TRAIL'S END SUNDAY
Everyone is invited to the Missouri State Fairgrounds Sunday for the final day of the Trail's End, Western Heritage Days celebration.
The smell of barbecue will draw visitors to the area in front of the grandstand for a barbecue contest starting at seven o'clock.
Cowboy Church with Steven Spalding starts at twn o'clock in the MEC Building.
The Trail's End Singing Cowboy/Cowgirl Contest begins at noon in the MoAg Theatre, with a special free concert by Johnny Kendrick and Friends starting at three. Singing Cowboy winners will be announced at four.
The Chuck Wagon Races Finals run from one to four in the grandstand.
TRAIL'S END SATURDAY ACTIVITIES
Western Heritage Days on the Missouri State fairgrounds continues today with the official dedication of the Starline Brass Trail's End monument.
A parade from the Katy Depot, around the Pettis County Courthouse, and on to the Trail's End Site at the corner of 16th and South Limit begins at nine o'clock.
The dedication ceremony is scheduled for eleven thirty in the grassy area south of the monument. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Mathewson Exhibition Center.
Other highlights Saturday include an Arabian Horse Show starting at ten, horseshoe pitching begins at noon on the lawn of the Old Administratioin Building. A Cow Chip Toss runs this afternoon from one to five in the machinery area, and the South Fork Regulators, Civil War Reenactors, have a shootout scheduled for two o'clock.
In the Grandstand, Chuck Wagon Races begin at one o'clock.
At six, Michael Martin Murphy performs in the Exhibition Center, with all proceeds going to Child Safe of Central Missouri, followed by professional bull riding.
A Western Swing Dance runs from seven to one in the Mohler Building.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN
The Boys and Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is seeking business leaders and community members to help kickoff a new endowment fund.
The Club will soon launch its first endowment fund, a strategic long-term approach to insure funding and support for essential programs in the future.
Director of Development Melissa Boeschen says while the club will always have a need for general operating funds for day-to-day programs and expenses, the endowment provides a unique opportunity for donors to help the Club be sustainable.
The Club is seeking businesses or individuals interested in becoming founding members of the endowment. All those who donate will show their commitment to area youth, and will receive special recognition.
To learn more, contact Melissa Boeshen at the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri.
TRAIL'S END FRIDAY KICKOFF
The three day Western Heritage Days and Dedication of the Starline Brass Trail's End Plaza is being held this weekend on the Missouri State Fairgrounds, and all the fun begins today.
Sign in for the big Trail Ride along the Katy Trail begins at eight o'clock this morning at the Green Ridge Trail Head. The ride to Sedalia, led by Trent Loos, starts at noon.
On the fairgrounds, the fun begins at ten o'clock with events at several locations, including a Western Art Show and Sale, an Indian Artifact Display and Vendor Booths, a Rendezvous Encampment and Calvary Encampment.
Tonight, the Sons of the Pioneers perform at the Heckart Performing Arts Center at Smith-Cotton High School. Tickets are $25 each and are available at Sedalia's Casey's General Stores, Comfort Inn, Warehouse Tire and at the door.
SMITH-COTTON BAND TO BOWL GAME
The Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tiger Marching Band will be performing at a college bowl game in Florida next winter and a local car dealership is helping them pay part of the expense.
The Smith-Cotton band will travel to Jacksonville, Florida for the TaxSlayer Bowl, joining other marching bands from across the country in the halftime show finale.
Band Director C. Grant Maledy will take seventy five students to Jacksonville.
This weekend, Rick Ball Ford in Sedalia is participating in the "Drive 4 Your School" program. Saturday, anyone who stops by and test drives a car will earn money from Ford Motor Company to the Smith-Cotton Instrumental Music Program.
Make plans now to help the marching band pay for their trip to the TaxSlayer Bowl.
TIPTON MAN HURT IN CRASH
An area man was hurt last night in a one vehicle wreck in south central Missouri. The accident occurred about nine twenty Thursday night on Highway 133 west of Dixon in Pulaski County.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says twenty five year old Reuben Crawford of Tipton failed to negotiate a curve. His car went off the left side of the highway and struck a tree.
Crawford suffered moderate injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.
LUB DUB IS SATURDAY MORNING
Despite forecasts for rain Saturday, the Bothwell Foundation says its annual Lub Dub run/walk will go on as scheduled. This is the eighth year for the event that raises money for the Camye Callis Gaspard Memorial Heart Fund.
Foundation Director Lisa Church says "Just as heart disease can happen anytime to anyone, Lub Dub goes on rain or shine. The need is still there."
Lub Dub, a 5K walk and run and 10K run, will start at eight o'clock Saturday morning near Bothwell Regional Health Center's south parking lot at 15th and Collins.
Lub Dub, named after the sound of a beating heart, also features a kiddie race this year that starts at nine.
Close to five hundred people have pre-registered to participate, and more are expected to walk up and register the morning of the event.
Those who have pre-registered can pick up their swag bag with shirt and bib from three to six Friday at the Bothwell Education Center. Registration is thirty five dollars for the 5K events, forty dollars for the 10 K run. The kiddie run for children nine and under is ten dollars.
Parking is encouraged at the hospital's two lots on Hancock at 13th and 14th Streets, best accessed along 13th past the Emergency Department. Parking is also available behind New Hope Baptist Church on 16th Street, two blocks from the Lub Dub start and finish line.
POWER OUTAGE HITS SEDALIA
Several neighborhoods on Sedalia's west side lost power for a time overnight. At one point, Kansas City Power and Light reported about fifteen hundred customers without electric service early this morning.
All power has been restored, and customers reported short outages.
CLIMAX SPRINGS TO DISSOLVE?
Residents of a tiny Lake of the Ozarks area community are asking for permission to dissolve their village's incorporation.
The Lake Sun Leader reports Climax Springs hasn't seen much local involvement in quite some time, and with no municipal services for a population of about 100, there's not much for a village board to do.
The Camden County clerk's office says a petition to dissolve incorporation was being verified this week. In a town with only 54 registered voters, 48 people signed the petition. If 41 of those signatures are verified and certified as being acceptable, the village can dissolve without having the issue placed on a ballot.
A second Camden County village, Macks Creek, dissolved in 2012.