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If it speaks to you let it sing

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Award-winning Sedalia artist Marlis Wise has always loved art, but she didn’t grasp the enchantment of it and the concept of becoming one with it until she found pastel painting 10 years ago.Pastels have brought her peace and insight. Her philosophy is to celebrate the moment and to take each day as it comes, savoring it as a gift.“I try not to look too much into tomorrow, I have only this one day,” she said recently from her home studio north of Sedalia. “I need to celebrate this day.”Her motto to all aspiring artists is, “If it speaks to you let it sing.”Wise, a spiritual person of the Catholic faith, said she knew from an early age she loved art.


Council approves easement payment

The Sedalia City Council approved some housekeeping items during its meeting Tuesday, including payment for easements to continue improvements at the city’s Northwest Treatment Plant.Council approved an ordinance authorizing payment for and accepting four permanent sanitary sewer easements from William A. Poort and Valerie A Poort and from John Rudd Van Dyne III and Mary Elizabeth Van Dyne for improvements to the city’s northwest treatment plant. The four easements are ...

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Welcome to Smith-Cotton

Nicole Cooke | Democrat Elie Roberts, left, and Eli McDonald, of Impact Signs, work to get the new welcome sign in place Tuesday afternoon at Smith-Cotton High School. Roberts said they were working to lower the sign onto the pole so it could be welded.Nicole Cooke | Democrat The new directional welcome sign at Smith-Cotton High School can be seen just before entering the school parking lot. At night the upper half of the sign will be lit.

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Christmas Week Fires Downtown

From its beginnings shortly after the founding of the city, the Sedalia Fire Department, first a volunteer group and later a paid force, has maintained high professional standards. Although the water pressure in city hydrants often hampered their ability to extinguish fires, the men of the fire department responded quickly and worked diligently at each call.Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in 1909, the Sedalia Fire Department was tested by two fires. One was small and...

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Victory will be mine!

Sometimes you’ve got a friend who talks about this thing they do, and you’d always thought it might be nice to do it with them, but you really don’t want to invite yourself. For a couple years now, I’ve seen former Sedalia Democrat Editor Bob Satnan post about his illustrious fantasy football league.Like clockwork his Facebook display picture becomes that familiar red dog with an eye patch that represents his fantasy team: the Deadline Dogs.

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Funeral protesters must stay 300 feet away

A new law that was sponsored by state Rep. Stanley Cox, R-Sedalia, will require funeral protesters to stay 300 feet from bereavement services, but will allow them to picket along the majority of the procession route.House Bill 1372 went into effect Aug. 28, along with many other new laws, and revamped existing state statute regarding protests at funerals. The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made parts of the preexisting law unconstitutional in a 2013 decision.“...

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S-C cross country fielding girls team once again

Smith-Cotton cross country faced an unusual dilemma last season—fielding only a boys group. It’s a new season and a new look for Smith-Cotton cross country.Along with about 20 boys, eight girls have joined the team.“We didn’t have any girls out last year, so that was kind of a weird year,” said Smith-Cotton head cross country coach Tara Clark.The boys team is coming off a fourth-place finish in the West Central Conference a year a...

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Council to approve fines

The Sedalia City Council will approve amendments to the municipal fine and bond chart for the municipal court during its meeting today.The amendments were discussed during council’s Aug. 25 work session. City Attorney Anne Gardner said the changes are minor and what she called “housekeeping clean up for some of these various charges.”“Council adopted (the current fines) in 2012 and the first time we did it was in 2010,” she said. “If y...

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Gremlins win Barstow tourney

The Sacred Heart Gremlins boys soccer team won the Barstow tournament for the second year in a row, beating Class 2 Maryville in the final 5-0.Sebastian Aguerro assisted on a pair of first half goals, setting up Brandon Cooper and Chris Mergen. Max Martin scored off a Cooper assist to give the Gremlins a 3-0 lead at the half.The second half opened with a Cooper header off a Devon Grose corner kick to put the Gremlins up 4-0. The final Gremlin score came from Max Martin o...

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Community Calendar for Sept. 1-7

MONDAYLabor Day HolidayTUESDAY8 a.m.: Business Network International, at Heckart Family Center, 902 S. Ohio Ave.9:30 a.m.: Sedalia Welcome Club, coffee, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1322 W. Broadway Blvd.11 a.m.: Compass Club, Best Western State Fair Inn, 3120 S. Limit Ave.Noon: Never Too Old Gang, at New Hope Baptist Church...

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S-C runs past Marshall

Smith-Cotton got more than 160 all-purpose yards from Steven Archambault in a 28-14 win over Marshall on Friday at Jennie Jaynes Stadium.The Tiger senior scored three times as S-C opened the home portion of their 2014 schedule with their first win of the season.“The offensive line opened up holes all night,” he said. “They were blocking all their assignments. We definitely upgraded from last week.”It was also the first victory for S-C h...

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Green anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. William Green will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7, hosted by their children, at the Fox Theater Event Center in Sedalia.Dorothy Ives and William Green were married Sept. 9, 1944, in Kansas City, Kan.Mr. Green worked for Pittsburgh Corning and Mrs. Green worked for Rival Manufacturing.The couple has eight children, Juanita Gill, of Springfield, Billie Janelle Archuleta, of Chula Vista, Calif., Jam...

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Cole Camp beats Warsaw

Cole Camp beat Warsaw 20-7 in a non-conference football game on Friday.The Bluebirds jumped ahead on a 2-yard Jaycob Schrader touchdown in the second quarter. Brandon Thoennes added another from 3-yards out in the third before the Wildcats got on the board later in the quarter.Warsaw’s Bailey Jelinek scored on a 13-yard reception from Will Bunch.Darryn Frain capped off the scoring on a 75-yard run in the fourth with Thoennes adding the 2-point conversion...

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Lincoln scores 44 unanswered points in rout

LINCOLN— Lincoln’s offensive attack was too much for Sacred Heart as the Cardinals beat the Gremlins 58-12 Friday night to move to 2-0 on the season.The Gremlins fall to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in Kaysinger Conference play.Both teams were flexing their offensive talent early. The Gremlins got on the board in the first minute and a half of the game when Chase Lyles slung a quick pass to Ben Smeltzer on the left side. Smeltzer broke away from the Cardinals do...

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Teacher marks 50th first day of school

Last Thursday marked the first day of school for the 2014-15 school year in the Sedalia School District 200. The seventh graders were starting the year in a different building, but for one Smith-Cotton Junior High teacher, it wasn’t anything new — Sara Harvilla was celebrating her 50th first day of school.Starting with her first day of kindergarten at Washington Elementary in 1965, Harvilla has had 50 first days of school, including seven years teaching in Bunceton, one...

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Sedalia 200 on par statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its 2014 Annual Performance Reports this week, and while the Sedalia School District 200 received fewer points than in 2013, district officials said the slight drop was expected.The progress report is given to districts statewide, and the results are based on students’ performance in the Missouri Assessment Program tests given last spring. Sedalia 200 received 118.5 out of a possible 140 points in its prog...

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Little ducks equal big fun

The green-winged teal is North America’s smallest duck, and its cousins, the blue-winged and cinnamon teal, are only slightly larger. In addition, all three species are not only deceptively speedy, but they’re also devout believers in the attack pilot’s credo: “He who flies straight and level, dies.”Given all of that, it’s highly unlikely that teal would fare any better in one on one competition against the mallard in the battle for the hearts an...

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S-C SRO talks bullying

Almost everyone has faced some type of bully from the classic lunch thief to the self-elected dictator of the hallway. These bullies still ply their trade and now have an added tool with social media, but authorities want kids to know help is there if they are having a problem.Smith-Cotton High School Resource Officer and Pettis County Sheriff’s Sgt. John Cline said his door is always open to anyone in need.

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