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Average number of statewide COVID-19 deaths increases
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 24,519 cases on Monday or an average of 3,503 per … Read More
Winter COVID-19 Testing at Missouri State Fairgrounds
Beginning Dec. 1, Bothwell Regional Health Center will provide drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Sheep Pavilion on the Missouri … Read More
Virus Closures Nov. 27
Christkindlmarket canceled in Cole Camp The 10th annual Christkindlmarket scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 in downtown Cole Camp … Read More
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Police Reports Nov. 27

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 …

Upcoming local blood drives

The Red Cross needs the help of blood donors across the country to ensure patients continue to have access to lifesaving blood. As the U.S. experiences a new surge in COVID-19 cases, the Red Cross …

UCM to host annual Holiday Market

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, individuals have an opportunity to shop locally by attending the University of Central Missouri Holiday Market. The annual event is set for 4 to 7 p.m. …
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Windsor lines up with Thayer in Class 1 semifinal

In an effort to preserve a date more special than the holiday, Windsor football head coach Jake Vencill said there was a party of three at his Thanksgiving dinner, including the dog. “We …

Smith-Cotton boys drop season opener, CMAC hoops debut

For all the excitement traditional to opening night, sparse attendance and a 20-point buffer muted the usual buzz around basketball in Sedalia. Smith-Cotton seniors Dane Foster and Matt Thompson …

In the Community

Bothwell announces Thanksgiving hours

All Bothwell Regional Health Center clinics and centers, except the Walk In Clinic, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving, and two clinics will have shortened hours of operation on …

Real estate transactions Nov. 24

Nov. 9 Zarah Melville to James Fulcher and Holly Fulcher, West Walnut Hills 1st Addition, lot 51. Edith Elaine Campbell and William Wayne Campbell, Ranae Smith and James E. Smith to Caleb A. …

Livestock market reports Nov. 24

Windsor livestock auction market report for Nov. 18 Receipts, 1,790 HD; 10.5% cows. Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold up to $5 lower. Weigh cows sold mostly steady. Steers medium …

Residents encouraged to shop local this holiday season

With many businesses across the country struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for residents to shop local and at small businesses. The City of Sedalia will be …

Smithton business owner creates tiny Christmas village

SMITHTON — For Lou Atkinson, the anticipation of opening boxes at Christmas is much like that of any young boy. The difference is at age 68, Atkinson has surpassed his youth in years but not in …

Police & Crash Reports

Police Reports Nov. 26

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. 25

One seriously injured in Benton crash A man was seriously injured in a crash at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday in Benton County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Greg D. Kirby, 62, of …

Police Reports Nov. 25

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 …


Photo: Tyson Foods, Shoppa's Mid America donate to Open Door

We invite readers to submit photos for “Community Snapshot,” which features images of local residents and events. Images must be current, in JPEG format and must be the property of the …

State Parks temporarily closing indoor spaces

Missouri state parks and historic sites remain open, including day-use areas, lodging, campgrounds, boat ramps and trails, and will continue to operate under normal off-season hours. However, …

United Way, Dollywood Foundation to present live-stream event

United Way of Pettis County and The Dollywood Foundation are presenting a free live-stream of “The Library That Dolly Built,” a behind-the-scenes look at Dolly Parton’s Imagination …

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 …

From the Opinion page
Pastor's Pulpit:

Giving thanks, especially in 2020

Growing up, Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday. I loved the food — you just had to watch out that you did not mistake the mashed cauliflower for mashed potatoes! That was a mistake you only …

Learning lessons in patience

“I need more patience.” “I don’t have enough patience.” “I have to learn to practice patience.” “Please, Lord, give me …

An explanation but not an apology in 1898 for lynchings

Lynching, which involves mob violence directed against a supposed lawbreaker without the involvement of law enforcement or the courts, was not common in Pettis County. Only two were known to have …
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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