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S-C football will be home for first round

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Smith-Cotton will host a playoff game in what could be the final game played at Jennie Jaynes Stadium.The Tigers (6-3) come off a 12-7 Homecoming win over Center on Friday but it was not enough to overtake Carthage for No. 2 in the district standings which would have given S-C a first-round bye. Instead, the Tigers host Ruskin.Last season, the Tigers opened the district tournament by hosting and beating Washington before falling int he second round at Camdenton.In Class 3, Warsaw will visit Mountain Grove (8-1).


Northwest volleyball downs Smithton

The Northwest volleyball team closed the regular season with a 25-13, 25-11 win over Smithton.Jessi Zimmerman had 29 assists for the Mustangs. Lakota Wiskur had five digs and two aces. Allison Barnes had three blocks.Northwest will open district play today at 7 p.m. against Lincoln at Green Ridge.Smithton will open districts against Otterville at Calvary Lutheran.LATE FRIDAYFOOTBALLStew...

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Council to update city flood hazard areas

After an inspection earlier this year, the Sedalia City Council will vote to approve updating the city’s flood hazard areas during today’s meeting.FEMA made its five-year inspection of flood hazard areas in the City of Sedalia on May 29, and reviewed the City’s flood plain development ordinance. In order for the City’s ordinance to be in compliance, some changes and recommendations have been recommended. Today council will vote to approve an ordinance amendi...

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Lillian Mae Newton

Lillian Mae NewtonSEDALIA — Lillian Mae Newton, 79, of Sedalia, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.She was born May 19, 1935, in Pyrmont, MO, daughter of William Henry “Willie” and Kathryn Emma “Katie” Heismeyer Monsees. On January 5, 1953, in Harrison, AR, she married Clarence M. Newton, who survives.Lillian worked for Lamy’s Manufacturing, Jensen’s and Prairie ...

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Norma Ann Werneke

Norma Ann WernekeNELSON — Norma Ann Werneke, 87, of rural Nelson, MO, died Friday, October 17, 2014, at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Millers Chapel Cemetery in Pettis Count...

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BEST Robotics at SFCC

State Fair Community College hosted the fourth “Show-Me BEST” robotics competition Saturday at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Building on campus. Warrensburg High School student Kayla Yates removes her team’s robot, “Happy Mill,” from the field during morning competitions. Team member, Marissa Crabtree said the robot was designed to overcome challenges in the field, by picking up PVC pipes or “prairie chickens,” pressing buttons and moving fan blades ...

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Community Calendar for Oct. 20 to 26

MONDAY10 a.m.: Show-Me Mad Tatters, University Extension Office Conference Room, 1012A Thompson Blvd.Noon: Sedalia Rotary Club, Best Western State Fair Inn, 3120 S. Limit Ave.4 p.m.: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, (TOPS) Chapter 102, Boonslick Regional Library, 219 W. Third St.6 p.m.: Cornerstone Celebrate Recovery. Bible-based twelve step program for Hurts, Habits and...

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Bend-don’t-break defense leads Mules past No. 22 UCO

WARRENSBURG — UCM defensive end Jason Venckus sniffed out Central Oklahoma’s reverse on the second play of the game and made the tackle for a loss of 10 to help force a three-and-out.UCM’s defense continued to stop No. 22 UCO’s drives throughout Saturday’s 31-19 Homecoming win to earn the Mules a tie for third in the MIAA at 5-2 with the Broncos.“It’s hard in the MIAA so you really can’t look past anybody or look forward, s...

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Cole Camp powers past Lincoln

COLE CAMP — After losing its first game of the season last week at Osceola, Cole Camp returned home Friday and took their frustration out on Lincoln in a 52-20 win against Lincoln to win the Kaysinger Conference title.“It’s nice to finally be able to hang it officially,” said Cole Camp head coach Kevin Shearer. “We feel like we’ve had a few, we just weren’t able to call it the real thing.”Brandon Thoennes took the opening k...

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S-C defense stops Center

Coming into week 9, the Center Yellowjackets averaged 28 points per game. Smith-Cotton held the two-time defending West Central Conference champions to a quarter of that in a 12-7 win Friday at Jennie Jaynes Stadium.Down by five in the second half, Center had three possessions to try to take the lead but Smith-Cotton stopped each drive, the last getting to Center’s 37 with just over a minute left before Ricky Warren sacked Yellowjacket quarterback Raheem Muhammad on fourth do...

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Goetze, Rubio lead Stover over Calvary Lutheran

Stover opened its own soccer invitational with a 5-0 win over Calvary Lutheran on Friday.Brock Nolting and Ruben Rubio each scored twice and Garrett Goetze added a goal of his own in the win.Alex Haag recorded the shutout with four saves.In other Stover Tournament action, Jefferson City beat Green Ridge 2-1, Fair Grove beat Cole Camp 3-0 and Osage beat Smithton 2-1 in overtime.Cole Camp will play Calvary Lutheran at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Smithton will...

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Braverman receives alumni honor

In addition to the football game, tailgate and dance, Smith-Cotton homecoming festitivies include the recognition of Dr. Alan Braverman, the 2014 Distinguished Alumni, as named by the Sedalia School District Foundation.Braverman was the 1979 valedictorian of Smith-Cotton High School, participating in soccer, swimming, golf, marching and jazz bands, and several theater productions. Thirty-five years later, he is spending his weekend in Sedalia celebrating with his alma mater.

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Strong opposition for Amendment 3

Missouri voters will decide whether to implement teacher performance evaluations in the Nov. 4 general election with Amendment 3, an issue which has strong opposition and almost no supporters.Amendment 3, known as the Missouri Teacher Performance Evaluation amendment, asks voters if the state should implement teacher performance evaluations to determine whether a teacher should be dismissed or stay with the district. Demotions and promotions would also be based on the proposed eval...

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Sedalia Symphony celebrates 80 years

Celebrating 80 years of the longest continuous running symphony west of the Mississippi River, the Sedalia Symphony opens this season with the Liverpool Legends on Oct. 20.Sedalia Symphony Society Board President Betty Sue Viterna said the Sedalia Symphony began in 1935 with a local music club approaching musician Abe Rosenthal and asking him if he would be the conductor.

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Tiger Pride hits Ohio

Smith-Cotton High School Tigers wave to the crowd atop a perch on a Sedalia Fire Department firetruck during the 2014 Homecoming Parade in downtown Sedalia on Friday. The team was was set to face Center High School Yellowjackets Friday evening. For more on the game see B1 Sports.Smith-Cotton Tiger Battalion JROTC cadets, led by Christian Sarabia, march down Ohio Avenue during Friday’s parade.Students, parents and staff from Skyline Elementary show off their support...

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Districts open in volleyball

Volleyball enters the postseason on Monday as teams around Missouri vie for district titles.At Smith-Cotton, a new solid season and a chance to host have the Lady Tigers eyeing a district championship for the first time since 1979. Finishing the regular season 20-5-1, the Lady Tigers are the top seed in the Class 4, District 9 bracket.“There’s a little bit of pressure there, but I think the girls are ready for it,” said Smith-Cotton coach Darcia Koettin...

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Open Door offers many services

Many people have heard of Open Door Benevolent Ministries, but Executive Director Jack Menges said not all Pettis County residents realize the services it offers.Open Door was started in 1972 as an outreach for local churches. The organization isn’t tied to one specific church, but the board includes a representative from about 20 local churches, Menges said. Residents know that Open Door runs a food pantry, but they offer many more services.

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Panic its own deadly virus

Our nation is caught in the grips of a brewing hysteria regarding the threat posed by the Ebola virus.The 24-hour cable news cycle and other media reports are largely to blame for spreading bad information and feeding a fire that, rather than helping keep the public informed, could actually make the problem worse as individuals act on spurious information from sources that are far from authoritative.As if the bleating of many poorly informed talking heads was not enough ...

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