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Benefit to aid breast cancer

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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 a Time” benefit dinner is intended to help raise money to replace the existing 2D mammography machine — purchased in 2005 — now available at Bothwell Diagnostic Center, said BRHC spokeswoman Lisa Church.


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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Oct. 20 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. 173:12 p.m.: Guadalupe A. Pullen, 32, and San Juanita Mendoza, 24, both of the 100 block of West 14th Street, were arrested in the 3200 block of West Broadway Bo...

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Getting creative with cupcakes

Food Network shows “Cupcake Wars” and “Chopped” are taking part in Smith-Cotton High School’s Family and Consumer Science class curriculum.Teacher Amy Smith, inventor of the project, tried the idea during her first year teaching in 2011. Her students encouraged the assignment and, with her husband Jonathan regularly watching the channel at home, she decided to give it a chance.

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Schotzhauer named conference MVP

Pilot Grove’s Melissa Schlotzhauer has been named CCAA most valuable player in softball.Three other Lady Tigers were named to the All-Conference first-team, released Monday.Pilot Groves Marissa Day, McKalie Lorenz and Kerigan Wessing were named first-team all-conference.Kayla Poulson and Reagan Wessing were named second-team all-conference.

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Community Calendar

To have your event or meeting listed, send details to or call 826-1000 ext. 1481.TODAY10 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.4 p.m.: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, (TOPS) Chapter 102, Boonslick Regional Library, 219 W. Third St.

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Northwest volleyball downs Smithton

The Northwest volleyball team closed the regular season with a 25-13, 25-11 win over Smithton.Jessi Zimmerman had 29 assists for the Mustangs. Lakota Wiskur had five digs and two aces. Allison Barnes had three blocks.Northwest will open district play today at 7 p.m. against Lincoln at Green Ridge.Smithton will open districts against Otterville at Calvary Lutheran.LATE FRIDAYFOOTBALLStew...

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S-C football will be home for first round

Smith-Cotton will host a playoff game in what could be the final game played at Jennie Jaynes Stadium.The Tigers (6-3) come off a 12-7 Homecoming win over Center on Friday but it was not enough to overtake Carthage for No. 2 in the district standings which would have given S-C a first-round bye. Instead, the Tigers host Ruskin.Last season, the Tigers opened the district tournament by hosting and beating Washington before falling int he second round at Camdenton....

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Council to update city flood hazard areas

After an inspection earlier this year, the Sedalia City Council will vote to approve updating the city’s flood hazard areas during today’s meeting.FEMA made its five-year inspection of flood hazard areas in the City of Sedalia on May 29, and reviewed the City’s flood plain development ordinance. In order for the City’s ordinance to be in compliance, some changes and recommendations have been recommended. Today council will vote to approve an ordinance amendi...

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Lillian Mae Newton

Lillian Mae NewtonSEDALIA — Lillian Mae Newton, 79, of Sedalia, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.She was born May 19, 1935, in Pyrmont, MO, daughter of William Henry “Willie” and Kathryn Emma “Katie” Heismeyer Monsees. On January 5, 1953, in Harrison, AR, she married Clarence M. Newton, who survives.Lillian worked for Lamy’s Manufacturing, Jensen’s and Prairie ...

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Norma Ann Werneke

Norma Ann WernekeNELSON — Norma Ann Werneke, 87, of rural Nelson, MO, died Friday, October 17, 2014, at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Millers Chapel Cemetery in Pettis Count...

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BEST Robotics at SFCC

State Fair Community College hosted the fourth “Show-Me BEST” robotics competition Saturday at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Building on campus. Warrensburg High School student Kayla Yates removes her team’s robot, “Happy Mill,” from the field during morning competitions. Team member, Marissa Crabtree said the robot was designed to overcome challenges in the field, by picking up PVC pipes or “prairie chickens,” pressing buttons and moving fan blades ...

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