Here are some of the things you can check out this weekend in our area! 

Here are some opportunities for youth with the Central Missouri Electric Cooperative.

CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) is a three-day, expenses paid conference held in Jefferson City each July.  It is open to high school sophomores and juniors whose parents are current members of CMEC.  The conference teaches about electric cooperatives, leadership and Missouri State government.  It’s also a time to make new friends from across Missouri and have some fun.

Youth Tour is a week-long, all-expense paid conference held in Washington, D.C. each June.  Delegates meet in our nation’s capitol to learn about our Federal government, the Rural Electric Cooperative system and visit with their Legislators.  They will also visit most of the monuments, our Capitol, the Smithsonian and many other special areas of our nation’s capitol.  This program is open to high school juniors are current members of CMEC.  For more information on both programs, please contact Kathy at 660-826-2900.

The Women’s Service League of Sedalia is planning its 16th Annual Cupid’s Ball, Passport to Fashion, for Saturday, February 2, 2013. 

The ball will take place at The Smith Cotton High School.  Girls 5-12 years are invited to ask their favorite guy; father, stepfather, uncle, or grandfather to the dance. Tickets are $20 per person which includes light refreshments, a professional 5×7 photograph and dancing. New ticket sale location for 2013… may be purchased  on Saturday,  January 5, 2013 on the campus of SFCC in the Thompson Conference Center.  The doors open at 8:00 a.m.  Vendors will be set up to help you make this the perfect evening.  You may order flowers, hair appointments and preview clothing options for dads and girls. Tickets are limited.  All proceeds are donated to local charities.

Start out the New Year in fellowship and worship with the spiritual family at I-70 Cowboy Church. 

Join us Sunday, January 6, for the I-70 Cowboy Church Fellowship & Worship Round-up.  We will meet at the Sweet Springs American Legion Building (corner of Marvia @ Miller – one block south of I-70 exit 66) beginning at Noon with a fellowship meal and music followed by a time of worship.  Special Music by the  I-70 Cowboy Church Country Band! Menu includes Beef Brisket & Baked Beans. I-70 Cowboy Church Fellowship & Worship Round-up will be SUNDAY – JANUARY 6  from Noon – 2:00 pm at the Sweet Springs American Legion Building by Marvia @ Miller Street (one block south of I-70 exit 66).

I-70 Cowboy Church is reaching out to individuals and families who don’t go to anybody’s church and don’t feel like they fit in at traditional church. Come and enjoy our relaxed, friendly fellowship and worship. We begin at 12:00 Noon with food, fellowship and country music and a time of worship — everyone is welcome!  There is no charge, donations are welcome. Join in this casual, relaxed, and friendly fellowship & worship experience.

Learn more about the Civil War’s impact upon Missouri and upon Sedalia at two new feature exhibits hosted by the Sedalia Katy Depot.

Sedalia was selected to host a traveling exhibit on Missouri and the Civil War. Missouri was a battlefield long before 1861 and had the second highest number of battles of any of the states.  It truly was a divided State.  The traveling exhibit was produced by the Missouri Historical Society and the Missouri Humanities Council and will be on display through Mid February 2013.   Highlights of the exhibit include four interactive electronic kiosks that uniquely connect the present to past experiences of the Civil War.  Missouri’s status as a border state forced many of its citizens to make difficult decisions and choose sides in a complex situation that resulted in a bitter, divisive, brutal, and psychological war within a war. Organized along four broad themes: the exhibit looks at the contest for the hearts, minds, and bodies of Missouri’s citizens; the complex issue of slavery in Missouri; the guerilla war that consumed Missouri during the period of the Civil War and the Union efforts to suppress that activity.

 The Katy Depot’s 2013 annual feature exhibit, Sedalia and the Civil War produced by Becky Imhauser, shares the stories of how the Civil War impacted ten Sedalians in particular. This exhibit will be on display throughout 2013.  Exhibit hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Katy Depot will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year’s Holiday.

What are you going to do this weekend?