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Columbia residents share their New Year's resolutions

Monday, December 31, 2012 | 8:04 p.m. CST

Here is what Columbia residents shared about their plans for the new year:

"To become a vegetarian." — Alzandra Marzolf, 19, French major at MU

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“To be a great mother.” — Champoo Jaiboonma, 30, expectant mom

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“To be healthy and happy.” — Lauren Price, 29, saleswoman at Britches Clothing

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“Every day is a resolution.” — Kurt Heine, 25, barista at Lakota Coffee Co.

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"Making my bed for a month." — James Rioux, 8, second-grader at Grant Elementary School

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"My area study is large animals, so I want to spend more time with horses." — Mayumi Marzolf, 19, animal science major at MU

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"To become involved in the community by joining civic groups or volunteer groups." — Catherine Reed, 51, Seattle resident visiting Columbia

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"To read books that don't apply to school, such as science fiction." — Cortney Black, 23, archeology major at MU

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"To be as happy as possible, eliminate anything that could cause stress and focus on positive things." — Whitney Dreier, 29, writer at Columbia College

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"To stop spending so much money and save it; to plan ahead rather than just go to the store."— Michelle Haas, 19, Columbia resident

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"To love Jesus more. I want to invite more people to my church." — Debbie Newby, 41, manager at Finger Lakes State Park

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"I just started 26 [random] acts, and I want to continue it into 2013." — Elly Bethune, 29, owner of Elly's Couture

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"To find adventure." — Julianna Phillips, 27, barista

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"Do more charity work with my cousin, like working at the Food Bank." — Grace Engleking, 14, Columbia resident

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"To not work 70 hours a week." — Maria Hitt, 23, hospice worker

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"Be more aware about the food I eat by cutting out processed food." — Jonny Pez, 30, box office employee at Ragtag Cinema

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"Try to budget better. Being independent from my parents." — Vernice Santos, 29, part-time worker at Good Nature

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"Curse less." — Eva Quattrocchi, 18, Rock Bridge High School student

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"A girlfriend." — Xiao Kang, 22, computer science student at MU

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"To start an individual retirement account and put $1,500 toward my older years." Christian Losciale, 24, young professional and bike polo player

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"Volunteer once a year" — Little Belsher, 21, student at Moberly Area Community College

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"Be more awesome than I was the year before" — Jess Bowman, 30, research specialist at MU Vet School


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