Eagles girls fall to Battle

The Eagles girls basketball team rallied from a 21-13 halftime defecit, but could not tie the game in a 43-40 loss to the Battle Spartans on Saturday at the consolation game of the California Tournament. The Eagles were led by junior Carrie Ponder with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting and 2-of-2 from the 3-point line.

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. 1.10.2018: • Shane Nelson Knight, 23, of Hartsburg, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies on charges of fourth degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Bonded $1,000.

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Rentals

• For Rent, Office Space – 1,200 sq. ft. unfinished space in professional building, will build to suit. Call for rent and more details. 573-819-8512. • For Rent – 2 BR, 2 BA Condo in Ashland. Single car garage, exterior maintenance. $825/mo. Call 573-819-8512.

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Employment

• FIRST DENTAL is taking applications for dental assistants, hygienists, office assistants, full- and part-time. Training available. Located in Ashland next to Moser’s. jess@firstdental.care  

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Ode to a Weird Beard

A common question directed at men with facial hair is, “How long did it take you to grow your beard?” Some hirsute gentlemen might be able to grow a full, glorious beard in a just a few days. It may take others a few weeks for theirs to fill-in completely. In my case, the honest

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The deck seems stacked against us

The news out of our state capital that made me want to yell at an elected official or throw up my arms in frustration – or both – had nothing to do with the governor caught with his pants down. Needless to say, it was disappointing to see the photo of “Team Greitens” on Friday.

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Becky Fricke

Becky Fricke, 51, of Harrisburg began her heavenly journey on Friday, January 12, 2018 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Hartsburg. She was born on September 2, 1966 in Jefferson City, the daughter of Gerald and Sharon (Woods) Bolten. She

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For Older Adults, Volunteering Could Improve Brain Function

MU researcher finds association between volunteering and improved cognitive functioning, especially among women and those with lower levels of education Story Contact: Sheena Rice, ricesm@missouri.edu, 573-882-8353 By Megan Liz Smith Older adults worried about losing their cognitive functions could consider volunteering as a potential boost, according to a University of Missouri researcher. While volunteering and

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Judy Vandelicht 1943-2017

Judy Mae Vandelicht, 74 of Ashland, Missouri passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Boone Hospital. She was born on February 15, 1943 in Ashland; a daughter of Charles and Naydean Forbis Gilmore. She was united in marriage to John “Jay” Vandelicht in New Bloomfield at Providence Baptist Church on May 12, 1962 by

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Are couples who choose to ‘live apart’ tested when partners require caregiving?

Previous research has shown that unmarried adults are choosing long-distance or cross-residential relationships as a way to have companionship and independence later in life. Jacquelyn Benson, an expert of older adult relationships from the University of Missouri, has found that such couples safeguard personal autonomy to maintain partnerships and relationship satisfaction. While autonomy is paramount

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