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Randy’s Auto celebrates ten years

Last Saturday, Randy’s Auto Repair celebrated 10 years of service to the Southern Boone area. “We opened our shop to fulfill a dream,” said owner Randy Newport. Local customers have made the ten years a reality and the Newports put together a customer appreciation celebration complete with door prizes, a fish fry and had several

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MU Health Care data security incident

On July 27, 2019, MU Health Care completed the process of identifying patients with information potentially affected by the incident. That information may have included names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, health insurance information, and limited treatment and/or clinical information, such as diagnostic and/or medication information and, for a small number of individuals, a

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What we could learn from municipalities when it comes to pot

In 2018, Missourians overwhelmingly voted to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. This is an important step for the state and will more than likely result in better treatment for many of our friends and neighbors who need to relieve pain, manage nausea and weight loss, and treat glaucoma, among other things. Next

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FEMA disaster unemployment deadline

Missouri residents who lost jobs or whose work was interrupted during this year’s flooding can apply for up to 26 weeks of Disaster Unemployment Assistance from the state. The deadline is August 9. The Missouri Department of Labor will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from residents in 20 counties affected by the April 29-July

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Angel Lane Closed

As of 3:00 pm today at George Campbell’s Lake, both lanes are closed due to culvert structural damage. The roads are impassable. This is an emergency situation and will be repaired promptly. Angel Lane could be closed for up to two weeks. Detours routes include: Hardwick Lane or Airport Road and Route H.

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School officials consider student nicotine testing

In growing concern for the health of Southern Boone County students, school officials are seriously considering adding the chemical nicotine to random drug testing. Finding a thin line between school and parent intervention. In separately interviewed groups of Southern Boone County High School students, all gave identical responses, that of the total high school student

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Tax-free weekend

Missouri’s 2019 Tax-Free Weekend runs through Friday, August 2 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 pm. During this time, you’ll save the Missouri state sales tax of 4.225% — which is perfect timing for back-to-school shopping. The following will be free of sales tax during tax-free weekend: • Clothing priced at $100

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Campaign match Buddy Pack

From Aug. 2-9, every dollar donated to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri’s Buddy Pack program will be doubled by Missouri Employers Mutual as part of the MEM Buddy Pack Match. Donations can be made at buddypackshelp.com. Running shortly before school begins, the campaign will raise funds to pay for packages of food

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Senator Hawley’s Bipartisan Bill to prevent officer suicide signed into law

Last Thursday evening the White House announced that President Trump signed Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) bipartisan Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis Act into law. Sen. Hawley’s legislation restores grant funding for law enforcement support services and allows grant recipients to use funds to establish suicide-prevention programs and mental health services for law enforcement officers.

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Boone Hospital Center No. 1 again

For the fifth year in a row, Boone Hospital Center was ranked the #1 hospital in mid-Missouri by U.S. News & World Report. It also ranked #5 in the state of Missouri. U.S. News ranks hospitals based on 12 specialties utilizing a mathematical model combining reputation, mortality rate, patient safety and care-related factors such as

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