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Candidate and Ballot Issue Forums – Two Forums

Monday, March 21, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia  School Board Candidates and Ballot Issues

Candidates: Paul Rainsberger, James Whitt, Sarah Dubbert, Joseph Toepke, and Jan Mees
The five candidates are competing for two seats.

Dr. Peter Stiepleman, superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools will speak in favor of the Columbia Public Schools ballot issues for a 65-cent school levy increase and the no-tax-increase bond issue. If there is organized opposition to the ballot issues, the League will invite a representative to speak.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia City Council and mayoral candidates.

Third Ward candidates are Karl Skala and Tom Leuther.

Fourth Ward candidates are Ian Thomas and Daryl Dudley.

Mayoral candidates are Skip Walther and Brian Treece.

David Lile from KFRU will moderate the first forum and Renee Hulshof will moderate the second forum. KFRU will broadcast both forums live
and the Columbia Daily Tribune will have a live webcast of the events.

Both events are cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

These events are free and open to the public.

Two Events – October 20, 2015


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

12:00 noon
Lunch & Learn
Park Sales Tax Election
at the HyVee Club Room (Nifong Store, 2nd Floor)
Mike Griggs,
director, Columbia Parks & Recreation Dept.
He will talk about the parks sales tax extension that will be on the November 3rd ballot.


6:30 p.m. – Columbia Public Library
Do Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Affect Human Health and the Environment?
featuring a panel of experts:

Alan Wessler, DVM, vice president of Feed Operations and Animal Health, MFA, Inc.

R. Michael Roberts, PhD, Curator’s Professor of Animal Science, UMC

Kevin Bradley, PhD, associate professor, Division of Plant Sciences, UMC

Dan Kuebler, physical therapist and local organic farmer

Robert Kremer, PhD, adjunct professor, Division of Plant Science and Department of Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences, UMC, retired from USDA Agricultural Research Service.

David Lile of KFRU radio will moderate.

This event is cosponsored by the LWV, the Columbia Public Library, and the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health

Both events are free and open to the public.