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Marriage Licenses for Dec. 9
Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriage licenses to:
Pettis County Fire Protection District now has five full-time firefighters; Austin Payne, Matt Gardner, Bill Twenter, Irvin Yoder, and Chief Mike Harding. Station Dalmatian Bella is seen Wednesday with the staff.

Photo by Chris Howell | Democrat
Pettis County Fire touts advantages of hiring full-time firefighters
Pettis County Fire Protection District Chief Mike Harding asked the Sedalia Democrat to meet their full-time firefighters Wednesday at 10 a.m. Unfortunately, there was a fire at a residence on Rattlesnake Hill Road in Smithton just after 9 a.m.
Deborah Mitchell
Growing old is not for sissies
I’ve heard that growing old is not for sissies. A doctor told me that – one of the doctors I have seen in the past 60 days. And darn if she isn’t right.
Liz Schleicher
Merry Chiefsmas?
“In those days Roger Goodell issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire football world. (This was the first census that took place while Parson was governor of Missouri.) And everyone went to his own home turf to register …”
Central Missouri Sedalia Harley Owners Group Treasurer Frank Rouchka presents a $200 check to Amanda Davis, executive director of Open Door.

Photo courtesy of Central Missouri Sedalia Harley Owners Group
Club Notes for Dec. 9
Central Missouri Sedalia Harley Owners Group
Meals on Wheels menu for Dec. 9
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. Meals cost $4. For more information on receiving meals or becoming a volunteer, call 660-826-5039.
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Divorces for Dec. 6

These people were recently granted divorces in Pettis County Circuit Court:

Boonslick Regional Library popular books for Dec. 6

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Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule Dec. 9

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S-C, Sacred Heart compete at Sedalia Duals

Pictured here in the 500 freestyle race in which she took down the school record last January, Smith-Cotton's Camden Youngblood took second place Tuesday in the 100 backstroke as part of the Sedalia Duals meet at the Heckart Community Center.

PhotoCredit: File photo courtesy of Sedalia School District 200
Smith-Cotton girls swimming may not have the robust roster associated with traditional success, but Tuesday’s Sedalia Duals meet at the Heckart Community Center showed that the student-athletes it does have are capable of making waves.

Area Roundup: Jennies VB loses in regional semifinal

Sitting one game below .500 two weeks into the season, Central Missouri volleyball had a heart-to-heart moment.

In the Community

Christmas Tree Hill farm closes its barn's doors

The Christmas Tree Hill farm, 668 NW 250 Road in Centerview, will be open during daylight hours Dec. 2-10 or until the trees are gone. This is the last year for the family-owned business after more than 40 years.

Photo by Annelia Nixon | Warrensburg Star-Journal
CENTERVIEW – After 42 years, Christmas Tree Hill farm hosted its last barn event on Nov. 26.
Kyle Bean, owner of Gene's Boots & Hats, moved the store to its new location Wednesday night, Dec. 6. He noted the store will open for business at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at its new location, 3114 W. Broadway Blvd.

Photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat
Gene's Boots & Hats moves to larger space
A Sedalia staple for western and practical work wear moved its shop Wednesday evening, Dec. 6 to a larger space with plans to open for business at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.
Monday morning, Dec. 4, crews with Clark Contractors of Little Rock began the demolition of the former Golden Corral, 2004 W. Broadway Blvd. It is unknown what will be built on the site.

Photo by Chris Howell | Democrat
Golden Corral building comes down
It came as a surprise Monday morning, Dec. 4 when Sedalians saw the former Golden Corral building was being torn down by heavy equipment.
Star-Journal newsroom welcomes new employees
The Warrensburg Star-Journal has welcomed three new employees in the newsroom.
Bothwell Regional Health Center RN Linda Lower is the latest recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Lower was nominated by Carla Jackson for providing care and compassion to her mother, Nedra Zimmerschied. From left, Jackson’s father, Carl Zimmerschied, Carla Jackson and Linda Lower.
Lower receives DAISY Award
Bothwell Regional Health Center recently presented its latest DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Linda Lower.
Sarah Rea, left, helps customers Monday morning, Dec. 4 at Lolly's Candy Shop in downtown Sedalia. Rea said she will close the storefront on Dec. 30 and downsize the business to the third floor of Nostalgia Vintage Apparel and Marketplace, 515 S. Ohio Ave.

Photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat
Lolly's downsizes, will close storefront
Downtown Sedalia will lose a little sweetness when Lolly's Candy Shop closes its storefront at the end of the month. But don't despair; although the shop is downsizing, it will remain downtown, located on the third floor of Nostalgia Vintage Apparel and Marketplace.
From the Opinion page

A thousand words and more

While I had no clue who said it, I had heard the famous phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” about a thousand times during my lifetime. So, I went online to find out who it was.

Learning to pair wine with Christmas dinners and parties

Many of you know me from our former wine shop, Wine and More, which we had at two locations, downtown and South Limit Avenue in Sedalia. I began my second career in wine in 1994 when I accepted a job based in Austria and traveled routinely around the world. You might say from the ground up.

Re-embracing the real Saint Nicholas

Writer’s note: Warning, parents – this article is about Santa.
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