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Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Fri, 15 Oct 2021

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Summary

The Boone County Sheriff's Office, 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 October 22nd and 23rd, 2021. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Boone County Upward Mobility Priorities and Community Data Released

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Summary

Boone County’s Upward Mobility Team is announcing the release of county-wide data and initial priorities set by community members.

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Boone County Auditor June Pitchford Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2022 Election Cycle

Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Summary

After serving the citizens of Boone County as County Auditor for more than 30 years, June Pitchford announced that she will retire at the conclusion of her current term and not seek re-election in the 2022 election cycle. Her current term of office ends December 31, 2022.

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Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson Appointed to National and Statewide Committees

Wed, 08 Sep 2021

Summary

On August 13, 2021, Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson was reappointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety (JPS) Steering Committee as the Vice Chair, and to the NACo Healthy Counties Advisory Board. Janet has served on the JPS Steering Committee for six years and on the Healthy Counties Advisory Board for two years. Within a week of these appointments, the Missouri Association of Counties (MAC) announced Janet’s appointment as Chair to its Policing/Justice/Mental Health Steering Committee.

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Boone County Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2022 Election Cycle

Wed, 01 Sep 2021

Summary

After serving the citizens of Boone County as Presiding Commissioner for nearly 10 years, Dan Atwill has announced he will not seek re-election in the 2022 Election cycle.

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Boone County Commission Accepting Letters of Interest for American Rescue Plan Act Funding

Fri, 13 Aug 2021

Summary

The Boone County Commission, recognizing the ongoing hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is accepting letters from local businesses and organizations expressing interest in the anticipated funding provided by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021.

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Boone County Begins Planning for Upward Mobility with Local Leaders

Wed, 11 Aug 2021

Summary

Through a partnership between Boone County and the Cradle to Career Alliance, residents, community, and organizational leaders convened on August 11, 2021 from 9-11 am at the Atrium to identify and prioritize community needs to boost mobility for those experiencing the most chronic disparities. The group identified priorities by engaging in a data walk, which provides participants with data related to national and local outcomes.

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Boone County Commission Announces Dedication of Boone County Bicentennial Monument

Tue, 03 Aug 2021

Boone County Commission Announces Dedication of Boone County Bicentennial Monument

Summary

The Boone County Commission is pleased to announce the dedication of the Boone County Bicentennial Monument on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 11:30AM in front of the Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut, Columbia. The celebration is open to the public and will include remarks from representatives of the Boone County Commission, University of Missouri, the City of Columbia, and Hawthorn Bank, as well as Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe. It will conclude with a ribbon cutting by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

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Tom S. Hurley Public Safety Service Award

Wed, 21 Jul 2021

Tom S. Hurley Public Safety Service Award

Summary

To honor the memory and legacy of Tom Hurley, the late OEM Director, the Boone County Office of Emergency Management has created a new community service award. This award seeks to recognize an individual, paid or un-paid, agency or organization which embodies the qualities and spirit of Tom S. Hurley, in their championship of, and service to, the community. The recipient of this award goes above and beyond their day-to-day work or duties before, during or after times of disaster to provide a lasting effect, and/or impart significant contributions to fostering preparedness, responding to emergencies, or building community resiliency.

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Residents Reminded When to Call 9-1-1

Fri, 02 Jul 2021

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 Bicentennial Committee to Present "Treasures of Boone County" Mural Piece to City of Ashland

Wed, 30 Jun 2021

Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Present

Summary

The Boone County Bicentennial Committee is pleased to present to the City of Ashland its portion of the “Treasures of Boone County” mural during its Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 7:00PM in Ashland City Hall, 101 W. Broadway.

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