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So Bo Co Fire Protection District bond issue

The Southern Boone County Fire Protection District intends to introduce a no tax increase bond issue to be voted on in April by Southern Boone County residents.The district’s fire board is leading the initiative in hopes of using the bond money to fund the updating of equipment, as well as departmental renovations and additions.  As

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ISOLATION STAYCATION

By Ernie Wren With the “new reality” of social distancing and isolation due to COVID-19, there is an abundance of professionals and articles advising us as to how we can best cope during this time.  Forbes magazine recently provided a good, but generic, list: limit your news intake, get outside, keep a routine, accept this

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STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

BOONE COUNTY ORDER NO. 2020-03C Why was this order issued? This order was issued to protect the health and safety of all residents, with the goal of limiting the continued spread of COVID-19 in our community. How long is the order in effect for? The order will take effect at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March

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COVID Corner: What to expect during testing

“Covid Corner”….a nickname used by some emergency room (ER) personnel when referencing the quarantined area within the University Hospital ER that is used for COVID-19 testing and treatment.  I was one such patient, and would like to share the experience of being tested.  For weeks I had been experiencing bronchitis off and on.  The symptoms

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CDC Recommendations

Following new recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, Governor Mike Parson released the following statement regarding mass gatherings or large community events in Missouri: “As we are all aware, concerns over COVID-19 continue to grow across the state and the nation. In accordance with CDC recommendations, my administration and

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SOBOCO Closure

The Board of Education has made the decision to close school to students beginning Thursday, March 19. At this time, Southern Boone Schools plan to resume classes Monday, April 13.  In order to meet DESE’s educational requirements during this extended break, students will be expected to complete work assigned by teachers.  This work may be

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Ranken Dress code policy & SoBoCo

By Carson Blake Usually cultural perception determines what is deemed appropriate attire and appearance for the workplace, schools, and in general society, but not at Ranken Technical College.   Ethnic and racial backgrounds, self-identify and gender identity are huge contributors to an individual’s appearance and presentation to the outside world.   The SoBoCo school district

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Economic Partnership Events in SoBoCo

By Ernie Wren The mission of the Southern Boone Economic Development Council (SBEDC) “is to unite individuals, businesses, educational partners, civic organizations and government leaders in collaborative efforts to improve the quality of life for area residents by encouraging a stronger economic base in the greater Southern Boone area.”.  To that end, the SBEDC will

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