Monday, September 17, 2012


*+-By Mike Phillips Contributing sportswriter Remember the old baseball move Bull Durham with Kevin Costner? The Bulls’ announcer made one of his classic observations, saying, “I don’t know what these […]

Dr. Jeffrey Sharp and JROTC Cadet Lt. Col. Hannah Ott

*+-JROTC Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Hannah Ott, the Battalion Commander of the Smith-Cotton JROTC Tiger Battalion and the commander of the armed color guard team, received the Legion of Valor Bronze […]


*+-By Mike Phillips Contributing sportswriter On a cool, crisp overcast morning Saturday at Clover Dell Park, it was one of the most successful finishes for the Smith-Cotton Tiger boys and […]

Elwood Troy Payne

September 17, 2012 Obituaries
Elwood Payne

*+-Elwood Troy Payne, 89, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at his home of 61 years in rural Smithton, after a 10-year battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 31, 1922, on […]

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CMVA feeds area vets

September 17, 2012 Local

*+-The eighth annual Veterans Appreciation Barbecue was held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Pettis County Courthouse. The event was sponsored by the Central Missouri Veterans Association. Photos by Randy Kirby, […]

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