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Chamber celebrates local business growth

The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce will gather on Thursday and Friday at various events along with the Southern Boone Economic Development leaders to celebrate business growth. According to city officials 17 new business licenses were purchased in the past year and, after a leadership breakfast on Thursday there will be various ribbon cuttings on

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Russell Hargis Benefit: Sunday, April 29th

Russell Hargis Benefit Claysville Store, 5650 Claysville Road, Hartsburg Silent Auction: 12:30 – 3:00 PM Music by: Deep Water Band Cost: Donation – 100% Proceeds to the Family Menu: Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork, Potato Salad, BBQ Baked Beans Russell is suffering from a blood cancer. Come share in an opportunity to show love, care, and

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Housing development gets green light with rezoning

The Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission gave the green light for a new housing development on the east side of Highway 63. The P&Z board voted 5-2 to approve the re-zoning of the 131-acre Peterson tract that is just east of commercial property owned by the Richardson family and will utilize Highway Y as its

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Hall of Fame inducts first class of athletes on Saturday

Young and old. Male and female. All outstanding athletes. They will gather this Saturday at Southern Boone High School. The first class of the Southern Boone Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored this weekend. The Hall of Fame Ceremony will be on Saturday, April 21 at the high school gym. The first class of

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Glascock remains SoBoCo school board president, Condron V-P

The Southern Boone School Board had a few new faces and names at their regular April meeting on Monday. But one face and name stayed in the same position. Barrett Glascock was voted to be the school board president by his fellow board members for the second consecutive year at the meeting. Board member Steve

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Chamber and SBEDC celebrate growth next week

LEAD PHOTO:  Southern Boone Chamber award winners were celebrated in January of this year at the Optimist Club. Above, Jason Reynolds and Tracy Banning of Angell & Company, Margaret Campbell and Bill Lloyd. The annual “Chamber Days” event and the Southern Boone Economic Development Council’s Leaders Breakfast are annual events to celebrate area businesses and

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Walsh, Rowden differ on Greitens report

Ashland State Rep. Sara Walsh called testimony released by the Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight as “very disturbing and graphic allegations regarding Gov. (Eric) Greitens.” However, Walsh still did not call for Greitens to step aside or be impeached. However, Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, who represents Boone and Cooper Counties left no doubt

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SoBoCo school bond, parks tax pass easily

On Wednesday, the day after Tuesday’s city and school election, administrators at the City of Ashland and SoBoCo Schools were busy. City Administrator and Police Chief Lyn Woolford spent a part of his day listing a full time job for a police officer and actually making a job offer to a candidate. “We told the

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Booming already, local real estate looks for a big 2018

Southern Boone realtors are not letting a little cold weather get in the way of them getting a jump on the home selling season. Despite the unseasonal temperatures, local realtors report plenty of activity as “For Sale” signs are popping up in every Ashland neighborhood. “I think it is going to be another great year,”

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Two One Read contenders vie for readers votes at DB Library

The One Read reading panel of community members from Boone and Callaway Counties narrowed the list of more than 140 book suggestions for the 2018 One Read title to two top contenders. Between April 9-April 27, the public can cast their vote for either “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grannor or “News of

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