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Members of the West Central Missouri Veterans Association delivered two checks totaling $2,391.91 to the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Two hundred veterans reside there.
The holiday season always brings a crush of expenses that can quickly add up. Between finding gifts for loved ones and friends, hosting gatherings, purchasing holiday foods and decorating the house, sometimes funds can be depleted quickly.
The 13 juveniles involved in vandalizing Smith-Cotton Junior High School Halloween night will face restitution, community service and at least six months of probation after an investigation by the Pettis County Juvenile Office.
Sedalia Police Department officers, Sedalia School District 200 officials, the Pettis County Juvenile Office and the district’s School Resource Officer are continuing an investigation into vandalism that occurred at Smith-Cotton Junior High School on Halloween night.
At Horace Mann Elementary School, the grand old flag has a brand new look.
Halloween is over — or is it? As I look around I see people running around in clothing imprinted with leaves, sticks and various blobs of dark greens. Some even paint their faces. This disguise is dubbed “camo.”
A skeletal figure glides silently past kids waiting in line for candy on South Ohio Avenue. pic slug: 11-1-12 halloween3
Austin Perez, 4, looking smart in his uniform, has got his sister, Sophia, 1, in the squad car as he makes his rounds for candy. pic slug: 11-1-12 halloween2
Three friends from Smithton, from left, Brooklyn Mitchell, Audrey Williams and Tori Klein, all 12, came up with a clever idea for a shared costume. If you are stumped, think conflict resolution. pic slug: 11-1-12 halloween
Ghouls and goblins will invade downtown today during Sedalia Downtown Development Inc.’s annual Downtown Trick or Treat event.
If you’re looking for a last-minute Halloween jolt or two, here’s a scary-movie treat that’ll do the trick.
It was a chilly Friday evening in old Sedville and many would find their weekend-starting libations at places like Fitter’s, Coach’s, Dukes and Boots and The End Zone. But the hardest rockers and the most magnetic metal heads found themselves at the American Legion for a night of smoking, drinking and eardrum injuring.
“I think people who call Sedline to complain, I mean, there are more important things in the world than what they are complaining about. ... Some of the comments are just dumb. ... Don’t complain about stuff that doesn’t even matter.”
Lois Bassett was one of the lucky ones who got a pumpkin. The girls ran short on giving pumpkins to those residents in the Fair View dining room because they gave some, at a previous visit, to seniors at the Four Season Living Center, off state Route TT.
After the pumpkins were delivered, the girls serenaded the seniors with a medley of lighthearted songs. The girls were dressed in their pajamas because it was Pajama Day at Smithton School, which also had an early out, affording the girls the opportunity to visit the seniors.
Alaina Spencer, 7, gives Betty Wells. a resident at Fair View Nursing Home, 1714 W. 16th St., a pumpkin that she had decorated. The Smithton Elementary School second grader and her fellow Girl Scouts from Smithton Troops 30752 and 70952 paid a visit Thursday to the nursing home to give the residents pumpkins for Halloween. The girls were given the pumpkins during a recent field trip to Pa Pa's Pumpkin Patch near Sedalia. "It is the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts and the girls wanted to give back to the community and they enjoyed painting and delivering them," Troop Leader Karen Hill said. "They hope the seniors make pumpkin pie. It will be a double treat, " she said.
Say what: All Saints Eve? If you guessed Halloween, you’d be right. The holiday honoring all saints goes back to the 17th century — I’m not sure why the people back then decided to honor saints on that particular day, I didn’t dig that far — but I suspect it had something to do with the Fall Solstice. Today, it seems to me that the holiday has lost all its reference to anything holy. Now, it seems to be all about ghosts and goblins dressing up in disguise and of course filling up your bag with candy and cookies. There’s just something alluring about dressing up in some scary costume and wandering around in the dark saying “boo.”
In addition to being the guitarist for headliner Prometheus Fire-God, Seth Hofstetter will wear several hats at “Metalomedy II,” the sequel to the June concert featuring metal bands at the American Legion club.
For the first time, the Parks and Recreation Department will offer Family Boo Bash, a family friendly Halloween-themed event.
(BPT) - With the long holiday season right around the corner, you might be asked about bringing treats in for your child to share with the classroom. You’ll probably want to roll up your sleeves and dig through the recipe file for the yummiest treat you can find. Before you get started, be certain to find out if there are any children with food allergies in the classroom and the school.
The Special Agent Kids Club is gearing up for a variety of activities over the next three months.
SpoFest’s Halloween-themed reading event, “SpookFest,” will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the End Zone Sports Bar & Grill in Sedalia. The event will include a costume contest, Edgar Allan Poe trivia, night-time cemetery photography and scary poetry and prose.
The Special Agent Kids Club will celebrate fall from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at the Katy Depot. Children can see a Halloween-themed model train, make a pumpkin craft to take home and hear the story “Night in the Barn” by Gail Gibbons, read by Terri Fowler.