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Herndon a ‘junkyard luthier’

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What do soup pot lids, old car transmissions, wooden salad bowls and cigar boxes have in common? Well if Jack Herndon, formerly of Sedalia, has anything to do with it, they will come together in perfect harmony and play beautiful music.On a trip back to Sedalia this week to visit his mother, Mary Frances Herndon, he brought along three of his handmade, folk art, acoustic guitars — all made from thrift store trinkets and re-purposed materials. Herndon, who lives in Golden, Colo., calls himself a “junkyard luthier,” and hopes to someday retire from his computer graphics job and make and sell the instruments full time.


S-C honors 4 Lady Tigers

After Smith-Cotton High School girls golfer Ali Bankovich, right, joked that she finished first at the state meet, Principal Wade Norton provides her actual finish (53rd) to the student body, which was assembled Wednesday morning to recognize some of the school’s female athletes. Teammate Olivia Funk, center, finished 39th at state. Norton also acknowledged the Lady Tigers volleyball team, which hosted the district tournament.Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers volleyball players Courtn...

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Oct. 23 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. 183:35 p.m.: David Gene Williams Jr., 23, of the 200 block of Thompson Road, was arrested in the 3200 block of Broadway Boulevard on charges of two counts of ste...

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Oct. 23 Crash Reports

Crash injures Sedalia couple A Sedalia couple suffered moderate injuries in a single-car accident Tuesday evening in Pettis County, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.Louis H. Tempel, 89, was driving southbound in the 1700 block of Hedge Apple Drive about 7:15 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a turn, drove off the roadway, hit a brick light support and overturned, reports stated.Tempel and Marian S. Tempel, 87, were both transp...

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Giants take game 1

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night’s World Series opener.In a matchup of streaking teams, the Giants won their seventh Series game in a row dating to 2010 and ended a perfect postseason for the Royals, who had been 8-0. San Francisco also ended the Royals’ 11-game post...

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Hear me roar

GREEN RIDGE — Stover and Green Ridge battled to the wire in all three sets Tuesday in the Class 1, District 10 tournament, but it was the Lady Tigers coming up victorious in the final two sets to advance to Saturday’s sectional tournament.“We started off really slow, but we had one goal in mind and we worked to achieve it,” said Green Ridge senior hitter Libby Dove. “We never let up, we never let Stover get into our heads, we just pushed toward that go...

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Bluebird soccer wins in Columbia

The Cole Camp soccer team beat Columbia Independent on Tuesday 3-0 in a non-conference game in Columbia.The Bluebirds’ Tessia Balke opened the scoring in the first half.Cole Camp added second half goals from Zane Brandes and Keaton Denney.

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Cole Camp downs Knob Noster

HOLDEN — The Cole Camp Bluebirds moved into the final of Class 2, District 13 with a 25-16, 25-13 win over Knob Noster on Tuesday.It did not take long for the Bluebirds to go on a run in the first set, jumping out to leads of 10-3 and 19-6. In the second set, Cole Camp scored the first four points.“We couldn’t get our passes at first, but once we got our passes, our sets were there,” said Cole Camp’s Bailey Heimsoth. “Everything else w...

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Love Run set for Haiti orphanage

Orphans in Caracol, Haiti will benefit from the Strong Tower Love Run, a 5K fundraiser Nov. 1. hosted at the Celebration Center in Sedalia.Strong Tower President Lorie Holt, also a member of the First United Methodist Church Celebration Center, said this is the first time for them to host the event. Proceeds will go toward opening the other side of an existing duplex in Haiti, allowing room for an additional 10 children in the all-girls orphanage. The first side of the duplex opene...

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Oct. 22 Crash Reports

Edwards man killed in crashAn Edwards man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday, Oct. 15 in Benton County.According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, at 5:10 p.m. David E. Guinn, 56, was driving east on state Route AA at Palmer Road when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, causing his vehicle to cross the centerline, travel off the left side of the road and strike a tree. Guinn was ejected from the vehicle.Guinn was...

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Benefit to aid breast cancer

The Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation will put the focus on fighting breast cancer this year as it kicks off a public fundraising campaign to raise $350,000 for the purchase of a 3D mammography machine.The campaign will see its official public launch during the Foundation’s biannual benefit dinner slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Missouri Electric Cooperative Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The “Making a Difference, One Woman at ...

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Remembering Sedalia’s very own Ox

Douglas A. “Ox” Baker was a professional wrestler and an occasional actor, best known for his role in the 1981 cult classic “Escape from New York” as Snake Plissken’s gladiatorial opponent “Slag.” He was one of the most infamous heels of the early cable era of wrestling, once inciting a riot in Cleveland because he wouldn’t stop beating his opponent. His interviews were entertaining, his ring work was solid and he just might have been the owner ...

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‘Revolutionary’ new home economics ideas

Following passage of the Hatch Act in 1887, each state designated a college to serve as its agricultural experiment station, promoting the most scientific methods of raising crops and caring for livestock. In 1914, the Smith Lever Act expanded the program begun by the Hatch Act by providing cooperative extension services from the colleges to the citizens.County agricultural extension agents taught farmers better methods of farming, and county home economics agents taught women bett...

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Stover volleyball beats La Monte

Stover beat La Monte 25-9, 25-18 in district play Monday at Green Ridge.Stover’s Mallory Uptegrove had 14 kills and three aces. Amber Engelbrecht had 10 digs. Carley Nolting and Maggie Haynes each had five kills. Montana Boles had 26 assists.Stover (26-7-1) will face Sacred Heart in the semifinal Tuesday. The Gremlins advance after first-round opponent Calhoun forfeited due to lack of players.

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Smith-Cotton 2nd at conference XC race

The Smith-Cotton boys cross country team placed five runners in the top 15 to take second at the West Central Conference meet Monday at Clover Dell Park.Gavin Holman led the way for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish and a time of 18:31. He had nine runners ahead of him at the mile mark before passing two of them in the last half of the race.“I settle in on that first mile,” he said. “Then I catch up to some of my teammates, run with them for a whil...

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Large turn out at council

Just two weeks after high tensions were directed at Sedalia City Councilmember Larry Stevenson during Good and Welfare, Sedalia residents came out in force for Monday’s council meeting to voice their opinions on a variety of topics.Ten residents spoke during the Good and Welfare portion of Monday’s meeting, with the largest audience at a meeting in months. The first resident to speak was Kim Smith, who addressed Stevenson during the Oct. 6 meeting about his actions towa...

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Knob Noster volleyball beats Windsor

Knob Noster beat Windsor 25-22, 25-19 in the opening round of the district volleyball tournament Monday in Holden.Michala Ellis had four kills for the Lady Panthers. Jill Morgan had four kills, a dig, an assist and two aces. Holly Chabotte had a block, 10 assists, nine digs and an ace. Taylor Kuhlman had five kills, two digs and an ace. Sirius Sparks had five assists, six digs and two aces. Kayla Kuhlman had six kills, a block, a dig and an ace. Leighah Aquino had a kill and five d...

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League to host forum

With the Nov. 4 general election just two weeks away, the Sedalia-Pettis County League of Women Voters is hosting a candidate forum Thursday to help educate voters.The candidates for State Representative Districts 51 and 54, Pettis County Presiding Commissioner, and Division 6 Associate Circuit Judge have all been invited to participate in the forum, and League Co-President Mary Merritt said so far eight of the 10 candidates have confirmed they will be present.

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