Women of Impact

The November 2019 National Geographic magazine is a celebration of women of impact around the world who fearlessly push boundaries.   The issue is entitled “Women:  A Century of Change.”  Susan Goldberg—the magazine’s 10th and first female editor—writes about some of those changes by going back to the magazine’s founding moment.  “The first scene in

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The agony of defeat

A bittersweet closure came to Southern Boone Soccer boys this past weekend, as they finished 4th in State overall in their final two games of their 2019 season.  In their first game against Guadalupe Centers on Friday, Southern Boone came out strong and made their opportunities against the Aztecs — but just couldn’t seem to

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City Hall looks at financing options

When City Hall sold in early 2019, a proposed new City Hall was to be built east of the Police Department. However, when bids came in over the proposed budget at $1.68 million, the Aldermen rejected all bids.  The Aldermen adopted a resolution to set up a non-for-profit corporation known as Ashland Municipal Center, Inc.,

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A refreshing alternative to the opioid epidemic

CBD, Cannabidiol, is found in various locations in Columbia including the mall, Wal Mart, and as long as fire inspections pass, it will have a business front at 108 W. Broadway in Ashland.  The business license has been applied under CBD Connoisseurs, LLC., by Alexander Aklam.  Any new business in Ashland has to begin by

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Best food comes by Word of Mouth

  Located in the heart of Ashland, Missouri is Word of Mouth Catering, a small business with a big impact. Run by business partners Bridget Canaday and Rachel Pounds, this operation strives to happily fill the stomachs of Central Missouri with fresh, homemade meals.  It all began in 2003, a time where Canady, 50, operated

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DHSS: new system for adult abuse and neglect

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has integrated a new online reporting system for mandated reporters to ensure all concerns of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of the elderly and adults with disabilities are reported quickly. The new Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline online reporting system will allow for secure electronic submission

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Celebrating Softball

The Eagles Softball program held their yearly banquet recently and handed out awards. Top: JV Eagle players and awards, front row, Whynter Nash-defensive player of the year, Emma Sappington-Eagle Award, Ashlyne Ussery; Back row: Maura Vanskike, Lindie Pauley-Spirit/Leadership award, McKenna Prather, Emilee DeHaas-Offensive Player of the year, Addison Lange, Mya Zagorac-Most Improved, Alie Martin-Spirit/Leadership award,

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Eagles soccer ends in fourth place finish

The Eagles boy’s soccer season came to an end on Saturday after competing in the final four round of the state tournament. The Eagles faced Gaudalupe Centre Friday afternoon coming up short in a 3-0 loss.  Guadalupe scored their first goal late in the second half that forced Southern Boone out of their normal game

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Schaller commits to Bradley University

Southern Boone softball pitcher Camryn Schaller will be trading the red and black of the Eagles for the red and white of Bradley University after she signed a letter of intent to attend the Peoria, Illinois, based school next fall. With her parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, teammates, former and current coaches along with about 40

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