Lewis and Clark in Flat Branch Park: Music, dancing, exhibits and hands-on activities related to the Lewis and Clark expedition in conjunction with the downtown Twilight Festival.
Details: 7 p.m. today, Flat Branch Park, 101 S. Fourth St., contact 442-6816
If everything falls into place, Columbia might have it’s own foreign-trade zone by mid-2005.
“We’re in exploratory stages at this time,” said Bernie Andrews, president of Regional Economic Development, Inc. “If survey and evaluation results come back positive we could file an application as early as this fall.”
The modern-day Capt. Meriwether Lewis lives in Alton, Ill., works as a teacher in St. Louis and is a staff sergeant in the Montana Army National Guard.
Scott Mandrell won the role as Meriwether Lewis in 1996 because of his background in the Army, history and drama, said Larry McClain, executive director of the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles.
The creation of 20,000 additional jobs throughout Missouri in April appears promising for the state’s economy. But job creation is only one indicator of economic growth — one that some economists find misleading.
Missouri was third in the nation in job growth, the U.S. Department of Labor announced May 26. While the labor statistics are encouraging, they tend to fluctuate quickly and are not necessarily a true sign of economic development, said Ken Troske, MU associate professor of economics.
Columbia’s historic Pop Collins Cabin is getting a face-lift and a new home, and it is doing a bit of traveling in the process.
As part of the Department of Parks and Recreation’s master plan for the Stephens Lake Park area, the cabin has been dismantled. It is in the process of being restored before being moved to Nifong Park.
Sharon Pearl’s children began yelling with excitement when they learned their family was getting a computer.
“I had both of my kids jumping up and down saying, ‘We’re getting a new computer, we’re getting a new computer,’” she said.
Barbara Ehrenreich put aside her status as an acclaimed essayist featured in such diverse publications as Time magazine and The Guardian. She put aside her Ph.D. in biology from Rockefeller University. She put aside everything except for a car, a laptop and $1,300 to immerse herself in the lives of the working poor.
Going on the road to get low-paying jobs and attempting to survive based solely on the income was something Ehrenreich said she never would have considered for herself. That is until Lewis Lapham, her editor at Harper’s Magazine, cornered her into taking the assignment.
Jim Goodrich has always loved to engage people in the history of Missouri. As director of the State Historical Society of Missouri and director of its Western Historical Manuscript Collection at MU, he has delighted in making that history as real today as the day it was made.
Goodrich retired in April at age 64 for medical reasons after almost 19 years leading the society. He was the fifth director in the society’s 106 years.
The old adage is that every vote counts. That proved to be particularly true Tuesday night in Rocheport as Todd Schapira was elected Ward One alderman by two votes.
It was the second election for the board seat this year after the April election ended in a tie. Then, the two candidates, Schapira and Helen Easley, each received 19 votes. Tuesday’s final tally was 21 to 19.
Rogers Mobile Home Park will be expanded at 10221 E. I-70 Dr. NE, the Boone County Commission decided Tuesday night in its monthly meeting with the Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission.
A crowd gathered in opposition to the park’s expansion, citing problems with sewage, traffic and limited recreation areas. Despite the concerns, the expansion was approved 2-1, with Skip Elkin, District II commissioner, casting the dissenting vote.
Police on Tuesday identified the second driver involved in Saturday morning’s fatal two-vehicle accident on U.S. 63.
John Lillard, 40, of 4718 Knox Drive, was named as the driver of a vehicle traveling south in the northbound lanes of U.S. 63 that collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Aldredo Camacho, an Army recruiter in Columbia.
The Columbia/Boone County Department of Health opened a new building at 1005 W. Worley St. Tuesday.
The new Sanford Kimpton Building has more than double the square footage of the department’s former location, which had housed the health department since its construction in 1933.
Columbia developer Raul Walters has filed a petition with the Boone County Circuit Court to form the city’s third transportation development district. If approved, the measure could mean a $15 million overhaul of the Stadium Boulevard corridor between West Broadway and Interstate 70.
According to the Feb. 27 petition, the proposed transportation development district would consist of five tracts along Stadium Boulevard, each owned by Walters or one of his companies. The district would finance a series of improvements to Stadium Boulevard and several adjacent side streets. Either the district or the city would issue bonds to raise the estimated $15 million needed to carry out the improvements. The transportation development district would then pay off the bonds over time by imposing up to a 1 percent sales tax on all retail transactions completed inside the district.
Book jacket photos of author Barbara Ehrenreich in a waitress uniform cover the entrance display shelf at University Bookstore. The image is about to become a familiar one in Columbia.
Ehrenreich’s book “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” has been selected as the 2004 pick for the One Read program sponsored by the Daniel Boone Regional Library. It also will be part of the summer reading programs for incoming freshmen at MU and Stephens College, said Kris Farris, public relations coordinator of the Daniel Boone Regional Library.
Giggles escape the lips of 12-year-old Carlos Lee as he leans across the black-and-red checkerboard.
His opponent, Thomeana Porter — or Miss Porter as the children call her — stares him down suspiciously.
A Columbia man was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Monday morning on Scotts Boulevard. It was the fifth traffic-related fatality since Friday.
A news release from the Columbia Police Department said the driver, Francisco Garcia Patino of Columbia, lost control of his vehicle while traveling north on Scotts Boulevard at 12:30 a.m.
Even if you ignore the amorous kids at the drive-in on a Saturday night, love of one sort or another is everywhere in small-town mid-Missouri. Most everyone is part of something bigger, something like a school, a team, an improve-our-town drive, or a square-dancing club. And no matter where they go, someone recognizes them from somewhere else.
You see that guy over there? You should probably say, “Hi.” He’s the parent from school, and you know him from church, too. You saw him last week at the bank, or maybe it was the newspaper … No, wait …
WEATHERBY — The conditions of four children injured when a tornado cut a destructive 50-mile path across northwest Missouri continued to improve Monday as more details emerged about the twister that left three people dead.
Storms pummeled the state during the weekend, leaving thousands without power and damaging or destroying dozens of homes, outbuildings and cars. Gov. Bob Holden flew across northwest Missouri to view the damage Monday after delivering a Memorial Day speech at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.
Steve Lubbering and his son Tanner, 6, smiled Monday as a tall bike from the beginning of the 20th century rolled down Broadway as part of the Memorial Day parade. Its front wheel was taller than Tanner.
“This bike is not like yours,” Lubbering said to his son. “You’ll fall a long way if you ride this.”
On a sunny Memorial Day morning, people from age 2 to 72 gathered to run in the ninth annual Boone Hospital Center Wellaware 5K run/walk and the new youth running program, the Kids on Track summer marathon.
“This is the first year for (the Kids on Track program), and we’re hoping for 300 kids to participate over the summer,” said Dana Fedenia, a supervisor at Wellaware.