By Alexander Agueros



Walkers begin the 2015 Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K in front of the Warrensburg Veteran’s Home Saturday morning. Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services, said more than 150 walkers and runners were registered and about 75 veterans participated. Proceeds for the Run for Freedom 5K help fund a handicap accessibility kneeling bus.


Bradley O’Connor, Devin King, Jenny Sutton, Ben Matthews, Calvin Archer and Elaina Fopeano encourage runners and walkers on Foxrun Drive in Warrensburg during the Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K Saturday. The six are students at the University of Central Missouri volunteering on behalf of their management of organization class. More than 200 volunteers from UCM were involved with the 5K.


Robert Summers receives a playing card for his veteran, Vince, during the Run for Freedom 5K Saturday morning. Participants stopped at tables manned by volunteers to pick a card for a poker game in which the winners are revealed after finishing.


Carla Sapp and Kurt Lawson pose with their veteran at the 2015 Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K. Runners and walkers began at the Warrensburg Veteran’s home and circled around the local neighborhood before finishing behind the Veteran’s home. Smarr said he was cold and asked if they could hurry up.


Doug Dodson poses with his veteran, Jason “Jay” Sheeks, after finishing the Run for Freedom Veteran’s run. Dodson traveled from Olathe, Kansas to support the Warrensburg Veteran’s Home and push a veteran during the race. Sheeks is one of the youngest veterans in the home.


Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services at the Veteran’s home, congratulates Jay Sheeks and Doug Dodson on finishing their run. With Dodson’s help, Sheeks became the first veteran to complete the runner’s course in the Run for Freedom’s 13-year history. Sheeks and Dodson finished the run in 35 minutes.


By Alexander Agueros

Walkers begin the 2015 Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K in front of the Warrensburg Veteran’s Home Saturday morning. Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services, said more than 150 walkers and runners were registered and about 75 veterans participated. Proceeds for the Run for Freedom 5K help fund a handicap accessibility kneeling bus.

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Walkers begin the 2015 Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K in front of the Warrensburg Veteran’s Home Saturday morning. Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services, said more than 150 walkers and runners were registered and about 75 veterans participated. Proceeds for the Run for Freedom 5K help fund a handicap accessibility kneeling bus.

Bradley O’Connor, Devin King, Jenny Sutton, Ben Matthews, Calvin Archer and Elaina Fopeano encourage runners and walkers on Foxrun Drive in Warrensburg during the Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K Saturday. The six are students at the University of Central Missouri volunteering on behalf of their management of organization class. More than 200 volunteers from UCM were involved with the 5K.

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Bradley O’Connor, Devin King, Jenny Sutton, Ben Matthews, Calvin Archer and Elaina Fopeano encourage runners and walkers on Foxrun Drive in Warrensburg during the Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K Saturday. The six are students at the University of Central Missouri volunteering on behalf of their management of organization class. More than 200 volunteers from UCM were involved with the 5K.

Robert Summers receives a playing card for his veteran, Vince, during the Run for Freedom 5K Saturday morning. Participants stopped at tables manned by volunteers to pick a card for a poker game in which the winners are revealed after finishing.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSCF1064.jpgRobert Summers receives a playing card for his veteran, Vince, during the Run for Freedom 5K Saturday morning. Participants stopped at tables manned by volunteers to pick a card for a poker game in which the winners are revealed after finishing.

Carla Sapp and Kurt Lawson pose with their veteran at the 2015 Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K. Runners and walkers began at the Warrensburg Veteran’s home and circled around the local neighborhood before finishing behind the Veteran’s home. Smarr said he was cold and asked if they could hurry up.

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Carla Sapp and Kurt Lawson pose with their veteran at the 2015 Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K. Runners and walkers began at the Warrensburg Veteran’s home and circled around the local neighborhood before finishing behind the Veteran’s home. Smarr said he was cold and asked if they could hurry up.

Doug Dodson poses with his veteran, Jason “Jay” Sheeks, after finishing the Run for Freedom Veteran’s run. Dodson traveled from Olathe, Kansas to support the Warrensburg Veteran’s Home and push a veteran during the race. Sheeks is one of the youngest veterans in the home.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSCF1075.jpgDoug Dodson poses with his veteran, Jason “Jay” Sheeks, after finishing the Run for Freedom Veteran’s run. Dodson traveled from Olathe, Kansas to support the Warrensburg Veteran’s Home and push a veteran during the race. Sheeks is one of the youngest veterans in the home.

Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services at the Veteran’s home, congratulates Jay Sheeks and Doug Dodson on finishing their run. With Dodson’s help, Sheeks became the first veteran to complete the runner’s course in the Run for Freedom’s 13-year history. Sheeks and Dodson finished the run in 35 minutes.

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Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services at the Veteran’s home, congratulates Jay Sheeks and Doug Dodson on finishing their run. With Dodson’s help, Sheeks became the first veteran to complete the runner’s course in the Run for Freedom’s 13-year history. Sheeks and Dodson finished the run in 35 minutes.

Walkers begin the 2015 Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K in front of the Warrensburg Veteran’s Home Saturday morning. Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services, said more than 150 walkers and runners were registered and about 75 veterans participated. Proceeds for the Run for Freedom 5K help fund a handicap accessibility kneeling bus.

Bradley O’Connor, Devin King, Jenny Sutton, Ben Matthews, Calvin Archer and Elaina Fopeano encourage runners and walkers on Foxrun Drive in Warrensburg during the Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K Saturday. The six are students at the University of Central Missouri volunteering on behalf of their management of organization class. More than 200 volunteers from UCM were involved with the 5K.

Robert Summers receives a playing card for his veteran, Vince, during the Run for Freedom 5K Saturday morning. Participants stopped at tables manned by volunteers to pick a card for a poker game in which the winners are revealed after finishing.

Carla Sapp and Kurt Lawson pose with their veteran at the 2015 Run for Freedom Veteran’s 5K. Runners and walkers began at the Warrensburg Veteran’s home and circled around the local neighborhood before finishing behind the Veteran’s home. Smarr said he was cold and asked if they could hurry up.

Doug Dodson poses with his veteran, Jason “Jay” Sheeks, after finishing the Run for Freedom Veteran’s run. Dodson traveled from Olathe, Kansas to support the Warrensburg Veteran’s Home and push a veteran during the race. Sheeks is one of the youngest veterans in the home.

Latisha Koetting, director of volunteer services at the Veteran’s home, congratulates Jay Sheeks and Doug Dodson on finishing their run. With Dodson’s help, Sheeks became the first veteran to complete the runner’s course in the Run for Freedom’s 13-year history. Sheeks and Dodson finished the run in 35 minutes.

By Alexander Agueros

Sedalia Democrat
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