Empowering Mid-MO Kids

Great story about an incredible Columbia woman, Janice Dawson Threat, and her mission to empower kids in Columbia. I had the pleasure of seeing this operation first-hand last fall, and can say with confidence these kids are benefiting greatly from the work of Dr. Threat and her staff/volunteers. CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY



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New MIZZOU Chancellor

Huge crowd on hand to welcome new MIZZOU Chancellor Dr. Alexander Cartwright to Columbia. His story is an amazing one, and really gives him an incredible perspective on the importance of public higher education. I am thrilled to have him leading this great campus!



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Douglass High School

What an awesome story —> Frederick Douglass High School graduates first A+ scholarship student. CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY  



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Boone Hospital Community Forum

Great information from the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees this evening at The Arc. The lease between the Board and BJC is approaching completion and they have an important decision on whether to reaffirm the current partnership with BJC or explore new partnership options. I appreciate their commitment to gathering the input of the … Continued



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CPS EdX Initiative

Honored to join leaders from Columbia Public Schools, Stephens College and Columbia College for the first signing for their new EdX initiative — a great new program where local students receive scholarships to a local college or university and agree to come back and teach in Columbia for a period of years. I love seeing … Continued



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Honoring Laura Nauser

I was honored to present a Senate resolution to outgoing Columbia City Councilwoman Laura Nauser tonight highlighting and celebrating her 12 years of service to our city. She has served with humility and strength, and has accomplished a great deal that will benefit our city for years to come!



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Two Great Mid-MO Events

Team Rowden in two places tonight. The Cooper County Cattlemen dinner in Boonville & the Southern Boone trivia night in Ashland (w/ SaraForMissouri). Great crowds and great causes!



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Rowden Applauds UM President Choi

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Caleb Rowden, R–Columbia, today issued the following statement regarding University of Missouri System Executive Incentives: “I applaud President Choi’s swift and strong decision to terminate the executive performance incentive program. The University of Missouri System, and every public institution in our state, has a responsibility to the taxpayers to operate … Continued



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Ricketts signs with Columbia College

March 9, 2017 – Hallsville High School senior Hannah Ricketts signed a letter of intent to participate in indoor/outdoor track with Columbia College Lady Cougars for the 2017-18 school year. READ THE FULL STORY HERE



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Prairie Home Basketball

The Prairie Home Lady Panthers basketball team has just SIX players…& they’re fighting for a state title! Great story! SEE IT HERE



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