Stories

Save the Date for the Annual BCFR Holiday Party

November 6, 2014

Join us for the annual Boone County Family Resources Holiday Party sponsored by the Friends of Boone County Family Resources. Come to the Cosmopolitan Community Center, 1715 Burlington St., on Thursday, December 4 from 5:30-8 p.m. for dinner, dancing and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and the Elves. The Friends of Boone County [...]

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The Future’s So Bright

October 4, 2014

Isaac is a charming, polite, talkative senior in high school who is excited about his future. He is looking forward with much anticipation to his upcoming 18th birthday and to finding a job in the community. After a rocky adjustment to life in high school a couple of years ago, Isaac has since recognized and [...]

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Howard Helps Build a Future for Others

October 4, 2014

Howard is man of few words, but when he and his support team were reviewing his individual plan and goals, Howard said he wanted to “work with wood.” Christi Brown, a Community Skills Specialist with Boone County Family Resources, during part of an assessment, got him to open up about what he really likes to [...]

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Dale – Wonderland Camper for Life

October 4, 2014

Even though autumn has officially arrived and the dreams of summer are fading, Dale from Team 16 was eager to share his experiences at Wonderland Camp from this year. “I’ve been going to camp ever since I was a kid,” he says. “I love camp.” Wonderland Camp is located in Rocky Mount, Missouri at the [...]

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You’re Invited for a Super Time

September 10, 2014

The Elks Lodge #594 invites you and your family to the Boone County Family Resources annual picnic and fun run on Thursday, September 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the Leech Pavilion at Bethel Park. In the event of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, October 2 at the same time and place. This year, [...]

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Direct Support Professionals Week Recognizes Unsung Heroes

September 5, 2014

The week of September 7-13, 2014, has been declared State and National Direct Support Professionals Week in an effort to recognize and express appreciation for the work of community providers who provide supports to our friends, family and neighbors with intellectual, developmental, physical, and other disabilities. To celebrate the kick-off of this week of recognition, [...]

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Meet William, Future Computer Wiz

September 4, 2014

When William grows up, he says he wants to work on computers, maybe even be a programmer for video games. This spunky 10-year-old’s favorite thing in school is working in the computer lab, but he said he’s going to work on practicing reading and spelling this year, too. Right now, he enjoys reading Star Wars [...]

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The Landscape Crew Celebrates 5 Years of Operation

September 4, 2014

The Landscape Crew, a program of Life & Work Connections, is a vocational training program for people with developmental disabilities. It is designed to teach participants the skills they will need to find and retain jobs in the community. The crew works primarily during the summer on grounds-keeping projects for the Boone County Family Resources [...]

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Busy Barb – One Active Lady

September 4, 2014

If you looked up “active” in the dictionary, you’d probably see a photo of Barb. A participant in the Boone County Family Resources Supported Living program for 24 years, Barb is friendly, outgoing and prefers to stay busy out in the community. “I like to go, go, go!” says Barb enthusiastically. “When I’m not working, [...]

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Max, King of the Wild Things

August 4, 2014

“’And now,” cried Max, ‘let the wild rumpus start!’” So begins the adventures of Max, the main character in Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. The Max in our profile was named after the very same wolf-suit wearing “wild thing” because his mom, Maureen says “he IS a wild thing! He’s [...]

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