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COMO YOU KNOW: True False Film Fest

Established in 2004, the festival is an annual four-day showing of nonfiction documentaries in Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Independent School

Columbia Independent School moved to a new, combined campus in 2009 after operating since 1998 in multiple buildings.

COMO YOU KNOW: Christian Chapel Academy

Christian Chapel Academy opened in 1985 and offers a Christian education to its students. The school offers classes from preschool to eighth grade.

COMO YOU KNOW: Heritage Academy

Heritage Academy is a Christian school in Columbia that opened in 2002.

COMO YOU KNOW: Good Shepherd Lutheran School

Good Shepherd Lutheran School has been open since 2002 and has grown from eight students in its first year to 89 in the 2011-12 school year.

COMO YOU KNOW: IBM

IBM, which specializes in providing information technology services and business process outsourcing capabilities to clients, recently opened a location in Columbia in 2010 at 2810 LeMone Industrial Boulevard.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human Services

The Health Department located at the Sanford-Kimpton Building provides multiple servicesto Columbia and Boone County residents.

COMO YOU KNOW: Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission

The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission advises the county commission on matters of land use.

COMO YOU KNOW: Christian Fellowship School

Founded in 1981, Christian Fellowship School serves students in pre-kindergarten through high school. The school currently boasts enrollment of about 290.

COMO YOU KNOW: Muriel Battle

Muriel Battle, who died in 2003, was known as a pioneer in education and equality in Columbia. A new high school will bear her name.

COMO YOU KNOW: Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

The hospital, committed to providing cancer prevention, detection and treatment, was the first cancer center west of the Mississippi River.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Gifted Program

COMO YOU KNOW: Stephens College Children's School

The Stephens College Children's School has been providing college students with the opportunity to teach and interact with children while also providing a research-based education for the children enrolled in the school since 1925.

COMO YOU KNOW: Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary

Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary is an animal welfare corporation that operates under a "no-kill" philosophy, that utilizes foster homes until a permanent residence can be achieved.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Area Career Center

The Columbia Area Career Center has provided several learning opportunities for students and adults since 1979.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Missourian

The Columbia Missourian is a student-staffed news organization owned by the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is one of two daily newspapers distributed in Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium has been home to the Missouri football team since 1926 and currently houses a capacity crowd of 71, 004.

COMO YOU KNOW: Stephens Lake Park

Stephens Lake Park is an arboretum and park in Columbia that features of a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, trails, picnic shelters, and a swimming beach.

COMO YOU KNOW: Oakland Junior High School

One famous alum of Oakland Junior High School is NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.

 

COMO YOU KNOW: McBaine bur oak tree

The largest bur oak tree in Missouri is located in Boone County.

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