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Official Attendance of 2013 Missouri State Fair Shows Increase Over Last Year

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today (Oct. 28) an attendance of 366,218 at this year’s 11 day event.  The figure reflects an increase of more than three percent from last year, and an upward trend in attendance since Wolfe assumed his position in 2009.  This positive direction has had a ripple effect on the Fair’s revenue generating streams, including the campground and carnival operations, helping to put the State Fair on a more solid financial footing.

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Jay Nixon

Gov. Nixon Wagers Unique St. Louis Products in World Series Bet with Massachusetts Gov. Patrick

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon has made a friendly wager with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on the outcome of the 2013 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox.

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MoDOT Reminds Drivers to Be Cautious of Deer Near Highways This Fall

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – If you were to pick the Missouri city where you are most likely to strike a deer with your car, would you pick Kansas City?  Maybe Lee’s Summit? They ranked first and second in 2011 for deer-vehicle collisions in Missouri.

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Missouri Department of Corrections Adopts New Drug for Execution Protocol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Corrections announced today that it has adopted a new one-drug execution protocol, using pentobarbital, which will be administered intravenously. This replaces propofol, which the department had intended to use in future executions. The change became necessary due to concerns about the use of propofol for this purpose.

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America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

La Monte R-IV School District Receives $10,000 Grant for GPS Systems

LA MONTE, Mo. (Oct. 21, 2013) – Students in the La Monte R-IV School District will soon be working with one of the most vital tools in the agriculture industry. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, La Monte R-IV received a $10,000 grant to purchase GPS systems, which will help students complete fertilizer applications, seed germinations and yield analyses. Students will experiment with the technology on a nearby field to learn about precision agriculture.

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SFCC Choir Students to Represent Missouri at National Memorial Day Choral Festival

SEDALIA—The choir students of State Fair Community College have been invited to represent Missouri at the 2014 national Memorial Day Choral Festival May 25 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Walter Jack Staten Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder in Connection with 2011 Shooting

Walter Jack Staten, 50, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree and armed criminal action on Wednesday (Oct. 2) in the Circuit Court of Cooper County, Mo. He entered the pleas as prospective jurors waited in the hallway for a trial scheduled for Wednesday through Friday of this week.

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Jay Nixon

Gov. Nixon Announces Major Infrastructure Improvements at the Missouri State Fairgrounds

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon joined Missouri State Senator Mike Parson and other state and local officials in Sedalia today (Oct. 1) to announce $2.2 million in infrastructure improvements at the more than 100-year-old Missouri State Fairgrounds. The improvements include upgrades to the storm water management system at the fairgrounds.

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UCM Mules Secure Their First Win of the 2013 Season

The Central Missouri Mules shut out Lindenwood in the second half and turned a close game into a runaway as they won their first game of the season, 47-28, on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 21) at Walton Stadium/Kennedy Field. The Mules trailed 28-26 at halftime, but outscored the Lions 21-0 in the second half.

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