Monthly Archives: January 2017

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting with State Legislators
Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia Public Library

All of our state legislators have been invited.

Missouri House of Representatives
Cheri Toalson Reisch (R) – 44th District
Kip Kendrick (D) – 45th District
Martha Stevens (D) – 46th District
Chuck Basye (R) – 47th District

Missouri Senate
Caleb Rowden (R) – 19th District

Plan to attend this public event to learn about the legislative priorities, and to have an opportunity to ask questions, of our elected officials.

This event is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library and is free and open to the public.

Note that House District 50 is currently vacant, as Rep. Caleb Jones has taken a position with the Governor’s Office.


Lunch & Learn – Central MO Stop Human Trafficking

“Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition”
Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
HyVee Community Room (Conley Rd., near Sam’s Club)

Guest Speaker:

Nanette Ward


Human Trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing crime worldwide. In the U.S. trafficking is reported in all 50 states, in large and small cities, in urban and rural communities. It happens in mid-Missouri.  Nanette Ward will tell us about the work of the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition which strives to raise awareness of this crime, raise funds for financial assistance to survivors, and provide direct support to survivors on their journey towards wholeness.

The public is invited to attend and learn about this major crime activity and how they might help in the efforts to end it.

Although there is no lunch included in this event, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase lunch in the store.

Homelessness in Columbia

Homelessness in Columbia: Programs and Policies
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
7:00 p.m.


Katie Burnham Wilkins, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program Coordinator

Marcus Reynolds, Director of Turning Point

Rockie Alden, Room at the Inn Planning Committee

with Randy Picht, Executive Director, MU Reynolds Institute of Journalism – Moderator

The show airs live at 7:00 p.m. on CAT TV on January 11. The program will be available on our website a few days after the taping or at

The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

CAT TV can be found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.