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Seewood: plans continue for permanent Columbia homeless shelter

There are still plans to build a 100-bed homeless facility near Columbia’s municipal power plant (2022 file photo courtesy of City of Columbia Utilities) Columbia’s city manager believes there are anywhere from 100 to 200 homeless residents in town. Sheltering the unhoused has been a top priority and challenge for city manager De’Carlon Seewood. He notes Columbia’s Room at the …

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Santulli incident in Columbia helps prompt hazing legislation at Capitol

State Rep. Travis Smith (R-Dora) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on January 4, 2023, as State Rep. Brian Seitz (R-Branson) listens (photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications) Legislation that’s aimed at getting medical assistance for hazing victims has been filed by a Missouri lawmaker. State Rep. Travis Smith (R-Dora), a Mizzou graduate, wants to …

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(AUDIO): State Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-Wasola) previews Missouri’s 2023 session on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

State Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-Wasola) represents one of the poorest districts in the Legislature. Her seven-county district is in south-central and southwest Missouri, and she says five of those counties are among Missouri’s ten poorest counties. Senator Eslinger joined us live on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” from the governor’s prayer breakfast in Jefferson City, telling listeners that education, …

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Columbia’s Murry’s makes rare menu change

Columbia’s popular Murry’s restaurant is located on Green Meadows Way (2022 file photo courtesy of Zimmer “Inside Columbia” magazine photographer LG Patterson) A popular Columbia restaurant has changed its menu for the first time in a decade. Zimmer’s “Inside Columbia” magazine quotes Murry’s owner Jesse Lark as saying people don’t open the menu anymore, because they know what they want. …

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