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Heritage Society Board

Heritage Society Board The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society elected mid-Missourian, Patrick Lee to their Board of Directories at their annual meeting in Charlottesville, Virg. on June 18, 2016. The first of five purposes of the Society is “To further the honor and integrity of Thomas Jefferson, and to promote his vision and ideas and their

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Alex Humpf Memorial Scholarship Garage Sale

Alex Humpf Memorial Scholarship Garage Sale Saturday, August 6, 2016  8 a.m. to ? One hundred percent of the proceeds go to help fund Alex’s scholarship at SoBoCo High School. Items:  Antiques, furniture, linens, housewares, coins, collectibles, quality clothes, everything… This is a major downsizing.  Please come Saturday, August 6, 2016 to:  3001 Jennie Lake

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Parry to face Lennon in November: Tuesday election results

Parry to face Lennon in November: Tuesday election results by Bruce Wallace It will be an election of stark contrasts in the November’s race for Boone County Commission Southern District. While Fred Parry will represent the Republican Party and Brianna Lennon will represent the Democrats, the commission seat has more to do with fixing roads,

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Sewer Project Moving Rapidly

Sewer Project Moving Rapidly by Bruce Wallace Work on the City of Ashland and Hummingbird Properties forced main sewer project is moving so quickly, the ceremonial dirt-turning event could not keep up. “We scheduled this earlier, had to change the date, but the work has moved forward – quickly,” said Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer before

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District ready for new early childhood program

District ready for new early childhood program by Lexi Larson Southern Boone County School District will have a new Early Childhood Special Education (ECSC) program starting with the new school year. It will focus on three to five year olds and will help young children develop skills before they start kindergarten. SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee

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A New Name for the Road Back to School

A New Name for the Road Back to School by Bruce Wallace When school starts on Aug. 17, students at SoBoCo Middle School and SoBoCo High School will travel a new street to arrive at their classrooms. Eagle Avenue was to be unveiled this morning in front of the Middle School as the new street

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Primary Election on Tuesday

Tuesday’s Primary Election will give Missouri voters the choice of a number of candidates – but only on one party ticket or the other. Voting will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. at assigned polling spots in Southern Boone – Rock Bridge Elementary, the Ashland Senior Center or the Ashland Optimist Club. Voters

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McDonald’s opens new location

The McDonald’s Restaurant on Broadway in Ashland reopened its doors Thursday morning  after undergoing a complete rebuild this summer to improve the customer experience. The renovations includes a number of features. • The new restaurant no longer shares space with the gas station/convenience store and is a standalone location with its own restrooms. • The

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School Board Honors Law Enforcement

by Bruce Wallace Law enforcement officers Lyn Woolford, Trevor Fowler and Tom Reddin thought they were coming to a SoBoCo school board meeting to discuss security and safety of students during the upcoming school year. However, school board members and Superintendent Chris Felmlee didn’t want to talk school safety – at least, not Monday night.

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City approves new duplex development

by Lexi Larson The Ashland Board of Alderman voted last Tuesday night, July 19, to allow the rezoning of CL Richardson’s property on Liberty Lane from commercial to residential. Scott Schooler said he wants to buy Richardson’s land so his company, Schooler Construction, can build six duplexes on the property. Residents of the Middleton subdivision

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