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Boone County Bicentennial Committee Releases First Bicentennial Celebration Video

Fri, 18 Sep 2020

Boone County Bicentennial Committee Releases First Bicentennial Celebration Video

Summary

The Boone County Bicentennial Committee is happy to announce that the celebration of Boone County’s Bicentennial has gone virtual! A series of videos celebrating the rich history of Boone County’s 200 years has been created by Bussen Productions and will be released throughout the rest of the Bicentennial Year.

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Boone County CARES Act Funding Portal Now Open for Applications

Tue, 08 Sep 2020

Summary

The Boone County CARES Act Funding Opportunity website is now available at http://cares.boonemo.org. The site offers information about the CARES Act, links to resources, instructions on how to apply for CARES Act funding, a contact form to request more information, and access to apply for CARES Act funding. The County of Boone has implemented a portal-based application system to streamline applications. The portal is now live and the Boone County Commission is accepting applications for CARES Act funding distributions starting today, Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The online portal will allow the Commission to review all applications for funding and allocate the money so as to meet the greatest needs in a manner that is both transparent and accountable.

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Boone County Adults Gain Access to Free Therapy

Tue, 21 Jul 2020

Summary

Boone County residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now access mental health supports through the University of Missouri Psychological Services Clinic. Adults can receive up to five teletherapy sessions at no cost thanks to funding provided through the Boone County Community Health/Medical Fund.

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CoMoHelps Seeks Additional Donations in Wake of Pandemic

Thu, 16 Jul 2020

Summary

CoMoHelps is a joint effort of Boone County, City of Columbia, Community Foundation of Central Missouri, Heart of Missouri United Way, and Veterans United Foundation. CoMoHelps serves as our community’s official donations management resource in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, this network of funders has allocated $1,066,974.30 for COVID-19 relief. CoMoHelps is seeking additional donations to support local nonprofits since the group has received over $2.5 million in funding requests to meet rising needs in the wake of the pandemic.

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Boone County Essential Workers Eligible for Mental Health Supports

Fri, 10 Jul 2020

Summary

Essential workers in Boone County, MO are now eligible for no-cost mental health services through HeartSpace Clinic, funded through the Boone County Community Health & Medical Fund. Boone County residents who are teachers, childcare providers, caseworkers, social workers, counselors, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who are in the healing field and dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to participate.

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Residents Reminded When to Call 9-1-1

Thu, 02 Jul 2020

Residents Reminded When to Call 9-1-1

Summary

Boone County Joint Communications is prepared for a spike in calls on the Fourth of July holiday. Residents are reminded to call 9-1-1 for emergencies only and to call the non-emergency numbers 3-1-1 or 573-442-6131 for other situations requiring law enforcement attention, such as noise caused by fireworks or fireworks being discharged in prohibited areas.

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Boone County Celebrates Juneteenth

Thu, 18 Jun 2020

Summary

Since 1865, June 19 has been celebrated as Juneteenth, a national commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The celebration, originating in Galveston, Texas, marks the date the Union soldiers landed and shared the news that enslaved people were now free.

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Recorder of Deeds Operations Plan: May 27, 2020 Corona Virus Update

Wed, 27 May 2020

Summary

As Boone County slowly removes some restrictions related to social distancing, the Recorder of Deeds’ Office is making several changes to our office procedure effective June 15, 2020.

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Boone County Families with Young Children to Receive Diapers, Supplies

Mon, 18 May 2020

Summary

Boone County families struggling to meet their basic needs during the COVID-19 Pandemic are now able to access diapers, wipes, and other supplies through First Chance for Children (FC4C). With support from the Boone County Children’s Services Board (BCCSB), FC4C, an early childhood education nonprofit in Columbia, MO, is now able to expand the reach of their Baby Bags program.

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Recorder of Deeds Operations Plan: May 4, 2020 Corona Virus Update

Mon, 04 May 2020

Summary

Pursuant to Boone County Health Department Order No. 2020-05C, the Recorder of Deeds’ Office is making several changes to our office procedure.

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Boone County Commission Appoints Bill Florea as New Director of Resource Management

Thu, 23 Apr 2020

Summary

The Boone County Commission is pleased to announce Bill Florea has been chosen as Director of the Resource Management Department, effective Monday, May 4, 2020. Bill will begin his new role following the retirement of long-time Director Stan Shawver.

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