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SoBoCo Parent Meeting

Join Superintendent Chris Felmlee and Nanete Ward, with the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, to discuss with parents sensitive topics related to teen social media use and predator grooming related to human trafficking. The discussion will take place in the high school library on Tuesday, April 25, beginning at 6:30. Due to the content

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New SoBoCo Wellness directives bashed by parents

A new set of Wellness guidelines that set off a Facebook firestorm this week has been pulled off of the agenda for Monday’s Southern Boone County School Board meeting. SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee said the new Wellness guidelines had been pulled off the agenda earlier in the week as they were not ready for school

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Nichols selected for school board

Southern Boone School Board Treasurer Phyllis Weter reached into an Eagles baseball cap and selected a slip of paper with a name on it. “It’s Price,” Weter said. “I guess that’s history here at Southern Boone,” Nichols said. And with that, the tie from last week’s school board election was over. Price Nichols retains his

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UM System avoids further cuts in House

State Capitol News Showdown looms over prescription drug monitoring program

 — Even as a Senate committee approved a proposed prescription drug monitoring program, a potential showdown on the bill’s fate was playing out behind the scenes. House Bill 90, sponsored by Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, would create an electronic log that monitors prescription drug users through

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School Board Vote ‘Untied’ Today

The Southern Boone School Board race will be decided today at 4 p.m. when SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee draws one name out of a hat. Not just any hat – a Southern Boone Eagles ballcap. “What would be more fitting,” Felmlee said with a laugh. There have been more than a few jokes tossed around

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Chamber Days celebrates local business, offers prizes to shoppers

Next week’s Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Days will have special events for everyone. The annual event is an effort to build awareness of Southern Boone merchants, says chamber president Jason Reynolds. “Chamber Days puts the spotlight on Ashland and Hartsburg local businesses,” Reynolds said. “We want to celebrate those businesses and show everyone

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Project Graduation Trivia Night

The annual Project Graduation trivia night will be held April 22 at the Middle School Commons. The event will start with a silent auction at 6 p.m. and trivia teams will begin play at 7 p.m. The donation is $120 per team – $15 per person. Concessions will be available for purchase. “Project Graduation is

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Honor Flight begins ninth flight season

April 18, 2017 begins the ninth flight season for Central Missouri Honor Flight (CMHF) as this all-volunteer group once again flies area veterans to Washington DC to see memorials dedicated to their military service. Honor Flight #45 could quite possibly be one of the greatest days in the lives of those veterans. On board Flight

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Hospital eyes potential partnerships

A potential partnership with the University of Missouri Healthcare is one of five potential management strategies for the future of Boone Hospital. The Boone County Hospital Board of Trustees announced five options for the ongoing operation of Boone Hospital Center. The five proposals include: • A new lease with current partner BJC HealthCare. • A

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School Board tie to be determined next week

A method for determining the final Southern Boone school board seat will not be determined until next week. Both Price Nichols and George Carney had 329 votes in Tuesday’s election, in which seats were won by incumbent Kevin Schupp and board rookie Dawn Sapp. According to SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee, the two candidates indicated they

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