For Rent/Lease

• Cabin on 5 acres. Access to pond with a dock. 2/3 bedroom, 1 bath, loft overlooking the living room and kitchen. Laundry room. Ashland school district. Please call for further information. 573-268-9866 • Office for Lease:  501 C S. Henry Clay (facing Jose Jalapeños), 750 sq ft, 2 large offices, reception area, ADA bath

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Compassionate, Kind and Capable

“Buncha friggin leeches…get back to work on our taxpayer dime…” The previous quote was written by a member of our community and posted to a local buy/sell group’s Facebook page. (I took screenshots of the now-deleted post for future reference.) It was directed at my friends and colleagues, the teachers of the Southern Boone School

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Dorcas Nichols 1963-2018

Dorcas Jean Nichols, age 55, passed away December 10, 2018 at her home in Ashland surrounded by her family. She was born June 1, 1963, the daughter of Charles and Laura Sparks Melloway.  Dorcas worked for Amega Mobile Homes in Ashland. Celebrating of Life visitation will be Saturday, December 15th, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00pm

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Services

• In-Home Services by Retired R.N.: Seeking part-time, weekday position in Ashland/Hartsburg areas. Caregiver relief, personal care, light housekeeping, transportation, etc. Excellent references and clean background check. Call 573.301.2862.

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 11.26.18: Terence Dean Hartmann, 33, of Hartsburg, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies on charges of lacking proof of insurance. Bail $124.50. • 11.29.18: Ashland Police arrested Laura Louise Cohen, 58, of Columbia, on an out of county warrant. Bail $250.00.

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Flush with sales tax, Ashland Park Board considers new facilities at city park

LEAD PHOTO: Darryll Raitt, of Timber View Trees, works with some greenery to create a Chrismas wreath on Monday. The tree farm is south of Ashland and has a large selection of Christmas trees. ___________________________________________________ The Ashland Community Park has long been a centerpiece for community involvement and events. The Fall Festival in October took

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School construction continues on time, under budget

The $6 million bond for the school district’s current construction is still within budget, despite the weather constraints on time. The bond included projects such as the new artificial turf baseball and softball field, which was completed in August and is ready for spring baseball. “The new central office is moving ahead, pretty much enclosed,

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Woolford wins Top Crossing Guard vote

Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford has a few more pages of paperwork this week – but it is paperwork that he won’t mind completing. Woolford won the popular vote competition for America’s Favorite Crossing Guard – just edging out an Ohio crossing guard. “Now I will be completing some paperwork, providing answers for various categories,”

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Weather in Mid-Mo sets records in November

Old Man Winter showed up quickly in Mid-Missouri in November. Much like 2018’s strange spring weather, winter came along quickly and set a few records. According to KMIZ weather meteorologist Sharon Ray, there were temperature and snowfall records set in November. Temperatures in Boone County fell to an average of 37.5 degrees Fahrenheit for the

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