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Prescription Drug Take Back

Tue, 23 Oct 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 October 26 & 27, 2018. This event coincides with the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Boone County Commission to Honor Senator Caleb Rowden

Fri, 12 Oct 2018

Boone County Commission to Honor Senator Caleb Rowden

Summary

The Boone County Commission, on behalf of the County Commissioners Association of Missouri (CCAM), will honor Senator Caleb Rowden during the Commission Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:30AM in the Boone County Commission Chambers. Senator Rowden is one of six Missouri legislators to be honored by CCAM for their commitment to improving county government operations. The Commission will also present a proclamation in Senator Rowden's honor.

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Boone County Joint Communications and MACC Celebrate Ribbon Cutting

Thu, 11 Oct 2018

Boone County Joint Communications and MACC Celebrate Ribbon Cutting

Summary

Boone County Joint Communications (BCJC) and Moberly Area Community College (MACC) will celebrate their partnership in offering the Emergency Telecommunicator course with a ribbon cutting on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:00AM. The ceremony will take place at MACC - Columbia Higher Education Center in the Parkade Center, 601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 153. This suite is located in the basement of the Parkade Center and may most easily be accessed by using the north Parkade Center entrance, which is west of the MACC main entrance.

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama Recognizes Boone County Voters

Tue, 02 Oct 2018

Summary

Former first lady Michelle Obama recognized the dedication and success of the voters of Boone County during a voter registration rally in Las Vegas, Nev. on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Mrs. Obama spoke about the Boone County Children's Services Sales Tax, applauding the conviction of those who saw the need for the tax, the dedication supporters exhibited in getting the tax on the ballot, and the power of Boone County voters who supported the tax initiative. Mrs. Obama presented Boone County as an example of the positive change that can happen in a community when citizens use their votes as their voice.

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Boone County Circuit Clerk Christy Blakemore Receives the Honorable Clifford H. Ahrens Award

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

Summary

Boone County Circuit Clerk Christy Blakemore was presented with the Honorable Clifford H. Ahrens Excellence in Technical Achievements Award on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the Missouri Bar/Judicial Conference 2018 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Mo. The Missouri Court Automation Committee (MCA) presents this award annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to court automation.

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Inclusive Excellence Celebration to be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018

Mon, 20 Aug 2018

Inclusive Excellence Celebration to be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018

Summary

The Matters of Social Justice Committee of Boone County is hosting the Inclusive Excellence Celebration on Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Downtown Columbia. The Celebration will begin at 7:30AM at Peace Park with sign making and free t-shirts. At 9:00AM, participants will travel from Peace Park to the Boone County Courthouse Plaza in the March Toward an Inclusive Community. From 9:30AM until 12:00PM, participants can enjoy music, kid and family activities, register for prizes and listen to guest speaker, Dr. Damon Williams.

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Missouri Marriage Age Requirements Changing in August

Fri, 17 Aug 2018

Missouri Marriage Age Requirements Changing in August

Summary

Governor Mike Parson recently signed legislation to modify age requirements for marriage licenses in Missouri that will take effect on August 28.

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Boone County Community Services Department Releases 2017 Annual Report

Wed, 15 Aug 2018

Boone County Community Services Department Releases 2017 Annual Report

Summary

The Boone County Community Services Department, along with the Boone County Children's Services Board, will present the Community Services Department's 2017 Annual Report to the Boone County Commissioners and community on Friday, August 17, 2018. This presentation will include information on the power of prevention and early childhood education, as well as impact statements from key stakeholders and beneficiaries.

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Route Z Road Closure

Tue, 31 Jul 2018

Route Z Road Closure

Summary

Monday, August 6th MoDOT Route Z will close to thru traffic between Outer Road 70 and Karen Avenue for approximately 30 days.

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Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson Appointed as NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee Leadership

Wed, 25 Jul 2018

Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson Appointed as NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee Leadership

Summary

Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety (JPS) Steering Committee as the Chair of the Juvenile Subcommittee. Incoming NACo President Greg Cox announced the JPS leadership appointments for the 2018-2019 term on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Janet has served on the JPS Steering Committee for three years.

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Boone County Named Top Ten by Center for Digital Government

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Boone County Named Top Ten by Center for Digital Government

Summary

For the ninth year in a row, Boone County earned recognition for successful outcomes through strategic use of information and communications technology. On Wednesday, 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 fourth 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 13 of the past 14 years.

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