SoBoCo Wrestling in the sand

Southern Boone Wrestling participated in the inaugural Sandbox Scuffle sand wrestling tournament in Palmyra on August 10. The team won $509 towards equipment and supplies for being the best represented high school at the tournament. PHOTO: Hunter Jennings 1st place, Colin Lewis 3rd place, Mary Grover 2nd place and Cole Eppy 3rd place. Below, Dane

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Employment

ASHLAND HEALTH CARE: Ashland Health Care is looking to hire an Evening Cook. 2pm to 7pm. 300 S. Henry Clay Blvd. Ashland. ______________________________________ HELP WANTED:  Looking for high school junior or senior for part-time yard work. $8/hour. Call 864-9778. ___________________________________ TEMPORARY: The Boone County Journal is looking for a temporary Sports Reporter for the fall 2019 semester. Please contact

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“Fireworks” at City Council Meeting

The people at the Ashland City council meeting on August 6th witnessed some lively discussion among elected officials, although most of the votes were unanimous in agreement, with Alderman Bronson and Alderman Clay making motions for votes. The July 4th city permits allowing private residents to shoot off fireworks was perhaps the liveliest discussion. Current

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Q and A: Tony St. Romaine, Interim City Administrator

Tony St. Romaine has been hired as Ashland’s new interim City Administrator. Many citizens may be familiar with Tony in his previous position as Deputy City Manager with the City of Columbia, while others may not. The Journal posed five questions to Tony which will provide a good understanding as to who Tony is, and

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How African Market Baskets Can Make a Difference

I love cooking simple meals that require only a few ingredients. During the summer months, fresh corn and tomatoes from our garden are regulars on the menu. Our pantry and kitchen are well stocked with spices, assorted beans, chicken and beef broth, sauces and salsa, condiments, oils and baking essentials, dried pastas, varieties of rice

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Local man arrested on statutory rape charge

The charge of statutory rape of a person under 14 years of age resulted from a joint investigation by the Missouri Family Services Children’s Division, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the Ashland Police Department. The Children’s Division contacted the Ashland Police Department on July 2, 2019, to request assistance with allegations of a sexual

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 08.7.19: Lee Allen Downing, 49, of Ashland, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies on a failure to appear charge. Bonded $7,500. • 08..19: Columbia Police arrested Brandon Montez Redden, 36, of Ashland, on the following charges: drug trafficking, possession of controlled

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Mr. Naughton’s Opus

My senior year of high school began thirty years ago this month. A lifetime ago really. Back in 1989, I thought I would become a music teacher like my band director/role model Mr. Craig Buck. However, as John Lennon sang in “Beautiful Boy” (a song featured years later in “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, a film about

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