniors Dane Foster and Matt Thompson, S-C’s lead duo represent a team full of players ready to take on an …

In the Community

Sedalia Area Farmers’ Winter Market begins Thursday

Due to concerns about COVID-19, the Sedalia Area Farmers’ Market will not host an indoor market this winter but has alternative plans to provide goods to their customers through the end of …

Missouri Job Centers move to appointment only

The Missouri Office of Workforce Development has issued new policy within all Job Centers across the state to help protect staff and customers from spreading COVID-19. Beginning Friday, Nov. 20, all …

Roll receives coveted DAISY Award

Like many nurses, Connie Roll became a nurse because she wanted to help people. It’s precisely this desire to help that earned her an award for being an extraordinary nurse. Roll, a licensed …

Real Estate Transactions Nov. 17

Nov. 2 Matthew S, Melville and Emily P. Melville to Lilya Gritzan and Vera Gritzan, Country Club Estates, lot 16. Richard L. Nelson and Deanna L. Nelson to Matthew Melville and Emily Melville, …

Livestock market report Nov. 17

Windsor livestock auction market report for Nov. 11 Receipts, 2,321 HD; 13% cows. Compared to last week, all classes of steers and heifers sold mostly steady to spots up to $8 higher. Weigh cows …

Police & Crash Reports

Crash Reports Nov. 20

A woman was injured in a crash at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday on state Route V in Pettis County.

Police Reports Nov. 20

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each …

Crash Reports Nov. 19

One injured in Henry crash A man was injured in a crash at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Henry County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Kevin E. Davis, 59, of Deepwater, was driving …

Meals on Wheels menu Nov. 21

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to seniors, the homebound and handicapped citizens of Sedalia. The food is prepared by Superior Vendall and is delivered by volunteers. …

Sedalia Public Library new books Nov. 21

New books at the Sedalia Public Library for Nov. 21 Fiction “The Dirty South,” by John Connolly. “Deadly Cross,” by James Patterson. “Hidden in Plain …

Boonslick Regional Library popular books Nov. 21

Boonslick Regional Library Fiction “The Silence,” by Don DeLillo. “In a Holidaze,” by Christina Lauren. “Christmas at Holiday House,” by RaeAnne …

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Slice of Life: Hunting season brings family together

John Husong’s priorities are faith, family and the frontier. Husong saw all three come together recently when he shot a nine-point buck with his son, daughter and other family members …

A eulogy for James Graves

Columnist’s note: A previous version of this column originally ran in my own blog in 2018 as part of a series titled “Holy People.” “Brothers and Sisters: No one can say …

Planning a different kind of Thanksgiving

Well, it’s my favorite time of year, and this year stinks. This was to be my “cousins for Thanksgiving” year, when my Kansas City cousins and my Spokane cousin were to come to upend …
Your health
Dr. Dan Woolery is a new pulmonologist who recently started practicing in Sedalia at Bothwell Pulmonary Specialists.
The standard overhead speaker announcements at Bothwell Regional Health Center include stroke codes, trauma alerts and call requests. As of Sept. 24, a soothing melody has been added to the mix.
Fifteen years ago on the occasion of Bothwell Regional Health Center’s 75th anniversary in October 2005, there were multiple celebrations including opening the Bothwell Diagnostic Center and other public events.
With the presence of rapid or quick COVID-19 tests in the area, there are new questions about the types of tests that are available and which is most reliable.
While the novel coronavirus COVID-19 will create complications for the approaching holidays, there’s another unwanted guest lurking in the wings — stress.
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