Word of Mouth’s new location Open House

In Ashland, Word of Mouth Catering and Carryout held an open house this week. They are now located at 503 E. Broadway in Ashland. Owners Bridget Canaday and Rachel Pounds had an assortment of individually-portioned salads, cinnamon rolls and more. Stop by and shop local (see their Facebook page for their shop hours which vary).

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Over 2,100 applications submitted for medical marijuana facilities

The medical marijuana facility application period closed at 4:30 p.m. today, and the Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) received approximately 2,100 applications by the extended deadline. The application system received over 1,200 applications in the last three days, including over 800 applications in the last 24 hours. Applications are from those hoping

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Back to school check-ups

August marks back-to-school season, an ideal time for parents to help improve their children’s health. Before schedules become packed with classes, homework and extracurricular activities, Dr. Ravi Johar, chief medical officer for UnitedHealthcare of Missouri, is available to share with parents a back-to-school “health checklist” with the following items: Get a Comprehensive Eye Exam: About

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 08.16.19: Joseph Allen Gipson, 31, of Ashland, was arrested by University of Missouri Police on controlled substance possession and stealing charges. Bail: $4,500. • 08.17.19: Boone County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jesse Glen McCormack, 28, of Ashland on the following charges: driving while

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Softball launches young team

The Southern Boone County softball team experienced a range of “new” in the 2018 season. They were privileged to be the first team to use a brand new, turf-lined field that the school had constructed, and proud alumni and fans flocked to the first game to take in the newness of it. To commemorate the

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Volleying into the season

The Southern Boone County volleyball team has the exact opposite problem of most teams starting their seasons within the next few weeks. While the football, boys soccer and softball teams are focusing on replacing a talented senior class with some fresh group of young players, the volleyball team is returning all of its starters. And

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Life is a Blur

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur for yours truly, (and not just because I’ve been taking prescription painkillers). You may recall reading in last week’s column that I was recently named the interim music teacher at Southern Boone County Primary School. Someone else had been hired to replace the

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Imogene Ancell 1932-2019

Imogene Juanita Sachs Ancell (aka Jean) was born on January 13, 1932 in St. Louis, MO, daughter of Pearl Branson Sapp and Charlie Lairmore. Jean was raised in Jefferson City, MO, and married David Glen Sachs, Sr., to which 4 children were born. Linda Kniest (Mike), Janet Johnston (Steve), David Sachs (Peggy) and Kathi Sachs

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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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“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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