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Media Contact:
Porcshe Moran
Tel. 573-886-4312
pmoran@boonecountymo.org

Boone County "Week in Review"

For week ending Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010

Columbia, Mo. (February 19, 2010)

THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED...

Board Appointment: On Thursday, Ann M. Gowans was appointed to the Boone County Senior Board.

Commissioner on Civil Leadership Panel: On Thursday, Southern District Commissioner Karen M. Miller participated in the Women in Civic Leadership Lecture at Stephen's College. Miller, a 2006 Stephen's College graduate, spoke about her experiences as a female elected official along with fellow Stephen's alums Speaker Pro Tempore Pam Byrnes of Michigan and Rep. Kathy Hawken of North Dakota.

File Your Personal & Business Property Declarations:The County Assessor's office has recently mailed personal property and business property tax declarations. Personal property is assessed each year. The taxpayer is required to update all information concerning the make, model and year of autos, and purchase price and year of purchase for machinery, office equipment, etc. with the County Assessor at the start of each new year. The deadline to file without penalty is February 28, 2010. §137.080 RSMo

Boone County property owners can now file their 2010 personal and business property tax declarations online at https://www.showmeboone.com/assessor/onlinefiling/.

February is American Heart Month: Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's No. 1 killer. To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim February "American Heart Month." To check your heart risk go to www.heart.org/missouriproject.

COMING UP...

Stormspotter Training: The Columbia/Boone County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) will host a Weather Spotting Training class February 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Police Department Training Facility, 5001 Meyer Industrial Drive, Columbia. The class is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call the Columbia/Boone County Office of Emergency Management at 573-874-7400.

Candidate Filing Opens: Filing for the August 3, 2010 primary will open February 23 at 8 a.m. in the office of Wendy S. Noren, County Clerk, Boone County, in the Boone County Government Center, 801 E. Walnut St. Room 236, Columbia. Filing ends March 30, 2010 at 5 p.m. For more information go to http://www.showmeboone.com/BCContentsFrame2.Asp?DEPT=CLERK&PAGEFN=/clerk/announcement.asp.

County Health and Human Service Needs Revealed: The Boone County Indicators Coalition, comprised of representatives from various public and private organizations, will hold a press conference to provide an overview of key data indicators which help to assess the health and human service needs of Boone County. The conference will include a question and answer session. The event will be Thursday, Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. at Heart of Missouri United Way (1700 East Point Dr., suite 201, Columbia) For more information contact Steve Hollis, Manager of Human Services, at 573-874-7488.

Census 2010 is Near: In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. When you receive yours, just answer the 10 short questions and then mail the form back in the postage-paid envelope provided.

The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years. The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for things like hospitals, job training centers, schools, senior centers, bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects and emergency services. The data collected by the census also helps to determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

For more information go to:http://2010.census.gov/2010census/

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Media Contact:
Porcshe Moran
Tel. 573-886-4312
pmoran@boonecountymo.org

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