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Healthy U officials looking for Class of 2015

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Now in the final stretch of the yearlong program, many Healthy U students are seeing significant changes in themselves from when they started in January, and many of them are reaching goals they set almost 10 months ago — Sarah Siegel is within 10 pounds of her goal weight, and Nicole Thomas completed her first half marathon last weekend.


Two vie for commissioner seat

On the Nov. 4 ballot, Pettis County voters will choose between Republican David Dick and Democrat Kenneth Schuber for Pettis County presiding commissioner, taking over for current Commissioner John Meehan.David DickDavid Dick is a longtime Pettis County resident and farmer with membership in a long list of agriculture-related organizations. He has served as the Vice Chairman of the National Cattleman’s Association and Chairman of the Beef Industry ...

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Green Ridge junior high wins Kaysinger

The Green Ridge Junior High soccer team won the Kaysinger Conference Championship Wednesday night. They played the entire season a man down to all opponents but still went undefeated against all conference teams, out-scoring them 19-1. The Tigers’ only loss was to Class 3 Marshall Middle School 7-0, the only game this season Marshall did not win via mercy rule. Pictured: Front row from left, Harrison Needy, Holly Thomas. Second row: Tanner Hoos, Carson Brown, Vadim Timoshchuk, Irina Oli...

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There have been a lot of changes over the past 30 years

This column first appeared in the Sedalia Democrat in June of 1984 and has been a weekly feature continuously since that time and, hopefully, will continue to be well into the future. The myriad of components that form what is collectively referred to as the “outdoors” has undergone a lot of changes in the past 30 years.For example, that first column was about fishing for hybrids on Truman Reservoir, and it was a timely topic. 1984 was close to the high water mark for h...

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Oct. 25-26 Crash Reports

Warrensburg woman injuredA Warrensburg woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 7:40 a.m. Thursday in Johnson County.Jean M. Vanegdom, 58, of Warrensburg, was driving north on state Route 13 at NW 625 Road when she traveled into the path of eastbound Lori A. Embrey, 51, of Warrensburg, while passing another vehicle, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Embrey’s vehicle then struck Vanegdom’s vehicle.Vanegdom was taken ...

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Oct. 25-26 Police Reports

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.Sedalia Police DepartmentArrestsOct. 237:25 p.m.: Freddy L. Points, 46, and Chasity Bond, 35, both of the 1700 block of South Prospect Avenue, were arrested at their residence on a charge of loud no...

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SPCUW helps produce published writers

Helping seniors with meals and various enrichment activities, such as bingo, dancing and art and writing classes, is how the Sedalia-Pettis County United Way’s contributions to the Sedalia Senior Center makes a difference.

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Vote no on Amendment 3

The November election is fast approaching, and I would like to ask for your support in defeating Amendment 3.This amendment was placed on the ballot as a result of its supporters’ failed attempts to pass legislation limiting teacher tenure. But the tenure issue is just the shell of a seriously flawed measure that would set back public education for decades to come.In a nutshell, Amendment 3 requires at least 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation be based on qu...

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Brink enters Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON, Mo. — Sydney Brink smiled as he posed for photos he would have dreaded taking himself.

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S-C Class of 1954 60th reunion

The Smith-Cotton High School Class of 1954 hosted its 60th reunion Sept. 19-21 with approximately 43 class members in attendance. A wonderful weekend was spent together visiting and reminiscing. On Friday evening all were treated to a night of “Fun at the Fair” with fair food and entertainment. A tour was available to members and guests on Saturday morning at the old Smith-Cotton High School. Everyone was amazed at the improvements. A picnic lunch followed the tour. That evening t...

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Oct. 25-26 Birthdays

GeorgeBarbara George will observe her 96th birthday Oct. 25.She was born Oct. 25, 1918, in Independence, Kan.Barbara was married to the late J. Kenneth George.She was a hotel owner and a teacher, and she loves playing cards and reading.Barbara has two children, Sherry Younce, of Odessa, and the late Riche Morgan; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.Cards may be sent to Barbara at the Sylvia G. Thom...

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Steele anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Wray Steele will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 with a reception hosted by their children at the Celebration Center, 1701 W. 32nd St. in Sedalia.Cora Lewis and Wray Steele were married Nov. 4, 1954, in Sedalia.Mr. Steele is retired from Alcan Cable and Mrs. Steele is retired from J.A. Lamy Manufacturing Co.The couple has five children, Tony (Helen) Steele, Vickie Fidler, and Gene Steele, all of Sedalia, an...

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Ulmer-Stoermer engagement

Jeff and Debbie Ulmer, of Sedalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Ulmer, of Sedalia, to David Stoermer, of Mora. He is the son of Larry and Kathy Stoermer, of Mora.The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 2012 from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She is employed as a fifth and sixth grade Language Arts teacher at the Cole Camp R-I School District.The f...

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Social media gets too personal

I admit that I don’t really know anyone personally who communicates with Facebook or Twitter. Still, I’m absolutely fascinated by individuals who have that much personal information that they wish to share with the general public.I enjoy communicating on subjects that are generally interesting to the public. However, I’m actually tongue-tied when it comes to discussing purely personal matters with the public. In the first place I can’t imagine that anyone wo...

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We are called to ‘fear not’

On multiple times through scripture we hear the word of our Lord saying “fear not.” In our world today, where pestilence like Ebola, terror like ISIS, instability like the economy, and disasters like earthquakes and storms surround us, the words of our Lord are put to the test. We must hold onto the promises of God and continue to fight against the spirit of fear with ever increasing faith knowing that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a...

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Weird science at the Club

Jacob Boyd covers his ears just as the balloon Hayden Herrick is holding over the candle flame begins to pop Thursday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Sedalia Middle School site. The students also tested what would happen when holding a balloon filled with some water over the flame.Aaron Bilbruck quickly places a boiling hot soda can into a bucket of ice water, which crushes the can due to the extreme temperature changes during one of the science experim...

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Cooper scores 100th goal in Gremlin win

Brandon Cooper scored his 100th career goal in a 9-0 Sacred Heart win against Osage on Thursday. Cooper scored five goals for the Gremlins.Sergio Justiniano, Chance Spangler, Brendan Volko and Max Martin each scored a goal for Sacred Heart.

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Candidates speak at forum

Nine of the 10 candidates in the Nov. 4 local contested races were present during Thursday’s candidate forum, hosted by the Sedalia-Pettis County League of Women Voters, which offered voters a chance to learn more about their city and county candidates.Division 6 Associate Circuit Court JudgeIndependent Deborah Mitchell, Republican Jeff Mittelhauser and Democrat Carmen Smith are on the ballot for Associate Circuit Judge. All have experience practic...

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