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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.


Green Ridge softball beats Bunceton

Democrat StaffThe Green Ridge softball team scored three in the first inning and five more in the second to beat Bunceton 12-8 on Tuesday in Bunceton.Mackenly Scotten pitched four inning and had two strikes outs, four walks and four hits. Sam Unkel came on in relief and struck out five, walking no one and allowing no hits.Unkel went 2 for 4 and the plate with two doubles and an RBI. Molly Turner went 2 for 4 with two RBI. Libby Dove went 2 for 3 with a home ru...

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S-C boys run away with final meet at Jennie Jaynes

In the final track meet at the old Jennie Jaynes Stadium, the Smith-Cotton boys track and field team came away with a first-place finish, scoring 180 points to nearly double the point total of second-place Center at the Smith-Cotton Invitational on Tuesday.Smith-Cotton came away with eight first place finishes.In the 1600, Smith-Cotton’s Taylor Gilliam took first with a time of 4:51.57. He led Smithton’s Isaac Calvert for the first 800 meters before Calvert m...

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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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Setting the facts straight on flags in church

Dear Editor:I write today to set the record straight. I ask you to keep an open mind and then form your opinion based upon the facts.Fact One: First United Methodist Church has two locations serving Pettis County: First Church Downtown and Celebration Center.Fact Two: At each location a flag is prominently displayed. Downtown it is in the sanctuary. At Celebration Center it is on a pole outdoors at the main entrance.Fact Three: The flags remain in t...

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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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Team SCREAM ready to compete

As a member of Smith-Cotton High School’s Team SCREAM, I am a geek and a nerd, a dweeb and a dork. But I am also a part of something that has absolutely changed my life.Team SCREAM (Smith-Cotton Robotics, Engineering And Mathematics) is a competitive robotics team at the high school level. As a second-year team, we’ll be competing at the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championships today through Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, which will see more than ...

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Looking forward to ‘Fireball Run’

Mix equal parts 1981’s cult classic “The Cannonball Run” and CBS’ “The Amazing Race” and season liberally with advocacy for a great cause you get “Fireball Run,” a road race and the web series that documents it.“The Most Epic Adventurally in America” starts their latest season Sept. 26 in Frisco, Texas, and hits overnight stops in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri before careening towards the finish line in Independence. The...

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Local boy makes good in 1920s Sedalia

On Jan. 18, 1920, news on the front page of the Sedalia Democrat included information on the condition of W.A. Collins, a local attorney who had been the victim of an assault in Warrensburg, a brief article praising the financial condition of the Sedalia banks, comments on the attendance at the Missouri Farmer’s Association meeting in Columbia, and a national story on a continued investigation into a letter written to Rear Admiral Sims about the U.S. Navy’s role in World War I.

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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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S-C jv golfers take second

In the 17-team Sacred Heart Invitational on Monday at the Sedalia Country Club, the Smith-Cotton junior varsity golf team carded a 355 to claim second.St. Pius X took first with a 318, including Chris Beaubien who shot a 76 to share medalist honors with Travis Reger, of Versailles.The Smith-Cotton JV was paced by Tyler Spear’s 82.“I was hitting my drives really well,” Spear said. “I was one- and two-putting. My chips were a little off, ...

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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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Lady Tigers take 3rd at Springfield

Jillian Vansell scored three goals, and the Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers beat Pattonville 4-2 Saturday in the third-place match of the Kickapoo Shootout girls soccer tournament in Springfield.Earlier Saturday, the Lady Tigers lost 7-0 to eventual tournament champion Rockwood Summit in the semifinals.“It was a good tournament for us,” Smith-Cotton coach Adam Murray said. “To finish third in a bracket with eight good teams in it, I’m happy with that....

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Tigers get shot at fresh start

The events of last week with the Missouri Tigers men’s basketball program was a surprise to me but is a great opportunity for the Tigers to start anew.Frank Haith left the Tigers to take over a Tulsa program that will be making a transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference next season.While we may never know the real reasoning behind Haith’s departure, I have two theories: Haith saw how bad next season could be for the Tigers because Ja...

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Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Khris Davis delivered a big hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl Sunday, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2.Ryan Braun hit a tying home run in the ninth for Milwaukee.Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and Milwaukee bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale fracas in the third.The ...

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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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