Virtual concert helps Room at the Inn give back to the community

The music of Beethoven, Bach, Strauss and Coleridge-Taylor will help a local organization shelter the homeless this winter. “I think it was a fantastic musical event just based on the music itself,” Graham said. “For Room at the Inn, it has been a gift for us, but I think in turn, we’ve given a giftContinue reading “Virtual concert helps Room at the Inn give back to the community”

CoMoHelps seeks donations

CoMoHelps is seeking additional donations from the public to meet rising needs in the wake of the pandemic. “We just ask the community to please just, to make a gift, recognizing the true spirit of philanthropy in our community and helping one another,”  said Andrew Grabau, executive director of the Heart of Missouri United Way.Continue reading “CoMoHelps seeks donations”

Forum 8 will reopen on July 31 barring from unforseen delays

Goodrich Forum 8 movie theater is targeting a reopening date of July 31 barring unforeseen delays, said Matt McSparin, executive vice president of administration for Goodrich Quality Theaters Movies.

One-day ham show and auction will replace annual fair event

The annual Boone County ham auction will still be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hallsville Fairgrounds’ Bob Lemone Building, even though the Boone County Fair has been canceled this year because of COVID-19.

International students rejoice after change in policy

International students are rejoicing after hearing Trump administration rescinded an ICE directive. Paul Simanjuntak, an Indonesian graduate student attending MU, said he hoped the Trump administration decision would hold for the rest of the coming school year. “I just don’t want to deal with this again,” Simanjuntak said.

Two Columbia clinics added to free or low-cost birth control network

Planned Parenthood and Spectrum Health Care in Columbia have joined a network that provides free or low-cost contraceptive services to women in Missouri.

Masks will be required in Boone County court buildings

Boone County court buildings will abide by Columbia’s mask ordinance, according to an administrative order announced Wednesday.