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Homecoming parade Friday

Southern Boone High School’s Homecoming week continues to evolve and get more students involved every year, said high school principal Dale Van Deven. “We have spread out some of the evening events as the schedule this year was very crowded for sports and other activities,” Van Deven said. One new part of homecoming that has

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New YMCA Program Director

Southern Boone High School grad and Air Force veteran Derek Mordica is the new Program Director at the YMCA. Mordica began working at the Southern Boone YMCA last month and has already been an asset to Director Kip Batye. “He has come in and been a great fit,” Batye said, “Derek will work hard and

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Chamber scam passed on members email

Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce President Jason Reynolds told chamber members on Monday that a request had surfaced from the chamber to help “Support Tracy,” a daughter of one of our members. The email, Reynolds emphasized, is “not recognized and we know nothing of this situation and the names listed.” “The Southern Boone Chamber has

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Fifty layoffs at Boone Hospital

While Boone Hospital is working towards a partnership with University of Missouri Health, its current administration announced 50 layoffs on Monday as patient volumes drop and government funding subsides. According to BJC, the Boone Hospital administrator, most of the cuts are managerial or support roles. The hospital will also close its inpatient pediatrics nursing unit.

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McCaskill-Backed Bipartisan Bill

McCaskill-Backed Bipartisan Bill Improves Border Security Technology:  Legislation was introduced by Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona; McCaskill toured U.S.–Mexico border earlier this year. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is backing a bill to strengthen the Department of Homeland Security’s process for purchasing new

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New bridge grant gets green light

When it comes to building bridges – or finding the funding for building a new bridge – patience is paramount. But supporters of the old bridge crossing Cedar Creek on Burnett School Road have secured an $850,000 FLAP grant to build a new crossing. “The efforts of that community will see fruit,” said organizer John

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City sees more building in different areas of Ashland

Ashland’s building boom is not slowing down. At last Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, three different council bills were approved which will give builders the go-ahead to start construction on residential and commercial facilities. The construction includes: • The aldermen approved a the final plat of South Wind, Plat 3 for developer Keith Winscott. •

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SoBoCo grads prefer Mizzou, but other schools catching up

Official Figures Confirm Mizzou’s Retention Rate Second Highest in History. While Missouri State was recently bragging about being the more preferred Missouri four-year school on high school ACT exams, Mizzou still gets to say they have the largest freshman class. They are also the preferred university of Southern Boone High School graduates. According to numbers

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Primary School looking for reading volunteers

Primary School Principal Brandy Clark says she is looking for a few volunteers. “At the Primary School, we are beginning our Reading Mentoring Program again this year,” Clark said. “We are looking for caring individuals who would be willing to give 30 mins, 1 time a week to a child in need of reading support

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