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Crash Reports Jan. 23
Knob Noster man seriously injured A Knob Noster man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday … Read More
Missouri reports new coronavirus numbers
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a seven-day total of 10,690 cases on Friday or an average of 1,527 per … Read More
A-10s to fly over Arrowhead Stadium for AFC championship
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE — U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Rick “McGraw” Mitchell, the commander of the 303rd Fighter Squadron, … Read More
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Weekly Report: Pettis County Commission approves tractor purchase

During daily meetings Jna. 19-25, the Pettis County Commission completed the following:  Jan 18: Pettis County Courthouse closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Jan 19: No action …

Police Reports Jan. 23

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 …

University of Missouri Dean’s List

The following area students were recently named to the University of Missouri-Columbia dean’s list for the fall semester of 2020. California: Emma Belleruth Baer, Austin Matthew Bolin, Leah …
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Lady Bulldogs’ Haag honored for 30 years of coaching

STOVER — Stover girl’s basketball head coach Ernie Haag is not on Facebook. So when the longtime Lady Bulldogs leader chats with old friends, it looks a little something like the …

S-C runner-up, Sacred Heart 5th at WCC Classic

Welcoming old rivals to Sedalia for the West Central Conference Classic, Smith-Cotton girls swim finished runner-up as a team during its last home meet of the season. The Lady Tigers collected 347 …

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Bothwell using monoclonal therapy for COVID

As Bothwell Regional Health Center continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it is using monoclonal therapy to help patients recover before needing to be hospitalized. According to Bothwell …

Real estate transactions Jan. 19

Jan. 11 Mark A. and Connie Ficken and Deborah K. and Chris S. Brown to Dennis R. Holman Trustee and the Dennis R. Holman Trust, sections 32 and 33; township 47; range 20.  Pamela Joann and …

Livestock market reports Jan. 19

Windsor livestock auction market report for Jan. 13 Receipts, 3,695 HD; 7% cows. Compared to last week, steers and heifers weighing under 725 pounds, sold mostly steady to $5 lower, with cattle …

Building renovation creates The Art Room

A physician and a professor have teamed up to renovate a 12,000-square-foot Sedalia building, creating not only a metro-style loft home but also a main floor art room open to the public for classes …

Local gym moves to 24 hours, restaurant temporarily closes

A locally-owned fitness center has transitioned to being open 24 hours while a national franchise buffet is temporarily closed for repairs and remodeling. Brian’s Gym Brian’s Gym, …

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Police Reports Jan. 22

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 …

Police Reports Jan. 21

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 …

Police Reports Jan. 20

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 …

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Meals on Wheels menu Jan. 23

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to seniors, the homebound and handicapped citizens of Sedalia. The food is prepared by Superior Vendall and is delivered by volunteers. …

Sedalia Public Library new books Jan. 23

Sedalia Public Library Fiction “Our Darkest Night,” by Jennifer Robson. “Out of Hounds,” by Rita Mae Brown.  “The Prophets,” by Robert Jones …

Boonslick Regional Library popular books Jan. 23

Boonslick Regional Library Fiction “Take it Back,” by Kia Abdullah. “Hidden Treasure,” by Jane K. Cleland. “D: A Tale of Two Worlds,” by Michel …

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Leave darkness behind and be the light

Perhaps it is the resonance, or the mellifluent tones, or maybe the rhythm of the gentle Southern accent – the music of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech can be mesmerizing. This past week, …

We do the work of democracy

For me, Inauguration Day was a jumble of emotions. I made it plain as day over the past four years that I was not a Trump fan. I believe he left both classical conservativism and the pro-life …

The power of words

Words can bring us together or tear us apart. Messages can be carefully constructed, woven with meaning and aspiration; they also can be slapped together, bound only by volume and venom. On …
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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