July 30, 2009
From left, Alexander du Plessis, John Testa, Jillian Kramer, Judith Ngai, Mamta Bhatt, Charlotte Buckley, Olivia Berry and Min-Zhui Lee, visit MU in July. The journalism students are from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
The MU Student Recreation Complex, at 300,000 square feet of space, offers plenty of exercise opportunities to students and faculty. It was ranked No. 1 campus recreation facility in America by Sports Illustrated.
The brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Epsilon Delta Chapter stroll during the MU Black Homecoming celebration on Oct. 25, 2008. Omega Psi Phi is one the the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities on campus and have been around for 38 years at MU.
The Student Health Center is within walking distance of campus for students at MU.
Anne Jacobson, an art teacher at Columbia Independence School, visits with Lisa Bartlett, the owner of Artlandish Gallery on Walnut Street. The two exchanged ideas and materials for collage work. Jacobson has known Bartlett for a number of years and was a patron of Bartlett's old store, The Vintage Shop, on Ninth Street. Bartlett's gallery opened on July 24.
Items are displayed at Artlandish Gallery, a new art gallery featuring the work of local artists on Walnut Street in downtown Columbia.
A painting done by Lisa Bartlett, owner of Artlandish Gallery, hangs for sale on a back wall of the gallery. The gallery opened July 24.
Mary Stillwell, left, listens as Gretchen Erb, right, explains her reasons for supporting the Urban Hen Petition on Saturday in Columbia. "My neighbors want a couple of laying hens and it doesn't bother me" Erb said.
With clipboards in hand, Claire Garden stands at the entrance to the Farmer's Market on Saturday in Columbia. Garden is collecting signatures in support of the Urban Hen Petition.
The Faaborg family of Columbia raises Barred Rock and Araucana chickens in a coop outside their home. Araucana chickens are known as 'Easter Egg' chickens because of the pink and sometimes blue eggs they produce.
The Faaborg family owns 19 Araucana and Barred Rock chickens. Janice Faaborg chooses to own these laying chickens because she likes knowing where her eggs are being produced.
MU Professor John Faaborg and his family perform everyday duties such as feeding and watering their 19 chickens.
David and Gloria Lowell's golden retrievers Honee and Goldi were the reason for the Lowells' donation. MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced today that the Lowells have committed $1 million of their estate to create two scholarships for students in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The scholarships were named in memory of the Lowell’s golden retrievers, who passed away in 2006.
Using other Missouri cities' recently changed ordinances as a guide, some Columbia residents are pushing for a new ordinance that would allow people to keep chickens in their backyards.
Columbia citizens are looking forward to the urban chicken ordinance passing soon. According to Director of The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, Adam Saunders said there has been a trend throughout the country towards urban food production and one of the pieces of the puzzles is raising chickens in an urban setting. Fulton resident Ashley Haubner said if the ordinance passes this would mean more customers for her chicken hatchery business.
This is the June 2009 minutes for the Board of Health meeting, including a proposed revision to the city's ordinance regarding chicken ownership. The Board of Health must still vote on a final draft before it goes to City Council. You can find the section on the chicken ordinance in section D under "Animal Control Ordinance."
July 29, 2009
Four children and one adult were in the Dodge Durango that was involved in the three-car accident at Brown Station Road and Route B on Wednesday afternoon. They were all taken to the hospital.
A three-car accident at the corner of Brown Station Road and Route B in Columbia on Wednesday sent five to the hospital.