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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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Chickens gaining in popularity

Brandon Glascock has not been raising chickens very long, but he is hoping to get some eggs and have some fun in the process. Glascock is one of many in Southern Boone – in the city limits as well as in the more rural areas – who are raising chickens for fun as well as

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Guitar Lessons at SoBoCo MS

Friday was the first test day at SoBoCo Middle School’s Music Inspirations class.   Guitar and keyboard players nervously showed teacher Justin Nabors what they have learned and practiced. Music Inspirations is now in its fifth year at the Middle School and is a unique class which takes the place of a general music class.

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Eagles Stay Unbeaten

The SoBoCo Eagles used some rugged defense and a big pass play on offense to edge the Eldon Mustangs by a 14-7 score on Friday night in Ashland. The Eagles got a 74-yard TD pass from Spencer Taggart to Zane Safely on their first possession for a 6-0 lead that stood through halftime. However, it

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Internet options for Setters Knoll

Residents in Setters Knoll will soon have the option of additional internet access. Residents have attempted to entice cable companies in recent years, but could not get CenturyTel to provide internet capability. However, according to Setters Knoll resident Sarah Walsh enough residents agreed to sign up for Internet service with Socket and infrastructure is being

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Commission candidates differ on hospital contract

The race for the Boone County Commission’s Southern District seat is slowly warming up, but both candidates didn’t hesitate to answer questions about the negotiations for a new Boone Hospital contract. Democrat Brianna Lennon and Republican Fred Parry agreed that the hospital is one of the county’s biggest assets, however, they disagreed on how the

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