Did I do Enough?

Over the next few weeks, millions of young adults like my son Alex will leave their parents’ homes and head off to college. Perhaps you have a son or daughter who will be leaving the nest soon, too. If so, please know that you are not alone. I understand all-too-well what you’re feeling right now.

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MDC’s August programming

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City has a full schedule of programs planned for August. Some programs require registration in advance, so MDC Nature Center Assistant Manager Becky Matney encourages guests to familiarize themselves with MDC’s event website for the nature center at mdc.mo.gov/centralevents. Unless otherwise noted, registration opens

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 08.02.19: LaJavion Andreas Redden, 19, of Ashland, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies on three (3) probation & parole violations. Bail: $15,000. • 08.3.19: Richard Anthony Thomas Fleetwood, 29, of Ashland, was arrested by Ashland Police on an out of county

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Angel Lane Closed

As of 3:00 pm today at George Campbell’s Lake, both lanes are closed due to culvert structural damage. The roads are impassable. This is an emergency situation and will be repaired promptly. Angel Lane could be closed for up to two weeks. Detours routes include: Hardwick Lane or Airport Road and Route H.

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Employment

THE CITY OF ASHLAND:  Treasurer/Deputy City Clerk Department/Agency of Position: City of Ashland, MO Wage/Salary: $46,000.00 – $56,000.00 Date Posted: July 22, 2019 Closing Date: Until Filled Position Summary: This is a professional level position appointed by the Mayor and Board of Alderman of the City of Ashland. This position is responsible for maintaining complex

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School officials consider student nicotine testing

In growing concern for the health of Southern Boone County students, school officials are seriously considering adding the chemical nicotine to random drug testing. Finding a thin line between school and parent intervention. In separately interviewed groups of Southern Boone County High School students, all gave identical responses, that of the total high school student

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Tax-free weekend

Missouri’s 2019 Tax-Free Weekend runs through Friday, August 2 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 pm. During this time, you’ll save the Missouri state sales tax of 4.225% — which is perfect timing for back-to-school shopping. The following will be free of sales tax during tax-free weekend: • Clothing priced at $100

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Campaign match Buddy Pack

From Aug. 2-9, every dollar donated to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri’s Buddy Pack program will be doubled by Missouri Employers Mutual as part of the MEM Buddy Pack Match. Donations can be made at buddypackshelp.com. Running shortly before school begins, the campaign will raise funds to pay for packages of food

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Senator Hawley’s Bipartisan Bill to prevent officer suicide signed into law

Last Thursday evening the White House announced that President Trump signed Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) bipartisan Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis Act into law. Sen. Hawley’s legislation restores grant funding for law enforcement support services and allows grant recipients to use funds to establish suicide-prevention programs and mental health services for law enforcement officers.

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Boone Hospital Center No. 1 again

For the fifth year in a row, Boone Hospital Center was ranked the #1 hospital in mid-Missouri by U.S. News & World Report. It also ranked #5 in the state of Missouri. U.S. News ranks hospitals based on 12 specialties utilizing a mathematical model combining reputation, mortality rate, patient safety and care-related factors such as

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