Phillips calls it quits after successful run

by Bruce Wallace Thirteen years ago, in Tony Phillips’ first season as the Eagles head baseball coach, SoBoCo lost to Westran in the Class 2 district tournament. The only thing that is the same is that Westran is still playing Class 2 baseball. SoBoCo, now competing with Class 4 powers like Helias and Bolivar, has

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Nature’s Perfection

by Bruce Wallace For hours this past weekend, my wife – with her trusty composite-wood, custom paddle – and I were the only two people left on earth. The Current River can make you feel that way. Without another canoe, kayak, drunk-on-a-floatation-device, or other amphibious vessel within sight, we paddled silently with only the birds

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It has been a year

by Travis Naughton Just over a year ago, our family took in two young children who were in need of a safe and loving home. For legal reasons, I cannot tell you about the circumstances that lead them to us, but I can tell you that we, as their relatives, saw an opportunity to give

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Jimmie F. Hudson

Jimmie F. Hudson of Ashland, passed away May 31, 2016 at the University Hospital & Clinics, he was 80 years old. Jim was born January 6, 1936 in Forsyth, Missouri, the son of Frank Omer and Hildred J. Kincaid Hudson. He married Nell Hagee on April 2, 1954 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia and she survives

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Donald Gene Forrest

Donald Gene Forrest, born April 11, 1946, of Ashland, passed away on May 8th, 2016. He is survived by his wife Mabel and his daughter Valerie Bloch, of Ashland. Memorial services will be held at New Salem Baptist Church Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3 p.m. Visitation will be from 2 – 3 p.m. In

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Archilee William Sapp

Archilee William Sapp, born January 5, 1923, of Ashland passed away on May 22, 2016. A memorial service will be held at Goshen Primitive Baptist Church in Wilton, Missouri on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. The memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. with graveside service immediately following.

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Lovonia Ann Reeder

Lovonia Ann Reeder passed away May 20, 2016 at her home, she was 79 years old. Lovonia was born March 30, 1937 in Ashland, the daughter of Floyd and Juanita Nichols Nichols. She married Joe Reeder on April 3, 1954 in Ashland and he survives. Lovonia worked for MFA Insurance for several years as a

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Asparagus: low in calories, high in nutrients and flavor

Nothing says spring like fresh asparagus. The flowering perennial is an interesting and low-calorie, high-nutrient spring vegetable, says University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist Susan Mills-Gray. Asparagus is a good source of folic acid and vitamins C and B-6. Nutrients in asparagus have been found to lower the risk of heart disease, dementia and neural

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Ashland Man Sentenced in Federal Court

The United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri announced that an Ashland man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Jeremy Michael Traxler, 35, was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. Traxler was sentenced as a career offender. On April

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