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Boone County Participates in National Collaboratives for Infants and Toddlers Gathering

Thu, 30 May 2019

Boone County Participates in National Collaboratives for Infants and Toddlers Gathering

Summary

Boone County, as a National Collaboratives for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT) community, was well-represented at a recent NCIT gathering in Salt Lake County, Utah. The All Community Convening event, held April 23-24, 2019, focused on giving NCIT communities the opportunity to share ideas, best practices and successes in prenatal-to-three development through the Pritzker Children’s Initiative (PCI) and NCIT. Kelly Wallis, Director of Boone County Community Services, served as a panelist during the discussion, "Financing Strategies and Solutions." Crystal Kroner, Executive Director of the Cradle to Career Alliance, served as a panelist during the discussion, "Making the Connection: Linking PN-3 Issues to the Broader Community Agenda with Dr. Joan Lombardi."

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Boone County Celebrates Successes as Part of Stepping Up Month of Action 2019

Fri, 24 May 2019

Boone County Celebrates Successes as Part of Stepping Up Month of Action 2019

Summary

Four years ago, in May 2015, the Boone County Commission joined the National Association of Counties’ "Stepping Up Initiative," making Boone County the first in Missouri and one of the first in the nation to join this national initiative. The goals of the initiative are to maintain public safety while diverting when possible those individuals with mental health issues from entering the criminal justice system, and to lower recidivism rates of those already in the system. While much remains to be done, much has been accomplished through a collaborative approach to community-wide issues.

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Boone County Recorder of Deeds Offering Storm/Flood Relief Copies of Land Deeds

Thu, 23 May 2019

Summary

The Recorder of Deeds is aware that some in Boone County are suffering from the impact of storms and flooding. The Recorder of Deeds office is offering a free certified copy of land deeds, if needed to prove ownership to insurance companies or relief agencies, as a result of storm or flood damage. Please contact our office or stop by to request a copy, and mention that it is for storm/flood relief.

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Review of the Shooting Death of Cameron Caruthers Completed

Tue, 14 May 2019

Summary

Dan Knight, the Boone County Prosecutor, has completed his review of the shooting death of Cameron Caruthers. He has sent a letter to Chief Geoff Jones of the Columbia Police Department, which is below.

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Live Well by Faith Earns National Association of Counties 2019 Achievement Award

Tue, 07 May 2019

Live Well by Faith Earns National Association of Counties 2019 Achievement Award

Summary

Live Well by Faith, a program of the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services (PHHS), been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). This award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

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Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Host Community Listening Session in Centralia

Tue, 07 May 2019

Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Host Community Listening Session in Centralia

Summary

Boone County will celebrate its Bicentennial in 2020 and work is already underway to create a memorable experience for all citizens of Boone County. The Boone County Bicentennial Committee is asking for community input to help make one of these experiences inclusive of all aspects and all communities of Boone County. The Centralia community input session will be held in the Centralia City Hall Community Room, 114 S. Rollins Street in Centralia on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:00PM.

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Residential Property Reassessment 2019

Mon, 06 May 2019

Summary

Boone County mailed 43,639 change of assessment notices on Wednesday, May 1st. About 3,500 of these changes were the result of new construction, partial valuations, alterations, additions, parcel splits or combinations. The remainder of changes resulted from a 2019 equalization effort focused on the residential subclass of properties. The average increase was 8% in most neighborhoods. The 2019 equalization effort is based upon our analysis of the housing market as required by Missouri law.

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Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Host Additional Community Listening Session in Columbia

Fri, 03 May 2019

Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Host Additional Community Listening Session in Columbia

Summary

Boone County will celebrate its Bicentennial in 2020 and work is already underway to create a memorable experience for all citizens of Boone County. The Boone County Bicentennial Committee is asking for community input to help make one of these experiences inclusive of all aspects and all communities of Boone County. In an effort to reach as many Columbia citizens as possible, the Boone County Bicentennial Committee will host a second community listening session in Columbia. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 5:30PM-6:30PM at the Activity & Recreation Center (ARC), Meeting Room C, 1701 W Ash Street in Columbia. Bicentennial Committee member and Boone County Commissioner, Janet Thompson, will help to facilitate the meeting.

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Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Tue, 23 Apr 2019

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

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 26 & 27, 2019. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Recent Unintended Weather Alerts

Fri, 19 Apr 2019

Summary

Boone County Office of Emergency Management apologizes for any inconvenience and concern caused by the unintentional activation of severe weather alerts from outside of Boone County.

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Boone County Clerk's Office to Offer Public Demonstration of Potential Voting Equipment

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

Summary

The Boone County Clerk’s Office is in the process of replacing the county’s voting equipment, which was purchased in 2006. In March, the office put out a request for proposals, which included an invitation for voting equipment vendors to participate in a public demonstration so that voters have an opportunity to view and experience the equipment.

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