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Local on mission to prevent child deaths from heat

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As infants and small children continue to die from being left alone in hot cars, a Sedalia man has invented a cheap and easy to use device that will hopefully aid in reducing those fatalities.Jeff Howard has constructed a device composed of a clip and two adjustable mirrors that will allow parents to see car seats in the backseat, where a blind spot exists in the standard equipment rear-view mirror.“I came out and sat in the car and tried to find out what the problem was,” Howard said. “In a lot of cars, when the rear-view mirror was adjusted properly for driving, you can’t see the car seats in the back. So, I built this. You just clip it on and adjust the two mirrors and you can see the car seats on both sides.”


Dove season outlook a mixed bag

Way back in the day when doves were teaching me the fine art of wingshooting, “hunting” them consisted of plunking oneself down within shotgun range of virtually any stubble field or pond anytime between dawn and dusk. I must admit that, although the good old days have been gone for decades, I’m still struggling to adapt to the realities of 21st century dove hunting.

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Suicide attempts in Pettis County above state average

Suicide prevention has garnered new attention in the media and at the dinner table with the recent death of actor Robin Williams. In the wake, experts say it is important to know the signs of depression, what resources are available in the community and the local trends in deaths by suicide.For someone at risk of suicide to get help, it is important to individuals, friends and loved ones to know the signs.According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, some ...

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Anna Price celebrates 100th birthday

Anna Juanita Rathburn Price celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 19 with a celebration at her residence in Bristol Manor with many of her friends and family.Anna was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Zern Franklin and Sara Eleanor Rathburn.She has been a residence of Bristol Manor since Jan. 1, 2008.Anna is loved by all that know her. She has helped take care of many people right up unto the last few years. Her church has always been very...

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Fox anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Owen A. Fox will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Aug. 23.Vera M. Austin and Owen A. Fox were married Aug. 22, 1954, at the First Baptist Church in Humansville by the Rev. J.E. Jackson.Mr. Fox earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, a Master of Science degree in Education and further credit hours in Child and Family from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He retired in 1990 after working 37 years with the University...

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Greer anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Greer celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Aug. 2Kay Richardson and Jerry Greer were married Aug. 2, 1959, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sedalia by the Rev. Lee Whiteside and the Rev. Warren Neil.Mrs. Greer was employed for 19 years by the Sedalia School District as a math teacher at Sedalia Middle School.Mr. Greer was employed in the field of education his entire working life, completing his career as the Academic Counselor of S...

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Hemme-McCracken engagement

Gary and Melissa Hemme, of Sedalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis Kay Hemme, of Brookfield, to Robert Junior McCracken, also of Brookfield. He is the son of Alan McCracken and Lori Melte, both of Brookfield, and Larry and Soyna Bradley, also of Brookfield.The future bride attended Smith-Cotton High School and is employed as a CNA at McLarney Manor in Brookfield.The future groom attended Smithton High School and is employed as a welder at Brookfield Fa...

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Sanford-Hodges engagement

Mr. and Mrs. James Sanford, of Stevensville, Mich., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Jo Sanford, of Chicago, to Dr. Steven W. Hodges, also of Chicago. He is the son of Bill and Rosie Hodges, of Sedalia.The future bride is a graduate of Michigan State University and is employed by BlueGrace Logistics in Chicago.The future groom is a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical School. He is the Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Nort...

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Hendrix-Mueller engagement

Debra Lunsford Hendrix and Roger Lee Mueller, both of Sedalia, announce their engagement.The future bride is the daughter of Dora M. James and the late Curtis L. James, of Hughesville. The future groom is the son of the late H.W. (Pete) and the late Mary Kathryn Mueller, of Hughesville.The future groom is employed with Ditzfeld Transfer in Sedalia.A Sept. 6, 2014, wedding is planned at Hopewell Baptist Church in Sedalia.

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Malone issues a chilling challenge

If life online has taught us anything, it’s that “haters gonna hate.”Over the past couple of weeks, social media has been flooded with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a grass-roots initiative to raise research funds and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an awful disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Regular folks, celebrities and organizations have all jumped on board, dousing themselves with cold water and donating record amo...

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Adding it up in Ferguson

“It all adds up.”I’ve heard that phrase, over and over again on television, spoken by people in Ferguson, Mo. since the young Mr. Brown was murdered there about 10 days go. Come to think about it, I think I’ve heard it all of my life.People who don’t talk to young black men and women often, don’t understand what they are talking about, don’t understand what they are saying. What they are saying to older people is, that you keep s...

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MSHP offers Labor Day safety tips

WIth Labor Day fast approaching, the Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to stay safe during the holiday weekend and that the 20-mile trooper operation will be in effect in Pettis County.“Labor Day is one of our most heavily traveled weekends,” said MSHP Public Information Officer Sgt. Collin Stosberg. “We will be conducting a 20-mile trooper project to include U.S. (Highway) 65 and 50 in Pettis County. We will be providing service and 24-...

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State Fair Idol in its ninth year

The 2014 Missouri State Fair Idol Contest was a little larger this year, beginning with 50 contestants and ending with eight finalists competing for “Idol” status last Sunday on the Budweiser Stage.Winning the competition was Kamber Cain, of El Dorado Springs, who said she began performing on stage at a young age and thrives with an audience.“I’ve actually been singing since I was 4-years-old on stage,” she said. “I’m 23 now, and...

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Registration open for Run for Freedom 5K, 10K and Poker Walk

WARRENSBURG — The Veterans Assistance League (VAL) will host the 12th Annual “Run for Freedom” 5K, 10K and Poker Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Missouri Veterans Home, 1300 Veterans Road, in Warrensburg. This USATF certified event offers professional timing services, moisture wicking race shirts, medals for runners in 12 different age categories, cash prizes for overall winners, great door prizes and refreshments. The first 50 entrants will be automatically entered...

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Aug. 22 Crash Reports

Jamestown man killed in Moniteau CountyA Jamestown man was killed in a collision at 8:32 a.m. Thursday in Moniteau County.Raymond W. Varner, 72, was westbound on Business U.S. 50 in California, Mo. when he made a right turn onto Highway 87, and struck a vehicle driven by Amy L. Miller, 38, of Russellville, and was ejected from his vehicle, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.Varner was taken to the Moniteau County Coroner’...

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Aug. 22 Police Reports

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 case.Sedalia Police DepartmentArrestsAug. 205:30 p.m.: Travis E. Millsap, 35, of the 1000 block of East 10th Street, was arrested at his residence on a charge of second-degree domestic assault....

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District allignments change in ‘14

Several area high school football teams find themselves in new districts and even new Classes this fall.Warsaw has moved up from Class 2 to Class 3 and Cole Camp has risen from 1 to 2.In Class 5, the opening of Battle High School has altered the District landscape, knocking Smith-Cotton out of its spot in District 4 with Camdenton, Lebanon, Rolla, Waynesville and Washington. This season, the Tigers are in District 6 with Carthage, Belton, Ruskin, Neosho and Williard....

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Head Coach: Danny Morrison, sixth yearLast Season: 10-1, playing a mixture of varsity, JV and 8-man. Beat Norborne in first round of 8-man districts, lost to Southwest in second round.Top Players Returning: Boone Kroenke, QB-DB; Heath Renno, RB-S; Blake Dulaban, C-LB; Branigan Roark, FB-LB; Connor Spunaugle, MLB-OL;Top Players lost: Dalton Drexler, FB-MLBOffense: &...

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