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Celebrate Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day anyway you can but don’t miss the opportunity to honor mom. The opportunities pass us by. While mom is alive is the time to do something for her. Too often someone dies and we want to make sure we attend their funeral and buy flowers. We talk about missed opportunities. While your

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Frazier’s Golden Day

Lila Frazier capped a stellar music career at SoBoCo by winning individual gold medals in both piano and voice (soprano) at the State Music Festival last week.  Lila’s voice performance featured Allerseelen by Strauss, a soaring German aria about love lost long ago that Lila filled with an emotional angst beyond her years.  Her piano

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Ashland Garden Club-Thank you

(Left) Carol Skinner, long time member of the garden club with one of the clubs most recent member, Suzie Billiard inspecting beautiful variety of flower. Dollar General supported the sale by providing shopping carts for the customers. Thank you, Dollar General. Our hometown FFA brought many beautiful plants which the student grew all winter. Thank

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Missouri FFA Fruit Production Proficiency Award

Tyler Donald Hilgedick of Hartsburg, Missouri, won the Missouri FFA Fruit Production Proficiency Award at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. Hilgedick, a senior at Ashland High School, is the son of Ricky and Donna Hilgedick. He is a member of the Ashland FFA Chapter. His chapter advisors are Rebekah Hammett and Justin Belew. Hilgedick’s supervised

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FFA Poultry Production Entrepreneur

Ashley Sjostrand of Hartsburg, Missouri, won the Missouri FFA Poultry Production Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. Sjostrand, a junior at Southern Boone County High School, is the daughter of Brian and Jeanne Sjostrand. She is a member of the Ashland FFA Chapter. Her FFA advisor is Rebekah Hammett.

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New fiscal year 2023 city budget

By: Carson Blake Before the new City of Ashland Board of Alderman and Mayor could be sworn into office on April 19, 2022, the existing board voted to pass the new fiscal year 2023 city budget. The city budget ends April 30 and begins May 1. The Board of Alderman voted on a 6% adjustment

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The Dandy Lion on Main Cafe Ribbon Cutting

Southern Boone Chanber of Commerce Tracy Banning, Laurie Dipietro, Jesse Wheadon, Becky Edwards. City of Ashland officials include Alderman Nathan Volkart, Rick Lewis, Bryan Bradford, Mayor Dorise Slinker, City Administrator Kyle Michel. The Owner of The Dandy Lion on Main Caitlin Cunningham. Ribbon Cutting ceremony Friday April 22, 2022

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Southern Boone School District Launches New App and Website

The Southern Boone School District is excited to launch a new app for smartphones and a redesigned mobile-friendly website. The new app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, by searching for Southern Boone School District. Along with the release of the new app, the school is also debuting its

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Chamber Days April 21, 2022

Southern Boone Community Leadership Breakfast April 21, 2022 at the Ashland Optimist building. Welcome and introductions Chris Felmlee. This years Southern Boone Economic Development Eagle achievement award went to Tracy Banning for all her hard work and dedication throughout the year, Way to go Tracy. Speakers this year included Rhonda Anderson, Sr. Advisor from Missouri

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The Winter Guard from Southern Boone High School

Congratulations to our seniors, Amanda Felmlee and Weslee Neu on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure! The Winter Guard from Southern Boone High School wrapped up their season in Ozark Missouri on April 4, 2022 at the MCCGA Championships. The team had a successful season in their overall performances and will be

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