Mid-Missouri gets ready for 15th annual PrideFest celebration

Mid-Missouri PrideFest is celebrating its 15th year from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Rose Music Hall.

According to the organization’s website, this event is a family-friendly celebration of the LGBTQ community.

Mid-Missouri PrideFest’s website emphasizes how important events like this are to the community. Pride festivals “not only celebrate our identities and the things that make us unique, but it also gives the community an opportunity to show their support to their LGBTQ neighbors, friends, employees and customers.”

Admission is free and will include entertainment, food, vendors and more. You can find out more information on the event’s Facebook page.

— Paul Schloesser

Elm Street reopening delayed until next week

Elm Street will reopen Monday rather than this Friday, as previously announced. Columbia Public Works tweeted that the contractor for the State Historical Society said the delay is due to weather. Both lanes of traffic on Elm Street between Sixth and Seventh streets will be closed.

— Kayley Allen

Walk-in hiring event next week at the public library

Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet potential employers at a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Friends Room, Columbia Public Library.

The Missouri Job Center is holding this walk-in hiring event. People should bring their resumes and dress professionally.

The employers will attend the recruitment are:

  • Alternative Community Training.
  • Dollar General.
  • HR Connect.
  • Hy-Vee.
  • The Juvenile Justice Center.
  • Kelly Services.
  • Manpower.
  • MU SOS Temporary Staffing.
  • Parallon Business Solutions.
  • Reality House Programs.
  • Socket.
  • Woodhaven.

You can find more information at the Missouri Job Center’s website. Registration is not required.

— Jill Li

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute to host sports injury clinics

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute is hosting a free sports injury clinic for middle school and high school athletes on Saturday mornings, beginning Aug. 31.

If middle school and high school student-athletes get injured or experience aches and pains after games, the institute encourages parents to take them to the clinic.

The clinics are staffed by an expert sports medicine physician and offer X-rays, physical exams and diagnoses of sports injuries.

Walk-in morning clinics will be offered from 9 to 10 a.m. each Saturday, from Aug. 31 through Nov. 9 at the institute. The institute also educates student-athletes on how to prevent common injuries that can occur during practice or games.

In an interview with “The Closers” on KFRU, Jacob Linn, the new supervisor of MU Health Care’s Human Performance Institute, spoke about how athletes can take care of themselves by staying hydrated and taking breaks throughout their workouts.

— Tara Prindle

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