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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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Ernie’s (Healthy) Edibles

By: Ernie Wren Andy’s Nutrition offers a variety of protein shakes that can be used for meal replacement or in-between meals filler. For this week’s healthy meal, I ordered the “Dragon’s Breath” which had a slightly sweet peach flavor that soothed my thirst. With 100 calories, 9 carbs, and 17 grams of protein, this treat

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren “Do you know when the Optimist bingo games will start up?” This is a question I often receive, and here is the update I received this past weekend: “We are planning to restart Bingo on Sept. 23rd, but we are still looking for additional help in the kitchen, as well as in

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New Women’s Event

The Cattlemen Days Rodeo will be adding an exciting new event to its lineup this weekend. Women’s breakaway roping is comparable to men’s tie-down roping, except the cowgirls are not required to dismount and tie the calf. In breakaway roping, the cowgirl has a flag tied close to the end of her rope and a

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New Football Season / New Coach

By:  Ernie Wren Mark Ross has been recently hired as the new head coach for the Southern Boone Eagles football program. He takes over for former coach Trent Tracy who was promoted to Activities Director. Coach Ross most recently coached for the Marceline, MO football program over the past four years.  During his time at

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Around Town

By:  Ernie Wren I have developed a philosophy of  “If it’s a good book to read, it’ll be made into a movie, and I’ll catch it then.” Currently most of my reading is done online as I am somewhat of a news junkie. However, I was recently drawn to a social media promo of the

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