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New Southern Boone School COVID-19 Policy

Thursday, January 20th, 2022: • For positive cases only, 5-day isolation with return on 6th day • test is not required to return to school • Day 0 – symptom onset or date of test with a positive result • Day 1-5 isolation • Day 6 return, end of isolation, after 5 full days if

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APD Moves Into New Facility

By: Travis Naughton The Ashland Police Department has moved into its new headquarters, in the space previously occupied by the YMCA and MU Healthcare, at 101 West Broadway in Ashland. Sgt. Andrew Worrall, public information officer for the department, said, “The new space offers improvements across the board, which is a treat for the officers

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren Life can throw us curve balls at times, and in those times, we just do our best to roll with it and look to the good that is always there. This past week I lost my father, Ernest R. Wren Jr., to Covid-19. It was sudden, it was quick, and it continues

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FFA members begin the process of curing a ham

Each year Ashland FFA members, their families, and a few Ashland FFA Alumni gather in the agriculture building to begin the process of curing a ham. Participants select fresh hams as well as cures when they attend. See more in this weeks Boone County Journal

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Task Force Releases Final Report of Recommendations

Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force Releases Final Report of Recommendations Governor Mike Parson announced today that the Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force has released its final report of recommendations to support small businesses across the state. In the report, the Task Force summarizes its findings and provides potential solutions related to workforce, supply

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Boone Health Opening Dedicated COVID Testing Site

On Monday, January 17, Boone Health will open a dedicated COVID testing site located in the Nifong Convienient Care clinic at 900 W. Nifong. This Convenient Care location is temporarily closed. The testing site will be open seven days a week from 11 AM to 6 PM. The Nifong testing site will not require a

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Health Care Worker Vaccine Mandate

Nursing Home Industry Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Worker Vaccine Mandate The American Health Care Association (AHCA), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court

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Covid Creates Critical Teacher Shortage

By: Travis Naughton All four buildings within the Southern Boone County School District were closed last Thursday and Friday due to staffing shortages created by a surge in Covid-19 cases among educators in the area. A severe shortage of substitute teachers is further exacerbating the problem, making it difficult to keep schools open. District superintendent

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren It was a quiet week as a winter chill set in around town. Century Tattoo might appear that it has closed its doors, but rest assured, the store is only going through a major indoor remodel and will be reopening in February. It is the same for King Theodore Records. It’s great

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FFA Members kick off the new year

Provided By: Rebekah Hammett To kickoff a new year, and another FFA season, Ashland FFA took twenty-six of their first-year FFA members to attend Greenhand Motivational Conference hosted at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. As they joined other first-year members from all across the area, their day encompassed

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