Richard Rabbit’s Visits Ashland

Richard Rabbit visits Ashland Missouri. It was a full day for Richard Rabbit and southern Boone County. Ashland Richard Rabbit traveled most all neighborhoods to entertain the children of the community. Thousands of eggs were handed out to the Ashland Area children with an assortment of toys candy and other prizes.

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Chili & Nacho Fundraising Success

Last week, there were two successful fundraisers that had business owners, community leaders, and local citizens uniting to support two excellent causes.  The first, Helping Hands, is a local charity that provides clothing, food and household items to families in need.  Their most visible program is “Operation Warmth” which provides free coats at several locations

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Gene Bennett

Gene Bennett, 82, of Columbia passed away March 15, 2021. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday, March 19, 2021 followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 pm, both at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia, MO. Burial will follow at Goshen Cemetery. Gene was born in Boone County, MO on September

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Missouri farm income saw large increase in 2020 despite pandemic

Large government payments helped 2020 Missouri net farm income match or exceed the 2014 record of $3.4 billion, according to Abigail Meffert, senior research associate with the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI). Missouri’s outlook falls in line with the U.S. Agricultural Market Outlook, a summary of 10-year baseline projections presented

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Love & Medication

By: Travis Naughton When I was a stay-at-home parent, I took great pride in keeping a tidy house. I simply couldn’t stand the clutter associated with having kids. In the event that we would entertain guests in our home, my goal was to keep the common areas so completely devoid of toys and other toddler-related

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Imagining Our World in a Different Light

By Cathy Salter While thinning my library of books and magazines, I recently came upon a November 2008 issue of National Geographic. Like a nocturnal creature of habit momentarily mesmerized by unexpected light, I was instantly drawn into a luminous grid of lights radiating from the cover. In the photograph by Jim Richardson, streets electrified

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Southern Boone snags Odessa Tournament trophy

By: Frank Finley The Eagles baseball team rolled into western Missouri and came home with first place in the Odessa Tournament last week beating three of the four teams they faced. Solid hitting with only five errors over four games earned SoBoCo the title. Facing the host team in their first game Eagles Senior Ethan

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order

Executive Order 21-07 Extending State of Emergency in Missouri State of Emergency to Assist Continued COVID-19 Recovery Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 21-07 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through August 31, 2021, to help accelerate COVID-19 recovery.  “For over a year now, we have worked nonstop to take a balanced approach, fight

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Missouri weekly medical cannabis sales top $2M

With patient enrollment approaching six figures and more retail outlets and production facilities opening by the day, weekly medical marijuana sales in Missouri have now topped the $2 million mark.  The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports cumulative medical cannabis sales of $22.2 million statewide through Friday, March 19.  That’s a $2.4 million

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Parks and Sullivan discuss addressing Lakeside Ashland project concerns

By Sofi Zeman Residents in the rural neighborhood off of Log Providence recently issued a letter of concern to  the Ashland Planning and Zoning Committee, the Boone County Commission, Ashland City Council and the Southern Boone Fire Department regarding the pending Lakeside Ashland development.  The project is spearheaded by developer Nic Parks, owner of a

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