Monday, May 23, 2011

Help Joplin w/Operation Give: COMO Cares and Central Mo Food Bank

Help Joplin this Saturday
Operation Give: COMO Cares and Central Mo Food Bank

Saturday, May 28 · 9:00am - 9:00pm
Columbia Mall - Sears Parking Lot
And D Rowes Restaurant

Collection site for blankets, pillows, small amounts of clothing, toilet paper, tooth brushes, diapers, bottled water, and factory seal food items.
Fry-Wagner Moving Co. has agreed to transport the items to the Salvation Army in Joplin.

Any Questions Contact or
D Rowe’s Restaurant on Forum Blvd. and Nifong will also be doing a collection drive by the restaurant on Saturday.  All items will be staged at the Food Bank for deployment to Joplin when SEMA allows us in.  
Contact Peggy Kirkpatrick at Central Missouri Food Bank , PeggyK at, for more information.  
Visit the Operation Give -- COMO Cares Facebook Page at:
To experience first hand what the folks in Joplin went through,
listen to this audio of a group taking shelter in a small store:

You're invited to help out with

The 2nd Annual Bar B Que for
Disabled & Forgotten Veterans
Memorial Day 2011
St. Luke UMC
204 E. Ash
Columbia, MO

This event is free to all vets!  Hamburgers, hot dogs, pork steaks, potato salad, baked beans will be provided.

Donations are welcome for this event, plates, food, napkins, or money to purchase these items. Donations have already started arriving.  You can help by calling Almeta Crayton at 573-874-0284 or 573-529-2151

Muleskinners' Presents

The June Speakers Schedule

Fridays at Noon
at Stephens College

June 3
Mary Hussman and Additional Panelists (will keep you posted on participants)
Save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Now!

June 10
Rep. Chris Kelly, 24th District
Recap of 2011 Legislative Session

June 17
Karen Miller, Boone County Commissioner
Latest News from Boone County Government

June 24
Cande Iveson, Missouri Budget Project
Federal and State Budget Struggles

Come to the dining room on the lower level of Stamper Commons on the Stephens College Campus.  Free parking is available near Stamper Commons or on the street. Stamper Commons is located one block east  of the Broadway/College Blvd intersection off Willis Blvd.
Everyone is welcome! Stop by and bring your friends.

If  you have questions, please reply to this email, give Scott Cristal a call at 573-999-3871
There's an optional buffet lunch which is discounted for students.

Columbia Firefighters Ball

Columbia Professional Fire Fighters working with Maplewood Barn Theater invite you to a 'Fire Fighter's Ball' to benefit the Maplewood Barn theater.   The Ball will feature food (courtesy of Bleu), drink, dancing and a live auction of some of our very own professional fire fighters!

When:  Friday, June 3 - 6pm
Where:  Tiger Hotel Ballroom
Why:  To rebuild the Maplewood Barn Theater
How:  Purchase a ticket or sponsor the event! 
Price of admission - $50

In April, 2010, the historic Maplewood Barn was lost to a tragic fire.  While devastating, the fire provided the opportunity to shape a new future for the Barn. The new vision reflects the City’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan for developing Nifong Park.  From theatrical performances to outdoor music and family events, the Barn will be the centerpiece of Columbia’s newest entertainment destination.  

Show your support by purchasing tickets or an event sponsorship. For more information, contact Pam Ogles by e-mail at or cell phone - (573) 489-8150.    You can also Brad Fraizer by e-mail -

You can celebrate Grant School’s 100th Birthday too!  Join the growing number of families and businesses that have already purchased a commemorative engraved brick during our Grant Memories Campaign.

You can purchase an engraved brick for yourself, a loved one or business with a maximum of 3 lines, 13 characters per line.   The bricks will be placed in a commemorative are on the playground.   The donations made to the Grant Memories Campaign support programs like the Mentoring Club, tutoring in reading and math, enrichment opportunities in science and the arts and reading and math achievement resources.

The 100th Birthday Party is June 4th, we would love to have 100 memorial bricks sold by the 100th Birthday Party!   And we would love to see you at the celebration.   Please feel free to email or call me for more information or a brick order form.
J.D. Estes
Office: 573-256-3198
Cell: 573-356-0098

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