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Dave’s Donation Drive drop-off on Saturday

For anyone looking for a good way to make the holiday season brighter for dozens of Mid-Missouri families, the opportunity will be at the Primary School this Saturday. Local attorney Dave Bandre is conducting his first “Dave’s Donation Drive” – which has taken off via his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Bandre says he was motivated

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YMCA warms up for Run Run Rudolph

The Southern Boone YMCA is giving area runners the opportunity to put on an extra layer of running gear to participate in their first Run Run Rudolph 5K run. The race begins at the YMCA at 9 a.m. with packet pickup beginning at 8 a.m. Race fee is $30 and entrants can sign up online,

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Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

The Salvation Army is looking for bell ringers again this year. The effort is organized by Optimist Club members, however, you don’t have to be an Optimist member to be a volunteer bell ringer. Ringing will be at Moser’s Grocery, according to organizer Bern Bonderer. “You can ring for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Please

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Parry Optimistic about Ashland Growth

After winning the Nov. 8 election to represent the Southern District on the Boone County Commission, Fred Parry has spent time working to learn even more about his new job. Parry takes office on January 1. He sat down to take questions about growth in and around Ashland as a part of a two-part interview:

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Southern Boone actors take the stage in Elf, Jr., the Musical

Theater Preview by Tammy Miller Five members of the Southern Boone community will be performing this weekend as part of the cast of Elf for TRYPS Children’s Institute at Stephens College. Shows will take place Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 at The Warehouse Theater on Stephens College campus. Based on the cherished New

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Hometown Holiday Events This Weekend

There will be plenty of fun and holiday magic this weekend – and you won’t have to drive out of town to enjoy the fun. “This weekend is a good way to kick off the holiday season in Southern Boone and a good reminder to shop local,” said Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce President Wade

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Winter Walking School Bus

On Friday, December 9th the Walking School Bus program will be having a one-day winter walk. No registration is necessary. Just show up by 7:25 a.m. at the Ashland Baptist Church parking lot. Supervision will be available beginning at 7 a.m. The SoBoCo Walking School Bus program has been popular organized effort to provide Primary

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Wren looks for right balance for Ashland ownership/rentals

New Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission chairman Ernie Wren says that he anticipates more and more growth in town….and issues that come with that growth. Wren, 54, was nominated and approved by fellow board members at the November P&Z meeting. “I have been a longtime resident and seen the tremendous growth in our community,” Wren

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Basketball is Back

Basketball is back and the Eagles cracked open the 2016-17 season in a big way on Tuesday night by winning four games at the SoBoCo gym over Harrisburg. Both boys and girls JV teams got easy wins, the Eagles varsity girls had little more than a workout in a 64-point win over the Bulldogs and

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YMCA signs contract for property purchase on west Liberty Lane

The Southern Boone YMCA announced on Friday that it has placed under contract 15 acres on the northwest side of Liberty Lane at Main Street which is owned by the Lenger family. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The Southern Boone YMCA will remain a branch of the Jefferson City YMCA, said branch

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