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DISTRICT PLAY STARTS TONIGHT

The SoBoCo Eagles boys and girls basketball teams begin district play this week in Linn. The Eagles girls, at 11-10 on the season, take on Fatima tonight at 7 p.m. California and Blair Oaks are the No. 1 and 2 seeds in the tournament. The Eagles boys, 21-2 on the season, are the No. 3

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With winter weather forecast, limit travel through Friday night

The Missouri Department of Transportation advises motorists to limit travel beginning Friday and throughout the weekend as a series of winter storms will impact roads across the state. “For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask everyone to avoid unnecessary travel once the storm begins,” said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer

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SoBoCo test scores still amongst top in area, state

While standardized test scores at Southern Boone Schools did not improve on every test from the previous year, the overall assessment from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education put the Eagles at the head of the class of Missouri students. On the 2018 state Annual Performance Report, the SoBoCo results showed the district raised

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Ashland Ward Two Alderman race is repeat of Sapp vs Klippel

In the City of Ashland races, Alderwomen Leslie Martin in Ward 1 and Alderman Jesse Bronson in Ward 2 are both unopposed and seeking another term in office. In Ward 3, incumbent Jeff Sapp will face Fred Klippel for election. Jeff Sapp, age 47, is finishing his first term as Alderman for Ward 3. “I

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Learning Garden receives grant

The Southern Boone Learning Garden (SBLG) was awarded a $1,000 grant from the 2018 Community Foundation of Central Missouri to support the purchase of a hand washing station in the primary/elementary school garden. The Southern Boone Learning Garden provides multiple programs for students of the Southern Boone County School District: School-day garden classes, elementary garden

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Girl Scout cookies are back

Local Girl Scouts are ready to sell Girl Scout Cookies and the cookies are here. Ashland Girl Scouts will be selling cookies every weekend starting February 15 until March 23 at Moser’s Grocery – Friday’s from 5 to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday all day. Proceeds go towards local Girl Scouts projects and activities.

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Fire district looks for additional funding to protect growing Southern Boone

LEAD PHOTO: The Southern Boone Fire Protection District awarded Kaitlyn Harnett, Emily Beck, Joe Pointer and Sam Bretthorst each with a certificate of recognition for emergency medical response ‘Clinical Saves’ at the annual banquet for SBFPD Volunteers held last week at the Optimist Club.   LEAD STORY: Fire district looks for additional funding to protect growing

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Three SoBoCo school board candidates on April ballot

Two incumbents and one newcomer are on the ballot for the Southern Boone School Board election in April. Voters will select two candidates from: Barrett Glascock Southern Boone County School Board Incumbent Barrett Glascock, age 72, is finishing his twelfth year on the School Board and running for reelection. “I feel like I can still

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Free tax preparation help available at Mizzou

Changes to federal and state taxes could cause confusion for students and Missouri families. The University of Missouri will open Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites to assist Missourians with their tax return preparation today through April 15. “Taxes can be complicated for many families, and given the number of changes now facing taxpayers, this

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