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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
As of (08/29/2014) at 06:34 PM

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  • Tell us your Michael Brown story

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  • Cameras, deadly force and the death of Kajieme Powell

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  • 'I could have been Mike Brown, before Mike Brown'

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  • Blue vs. black is a domestic security concern

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  • Why Obama will never have a conversation on race

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  • Address the institutionalization of racism

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  • Ferguson Commission needs a push from the White House

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  • Tony Messenger chats about #Ferguson on Twitter

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  • Examine St. Louis County's distribution of Section 8 housing

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  • Neither Nixon nor McCulloch wants this case

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  • City doesn't need the county's problems

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  • Stltoday.com can help by aggressively moderating — or eliminating — online comments

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  • More percentages the paper could check

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  • Enforcing the law requires accountability

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  • Can't listen to the ACLU to improve policing

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  • Ferguson has worked tirelessly for diversity, doesn't deserve 'ghetto' label

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  • Plan for changing the police is overdue

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  • In St. Louis and Ferguson, Rickey planned for equality in baseball

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  • Desire for peace and reconciliation

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  • Reporting on racial makeup of police departments is irresponsible


    Kansas City Star - Editorials
    As of (08/29/2014) at 06:34 PM

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  • New respiratory virus hits Kansas City area kids Missouri won’t overlook FCS South Dakota State ‘The audacity of taupe’: Barack Obama wears a tan suit, world shocked Labor Day weekend (and beyond) in KC : Chippendales, Renaissance Festival and B. J. Thomas Readers send us their ‘Oz’-some memories Featured Chiefs’ Tyler Bray suffers ankle, knee injuries in preseason finale News All News Local News 913 816 816 North Nation & World Crime Homicide KC Community Faces Politics Weird News Blogs & Columns Mary Sanchez C.W. Gusewelle The Buzz Crime Scene KC Steve Rose Reporting Live Latest Headlines Bandidos bring bikes and raise eyebrows in Grain Valley Video: Irish Fest preparations Kraken and other fantasy beasts are to be released in Overland Park’s Museum at Prairiefire 2nd cop loses job over Ferguson protest threats Kansas taxes $4M less than expected in August Featured KC area districts celebrate state report cards Sports All S...

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  • Search for Jobs Place a Classified Ad Merchandise Cars Homes Apartments Other categories Classified Support Center Customer Service Sign In Subscribe Customer Service Search Maintaining state accreditation will get tougher for area school districts Overall, Kansas City area school districts should be commended for scoring well on new state report cards. But things could get tougher in the next few years. A troll in the House as a gender battle erupts on Wikipedia Congress might have taken a month off from its busy schedule of accomplishing nothing, but congressional staffers are still in Washington. And when the boss isn’t looking, workers often fool around online. Then it’s all fun and ice cream, at least until the trolls show up on Wikipedia. Build a winner at Kauffman Stadium and Royals fans will come Royals fans these days are no different from those in the past. Generally, they will show up for winners. And the current squad hasn’t won anything, yet,

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  • Grandview School District audit reveals failures The Missouri auditor found deficiencies in internal controls, noncompliance with legal provisions and a need for management improvements.

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  • Look at the facts, not the myths, on job growth in Johnson and Wyandotte counties One story line heard by Kansas Leadership members will come straight from Gov. Sam Brownback’s playbook: His massive tax cuts are helping the counties gain jobs, often from Kansas City and other nearby Missouri cities.

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  • Warren Buffett should explain Burger King deal, which looks to some like tax evasion Warren Buffett might very well be America’s favorite investor, but his latest deal may backfire and prove to be highly unpopular with many of his followers.

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  • Despite streetcar defeat, there are solid signs of progress on KC’s East Side The recent defeat of the streetcar expansion on Independence Avenue and Linwood Boulevard was a lost opportunity to help spur even more redevelopment on Kansas City’s East Side. However, it’s crucial to emphasize that many different positive projects already are underway in that part of the city. The Monday Poll results: Your views on social media and news Our informal survey on social media and the news offered some insight into reader behavior. Discrimination settlements have been costly for KC residents In the last three years, Kansas City has paid out at least a whopping $6.2 million to end age, race or gender discrimination lawsuits by former city employees. The city needs to do a better job of laying off or firing its employees, or reorganizing agency functions at 12th and Oak streets. Police diversity deficit in Missouri must be corrected to gain community trust Missouri At...


    The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
    As of (03/24/2014) at 11:55 PM

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  • This 'gracious lady' took interest in all her students Mar. 23, 2014 Trouble. It was not my fault. My parents, high school teachers and counselors reviewed my grades and decided I was smart enough to finish high school in three years and get a jump on college.

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  • 10 rules to live by, hard to live with Mar. 23, 2014

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  • Krauthammer: Ukraine needs strength, not MREs Mar. 23, 2014 Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that 'we went to a knife fight with a baguette.'

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  • To the point/Roses and thorns Mar. 23, 2014

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  • Today's Editorial Cartoon 10:46 AM

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  • Vote 'No' to renew tax Mar. 22, 2014

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  • Stoeffler: Check out our fresh digital designs Mar. 22, 2014

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  • Sometimes life takes a near miss Mar. 22, 2014

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  • We are doing students a disservice when we make education an easy 'A' Mar. 22, 2014

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  • Readers' letters Mar. 22, 2014

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  • Vote 'No' to renew tax Often, we have to pay for our mistakes.

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  • Let's end domestic abuse

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  • Let's let the 'Sunshine' in

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  • Kennally served us well

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  • Morris is wildlife leader

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  • Time to talk about future


    The Independence Examiner - Editorials
    As of (08/29/2014) at 06:34 PM

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  • Royals designate Chen for assignment Updated at 5:55 PM The Kansas City Royals have designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment after six seasons with the team.Friday's move came one day after he gave up six runs in the 10th inning of an 11-5 loss to Minnesota.The 37-year-old Chen is 2-4 with a 7.45 ERA in 13 games this season. He was in the Royals' rotation when the season began, but went on the 60-day disabled list with a back injury.The Royals recalled right-hander Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha to take Chen's spot... --

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  • New Star Wars Film Resumes Production After Harrison Ford Injury Posted at 6:05 PM It's time to fire up the engines on the Millennium Falcon (again).Production has resumed on Star Wars: Episode VII following an

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  • Jason White: City charts a path to better energy savings and costs Updated at 5:11 PM Congratulations, Independence City Council!On July 21 the council unanimously passed Resolution 14-758 providing critical direction to our city-owned electric company and setting a stage for our energy future.As you may be aware,...

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  • The Following's New Showrunner Departs Posted at 6:05 PM The Following's new showrunner has departed before the new season even...

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  • Jason Offutt: Ancient technology had its uses Updated at 3:16 PM I don’t remember my family’s first color television set, I don’t remember our first eight-track tape player and I don’t remember our first touch-tone telephone.I do remember our first microwave oven. It was the...

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  • Joey and Better Off Ted's Andrea Anders Joins Modern Family Posted at 4:06 PM Joey and 

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  • CSI Recruits Heroes' Greg Grunberg Posted at 4:05 PM TV vet Greg Grunberg has landed a guest-starring role on

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  • Video of the Day: Pregnancy news ‘exasperating’ to little boy Posted at 3:00 PM Hot Video

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  • CeeLo Green Pleads No Contest in Ecstasy Case Posted at 4:05 PM CeeLo Green pled no contest Friday to a felony charge of sharing ecstasy, Community meals, other events at local congregations Updated at 1:55 PM Community breakfast at First ChristianThe First Christian Church will hold a community breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 30) and Sunday (Aug. 31) at the church, 125 S. Pleasant St., Independence.The menu... NEXT 10  »


    The Columbia Missourian - Editorials
    As of (08/29/2014) at 06:34 PM

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY: A plea to give U.S. workers something to cheer about Labor Day is a call to action to renew the working class.

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  • GEORGE KENNEDY: Buddy Packs fill hunger gap for kids, but not enough by George Kennedy : More resources are needed to provide enough weekend meals for students who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school.

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  • DAVID ROSMAN: It's difficult to find a focus in the dog days of summer by David Rosman : Keeping up with politics can be hard, and that"s OK.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Preventing sexual assault rests with everyone on campus by LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD : For sexual assaults on college campuses to be reduced, a cultural change is needed. Students should be willing to intervene in potentially threatening situations.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Keep the Ice Bucket Challenge spirit alive by Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald : The Internet sensation has raised close to $80 million for Lou Gehrig"s disease research.

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  • STEVE SPELLMAN: Homes on the auction block are a sad reminder of hard times by Steve Spellman : The selling of real estate for overdue property taxes shows the unseen dark side of how we pay for services in the community. Every time voters approve a new or extended property tax, it impacts those already struggling to stay in their homes.

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  • ROSE NOLEN: Education once turned children into responsible adults by Rose M. Nolen : My brother could have helped win the war for education. As it was, he finished school about 40 years too late. He became a teacher when it became more important to parents to let their children have a good time in school rather than get a good education.

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  • DEAR READER: 'Dog days of summer' arrive, but the fault is in the stars by Maggie Walter : The phrase, "dog days of summer" dates to the Greeks and Romans.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's important to guard against 'mission creep' in Iraq by DENVER POST : Although the U.S. has acted appropriately in recent weeks, war-weary Americans deserve a firmer answer regarding the future of U.S. military involvement in Iraq.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Surplus military gear should not go to local police by St. Joseph News-Press : Even though the officers of the Special Response Team of St. Joseph and Buchanan County decided the equipment was needed, many others in the community questioned that assessment, and well before the Ferguson police showdown with protesters.

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  • GUEST COMMENTARY: Here's a ticket to Sarah Palin's funhouse by Jim Hightower : Instead of just another TV show, there’s a whole new channel that’s all Sarah Palin, all the time. Don’t look for it in your TV listings. It’s on the Internet, and a yearly subscription costs $99.95.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Lessons from Ferguson — history of St. Louis offers plenty of clues by St. Louis Post-Dispatch : The anger that simmered and then exploded in Ferguson has its roots in something more than a white cop from a force that doesn’t look like its community killing — however it happened — an unarmed black kid. It stretches beyond the demographic changes over the past 25 years that had Ferguson turning from a majority white to a majority black inner-ring suburb of St. Louis.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Looking for information, photos about Vietnam casualties by Jefferson City News Tribune : The Missouri Press Association has joined the effort to find photographs of every U.S. Service member killed in action in Vietnam.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Warren Buffett's role in Burger King deal could backfire by The Kansas City Star : This looming deal of food giants seeking a larger global footprint involves what’s called a tax inversion — Burger King, currently based in Miami, would move its headquarters to Canada and thus lower its U.S. tax bills.

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  • DEAR READER: On whether and when to send a journalist to Ferguson by Tom Warhover : The story of protest and confrontation is a local story for every community in the country, even when your journalists stay home.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: A first step in reining in the NSA by Los Angeles Times : The Leahy bill addresses in only minor ways the collection of information about Americans as a byproduct of the electronic surveillance targeting foreigners living abroad.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Gov. Nixon needs to be a more decisive leader in Ferguson by The Kansas City Star : Going forward, Nixon needs to assert his authority and replace St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch with a special prosecutor to lead the investigation into Michael Brown’s death.

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  • GEORGE KENNEDY: Events, years apart, act as reminder of racial strife, unrest by George Kennedy : There is always a criminal element ready to use legitimate protest as an excuse to loot, burn and shoot.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: A time to begin healing by Jefferson City News Tribune : Both Gov. Jay Nixon and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder have appealed for calm instead of conflict.

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  • WHAT OTHERS SAY: Budgets need to match mental health awareness by The Times Herald-Record of Middletown : Mental illness is hard to diagnose and hard to treat. No one ever argues that we need less access, but few in a position to make a difference have confronted the reality of just how hard it can be to get treatment.


    Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
    As of (08/29/2014) at 06:39 PM

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  • CVS Columbia city government has messed with CVS long enough. The time has come to let the pharmacy company proceed with plans to build on the southeast corner of Providence and Broadway.

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  • Police aggression As analysis continues of police actions in Ferguson, we locals are prompted to think about our own department under the direction of Police Chief Ken Burton. In a word, things have improved here.

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  • Nixon's predicament Gov. Jay Nixon is being roundly criticized for his handling of the volatile situation in Ferguson, many even suggesting any hopes he might have had for national political aspirations are fading.

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  • What we eat Rivaling popular discourse on the proper reaction to ISIS insurgents and whether the cop should have shot the teenager is an equally durable topic: the poor eating habits of today's young people.

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  • The prosecution Now that the potential prosecution of Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson is at hand, circumstances are custom-made to produce another round of anger on the streets.

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  • Fighting ISIS What sort of human debris beheads an innocent victim before an international audience, using state-of-the-art video technology so not a single horrendous moment will be lost to posterity?

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  • City budget City Manager Mike Matthes proposes a rash of fee and tax increases in his fiscal 2015 budget.

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  • Smile Columbia police officials proclaim the value of newly deployed personal body cameras intended to accurately record what happens when officers interact with subjects. Too bad Ferguson police did not have cameras running when they came in contact with teenager Michael...

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  • Don't shoot As the media frenzy continues over the shooting in Ferguson, what might be done to avoid such mayhem in the future?

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  • Ameren site For years locals have contemplated the future of a site on the corner of Ash and Orr streets.

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  • Privatizing the fair? Promoters of privatizing the fairground/events center mention the privately supported fair in Cape Girardeau, but the comparison is inaccurate. The Boone County Fair is privately supported. The issue is how to underwrite the 134-acre site where the fair is only...

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  • Official killing Recent failed applications of the death penalty stoke the debate over “humane” treatment.

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  • Test scores Once again we are confronted in Missouri with fallen student test scores, a phenomenon that occurs with more or less frequency everywhere in the nation. Between 2013 and 2014, elementary school scores on communication arts and mathematics declined. Even more...

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  • Officer Sanders When Columbia police Officer Rob Sanders abused a helpless prisoner in a holding cell in August 2011, it was the last straw for his superiors, who terminated his employment. Disagreement lingered between members of the Columbia Police Officers Association, who...

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  • Net-zero house On Tuesday a photo in our paper showed workers installing solar panels atop the Net-Zero Affordable Energy Home at the corner of West Ash Street and Sanford Avenue.

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    St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
    As of (08/29/2014) at 06:40 PM

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  • Air Guard goals: 1 down, 3 to go It's been a banner two weeks for St. Joseph. Still, Thursday's news of a new mission coming to Rosecrans Memorial Airport stands out.

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  • Report rogue breeders Our view on commercial dog breeding operations is fairly simple: Breeders need to be held accountable for doing the right thing.

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  • Mural a plus for city Thanks and congratulations are in order for a St. Joseph community-betterment group that saw a need and sought to address it.

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  • International students boost diversity, budgets New numbers from our regional campuses remind there is more than one way to grow enrollment and improve public higher education's bottom line.

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  • Western to mark its 100th For perspective, think what St. Joseph would be like - now and in the future - without the presence of Missouri Western State University.

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  • Review use of military gear As the debate heats up, allow us to join in with those who question the unchecked deployment of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country.

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  • Ag: It's What We Do If there were any doubt, events of the last three weeks reaffirm St. Joseph and the nearby region are deeply tied to the agricultural economy - here and around the world.

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  • First aid with new meaning Some of the deepest wounds can't be covered by bandages. Fortunately, new training is equipping responders to address these needs.

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  • Wing, Western connect The connections between St. Joseph and the 139th Airlift Wing continue to grow stronger, and both are better for it.

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  • A goal for drivers: Safety at any age Our region is part of a growing national concern: School-based driver's education is in decline.

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  • Abbey invests so its mission will endure When it comes to making a lasting mark - and making something last - Conception Abbey gives us a fine example to follow.

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  • Two views of schools in order The first day of school, wherever you live, is cause for celebration.

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  • Ferguson healing requires civil order Saturday, one week to the day after Michael Brown died on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon took necessary steps that restrict the rights of some to preserve the rights of all.

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  • Renewable fuels advance U.S. aims Odds are, your stance on the viability of renewable fuels depends on whose information you've read.

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  • Trails West! comes of age After 21 years, there is no other way to put this: The Midland Empire's signature regional arts and entertainment festival is all grown up now.

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  • Farming brings joy, challenges all at once For a farmer, a bumper crop is a blessing – but a mixed one.

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  • Defend military assets Many parts of the country count themselves as big supporters of the nation's military. Count us in, too.

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  • Use data to extend credit Thousands of residents of the Midland Empire understand better than some regulators what goes on when a negative entry is made on their otherwise good credit record.

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  • Incubators valuable to region The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Northwest Missouri State University is attracting attention from far and wide.

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  • Turbines due close review Mill Creek wind farm has the potential to be more than the largest wind farm in Missouri. It also could be disruptive to migratory birds and impact the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.


    The Joplin Globe - Editorials
    As of (08/14/2014) at 08:34 AM

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  • Geoff Caldwell, columnist: Shine a light in Williams' name Join me for a reflection upon a person I never met, a person I never knew, but who we will all miss ever so much. August 13, 2014

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  • Too bad Dole's not on ballot Bob Dole still has a lot of practical wisdom to offer state and federal officials. The problem is that many of them won’t listen. August 13, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Your View: Play ball I’m not a big fan of the word “disabled.” The prefix “dis” means “lack of, not.” I prefer to use the term “differently abled.” August 12, 2014

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  • Your View: Atrocities Reading about the atrocities against the Iraqi women by the Islamic State group, it appears these fanatics may have read Judges 19 through 21 in the Old Testament. August 12, 2014

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  • Your View: Here's the frustration Regarding Taylor Armerding’s column (Globe, Aug. 9), I think he has missed the point about why many Americans, including the president, are frustrated with the “do-nothing Congress.” August 12, 2014

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  • Our View: Truth lost amid hysteria It started as a peaceful protest for a death that should have provoked questioning and even outrage in the community of Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis. August 12, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Marilyn Beasley, columnist: Nothing transparent about this administration In January 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama made this statement: “My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration.” August 11, 2014

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  • Other Views: Tenure issue now on ballot In a case of election irony, on the day voters were settling five statewide issues, a new controversy was added to the November ballot. August 11, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Herb Van Fleet, columnist: International laws don't easily apply today In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the world was made painfully and shockingly aware of the atrocities, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the Nazis and the Japanese military. August 11, 2014

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  • Carol Stark: Woman's final request was a call for action If, at the end of a person’s life, a family could write an obituary like the one that announced the passing of Connie Davis, the world would be a better place. August 11, 2014


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
    As of (08/29/2014) at 06:40 PM

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  • Our Opinion: An exception in child sexual abuse cases? - Although the November election is more than two months away, a proposed change in criminal law already has triggered controversy.

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  • Your Opinion: Zoning vote marks defeat of special interests - Once again special interest proposals have crashed and burned courtesy of the people of Cole County.

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  • Your Opinion: Presbyterians, peace and the Mideast crisis - I found the article “Faith, prayer have no bounds" interesting that the First Presbyterian Church was featured hosting a prayer service for peace and reconciliation around the world.

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  • Our Opinion: Animal welfare law revisited - We disapprove of the way the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act came into being, but it appears to working.

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  • Your Opinion: Statements and actions questioned - Just when you have seen it all, heard it all, or thought you have, Ferguson has lit up the “I'll be damned light."

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  • Our Opinion: 'Four E's' apply to safety on Labor Day - Labor Day weekend approaches amid a mix of public safety reminders for motorists.

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  • Your Opinion: Obama's failure; Nixon's comment - Obama has given us another reason to compare him to Jimmy Carter.

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  • Study: Social media users shy away from opinions - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

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  • Your Opinion: Farming protected from HSUS agenda - The motto this year among the 4-H and FFA kids in the livestock barns is - “We farm so you can eat." It couldn't be said any better.

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  • Your Opinion: Let facts, not political correctness, prevail - The headline in the paper was, “New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?"

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  • Our Opinion: The right to effective counsel – by the numbers - Do caseload numbers impede the ability of public defenders to provide effective counsel?

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  • Our Opinion: A visual contribution to history - A complete historical picture is helpful to future generations.

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  • Your Opinion: Explore more equitable rates - Solid waste service will be the subject of upcoming open house meetings in City Hall. Rates may be discussed.

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  • Your Opinion: View of conflict tainted - Milton Garber's Aug. 17 letter describes his version of history that no reasonable person could say is an objective viewpoint.

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  • Your Opinion: More to Israel's story - I guess the letter writer that wrote concerning how “Israel is killing its victims" might be getting his wish as it could generate additional letters.


    The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
    As of (08/29/2014) at 06:41 PM

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  • Corvettes made for fun attraction in Cape's downtown (08/29/14) It was an impressive sight on Tuesday as a large group of Corvettes made its way to downtown Cape Girardeau. Hundreds of the popular sports cars joined the Corvette Caravan, and local enthusiasts filled the downtown area to get a look. The group was traveling to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/29/14 (08/29/14) I recently read where a girl was suspended from a high school for saying, "Bless You" to another student after they sneezed. My child recently started classes at SIU and one of their instructors said that "religion is just in your head." Well, sir, I strongly disagree with you! This is a prime example of a university that stands back and does nothing when these ultra-liberal atheist instructors try to use their classes to indoctrinate anti-Christian ways of thinking into their students. ...

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  • Editorial Southeast football begins a new era (08/28/14) There's a new excitement about the Southeast Missouri State University football program. The Redhawks have a new head coach, Tom Matukewicz, whose leadership to this point has brought energy and a new team culture. Last week Southeast Missourian and semoball.com sports editor Rachel Crader highlighted how success should, or should not, be measured in coach Tuke's first season. ...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/28/14 (08/28/14) Recently, I've been reading and hearing a lot about the price of gas being $1.87 when President Bush left office. I think people need to be reminded, at that time our country was in a recession. Everything was cheap, especially real estate at that time. That's nice to say, but you need to take everything into the same context...

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  • Letter to the Editor Early to bed, early to rise (08/28/14) We were delighted to see Laura Simon's lovely photographs of our home and business, Bellevue Bed and Breakfast. It was also a joy to meet Savanna Maue, a young, up-and-coming journalist who already has an Associated Press article under her belt. We were truly honored to receive recognition by the Keep Cape Beautiful Beautification Committee and appreciate the work that they and the parks and recreation department tirelessly do for our city. ...

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  • Editorial Boat race brings practical experience to classroom education (08/27/14) Take key concepts and put together a friendly competition and you have a good start in helping young people learn. A competition promoting Project Lead the Way, an organization that promotes education and preparation for college engineering programs, recently was held at the Student Aquatic Center at Southeast Missouri State University. ...

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  • Opinion Column Racial strife in Ferguson (08/27/14) I spent far too much of my weekend catching up on the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. It literally took an earthquake to shake the national media away from Ferguson for just a brief moment. And just as quickly, the media swarmed again on the St. Louis suburb for Monday's funeral...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/27/14 (08/27/14) Just watching the news this morning, where the police in Cape are offering coffee with the cops this morning, paid for by the cops, from 8 to 9. I guess my question is, why would they pick a weekday when most people are at work from 8 to 9? They may get some parents who don't have to work, or other people who have the convenience of not working. ...

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  • Opinion Column Piracy in the Indian Ocean: Perils on the high seas (08/26/14) In the Disney version of piracy, buccaneers such as Jack Sparrow -- Captain Jack Sparrow -- claim to be ruffians and rebels, but in practice it is mostly their hearts that are made of gold, not their treasure. While they do sail, and occasionally fight British ships, or raid coastal towns, their crimes are minimal, and in the end they show courage and goodness that would have been shocking to the actual pirates of the Caribbean...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/26/14 (08/26/14) We, as Christians, must call out to the Lord for help in this time of world chaos. We need His help and His guidance to help us through these problems we're having in the world, spiritual problems, and we must ask as Christians on our knees for help for our country and our world. That is our only hope...

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  • Editorial Many education options in Cape Girardeau (08/26/14) Today's workforce requires people with different skills. A college education is a great choice, and many students are now back to their campus for the start of a new academic year. But there are many educational options, including trade schools. Careers in the medical field, business, massage therapy and cosmetology all need people with specific skills. The educational programs, in many cases, can be finished in a relatively short period of time...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/25/14 (08/25/14) It's terrible that they're trying to close Cottonwood Center. Those children can use that facility, and it should stay open. But everyone's griping about how we spend more than we get in when it comes to taxes. Nobody wants to raise taxes, the last election has showed. ...

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  • Letter to the Editor Too much divisive talk (08/25/14) Radio personality Glenn Beck in a recent cable television interview, expressed regret for having contributed to the widening gap between Democrats and Republicans. He cited calling the president a racist as an example of "stupid" things he had said. ...

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  • Editorial Being safe with alcohol is a serious matter (08/25/14) According to a Missouri Department of Transportation official, there were 757 fatal crashes on Missouri roads in 2013. About a third of those involved an impaired driver. As we warmly welcome college students back to the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, we're reminded of the seriousness of driving while impaired...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 8/24/14 (08/24/14) There are so many Americans today who are part African-American and part European-American. And it's time to quit worrying about it. It's time to just all be Americans. But in the meantime, until we get to that point, we need to have plenty of African-American police officers who can communicate with the African-American community and make them feel that the police are here to save us and to keep us safe...

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  • Letter to the Editor Follow Mrs. Missouri (08/24/14) On Aug. 22-29, I have the honor of representing our great state of Missouri as I compete for the title of Mrs. America in Tucson, Arizona. As part of the competition, I will promote my platform of women's empowerment, and I will also highlight an important part of Missouri agriculture. Showcasing the resources of our city, state and citizens on a national level is a responsibility that I carry with excitement and pride...

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  • Letter to the Editor Impressed with competitor (08/24/14) Editor's note: The following letter to the editor was sent in response to the story "Brotherly competition helps young Zalma cross country program make strides." I want to take a moment to wish our competitor luck as we set to begin our 2014 Cross Country season. ...

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  • Editorial Athletics about more than who wins and loses (08/24/14) Friday night marked the beginning of high school football season. At stadiums all across the state and country, fans in local communities gathered to support their athletes on the gridiron. But it's not just football. There are many other sports, for boys and girls, that help draw communities closer...

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  • Opinion Column #SupportFerguson (08/22/14) I took a detour home from the airport this morning to grab some breakfast in Ferguson. I wanted to see the area firsthand before really commenting on it. Granted, I was there during the breakfast hour, but what I found in Ferguson is not what you're reading about in the news in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch & STLtoday.com or seeing on Fox2Now, KMOV, KSDK NewsChannel 5, CNN, Fox News or msnbc. Here's what I saw firsthand this morning (Aug. 19):...

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  • Editorial Cancer gala adds style with cause (08/22/14) The American Cancer Society's Crystal Ball, also referred to as A Cure For Cape Gala, will be held at Isle Capri Cape Girardeau on Saturday. The gala is a fun experience where supporters dress to the nines and raise money to help those who battle cancer...


    Sedalia Democrat - Editorials
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  • Sedalia officials nab suspect 1 days 12 hours ago 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.“Anytime you have a child death it’s bad. Even if it’s an adult and it’s a homicide it’s bad. Thank God we don’t see this a lot. If I never had one it would be OK with me,” said Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane.Callaway County prosecutors on Thursday charged Scott Willet, 27, with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. His bond is $1 million cash-only. A hearing has not been set as of press time.

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  • 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.The future bride attended Smith-Cotton High School and received her GED in 2003. She is a stay-at-home mom.The future groom attended Smith-Cotton High School and received his GED in 2008. He works as a grinder operator at Tyson Foods in Sedalia.A fall 2014 wedding ...

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  • 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.Mr. O’Neil retired as principal of Parkview Elementary School in 2003. Mrs. O’Neil retired as an instructional assistant and was a third grade teacher at Skyline Elementary School. They enjoy traveling, doing house projects, working at chu...

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  • 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.Mr. Burgess is retired from the Sedalia School District 200. Mrs. Burgess is retired from J.A. Lamy Manufacturing.The couple has two children, Stacey Shaw, of Sedalia, and Angela McNelly, of Warrensburg; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren....

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  • Smith birth announcement Curtis Smith and Stefanie M. Sinclair became the parents of a son, Josef Alexander Smith, born July 21, 2014, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.The maternal grandparents are Brian and Elfriede Sincliar, of Sedalia. The maternal great-grandparents are Kate Ruff and the late Josef Ruff, of Germany, Robert and Emma Bennett, of Florence, and Bruce Sinclair, of South Carolina.The paternal grandparents are Christopher Butler, of Vers...

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  • 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.Clyde D. Roak, 70, was driving on Sacajawea Road west of Hackberry Drive when his ATV traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.Roak was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center with minor injuries. Reports indicate he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash....

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  • 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.Sedalia Police DepartmentArrestsAug. 275:57 p.m.: Roger Paul Lee, 44, of the 2200 block of East 10th Street, was arrested at his home on a charge of violating an order of protection....

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  • Knob Noster tennis beats Higginsville The Knob Noster girls tennis team beat Higginsville 6-3 on Thursday in Knob Noster.The Huskers won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches with Ashtyn Howard beating Jessie Yates 8-6 and Emily Runyan beating Alexis Corona 8-0, but the Lady Panthers won the other four singles matches. Elizabeth Eccelton and Kirsten Orndoff won the No. 4 and No. 5 matches 8-2 and Alexis Allen won the No. 6 match 8-6 over Camille Carminucci.In doubles play, Howard and Runyan picked up an 8-5 wi...

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  • S-C soccer shuts out Center The Smith-Cotton soccer team beat Center 10-0 on Thursday. Thomas Todd had four assists for the Tigers in the varsity match. He assisted Roberto Ramirez on a corner, Luke Guier for the second goal, Blake Grupe on a free kick that Grupe headed in and he assisted Brendan Hofheins for the fourth goal. Carlos Aguirre scored the fifth and sixth goal for the Tigers. Jordan Lawson and Jose Talavera each assisted Aguirre. With a 6...

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  • S-C volleyball beats Odessa The Smith-Cotton volleyball team pulled out a close first game and pulled away in the second, beating Odessa 37-35, 25-15 on Thursday at Odessa.Abby Knight had 14 kills, 14 digs and six blocks. Montana Hedrick had six kills and three aces. Courtney Koetting had 15 assists and 10 digs.The Lady Tigers will open West Central Conference play on Tuesday, hosting WCC newcomer Nevada.

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  • Green Ridge volleyball opens with win The Green Ridge volleyball team opened the 2014 season with a 25-7, 25-6 win at Lakeland on Thursday.BreAnna Peck had seven kills. Libby Dove had four aces and two blocks. Vanessa Hardy had 10 assists.The Lady Tigers junior varsity won 25-22, 11-25, 25-17.Green Ridge will visit Sweet Springs on Tuesday.

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  • Gremlins beat Saints 4-2 The Sacred Heart soccer team has reached the championship game of the Barstow Tournament with a 4-2 win over St. Paul Lutheran on Thursday.The Gremlins got the scoring started early, when Max Martin found Mason Kelchner who scored on a header in the second minute of the game. A few minutes later, Brandon Cooper made it 2-0. Midway through the half, Cooper converted a corner kick from Kelchner for the third goal.The Saints answered with just over a minute left in the half...

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  • Big inning gets Clinton past Smith-Cotton One big inning was the difference in Smith-Cotton’s home opening softball game against Clinton, as the Lady Cardinals defeated the Lady Tigers 9-4.The loss puts Smith-Cotton at 1-3 on the season. The Lady Tigers started the season this past weekend at the Boonville Tournament. Pilot Grove got an 8-0 victory over Smith-Cotton to start the tournament.The Lady Tigers got a 10-3 win over Russellville before losing 4-2 to Wright City.“We played well,...

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  • Tipton falls to Versailles TIPTON — Versailles needed two games to beat Tipton in volleyball on Thursday, but the Cardinals kept things close in the second game before the Lady Tigers finished off the 25-16, 25-23 win.“We weren’t moving, we weren’t talking, so that means our game is down,” said Lady Tigers’ coach Cheryl Wilson. “We got better towards the end. We were moving our feet better. We just talked about in the locker room, when we talk, our feet move. We talk...

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  • 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.

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  • SPD: Man ‘person of interest’ in death of child Updated with suspect’s name at 1:14 p.m. ThursdayA person of interest detained this morning near Sedalia in the murder of a six-year-old boy near Fulton is now charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.According to online court records, Scottie Willet, 27, no given address, is being held on a $1 million cash-only bond on the class A felony murder charge and the unclassified felony weapons charge. A press conference is scheduled for 3:30 p....

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  • 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.The annual Doggie Dive will take place Tuesday evening at Liberty Pool, and it tends to be a popular way to end the summer pool season.“It’s an opportunity for you to bring your dog to come and have a good time swimming,” said Recreation Superintendent Kari Tyler. “The dogs ...

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  • Knob Noster softball falls to Clinton The Knob Noster softball team fell 6-2 at Clinton on Wednesday.Clinton scored in each of the first three innings and added another in the fifth before the Lady Panthers got on the board with two in the sixth on RBIs by Joy Sparks and Sydney Bierman.Kyndall Eaves went 1 for 4 at the plate. Jessica Sader went 2 for 3 and Rachel Palomo went 1 for 3.Macy Buzzanga struck out one in the circle.


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