Silver claimed in USA Nationals

Stealth 16u went 5-2 on the weekend to bring home second place in the USA Nationals in Topeka, Kansas. Pictured are local team members: Mariah Prince (1 home run), Addison Lange, Zoey DeHaas (2 home runs).

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently: • 07.23.20: Brandon Montez Redden, 37, of Ashland, was arrested by the Boone County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, trafficking drugs 2nd degree and failure to follow judges orders. Bail $45,000.    

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Ashland Optimist Pool: Mayor’s Committee

Ashland does not have a city owned pool, but it does have a privately owned community pool.  For the past 30 years the Ashland Optimist Community Pool has been managed and financially subsidized by the Ashland Optimists.  When the pool was first built, the Southern Boone School District sold the land to the City of

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The Southern Boone Fire District; bond money and Covid-19

Along with school board and mayoral candidates, a fire bond for voters to decide on was on the ballot last month. The fire bond was passed, earning the Southern Boone Fire District 3.2 million dollars. The bond funds will be going towards purchasing new equipment, fire trucks, and tools for the trucks. The funds will

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Expanding Medicaid

Is expanding eligibility for Medicaid a good deal for Missourians?  This question has loomed over policymakers for more than a decade.  While hundreds of studies have detailed the costs and benefits of Medicaid expansion, consensus remains elusive. Many skeptics still question whether expansion is worthwhile from a budget perspective. Fourteen states still have not expanded

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Hartzler Announces $9.9 Million Grant to Columbia Regional Airport

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) announced a $9.9 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the Department of Transportation to the Columbia Regional Airport (COU): The grant will help fund Columbia Regional Airport’s runway expansion project. The expanded runway will allow the airport to service flights using higher capacity aircraft. ~ Read more in today’s Journal

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Boone County adults gain access to free therapy

Boone County residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now access mental health supports through the University of Missouri Psychological Services Clinic. Adults can receive up to five teletherapy sessions at no cost thanks to funding provided through the Boone County Community Health/Medical Fund. “COVID-19 has increased stress related to layoffs or work changes, financial

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Political Vandalism

Earlier this week, I shared w/ you that one of my constituents, Jacob Brummet, was the target of vandalism on his private property—damage to his President Donald J. Trump sign & burning of his American flags. Today, I delivered American & Missouri flags & Trump signs from our personal collection. Here in #District50 we respect

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Lighter weights at faster speeds improve mobility

According to the National Institute on Aging, people aged 65 or over are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease and limited mobility in their joints and limbs. To keep older populations healthy and mobile, MU School of Health Professions associate professor Stephen Sayers has been exploring the effectiveness of low weight, high-speed weightlifting on

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Mizzou Athletics goes mobile

Mizzou Athletics is excited to announce that ticketing for home football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball games will fully transition to a digital system starting this fall. The new model stresses the importance of safety, ease and convenience as the Mobile Entry procedures will cut down on hand-to-hand contact, limit time spent entering Mizzou’s venues

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