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Police Reports for July 25

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Stephanie Holem brews a wonderful latte at Canvas Coffee and Waffle Bar, after recently renovating the space and buying the finest equipment. Photo by Chris Howell | Democrat

Canvas Coffee and Waffle Bar offers European tastes in Sedalia

Stephanie Holem owns and operates Canvas Suites, 201 East Sixth St., with her husband Matthew.

Police reports for July 24

Sedalia Police Department Arrests July 22 1:22 p.m.: Freddy Eugene Sisemore, III, 44, was arrested after officers were dispatched to the Fairview Nursing Home, 1714 West 16th St., for …
Dr. Doug Kiburz and Francisco De Durana painted the drover's car at the Trail's End landmark Saturday. The pair and countless other volunteers have worked tirelessly over the years maintaining the western monument. Photo by Chris Howell | Democrat

Trail's End cars maintained by dedicated volunteers

Dr. Douglas Kiburz and Francisco De Durana took time out of their busy Saturday to repaint weathered rail cars at the Trail's End monument on the Missouri Fairground.
On Saturday, July 20, Sedalia Community Helping Hands Board members Sharyn Fante-Hession and Tom Beatty pose for a photo at a neighborhood street event hosted by the Victorian Towers Neighborhood District. Victorian Towers hosted the event in honor of Helping Hands, a non-profit, for its work in the community.

Democrat File Photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney

Helping Hands honored with a Saturday event

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to note the Sedalia Community of Helping Hands has come up with a Mission Statement. 
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Robert Forsyth keeps rolling along

Anyone who has been in Sedalia for very long might recognize Robert Dale Forsyth by his happy grin and cowboy hat as the roams the sidewalks of the city on his beloved scooter.

Missouri Valley College Launches Cybersecurity Program

Missouri Valley College is proud to announce the launch of a new degree program in Cybersecurity in collaboration with Rize Education. This innovative partnership aims to equip students with the necessary skills to thrive in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. Classes begin this fall.
Drummers pound out traditional drum beats Saturday at the Missouri Fairgrounds AG Building. Native American songs were passed down generationally as they were once banned by the US Department of Indian Affairs. Photo by Chris Howell | Democrat

PHOTOS: Robert Woolery, Sr. Memorial Pow-Wow continues native American traditions

Police Reports for July 23

Sedalia Police Department

Crash Reports for July 23

Two from Knob Noster transported after Pettis County accident has been updated due to incorrect information initially included. The Democrat apologizes for the error. 
Local Sports

Junior Legion defeats Mule Club to win Zone 2 title

Sedalia Post 642 AUX pitcher Caden Homan pitches the ball against Mule Club Post 131 in the Zone 2 Tournament championship game Sunday, July 21. Homan tossed all five innings, allowed only one hit and struck out two batters.

Photo by Jack Denebeim | Democrat
After losing to Mule Club Post 131 Friday, July 19, the Sedalia Post 642 Junior Legion baseball team knew there was only one thing they could do: Fight.

Junior Legion punches ticket to state with win over Fike

A season-long goal finally came to fruition for the Sedalia Post 642 Junior Legion baseball team.

In the Community
Jeffthan Glaster sat amid his fellow Crowder City residents at Missouri Boys State, praying that he would hear his name called. Prayer answered, promise delivered.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Bold Vision, Bright Future Campaign received a boost in funding this month through a Missouri state budget allocation. The $1 million allocation will go to the construction of a 30,000-square-foot Teen Center to be located on Third Street across from the Katy Depot.
Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, will begin new partnerships in Missouri with the Smithton R-VI School District in the fall and the Tipton R-VI School District this summer. Both partnerships are three years with two one-year optional extensions. Durham currently serves more than 15 communities in Missouri.
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Bothwell purchases building to expand specialty services

Bothwell Regional Health Center has purchased the former Women’s Health and Surgical Center at 3131 Brianna Blvd. that will become Bothwell Specialty Services.

Photo courtesy Of Bothwell Regional Health Center
Bothwell Regional Health Center has finalized purchase of a building that will become Bothwell Specialty Services.
Chef Chris Paszkiewicz, of Sedalia, stands in the new Truffle & Sorrel Seafood and Chophouse, which will open on Tuesday, July 23, in the lower level of the historic Trust Building in downtown Sedalia. Truffle & Sorrel also has an ice cream shop at 316 S. Ohio Ave.

Photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat
Truffle & Sorrel Seafood and Chophouse to open soon
A new fine dining restaurant, Truffle & Sorrel Seafood & Chophouse, will open in the historic Trust Building on Tuesday, July 23, in downtown Sedalia.
Jonathan Schoonover, owner of SWAG Sports Performance in Warrensburg, was inducted to the Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his contributions as a student-athlete at Mound City High School last month.
New hall of famer, Schoonover focuses on making impact with SWAG Sports Performance
Jonathan Schoonover remembers his high school football experience at Mound City High School quite well.
Sedalia Express earns awards at leadership conference
Express Employment Professionals of Sedalia earned top honors at the staffing company’s annual International Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado, according to Scott and Debra Dickinson, Sedalia Express franchisee.
Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation donating to youth organizations
The Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation is dedicated to giving back to its communities across the country.
In a move away from the
Bothwell Foundation seeks sponsors for patient room remodels
The Bothwell Foundation has begun its Patient Room Remodel Project, an ambitious renovation beginning with 24 rooms in the Medical and Surgical Unit on 2 Southwest at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
Many news sources reported that the J. Huston Tavern in Arrow Rock would close in March. However, the 200-year-old restaurant will remain open thanks to the formation of the J. Huston Tavern Society in collaboration with the Missouri State Parks Department.

File photo by Faith Bemiss-McKinney | Democrat
Arrow Rock's J. Huston Tavern to remain open
Missouri's oldest restaurant, the J. Huston Tavern in Arrow Rock, was reported to have to closed in March. However, it has been given a second chance with the formation of the nonprofit organization the J. Huston Tavern Society and a partnership with the Missouri State Parks Department.
From the Opinion page

Why we can’t shrink away from pain

Here’s something that almost never happens: You ask someone, “How are you?” And they respond with this: “I’m in so much pain I don’t know what to do.”

Were the Dead Really Dead and Buried? Ike Palmer and Charley Banks

The “dingy, dirty, tumble-down house” at 305 W. Main Street in Sedalia did not have a good reputation.

Storyworth? Not a snap

I’ve been working – sporadically – on a project that one of my friends introduced me to. It’s called “Storyworth,” and the upshot is that each week, Storyworth asks me a question about my past, and I write an answer. Well, that is the way it’s supposed to work. For a while, I was doing my darnedest to answer the weekly question, but then things got out of hand.
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