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Sacred Heart celebrates ABC Award recipients
The first "ABC" Awards of the 2021-22 school year were presented Tuesday, Sept. 21 to three Sacred Heart School students in each K-5 class. The “A” Award represents academic achievement. …
Classic Country Jamboree to benefit SFCC scholarships, soccer 
The Genuine Country Music Association (GCMA) will host its ninth annual Classic Country Jamboree benefit at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Exhibition Center at Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark. Doors will …
100 Years of Hubbard Park pavers for purchase
To continue the celebration of 100 years of Hubbard Park, the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department will be selling 12-by-12 pavers to go around the playground at Hubbard Park.  The paver …
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Liberty Life celebrates Season of Rejoicing

Liberty Life Center Church will host an outdoor Feast of Tabernacles celebration at 6 p.m. Friday at the 1501 Driftwood location.  Food will be available at 6:30 p.m. with praise and worship …

Police Reports Sept. 24

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 …

Bothwell to offer Community CPR/AED and First Aid classes

Bothwell Regional Health Center will offer Community CPR/AED and First Aid courses on Saturday, Oct. 23. The CPR/AED class is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the fee is $35. The course teaches …

Join Parks and Rec for a pawtactular time

Sedalia Parks and Recreation invites residents to bring their furry best friends to the third annual Bark in the Park.  Sedalia Parks and Recreation has partnered with local rescues and …
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SFCC coaches offer peek into athletic progress

With the fall athletic season underway at State Fair Community College, the Booster Club hosted a meet-and-greet with coaches and players Monday night at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose …

Prep Roundup: S-C soccer drops home match

Coaches, please report scores to sports@sedaliademocrat.com. Wednesday Results HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER St. Michael 3, Smith-Cotton 1 The Smith-Cotton Tigers varsity team lost 3-1 at …

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Real estate transactions Sept. 21

Sept. 13 Jay D. Rich to George Prus, Shackle’s F Addition, lots 3, 4, 9, 10, block 2.  James F. and Ashlee N. Eastman to Justin Chad Gemes and Lacey Jewel Seward, La Monte Lots 160, …

Angler's Port Marine recognized as certified dealership

WARSAW — Angler’s Port Marine successfully completed the Five Star Audit to become a Marine Industry Certified Dealer.  Established jointly by the Marine Retailers Association of …

Big Bear Pumpkin Patch prepares to open

Big Bear Pumpkin Patch has its Grand Opening Oct. 2 and the Eckles family is having a great time preparing their farm for the season.  Friday morning, Abe Eckles made an overgrown bear from …

Nostalgia Vintage Market reaches five-year anniversary

Nostalgia Vintage Market in downtown Sedalia is celebrating its five-year anniversary and remembering original owner Carolyn Smith.  Smith’s daughter, Kendra Taylor, operates Nostalgia …

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Police Reports Sept. 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 …

Crash Reports Sept. 23

Warsaw man seriously injured in Benton accident Austin M. Rosser, 20, of Warsaw, received serious injuries at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Benton County accident. According to a Missouri State …

Police Reports Sept. 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 …

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There is a season for all things

We have officially entered fall. The days will be shorter. The nights will be longer. The summer heat passes and meets the cool of autumn. I’ve always found it interesting that when we have a …

Adult problems can affect children’s lives

Editor’s note: While Stephanie spends some important time with her family, she is bringing back this column that originally appeared in the Jan. 22, 2020, edition of the Democrat. As many of …

Sedalia Trust Co. president had long finance career

Sedalians were shocked when Charles C. Evans, president of Sedalia Trust Company, shot and killed himself at the family home at 810 W. Broadway Blvd. on Jan. 29, 1932. Evans left a note claiming he …
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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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