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Mike Roux’s Outdoor Journal

By: Mike Roux I hope and pray that you all had a very blessed Christmas. Since Nancy and I moved to Columbia about 2-years ago, I have many new friends. When these new hunting buddies find out I moved here from Illinois, most of them ask me the same question; “Where can go there to

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Joyful Kwanzaa!  Holidays of all sorts are wonderful to celebrate.  This last week definitely brought in some challenging arctic weather conditions.  It was great to see so many community members stepping up to help neighbors without heat or helping thaw frozen

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Missouri Ranks 37th in Prosperity

Missouri Ranks 37th in Prosperity Despite Pandemic and Economic Challenges   Majority of states are enjoying pre-pandemic levels of prosperity according to new report by Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream and Legatum Institute    Missouri ranks 37th in overall prosperity according to the American Dream Prosperity Index (ADPI), released by the Milken Center

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Marijuana remains prohibited at UM

Due to federal law, marijuana remains prohibited on all UM System grounds    Dec. 8, 2022, the use of recreational marijuana for those 21 and older will become legal in the state of Missouri under certain conditions following the passage of a constitutional amendment earlier this year. However, possession and use of marijuana remains subject

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Drop off used Christmas trees to MDC this holiday season

Leftover Christmas trees in Central Region will be used as fish habitat.   The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites Missourians to drop off their live Christmas trees to be used for habitat improvement around central Missouri. MDC will accept trees at the Central Regional Office any time of day through the end of January.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Long ago, about 2000 years, when King Herod ruled Judea (now part of Israel), God sent the angel Gabriel to a young woman who lived in the northern town of Nazareth. The girl’s name was Mary and she was engaged to marry Joseph. The angel Gabriel said to Mary: ‘Peace be with you! God has

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Mike Roux’s Outdoor Journal

By: Mike Roux ( Missouri Birds of Prey ) The rural areas of Missouri are called home by hundreds of wild animals and birds.  Every species has its own niche in the food chain.  Some are vegetarians while others depend upon their hunting skills to fill their bellies and the bellies of their hungry young.

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Southern Boone School, Letters to Santa

Ms. Meyer’s Kindergarten Class Dear Santa, Thank you for my toys. This year I would like a Gabby doll house. Do you like the snow? Love, Brylee Dear Santa, Thank you for the clothes. This year I would like a hoverboard. Do you have headphones? Love, Finley Dear Santa, Thank you for the Starbucks cup.

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Ashland FFA Agriculture meeting

On December 15, Ashland FFA held a middle school Agriculture meeting. 20 middle school members and 15 FFA members created 35 Holiday Center pieces. Jessica Ward, owner of In Any Event, provided the supplies and guided the students in making the pieces. The cost of each flower arrangement were sponsored by the Southern Boone community.

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