Harry Harris 1933-2020

Harry Lewis Harris, 86 of California, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Harry S. Truman VA Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri. He had been a patient there in critical care since mid-December. Harry was born in Clarksburg, Missouri on March 29, 1933, to Lewis and Florence (nee Bardwell) Harris. Nicknamed ‘Cotton’

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Betty Bland 1933-2020

Betty Lou Bland, 86, of Ashland, MO, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020, at University Hospital, Columbia, MO, surrounded by family. Betty was born March 11, 1933, in Toledo, IL, to Daniel and Lora Inez (Oakley) Seeley, one of fifteen children. She married Charles Bland June 2, 1949, leading to a celebration of 67 years

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Morris Stokes 1923-2020

Morris C. Stokes passed away on January 08, 2020 at Columbia Manor in Columbia, Missouri. He was born June 14, 1923 in Commerce Texas. Mr Stokes served in the US Army, and the US Navy during World War II. He graduated from Oklahoma State University, with a BS in Business Administration. Morris was married to

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Officer recognized, Chief recommends more protection

The City of Ashland recognized Officer George Roberson at the January 21, 2020, Board of Alderman meeting, for his attempt to apprehend a wanted individual who then fired a handgun into his police cruiser windshield on December 17, 2019. “You know the job, and the expectation is to continue and pursue the person but you

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CBD Connoisseurs Hosts Giveaway

In order to kick off the New Year, CBD Connoisseurs is hosting a giveaway including a 50” inch TV, a gift card, and credit towards their CBD brand. Entering the giveaway is simple. Visit CBD Connoisseurs at 108 W Broadway in Ashland and ask the staff about their raffle. Then, spend at least $50 at

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Hartzler proclaims: New Year, renewed discussions, new policies

I’m glad to be back on Capitol Hill representing the people of Missouri’s 4th congressional district. The new year brings us an opportunity to renew discussions and put forward policy that addresses the real needs of the American people such as healthcare reform. Every place I’ve gone throughout our district, I’ve been told stories about

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Ashcroft announces 2019 accomplishments

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft recently thanked his staff and announced the many accomplishments of his office during the 2019 calendar year. In addition to having overarching responsibilities for elections in the state of Missouri, the Office of the Secretary of State also serves Missourians through its Business Services Division, makes records and books available

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Missouri one of worst teen driver states

Driving a car means freedom, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility and risk. For some teenagers, it can be difficult to fully appreciate that risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teenage drivers are more likely than older drivers to make critical errors that result in serious

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Southern Boone boys bring home top trophy

The Eagles boy’s basketball team hoisted the first place trophy in the California Invitational Tournament on Saturday after defeating the hosting California Pintos 70-56. Returning starters Rece Gilmore, Tyson Smith and Nik Post lead the way along with a handful of returning players from last year’s 23-3 team. Blake Dapkus and Trenton Roney also stepped

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Lady Eagles earn second at California invitational

The Southern Boone High School girl’s basketball team made a strong showing in the California Invitational Tournament last week bringing the second place trophy back to Ashland.  Last Monday the Eagles first defeated a Rock Bridge JV team that was 12-1 this year.  Mariah Prince played stout defense leading the team with 12 points and

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