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Pettis County COVID case numbers continue to climb
Pettis County added 99 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,188, according to the Pettis … Read More
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State Parks temporarily closing indoor spaces
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United Way, Dollywood Foundation to present live-stream event

United Way of Pettis County and The Dollywood Foundation are presenting a free live-stream of “The Library That Dolly Built,” a behind-the-scenes look at Dolly Parton’s Imagination …

Sacred Heart Honor Roll

The following students were recently named to the Sacred Heart Schools Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year. Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Zachary Anderson, Audrey Bawcom, …

Crash Reports Nov. 25

One seriously injured in Benton crash A man was seriously injured in a crash at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday in Benton County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Greg D. Kirby, 62, of …
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Smith-Cotton boys drop season opener, CMAC hoops debut

For all the excitement traditional to opening night, sparse attendance and a 20-point buffer muted the usual buzz around basketball in Sedalia. Smith-Cotton seniors Dane Foster and Matt Thompson …

Frontrunners: Greyhounds advance to first-ever state semifinal

WINDOSR — No longer chasing records, the Greyhounds are now among frontrunners for a state title. Windsor junior Dalton Witherspoon rushed for three touchdowns and the Greyhounds forced as …

In the Community

Bothwell announces Thanksgiving hours

All Bothwell Regional Health Center clinics and centers, except the Walk In Clinic, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving, and two clinics will have shortened hours of operation on …

Real estate transactions Nov. 24

Nov. 9 Zarah Melville to James Fulcher and Holly Fulcher, West Walnut Hills 1st Addition, lot 51. Edith Elaine Campbell and William Wayne Campbell, Ranae Smith and James E. Smith to Caleb A. …

Livestock market reports Nov. 24

Windsor livestock auction market report for Nov. 18 Receipts, 1,790 HD; 10.5% cows. Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold up to $5 lower. Weigh cows sold mostly steady. Steers medium …

Residents encouraged to shop local this holiday season

With many businesses across the country struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for residents to shop local and at small businesses. The City of Sedalia will be …

Smithton business owner creates tiny Christmas village

SMITHTON — For Lou Atkinson, the anticipation of opening boxes at Christmas is much like that of any young boy. The difference is at age 68, Atkinson has surpassed his youth in years but not in …

Police & Crash Reports

Crash Reports Nov. 24

A woman was injured and a man was arrested in a crash at 1:20 a.m. Saturday in Pettis County.

Crash Reports Nov. 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 …

Police Reports Nov. 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 …


Community Calendar for Nov. 21 through Nov. 28

Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak some meetings may be canceled or postponed. Please call the organization for information on cancellations. To have your event or meeting listed or …

Club notes Nov. 21

Dresden 4-H Club Reagan Sneed called the Dresden 4-H Club meeting to order at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at the La Monte United Methodist Church. A $100 donation was given to Old Drum and Friends …

Boonslick Regional Library outreach schedule Nov. 21

Boonslick Regional Library Monday 9 a.m. to noon: Cole Camp City Park. 1:30 to 4 p.m.: Lincoln City Park. Wednesday No run. Friday No run.

Marriage licenses Nov. 21

Pettis County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Clevenger recently issued marriage licenses to: Trey Matthew Green, 24, to Vanessa Elizabeth Hardy, 23, both of Ionia: Jose Ascencion Salmeron Rubio, 43, …

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Learning lessons in patience

“I need more patience.” “I don’t have enough patience.” “I have to learn to practice patience.” “Please, Lord, give me …

An explanation but not an apology in 1898 for lynchings

Lynching, which involves mob violence directed against a supposed lawbreaker without the involvement of law enforcement or the courts, was not common in Pettis County. Only two were known to have …

Letter: Thankful for continuing Thanksgiving traditions

Dear Editor: This year has certainly brought us a lot of firsts and unfortunately a lot of those “firsts” have been the first time in many years a tradition has been skipped. For …
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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