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SoBoCo grows to Learning Garden transition

The SoBoCo School Board, by a 6-1 vote, began the transition to make the Learning Garden an official part of the local school district’s curriculum. The board gave Superintendent Chris Felmlee the go-ahead to post a full-time position opening for a Learning Garden teacher. The Learning Garden has been the recipient of a grant which

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Learning Garden hosts chili cook-off

The Southern Boone Learning Garden will host a Chili and Soup Cook-Off at the Ashland Optimist Building on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Learning Garden supporters will be cooking up a great lunch and asking donors to help “plant seeds for life.” Tickets for the cook-off are $10 per adult, $5 for

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MU Health gets OK for facility sign

Health care office to open on Redtail in August The University of Missouri will be opening a Primary Care facility in Ashland in August on Redtail Drive. The Ashland Board of Adjustments voted to approve a sign for the facility that would encroach on a city easement at their meeting last Tuesday. The request was

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Aldermen vote to put mayor on payroll

The Ashland Board of Aldermen voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to pay Mayor Gene Rhorer a $400 monthly stipend beginning in April for one year. The aldermen discussed the topic for the first time publicly last month and cited the countless hours Rhorer had given to the city – specifically citing work done to secure

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High School on Modified Lock Down on Friday

Southern Boone High School went on a modified lockdown on Friday as the Boone County Sheriff’s Department brought a drug dog to the high school. The canine unit was brought to the high school on a random visit, according to principal Dale Van Deven. “We had very little advance warning,” Van Deven said, “but there

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Historic Classic Wins

It was not a surprise that the Eagles boys and girls basketball teams won their championships in Saturday’s Southern Boone Classic title games. After all, the Eagles were the No. 1 seed in both brackets. However, teenagers can be somewhat unpredictable, and the Classic is known to be a tough tournament – which explains why

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7th Annual Mouse Races

The 65010 Baseball organization will be holding their 7th annual Mouse Races on Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 at the Ashland Optimist Building. Doors open at 6:00, mouse races begin at 7:00. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Beer and light snacks are available, and participants are welcome to bring their own

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EAGLES DOUBLE DOWN IN FINALS

Saturday’s championship round of the annual Southern Boone Classic will be an all Eagles evening as the SoBoCo boys joined the girls team in the championship finals by defeating rivals Hallsville on Thursday evening by a 54-46 score. The Eagles boys will face Fulton in the championship game. The Hornets defeated Boonville 64-56 in the

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MAC GOES WILD

The least surprising thing about Maguire Scheer scoring 52 points in SoBoCo’s 82-40 win over Linn in the first round of the Southern Boone Classic on Tuesday is that Scheer gave all of the credit to his teammates. But Scheer’s 52 points – breaking all sorts of records – was not just a credit to

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Grass fires light up Monday afternoon

The Southern Boone Fire Protection District found itself going in two different directions at the same time on Monday afternoon. Two natural cover fires were called to the fire department just before 5 p.m., one on Nashville Church Road, west of Ashland, and the other on Hawkins Road, east of Ashland off of Route Y.

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