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Pies for a new record

Southern Boone Primary finished up their Jump Rope for Heart event with a new record total of $11,747! All donations go to the American Heart Association. Olivia James was the top fundraiser with $1,260. Maddie Martin was second with $385. These girls got to “pie the principal”. Because we broke our record Assistant Superintendent Dr

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Blue-Haired Fundraiser

What started out to be a small bet has turned into a solid fund raiser. Southern Boone school bus driver Glenn Sapp bet his friends he would not dye his hair blue. The small bet has turned into a $1,000 fund raiser for St. Jude’s Hospital. If anyone would like to take part and make

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Couple found dead in Nickman duplex

An engaged Ashland couple were found dead of a single gunshot wound overnight according to Boone County Sheriff’s investigators and Ashland Police. The call to joint communications came at 11:58 p.m. after gunfire was heard from the duplex just east of Henry Clay. Sheriff’s deputies and Ashland Police attempted to make contact, then entered the

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City, County Voters to Decide Use Tax

Voters will decide next Tuesday if they want to enact some “Marketplace Fairness.” The same vote will decide whether or not voters choose to tax themselves in order to put some of the sales tax lost to the Internet back into the City of Ashland and Boone County budgets. The Use Tax will add matching

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Eagles shock Monett, play Friday at Fenton

Many Southern Boone soccer fans thought it would be a fine ending to a better-than-imagined soccer season if the Eagles could defeat Father Tolton a second time and win the district championship. When that happened, a few thought it was possible for the Eagles to win the Sectional title over an athletic Oak Grove team.

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Learning Garden Work Day

There will be a Learning Garden Work Day this Saturday, Nov. 4; 8am – 12pm. All are welcome, kids & families included of course. Focus will be on preparing the garden for winter, with tasks including patching hoop house plastic & row covers, removing summer crops, weeding, mulching, painting signs, and more. Participants should bring

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Setters Knoll resident protests construction mess

Ashland Police officer Andrew Worrall found himself facing a Covey Rise residence decorated – but not for Halloween. Covey Rise resident Randy Cox had littered his lawn with construction debris and blocked the street with his Toyota. Homemade signs adorned the mess expressing Cox’s frustration with construction litter and dirt left in his street, including:

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Smell Gas? Leave Fast!

Fall is a great time to schedule tune-ups for furnaces. It’s also the perfect time to review natural gas safety measures, which is why Ameren Missouri reminds customers to take immediate action if they smell natural gas or suspect a leak. “A customer should never smell natural gas in or around their home or business.

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Baptist Home Groundbreaking

The Baptist Home, Central Missouri Campus held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday morning. Celebrating the day were, from left: Ron Mackey, Baptist Home Director of Advancement, Steven Jones, Baptist Home President, Keith & Jeanie McGowan, Baptist Home Capital Campaign Committee, Annetta Kirkpatrick, Baptist Home Chair of Trustees, Steve Long, Founding Administrator of Baptist Home Campus

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City responds to DNR, but still no permit

The City of Ashland Board of Aldermen met for only 13 minutes Monday evening and spent $55,000. The expenditure was an updated contracted with their engineering firm, Allstate Consultants, as required by the Department of Natural Resources. The contract was required as the previous contract was signed in 2011. The purpose of the contract is

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