Downtown Moberly will be without power for a few hours on Sunday morning. Ameren Missouri will be upgrading a 4 kilovolt line to a 12 kilovolt line. Ameren spokesperson Kent Martin said the power outage won’t affect too many local businesses.
“About 105 customers will be affected by the outage. It’ll begin about six o clock in the morning; it should end no later than ten, we’re hoping it’ll be sooner than that. We’ve scheduled it on a weekend when the most of these are commercial customers, businesses will be affected and most of them will be closed at the time,” Martin said.
The Columbia Hospitality Association says it’s concerned with a proposed lodging tax increase. The tax, which would increase current lodging taxes by three to seven percent, would help fund improvements to the terminal at Columbia Regional Airport. President of CHA, Heather Hargrove says that bearing the burden of restructuring or building a new airport terminal is not fair to other industries, the lodging industry in particular.
Columbia public schools are implementing programs that bring more male role models into the school environment. The new program is called the Males On Duty Squad, or MOD Squad. These male volunteers serve as crossing guards and play with students during recess and lunch. Shepard Elementary Principal Jacquie Ward said that the largely female faculty introduced the program to fulfill students’ need for positive male role models.
If you’ve got a sharp eye you might have noticed a new building in downtown Columbia. Last week the City of Columbia and local entrepreneurial group The League of Innovators officially opened the Brent and Erica Beshore Downtown Incubator.
Coal Free Mizzou demonstrators wait to present 3,000 student signatures to the University of Missouri Board of Curators during a meeting on Sept. 13 in Columbia. Chancellor Brady Deaton accepted the petition and agreed to meet with the group later.
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Demonstrators carry their banner into the MU Board of Curators meeting on Sept. 13 at the University of Missouri. Coal Free Mizzou is a student advocacy group asking UM Curators to phase out the use of coal.
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Coal Free Mizzou president Alexendra Rather leads demonstrators in a chant. “M-I-Z! Be Coal Free!” the crowd repeats. The student advocacy group wants to phase out the use of coal as an energy source at the University of Missouri.
Some Mizzou football fans got less than they bargained for at last Saturday’s game. MU Police received several reports of fraudulent tickets after the game against the University of Georgia. Those with fake tickets were turned away at the gate. MU Police Captain Brian Weimer says it’s only when you look at a real ticket next to a fake one that you may be able to tell the difference.