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SoBoCoSchools: Notice to Bidders

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Southern Boone County R1 School District Maintenance Building Roof Replacement Ashland, Missouri The Southern Boone School District is requesting bids to replace the Maintenance Building roof. Bids must be sealed and received before 2:00pm, Thursday, September 5, 2018. Bidders may contact Brandon Huck, Director of Facilities, at (573) 657-2147 or email: bhuck@ashland.k12.mo.us

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Walking School Bus Starts Sept. 4

The Fall 2018 Walking School Bus routes are getting ready to roll. The WSB program starts on Tuesday, September 4 and ends Friday, October 12. Kids can join WSB at any time throughout the program. The program promotes good health, a cleaner environment, and reduced traffic around school and a ready-to-learn attitude for the school

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Cybersecurity a priority at schools, city

LEAD PHOTO: Bill Lloyd, president of Connections Bank served as head chef last Friday during the bank’s Customer Appreciation Day.  Cybersecurity a priority at schools, city Local governments often make common mistakes that put electronic data at risk of hacking and theft, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says. Last week, the Auditor released a summary of

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Community health forum on Thursday

The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department invites Boone County residents to attend one of the following community forums scheduled to determine the health priorities for Boone County. Each community forum will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates. Residents are invited to drop in anytime within those two

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Recycle Meetings

The City of Ashland has repeatedly discussed how to handle its recycling challenge, with overflowing bins providing more work and cost to the city. City Administrator Lyn Woolford has scheduled time for town hall gatherings in order to discuss local recycling options. The first meeting is Saturday, Sept 8 at 9 am. The second meeting

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YMCA seeks FEMA storm shelter grant

LEAD PHOTO: Bicycle riders from Ashland Folks on Spokes take a lunch break recently at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing in Columbia. The group of bike riders gets together each week on Thursdays or Fridays to ride parts of the Katy Trail or, in this case, the MKT Trail. To learn more, contact Rich Ward,

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Prop A easily defeated

Missourians defeated Proposition A by a 2-1 margin in Tuesday’s primary election. In Boone County, the ballot box was more active than usual, with just over 37,000 of the county’s 100,000 registered voters going to the polls. The higher-than-expected number of voters brought about some problems for the Boone County Clerk’s office. Complaints about polling

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County Road Work

Boone County, through contractor Innovative Roadway, will begin onyx surface seal treatment on county roads beginning August 13. The work includes 56 different road projects and estimated time will take 30-days to complete. Southern Boone roads included in the project include: Old Hwy 63 South to Ashland city limits; Dee Woods Road, entire length; Palis

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