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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: 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: 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: West Junior High School

West Junior High School opened in 1961.

COMO YOU KNOW: Rock Bridge High School

Rock Bridge High School has more than doubled its enrollment since opening in 1973.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hickman High School

Hickman High School is the largest high school in Missouri.

COMO YOU KNOW: Frederick Douglass High School

Douglass High School is an alternative high school for Columbia students.

COMO YOU KNOW: Fr. Tolton Catholic High School

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School opened in fall 2011. It is the first Catholic high school in Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery

Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery in Rocheport offers 10 wines and continues to grow.

COMO YOU KNOW: McBaine bur oak tree

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

COMO YOU KNOW: Oakland Junior High School

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

 

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: 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: 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: Columbia Area Career Center

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

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: 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: Columbia Gifted Program

COMO YOU KNOW: Eliot Battle

Eliot Battle was an educator in Columbia for nearly 40 years and worked to end segregation.

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