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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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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Phoenix Health Programs

It was great to tour the Phoenix Health Programsfacility in Columbia today and to talk about the great work they are doing in Mid-Missouri. They serve more than 2,000 men and women every year battling addiction and looking for hope and a better future. Their work is admirable and very much needed in our community!



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Missouri Preservation Award

‪It was a privilege to present the Boonville Visitors Center w/ a Missouri Preservation award at the Capitol today. This is a really neat Cooper County asset that everyone in Mid-Mo should take an afternoon and check out!



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CMCA Cooper County

It was great to visit CMCA Cooper County Family Resource Center yesterday in Boonville w/ Darin Preis, Evan Melkersman & Dave Johnson. I appreciate the great work they are doing in Cooper County!



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ESOPs

Great to see a bill we passed into law last year being utitlized by a great Mid-Mo company (Woodruff). Moving to an employee-owned model, as the article references, provides an incentive for employees and provides a great benefit for the company as a whole. READ THE ARTICLE HERE



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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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Honoring Dorreen Rardin

Check out this great video from Missouri Health Matters highlighting an awesome Boone Hospital Center employee Dorreen Rardin. Her work deserves special recognition and I was privileged to play a small part in recognizing her important service to many in our community. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE



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Columbia’s Most Influential Women

As Womens History Month comes to a close, check out a great Columbia Business Times spread on Columbia’s 10 Most Influential Women. Congrats to all of those highlighted for their important work in making our community a great place to live, work and raise a family! SEE THE LIST HERE



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J’Den Cox

Huge congrats to J’den Cox — yesterday, J’Den won his THIRD national championship in wrestling. I think this solidifies his position as the greatest athlete in the history of MIZZOU. Compound that with his positive demeanor and desire to use his platform for good, and you have a world-class ambassador and champion for Mizzou.



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