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“The Turner House” chosen for One Read 2017

The community voted to read “The Turner House” by Angela Flournoy for this year’s One Read event. This novel was a New York Times notable book of the year and won the 2016 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. The community is given the summer to read the book in preparation for related programming, including an

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Distracted driving continues to be problem, according to survey

As we head into a weekend of heavy holiday travel, results of a distracted driving survey point to continued dangerous activity behind the wheel. The survey follows major trends in cellphone use and explores many of the distractions that take eyes, hands, and minds off of driving. “The good news is that when it comes

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Concrete barriers for Highway 63 bridge project placed next week

The contractor on the Route 63 Katy Trail bridge deck replacement project will begin setting temporary concrete barriers on northbound Route 63 next week in preparation for switching traffic head to head on June 5. Northbound Route 63 will be down to one lane while the barricades are placed, and will remain in a single

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Memorial Weekend may include wild weather

There will be plenty of activities around Mid-Missouri this Memorial Day weekend, but if you’re planning outdoor activities, it would be a good idea to keep an eye on the weather – especially on Saturday. ABC-17 Meteorologist Brittany Beggs is forecasting chances of thunderstorms, some including hail, on Saturday afternoon and evening. After a dry,

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Felmlee hopes for more Pre-K funding

Southern Boone pre-kindergarten students learned many things this past school year – such as learning to count to 100. However, due to a lack of state funding, the school district cannot afford to teach that many students. However, a report that says a 2014 law says that when the Missouri Legislature fully funds schools, money

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Eagles Band Marches on Washington, D.C.

School is out for Southern Boone students, however, the SoBoCo Eagles Marching Band will be learning some history, some music and, for a few, they will discover the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. The SoBoCo band – 45 members strong – will leave Thursday night for five-day trip to Washington, D.C. where they will

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Salute to Veterans Airshow

The Salute to Veterans Airshow flies into the Columbia Regional Airport Saturday and Sunday May 27-28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Airshow, now in its 29th year, is free. The USA Black Daggers and Canadian Forces Skyhawks parachute teams will join with the USN Super Hornet and Royal Canadian Air Force Hornet tactical demonstration teams

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Baptist Home gets first approval

The City of Ashland Board of Aldermen gave its first approval to the final plat for the Ashland Baptist home at their regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday. In a brief agenda, the Ashland Baptist Home plans were the key vote of the evening. The Aldermen will be required to give final approval at their June

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Scheduled June Events

Alumni Soccer Tournament The second annual Southern Boone Alumni Soccer Tournament will held June 16 at 6 p.m. at the SoBoCo soccer field. Participants will include former Southern Boone Eagles boys and girls soccer player or any former high school players from other schools. The event is a fund raiser for Eagles soccer teams. Cost

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EAGLES SOCCER TEAM WINS DISTRICT TITLE

SoBoCo hosts Catholic on Saturday The Southern Boone Eagles got a pair of goals from Kate Ponder and tough midfield play that kept Osage threatening in the second half and won the Class 3, District 9 soccer title on Wednesday evening in Ashland. The victory marked the first district title for the girls’ team since

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