MU Health Care data security incident

On July 27, 2019, MU Health Care completed the process of identifying patients with information potentially affected by the incident. That information may have included names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, health insurance information, and limited treatment and/or clinical information, such as diagnostic and/or medication information and, for a small number of individuals, a

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What we could learn from municipalities when it comes to pot

In 2018, Missourians overwhelmingly voted to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. This is an important step for the state and will more than likely result in better treatment for many of our friends and neighbors who need to relieve pain, manage nausea and weight loss, and treat glaucoma, among other things. Next

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FEMA disaster unemployment deadline

Missouri residents who lost jobs or whose work was interrupted during this year’s flooding can apply for up to 26 weeks of Disaster Unemployment Assistance from the state. The deadline is August 9. The Missouri Department of Labor will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from residents in 20 counties affected by the April 29-July

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Free fishing classes

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids and their families to a free, four-class series of fishing workshops in Columbia. The Discover Nature – Fishing (DNF) workshops will cover the basics of fishing from tackle to knot-tying, and participants will gain the skills and confidence to go fishing on their own. Each of the

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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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