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Gov. Greitens indicted

Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday afternoon by a St. Louis grand jury on a felony charge of invasion of privacy. The charge stems from a 2015 affair and allegations that he threatened to release a nude photograph of the woman, taken while she was blindfolded and her hands were bound, if she ever spoke

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Register NOW for Project Graduation fundraiser

The Project Graduation Black Light Fundraiser will include a spaghetti dinner and trivia night on Saturday, March 3 at the Optimist Club. The dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. – tickets are $7.50 per person – and trivia will start at 730 p.m. Trivia tickets are $30 per person or $225 for a table

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Becoming heart healthy

MU Health Care Patient Embodies Heart Month Theme: Small Changes, Big Impact Ronnie Moore of Ashland, Missouri, says he never dreamed he would need serious heart surgery at 46 years old, one that would force him to reevaluate and make changes to ensure he was living a healthier lifestyle. Given this month is American Heart

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Attempting a repeat

For a year that was thought to be a re-building year, the Southern Boone Eagles boys basketball team has certainly re-built quickly. After the Eagles lost to Hallsville in the Tri-County Conference Tournament, they won the California Tournament, the Southern Boone Classic and defeated rival Hallsville twice more. This week, the Eagles will defend their

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Learning Garden schedules work day

The Southern Boone Learning Garden has scheduled its annual spring work day for Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. un til noon. Organizers are looking for some adult help preparing the garden for spring planting and more. “Spring is coming and the student have helped with some garden preparation, but now we welcome all families

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Eagles Hall of Fame in works

Several Southern Boone Eagles alumni are gearing up to start an Eagles Hall of Fame in order to recognize outstanding Eagles athletes of the past. Spokespersons Kim Ponder and Bryce Arnold said last week the concept is to honor athletes who have contributed on the field and in the community as well. The Hall of

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Sales tax on upward trend, just in time for city budgeting

The City of Ashland has seen an up and down year for collecting taxes – mostly down. But Monday morning City Administrator Lyn Woolford was pleasantly surprised to discover the February tax collection report, for January sales taxes paid to the state, showed the City of Ashland nearly doubled the amount collected for the same

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Skelton: “State is broke; Jefferson City dysfunctional”

The 2018 fall elections are nine months away, but State Representative District 50 candidate Michela Skelton says it is easy to see the problems at the state capitol. Noting that “the State of Missouri is broke,” and “Jefferson City is currently dysfunctional,” Skelton railed on Republicans and their policies during a rally on Thursday evening

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