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Northwest High School will host a dinner for the senior class at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. On the menu will be barbecue beef and pork, baked beans, baked potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, bread, dessert and a drink. Tickets cost $8.50 in advance and $9 at the door for adults and $5 for children …

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Sedalia Community Educators Association awarded four $250 scholarships to Sedalia 200 teachers who are continuing their education during the district’s Board of Education meeting Monday, Jan. 13 at Skyline Elementary.

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The following area students were recently named to Rockhurst University’s dean's list for the fall 2019 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.

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JCPenney is partnering with the University of Central Missouri Career Services Center for a special event designed to help students make positive first impressions as they prepare for job interviews, internships and careers. Through Suit Up, JCPenney is offering UCM students up to 60% off al…

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Smith-Cotton High School DECA students tripled their expectations in raising more than $1,600 for playground enhancements at the under-construction Loftus Early Childhood Center.

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Since 2004, FCS Financial has provided more than $615 million to Missouri high school seniors seeking higher education. Up to 35 scholarships, each at $1,500, will be awarded to children or grandchildren of FCS Financial members. The scholarship deadline is March 1 and recipients will be not…

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The following area students were recently named to the Drury University dean's list for the first semester of the 2019-20 school year. To be named to the list a student must have obtained a grade point average of 3.6 or greater on a 4-point scale while carrying a full-time course load of 12 …

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All State Fair Community College campus locations and sites (Sedalia, Boonville, Clinton, Eldon, Lake of the Ozarks, Warsaw, and Whiteman Air Force Base) will close Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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The following students were recently named to the Pilot Grove High School Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year. 

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The Parents As Teachers program will offer free developmental screenings for children age 3 months to 5 years on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Pettis County Early Childhood Cooperative, 2255 S. Ingram Ave. Screening times are 3:30, 4:45, or 6 p.m.

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The following students were recently named to the Lincoln R-II Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year. 

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The following area students graduated from Park University on Dec. 14 at Park University’s 2019 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence. 

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With the cancellation of the December meeting due to inclement weather, Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education members discussed a number of items during their meeting Monday evening.

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Gov. Mike Parson has appointed local business owner Ken Weymuth to the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors. The appointment will be effective through Jan. 1, 2025, pending approval by the Missouri Senate.

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The following area students were recently named to the Missouri Valley College Fall 2019 dean's list. The requirements for the dean's list are a 3.3 or higher grade point average; at least 12 graded hours for the semester and no "D," "F," or "incomplete" grades for the semester.

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The State Fair Community College Foundation welcomed Russell Childers, Erica Petersen and Kent Harbit to its Board of Directors at its Nov. 21 meeting on the Sedalia campus.

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The following area students were recently named to the Columbia College Dean's List for the fall semester for the 2019-20 school year. To be named to the dean's list, a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale.

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It has been described as “the hardest fun a student will ever have.” For the members of Smith-Cotton High School’s Team SCREAM, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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At Smith-Cotton High School, you can see senior Madison Lyles playing with the orchestra, on field trips with JAG and cheering at the side of football and basketball games. After high school, Lyles wants to do so much more than just start a career. 

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The State Fair Community College Theatre Arts program has received the honor of performing one of its productions at the annual Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival slated for Jan. 19-25 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Smith-Cotton High School senior Brett Grupe is the 2019 recipient of the Mark Johnson Academic Achievement Scholarship. Grupe was the starting quarterback and kicker for the S-C football team.

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Some may tune in for the football game between the Texas Longhorns and Utah Utes that will be televised tonight on ESPN. For many local residents, the primary reason to tune in is to watch the halftime performance featuring the Smith-Cotton High School Marching Tigers and Color Guard as they…

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Cody Elliott has spent his time in high school working toward bigger and better things. His transfer from Smith-Cotton High School to Whittier High School has helped make those dreams more achievable and given him the support needed to achieve them.

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Smith-Cotton High School Creative Foods students recently competed in Cupcake Wars. This group, FACS teacher Elizabeth Shaffer's second hour class, had to use hot cocoa powder and peppermint in their Christmas-themed creations. The student teams had to create an original cupcake recipe, buil…

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All State Fair Community College campuses (Sedalia, Boonville, Clinton, Eldon, Lake of the Ozarks, Warsaw, and Whiteman Air Force Base) will be closed to the public from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 9 for an all-college meeting. Offices will open at 11 a.m. The Campus Store on the Sedalia campus will b…

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The following area students were recently named to the fall dean’s list at Central Methodist University. To be named to the dean's list, students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester, among other criteria.

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Otterville FBLA Chapter members attended FBLA-PBL Day at the University of Missouri-Columbia Dec. 6. During this visit, they heard from PBL members who attend Mizzou, a graduate student who is on track to be a scientist, and played a leadership building game. The students also visited the ca…

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Sedalia area homeschoolers rallied together this holiday season to support those in need. The large group of students and parents worked together to support local and extended communities in the weeks preceding the Christmas season. Families participated in bell ringing for The Salvation Arm…

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For many, Christmas and the holidays are a time of family and being with ones they love. For many of the men and women who have made the sacrifice to serve their fellow man as members of the armed forces, being with family during this season is not possible.

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Otterville FBLA joined the Otterville Senior Center for its annual Christmas Sugar Cookie decorating day. Members of the Senior Center prepared the meal. FBLA provided the cookies, icing, and decorations creating 15 dozen cookies. Cookies are placed in Christmas gift boxes, distributed to se…

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Kindness is a lesson that is sometimes forgotten. Thanks to a classic Christmas book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss, students in Christina Kirby’s first grade class at Skyline Elementary will possibly remember the importance of kindness for the rest of their lives.

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The La Monte Math Team participated in the California Math Contest on Dec. 7.  Division 1 schools included Cole Camp, first place; Northwest, second place; Stover, third place; Richland, Sacred Heart, and Smithton. Three sophomores, two freshmen and four eighth-graders participated for La Mo…