Ellis Fischel Cancer Center to offer free screenings

There will be free cancer screenings at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center on Friday afternoon. Call 563-817-3080 to make a reservation.

Eloise Brickner loved babysitting her grandchildren

Eloise Brickner of Columbia died Wednesday, April 25 2012. She was 85.

Eloise Brickner, March 13, 1927 — April 25, 2012, of Columbia

Eloise Brickner, 85, of Columbia, passed away on April 25, 2012 at Bethesda Meadow in Ellisville, Missouri.

FROM READERS: Dinner and movie nights at Centro Latino


Centro Latino is holding spring dinner and movie nights as part of their health literacy program. The dinners look delicious – fresh, hardy, plant-based fare. The films are the sort that prompt much discussion and reflection.

Mississippi River bridge in northeast Missouri to shut down for a week

Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana, Mo., will close for major repairs for a week starting Friday evening.

UPDATE: Police Chief Burton says he is committed to the job

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton released a statement Thursday morning affirming his commitment to his job and expressing his continued dedication to Columbia and to his command.

COMO YOU KNOW: Tax-increment financing

Tax-increment financing was authorized by the Columbia City Council in March 2008 as an incentive for development or improvement projects that eliminate blight and create jobs.