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City Hall looks at financing options

When City Hall sold in early 2019, a proposed new City Hall was to be built east of the Police Department. However, when bids came in over the proposed budget at $1.68 million, the Aldermen rejected all bids.  The Aldermen adopted a resolution to set up a non-for-profit corporation known as Ashland Municipal Center, Inc.,

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A refreshing alternative to the opioid epidemic

CBD, Cannabidiol, is found in various locations in Columbia including the mall, Wal Mart, and as long as fire inspections pass, it will have a business front at 108 W. Broadway in Ashland.  The business license has been applied under CBD Connoisseurs, LLC., by Alexander Aklam.  Any new business in Ashland has to begin by

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Best food comes by Word of Mouth

  Located in the heart of Ashland, Missouri is Word of Mouth Catering, a small business with a big impact. Run by business partners Bridget Canaday and Rachel Pounds, this operation strives to happily fill the stomachs of Central Missouri with fresh, homemade meals.  It all began in 2003, a time where Canady, 50, operated

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DHSS: new system for adult abuse and neglect

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has integrated a new online reporting system for mandated reporters to ensure all concerns of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of the elderly and adults with disabilities are reported quickly. The new Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline online reporting system will allow for secure electronic submission

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SBEDC, SoBo Schools moving to bring in Ranken Tech

“We pushed for everyone to get the four year degree and we’ve lost track of skilled labor. There is a shortage that we want to correct in Central Missouri,” said Dave Westhoff, Southern Boone County Economic Development.  The Southern Boone County School District and local Economic Development have been in discussions with Ranken Technical College

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Skyline Cafe’s Thanksgiving for ‘Welcome Home’

One third of the homeless population in the United States are veterans, making 600 plus homeless veterans in the state of Missouri.  “It’s Thanksgiving and you can’t be more thankful than for the veterans. A lot of people don’t realize how much veterans do for our country,” said Brenda Ravenscraft. Ravenscraft at the Skyline Cafe

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Getting to know the Blue Rooster

Ashland is known for being a smaller city in the State of Missouri. Home to just over 3,000 people, it is largely run with the help of multiple local businesses. Among these small-town companies is the Blue Rooster, an Ashland-made establishment that has been in the area for just over a year. Today, the Rooster

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SBC Soccer clenches yet another Final Four appearance

Well, they’ve done it again: the soccer boys have managed to carve themselves another route into the Final Four, and Coach Miller can add yet another star to his legacy here at Southern Boone.  Last Saturday marked another monumental win for the Southern Boone Boys Soccer program, as they cleaned up handily in their quarterfinals

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Second MO Vaping-Associated Death Reported

A Missouri woman in her mid-50s died this week with her death being associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products. This is the second vaping-related death in Missouri.  Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in discussion with the person’s treating physicians, concluded that vaping was a contributing factor to the female’s

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Soccer heads to Final Four

The Southern Boone Boys Soccer Team won the State Quarterfinals on Saturday.  They will be playing in the Final 4 on Friday against Guadalupe Centers Charter at 4:30 at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in the Class 2 state semifinals. This is the 5th Final Four In 8 years.

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