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Governor extends statewide “Stay Home Missouri” order through May 3

Thursday, Governor Mike Parson extended the statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order through May 3, 2020, and announced the state’s initial framework to help Missouri safely and gradually move into the recovery phase of COVID-19. “We are seeing very early signs in the data leading us to be cautiously optimist that Missouri is beginning to slow

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MDC cancels May kids’ fishing day events at trout parks

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces that kids’ fishing day events at the state’s trout parks have been cancelled this year amid concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). The kids’ fishing day events cancelled include: May 2 at Montauk State Park near Licking and Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon and May 16 at Roaring

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Ashland Government in action

By Ernie Wren Last Thursday, April 16th, Governor Mike Parson extended the statewide “Stay Home Missouri” order through May 3, 2020. Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer stated, “I think while we reopen the economy for many who need to work to eat and survive, we can also continue to be safe and exercise caution. I think

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Local Daycares Help Essential Workers

By:Jessica Rhorer Since many things have come to a grinding halt for most of us, some of us are still out there working through it all. Essential workers all over Ashland and Missouri have come together to keep things moving. Health care workers are strained now more than ever, especially with the sparsity of materials.

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Richard Rabbit hops into Ashland

Local youth await the arrival of Richard Rabbit, also known as mayorial candidate Richard Sullivan, who toured neighborhoods on Saturday and handed out Easter eggs at a safe distance in light of the COVID-19 quarantine. Easter day Richard Rabbit handed out even more to cars of families who drove through the middle school parking lot

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Front Line Workers

Let’s take a moment to thank all the folks still making our daily lives bearable and those on the front lines of the pandemic; the folks that work in Ashland who lay it on the line every day working countless hours to take care of our elderly, our friends and neighbors. With the current situation,

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The true meaning of Easter

By Ernie Wren The history of the celebration of Easter as a holiday is complex, as many historians will attest to. In England in pre-Christian times, pagans held a spring festival which celebrated one of the great northern goddesses, whose symbol was a rabbit or a hare. Her name, “Eostre”, eventually became the Christian word

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Garden Club Lifetime Membership Awards

At the Ashland Garden Club meeting in December four Federated Garden Club Lifetime Membership Awards were presented to members who have served for many years with the Ashland Garden Club. They have been very devoted to the the success of the club and helped the community with keeping the Ashland area looking beautiful for all

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EDA grant opertunity

By Carson Blake The City of Ashland is paving the way in a partnership with the SoBoCo school district to bring commercial growth and Ranken Technical College to Southern Boone County. On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the City of Ashland approved an ordinance to accept a Missouri General Warranty Deed from the Richardson Family limited

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