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Goshen Ladies Circle to hold annual bazaar

The Goshen Church Ladies Circle is an organization that was formed in 1975. It is currently composed of four original members of the group, daughters and granddaughters of the founding group and additional ladies in the church. Since its founding, the group has held an annual bazaar to raise church funds and support the needs

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Year four for SoBo Band Classic

The 4th Annual Southern Boone Marching Classic will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019. There will be 27 different bands from around Missouri performing throughout the day. These 1A-4A schools will bring over 1100 Marching Band and Color Guard students to Ashland. The Parade begins at 8:30 a.m., with 20 bands marching from Henry

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Aldermen change financial focus

Moving forward, the Ashland Board of Aldermen attempt to decide the direction of city projects at the October 1 meeting. All bids for the new city hall building were unanimously rejected. “All the bids came in way higher than expectation,” said Alderman Jesse Bronson. The original proposed property for the new city hall building, was

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Ashland’s Fall Festival concludes with great success

The Ashland Fall Festival went off without a hitch all due to the coordination of the parks and recreation board and Chairperson, Tracy Banning. A major crowd pleaser, the Auto Show, pulled in over forty entries many of which were hot rods, older vehicles and motorcycles. Numerous trophies were awarded. The car show and day’s

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Oh, what a year!

On Monday, October 7, Ashland Eye Associates held an open house at its Redtail location to celebrate a year of service to the Southern Boone Community. Dr. Jeff Gamble, and his staff set up a nice spread of food and drinks Monday evening, in addition to providing designer sunglasses for raffle. The Southern Boone Chamber

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Artist’s passion is ‘Plein’ to see

The Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance will host the second Boone Plein Air on October 18-20. What is plein air? It is when artists paint outdoors come rain or shine. Up to 30 artists will paint scenes from southern Boone County. These artists are unique, willing to tackle changing light, nature’s elements and hauling painting equipment and

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Boil Water Advisory

Due to a water main break, Consolidated Water has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory for customers in the Gans Rd area from 8 a.m. today, October 3, until approximately 4 p.m. tomorrow, October 4, 2019. Water service area affected: Gans Rd., Bearfield Rd., Rock Quarry Rd., Happy Hollow Rd., and 52-5-6300 Hwy 163 S.  

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King of Wings event raises funds for local kids

The Ashland King of Wings event last Saturday raised an impressive $10,700 for the Ashland Buddy Pack, an organization that ensures local children on modified lunch plans have their nutritional needs met. As a result, over 2,000 meals will be donated to the children of Ashland. A total of eleven teams came to compete at

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Good causes: Well worth the time and ink

Reporting and writing for the Boone County Journal in recent months has been enjoyable and beneficial. Gene Rohrer, owner of the Boone County Journal, agreed to make donations to two of my favorite civic organizations in lieu of pay, the Southern Boone Learning Garden and Helping Hands of Southern Boone. Today I’m writing about Helping

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Hartsburg preps for next week’s Pumpkin Festival

The countdown to the annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival has officially begun. Each year, Hartsburg holds a long-loved community event, dedicated to the celebration of the pumpkin. This town tradition, which originally began in October 1991, will be returning for its twenty-eighth festival in a matter of weeks. The event will be held October 12-13 and

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