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Earth Day Science Fair at S-C

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Photos by Faith Bemiss | DemocratSmith-Cotton High School students participated in an Earth Day Environmental Science Fair Tuesday on the top level of the gymnasium. Environmental and Earth Science teacher Mona McCormick said students would receive first, second and third place awards in three categories: Awareness, Design and Action. Best of Show and People’s Choice awards would also be presented. Attending the event were Phil Webster, with Alliance Water Resources, and Debbie Brackman, with Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission.

 

Students learn about sexual assault prevention

Students at Whittier High School received a lesson in teen dating violence from officials with Citizens Against Spouse Abuse Inc., Tuesday, an annual event for the school during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.CASA Court Advocate Amanda Davis and Child Program Manager Donna Hirner-Gardner spoke with students and teachers about stalking, psychological abuse, physical abuse and sexual assault during their presentation, which emphasized that these situations can happen to both men and ...

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City to celebrate Arbor Day

The city will kick off its Arbor Day celebrations Friday with a special event at Liberty Park.A part of its Tree City USA designation, Sedalia is required to host an Arbor Day celebration yearly. This year’s will feature free tree giveaways, a proclamation by Mayor Steve Galliher, speakers with the Missouri Department of Conservation, and special recognition of Sedalia Master Gardeners and Smith-Cotton High School’s Envirothon Team.

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Vehicle stolen, drive into pond at Liberty Park

Sedalia Police Department officers are searching for two suspects who allegedly drove a stolen van into the pond at Liberty Park.According to reports, early Monday morning a 1998 Dodge Caravan was stolen from a home in the 1500 block of South Osage Avenue. It was involved in an earlier gas drive off at a business in the 1700 block of West Broadway Boulevard before two suspects pushed it into the pond at Liberty Park.An incident report from the SPD indicates when officers...

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Galliher, new councilmembers sworn in

Sedalia officially has a new mayor. Steve Galliher, along with new councilmembers Jim Cunningham and Don Meier, and incumbents Wanda Monsees and Tollie Rowe were all sworn in Monday during the Sedalia City Council meeting.Before the swearing-in ceremony, outgoing Mayor Elaine Horn had a special plaque of appreciation for four-term outgoing Ward 3 Councilman Wiley Walter. It was an emotional moment as Walter, who has been in a wheelchair for health reasons, was able to walk into cou...

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Energy Innovation Center turns on

State Fair Community College’s Energy Innovation Center came to ceremonial life with a flip of the switch courtesy of Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel on Monday.The EIC - a partnership between SFCC, KCP&L, Waste Corporation of America and PPS Group - was celebrated as a “napkin idea” that eventually drew in local, statewide and national supporters in the five years since the concept of harvesting methane gas at Central Missouri Landfill and converting it to electr...

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Down on the farm

HUGHESVILLE—A bright, bright sunshiny day brought a throng of visitors to the third annual Earth Day Celebration held on Saturday at a local farm belonging to Annie and Mark Albright where young and old alike could learn about recycling.By opening their property Bright Hope Farm to the public once a year Annie hopes to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of Earth and preserving it for further generations to enjoy.Annie, a Master gardener, said that hus...

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Community Calendar for April 21-27

MONDAY10 a.m.: Show-Me Mad Tatters, University Extension Office Conference Room, 1012A Thompson Blvd.Noon: Sedalia Rotary Club, Best Western State Fair Inn, 3120 S. Limit Ave.6 to 9 p.m.: Smithton Senior Citizens Group Pitch and pool, Smithton Senior Center on Washington Street.7 p.m.: Cornerstone Celebrate Recovery. Bible-based twelve step program ...

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