Joe Gamm/News Tribune photo: Clayton Neff, left, of Kansas City practices combat with Ben Rogers of Newton, Kansas, during the Society for Creative Anachronisms annual Toys for Tots fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Jefferson City. Clang! The sound of a blunted weapon striking metal rang through the gym at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.Wham! A crack of wood on a steel helmet.Combatants' Already a subscriber? Log in!