Sedalia Democrat- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:52:40 EST 1800 Teacher marks 50th first day of school Last Thursday marked the first day of school for the 2014-15 school year in the Sedalia School District 200. The seventh graders were starting the year in a different building, but for one Smith-Cotton Junior High teacher, it wasn't anything new... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:37:08 EST Sedalia 200 on par statewide The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its 2014 Annual Performance Reports this week, and while the Sedalia School District 200 received fewer points than in 2013, district officials said the slight drop was... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:14 EST S-C SRO talks bullying Almost everyone has faced some type of bully from the classic lunch thief to the self-elected dictator of the hallway. These bullies still ply their trade and now have an added tool with social media, but authorities want kids to know help is there if... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:08:10 EST Birdsong anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Max Birdsong will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 with an open house of cake and punch at Katy Park Baptist Church. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:23:08 EST Labor Day’s unique history While many people think of Labor Day as a three-day weekend on the lake with some good friends and barbecue, the holiday's unique origins date back to a time when America's work force was a much different breed of individual, working in... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:20:11 EST Beaman birthday Betty M. Beaman, of Sedalia, will celebrate her 87th birthday from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Hardee's East, hosted by Theresa Wolf and with other friends.She was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Muscatine, Iowa. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:59:09 EST Aug. 30-31 birthdays ThieleDoris Thiele will observe her 81st birthday Sept 4.She was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Benton County.Doris was married to the late Norman Thiele. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:50:12 EST Coats anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coats, of Sedalia, will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary with a private party at their residence Monday, Sept. 1. The couple plans to renew their vows. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:59:09 EST How do you Make a Difference? She had that frustrated look. “How do you keep track of it, or find a way to grasp it all?” Jennifer was asking about all the rules, commandments, and instructions present in the Bible. Jen was an individual with a sincere faith. She... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:46:13 EST Keele-Saxton engagement Bill and Brenda Warren, of Sedalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Candice Keele, of Sedalia, to Alan Saxton, of Sedalia. He is the son of Harold Pressy and Toyka Saxton, both of Sedalia. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:22:14 EST O’Neil anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Larry O'Neil will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 4.Elvera Bennett and Larry O'Neil were married Sept. 4, 1964, at First Reformed Church in Slayton, Minn., by the Rev. Arthur Anderson. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:18:07 EST Burgess anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Burgess, of Sedalia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 29 in Sedalia.Darlene Shaw and Virgil Burgess were married Aug. 29, 1964, at Broadway Christian Church by Pastor Grey. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:16:16 EST Celebrity cooks kick-off 2014-15 United Way campaign Sedalia-Pettis County United Way Campaign Chairman Bob Satnan said they have set a goal of $500,000 for this year's campaign during a kick-off event hosted at Convention Hall in Liberty Park on Thursday. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:54:05 EST Aug. 28 Crash Reports Sedalia man injured on ATVA Sedalia man was injured in an ATV accident at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday in Pettis County. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:46:08 EST Aug. 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. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:46:06 EST Sedalia officials nab suspect FULTON — A man arrested Thursday morning in Sedalia stands accused of killing a 6-year-old boy with Down's Syndrome early Thursday near Fulton. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:44:10 EST SPD: Man ‘person of interest’ in death of child Updated with suspect's name at 1:14 p.m. Thursday Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:21:08 EST Liberty Pool going to the dogs Tuesday The upcoming Labor Day holiday signals the end of the pool season in Sedalia, but Liberty Pool will be open for one more day, specifically for the furrier residents of Sedalia. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:11:10 EST Smithton students grill up a healthy snack Students who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri eat a snack each day after school, but on Wednesday students at the Smithton site enjoyed a snack they prepared themselves. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:55:08 EST Saturday poker run to benefit CASA CASA and the Sedalia Moose Lodge have teamed up to host a poker run this Saturday, with all proceeds benefiting the women and children helped by CASA. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:30:11 EST