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Busy Month for Board of Alderman

By: Travis Naughton The Ashland Board of Aldermen discussed the prospect of imposing a use tax on internet sales, the dissolution of the Broadway Beautification Task Force, a revised citywide backyard chicken ordinance, and several other issues at meetings held in the month of October. The Board addressed two issues of particular interest to the

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren Southern Boone County is a community of people that come together when there is a need. There is an “All Vehicle Poker Run” on Saturday, November 6th, in Hartsburg, MO. Jessica Turner, a lifelong resident and daycare provider, suffered a severe stroke resulting from a blood clot. At the time of this

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Local Racing Kayden Clatt

The red hot chili pepper caricature logo by Jim Dyke; high-res image of the car with patriotic background; Crew Chief and Papa, Jerry Clatt and Kayden Clatt at Randolph County Raceway First Annual Weiner Nationals Ryan Brewer Memorial Race in July; Nikki Clatt, Kayden Clatt and Justin Sommerlot at the Randolph County Raceway First Annual

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Local Reading Mentors Needed

Southern Boone Primary School is looking for reading mentors. Faster reading and positive relationships with young readers. Read with a child once a week for 30 minutes. Flexible schedule materials and training provided. Sign up today to make a difference in our community Contact the Primary School 573-657-2148.

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Ashland FFA hosted their annual Fall Roundup

Ashland FFA hosted their annual Fall Roundup on October 21, 2021 at Southern Boone County Primary school. Over 1000 Elementary and Primary school age students learned about multiple different animals such as a mule, turkey, calf, horse, pigs, goats, sheeps, ducks, rabbits and chickens. FFA members also had the opportunity to talk with each student

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Potential School Threat Under Investigation

By Travis Naughton In an email sent on Tuesday, October 12, Southern Boone County School District Superintendent Chris Felmlee and Middle School Principal Justin Griffith informed parents of a potential threat involving the middle school. “Dear Southern Boone Parents and Guardians, The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We would like

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren There is an interesting topic that has been a popular point of discussion on social media and around coffee tables in Ashland.  The city is looking at a proposal to install a new sales tax on goods purchased via the internet.  This proposal is expected to be voted on by the citizens

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Southern Boone Chamber Donkey Races

Winners: Heat 1: Lars Van Zandt and DJ Monghan Heat 2: Ashley and Nicole Sjostrand Heat 3: Bradley Smith and David Heyen Heat 4: Dustin McCleland and Tom Whitener Heat 5: Jarrett Smith and Hailey Hanna Championship heat: Nicole Sjostrand Roughest Ride: Dustin Bennett Bringing up the Rear: Angela Welch

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Boone County Sheriff’s Office

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition and law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, University of Missouri, and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations October 22 and 23, 2021. This event coincides with the National

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Southern Boone County Fire Protection District

Southern Boone County Fire Protection District visiting students today from the primary and elementary schools. The firefighters showed students the different equipment on the fire trucks, talked about fire safety and explained what to do in case of a fire.

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