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The following area students were recently named to the Truman State President’s List for the spring 2020 semester. To qualify for this list an undergraduate student must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average and must complete at least 12 credit hours.

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Influential Missouri instrumental music teacher Danny Watring is the latest inductee into the Smith-Cotton Activities Hall of Fame.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri has named the inaugural winners of the Boys & Girls Club Alumni Scholarship – Sedalia resident Lincoln Burt and Cole Camp resident Chais Paul. Thanks to a matching donation from McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia, both winners will receive $500 tow…

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State Fair Community College hosted an online pinning ceremony May 15 for its Health Science students who achieved their educational goals in nursing, radiology, sonography, dental hygiene, or medical information technology. As each student’s name was announced by the respective program dire…

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Five candidates — Ben Burson, Steve Jolly, Sherry Killion, Casey Smith and Dr. Janeene Williams — are vying for three seats on the Pettis County R-V (Northwest) Board of Education in the June 2 municipal election.

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Smith-Cotton High School seniors Aaron Hughes and Hunter Sparks have been selected for the 2020 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2020. 

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Nicholas Cashman, of Sedalia, has been selected to the University of Jamestown's Spring 2020 dean's list for maintaining a semester GPA of 3.50 or better.

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State Fair Community College Nursing instructor Sara Dunn was awarded the Missouri Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Associate Degree Nursing Educator of the Year during a Health Sciences division meeting in May.

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Applewood Christian School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

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For the first time in a quarter-century, when Rowena Nickell woke up Friday morning she didn’t have to consider what she would be preparing for breakfast or lunch. Throughout 25 years as the food service director for the Sedalia School District 200, Nickell has been responsible for overseein…

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State Fair Community College has announced the new Bridge Scholarship for the fall semester for students who graduated from high school in 2020 and who have taken dual credit courses at SFCC or any other college within the past two years. 

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While it is true that nothing about the final semester for the Class of 2020 will be routine or normal, perhaps new traditions and customs can be found in the loss of the old.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Summer Program kicked off on Monday, May 18,  with about 60 kindergarten through fourth-grade members attending the first day. 

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The Sedalia School District 200 has announced plans for returning district materials as well as pick up of student-owned property that has remained in the schools since the closure of all district buildings in March.

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The following students were recently named to the Columbia College dean's list for the spring semester. 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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While her official time as a member of the Pettis County R-V (Northwest) FFA Chapter has been four years, for Emily Gregory her knowledge of livestock and agriculture has been developed throughout her life.

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Keaton Denney, of Cole Camp, earned the following awards from Central Methodist University’s Fine Arts Division: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Collegiate Honor Award, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Scholastic Award, Dane Nelson Memorial Award, Choir Fellow, Opera Fellow, Best Male Actor in a Leading Role.

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While pharmacies are not the first places people think of when thinking of essential health care workers, one local pharmacy has been doing its part to help its patients and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Four candidates are seeking one of three seats on the Green Ridge R-8 School District Board of Education. Incumbents Barry White, Bob Stone and Kenneth Ollison will face challenger Shelbi Noble in the June 2 municipal election. 

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It is indeed an unprecedented time in history including for those who are graduating college.  Colleges and universities are searching for ways to provide Commencement exercises to celebrate the annual right of passage for their graduates.

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WARRENSBURG — The University of Central Missouri is enhancing its partnership with Whiteman Air Force Base to make continuing their education even more convenient and affordable for military and military-affiliated personnel. Thanks to improvements made this spring, UCM is now offering addit…

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In closed session Monday, May 11, the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education approved Patrick Pyle as assistant principal at Heber Hunt Elementary School for the 2020-21 school year.

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The work of the Sedalia School District 200 continues as the Board of Education reached a number of decisions for the 2020-21 school year during Monday evening’s virtual meeting.

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As instructors, life coaches and role models, the work of educators has become more apparent and valued in recent weeks. For one Smith-Cotton High School student, recognizing the efforts of one such teacher led to a statewide award.

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Voters will have four choices, including Christopher Paszkiewicz, for two positions on the State Fair Community College Board of Trustees in next month’s election.

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In an effort to help graduates of the Class of 2020 and their families, State Fair Community College announced Wednesday every high school student in SFCC’s tax district who earned their diploma this spring will receive one three-credit-hour class tuition-free for the 2020 summer session. 

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Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct that this is the first time Lipps is running for the board and that her husband is a adjunct teacher.

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The following local students were recently named to the Missouri Western State University dean’s honor roll for the fall semester of 2019. Students who carried 12 hours or more

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Smith-Cotton High School will recognize members of the Class of 2020 in a special virtual awards presentation Wednesday evening. Although the seniors were unable to physically shake the hands of the donors, they did express their gratitude in a most befitting manner.   

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FCS Financial recently selected 35 recipients for its Scholarship Program who will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist with the cost of higher education. Since 2004, more than $670,000 has been distributed through the FCS Financial Scholarship Program. The program is designed to enco…

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri announced Tuesday it will begin its annual Summer Program two weeks early to assist those needing childcare and give children a safe, fun and educational place to go now that school is not in session. The Summer Program will begin Monday, M…

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As the nation observes National Nursing Week May 6 through 12, perhaps now more than ever others are realizing the tremendous impact nurses have on our lives. When a crisis situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic enters the community, nurses simply can’t stop caring for their other patients …

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Voters will have four choices, including Richard L. Parker, for two positions on the State Fair Community College Board of Trustees in next month’s election.

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The following students were recently named to the La Monte Elementary honor roll for the second quarter of the 2019-20 school year.