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Seat Belt Usage on rise

According to a recent survey, more Missourian’s are making the smart choice to buckle up. With sixty-five percent of Missouri’s traffic crash fatalities involving an unbelted driver or passenger, this increase could result in many lives saved. The 2017 Missouri Seat Belt Usage Survey final report, conducted by the Missouri Safety Center and University of

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Sewer financing reconsidered

Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer says he has spent enough time attempting to please the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and was set to ask the Ashland Board of Aldermen to allow him to seek financing bids from area banks. Rhorer said Monday he expected to receive approval from the aldermen at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

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Homecoming a fundraiser for late Harrisburg coach’s family

The SoBoCo Eagles homecoming game this Friday vs Warsaw will also serve as a fundraiser for the family of late Harrisburg coach Brian Simpson. Members of the Southern Boone athletic department and school district will be manning a table run by members of the baseball and cross country team just inside the ticket gate. According

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Parry calls salute “a Slice of Americana”

Organizers of Monday’s First Responders Appreciation Event were more than pleased with the turnout, they were overwhelmed by the support from local businesses and individuals. “This started as an idea for a pot-luck supper at the firehouse,” said Southern Boone Helping Hands organizer Kellye McCord, “and it just kept growing and we wanted everyone included.”

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Homecoming parade Friday

Southern Boone High School’s Homecoming week continues to evolve and get more students involved every year, said high school principal Dale Van Deven. “We have spread out some of the evening events as the schedule this year was very crowded for sports and other activities,” Van Deven said. One new part of homecoming that has

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New YMCA Program Director

Southern Boone High School grad and Air Force veteran Derek Mordica is the new Program Director at the YMCA. Mordica began working at the Southern Boone YMCA last month and has already been an asset to Director Kip Batye. “He has come in and been a great fit,” Batye said, “Derek will work hard and

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Chamber scam passed on members email

Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce President Jason Reynolds told chamber members on Monday that a request had surfaced from the chamber to help “Support Tracy,” a daughter of one of our members. The email, Reynolds emphasized, is “not recognized and we know nothing of this situation and the names listed.” “The Southern Boone Chamber has

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Fifty layoffs at Boone Hospital

While Boone Hospital is working towards a partnership with University of Missouri Health, its current administration announced 50 layoffs on Monday as patient volumes drop and government funding subsides. According to BJC, the Boone Hospital administrator, most of the cuts are managerial or support roles. The hospital will also close its inpatient pediatrics nursing unit.

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McCaskill-Backed Bipartisan Bill

McCaskill-Backed Bipartisan Bill Improves Border Security Technology:  Legislation was introduced by Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona; McCaskill toured U.S.–Mexico border earlier this year. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is backing a bill to strengthen the Department of Homeland Security’s process for purchasing new

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