Sturgeon is uniquely well-located for easy access to other desirable services. Within a 25-mile radius are large shopping centers, hundreds of medical professionals and six general hospitals in Columbia, Moberly and Mexico; the University of Missouri and its broad array of undergraduate and graduate schools, museums and other educational and cultural facilities; four 4-year colleges; a junior college; two television stations; a dozen radio stations and hundreds of dining and lodging facilities.

Professional sports, amusement parks and other metropolitan features are less than three hours away in Kansas City and St. Louis. Lake resorts, camping, boating and fishing facilities are even nearer at Lake of the Ozarks and Mark Twain Lake.

Right down the street are basic stores and services: super market, medical clinic, modern bank, post office, hardware-farm supply store, lumber yard, auto services, coin laundry, convenience store, self-storage facilities, beauty parlors, Residential Care Facility, funeral homes, flea market, realty services, a firm that reconditions and sells post office lock boxes, and artists who grow, paint and market decorative gourds.

A modern, expanding, AA-rated elementary-secondary school system with a new building for more classrooms currently under construction.

An attractive park, youth center and recreation center.

Freedom to worship in their choice of several churches.

Active organizations, including the Sturgeon Chamber of Commerce, Sturgeon Fair Board, DMA (Don't Mention Age) Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H and Little League.

Efficient municipal services - police department, city water, sewers and paved streets, solid-waste collection (service by outside contractor, billing by City of Sturgeon).

Utility services provided by Ameren UE Corporation (Electricity and Natural Gas), CenturyLink (Telephone), Cable TV also is available.

Fire protection by trained, professional volunteers of Boone County Fire protection Distict, which responds to fire, rescue and medical emergencies. Local fire station (built in 1992 houses rescue squad, engine, tanker and natural cover vehicle. Dial 911 for fire, police or medical emergency 1-800-552-7583 for electrical or natural gas emergencies.

Library service (books by mail) provided by Daniel Boone Regional Library.

Thirty-two apartments available in two senior-citizen housing complexes.

Our 800-plus neighbors who call the town of Sturgeon home enjoy the good neighborliness, the easy pace, the peace and quiet of small-town life, the sweep of green lawns, and the lung-filling joy of clean air.