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Ernie’s Edibles

By:  Ernie Wren Expanding out to Boone County, I will be visiting “unique” restaurants that are within Boone County and easily visited on a weekend drive. Not everyone is aware of Café’ Poland located at 821 Locust Street in Columbia, MO. My wife Danna and I shared a “Polish Plate (for two)” which included stuffed

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Literary Links: All Work, No Play

By Stellan Harris, Public Services Librarian There’s nothing better for a relaxed gathering of friends than kicking back and enjoying a game, whether it be with cards, a board or any other kind. In recent history, the ways that we play games have changed in significant and fascinating ways. While some classic games are still

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Ashland City Park Controversy and Achievements

By: Ernie Wren A recent social media post by city resident Ron Wilcox appears addresses a previously reported situation with Mr. Wilcox and City Park Board, in which he made a couple of statements including, “The trees I cut down were just dead. Proper pruning would certainly be cost prohibitive with so much needed. Over

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Mike Roux’s Outdoor Journal

By: Mike Roux In a never-ending endeavor to bring our readers the very best in newspaper content, The Boone County Journal is proud to announce a new outdoor column to our regular offerings.  We are very fortunate to have obtained the talents of award-winning outdoor writer Mike Roux.  Mike lives in Columbia and will be

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Around Town

By:  Ernie Wren There seems to be a lot of musical chairs going on around downtown with local businesses. First, USA Mortgage – Team Ashland will continue to offer mortgage services even with the owner putting the building up for sale. According to Carrie Mertensmeyer, office manager, “While celebrating our grand opening in West Plains

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East Missouri Optimist District Governor

Ernie Wren of the Ashland Optimist Club is pinned as the next East Missouri Optimist (EMO) District Governor by outgoing Governor Lauren Dell. Ernie has been a member of the Ashland Optimist Club for 26 years and has served in numerous positions including Club President and Lt. Governor. With 42 Optimist clubs located in Central,

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Ashland Garden Club Yard of the Month

The yard of Lynne White, 15492 Revolutionary, is the yard of the month. The border of the drive and front porch consist of varieties of coleus and many other annuals and perennials. The back yard features a beautiful stone retaining wall that Lynne has filled with varieties of flower’s that have provided beautiful blooms all

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The Missouri Quilt Museum in Hamilton

The Princess Diana Cherrywood Challenge Rose Collection is currently on display at the Missouri Quilt Museum in Hamilton. Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics of Brainerd, Minnesota, sponsors an annual  quilter’s challenge. Entrants into the challenge receive an identical kit, each containing the same amount of fabric and the same colors of fabric. The challenge is for

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Broadway Overpass Over Route 63 Will Be Closed Tuesday

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews are scheduled to close the Boone County Route M/Y (Broadway) bridge over U.S. Route 63 next week to make pavement improvements.For the safety of travelers and workers on the road, the repairs on the east side of the bridge will require travel to be closed from the eastside roundabout

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Back-to-School: Organizations to Consider

By:  Ernie Wren With the start of school just around the corner, I have been putting together some articles for the Journal, starting with the new football season and coach. This week we are going to look at some organizations that parents and patrons of the Southern Boone school district may want to consider joining

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