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2020 Boone County Property Tax Statements Have Been Mailed

Wed, 18 Nov 2020

2020 Boone County Property Tax Statements Have Been Mailed

Summary

Property tax statements, licenses, and special assessments for the 2020 bill year have been placed in the mail to Boone County taxpayers. Brian McCollum, Boone County Collector of Revenue, recommends that taxpayers should always open and inspect their statements as soon as possible and identify any problems. Taxpayers should contact the collector’s office with any issues so that they may be resolved efficiently and effectively before the December 31 due date.

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Boone, Callaway, and Cole Counties Announce Dedication Ceremony for Bicentennial Monument

Tue, 10 Nov 2020

Summary

A monument commemorating the Bicentennial Celebrations of Boone, Callaway, and Cole Counties and the State of Missouri will be dedicated at the trailhead of the Katy Trail located just north of Jefferson City on Monday, November 16, 2020. The dedication ceremony will begin at 11:00AM.

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Boone County Bicentennial Committee Releases "Treasures of Boone County" Mural Video

Mon, 02 Nov 2020

Boone County Bicentennial Committee Releases

Summary

The Boone County Bicentennial Committee is pleased to share the latest virtual celebration of the history of Boone County - the video "Treasures of Boone County."

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Boone County Bicentennial Committee Releases "Show Me Missouri Women" Video

Thu, 29 Oct 2020

Boone County Bicentennial Committee Releases

Summary

The Boone County Bicentennial Committee is happy to share the latest virtual celebration of the history of Boone County with the video "Show Me Missouri Women."

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Boone County Named Finalist for Urban Institute's Upward Mobility Cohort

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Summary

Boone County has been named a finalist for the opportunity to be a part of the Urban Institute's Upward Mobility Cohort. The Urban Institute, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is looking to partner with a cohort of up to 8 counties to use metrics to inform local strategies to boost economic and social mobility and narrow racial and ethnic equity gaps.

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Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Summary

The next Prescription Drug Take Back event in Boone County is being held October 23rd & 24th, 2020, with multiple collection sites available. We want to remind everyone that sharps/needles should not be brought to the collection sites. Below are recommendations for prescription drug disposal between these take back events, disposal of medications via the City of Columbia's household hazardous waste disposal, methods recommended by the Department of Natural Resources, and proper disposal of sharps/needles.

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Boone County Community Services Department Releases Report on Youth Perspectives of Community Violence

Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Summary

Boone County Community Services Department (BCCSD) is pleased to announce the release of "Voices for Collective Impact: Honoring Youth Perspectives," a report based on research conducted in early 2020 about youth needs and perspectives around community needs. Youth focus groups were originally conducted by BCCSD staff to better plan for the Voices for Collective Impact: Youth Violence Prevention Conference, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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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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