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Boone ranks 49th in state on social services for children

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Boone County ranks near the bottom on social services for children, according to the annual Kids Count Data Book, which profiles child well-being.Boone County ranked 49th out of 55 counties, only ahead of Wyoming (50th), Mercer (51st), Lincoln (52nd), Summers (53rd), Mingo (54th), and McDowell (55th).The ranking is based on 12 indicators: how many babies born with low birth weights, the infant mortality rate, the child death rate, percent of 4-year-olds in school, subsidized school lunches, the child abuse rate, births to teens, births to unmarried teens, percent of high school dropouts, teen injury rates, children in poverty, and births to mothers without a high school diploma.

 

Happy birthday in Heaven

Happy birthday in Heaven to Pauline and Lorzena Kuhn.Jeff, Debbie and Geoffrey Kuhn, Dianna and Billy Jarrell, Kiri and Zoey Walker attended the releasing of balloons ceremony at the Danville Memorial Park to celebrate pauline and Lorenza Kuhn’s birthdays.Mom and Dad, you are missed so much. We love you and will always celebrate your life as a gift from heaven.

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Prescription take back program set for Saturday, April 26

A prescription drug take back event is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boone County Courthouse and at Racine Park.The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, along with Stop Watch and the REgional Family Resource Network are offering this program to prevent increased pill abuse and theft, according to event organizers.Residents can drop unused, unwanted and expired medications into boxes provi...

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