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Southern Boone County 2021 Prom

A perfect motto for parents as they experience their seniors going through the proverbial “lasts.” Except for maybe this year. For 2021 parents it’s a little harder to swallow. Because this year, so many things just didn’t happen. Friday Night Lights without capacity crowds, football homecoming with a reverse parade and no dance, limited attendance

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Cowboys & Cowgirls are back in town

The Cedar Valley Riders Saddle Club will host the Missouri High School Rodeo Jr. Finals Friday and Saturday May 14, 15, 2021. Hometown Cowgirl Cray Estes will compete in five events. Cray is the daughter of Jeff and Leea Estes and granddaughter of Jerome and Janet Glascock. Cray competes in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat

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MDC encourages people to Be Bear Aware

Bears are looking for food. MDC reminds people that a “fed bear is a dead bear.” With spring underway, Missouri’s growing population of about 800 black bears have left their winter dens with some wandering great distances in search of food, territory, and mates. With bears active and on the move, the Missouri Department of

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City Officials closed on the future Ashland Municipal Center

By: Mayor Richard Sullivan City Officials closed on the future Ashland Municipal Center last Friday. The building at Broadway and Main contains 9,778 s.f. of space. Once the renovations are completed, it will be the home to City Hall and the Ashland Police Department. Plan designs include a board room and a separate community room.

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The Missouri FFA Association

The Missouri FFA Association awarded Ashland FFA Chapter a Gold Emblem, a Top Chapter Award. Ashland was recognized as the premier chapter in strengthening agriculture and placed 5th out of 351 chapters. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year. The Ashland FFA advisors are Justin Belew and Rebekah Hammett.

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FFA members

FFA members, Lauren Hammett and Alex Criswell working together to clean up trash alongside the road See more FFA news in this weeks Boone County Journal

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Southern Boone Fire Protection District New Trucks

The new trucks are for responding to medical emergencies and wild land fires. They are equipped with a medical kit including an automatic external defibrillator , bleeding control supplies, airway management equipment and oxygen. For wild land fires they are equipped with a tank of water with a pump and hose. They are equipped with

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Missouri vaccination to resume use of J&J vaccine

Missouri COVID-19 vaccinators will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. This decision was made following the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that it has studied and confirmed that the pause on its use can be lifted. It was concluded

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren I cannot speak for everyone, but with Ashland not yet having a pasta restaurant, I am always drawn to local spaghetti dinner fundraisers. Coming up on Friday, May 7th, from 11am to 6:30pm, the Southern Boone Senior Center will be hosting a spaghetti drive through or carry out dinner fundraiser that is

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