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School Board Vote ‘Untied’ Today

The Southern Boone School Board race will be decided today at 4 p.m. when SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee draws one name out of a hat. Not just any hat – a Southern Boone Eagles ballcap. “What would be more fitting,” Felmlee said with a laugh. There have been more than a few jokes tossed around

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Chamber Days celebrates local business, offers prizes to shoppers

Next week’s Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Days will have special events for everyone. The annual event is an effort to build awareness of Southern Boone merchants, says chamber president Jason Reynolds. “Chamber Days puts the spotlight on Ashland and Hartsburg local businesses,” Reynolds said. “We want to celebrate those businesses and show everyone

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Project Graduation Trivia Night

The annual Project Graduation trivia night will be held April 22 at the Middle School Commons. The event will start with a silent auction at 6 p.m. and trivia teams will begin play at 7 p.m. The donation is $120 per team – $15 per person. Concessions will be available for purchase. “Project Graduation is

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Honor Flight begins ninth flight season

April 18, 2017 begins the ninth flight season for Central Missouri Honor Flight (CMHF) as this all-volunteer group once again flies area veterans to Washington DC to see memorials dedicated to their military service. Honor Flight #45 could quite possibly be one of the greatest days in the lives of those veterans. On board Flight

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Hospital eyes potential partnerships

A potential partnership with the University of Missouri Healthcare is one of five potential management strategies for the future of Boone Hospital. The Boone County Hospital Board of Trustees announced five options for the ongoing operation of Boone Hospital Center. The five proposals include: • A new lease with current partner BJC HealthCare. • A

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School Board tie to be determined next week

A method for determining the final Southern Boone school board seat will not be determined until next week. Both Price Nichols and George Carney had 329 votes in Tuesday’s election, in which seats were won by incumbent Kevin Schupp and board rookie Dawn Sapp. According to SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee, the two candidates indicated they

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Boone Hospital Trustees announce five options for future

A potential partnership with the University of Missouri Healthcare is one of five potential management strategies for the future of Boone Hospital. The Boone County Hospital Board of Trustees announced five options for the ongoing operation of Boone Hospital Center. The five proposals include: • A new lease with current partner BJC HealthCare. • A

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School Board Race in Dead Heat

If you don’t think your vote counts, you should take a look at two races in Southern Boone County in two elections. First there was a tie for the third seat in the Southern Boone school board race. Then, in the Ward 3 Aldermen race, Jeff Sapp nipped incumbent Fred Klippel at the wire by

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School Board approves new faculty jobs

The Southern Boone School Board could have a new member or it could continue with its same board at their April 10 meeting. Regardless, the school board has made a commitment to Superintendent Chris Felmlee’s plan to hire 10.5 teaching positions for the next school year. If you think school board members are concerned about

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Ward joins Hawley’s Human Trafficking task force

Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Monday major new initiatives to combat human trafficking in the state, including first-in-the-nation regulations designed to use Missouri’s consumer protection laws to go after traffickers. Ashland resident and Chairman of the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, Nanette Ward will be a member of the Attorney General’s Task Force. Hawley

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