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Oct. 5-11 declared Fire Prevention Week

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Oct. 5-11 is Fire Prevention Week in Sedalia, and October 2014 is Fire Prevention Month after Mayor Steve Galliher signed a proclamation Monday morning with members of the Sedalia Fire Department in attendance.SFD officials will be making the rounds at all the Sedalia School District 200 schools and Sacred Heart School making presentations about fire prevention throughout October and teaching students how to be prepared if a fire does occur at their home.


Stover falls to Boonville

Stover lost for just the second time this season on Monday, falling to Boonville 23-25, 25-19, 25-20.Carley Nolting had nine kills, 12 digs and three aces for the Lady Bulldogs. Mallory Uptegrove had eight kills, seven blocks and 12 digs. Montana Boles had 24 assists. Maggie Haynes had five kills and five blocks.

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S-C falls on Senior Night

Jefferson City came away with 12 runs in the first inning in a 15-0 win over the Smith-Cotton softball team in three innings on Senior Night for the Lady Tigers.Darby Brundage hit a pair of home runs in the first inning as she came away with five RBI in that inning alone. She nearly added another home run leading off the third, but her shot to centerfield hit the fence and she stopped at second with a double.The scoring began for the Lady Jays when Taylor Dey hit a two-r...

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Four S-C golfers moving on

Four Smith-Cotton golfers are moving on to the sectional meet following the district meet Monday at Carthage.Ali Bankovich shot an 89 to take 11th. Olivia Funk took 18th place with a 95. Peyton Sharp shot a 98 to claim 22nd place and Annie Guier wound up in a three-way tie for 23rd with a 99.As a team, the Lady Tigers shot a 381 to take fifth place. Carthage won the district with a 346. Warrensburg was second with a 353.Hanna Johnson of Warrensburg shot a 77 t...

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Stover beats Green Ridge to open tourney

Stover beat Green Ridge 3-2 to open the Kaysinger Conference soccer tournament Monday at Stover.Tristin Dixon, Aason Seaton and Garrett Goetze all scored in the first half for the Bulldogs to put Stover ahead 3-0 with Brock Nolting assisting on two of those goals.Green Ridge got a pair of second half goals from Jordan Dillon.Stover will face La Monte Tuesday.Green Ridge will face La Monte Wednesday.

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Sobaski, Bauer pace district field

Sacred Heart’s Olivia Sobaski and Stover’s Jensen Bauer both led the field by a wide margin at the Class 1, District 5 meet at Marshall on Monday, but it was Sobaski coming away with medalist honors.The Gremlin junior shot an even-par 72. Bauer was second with a 78, 10 strokes ahead of California’s Haley Goans who took third.Green Ridge’s Chloe Needy took seventh with a 99. Sacred Heart’s Claire Sobaski shot a 102 to claim 10th. Fellow Greml...

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Kiwanis to host ‘Kids Fun Day’ on Saturday

To help welcome in the fall season, the Kiwanis Club and the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri are hosting Kiwanis Kids Fun Day on Saturday.From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Park, local kids and their families are invited to a day of games and contests“This is a kids kick-off to the fall at the park,” said Kiwanis board member and event chairman Ann Dove. “We have free hot dogs for kids, and games available for them to play from 11 to...

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Kindle steps down as Bombers manager

The Sedalia Bombers will have a new manager in 2015.Jud Kindle is stepping down as manager of the Bombers. He will stay on as owner and general manager and will still be active in baseball as the head baseball coach at Smith-Cotton and the owner of Kindle Sports Academy.

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Democrat earns MPA awards

Current and former members of the Democrat’s staff brought home a total of nine Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards following the group’s annual convention Saturday in Columbia.Editor Dennis Rich commended staff on their recognition, calling it “a clear indication of the consistently high quality work we produce.”“I am incredibly humbled and grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such dedicated and talented p...

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Sept. 29 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 DepartmentArrestsSept. 279:21 p.m.: Joseph A. Rodriquez, 32, of Lincoln, was arrested near the intersection of South Grand Avenue and West Ninth Street on a charge of driving with a r...

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Cole Camp to host last Cemetery Walk on Sunday

The Cole Camp Museum Cemetery Walk will end, after 18 years, with a final performance Sunday, Oct. 5.Information provided by Diane Peck, of Cole Camp, said the event began with Shirley Cash who saw a cemetery walk when she took a trip to the childhood home of Ulysses S. Grant in Galena, Ill.When she returned she presented the idea to the Cole Camp Museum board as a fundraiser and also as a way to teach others about local history. The idea was approved and the Union-Willi...

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S-C wins Sedalia Derby

Smith-Cotton beat Sacred Heart 3-1 to take fifth place in the Kickapoo Tournament Saturday in Springfield.With the game tied 1-1 at halftime, the Tigers got a pair of second half goals. Jordan Lawson scored what proved to be the game winner with an assist from Thomas Todd. Jonathan Lopez assisted on a Luke Guier goal to give S-C added insurance.Lawson assisted on a Guier goal for S-C in the first half.Smith-Cotton lost its first game of the tournament to Nixa ...

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Community Calendar for Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

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.4 p.m.: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, (TOPS) Chapter 102, Boonslick Regional Library, 219 W. Third St.6 p.m.: Mondays Cornerstone Celebrate Recovery. Bible-based twelve step program for Hurts, Ha...

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Mules’ 38-point second half gets them past Lopers

WARRENSBURG — Six first-half punts for the University of Central Missouri Mules led to UCM trailing 14-7 at halftime to the winless University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers, but six scoring drives in the second half helped the Mules pull away for a 45-28 win on Saturday.“None of the games are going to come easy,” said UCM receiver Kyle Echols. “We just have to go fight every game. We came out kind of flat in the first half, but we came back in the second half a...

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Monument marks Emma massacre

After 150 years, 26 men in Lafayette County are being remembered for their heroism and bravery when they gave their lives to keep a community safe from bushwhackers during the Civil War.Known as the Emma Massacre, the event took place Oct. 10, 1864, on a plot of land that would one day hold the original Holy Cross Lutheran Church in what would become Emma. All of the able-bodied men had left the German community to fight in the war. As the community became threatened the remaining ...

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Sacred Heart to face Smith-Cotton at Kickapoo Tournament

The Sacred Heart Gremlins lost their first game of the Kickapoo Tournament in Springfield 3-2 to Glendale, but got a 1-0 win against Springfield Catholic on Saturday.Max Martin scored the lone goal for Sacred Heart against Springfield Catholic.The Gremlins will face Smith-Cotton for fifth place at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Thoennes’ four TD’s move Bluebirds to 6-0

Brandon Thoennes’ four touchdowns propelled Cole Camp to a 30-16 win over Windsor on Friday to remain undefeated.Thoennes score three times from one yard out and broke a 54-yard score in the fourth quarter to put the Bluebirds up 30-16.Windor’s Trenton Johnson connected on a 30-yard touchdown pass to Tristen Kelly in the first quarter to answer Thoennes’ first touchdown. The Greyhounds converted the two-point conversion to take an 8-6 lead.Th...

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Sept. 27-28 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 DepartmentArrestsSept. 241:24 p.m.: Terry Ray Strause, 53, of the 300 block of West Seventh Street, was arrested near the intersection of East Sixth Street and Massachusetts Avenue on...

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