Monday, September 5, 2011

HEAR YE! HEAR YE! 9/11 Events; Muleskinners' new home; charities need help

Community Events and Causes
Columbia-based A Call To Serve International, which helps the small, formerly-Soviet country of Georgia, urgently needs three sets of heavy-duty truck tires for delivery vehicles that travel in the country's high-mountain regions.  "Having new tires would enable us to deliver thousands of dollars in medical and humanitarian aid to where it's needed most," said spokesperson Dolores Shearon. 
Hundreds of Columbians have participated in A Call To Serve projects, from iodized salt drives to packing hygiene kits for a diabetic children's camp.  Last month, A Call To Serve shipped $700,000 worth eye drops for glaucoma patients to Georgia. 
For more information about how you can help, contact founder and president Dr. Trish Blair, 573-823-1929.

Boone County Pachyderm Club Meeting
Guest speaker: Ed Robb, Boone County Presiding Commissioner
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6pm (5:30 meet and greet)
Rock Bridge HyVee Club Room on 2nd Floor (405 E. Nifong, Columbia)
Meeting is free and open to all.  Dinner available for purchase at HyVee.
Facebook event:
Club President Mike Zweifel

Muleskinners' Presents
The Sept Speaker's Schedule
Noon on Fridays -- Now at Columbia Country Club!
September 9, John Baker, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Mid-Missouri
September 16, Jonathan Sessions, Columbia Public Schools Update
September 23, MO State Treasurer Clint Zweifel
September 30, Phil Steinhaus, Columbia Housing Authority

We are now meeting at Columbia Country Club at 2210 North Country Club Dr. off Old Hwy 63 in East Columbia. The phone number is 573-449-4115.  Everyone is welcome! Stop by and bring your friends.  If  you have questions, give Scott Cristal a call at 573-999-3871 There's an optional buffet lunch which is discounted for students.  The price for the buffet is $11.00, desserts & coffee instead is only $4.00

The six United Methodist Churches in Columbia, along with anyone who wants to help, will spend Sunday, September 11 helping people make necessary repairs on their homes through the Boone County Council on Aging and City of Columbia Neighborhood Services.
Volunteers meet at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church at 8 a.m., where there will be a short service of remembrance for those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 at Missouri United Methodist Church at 10 a.m.
The Columbia projects are part of a state-wide effort that involves hundreds of churches across the state.  More information is available at   For more information, contact Rev. Keith Vessell at 443-3111.

The Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition and MU's Stop Traffic are hosting the 2nd Annual
Freedom by Fashion Event
Where: Jesse Auditorium
When: September 11, 5-8pm

What:   Models show off local designers and fair trade & refurbished clothing. Enjoy fair trade chocolate, fair trade coffee, & locally made appetizers.  There will be raffle prizes and silent auction items throughout the night.
Why:   We’re raising money in order to support services to local Missouri victims of human trafficking and to provide educational seminars to community members, law enforcement, social services, and health care workers.
Tickets are $23 for adults at Ticketmaster and Brown Paper Tickets  Discounted Student Tickets are $10 at the MU Student Center Box Office or at the Jesse Box Office the night of the show.

Interested in Farmers and Local Food? The public is invited to hear Margot McMillen of Terra Bella Farm speaking on "Survival of the Rural
Ecosystem". Tuesday, September 20, 7:30 p.m., at Hillel Center, 1107 University at Hitt St.   More at or call
808-1076.   Terra Bella is a 160-acre Callaway Co. farm where interns are taught how to be involved in on-farm production, from the starting of seeds to the final sale to restaurants, natural food stores and farmers' markets.

The League of Women Voters Presents
Photo ID and Voting Rights:  The Big Picture
Wendy Noren
Boone County Clerk
Justin B. Dyer
Professor of Political Science, MU
Wed, Sept. 14, 2011 6:30 p.m.
County Commission Chambers of Roger B. Wilson Building
801 East Walnut  Columbia

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