School Board addresses delays to construction

Lead Photo: A few of this year’s lifeguards manned the membership table at the open house. From left: Mary Grover, Hannah Largent and Tristan John. Lead Story: School Board addresses delays to construction. Weather has delayed the construction for the Southern Boone County School District Central Office building and the paving on Red Tail Drive. The

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YMCA kicks of door-to-door campaign

Health is central to the well being of people, it also makes an important contribution to economic progress. Effecting economic development both directly and indirectly according to Jocelyn Finlay of Harvard Initiative for Global Health. Five years ago the City of Ashland lobbied for a YMCA to be located in Ashland. “We went to the

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Ashland pool offers new features, new faces

Swimmers have lined up for the Ashland Optimist Community Pool’s newest addition of a slide and refurbished toddler pool area. The Ashland Optimist Community Pool kicked off the swimming season with an open house sponsored by Connections Bank of Ashland Friday, May 24. The last three years Connections Bank has sponsored the open house with

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SoBoCo School budget for teachers

Missouri has a an average starting teachers salary of $31,842, according to the Kansas City Star, coming in 49 out of 50 and only outranking Montana. Southern Boone County is comparable to that starting average salary. However, faculty salaries are the Southern Boone County School District’s largest budgeted expense. The SoBoCo proposed school budget has

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HB #604 will require background checks for school volunteers

Last Wednesday State Auditor Nicole Galloway praised a change to Missouri law that she said will help protect children at their schools. House Bill 604, now headed to the Governor’s desk, requires school districts to ensure that volunteers undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway urged legislators to add the

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Rentals

• Office for Lease – 501 C S. Henry Clay (facing Jose Jalapeños), 750 sq ft, 2 large offices, reception area, ADA bath & storage closet. $850/month. Contact Carl Freiling at 573-268-7212. South County Realty at 573-657-4373.

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How much I is TMI?

“Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.” – Mark Twain Aside from my fellow Hannibalian Twain, one of my favorite writers is a short, quirky, middle-aged man with a checkered past and a hilarious, self-deprecating, and brutally honest writing style. No, I’m not talking about myself (although I will be

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Randy White 1959-2019

Randy Dale White of Ashland passed away at his home on May 30, 2019, he was 60 years old. Randy was born March 20, 1959 in Moberly, the son of Sidney and Joeanne Adams, White. He married Melody Cain on November 14, 1999 and she survives. Randy was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in

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