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HB #604 will require background checks for school volunteers

Last Wednesday State Auditor Nicole Galloway praised a change to Missouri law that she said will help protect children at their schools. House Bill 604, now headed to the Governor’s desk, requires school districts to ensure that volunteers undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway urged legislators to add the

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Eagles Football, Boone Electric Co-Op and more head to Hartsburg

The Southern Boone Eagles Football team and Employees from Boone Electric Cooperative, as well as the SoBoCo Fire Protection District and local residents are in the village of Hartsburg to support sandbagging efforts. They will assist in filling sandbags and providing equipment support to load and move the sandbags to locations in need. The employees are

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Farmers, residents prep for flood water

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 Ashland’s Chief Woolford asking if I would be

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More speed bumps a definite possibility

The residents of Palomino Ridge have been voicing concerns about speeding in the subdivision. Julie Squire, a resident that lives on Mustang, requested at the May 21 Board of Alderman meeting for more police surveillance and speed bumps. “People fly around the curves like it’s NASCAR,” said Julie Squire. Also suggested is a crosswalk from

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Medical Marijuana Guidelines

Purchasing medical marijuana is not expected until January 2020, however the official application for medical identification card is July 4, 2019. On November 6, 2018 Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 to permit state – licensed physicians to recommend medical marijuana for patients with serious illnesses and medical conditions. The Missouri State Department of Health and

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Bringing safe sidewalks to our streets, children

Lead Photo: Southern Boone High School held this year’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19. The Class of 2019 had 130 students walk across the stage and is one of the larger classes of the last few years. If kindergarten expectations are anything to bank on, SoBoCo’s graduating classes will soon far exceed today’s number

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The future of tomorrow

“The first generation of all 2000’s born kids. The first to change the new adult world,” said 2019 Senior Class President Savana Johnson. Southern Boone County High School graduated 130 seniors at commencement Sunday, May 19. “As a class, we are use to setting good examples for each other, setting examples for the younger kids,

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Bradford named first male VFW President

In 2015, the VFW Auxiliary organization opened its membership to men. Bryan Bradford of Ashland is the first male President of the Boone County VFW 280 Auxiliary. The 105-year-old establishment of the VFW Auxiliary is designed to serve veterans of foreign wars and their families through volunteerism and fundraising. A member must be related to

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Multiple Roadways Closed Due to Flooding Across Mid-Missouri

With several rounds of rain expected to hit the middle of the state over the next several days, and the expected major crest along the Missouri River, the Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to be on guard for flooded roads. Several highways across the area already have water over the driving surface and

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