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Boone County and City of Columbia Representatives Attend Health Equity Peer Exchange

Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Boone County and City of Columbia Representatives Attend Health Equity Peer Exchange

Summary

On June 7 and 8, 2018, Kelly Wallis, Director of Boone County Community Services Department, and Scott Clardy, Assistant Director of Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human Services, participated in the National Association of County's first-ever Health Equity Peer Exchange in Jefferson County, KY. The Health Equity Peer Exchange was an opportunity to learn more about the root causes of health inequity and strategies to combat them, exemplified by the award-winning health equity work being implemented in Jefferson County, KY. Though great strides have been made in the study and understanding of health disparities, meaningful gaps in both quality of life and life expectancy persist for many underserved groups in the US, including Boone County, MO. By participating in the Health Equity Peer Exchange, Kelly and Scott were able to share information gleaned through the work of "Live Well Boone County," and bring information back to further the efforts in Boone County to reduce health disparities in our community.

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Boone County Recorder of Deeds Offers Presentations on Land Fraud Protection

Tue, 29 May 2018

Boone County Recorder of Deeds Offers Presentations on Land Fraud Protection

Summary

Nora Dietzel, Boone County Recorder of Deeds, has prepared a 15-minute presentation to inform the County about the free Deed Notification Service. Mrs. Dietzel is offering to give this presentation to civic and professional groups, senior homes, and employee groups, to outline the importance of protection from land fraud. Deed Notification is a proactive way to protect your loved ones from being victimized by scams and land fraud. To schedule a presentation, contact the Recorder of Deeds' office at 573-886-4360 or email at ndietzel@boonecountymo.org.

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Boone County Commission to Recognize Boone County Adopt-A-Road Program and Participants

Thu, 17 May 2018

Boone County Commission to Recognize Boone County Adopt-A-Road Program and Participants

Summary

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Boone County Commission will recognize those citizens dedicated to keeping our County beautiful through their participation in Boone County's Adopt-A-Road program and encourage more citizen participation in this program. In 2017, over 300 large bags of trash and recyclables were collected from the 32 miles of roadway adopted in Boone County. Approximately 200 citizens participate in the Adopt-A-Road program annually. Already in 2018, the Missouri River Relief Road Cleanup crew, comprised of 45 volunteers of all ages, has collected 40 bags of trash and 40 bags of recyclables!

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Boone County Commission to Recognize Stepping Up Day of Action

Mon, 14 May 2018

Boone County Commission to Recognize Stepping Up Day of Action

Summary

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 1:30PM in the Boone County Government Center Commission Chambers, the Boone County Commission will issue a proclamation recognizing Stepping Up Day of Action and three years' worth of commitment by organizations throughout Boone County to this initiative. A reception will be held immediately following the meeting to review the many accomplishments within our community in the past three years and to recommit to Stepping Up in Boone County.

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Prescription Drug Take Back

Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Prescription Drug Take Back

Summary

The Boone County Sheriff's Department, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition and law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, University of Missouri, and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations April 27 & 28, 2018. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Boone County, with Cradle to Career Alliance, One of Eight Counties to Receive Grant Focusing on Kindergarten Readiness

Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Boone County, with Cradle to Career Alliance, One of Eight Counties to Receive Grant Focusing on Kindergarten Readiness

Summary

Boone County, in collaboration with the Cradle to Career Alliance (C2CA), is one of only eight counties selected by the National Association of Counties to receive a $25,000 planning grant focusing on kindergarten readiness through prenatal to age three interventions. Boone County/C2CA was chosen by NACo as a community partner due to its commitment to ensuring children have a strong start in life. The partnership program is funded by the Pritzker Children's Initiative (PCI), a project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation.

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Boone County Senior Buyer, Liz Palazzolo, Receives Buyer of the Year, Small Entity Award

Thu, 12 Apr 2018

Boone County Senior Buyer, Liz Palazzolo, Receives Buyer of the Year, Small Entity Award

Summary

Elizabeth "Liz" Palazzolo, CPPO, CPM., Senior Buyer for Boone County, received the Buyer of the Year, Small Entity award by the Missouri Association of Public Purchasing, Inc. (MAPP), Chapter #3 of NIGP - The Institute for Public Procurement. This award recognizes her outstanding contributions to the public purchasing profession and the MAPP chapter.

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Boone County to Host First Public Safety Hiring Fair

Thu, 05 Apr 2018

Boone County to Host First Public Safety Hiring Fair

Summary

Boone County Human Resources is partnering with five public safety agencies in Boone County to host the first Boone County Public Safety Hiring Fair. The fair will be held on Tuesday, April 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Boone County Sheriff's Department Training Annex building at 2111 County Drive in Columbia. The event is free and open to the public. Families of interested candidates are encouraged to attend.

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Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Hosts Free 5K for National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Wed, 14 Mar 2018

Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Hosts Free 5K for National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Summary

The Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is hosting a 5K walk/run on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00AM in Stephens Lake Park. The purpose of this event is to promote community awareness of crime victims' rights and services during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which runs from April 8, 2018 through April 14, 2018. Participation in the event is free and the first 300 participants will receive a free t-shirt. Participants are asked to pre-register for the event by visiting http://nationalcrimevictimsrightsweek5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=10526 This project is supported by a National Crime Victims' Rights Week Community Awareness Project subgrant awarded by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) under a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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Most Boone County Government Offices and Departments Closing at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, Due to Inclement Weather

Thu, 11 Jan 2018

Most Boone County Government Offices and Departments Closing at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, Due to Inclement Weather

Summary

Due to the potential for inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions, most Boone County Government offices and departments will be closing at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The Commission meeting originally scheduled at 1:30PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, has been canceled. The Boone County Clerk's Office will remain open for candidates wishing to file for the Boone Hospital Board of Trustees and Centralia Special Road District. The Boone County Courthouse, including the Circuit Clerk's Office and Prosecuting Attorney's Office, will also remain open with minimal staffing so as to allow for provision of the most essential of services.

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Boone County Property Taxes Are Due December 31, 2017

Wed, 27 Dec 2017

Boone County Property Taxes Are Due December 31, 2017

Summary

Brian McCollum, Boone County Collector of Revenue, wishes to remind taxpayers that Boone County property taxes are due December 31, 2017. If taxpayers have not received a property tax statement, they should contact the collector’s office immediately.

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