There was only one item on the Sedalia City Council's agenda at their meeting on Monday night (Feb. 10). The council held another public forum on the smoking ban that was put into effect in September of 2013.
Bothwell Regional Health Center is letting the public know about all of the programs, services, support groups and all the other things they offer to help make people in Sedalia healthy year round, inside and out.
At 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 1, smokers will have to snuff out their cigarettes and bar owners will empty their ashtrays as Sedalia's smoking ban goes into effect. Although the ban passed with a 6-2 vote at a city council meeting last June, not everybody is happy about it. Bottom's Up, a Sedalia bar affected by the ban, will be holding a "Burn the Ban" party, counting down the minutes on Satur
While I attempt to stay as neutral as possible on issues I cover for the news, sometimes comments on an issue beg to be addressed. One of those issues is the smoking ban, that has been cussed and discussed to death both in the city council meetings and in the media, including in my news reports.
The Sedalia City Council met in a work session Monday night to discuss one of the most controversial issues it has faced in years; a smoke-free Sedalia. The council is apparently split on the issue with some councilmen showing a marked timidity on the subject, with others engaging in a heated debate on the subject.