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The Sedalia Democrat is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.It’s true that we live in a digital age, and more people than ever are turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want. The Sedalia Democrat is committed to being at the forefront of every delivery platform available. In fact, this week we are also unveiling a redesigned website.But while we may be in the middle of a digital revolution, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our loyal advertisers who continue to find print advertising their most effective medium in local markets.


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CALENDARTo have your event or meeting listed, send details to or call 826-1000 ext. 222.TODAY6:30 a.m.: Sunrise Optimist, Best Western State Fair Inn, 3120 S. Limit Ave.10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Epworth Methodist Quilters, Epworth United Methodist Church, 1124 E. Broadway Blvd.11 a.m.: Sedalia Jolly Elders Inc., North 65 Highway cafe....

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Driskell sworn in as Ward 2 councilmember

Ward 2 of the Sedalia City Council now has two councilmembers again after long-time Sedalia resident Russell Driskell was sworn in during Monday’s meeting.Driskell fills the Ward 2 seat vacated by former councilmember Becca La Strada, who resigned two weeks ago due to health issues. Both of his sons were in attendance Monday night to watch as their dad was sworn in and joined the rest of council in approving several ordinances.Now retired, Driskell spent 20 years w...

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Memorial Powwow hosted 24th season this weekend

“Paperworks” exhibit opens at LCAA

S-C music camps open this week

Hundreds flock to SAFM on Tuesdays

Pettis County busy with shows and fairs

Portion of Meyers Road closed for bridge repair

The Pettis County Highway Department closed Meyers Road at the Flat Creek Bridge south of Upton Road at 4 p.m. Monday. The department is working on bridge repair and, weather permitting, it is expected to reopen Aug. 1.Motorist using that section of Meyers Road should plan to take an alternate route.The Pettis County Sheriff’s Office reminds motorists to buckle up, slow down, follow posted signage and drive safely through work zones.

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Heat is back in full force, officials say ‘keep it cool’

As meteorologists expect the mercury to near the triple digit range today, Pettis County Health Department officials would like to remind the public to keep cool and that several community resources are available.Pettis County is in a Heat Advisory effective since noon Monday until 7 p.m. today. Temperatures were expected to climb into the 90s Monday with a heat index approaching 97 to 100 degrees. Today will be even hotter with temperatures in the mid to high 90s with a heat index...

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Green Ridge homicides remain unsolved one year later

Despite the passage of a year since two people were murdered and their bodies burned to conceal the still unsolved homicide, the daughter and sister of the victims said the pain is a daily reminder that someone knows what happened and is refusing to come forward.“To the person or people that did this to my mom and my brother, no matter what they did, they didn’t deserve this,” said Angela Martin, daughter and sister of the victims. “They were our family. The...

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Sedalia’s guitar doctors repair musicians precious stringed instruments

Luthier Eron Harding and Steve Cox, owners of Backwood’s Guitar LLC, are finding they are fast becoming the musician’s friend and on-call 911 doctors for all sort of stringed instrument repair.While Cox runs the store-front, Harding, as the luthier, repairs banjos, guitars, violins and other stringed instruments in the business’s basement.This week Harding will fly to Spokane, Wash., to speak at a conference for the Guild of American Luthiers.

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Council to fill vacant Ward 2 seat

The Sedalia City Council will once again have eight councilmembers if council votes to approve Mayor Steve Galliher’s recommendation to fill the Ward 2 seat during its meeting today.Galliher is recommending Russell Driskell to fill the Ward 2 seat vacated by former councilmember Becca La Strada two weeks ago due to health issues. If council approves the recommendation, Driskell will be sworn in before the meeting continues.

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