Boone County Fair kicks off this weekend

The annual Boone County Fair moved to Sturgeon last summer and it worked well enough that they have a return engagement starting this weekend. While Saturday and Sunday’s opening days are mostly used for set-up, there are a few key events. The annual Fair Horse Show will be Saturday morning at 8 a.m. The Boone

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“Big Pharma” presentation at Ashland library

“Big Pharma: Market Failure” will be presented at the Southern Boone Library on Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and a video and discussion will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. The presentation is free – no tickets or reservations are required. There will also be a panel of three to

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Hartzler announces airport grant

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) announced Friday that Columbia Regional Airport has been awarded a $1,945,937 million grant for airport improvements. Hartzler has supported and worked with Columbia Regional Airport in the past to obtain federal funding and was glad to hear Columbia Regional Airport would be able to improve their runways. This funding is another

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Sheriff’s Department makes arrests in murder case

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested two suspects on Sunday in connection with a July 6 homicide in rural Audrain County near the Centralia battlefield. A third suspect is still being sought in the case, according to Sheriff’s Det. Tom O’Sullivan. Richard Henry, 37, of Overland and Arline Diedrich, 39, of St. Ann, are being

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Eclipse event building steam

While local response to the upcoming Aug. 21 eclipse has not been as enthusiastic as many cities or towns (see: Jefferson City); Ashland’s effort to make an event out of “nighttime during daytime” is gaining some steam. The Eagles Booster Club will hold an event at the athletic field from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug.

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Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Lauren Gateley, one of seven Southern Boone delegates to 2017 Missouri Girls State at University of Central Missouri last week, was selected as the Missouri recipient of the Samsung American Legion Scholarship in the amount of $1000. Her scholarship application advances on to national competition with the potential for a much larger scholarship. Worldwide electronics

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Friends, Family and Floods

Like many people, I never felt like I truly belonged in the small town I grew up in. I wasn’t born there, and despite living there for a decade until I graduated from high school, I could never shake the feeling that I was and always would be the new kid in town, an outsider.

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Don’t do this on vacation

One of my favorite parts of the Boone County Journal is again beginning to heat up. Politics? Nah. High school basketball rivalries? Hardly. It’s vacation time, and vacation photos – local families wearing vacation clothes in a well-recognized location and the youngest child holding a copy of this newspaper. I went on vacation last week

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Jobs:

City of Columbia Tourism Services Specialist $35,522 – Annually The Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for the position of Tourism Services Specialist. This position will focus on attracting youth and amateur sporting events to Columbia. The position will require a good working relationship with City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. Applicant must

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. Saturday, July 8th: • Jessie James Archer, 37, of Ashland, was arrested by Ashland Police on 4th degree domestic assault charges. Bonded $1,000.

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