Women’s group reaches community

Four years ago, Juanita Washington was asked to serve as treasurer of the Missouri chapter of Women of Purpose International. She thought she would be the bookkeeper.

“Oh yeah, that’d be easy, no problem, I thought,” Washington, a Columbia resident, said. “I could do my books and get out of there. But the more I got involved, the more I was interested and stuck with it. I couldn’t pull away.”