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School Board Retreat focus on facilities

The Southern Boone School Board will participate in its annual all-day retreat on Friday with a number of topics on the agenda which could ultimately change the landscape of the school district. The board will meet at the Missouri School Board Association facility in Columbia from 9 a.m. Until 3:30 p.m. It is an open

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New Boone County Emergency center dedicated

Boone County’s new Emergency Management facility was dedicated this past Sunday – on 9/11 – in a salute to first responders. The new 27,000 square-foot space will combine the county’s emergency management and joint communications department. The facility is paid for by a three-eighths cent sales tax approved by voters in April 2013 along with

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City to accept Flag donations

The City of Ashland will accept donations in order to purchase another flag on the avenue of flags on north Henry Clay. The flag will be raised in honor of former alderman and civic leader Carl Long, who died earlier this month. Long served in the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart for his

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No injuries in SoBoCo school bus collision

A Southern Boone Schools bus was rear-ended by another vehicle this morning as the bus driver was picking up students on Route M west of Ashland. There were no injuries in the three-vehicle crash that happened just after 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning. The SoBoCo bus was stopped at the moment of the collision as

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Eagles Stay Unbeaten

The Southern Boone Eagles scored the first time they had the ball and never gave the Hallsville Indians a chance to make a comeback. There were no delays, no storms and no momentum changes. This game was all Eagles. SoBoCo got two rushing TDs and two passing scores from Spencer Taggart to roll up a

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New Look for Old Sanctuary

Ashland Baptist Church’s Padovan uses unique design to create new children’s area. When Michaelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, he didn’t have to worry about fire codes or “Exit” signs. While Ashland Baptist Church Children’s Director Andrew Padovan insists he is not doing anything close to a masterpiece, he is creating a new, fun, colorful alternative

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Health Department warns of E.coli outbreak

The Boone County Department of Public Health has confirmed four cases of E. coli – as well as two other probable cases in Boone County preschool and school-aged children. The department of health would not identify where or what part of the county those cases were located. Public Health officials said they are reviewing lab

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Koster gets NRA endorsement

The National Rifle Association is backing Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster the Missouri governor’s race. The NRA’s political action committee announced on Tuesday that it endorsed Koster over his GOP opponent Eric Greitens. Greitens is a former Navy SEAL officer and former Democrat. Koster, however, is a former Republican. Greitens utilized advertisements in his Republican

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Optimists, city officials remember Carl Long

Southern Boone friends, Ashland Optimist Club members and city officials remembered Carl Long last week as a dedicated volunteer who gave much of his time to a number of efforts in the Ashland community. Long, 82, died on Friday, Sept. 2 at Boone Hospital. Long had been diagnosed with cancer this past summer. Long served

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