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Boone County CERT Coordinates Volunteer Day to Honor the Memory of Emergency Management Director Tom Hurley

Wed, 07 Aug 2019

Summary

Boone County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) has coordinated a volunteer day at the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri on Thursday, August 8, 2019, to honor the memory of Emergency Management Director Tom Hurley, who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the age of 38.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens July 31 in Boone County

Wed, 31 Jul 2019

Summary

A FEMA disaster recovery center will open for three days starting Wednesday, July 31, in Boone County to provide one-on-one assistance to Missourians affected by recent flooding, severe storms and tornadoes.

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Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Host Community Listening Session in Rocheport

Thu, 18 Jul 2019

Boone County Bicentennial Committee to Host Community Listening Session in Rocheport

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 Rocheport community input session will be held in the Rocheport Community Hall, 503 Third Street in Rocheport on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:00PM.

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Boone County Named Top Ten by Center for Digital Government

Thu, 11 Jul 2019

Boone County Named Top Ten by Center for Digital Government

Summary

For the tenth year in a row, Boone County earned recognition for successful outcomes through strategic use of information and communications technology. On Thursday, July 11, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties announced the top ten counties in each of five population categories, including Boone County, which ranked fifth place among counties with a population between 150,000 and 249,999. Boone County has been ranked in the top ten counties of similar population for 14 of the past 15 years.

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Residents Reminded When to Call 9-1-1

Wed, 03 Jul 2019

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 Commissioners Announce Death of Emergency Management Director Tom Hurley

Mon, 01 Jul 2019

Summary

Boone County regretfully announces the unexpected death of Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Director Tom Hurley.

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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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