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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