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Tyler Lawson
COURTESY OF SEDALIA SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 Sedalia Middle School sixth grader Tyler Lawson displays the items he received from the Boston Red Sox in response to a persuasive letter he wrote to the team in September. The box arrived Monday, March 23.

Boston Red Sox Wow Sedalia Middle School Student

Tyler Lawson was hopeful that his letter to his favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, would garner some kind of response. He never imagined that his letter would hit a home run.

Tyler and his fellow students in teacher Shannon Gwaltney’s sixth grade computer class at Sedalia Middle School completed a persuasive letter assignment in September; students selected a celebrity, store, sports team or restaurant and wrote a letter requesting a response that would include some kind of item

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SC JROTC
Pictured: Mr. Don Barbour, Cadet Karina Miranda and Mr. Raul Miranda)

Karina Miranda Wins Cadet of The Month For Smith-Cotton High School

Cadet Private First Class Karina Miranda was named the Army JROTC Cadet of the Month for Smith-Cotton High School.  A cadet from each company competed on 20 March, 2015, for the honor of being named the “Cadet of the Month

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Glenn Mollette
Glenn Mollette (courtesy of facebook)

Cancer, It’s Past Time [OPINION]

By Glenn Mollette

Cancer is one of the most feared words of all.

Almost every week I hear about a friend, acquaintance, old schoolmate or family member being diagnosed with cancer. I have Facebook friends who report almost daily about their routine chemotherapy treatments

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damaged vehicle

Missouri Department of Insurance Reports Drop In Auto Insurance Rates

Jefferson City, Mo. – Auto insurance premiums have declined significantly since 2000, according to figures released by the Missouri Department of Insurance. The average annual cost for full coverage peaked in 2003 at $740 it dipped to $726 in 2013. In inflation-adjusted dollars, p

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Dr. Bradley Warady
Pediatric nephrologist Dr. Bradley Warady is optimistic the results of a new study published today could help keep some kids with kidney disease off dialysis and the transplant list. Photo courtesy of J. Salazar/Children's Mercy.

Study Offers Hope for Kids With Kidney Disease

Mona Shand

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a study released today that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure.

Dr. Bradley

UCM
UCM National Champions (Courtesy of UCM Athletics)

UCM Pep Rally Planned For Wednesday

WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- The University of Central Missouri will hold a pep rally on Wednesday, March 25 to honor the 2015 NCAA-II Women's Indoor Track & Field National Champion Jennies and Mules Wrestling National Champion Frank Cagnina.

The pep rally will begin at 6 p.m. in

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Carlos D'Armas
Carlos D'Armas (Courtesy of UCM Athletics)

UCM Mules Baseball Wins Over Missouri Southern

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Mules opened their four-game set against Missouri Southern with a 5-4 win in 11 innings to improve to 11-10 on the season.

Carlos D'Armas led the Mules through the first 6.1 i

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Thinkstock

Missouri Can Fully Fund A+ Scholarship for Spring 2015 Semester

The Missouri Department of Higher Education announced Friday that there will be sufficient funds available to fully fund the A+ Scholarship Program for the Spring 2015 semester.

Department officials notified colleges and high schools in December that students participating in the program for the Spring 2015 semester might have to cover the cost of tuition and general fees for one credit hour to avoid exceeding available program funds

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Missouri National Guard
Courtesy of flickr/Missouri National Guard IMG 0568

Missouri National Guard Increases Diversity

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard has experienced a 25 percent growth in minority personnel over the past year due to a concerted recruiting and retention effort spearheaded by the Adjutant General.

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