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UCM to celebrate Homecoming this weekend
WARRENSBURG — Mules and Jennies will be returning to the University of Central Missouri campus this weekend for the 2021 Homecoming celebrations. The return of Homecoming also coincides with …
SMS hosts rodeo-themed assembly
Sedalia Middle School students and staff members became cowboys and cowgirls for a rodeo-themed assembly on Thursday, Oct. 21. Students and teachers competed in stick horse racing, teachers lassoed …
Whiteman B-2 to perform Kansas Speedway flyover
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE – Whiteman Air Force Base pilots will fly over the NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400 in support of community partners in Kansas City, Missouri, on Oct. 24, at Kansas …
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Taylor Chapel to host fish dinner

Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, 400 N. Lamine Ave., will host a fish dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. On the menu is fish, spaghetti, coleslaw, bread, and dessert for a …

Oct. 22 is Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson has proclaimed Oct. 22 as Buckle Up Phone Down Day in Missouri in an effort to encourage Missourians to take two simple actions to save lives on the state’s highways – …

Social Services warns of fraud scheme 

The Missouri Department of Social Services warns Missourians to be alert of new fraud activity involving Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. Individuals are reporting that they are now …

Salem Cemetery to host annual meeting

Salem Cemetery of Pettis County will host its annual meeting at the cemetery Saturday, Oct. 30. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Those attending should bring a …
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SC girls soccer donates for mental health

The Smith-Cotton Girls Soccer team gave back to the district after hosting a mental health awareness game in the spring of 2021.  The girl’s team used to host a cancer awareness game …

Beleaguered Lady Tigers swept by Eldon

It’s just two days away from districts, but Smith-Cotton volleyball is still trying to piece together the puzzle. The Lady Tigers fell at home Tuesday in their final game of the regular …

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Missouri SBDC to host free webinar ‘Make Your Website Work for You’ 

The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College will host, at no cost, a one-hour webinar “Make Your Website Work for You” from 11 a.m. to noon …

Real estate transactions Oct. 19

Oct. 12 Karla Rehmer and Anthony Schnieder to Luz Jara de Gonzalez, Southgate 4th Addition, lots 2, 3, 4.  David W. Ulmer and Leonid Olejnic to Irina Muromtseva, Quisenberry Bend, lots 3, …

Lt. Gov. Kehoe visits Neet Products

Neet Products Inc. in Sedalia was one of Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe’s stops on his Buy Missouri tour this week. Neet originally made items such as bows and arrows but now crafts archery-related …

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Police Reports Oct. 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 Oct. 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 …

Police Reports Oct. 19

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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Worship is good for the soul

As I type this column, there is a crew working on power washing the exterior of the church building where I serve as pastor. It is surprising how much dirt and stain is being removed!  As I …

City, county relationship needs to be strengthened

It seems that the public has now been privileged to witness exchanges between Pettis County and the City of Sedalia, which is a rare but welcomed occurrence. Being a County business owner, I can …

Bank repays depositors, another financial institution fails

The story of Sedalia’s banks and other financial institutions closing in the early 1930s is long, complex, and mired in misconceptions. What is known is that, according to William Claycomb, …
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Bothwell Regional Health Center CEO Lori Wightman thrives on her curiosity and gathering information in all forms -- magazines, newspapers, online sources and in her relationships. As an original …
Gabriel Anders, DO, pulmonologist and board-certified sleep specialist, joined the Bothwell Regional Health Center medical team July 1. Anders joins Dr. Dan Woolery at Bothwell Pulmonary Specialists …
COVID-19 vaccines and their administration are at no cost for any individual living in the United States, regardless of their insurance or immigration status.  All providers administering …
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first six months. Breastfeeding provides all the nutrition a baby needs, and breast milk significantly …
Injuries are often an unavoidable part of being active. With so many different ways to be injured, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what needs to be diagnosed and treated. This is especially …
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