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5 Ways to Cut $50 From Your Monthly Budget

In need of some extra cash? Examining your day-to-day spending may be all you need to free up some money to pay down debt or boost your emergency fund. “Most of us don’t realize just how many small purchases we are making monthly, and how quickly those small purchases add up,” said Michael Sullivan, a

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Welcoming Century Tattoo

2019 was a year of new beginnings for multiple businesses here in Ashland. On the list of businesses freshly introduced to the area is Century Tattoo, which opened just before the end of the year.  The shop was founded and is run by tattooists Cody Finley and Lars Van Zandt, who specialize in performing intricately

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NFPA encourages prompt removal of Christmas trees

If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January. With this potential fire hazard in mind, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) strongly encourages everyone to remove Christmas trees from their homes promptly

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Trash is still tough

If you are wondering what holiday gifts your neighbors received, don’t bother asking, just visit the over flowing recycling bins behind Ashland City Hall where boxes and an assortment of other materials continue to rise. Recycling is a never ending Ashland debate that the alderman attempted to contain in 2018, claiming to move the recycling

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“OH, WHAT A YEAR”: Top stories from 2019

• Farmers, residents prep for flood waters May: Severe weather and storm damage has impacted the Southern Boone County area and Jefferson City.  An EF-3 tornado hit Jefferson City on Wednesday, May 22 after 11 p.m. causing widespread damage to the city, including downtown.  “I got a text in the middle of the night from

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Recycling Christmas trees improves fish and wildlife habitats

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites Missourians to drop off their cut Christmas trees to be used for habitat improvement around central Missouri. MDC will accept trees at the Central Regional Office any time of day through the end of January. To donate your tree, please remove all decorations, and bring the tree to

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Teacher pay increase plan

Under a new plan proposed by the state Board of Education, Missouri teachers would see their base pay increase from $25,000 to $32,000. Bruce Moe, executive director of the Missouri State Teachers Association, says the educators he represents, especially those working in rural districts, welcome the proposed changes. “If the full proposal was implemented, it

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Make Smart Choices This New Year’s!

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration. A traffic crash or jail cell would be an unfortunate way to begin 2020.  During last year’s 102-hour New Year’s holiday counting period, 11 people died and 447 people were injured in 1,301

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Holiday travel not required

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to travel for the holidays. As a mother of two small children, an almost three year-old and a four month-old, everyone wants to see the boys for Christmas. The joy of a young child’s face on Christmas morning is one of the beautiful moments that everyone wants to

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