Ashland Optimist updates

Next meeting: April 3 at 8:00 a.m.- doughnuts and coffee, in person meeting at the Optimist building. Our club held its first Zoom breakfast meeting on Sat. March 6th with nine in attendance. Barrett told us about the $12,604 check that the City of Ashland provided to the Optimists to help us with the loss

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Special Thanks to Some Special Women

By: Travis Naughton This Friday will be the final day of my final long-term subbing assignment of the 2020-2021 school year. What a year it has been. I would have never survived it had it not been for the support of several dedicated educators at Southern Boone Primary School who have been there to lend

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Prince William’s Response to Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex

By: Imal Wagner Today Prince William took Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex head-on after Meghan’s polarizing interview with Oprah brought the Monarchy’s feelings on race into question. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge responded to the media, “We’re very much not a racist family.” Also answering that” No I

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Optimist check for community pool

Ashland Mayor Richard Sullivan presents Ashland Optimist President Jan Palmer with a check for $12,604.91.  The check was presented by the city to help cover operational costs with the community swimming pool.  The swimming pool was one of the few pools open in Mid-Missouri providing local youth and adults with a safe outdoor activity.  Due

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Open for fitness

The SoBoCo YMCA hit several milestones opening weekend Friday March 5, completing phase one of the YMCA while seeing an increase of attendance and memberships. The YMCA provides programs such as Healthy Hometown Kids for seventh and eighth graders that focus on the health and the wellbeing of middle school students. “By having it here

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Around Town

Today’s Journal has an article regarding the state American Legion oratorical finals held at the Southern Boone High School.  It was amazing to listen to these high school students as they delivered speeches regarding the United States Constitution.  These students exhibited great knowledge, civility, and positive views towards the Constitution and what it stands for. 

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Workforce Development Center, Central Missouri

It is with great excitement that Southern Boone School District, in partnership with the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission, City of Ashland and Ranken Technical College, is in the planning stages of a major capital campaign to build a technical college in Ashland. This workforce development center will serve high school and adult students in Boone,

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Thank you for your service

After 37 years of service Kyle Glenn Lacy has officially retired from the military. The 59-year-old Hartsburg resident grew up in Ashland and graduated from Southern Boone School District.  The Lacy family first moved to the area when Kyle was 12. His father, Donald, served in the Air Force in the 1950s, and later took

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Intersection improvements approved for Route 63 in Ashland

Intersection improvements planned for Route 63 in Ashland between the junctions of Route Y/Route M and Route H, have been approved by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC). During its meeting on Wednesday, the MHTC awarded the project to S & A Equipment & Builders, LLC, which submitted the low bid of $4,418,755.87. The

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American Legion Oratorical Contest

On Sunday, February 28th, the Ashland American Legion Post 152 hosted the state finals Legion Oratorical contest at the high school auditorium.  Christine and Brian Sapp of the local legion were honored in recognition of their hard work in organizing the competition.  Southern Boone School District Superintendent Chris Felmlee and Ashland city council member Stephanie

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