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SBEDC looks to MU Extension for potential help

The Southern Boone Economic Development Council is working to decide its best path through 2018 – and its future. About 15 local business leaders met Monday morning with MU Extension office economic development professionals to hear the potential for developing a partnership with the Extension office in order to develop a strategic plan. “I thought

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Red Cross seeks donations, SoBoCo students respond

SoBoCo High School junior Gabrielle Wills was nervous, but it helped to have her friend, Cassey Poole, nearby to hold her hand. Wills was lying on a portable table, ready to make a blood donation to a Red Cross worker. “I have given blood before,” Wills said, “but it makes me nervous and I don’t

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Chamber carries momentum into 2018

The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce has had a busy 2017 and is approaching the new year with momentum for more growth. Chamber President Jason Reynolds will turn over his gavel to President-elect Ann Colgrove in January. Reynolds and the chamber have seen a number of changes in this past year, including: Growing their membership

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Board of Aldermen approve Martin, water rates

The Ashland Board of Aldermen approved Mayor Gene Rhorer’s selection of Leslie Martin as the new Ward 1 alderman. She will replace the late George Campbell. The action came as last Tuesday’s regularly scheduled aldermen meeting. Mayor Rhorer said he selected Martin based upon her outlook on several projects going on in the city and

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MU endowment surpasses $1 billion

University officials announced Wednesday morning that the University of Missouri endowment has crossed the $1 billion mark, a major milestone for the university. Through new private gifts and stock market growth, the university’s endowment has grown by more than $400 million in the six years since the launch of the Mizzou: Our Time to Lead

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Get in the spirit with A Christmas Carol

Plan on celebrating the joys of Christmas in Arrow Rock in December! The Lyceum stage will once again be aglow with good spirits and Christmas tradition as Charles Dickens’ immortal classic, A Christmas Carol, comes musically to life starring Lyceum favorite Ron Wisniski as Ebenezer Scrooge, returning for his fourth straight year. There will only

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SoBoCo proposes new offices, ball field in spring bond issue

A new baseball field north of the high school and new administrative offices, freeing up middle school classroom space will likely be a part of next spring’s “no tax increase” bond issue. The Southern Boone School Board met twice last week to discuss the facilities with potential construction and design partners. Superintendent Chris Felmlee said

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No shortage of Christmas Trees at Timber View Tree Farm

If you thought there was a shortage of live Christmas trees this year because of what your heard or read on the national news, please disregard. There are plenty of live Christmas trees at the Timber View Tree Farm, just south of Ashland. Mary Lou and Daryll Raitt owned have operated the farm since 1969

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Pay your property taxes at city hall

There is a new method of paying your annual property taxes. If you don’t want to pay extra for the convenience of paying your property taxes online and you don’t want to drive to Columbia to make your payment – at Ashland City Hall. Boone County Collector Brian McCollum announced last week that he would

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City meeting with busy agenda

The Ashland Board of Aldermen were to meet Tuesday evening with a busy agenda as the last meeting in November was called off due to a lack of a quorum. Mayor Gene Rhorer is expected to appoint, with board approval, Ward One resident Leslie to replace the late George Campbell. “She is willing to run

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