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The Diamond Banc Boutique will carry luxury designer handbags and jewelry at competitive pricing, including previously owned items. Some of the designers include: Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel, Prada, Burberry for . purses as well as David Yurman and Tiffany & Co.


ARE YOU DYING TO GET YOUR HANDS ON A CARTIER LOVE BANGLE OR A LOUIS VUITTON NEVERFULL? Did you know that you can shop designer jewelry and handbags in mid-Missouri? The Diamond Banc Boutique shopin-shop at Buchroeders carries estate jewelry and handbags from Cartier, Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel and other popular luxury brands. Diamond Banc Boutique is the selling division of Diamond Banc. Diamond Banc is Buchroeders’ sister company that purchases diamonds, luxury watches and designer jewelry from the public nationwide. It has been featured in Forbes and CEO Money. Diamond Banc has been purchasing designer fashion jewelry from the public for years, but has recently started purchasing luxury handbags and the response has been overwhelming. So much so, that they will be launching the Diamond Banc Boutique Shop-in-Shop at Buchroeders on Saturday, Nov. 9. Diamond Banc is expanding rapidly and has recently opened three buying offices in southern Florida; Boca Raton, Miami and Tampa and is looking to open even more in the near future. These buying offices are in prime locations to purchase high-quality, in demand pieces of designer jewelry and handbags. And now through Diamond Banc Boutique at Buchroeders you’re in a prime location to capitalize on this coveted inventory. HOW IT WORKS Step 1: Diamond Banc purchases only the most popular styles of designer jewelry and handbags from the public and traditional retailers looking to turn inventory. Step 2: They then ensure all pieces are in excellent condition and have been authenticated by their team of experts. Step 3: Items are photographed and processed to be sold on and displayed in the store. Many highly coveted items will be sold exclusively in Buchroeders and will not be available online. Step 4: You buy that designer bracelet or handbag you’ve had your eye on for substantially below the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Step 5: Rinse and Repeat. The best part is when you’re ready to update your jewelry or designer handbag visit to get a buy back quote. So stop into Buchroeders today to shop designer jewelry and make sure to add Nov. 9 to your calendar for the Diamond Banc Boutique Handbag Launch. Due to limited quantities, top sellers go fast so don’t miss out. Join the Diamond Banc Boutique mailing list or follow on social media so you can get a first look at all the stylish luxury goods coming to Buchroeders this fall.

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Insider 23


SPOTLIGHT This year’s Whiskers & Wine fundraiser features furry fashionistas.




HIGH NOTE Learn the stories behind today’s top songs.

Life 35


HEALTH & WELLNESS Intrepid writer Madison Fleck tries out three fitness fads catching on in CoMo.


5 THINGS Fall in love: 5 things to love about October.


ENCOUNTERS Meet inventor Josh Hendershott, whose pocket-sized outdoor gear is poised for super-sized success.


ROBINSON’S RAMBLINGS Discover the magic of Marceline, Missouri, Walt Disney’s childhood home.


Women’s Health Guide 99


DASH You’ll be bowled over by this slightly spicy butternut squash and sweet potato chili.


100 COOKING WITH BROOK Cheese, please! Enjoy a bubbling batch of made-from-scratch scalloped potatoes. 104 DINING GUIDE

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83 DINING OUT How sweet it is: Peggy Jean’s Pies moves to a bigger, brighter spot.

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Visit our Facebook page for a video of Chef Brook Harlan baking up a bubbling batch of the scalloped potato recipe shown on page 100.


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from the editor


Glitter, glamour and good works



Olivia DeSmit

Editor | Inside Columbia magazine

alloween for adults is so much less fun than it is for kids. You don’t have time to come up with a super creative costume for yourself AND you can’t gorge on candy without feeling any of the guilt. At least that’s what I thought before working on this issue of Inside Columbia. For our feature story on DIY Halloween costumes, I actually created every single one at my desk in our office. It looked like a glitter factory in here for days! And I realized that perhaps the best way to relive the exciting days of getting ready for trick-or-treating is to create something for your child, or in my case, children for a photo shoot. Our guide offers a few costumes that you can easily DIY — trust me, even I could do it! — but there are hundreds more that are just as simple and unique. Almost (but not quite, because GLITTER) as fun was our sweater fashion shoot. Twirling in Alley A in front of the new butterfly mural? What could be more Columbian? And local shops in Columbia certainly have no shortage of stylish sweaters to make your fall a little cozier — and fashionable. I also had the pleasure of writing our feature on People Making a Difference in our community. There are so many people that give their time to amazing causes that help those in need but don’t get recognized for their contributions. It is our hope that with this feature, we are able to celebrate some unsung heroes in our community and bring attention to the causes that they so passionately serve. So, whether you’re looking for some Halloween costume inspiration or some real-life inspiration, you will be sure to find it in these pages.

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n operation since 1943, the Central

The participating rescues were

Missouri Humane Society (CMHS)

recruited by CMHS board members and

is the only shelter in Boone County

dinner and a silent and live auction. Adoptable animals also will be on site.

supporters, and some belong to notable

Kari Winkelmeyer, CMHS develop-

that has an open-door policy, meaning it

community members. Although all are

ment coordinator, says the gala is a fun

takes every animal that comes through

rescues, not all are from CMHS.

way to draw attention to the organiza-

its doors. The nonprofit works tirelessly

Each rescue had to be meticulously mea-

with little fanfare on behalf of compan-

sured and had a “model card” made with

ion animals, envisioning a time when no

its picture and measurements. Part of the

mid-Missouri pet is homeless, abused

students’ prep involved a trip to CMHS.

or neglected. But this month, its efforts

“I think it’s a really good design

tion’s efforts and to gain community support, which is crucial to its mission. “As far as placement rates go, that’s all the animals coming into the shelter that are leaving, either adopted by new families,

will be squarely in the spotlight when it

project in collaboration with Stephens

being returned to their owners or going

presents its signature fundraising event,

students,” says Monica McMurry, dean

to a rescue organization that can better

the Whiskers & Wine gala.

of the School of Design at Stephens.

care for their behavioral or medical needs

“We do have a whole foster program.

— we’re actually up to 98 percent. Just

ated with the national Humane Soci-

The students really want to learn more

10 years ago, we were below 50 percent.

ety) partnered with the internationally

about what the Humane Society does

Community partnerships are so important

acclaimed Stephens College School of

and what fostering is and what taking

to us, so we’ve really tried to branch out in

Design for a unique pet project: Ten

an animal in that’s been rescued is all

that way. And, really, it’s just this com-

fashion design students and several

about and then really kind of celebrat-

munity coming together that’s helped that

faculty members were each paired with

ing that with this show. And this gives

number continue to grow.”

a rescue animal that they designed and

the students something new to think

crafted an outfit for. During the gala,

about for their portfolios.”

For this year’s gala, CMHS (not affili-

the fido — and one feline — fashioni-

This will be the eighth annual Whiskers

stas will hit the catwalk — or dogwalk

& Wine gala. In addition to this year’s spe-

— for a fun fashion show.

cial fashion show, it will include cocktails,






Columbia Experimental Music Festival

VARIOUS VENUES | Oct. 3-6 The fifth annual autumnal celebration of adventurous art and music returns. Presented by Dismal Niche Arts, performers include new jazz heavyweight Makaya McCraven and Saharan electric guitar shredder Mdou Moctar. $15 to $100;

Oct. 1

Oct. 3

Tigers on the Prowl

Bob Seger

Come support this annual charity fundraising auction and dinner where incredible life-size fiberglass tigers painted and decorated by local artists are auctioned off, along with other tiger-related art pieces. This year’s charities include Rainbow House and City of Refuge. 5:30 p.m.; $100 single ticket, $900/table of 10;

Don’t miss your chance to see rock ’n’ roll legend Bob Seger with The Silver Bullet Band on their final tour. Count on classics such as “Night Moves,” “Against the Wind” and lots more. 7:30 p.m.; Prices vary.






Oct. 4

Mature Living Festival


Don’t miss Columbia’s pre-eminent resource for caregivers, seniors and their families. The free annual event connects attendees with home health agencies, housing options, banks, medical groups and more — all focused on helping to make seniors’ lives better. Times vary; Free; Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26

Arrow Rock Night Walks 310 MAIN ST., ARROW ROCK

See the historic village of Arrow Rock in a whole new light by exploring it in the dark! Your guide will lead you on a two-hour tour, recounting spine-tingling tales of daring adventures and dastardly deeds from days gone by. 7:30 p.m.; Walk $20 in advance, $25 night of, Dinner + Walk $40;

Harvest Hootenanny

COLUMBIA CENTER FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE’S URBAN FARM | Oct. 5 Have a hoot at the 10th annual community event. Enjoy a large Missouri-grown meal, local beer and wine in the Biergarten, live music, games, a raffle and more. Please do not bring pets. 3-8 p.m.; Prices vary;

Oct. 10

Phoenix Programs’ “A ‘70s Party”


Oct. 5-6

Crush Festival


When it comes to fun, here’s your chance to crush it. Come celebrate the harvest at Les Bourgeois Vineyards with live music, kids’ games and, of course, grape stomping. Noon to 6 p.m.; Free; Oct. 8

David Minkin’s Magic & Wine COUNTRY CLUB OF MISSOURI

Enjoy an evening of world-class magic, wine and hors d’oeuvres at this fundraiser to benefit the Thompson Foundation for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 6 p.m.; $100;

Phoenix Programs is celebrating 45 years of helping people recover from addiction. Wear your best ‘70s attire while you play ’70s-themed games of chance, enjoy multimedia presentations, and boogie to ’70s music. Ticket includes a delicious meal, tie dye T-shirt, stories of recovery success and lots of fun entertainment. 5:45 pm; $100; https://everyeventgives. com/event/phoenixprograms/

$15 adult, $13 senior; Oct. 12

Mizzou Homecoming FAUROT FIELD

Get caught up in all the Homecoming hoopla and time-honored traditions when Mizzou hosts Ole Miss at Faurot Field. Let’s see whether our Tigers can rout those Rebels! TBA; Prices vary; Oct. 12-13

Oct. 11-13, 17-20

“By the Way, Meet Vera Stark”


This comedy takes an irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. Spanning 70 years, it’s a journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star grasping to hold on to her career. 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinee;

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival HARTSBURG

That family favorite returns! Come out for arts and crafts, musical entertainment, Halloween decorations and tens of thousands of pumpkins! The fest features pumpkin carving, painting, pie-eating competitions, hayrides and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Free;




9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Free; Oct. 20


Central Missouri Renaissance Festival

KINGDOM CITY | Oct. 19-20 Travel back in time to the 16th century for this fun-filled event for all ages. Experience life in the historic village of Carlingford, Ireland, as the villagers celebrate Oktoberfest. $12 adults, $6 ages 6-12, age 5 and under free;

Proceeds benefit the American Federation for Suicide Prevention of Greater Mid Missouri; 50 percent of all donations stay local. The event will include food trucks, a bounce house, raffles and more. 11 a.m. registration; Free; columbiamo Oct. 20

Oct. 12-13

Arrow Rock Heritage Festival ARROW ROCK

Come out to Arrow Rock for a day of festival fun! Enjoy lost-art crafts demonstrated and sold by costumed artisans, live music and entertainment, great food and the historic ambiance you won’t find anywhere else. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; $2 admission per day includes parking; Oct. 17


See talented country singer and songwriter Chris Young, who became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2017 and released his seventh studio album earlier this year. Also performing: Eli Young Band and Matt Stell. 7 p.m.; Prices vary Oct. 17

Branford Marsalis Quartet MISSOURI THEATRE


Don’t miss it when the “We Always Swing” Jazz Series welcomes the Branford Marsalis Quartet during its 25th anniversary season. The renowned saxophonist leads one of the longest-running quartets in jazz today. 7 p.m.; From $20 adult, from $10 student;

Walk to End Alzheimer’s COSMO PARK

Take part in the 2019 Columbia Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Noon registration; Free;

Oct. 19

Bear Creek Run Half Marathon ALBERT-OAKLAND PARK

Ages 12 and older are invited to take part in the Bear Creek Run Half Marathon. This 13.1-mile run/walk will start and finish at Albert-Oakland Park and take you to Cosmo Park and back via the Bear Creek Trail. Registration is required. 8 a.m.; $55;

Oct. 24

Whiskers & Wine


Enjoy a fur-ociously fun annual event benefiting the Central Missouri Humane Society. The evening, featuring dinner and silent and live auctions, is the nonprofit’s signature fundraising event. Business or cocktail attire is requested. 5:30 p.m.; $90;

Oct. 19-20

Boone County Art Show

Oct. 25-27


Murder Mystery Weekend

Don’t miss this annual show, presented by the Columbia Art League and the Central Bank of Boone County. Artwork from scores of mid-Missouri artists will be on display including painting, drawing, ceramics and more. Musicians from MU also will perform.

This year’s fourth annual production is “Luck Be a Lady.” Travel to the era of Frank Sinatra’s heyday in this interactive, live-action role-playing weekend. Tickets include lodging and dining.


4 p.m. Friday, October 25; $375/double occupancy, $400/single; Oct. 30

Swimming Trunks and Treats THE ARC

Spend some frightfully fun time splishing and splashing in the pool. 5:30-7:30 p.m.$5/child, $6/adult; www. Oct. 30


Don’t miss this University Concert Series event. The British a cappella vocal ensemble will perform pieces from classic musicals on this tour. 7 p.m.; From $25;

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Save the date Oct. 3

The Texas Tenors


America’s favorite tenors are back with a new concert. The Emmy winners perform classical, pop, country and Broadway, treating you to favorites from their new album including arrangements of the Righteous Brothers’ “Lovin’ Feeling” and more. From $100;



Nov. 16-17

Fall into Art


This annual event blends art, music, education and fundraising to benefit The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri. Free;



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LUKE COMBS, “Even Though I’m Leaving” This is a father/son story that will have you looking for tissues by the end of the song. As a new father myself, it only took about 20 seconds of “Even Though I’m Leaving” to make me tear up, and then by the end of the third verse it was complete waterworks. “Even Though I’m Leaving” truly is a story about the circle of life, as it starts off with a dad talking to his son who is afraid of the “monsters” that might be lurking in the closet. Then, it ends with that same son holding his dad’s hand for one final goodbye. If you remember “The Walk” by Sawyer Brown, Luke follows the format of this country classic to a tee. Both songs are excellent and both are worth a listen when you have the time, but keep a tissue handy. You can find “Even Though I’m Leaving” on Luke’s album called “The Prequel,” and you can find him at Mizzou Arena on Feb. 7, 2020.

SHAED, “Trampoline” Sometimes it just takes a bit for a song to break through. Such was the case with “Trampoline,” the hot new single from Shaed (pro-

just on pop and rock radio, but also virally on the TikTok app. When in need of a slow-mo visual, this song has become a perfect fit.

JONAS BROTHERS, “Sucker” Who would’ve thought a Disney boy band from a decade ago would dominate the music scene in 2019? When it’s the Jonas Brothers though, are we really surprised? While the guys were going strong with a TV show and a couple of albums under their belt around 2010, things suddenly came to an abrupt stop when the youngest, Nick, decided to go solo. It was a shock to his brothers that led to a rift in the family that would take years to rebuild. While they each have had their own success over the past 10 years (musically for Nick and Joe, and a reality show for Kevin), something still wasn’t right. So they decided to go through family counseling together, which turned into filming a documentary telling their family story. Then something amazing happened — a spark to make music together once again reignited. Their fans rejoiced, embracing new singles such as “Sucker,” “Cool” and “Only Human” and they almost instantly sold out shows in both St. Louis and Kansas City last month. The brothers are back.

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he word “workout” makes me

which then snowballs into me coming

actively trying to incorporate into my

feel many emotions. I know it’s

home from work and sitting on my

daily life. I tried out three workout

something I need to do to stay

couch on a consistent basis.

fads that have hit Columbia recently:

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The average person should get about

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enjoy. So, I’ll typically find a workout

150 minutes of moderate exercise or

yoga. Although there are pros and cons

to get myself motivated and will be

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consistent for about two months; then

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bags, but the trainers say most people get it down within three weeks of starting. 9Round differs from most traditional

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style classes because there’s no official start

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time; it’s at your own pace and on your own

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time schedule. However, if you need a little

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healthy competition to keep you motivated,

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hanging at most of the stations were a


little intimidating at first, but the friendly staff walked me through the motions of the first workout before my session

ADDRESS: 901 E. Nifong Blvd.; 104 S. Providence Road

PRICE: First class free, $78 per month for

started. The space was small but didn’t

unlimited membership plus a $50 enroll-

feel crowded at 5 p.m. on a Monday.

ment fee that includes a set of gloves.

9Round focuses on circuit training, with nine circuits per workout. Each circuit lasts three minutes; a quick exercise between each circuit fills out the full 30 minutes. A new circuit starts every three minutes, so 9Round-goers can jump in whenever they’d like. The circuits are different each day,

Orangetheory Fitness


but the first and second circuits serve

was the class I was most intimidated by

as a warmup, with exercises such as

before going. I’ve had friends post about

jump rope and lunges to get your heart

it on social media, and it seemed like the

rate going. Stations three through eight

kind of intense, painful workout I would

serve to condition with kickboxing-style

want to stay away from. But I was wrong.

exercises. For the final 30 seconds of

Orangetheory is by far the most enjoy-

each round, trainers are there to push

able workout I’ve had since I stopped

you harder, often telling you to “punch

dancing. That’s right — I just used the

it out.” It’s a great way to push yourself

words “enjoyable” and “workout” in the

and release any anger, stress or tension.

same sentence. It’s an hour-long class that

Finally, the ninth round always focuses

focuses on endurance, strength and power.

on the core with an ab workout. 9Round trainers walk around the gym

The Orangetheory staff is friendly, accommodating and, most important,

constantly, so if you’re struggling with

knowledgeable. I showed up 30 minutes

some of the exercises like I was, they’ll

early to my first class, and the trainer

come over and show you how it’s done.

took me into the room beforehand to ex-

It might take some time to catch on to

plain how the heart monitor works, how

the necessary coordination of the punch

I can keep track of my heart rate during



BEST FOR: People who need motiva-

the class and how the machines work.

what the trainers call afterburn, where

Each Orangetheory workout is differ-

your body continues to burn fat after

ent, and the franchise has not repeated

the class. This was great for me because

a workout in seven years of classes, ac-

I was forced to compete against only

cording to Orangetheory trainers.

myself and not compare myself to others

membership plus heart rate monitor

Each class uses a mixture of equip-

around me like I typically do at the gym.

purchase required; other, cheaper op-

ment such as a rowing machine, tread-

Orangetheory is great for anyone

tions are also available for four or eight

tion to work out

ADDRESS: 3103 W. Broadway No. 115 PRICE: $159 per month for unlimited

classes per month.

mill and weights, and you can keep track

who needs extra motivation to get to

of your heart rate throughout the work-

the gym and needs some one-on-one

out on screens that are up all around the

training on how to work some of the

room. There are five heart rate zones

machines. It was best for me because

that have corresponding colors of gray,

I felt like I was being pushed and was

blue, green, orange and red — red mean-

able to be successful because I knew

ing you are using 92 to 100 percent of

what I was doing and knew how to


your maximum heart rate. Each time you

work the machines. Class space can be

Goat yoga was the workout I was looking

spend one minute in the red zone, you

limited, so anyone wanting to try this

forward to the most for two reasons. The

get a splat point. Once you’ve accumu-

workout should schedule it a few days

first is that because yoga is not an intense,

lated 12 splat points, you can achieve

in advance.

high-power workout, I knew I could do it


Goat Yoga

with no problem. The second is that this particular form of yoga enables you to play with baby goats. What’s not to love? I went to a sunset session at the farm off of Route Z, and it couldn’t have been more relaxing: the sun setting over a pond in front of the grassy area where the class was set, crickets chirping and the sounds of summer coming to an end. Although goat yoga isn’t as strict and silent as many other yoga classes, it offers comic relief that can’t be found in your typical yoga class. The goats walk around as everyone executes various poses, and some of the more adventurous goats stand on top of yogis while they’re in positions such as the child’s pose and the tabletop position.  Goat yoga is great for beginners or more advanced yogis, and people can bring their mat or use one of the mats at the location.  For me, goat yoga was relaxing and brought my mind and body back to center after a stressful week at work and multiple more intense workouts. The instructor was soothing as she showed the class each pose, keeping our minds away from distraction and focusing on stretching and strengthening the core.  For the fall, Goat Yoga of Missouri will hold classes indoors when the weather is too chilly. Goat yoga is great for getting friends together and can accommodate larger events if you have a bigger group that wants to get together for exercise — and to play with baby goats, of course.

BEST FOR: People who need some stress relief and want to pet baby goats

ADDRESS: 11805 E. Judy School Road PRICE: $35 per class




Fall in Love


OCTOBER MEANS FOOTBALL, PUMPKINS AND HALLOWEEN. But there are a few other things that make this month monumental besides gridiron goals, those seasonal orange orbs and all the ghoulish good times the holiday holds. Here are five:

The weather. Let’s face it: October’s the epitome of

Pumpkin spice everything. Lattes, muf-

perfect fall weather. September can still be sticky and hot, while

fins, cookies, ice cream, ale. Heck, even Spam jumped on the

November can bring the brrr. The colors this month are glorious,

bandwagon this year. The list of pumpkin spice products we can

and it’s typically breezy and beautiful.

imbibe and ingest goes on and on. But that’s only fitting, isn’t it, since variety is the spice of life?

Sweaters. Cozy, cuddly, wooly and warm — who doesn’t like to snuggle into a sweater once October arrives?

The candy aisle. It’s a veritable candy land in every store

Admit it: You’ve rushed the occasion and donned a sweater

you go into this month! Bag upon bag of tasty treats fill the shelves,

sooner, willing to be overly warm just for the wonderful feeling

and special over-sized assortments abound. Who can resist? Who

a nubby knit provides.

hasn’t bought a bag telling yourself you’ll save it for Halloween?

Scary movies. Nothing makes you feel more smug and superior than watching a horror movie. You’d never open that door or go into that basement. Plus, it’s a perfect excuse to cuddle with your date or significant other!

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hat do spine surgery and

kayaking not only helped inspire the con-

an entrepreneur and as a spine special-

camping gear have in com-

cept of Pike Trail, but also the name.

ist for NuVasive, Hendershott says it’s a

mon? A lot, according to

“My family (my three daughters, my

big adjustment. “Dealing with interna-

Josh Hendershott. The spine-specialist

wife and I) and a few friends hand-cut

tional suppliers requires either staying

turned inventor launched a line of

a trail on our property that wound

up very late or waking up very early to

pocket-sized camping gear in 2017 and

through cedar trees and opened up to

answer emails and communicate my

recently one of his products was featured

a bluff that overlooked the Missouri

needs,” he says. “Since, I’m an early

on “NewsWatch.” But, according to Hen-

River. We had a lot of really great times

morning person I’ve dedicated the 4:15

dershott, the idea for his company, Pike

on that trail — and put a lot of hard

a.m. to 6:15 a.m. slot of my day to han-

Trail, started much earlier than 2017.

work into it. That’s where the name for

dle this aspect of Pike Trail’s business.

the company comes from.”

I feel both spine surgery and Pike Trail

“I remember carrying a Swiss Army knife when I was as young as 6 or 7,” he says.

Things were relatively calm in the world

work perfectly in tandem. Both actu-

“My grandpa who fought in WWII gave

of Pike Trail until Hendershott received a

ally make me better in each particular

me his old one and I carried it everywhere

call a few months ago from The American

field; I’m constantly looking for ways to

I went. It was my prized possession and

Movie Channel (AMC) Network, which

improve surgical instrumentation for

became my first piece of pocket-sized gear

produces and airs popular shows such as

my surgeons and am in constant col-

that I couldn’t live without.” As Hender-

‘Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead.” An

laboration with Dr. Jeff Parker (a local

shott’s love for camping, hiking and fishing

executive had ordered a Pike Trail product

Columbia spine surgeon) on ways to

evolved, gear similar to the Swiss Army

off Amazon and liked it so much that he

improve spinal implants and devices.”

knife started amassing. “Since we usually

decided he wanted to learn more about

For other entrepreneur-hopefuls,

relied on our feet as opposed to a motor

the entrepreneur behind the idea. “I got

Hendershott has one piece of advice:

to get us to our destination, lightweight

a phone call from the AMC office saying

Stick to what you know and are passion-

packable gear was key. I was always think-

that they wanted to do a shoot with our

ate about. “This will be the fuel that gets

ing about how we could reduce weight and

products, and that turned into a review

you through all the challenges, setbacks

improve quality. From these experiences,

lasting more than 2 minutes on a show

and obstacles that keep most from ever

Pike Trail was envisioned years before it

called ‘NewsWatch,’” Hendershott says.

realizing success,” he says. “It must con-

was brought into existence.”

The review aired on Aug. 26 and featured

sume you and if it doesn’t, it probably isn’t

Pike Trail’s gaiters, which cover the gap

for you, so find something you’re more

helping to bring three daughters in the

between your shoe and pant and keep

passionate about and start the process

world, his collection of outdoor gear con-

snow, dirt and water from going into your

over. It’s hard work for sure but I believe

tinued to exponentially grow. “Gear took

shoes and fold up and fit into a little bag

when you find it, you won’t really notice

on a whole new meaning of importance!”

and are ruggedly designed with stainless

how hard it really is. It becomes an obses-

he says, laughing. He and his family’s love

steel buckles to last longer.

sion and the effort required to make it a

And after marrying his wife, Erin, and

for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and

When it comes to working both as

success will just naturally flow.”








n easy day trip north of

petes with the bright lights of Broadway,

impossible to travel more than one

Columbia delivers you to Main

the music on Bourbon Street, the stars

block without opening a page in the

Street USA — the real one.

along Hollywood Boulevard?

storybook of young Walt Disney’s life.

Could a tiny Midwest town founded

What is perhaps the most replicated

The icons pop up everywhere, testament

with little fanfare by the Santa Fe

street in the world runs through the

to Disney’s influence on the town and

Railroad have a main street that com-

middle of Marceline, where it’s nearly

the town’s influence on him: The Walt




Disney Post Office. The Walt Disney

says it’s the only ride Walt allowed to leave

Elementary School. The picture show

a Disney property and operate elsewhere.

where Disney’s “The Great Locomotive Chase” premiered. Flashback to 1955: Walt Disney had

Kaye is a walking encyclopedia on Disney’s Marceline years. She literally dreams Disney — she lives in his

long since moved away from Marceline

boyhood home on the outskirts of

and made his mouse tracks in the

town. That’s a Disney tale in itself. Her

world. But a half century hadn’t dulled

father, Rush Johnson, became a busi-

Disney’s memories of the happiest

ness associate of Walt Disney. They

time of his life. That’s why Marceline’s

agreed to repurchase the old Disney

main street inspired his blueprint for

farmhouse and eventually establish

Main Street at Disneyland. For sure,

a living history farm. Although both

the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street was

partners are gone, Kaye has taken steps

a communal effort among Disney

to enhance living history at Walt’s

and his art directors, who jazzed it up

boyhood home. The bedroom Walt and

with bells and whistles and walking

brother Roy shared remains unchanged

photo-ops with life-size cartoon char-

from their childhood.

acters. But every element of Disney’s

Behind the house sits the barn. In typi-

Marceline is represented at the theme

cal Disney style, the townspeople raised a

parks: The train station. The locomo-

new barn in 2001 to replicate the structure

tive. The gazebo. The picture show.

where 8-year-old Walt got his showbiz

Walt described the essence of his Main

start. It’s a faithful replica, with a swayback

Street vision: “Main Street is everyone’s

roof — like the one Mouseketeers remem-

hometown — the heart line of America.

ber on TV — a shrine to the spot where his

To tell the truth, more things of impor-

imagination began.

tance happened to me in Marceline than

The original barn was the venue for

have happened since, or are likely to in

Walt’s first showbiz production, a circus.

the future.”

He charged neighborhood kids a dime

Marceline is where young Walt first

apiece to see barnyard animals dressed

discovered the world. When he wasn’t

in toddlers’ clothes. Most of his fellow

hanging out downtown in a vacant lot

8-year-olds left the show less than satis-

beside a giant wall painted with a Coca-

fied. Locals testify that Walt’s mother

Cola logo, he might have been found

made him return the proceeds to his

in his backyard engaged in what he

disgruntled patrons. Therein he learned

later called “belly botany.” Lying on his

his first valuable showbiz lesson: When

stomach in a field, he’d conduct an up-

promoting a show, under-promise and

close study of ants and aphids, crickets

over-deliver. In retrospect, the attendees

and critters. Indeed, the descendants of

probably consider the admission price

Jiminy Cricket still live here.

a bargain for the memories those thin

On every trip back home, Disney would depart the train and walk through

dimes bought the lucky crowd. From all over the world, pilgrims visit

Marceline’s Santa Fe depot, a building

the new barn, scribbling thousands of

that fell into disrepair after his death. But

notes, verses and signatures in every

Kaye Malins and crew brought it back

language on the rough-hewn wood walls.

to life as the Walt Disney Hometown

Somewhere, a belly botanist is beaming.

Museum, with hundreds of artifacts such as the Midget Autopia kiddie-car ride. Kaye


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Main Street is everyone’s hometown — the heart line of America. To tell the truth, more things of importance happened to me in Marceline than have happened since, or are likely to in the future.” — WALT DISNEY

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October is perhaps one of the best months in Columbia. The scorching days of September have passed, there’s a slight nip in the air and trees begin their beautiful transformations. One of the best ways to take advantage of cooler weather — besides wrapping your hands around a warm mug of hot chocolate — is to snuggle up with a sweater. But, sweaters don’t have to just be comfy; they can also be fashionable as models Leah Miyamoto-Thomas, Thena Reading-Franssen and Brittany HaleDodson showcase. Gone are the boring sweaters that your grandmother used to knit from scratchy wool — cardigans and shawls are available in trendy leopard print and poncho sweaters look great with distressed jeans. So before you reach in the back of your closet for that maroon sweater you wear every fall, check out some new styles at local businesses; you won’t be disappointed.









In this section, you will read about 16 businesswomen making an impact in Columbia. These women are shaping Columbia’s business community — and they’re not afraid to share how. From exercise to photography to banking, these women are inspirations to Columbians in every industry. So, whether you’re looking for a reputable business in Columbia or some female inspiration, you’ll find it in these pages.


Lara Pieper OWNER

WHEN LARA PIEPER WAS COO AT THE MACXPRTS NETWORK, a nationwide Apple consultant conglomerate, she had an “aha” moment: “I realized managerial accounting was really different from the tax accounting I had learned in school. I actually liked it! And I was good at it.” After earning her MBA at Columbia College, she founded Bloom Bookkeeping in 2016. The success of Bloom is her proudest accomplishment — it has helped more than 100 local businesses run more efficiently and make more informed decisions. Pieper feels a kinship with other entrepreneurs and has worked diligently to support all those she meets, whether they become paying clients or not. “It’s bigger than that for me,” she says. “We must be each other's sounding boards, cheerleaders and support in the tumultuous times of uncertainty and trials that come with being entrepreneurs.”

BLOOM BOOKKEEPING 204 Peach Way, Ste. D, Columbia MO, 65203 573.777.2775 |

Kate Boatright

BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT KATE BOATRIGHT’S LIFE IS A CONSTANT JUGGLE. She’s CFO for the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, board president of True North of Columbia, co-owner of a construction business with her husband, daughter, friend, wife and mom to four great teenagers. Between all of it, she’s proud to think she’s having a positive impact on others and will leave the world in a better place. Her position with True North particularly resonates with her. “This organization is dear to my heart as a survivor of domestic violence,” she says. “True North is an essential part of our community providing safety, shelter, education and transitional support for those who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence. As an organization, we continually strive to empower all to create a safer community.”

TRUE NORTH OF COLUMBIA P.O. Box 1367, Columbia, MO 65205 573.875.0503 |



BILLIE CONNALLY GREW UP WITHOUT MUCH MONEY IN A SMALL TOWN, working more than three jobs at a time to put herself through college. When she moved to Columbia, she applied for a job as a bank teller at a friend’s suggestion. A psychology major, Billie had planned a career in counseling, but at her first United Way Day of Giving, she realized the joy she felt from giving back to her community. “I somewhat accidentally discovered through experience that community banking allowed the opportunity to help people with their financial wellbeing. I see the role of a community banker as one that enables and supports the growth of their community. I am very proud to serve our employees, customers and community.” She advises other women starting their careers to “find your passion and know your strength.”

PROVIDENCE BANK Forum — 3855 Forum Blvd. - 573.449.2800 Fifth St. — 8 N. 5th St. - 573.442.6023 888.206.2730 | MEMBER FDIC


JACKIE WHITE WAS DRAWN TO A CAREER IN NURSING BECAUSE SHE LOVES CARING FOR OTHERS. “My favorite quote for why I do this is, ‘To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.’” White says there are several accomplishments she’s most proud of — taking care of patients and families when they need it most, becoming an RN, receiving her nursing home administrator’s license and opening Columbia Post Acute from the ground up. She says the facility specializes in rehab-to-home care, and its staff loves to see people transform, get stronger and go home where they really want to be. She’d advise other women starting their own careers to “Always go the extra mile because most people don’t.”

COLUMBIA POST ACUTE 3535 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, MO 65201 573.397.7144 |



DR. ASHLEY EMEL HAS KNOWN SINCE A YOUNG AGE THAT SHE WANTED TO BE A CHIROPRACTOR. After being involved in a major car accident that injured her mother, she essentially grew up in a chiropractic office. She saw not only what it did for those who were injured but also for those who were trying to reduce pain and headaches, improve postural alignment, treat disc issues and even receive nutritional support. She feels blessed she was able to work for a chiropractor in high school and witness what chiropractic can do for all.

When someone puts an obstacle in front of you, find a detour to reach your goals.

What accomplishment are you the most proud of? Everything my team and I have been able to accomplish the past five years at Compass. We have been able to help many people in the community. It has been important to set our goals high to help people in all aspects of wellness and to get them feeling better. I am also very proud of the relationships we have built with other providers. There are some amazing physicians in our area and it’s exciting that we are able to work together to get our community’s health moving in the right direction. What should readers know about your business? We love every single practice member as they are our family at Compass Chiropractic. We enjoy seeing the entire family regardless of how young or old they are. In addition to chiropractic, we also provide nutrition work, cold laser therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture and much more! What advice would you give other women starting their careers? My best advice is to wear high heels but to set your goals higher. But in all honesty, don’t let others hold you back or tell you that you can’t do something that you know you can succeed in. When someone puts an obstacle in front of you, find a detour to reach your goals. Anything else you’d like to share? I have an amazing family and they are the reason I get to do what I love! I have two daughters, Finley and Charley. They love dance parties, school and outdoor adventures. My husband, Aaron, works for UMB and is a huge outdoorsman. We enjoy our time together and love family movie nights! COMPASS CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS 2516 Forum Blvd., Ste. 102, Columbia, MO 65203 573.445.4444 | INSIDE COLUMBIA OCTOBER 2019 55



KELSEY HAMMOND WANTS EVERYONE TO EXPERIENCE ART IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES. “Art connects people and gives meaning to our experience as humans and I love being part of that process,” she says. She ran the Mizzou Craft Studio for almost 10 years, fighting tirelessly each year to keep it open. She hopes to continue that kind of passionate work. “The Columbia Art League (CAL) does so many things for the community — classes, a gallery showcasing local artists, Art in the Park … CAL is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and I'm excited to discover more ways for it to be a part of our community. Columbia is incredibly supportive of the arts and I feel lucky to be a part of it.” COLUMBIA ART LEAGUE 207 S. Ninth St., Columbia, MO 65201 573.443.8838 |

Kimberly Vesecky

CERTIFIED JAZZERCISE INSTRUCTOR, OWNER KIMBERLY VESECKY BEGAN DANCING AS A YOUNG GIRL, was a cheerleader and also competed in pageants. Her proudest accomplishment is bringing her passion for fitness and dance to women in the Columbia community. As Jazzercise celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Kimberly says her center is growing and expanding. It will be relocating to a sleek modern fitness studio in the very near future, and adding additional classes, with babysitting offered in most for a nominal fee. If Kimberly were advising other women starting their careers, she would tell them to “follow your gut instincts, be passionate, listen, adapt and never ever give up.”

COLUMBIA JAZZERCISE PREMIER CENTER 120 E. Nifong Ste. C, Columbia, MO 65203 573.355.2430 |


Kerri M. Roberts

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER KERRI ROBERTS WAS AN HR PROFESSIONAL FOR OVER 12 YEARS and remains very grateful for the experience she’s had. However, she was always drawn to quality, data, operations and audit. She says TIG has given her the opportunity to be true to her natural skill sets, utilize her education and focus on operations, and that she is extremely thankful.

It's an investment, and I love helping protect our community's assets.

What accomplishment are you the most proud of? I am probably most proud of my involvement with the Missouri Quality Award and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award while I was working at MidwayUSA. Those years heavily shaped the professional I am today. What advice would you give to other women starting their careers? Choose who you want to be in the workplace and then go after that with all you've got. Work in such a fashion that you can be proud of what you bring to the table and everything else will fall into place (at some point, if not now). It will always be hard. And it will always be worth it. What should readers know about your business? We've been in business in our local community for over 120 years are owned and led by some amazing partners. An independent agency is truly for the client. We don't have our own products or our own agendas. Insurance, whether it's your business policy, homeowners/auto, or employee benefits, is all part of a person's wealth management portfolio. It's an investment, and I love helping protect our community's assets. What’s next for you? When I joined TIG, I took a break from boards (other than continuing to support Welcome Home, Inc., where my husband is the board president). I am ready to find a great board to serve on as well as maintain my activity with the Chamber, our church and other valuable local organizations. TIG ADVISORS 200 E. Southampton, Columbia, MO 65203 573.875.4800 |



Rebecca Knipp CPA, OWNER

GROWING UP IN A FAMILY THAT OWNED AND OPERATED SEVERAL BUSINESSES, Rebecca Knipp has always been drawn to the challenges of the business world. A self-described problem solver and natural organizer, she finds being a CPA allows her to utilize all of these qualities. Her proudest accomplishment is being a business owner/ mom. “Both are tough and important jobs,” she says, “but also immeasurably rewarding!” Unlike traditional compliance accounting work (such as tax returns or audits), Rebecca considers herself more of a relational accountant than a transactional one. “I will always customize my approach to any job in order to accommodate the specific needs of each client.”

OPTIMIZED CFO & CONTROLLER SERVICES P.O. Box 7201, Columbia, MO 65205 573.220.1019 |

Angelique Hunter

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, OWNER ANGELIQUE HUNTER ALWAYS LOVED ART, and when she discovered photography and how it made people happy, she instantly fell in love with it. She believes her clients would say she has a gift with newborn and children’s photography. That may be due to her 13 years as a pre-school owner. Her proudest accomplishment, she says, was winning first place for a photo she took of a little boy next to a truck in the snow. She wants to continue to grow in her talent, and looks forward to fall’s changing colors, saying it’s an exciting time of year when families come together. When asked what she’d tell other women starting careers, she says, “Follow what you love to do and give 110 percent and do not focus on your competition.”



Laura Weidt, MD DR. LAURA WEIDT’S LOVE OF PEOPLE — ESPECIALLY CHILDREN — DREW HER TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AND SPECIALIZE IN PEDIATRICS. She finds the innocence of children heartwarming, and says, “Their development is amazing. They are all miracles. The challenges associated with childhood illness and disease always keeps me on my toes. I enjoy every moment of it.”

My daughters will continue to watch me balance family, faith and career.

What accomplishment are you the most proud of? I think I'm most proud of my ability to balance career with family (most of the time). I want my own children to see how a woman and mom is very capable of having a career that they love and take care of a family inside and out. I adore my family and I am not perfect, but with my faith and love of my family and my career, I am able to be my best. What advice would you give to other women starting their careers? I had to persevere through academics at Washington University in St Louis and at University of Missouri School of Medicine. If you fail, keep trying. Don't quit! Follow your heart and if you really desire it, you will succeed! What should readers know about your business? We are the biggest pediatric group in mid-Missouri. We strive to give you the best care we can every day of the week. We have three locations in Columbia. We even have satellite clinics in Moberly and Boonville. Our nursing staff is dedicated to answering your calls efficiently and with the best knowledge. We have after hour nurse calling service, too. What’s next for you? I will continue to take good care of my patients in my practice. As my daughters grow up, they will continue to watch me balance family, faith and career. Family is always first BUT my family knows that my patients are my family too. TIGER PEDIATRICS 303 N. Keene St., Ste. 404, Columbia, MO 65201 573.777.ROAR (7267) |




SUSAN BRANDT HAS ALWAYS HAD A PASSION FOR SPACEPLANNING, design and working with clients to find a solution. “I really enjoy being able to utilize my skills to find the right furniture solutions for our clients and to create environments that make a difference,” she says. “In a world where furniture and modular walls have become commoditized, at Working Spaces we believe that a focus on the total client experience is what sets us apart.” Her proudest accomplishment is being the mom of her three daughters. “My two oldest are adopted and my youngest was born after 23 weeks of bedrest,” she says. “The odds were against them coming into this world and I do not take being their mom for granted. I strive each day to be a strong role model for my daughters both in my career and at home.”

WORKING SPACES 2801 Woodard Dr., Ste. 101, Columbia, Mo 65202 573.443.0370 |

Ann Ruesy OWNER

EVEN THOUGH ANN RUESY'S BACKGROUND IS IN ACCOUNTING AND INVESTMENTS, she's always been interested in health and fitness. So when she had the opportunity to become an Orangetheory franchisee, she jumped at the chance. Her proudest accomplishment is her team and the welcoming atmosphere they've created. Although her title is “owner,” she has no uncertainties about who runs the day-to-day business and makes the studio a great place: "The women and men who work at Orangetheory are responsible for creating a welcoming environment and providing exemplary customer service." Ruesy also says "your first class is free (local residents and nonmembers only), so give us a call to learn more!"

ORANGETHEORY FITNESS - COLUMBIA 3103 W. Broadway, Ste. 115, Columbia, MO, 65203 573.381.0388 |


Lili Vianello TOP DOG

LILI VIANELLO’S INTEREST IN ADVERTISING SALES FIRST STARTED BREWIN’ WHEN SHE WAS A BRUIN: She got excited about ad sales while working as the business manager for Rock Bridge High School‘s newspaper, The Rock. That carried her into sales, journalism and marketing, and a lengthy and highly successful career. Her company, Visionworks Marketing Group, will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year.

These people should constantly challenge you to learn, grow and go beyond your comfort zone.

What accomplishment are you the most proud of? Retention. Retention of clients who count on our agency to accomplish their goals and grow their businesses, and retention of co-workers who make up the Visionworks Marketing Group team. What should readers know about your business? We maintain a great blend of having fun and getting results. Perhaps that is what has allowed us to be around for so long. March 2020 will be our 25th anniversary and we are already planning the party! What advice would you give to other women starting their careers? My advice to anyone starting their career is to surround themselves with high quality mentors, advisers, co-workers and friends. These people should constantly challenge you to learn, grow and go beyond your comfort zone. What’s next for you? I'm excited about Visionworks and its continued growth in the future. Additionally, my husband, John Shrum, and I are opening a new business: ACA Business ClubColumbia. It's a business and social club focused on building quality relationships, providing professional and personal development, and offering marketing opportunities for members and their businesses. Members will have access to the space and also to ACA Business Clubs located everywhere. VISIONWORKS MARKETING GROUP AND ACA BUSINESS CLUB 204 Peach Way, Stes. H and A, Columbia, MO, 65203 573.449.8567 |



Cheryl Jarvis

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT PRIVATE BANKING ONE OF CHERYL JARVIS’S FIRST JOBS WAS WORKING IN A BANK WHILE SHE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. She loved the customer interaction and working with the numbers. She had planned to major in accounting, until her counselor suggested that with her outgoing personality, she might enjoy a career where she would have more interaction with clients.

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What accomplishment are you the most proud of? Personally, I am very proud of my children and the great young men they have grown into. My oldest, Logan Gray, is an investment advisor and a wonderful father. Quinn Gray, my middle son, works for an energy company in Denver. My youngest son, Reece is a sophomore at Arkansas State playing football and pursuing a business degree. All work hard and have big hearts, which makes a mama proud! Professionally, I get things done. I love a challenge and working to get something accomplished. What should readers know about your business? Landmark Bank has been a wonderful place to work. We have a family atmosphere that encourages friendships and development. I have learned so much by saying, I would like to .... and my superiors, saying, ‘Go for it!’ My team, Private Banking, are bankers who are perceptive, financially trained bankers who can assist clients with complex financial needs to find the perfect banking solution. What advice would you give to other women starting their careers? Work smart! Work for a company that values family, but when at work, put your all into your job. Read and study your particular industry to ensure you know everything needed to have a thorough understanding of what is expected. What’s next for you? I plan to continue working and helping customers become ‘Simmons Bank’ Customers. Additionally, I am taking financial planning classes to increase my knowledge base. LANDMARK BANK 801 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201 573.499.7318 |


Misty Jones

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES MISTY JONES STARTED HER CAREER AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE WORKING AS A NURSE IN 2008. She rose through the ranks, holding six different positions with increasing leadership responsibility, and is now the director of emergency services. She is a single mother of two sons, 20 and 16.

Here was a tangible way I could make a difference in people’s lives.

What drew you to your career? I chose nursing as a career right after 9/11. I’ll never forget watching the devastation unfold while sitting in a public-speaking class. I, along with the entire nation, stood shell-shocked and yet so many of us wanted to help. Around that same time, I happened to see a Johnson & Johnson advertisement calling people to “Be a Nurse” and it resonated with me. Here was a tangible way I could make a difference in people’s lives. What should readers know about your business? MU Health Care’s mission is simple and clear: to save and improve lives. In emergency services, from the ERs, Urgent Care, to emergency medical services, we take care of people during some of the worst moments of their lives. Yet day after day, I see so much compassion from a group of people who routinely see horrific things. It speaks to their resiliency and reinforces my belief in humanity on a daily basis. What’s next for you? I plan to continue to expand the impact that my service has on the community through innovation, education and outreach. We can touch more lives and truly impact underserved communities, not only within Columbia, but in Missouri as a whole. Anything else you’d like to share? Football is life! MU Health Care is an academic health system that is a part of the University of Missouri family. We are proud to support Mizzou athletics through sponsorships as well as to provide game-day emergency services for both the athletes and fans. UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE 1 Hospital Drive Columbia, MO, 65212 573.882.4141 |



By Olivia DeSmit | Photos by L.G. Patterson


lthough Columbia may be considered a small town by many, it has no shortage of people bettering the community. There are far more than 10 people making a difference in Columbia, but we chose to include the following ones because they are what one might call unsung heroes. They make a huge difference in people’s lives, but often are not recognized for all their hard work. From aiding refugees to sheltering children to supporting people recently released from prison, the 10 people in this article are shaping our community and making it a safer and more positive place to live. Here’s to celebrating their passion and commitment.


Pamela Ingram GRANNY’S HOUSE


amela Ingram co-founded Granny’s House, along with a committee, more than 18 years ago. Her mission was to create a nurturing place for public housing children to gather after school, where they could receive help with homework, gain invaluable life skills and experience love and grace. “We love walking through life with kids and seeing beautiful transformations,” Ingram says. As the current executive director, her days could involve anything from training volunteers to speaking at meetings to cleaning bathroom floors. “During my stay-at-home-mom years, I was always involved in some kind of community outreach with my church, mostly in public housing,” Ingram says. “During that season, we noticed that there really wasn’t much going on for children in the projects and saw a great need to do something very intentional, to be a kind of ‘lighthouse’ right there in the midst of where the children live.” Now, Granny’s House helps the more than 100 children on its active enrollment list. Since its early days, Granny’s House has become mostly a support system for refugee families. “Our enrollment is now about 99 percent children from (mostly African) refugee families,” Ingram says. “I once counted 12 different nations represented at Granny’s House — kids who came to our front door not speaking a word of English who are now in high school, college, driving cars and teaching me how to find my way around Snapchat!”

For Ingram, some of the best moments are when kids who spent time in Granny’s House share how much that experience meant to them. “One African girl whom I’ve known for more than a decade recently said, ‘I actually cannot remember when Granny’s House was not a part of my life and I cannot even imagine what life would be like without it,’ Ingram says. “She came to us from Rwanda as a fifth grader who spoke no English and is now a senior in college! To me, investing in the life of a child is like putting $10 in the bank with the possibility of withdrawing $1 million later!” she says. Granny’s House began as two public housing apartments when it was first founded but now has a permanent location at 110 E. Worley Street. It is lovingly referred to as the “Taj Mahal” by those who volunteer their time there.


Larry McDaniel



arry McDaniel has been changing children’s lives in Columbia even before founding Coyote Hill Children’s Home 29 years ago. In the 1980s, McDaniel first became a foster parent and his passion for taking children under his wing evolved from there. Now, as executive director, McDaniel helps realize Coyote Hill’s mission of taking in children ages 6 to 14 who are in abusive or difficult situations and placing them with a foster family that provides a positive educational atmosphere, adequate access to health care, quality food and good parenting. Coyote Hill has helped hundreds of children being raised in difficult situations find safe places to live — and it has involved thousands of community members to make that happen. “When I do something by myself, I feel like I have simply completed a task” McDaniel says. “But when I get to be a part of a community effort, even if it is just a small group, I get to feel like I’ve been a part of something much bigger than myself — and that feels good to all of us. Since we work directly with children, there are innumerable positive reactions,” he says, “but I want to highlight the positive reactions from others in the community who are invited to come alongside us in this endeavor. People want to make a difference, so being given an opportunity to do so is very appreciated. “Every person can be a player, every player has a part and every part is an important one,” McDaniel says. “Don’t think you have to single-handedly reconfigure the community landscape to be significant. Simply do for one what you wish you could do for everyone and you will be significant.” McDaniel continues to better children’s lives because he believes in the power of community. “Whether as one working with the community as a profession or volunteering on a regular basis, participating in helping to make a difference in one’s community has enormous returns on investment of the time and resources spent doing so,” he says. “I have never believed we are on this Earth to live for ourselves. We are here to have relationships and as the saying goes, ‘We’re all just walking each other home.’”


MaryJo Henry



hen asked how long she has been volunteering in the local community, Mary Jo Henry simply says “a long time.” Her current volunteer work as a member on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia and MU’s Children’s Hospital doesn’t begin to chip away at the difference she has made in our community. She credits her generous spirit to her parents. “It was not uncommon to see my dad get the tractor out in a snowstorm to pull a stranded driver out of a ditch, and mother was always baking something to take to a funeral dinner at the church.” Henry got her first start volunteering as the youth group director at her family’s church. Since moving to Columbia, she has been a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, the CH Advisory Board and the Little Black Dress event that benefits True North. “Michele Cropp, Barbara Hodges and I organized a group of ladies that turned a Nissan dealership service drive into a night out for 250 ladies in black dresses to support those suffering from domestic violence and sexual assault,” Henry says of the Little Black Dress event. “Nine years later, this annual fundraising event draws more than 800 ladies from various states to celebrate survivors of a once unspoken topic.”  Henry’s passion for volunteering actually led to her career at BMW and Mercedes-Benz of Columbia. “Back in the early 1990’s, I had borrowed two vans for the March of Dimes walk from the local Ford dealership to transport walkers if they needed assistance to the

end of the walk,” she says. “Upon contacting the dealer to ensure he found the vans in perfect condition, he proceeded to offer me a position at the dealership, which started a wonderful 26-plus year career in the automotive industry.” According to Henry, volunteering has many faces. It can range from being a structured board member to a random act of kindness. “No matter the way you decide to serve, just be prepared to receive so much more back!” she says. For community members looking to become more involved, she suggests volunteering with Boys and Girls Club, helping True North with projects or fundraising events and donating blood to The Red Cross. “Big Brothers Big Sisters has a school-based program through which volunteers can take a lunch hour once a week to work with a young person,” she says. Her personal experience as a Big Sister still leaves a fond memory. Her first Little Sister was an 8-year-old girl from Louisiana. Her family had lost everything in Hurricane Katrina and the girl had lost a lot of her confidence. Henry spent lunches playing games, reading and just giving the girl attention. “A couple years later, I saw her walking to school one morning with her head up, a smile on her face and a swagger in her step,” Henry says. “It made my day to think I might have been just a small positive part of her life.”


Dan Hanneken IN2ACTION


s executive director of in2Action, Dan Hanneken does everything from walking newly released citizens through challenging life situations to helping them reconnect with their children. in2Action provides residential transition support to people recently released from prison. In addition to his work at in2Action, Hanneken also teaches graduate and undergraduate Criminology/Criminal and Juvenile Justice courses at the University of Missouri. He founded in2Action in 2012 because of his life history and struggles. “Shortly after being released from prison myself in 2003, I started helping our community by starting a prison ministry at The Crossing church,” he says. “We began small with an annual Angel Tree event which provided Christmas gifts to children whose parents were in prison.” Hanneken’s effort to help those in our community recently released from prison began there and has been growing ever since. “I have a hard time feeling proud of my accomplishments; I do however feel extremely blessed,” he says. “I am amazed that a priorpersistent violent offender, a life-long drug addict and a career criminal like me has graduated with a master’s degree at the top of his class and is now a college professor. That I have started a non-profit that it is growing like crazy and has great outcomes. That I am happily married to a wonderful woman and living my dream, and that I have


a relationship with my Lord who has turned my life right-side up.” For Hanneken, his faith and commitment to creating a safe community keep him passionate about volunteering. “When people released from prison are successful, they are no longer committing crimes and taking victims; today I am a citizen in this community and I want it to be as safe as possible.” Volunteering, especially with programs such as in2Action, that deal with sometimes violent offenders can be difficult. “I believe people wanting to get involved in the community need to know that while this work can be extremely rewarding, it can be heartbreaking as well,” Hanneken says. “We must recognize that we are not in control and just as we cannot take credit for people’s success, we should not feel responsible for their setbacks either.” Perhaps not surprisingly, in the current age of technology, one of the most positive outcomes Hanneken has seen through in2Action was a text message. “Our guys especially can be much more honest when texting,” he explains. “This particular resident went on and on about how in2Action saved his life. His text read: ‘If not for in2Action I would be dead now, and I would have taken someone else out with me. I realize now that God has a plan for my life and I could not be more grateful. Thank you!’”



amian Dean Senior has been a volunteer through United Community Cathedral Church, the parent company of United Community Builders, since 2000. He helped establish United Community Builders in 2009 and is now the executive director. “I have a passion and gift for motivating and helping people,” he says. “I love to see individuals experience the ‘lightbulb moment’ that helps them change their lives for the better. It’s one of the things I like most about my work in our community.” United Community Builders’ mission is to help people through community-wide programs that focus on education, mentorships, job-readiness training and the performing arts. In the past 10 years, the organization has provided more than 10,000 hours of community-based programming. In 2018, Dean helped facilitate the pilot program Transformation High, which helped to create capable students, at a Columbia Public School. “The exciting part of this project was laying the groundwork for future students,” he says. “I have seen these students transition from attending classes because of the recommendation of staff, to eagerly participate out of their own desire. It is not always easy to quantitatively demonstrate when the ‘lightbulb’ comes on for a student, but some feedback we’ve received from students includes: ‘I think or at least feel it’s making me a better person,’ ‘I’ve thought more about [my] emotions and [my] communication [with others],’ and ‘It’s given me something to look forward to at school.’” One of the most positive interactions Dean has had while at United Community Builders happened at the Dinner Table project, which helps bring families back to the table to connect. “We recognize that family mealtime provides an avenue for parents to model socially desirable behaviors for their children while facilitating their development as productive members of society,” he says. “In short we used this project to help feed members of our community during the economic recession of 2008-2011.” During one of these projects, Dean says he overheard a child ask his mom if he could have more food. “I chimed in and said ‘Sure, you can eat as much as you want.’ The little boy’s eyes lit up and he had the biggest smile on his face. His mom began to have tears fill her eyes, and I later discovered that food insecurity was a major issue for the family at the time. Thankfully, at the time our church had a food pantry on-site and we sent the family home with additional groceries. After several months, that young boy’s mother was able to find meaningful employment and started donating some of the best homemade cookies to the project. In the end to see that family’s needs met really blessed my heart.”


Jane Williams LOVE INC


ane Williams co-founded Love INC with Pat McMurry more than 11 years ago. “We opened our doors in 2008,” she says, “But I started dreaming and preparing years before that.” Now, her official title is program director at Love INC — which coordinates local resources and recruits and trains volunteers who can help people in need move forward toward stability. “Our goal is to serve the whole person and engage the whole community, so I spend

a lot of time connecting people and resources across the community,” Williams says. Her passion for volunteering first started as a student at the University of Missouri. During the 1970s, she was involved in service projects through the university. After earning her masters in social work, she was employed as a hospital social worker for 20 years both at Ellis Fischel State Cancer Hospital and Boone Hospital. It was in the late ‘90s that she first became involved in public housing. “I found myself befriending and helping individuals and families in meeting their immediate needs,” Williams says. “But the situations often reflected the complex issues of poverty and called for a more comprehensive response. That is when I began envisioning an organization like Love INC.” “For me, serving is a calling and I’m not sure I could quit if I tried,” she continues. “I find great joy in seeing others reach their potential INSIDECOLUMBIA COLUMBIAOCTOBER OCTOBER2019 2019 70 INSIDE 70

and create better lives for themselves. It gets even better when I can draw others into the giving and serving opportunities — then the joy is multiplied and I can sense that the fabric of our city is being strengthened.” Since last year, Love INC has served more than 1,100 Columbia households. “We listen without judgment, help people face often very difficult realities and partner with them for change,” she says. “The partners are all of us — community volunteers, churches, businesses and organizations. We provide the structure for people to use their time, talents and resources to help their neighbors in need.” Through local churches such as Compass Church, Love INC has been able to provide housing for families in need in Columbia. “Four years ago, Pastor Ed Phillips from Compass Church walked into my office and asked, ‘What do you need and what can our church do?’ I responded with, ‘Could you buy a house?’ she says. “We had just had our second homeless single mom with four children walk into our office that week and there were simply no local resources with which to help them. We desperately needed some type of transitional housing for families where they could receive temporary housing, life coaching and a path forward.” Compass Church purchased a home for this family and a year later they bought a second one for the same purpose. “Soon after this, one of the volunteer coaches working with the transitioning families saw such positive results that she and her husband donated a house to Love INC. We have now helped 18 families move from homelessness to stable, permanent housing and would love to enlarge our capacity to do more. “I have always had eye problems, and in 2013 I became totally blind,” Williams says. “I am extremely grateful to the many people who have given their time to assist me, so I can continue to serve the community. I was particularly overwhelmed by community support at our first Linking for Love event in 2016, when nearly 400 people from 80 local churches came together to celebrate local collaborations. I had no idea such a large crowd had gathered until I heard the applause. Then, in 2018, at our first Over the Edge fundraiser, I heard over the loudspeaker as I rappelled The Tiger Hotel that I had met my $10,000 goal. All I could think was that maybe what I was doing was making a difference after all.”

Laine Young-Walker



aine Young-Walker — recently named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at University of Missouri Health Care — has helped create and maintain six child psychiatry outreach programs. Her goal? To help children in Missouri, where there is only one child psychiatrist for every 1,000 kids and where, of the state’s 114 counties, 89 don’t have a single provider. Young-Walker was one of the founding members of MU’s Bridge Program in 2015. The program provides a free psychiatric evaluation and at least two follow-up appointments for any Boone County student in public, private or home school. “The teams I have created and work with are making a very important impact in the community,” she says. “We are providing services that did not exist in the past.” Her involvement with children in the community first started in 2010 when she was awarded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration project Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (LAUNCH) grant. Through this grant, she focused on evidence-based programs for social emotional development for children from birth to age 8. Some programs she implemented with the grant still exist today, with different funding. “If you look at my programs, they’re about access to child psychiatry,” she says. “Or they’re about early intervention. What can we do at an early age to help that parent-child relationship, to help with social-emotional development?” Young-Walker is also the Associate Dean for Student Programs with the MU School of Medicine. Another program Young-Walker helped create and maintain is the Missouri Child Psychiatry

Access Project (MO-CPAP), which provides free, same-day phone consultations to primary care physicians treating young patients with mental health problems. The positive results she sees, whether feedback from parents, school personnel or primary care providers, let her know that her work is making a difference. “Parents who have utilized Triple P interventions with their children are now are able to interact in a more positive way and say they like to spend time with their children now (when they did not in the past),” she says. As the new chair of the Department of Psychiatry at MU, her dayto-day duties include outpatient, inpatient, school-based psychiatry, and prevention-early intervention programs for early childhood. “The inability to say no is the biggest thing,” Young-Walker says of her overflowing calendar. “The second thing, though, is because I really want to feel like I’ve made an impact.” For those that want to be more involved in the community, Young-Walker recommends taking the time to listen to community stakeholders. “By listening to providers, parents, schools, children and anyone that touches those children’s lives, we are able to work on ways to enhance collaboration,” she says. Some of Young-Walker’s favorite memories of her work include feedback from parents regarding the difference her programs have made. “Bridge saw and treated a child then referred them for ongoing clinical care,” she says. “I ran into the mom in the clinic she was referred to and she said, ‘Thank you so much for your help with Bridge and my son. The program saved his life.’”


Karen Grindler



aren Grindler, owner and co-founder of Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, has been helping both children and adults in the community since 1988. She founded the equine therapy riding center with the help of her then riding instructor, Amy Reece, after seeing a program on “20/20” one night about children with Down Syndrome who benefitted from equine therapy. “Well, I have a horse. Why can’t I begin an equine therapy center?” Grindler asked herself at the time. Today, Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center enables both mentally and physically disabled people of all ages to participate in equine therapy. The riders are led by workers and volunteers during weekly sessions in the fall, spring and/or summer. During these classes, riders get to spend time with horses, both on and off the saddle, while participating in games and trail rides. Grindler says her desire to start the riding center was specifically found in a single moment when she was driving to her riding lesson that same night and she heard a quote on the radio from inspirational author Ram Dass about finding something within her own community that needs to be done. “After hearing that quote over the radio, it hit me like a ton of bricks,” Grindler says. She didn’t believe Boone County had an equine therapy center, and she would soon confirm, it needed one. Grindler was a theatre and communications alumna from University of Missouri and was working as a recreation coordinator at Boone Retirement Center while taking riding lessons when she decided to found Cedar Creek. When she first told her riding


instructor what she wanted to do, she says Reece laughed and said, “But it’s a lot of work to find volunteers and instructors and facilities …” Grindler had replied, “I’ll do all that, you just teach.” After five years of working at Cedar Creek, Grindler was able to quit her full-time job at the retirement center and concentrate solely on her work at the riding center. Although Reece moved in 1998, Grindler had become a certified instructor and was able to take over the facility. “This facility will be here forever, even after I’m gone,” Grindler says. One of Grindler’s favorite memories from Cedar Creek is the story of Max. Max was born with partial agenesis of the corpus callosum, a condition that doesn’t allow the two hemispheres of the brain to connect completely, resulting in the loss of crosswire movements such as walking. At the first session to determine if Max would benefit from Cedar Creek, Grindler bet his dad that Max would walk. She was later admonished by the therapist for giving the family too much hope, but to Grindler there is no such thing. Seven weeks later Max’s dad ran up to the barn carrying Max, set down his son, and yelled, “Max can walk!” Grindler says “this was an amazing moment for me — this was the first time that doctors said something would never happen but at Cedar Creek it did and now it happens a lot.” Grindler has been able to accomplish something most people dream of — to find her passion in life and use that passion to help people; “This is everything I do and want to do,” she says.

Susan Hart



usan Hart wears many hats. She is co-owner of Huebert builders, the former Chair of the Board of Directors at Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and is currently the Rotary District 6080 Grants Subcommittee Chair. In her role with the Rotary Foundation, she helps to manage grants both locally and internationally. The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit part of Rotary International, which helps to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. “My part in coordinating grant paperwork with The Rotary Foundation has been very rewarding,” Hart says. “I see what Rotarians in our state do for others, both in our local communities and in other countries and I’m very proud to be part of this work.” Hart first got involved in volunteering because of her family. “ I learned from an early age that a community only works if the members are involved and engaged,” she says. As community members, we cannot rely on others to make our community work and serve the needs of those living there. It is up to each one of us to work together to better our community.” In 2002, Hart was the co-leader of a Habitat for Humanity house that was built by all female workers. “It was amazing to see the women come together to use their talents and build a home for and with the family. It was both challenging and rewarding at the same time. A few women-

owned businesses were started because of the house build.” When it comes to juggling a career and volunteer work, Hart says for her, it was never an option to do just one. “For me volunteering is a priority because it is important to my goals and morals. I do not view volunteering as an option, it is something I must do and therefore find the time. My small business needs me to be involved in the community and make sure it is the best it can be. My family needs me to make it a priority to give back to our community. As my sons grow, I make sure I also pick volunteer opportunities for them to come along with me and help too. I hope I am teaching them the same sense of obligation to community service that my parents instilled in me!”

Lori Stoll



ori Stoll was one of the founding members, along with her husband, Barry Stoll, of City of Refuge 10 years ago. Both she and her husband are still very involved; she as refugee care coordinator and he as director of refugee care. Through City of Refuge, Stoll helps provide basic needs fulfillment, counseling and professional development for refugee and immigrant families in the community. City of Refuge helps approximately 500 men, women and children each year. “I met a few refugees at my church and started volunteering there,” she says. “It soon led to visiting them in their homes and helping them learn how to cook, read mail, take them to the doctor, etc.” Prior to co-founding City of Refuge, Stoll was a stay-at-home mom involved in foster care and adoption, including working as a volunteer coordinator at Rainbow House prior to stepping into her current role. “I have had countless positive experiences, from attending a birth to helping someone acquire their first home to witnessing someone watch a movie for the first time.” One experience Stoll remembers vividly is helping a young man with his elderly mother, who was sick. “I received a phone call from a young man who was trying to help his elderly mother get to the doctor by bus in freezing weather. He called to say she wasn’t any better. I asked, ‘what did the doctor say?’ He relayed that he said what was wrong and just handed them a piece of


paper. I went to their home and saw the paper. It was her prescription for antibiotics. They were trying so hard to be independent, yet would suffer if it wasn’t for someone coming alongside.” When it comes to helping people in Columbia, Stoll recommends an old adage. “Just walk a mile in their shoes — a few yards are not enough. Listen to their story. Your eyes will soon be opened. Anyone can give compassion and friendship.” For her, City of Refuge is rewarding because the refugees they see have faced unbearable trauma and difficulties. “They continue to encounter difficulty here with language barriers that lead to inequalities so it is an honor to help lessen their burden,” she says.





The Columbia Crafter’s Guide to Create-Your-Own Costumes


link, and you’re already flooded with party invitations. You’ve dragged the pumpkins and fog machine out of the basement. Your kid won’t stop begging: “Can I be Spider-Man? Puh-lease?” October must be here, so, of course, all anyone can talk about is the 31st. Halloween is one of our favorite times of year in Columbia — the temperature set to the perfect chill, the leaves crisp and gold, Shyrock’s corn maze running at full capacity, and pumpkinflavored everything is inescapable. But for all the fun of the season, fall comes with its fair share of stresses, the chief of which are financial. Children’s Halloween costumes are cheaply made but expensive to purchase for a onetime celebration. They’re also another product of unsustainable fashion, worn so infrequently that they’re landfill fodder. Do-it-yourself (otherwise known as DIY) costumes provide a simple solution. Gather a few fabric scraps and some accessories, and you can make just about anything for a fraction of the price. Say your kid wants to be a unicorn and a fairy? You won’t find that ensemble on Amazon. With DIY, it’s a snap. Minion Models: Jaxin, Kailani and Elias Washington


But say you’re not particularly handy with needle and thread. Where might you get started with a DIY children’s costume? Especially when little Tommy is demanding he look exactly like Obi Wan Kenobi? Don’t get overwhelmed. Our city has the resources to get you equipped early, so you can focus on the spooky stuff (and stocking your shelves with candy!) come Hallow’s Eve.


Get With The Times

First, it’s smart to know what costumes are popular this year. Maybe your kid is asking to be an anime character, and you’re not sure you even understand what anime is. Start with a little research. What’s filling the Halloween stores? What’s selling out on Amazon? Sit down with your children, ask them who they want to be, and if you’re unfamiliar with the characters, watch part of the TV series or film they star in, or read a page from

their book. You’ll not only have a moment to connect with your child, but you’ll get a better vision for your creation. Larry Dietzel, owner of the beloved downtown costume shop Gotcha! — an authority on costuming in Columbia for over two decades — says it’s always hard to tell exactly what will be trending each season. “A crystal ball would help a lot,” he jokes. But there are a few tried-and-true consistencies: Anime characters, Disney characters, and Marvel and DC superheroes are almost always safe bets. Your kids’ friends will know who they are, but you can customize each costume to your child’s liking. That’s where the fun comes in.


Gather Inspiration

If this is your first time doing DIY design, it’s best to consult the experts before you start hemming any skirts. There are hundreds of tutorials online, many from bloggers who understand the struggles of juggling costume prep with the everyday ins-and-outs of parenting (Who has time to pack lunches and handstitch a cape?). Start there first. Once you’ve nailed the basics, take a quick breath before you dive into design work. A few folks around here have been DIYing their kids’ costumes for years (in some cases decades), and after a few ripped seams and Pinterest fails, they’ve mastered the createyour-own craft. To stir your muse, they’ve rounded up a few do’s and don’ts of pre-Halloween prep: DO: Always involve the kids. Kids are energized around Halloween for a reason; they want to use their imaginations. Allow them, when possible, to pick the materials for their costume, and always consult them before deciding what characters they’ll become. Susan Rathke, raised in Columbia, studied fashion in New York City after learning how to sew from Kay Kirtley, a beloved home economics


teacher in Columbia Public Schools during the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Learning a love for DIY early in life led her not only to a degree from the N.Y. Fashion Institute, but she has now designed costumes for her children and grandchildren for decades. DON’T: Get too complicated in the beginning. Start with a small project. Rathke cautions against leaping headfirst into mask-making or elaborate needlework. Not only will you get frustrated early, but you’re more likely to mess up and be forced to start your design all

Pencil & Eraser Modeled by Christine & Caroline Lepp

INSPIRATION: Studio DIY! YOU WILL NEED: A glue stick or hot glue gun, a small pink T-shirt or onesie, a yellow dress, black fabric markers, elastic, paper party hat, pink shoes, scissors, tan cardstock, yellow cardstock STEP 1: Unfurl the party hat onto the tan cardstock, and cut out the shape of the hat. STEP 2: Cut the same shape into the yellow cardstock. STEP 3: Using a straightedge, cut out the bottom two inches of the yellow hat shape. This strip of yellow will be pasted onto the tan cardstock hat shape. STEP 3: To make the pencil look recently sharpened, cut a scalloped pattern into the yellow strip. STEP 4: Using the stick or glue gun, glue the scalloped yellow strip onto the bottom of the tan shape. STEP 5: Using the black marker, color the top 1-2 inches of the tan shape to create what will be the pencil lead. STEP 6: Roll the hat together and glue to create a cone, which will serve as the pencil tip. STEP 7: Using the hot glue gun, attach the elastic to the insides of the cone pencil hat. This will serve as a chin strap securing the hat to your head. STEP 8: Slip on a yellow dress and pink shoes to create the pencil body and eraser. STEP 9: Lay the pink shirt or onesie on a flat surface. Then, using the black marker (and a stencil, if you’re worried about your handwriting), draw words common on pink erasers. You can pick exactly what you want to say, but some suggestions include “Papermate Pink Pearl” or “Pink Eraser.”


over. Discuss with your child who or what they want to be on the 31st, and make sure they know they can’t change their mind once you’ve started designing. Then, find the simplest pattern you can, and get to work. Once you feel comfortable, that’s the time to start embellishing. DO: Add fun challenges for yourself. Rathke says that part of what makes DIY costuming so fun is the little puzzles you get to solve each goround. How will you make a jet pack out of two 2-liter bottles? What scraps of fabric can be sewn together to make a scarf? Take these problems as an opportunity to experiment. The more creative your child’s costume, the more likely they are to impress during their trick-or-treating route.

Mermaid Modeled by Sage Beasley

INSPIRATION: Mama. Papa. Bubba. YOU WILL NEED: Cardboard, glitter glue, hot glue gun, seashell necklace, sparkly foam sheets in different blue and/or green shades, sparkly or sequined dress, sparkly shoes, thread for alterations STEP 1: Make any needed alterations to the dress to fit your child and leave plenty of room on the skirt. The dress should be a sturdy and structured enough material to support the weight of the foam scales. The skirt should not be too long either. Hem the skirt to ensure your child’s feet are showing and there is room for a tail. STEP 2: Create a “scale” template by cutting one out from cardboard. It should look approximately like a half moon. STEP 3: Using the cardboard template, cut out a lot of foam scales in different shades of blue and/or green. The actual number will depend on the size of the skirt. You might need to cut out more after you get started. STEP 4: Starting at the bottom of the skirt, use your hot glue gun to attach a horizontal row of scales. Then attach another horizontal row above the previous row, taking care to stagger the scales between each other, creating a pattern. STEP 5: Cut out a large tail shape from the cardboard, then use that template to cut the same shape out of blue foam. STEP 6: Using glitter glue, draw a fun design on the tail. Your child can get involved with this step! STEP 7: Attach the top edge of the tail to the inside of the back or front of the skirt using the hot glue gun. STEP 8: Pair with sparkly shoes and a seashell or pearl necklace! 78 INSIDE COLUMBIA OCTOBER 2019 78 INSIDE COLUMBIA OCTOBER 2019

Biker Baby Modeled by Beau Schaffner

INSPIRATION: ICM team YOU WILL NEED: Jean or leather jacket, jean pants, fake tattoos, hair gel STEP 1: Cut and distress jean jacket as needed to get a “biker” feel. STEP 2: Apply fake tattoos — or if you’re an artist, draw on with nontoxic marker — in visible areas. Some fun tattoo ideas include a pacifier, mom with a heart, bottle and teddy bear. STEP 3: Using hair gel, style your baby’s hair to make it look more punk. STEP 4: Pair with blue jeans and stylish boots!



Modeled by Jaxin, Kailani and Elias Washington

INSPIRATION : Wine and Glue YOU WILL NEED: Black elastic, brown felt, overalls, scissors, silver felt, white felt, white/black/silver thread or hot glue gun, yellow knit or fleece cap, yellow T-shirt STEP 1: Cut a large circle out of the silver felt — about 4 inches in diameter. Then, cut a slightly smaller circle out of the white felt — about 3 inches in diameter. Finally, cut a much smaller circle out of the brown felt — about 1 inch in diameter. STEP 2: Cut out a small portion of the brown felt circle to create an almost Pac-Man-like shape.


STEP 3: Using your fabric glue, glue the brown felt shape in the center of the white felt circle, then glue the white felt circle in the center of the silver felt circle. This creates the minion eye. STEP 4: Using your fabric glue, glue the “eye” to the black elastic. You can also use thread to sew it to the elastic. STEP 5: Placing the cap on your child’s head, put the elastic around the center of the cap, then, if so desired, glue or sew into place. Otherwise, the elastic can simply be stretched around the cap, (but keep in mind it might move around if not secured). STEP 6: Pair the hat with a long-sleeved yellow T-shirt and the all-important overalls.

DON’T: DIY if you won’t have fun. The truth is that create-your-own costumes aren’t for everyone. The process can be frustrating and time-consuming — and, if you don’t know the right places to find supplies, expensive. If you don’t have the time or energy, there’s no shame in buying a costume. Just be aware that pre-made costumes are likely to be low-quality, Rathke warns, and prone to falling apart. You decide what matters the most to you. DO: Be flexible with your materials. Sometimes you won’t find exactly what you’re looking for at Maude Vintage or Goodwill. Katie Bahner Lammers, a pediatric physical therapist at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, designs her kids’ costumes every year, and she says part of the joy of DIY is seeing every object’s potential. She once transformed a brown women’s buttondown into a coat and hood for an Obi Wan Kenobi look. Even if something on the rack doesn’t match your vision, she explains, you can almost always alter it to make exactly what you want. DON’T: Take too much time. Lammers says she once spent 40 or more hours working on a single Power Rangers costume. You don’t want to spend your final hours before Halloween bent over your sewing machine. Piece out your project over several weeks, with each week focused on a separate element of the costume. And on Halloween night? Save time by putting kids in their PJs underneath their costumes. This is Rathke’s favorite tip: The efficient dressing means that, once the kids are home from trick-or-treating, you can save time by peeling off their costumes and putting them straight to bed.


Stock Up On Supplies

You won’t get far without a trusty pair of scissors or a hot glue gun. It’s time to go shopping. Here’s the great thing about DIY: You won’t need to reach far in your wallet to assemble what you need. Start with the trickier stuff to recreate, such as masks, face paint, and other accessories. In some cases, you won’t be able to fake that stuff at home. Instead, consult the

experts at Gotcha! The store offers an incredible array of costume supplies, ranging from highquality theatrical makeup to, well, chicken masks. You’ll have so much fun getting lost in the store you might forget why you came. If you need some basic clothes to provide the foundation for your child’s costume, scope out the vintage and thrift stores first. You can almost always find something creative (and cheap!) if you keep an open mind while scouring the options at Maude Vintage. A tweed jacket might not look exactly like Doctor Who’s on the rack, but with a few modifications back at your place, you’ll nail the look without spending more than a few dollars. If Maude proves too selective, motor over to the timetested Goodwill. You’ll find plenty of basic T-shirts, pants and dresses that you can cut, crop and color to your heart’s content. Next, you’ll probably need some fabric — or at least some thread, Velcro, or sequins. Local stores such as Appletree Quilting and Satin Stitches offer all of the above, plus the expertise of locals who might even pause to help you find a good pattern. Ask the experts what you’ll need after showing them the template you have in mind, and maybe even consider signing up for a sewing class to stretch your skills. Whatever you can’t find at local fabric shops, you can almost always snatch some up for cheap at Michaels or Joann’s Fabric.


Dare to DIY

Okay, so you’re convinced DIY is the right route. You’ve got your bag of goodies. You’re ready to go. But you still haven’t landed on that golden idea, the costume that will make your kid stand out on the block. And you’re still spooked by the thought of sewing. Fret not. With these so-basic-it’s-scary starter tutorials, you can assemble a chilling (or charming) costume in minutes.

Spiderman INSPIRATION: Primary YOU WILL NEED: Black fabric marker, bright blue leggings or pants, bright blue long-sleeved shirt, elastic band, fabric tape or fabric glue, hot glue gun, red felt, scissors STEP 1: Measure the size of your child’s wrists, ankles and torso. These measurements will guide you for cutting out the felt. STEP 2: Cut two short rectangles out of the red felt. These will serve as the wrist pieces. Then, cut two longer rectangles out of the red felt. These will serve as the ankle pieces. STEP 3: Using fabric marker, draw a simple spider-web pattern along each of these felt pieces. STEP 4: Attach these felt pieces to the wrists and ankles of the blue shirt and pants with fabric tape or fabric glue. STEP 5: Cut a long strip of red felt to fit around the circumference of your child’s waist. Then, cut a longer tapered rectangle to fit your child’s torso, and two rounded corner triangles to serve as the shoulder pieces. STEP 6: Draw the same simple spider-web pattern along each of these felt pieces. STEP 7: Attach these felt pieces to the waist, torso, and shoulders of the blue shirt and pants with fabric tape or fabric glue. STEP 8: Create a mask by cutting out another piece of red felt that fits your child’s head. Round the top of this piece, and leave a curve on the bottom edge to ensure your child’s nose is not trapped inside the mask. Measure your child’s eyes and the width between them and cut out openings in the center of the felt to match. STEP 9: Draw the same simple spider-web pattern along this mask.




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A Rise in Pies: Peggy Jean’s Moves


Butternut Bliss: A Hearty Fall Chili


Savor Splendid Scalloped Spuds


Autumn means apples, but nobody likes unappetizing brown slices. Lemon juice can help prevent that, but leaves a tart taste. Instead, stir two tablespoons of honey into a cup of water. Add the apple slices and soak for a few minutes. Buh-bye, brown!







eggy Jean’s Pies is serving up

“The dough is a secret recipe, so only

twice as much goodness in a

my mom and I — and now my almost

new and improved location.


But dough isn’t the only unique aspect of Peggy Jean’s Pies; customers order and visit

17-year-old son — know how to make

from far and wide, whether it’s because

Regular customers have no need to

it,” Miller explains. Keeping the recipe

they follow the “World Pie Domination”

worry — the shop moved only a short

within the family means plenty of dough-

blog about Miller and Plumely’s pie busi-

walk away at the same intersection,

prepping so it’s on hand when the rest of

ness or just to satisfy a sweet tooth. “That’s

503C Nifong Blvd.

the staff needs it. “[My son] will stay on

the best part about our job: All of our

in the fall, making dough only. It’s hard

customers are our friends,” Miller says,

and uses a lot of counting, so having that

laughing. “Sometimes I think people just

Some of the pie shop’s original decorations are incorporated into the renovated, colorful site as well. With about two

need a friend or a place to come chat or a

times the space and double the number

hug, and they come here.” A map posted in the entryway depicts

of ovens, co-owners — and motherdaughter duo — Jeanne Plumely and Rebecca Miller look forward to meeting the increasing demand for their family’s famous pies in a bigger and better way. In 1994, Plumely and the late Peggy Day opened Peggy Jean’s Pies and served pies in Columbia for 10 years, until Day fell ill and passed away. A decade later, and after much deliberation, Plumely and Miller decided to reopen Peggy Jean’s Pies. Even though they had a long, laborious road ahead of them, they received great support from their pie-loving community. Turns out, Plumely and Miller weren’t the only ones missing the shop. “When Mom and I started Peggy Jean’s Pies, we thought we would be open a few days a week,” Miller recalls. “It turned out to be crazy. Thankfully, we have been busy since the beginning, and we have grown every single month that we have been open.” Now, the transfer to Peggy Jean’s Pies’

When Mom and I started Peggy Jean’s Pies, we thought we would be open a few days a week,” — REBECCA MILLER

the United States, covered in a swarm of small black dots — each symbolizing a sale in the area marked. When asked about the farthest known destination for their pies, Miller recalls a customer who purchased several jars of their piein-a-jar for a long haul. “Her husband was a contractor working in Dubai and really missed pie,” she says. “She carried those darn things the whole way.” By moving to a bigger, brighter spot, Miller believes she can better equip herself and the team for the widespread demand for Peggy Jean’s Pies. “We had been [in the old location] for 5 1/2 years and started the moving process last fall. We knew it needed to happen,” Miller says. “Just because of the capacity issues, we were turning people away like crazy. That’s normal on things like Thanksgiving or Christmas, but not just on a busy Saturday.” Over the course of the past year, Miller, Plumely and their family and friends worked together to make their vision a reality. Painting the walls, con-

fresh location increases not only its customer capacity, but the possibilities for

dough room was important to us.” The

structing exposed-wood pieces for the

a broader daily selection of hand-crafted

room helps keep distractions at bay so

counters and upgrading to more kitchen

pies. Tucked away in the new kitchen is

the process can be executed to perfection.

equipment are only a portion of the

the “dough room,” set aside exclusively

Although the dough remains a secret,

tasks undertaken to prepare Peggy Jean’s Pies for its new chapter.

for the dough-making process, where

Peggy Jean’s Pies continues to host

the family’s recipe for their beloved pie

educational classes for another crucial pie

crusts comes to life. Although there are

element in the new location. “We teach

think customers will see an increase in

staff hired outside of the family, only

classes all the time about pie filling. Those

quantity and variety of pies in the shop,”

family members are taught how to make

were all my grandma and great-grandma’s

she says. “That’s what we chose this

this special dough.

recipes,” Miller says. “They’re old school.”

location for.”

Miller is ready to turn up the heat. “I









Be in the Know Heart Disease B Y I N S I D E CO LU M B I A S TA F F


eart disease is the most common cause of death of women in the United States, but it is more commonly associated with men. About half of women don’t even realize it’s such a threat, which increases the risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To make it even more complicated, almost two-thirds of women who die of coronary heart disease reported no symptoms previous to their heart attack. There are, however, ways to know if you’re at higher risk and, whether you’re at high risk, to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce the likelihood of suffering from heart disease.


While there are common symptoms and signs to watch for, heart disease presents differently in different people. Symptoms to keep an eye out for include pain in the neck, jaw, throat, abdomen or back, as well as angina, which is a dull pain or discomfort in the chest. Sharp, burning chest pain is a common symptom among women. OTHER SYMPTOMS • Shortness of breath, fatigue and swelling, which could indicate heart failure. • Pain in the chest and upper back, nausea, heartburn, indigestion and nausea, which could indicate a heart attack. • Heart palpitations or arrhythmia • Weakness, paralysis, numbness and difficulty functioning are signs of a stroke.


According to Fatima Samad, MD, cardiologist at University of Missouri Health Care, “Women are more likely to have vague symptoms. They may think it’s indigestion.” She says that for this reason, women often present late. “Treatment can be delayed because they don’t have typical chest pains. They wait and see. The damage is done before they get to the hospital.” She adds that this can be compounded because women are typically used to being caregivers and put caring for themselves last. Dr. Samad says there is also a condition that’s more common in women than men called “broken heart syndrome,” or stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, which may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack because the symptoms and test results are similar. The sudden intense chest pain that a person experiences is a reaction to a surge of stress hormones that can be caused by an emotionally stressful event such as the death of a loved one, divorce or breakup. It can even happen after a good event, such as winning the lottery. Although frightening, the condition is usually treatable.


High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are the greatest indicators of heart disease among women and men. Diabetes, being overweight, not getting enough exercise or eating a balanced diet and drinking too much alcohol also can increase your risk of heart disease. “If you have risk factors or have a strong family history of heart disease — get checked out, don’t ignore symptoms,” cautions Dr. Samad. “The focus should be to prevent heart disease.”


She says there also some specific situations or conditions that can put women at increased risk of heart disease, such as when undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer or developing hypertension when pregnant.


About half of Americans have at least one of the three biggest risk factors. The first step is to find out your risk; then work with your doctor to mitigate those risks. • Check your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides. If any of them are high, you may be able to make changes to your lifestyle to lower those numbers, but if not, there are many medications available to help lower those numbers. • Talk with your doctor about whether you need to be tested for diabetes. • Quit smoking. This includes vaping. • Reduce your alcohol intake. • Add more fruits, vegetables and fiber to your diet. Limit processed and high-sodium foods. • Exercise. Just a 30-minute walk can have significant health benefits. • Find healthy ways to deal with stress. “Exercise and eating a healthy diet are the two main things you can do,” Dr. Samad says. She adds that raising awareness of the prevalence of heart disease is one of the most important weapons in the battle against it.



Stress Busting Solutions

6 ways to worry less. According to the Office on Women’s Health, women report higher levels of stress than men.



his could be because women are more likely to work the second shift — doing the full-time job of household and family management in addition to working a full-time job. Chronic stress can have consequences such as irritability, nervousness, depression, headaches and stomachaches; it can impact a woman’s ability to get pregnant, have negative effects on pregnancy and affect how she ad usts after childbirth. “Studies have shown that stress can not only affect one’s mood but can also lead to weight gain, insomnia, body aches, gastrointestinal disorders, acne and other skin disorders, among many other health issues,” according to Dr. Suman hu a. Stress also can affect menstruation and sexual desire and could make symptoms of S worse. The ffice on omen’s Health suggests several ways to get a handle on your stressors and how you respond to them to help you live a healthier, less stressful life.

1. Know your stressors.

rite down which situations cause the most stress and how you respond. Taking notes can help you find patterns, which can allow you to prepare for those moments and take steps to alleviate or mitigate the stress you feel. One way to accomplish this is to keep a daily journal.



2. Set and enforce boundaries.

If you feel overwhelmed with projects, deadlines or other demands on your time, identify your priorities and cut back on nonessential tasks. Learn to say no — at work, with your friends and family, with volunteer and other obligations. Your mental health is more important.

surrounded by shiny crystals, amid the fumes of fragrant incense sticks to clean our souls, as we remain still and silent while trying to fight our thoughts, which appear at lightning speed. Have you ever tried to sit still to meditate and failed because, instead of reciting the universal mantra “aum,” you find yourself too consumed with thoughts

3. Use your support system.

Talk to family and friends and ask for their advice and support. Explain what you need from them and enlist their help in reducing stress. Consider talking to a counselor; even a couple of sessions can help give you coping tools. Over the past decade, counseling has lost a lot of the stigma surrounding it; professional therapists and counselors are available to listen to you and help you deal with stress and other mental health problems.

4. Make sleep a priority.

This includes both quantity and quality of sleep. Changing hormones women experience because of menstruation and pregnancy can contribute to a higher rate of insomnia and other sleep problems. The result Insufficient sleep at night can lead to lower productivity during the day and weakened immunity and can trigger or exacerbate a mental health condition. OWH recommends adults get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Aim to go to bed and get up at the same time each day and reduce distractions in your bedroom — such as televisions, iPads and phones.

5. Set one goal for better health.

You can’t fix everything, but you can find one habit that boosts your health that you have the energy to tackle. That can be taking a walk during your lunch break, taking the stairs or spending less time looking at your phone. Another great goal for bettering your health is to take a close look at your diet. Invest in nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins.

6. Meditation.

A sixth stress-busting solution in addition to those that the ffice of omen’s Health recommends is meditation. “When I bring up the idea of introducing a daily meditation practice, many of my patients express concerns — as they should,” Dr. Ahuja says. “Popular media portray meditation as a practice that is to be conducted while

Meditation can be defined as a set of techniques that allow you to streamline your thoughts and induce a state of clarity while having an impact on your neurons... - Dr. Suman Ahuja

of dinner, homework or bills to be paid? Well, you are not alone.” Instead, she says, “ editation can be defined as a set of techniques that allow you to streamline your thoughts and induce a state of clarity while having an impact on your neurons, thereby relieving the constant state of stress and anxiety we endure in present times.” A few benefits of meditation specifically include managing migraines, improving skin, and creating a stronger immune system, among others. Dr. Suman Ahuja completed her education at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and at Texas Tech. She has a doctorate in clinical nutrition with an emphasis on obesity treatment and prevention. This article is intended for eductional purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.




Breast Cancer What to Watch For B Y I N S I D E CO LU M B I A S TA F F


ne in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime, says Dr. Emily Albright, a surgical oncologist with MU Health Care’s Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, with it becoming more common as we age. She says the most common age of diagnosis is your late 60s to early 70s, and that only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer is genetic — most women won’t have a family history. Since an early diagnosis plays such an outsized role in successfully treating breast cancer, women should know what signs to look for and what the screening process will look like when you go to the doctor.


According to the American Cancer Society, the most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass in the breast that wasn’t previously there. A mass that is painless and hard and has irregular edges is more likely to be cancer, but malignant tumors can be soft, tender, round or painful. hen you find a new lump, go to the doctor. This means women need to know what their breasts look and feel like, so regular self-exams are beneficial. Dr. lbright says, “Everyone’s normal is different — you’re looking for changes to your normal.”


Other possible symptoms include swelling of the breast, skin dimpling or irritation, breast pain, nipple retraction, pain or discharge or the skin of the breast or nipple turning red, scaly or thick. Breast cancer can also manifest in swollen nodes in the armpit or around the collarbone.


During your annual physical, your doctor will examine your breasts and lymph nodes for changes. This will typically be the first step even when you go in knowing something has changed. Breast tissue can change with time; women develop cysts, and menstruation and menopause can affect tissue as well. Your doctor also will ask you about your family history with all types of cancer, but particularly breast, uterine and ovarian cancers. Based on the exam and discussion, she may feel further testing, such as an ultrasound, is needed. In an ultrasound, the doctor is able to isolate the affected area and get a visual of sorts of the lump; its size, shape, density and other factors can help her determine if this is a tumor or a cyst or just a change in fatty breast tissue. Another screening is a mammogram, which is an


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-ray that can find tumors that aren’t felt with physical exams. In addition to tumors, mammograms can find small calcium deposits that are a sign of breast cancer. Dr. lbright says different organi ations have different recommendations for mammograms, and that this can be confusing for women. The merican Cancer Society, merican College of adiology, merican Society of reast Surgeons and .S. reventative Task orce all recommend that women begin getting mammograms starting at age 40, but guidelines for the fre uency in the years following age 40 differ among them, with some saying it’s okay for women to skip a year and not go annually. “I recommend every year starting at age 40,” Dr. lbright says. “ ur goal is always to diagnose when there are no symptoms. To detect when it’s asymptomatic.” art of her reasoning for recommending regular annual mammograms is because “I’ve also found that every year for some women is easier to remember. Every other year can easily become every third year,” she says. gain, the importance of early detection can’t be emphasi ed strongly enough. “The survival rate overall is uite good almost 0 percent five-year survival,“ she says. “ or earlier stages, it’s in the mid- 0s.” Dr. lbright says most women don’t reali e that if they’re over 40, they can simply call and schedule a breast cancer screening, without a doctor’s order. This is important, she says, because depending on their situation, not all women have a regular physician. She also says that in issouri, insurance is now re uired to cover 3D mammograms. ntil recently, patients would be given the choice of a 2D or 3D mammogram, and advised that their insurance might not cover the added cost of 3D. This is an important change because 3D can pick up more breast cancers than 2D.

Hope For The Future

Treatment options have progressed in a lot of ways, Dr. lbright says, and there’s cause for optimism. She says not all breast cancers are the same or should be treated the same. “ e have new options all the time and clinical trials are on-going.” ith early detection and treatment, survivors can live long and healthy lives, with the focus on giving them the best uality of life while living with the effects of their treatment. There are also things women can do to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer. “ e can’t change a person’s family history, gender or aging, but there are lifestyle factors. Drinking alcohol is related to increased risk, being overweight, not being physically active. aintain a healthy weight, get physical activity and limit alcohol consumption,” she advises.




ARE YOU READY TO FALL IN STEP? SMALL TWEAKS FOR A HEALTHY SEASON. Fall kicks into high gear in October, and the start of a new season is the perfect time to tweak your health goals. Instead of lamenting the shorter days and falling temps, use fall to get yourself in better shape and ready for the holidays ahead. With small changes to what you eat and how you stay t, you can help make this your healthiest fall ever.

WORK OUT WITH OTHERS. Working out in a group can help you stay motivated and on track. Being with others can also help you stay social and ght the mild depression that can come with a season change. EAT INSEASON PRODUCE. Besides being at its peak of avor and more a ordable, in-season produce may also be cleaner, because fewer pesticides are needed. Enjoy acorn squash, pears, Brussels sprouts, pomegranate and pumpkin. USE HEALTHY FATS. Pay attention to what you’re using for cooking and baking HEA and try to nd healthier options. Try coconut oil, which can be heated to higher temps than some other oils, without breaking down into free radicals, and is high in natural saturated fats, which increase your good HD cholesterol and decrease your bad D . BOOST YOUR VITAMIN D. With fewer available sunlight hours, our vitamin D VI levels tend to get low. Ask your doctor to run a 25-hydroxy vitamin D level lab. Besides keeping your immune system strong, vitamin D can also boost your mood and aid with skin issues such as acne and psoriasis. If your levels are low, ask about supplementing and eat vitamin D-rich foods such as egg yolk, sun-dried shiitake mushrooms and fresh wild salmon. EAT WITHOUT DISTRACTION. Our bodies tend to go into hibernation mode in the fall, which makes it the perfect time to practice mindful eating. Make eating its own activity don’t multitask with TV, your laptop or phone. This will allow your mind to be focused on eating and properly register when you’re full.

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Prenatal Health What you need to know



omen who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant should take extra steps to help increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby. Even if you’re not ready to have a baby or are done with pregnancies, many tips from the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) can contribute to greater overall health.


If you want pregnancy in your future, the CDC advises that you quit smoking and quit or cut back on alcohol intake. Using tobacco and alcohol during pregnancy can cause birth defects or lead to premature birth. Stopping prior to pregnancy can reduce stress on a woman’s body during pregnancy as well. Take a look at other habits you can change, too. Women who are overweight or obese are at a greater likelihood of experiencing complications during pregnancy, but losing weight during pregnancy can be unhealthy. Do what you can to get to a healthy


weight before you get pregnant. This is true for underweight women as well. Of course, healthy weight loss isn’t quick or easy, and weight isn’t the only indicator of good health. Talk to your obstetrician about any concerns you have about your weight and how you can change eating and exercise habits, which are much more contributory to a healthy life than weight by itself. According to Leah Smith, MD, an OB/GYN with Women’s Health Associates here in Columbia, once you are pregnant, there are additional measures you should take, starting with scheduling an appointment with your health care provider in a timely manner. “Establish care within the first trimester to establish an accurate due date,” Dr. Smith recommends. She goes on to stress the importance of exercise and healthy food preparation and eating choices. “Exercise 30 minutes a day, 5 to 7 days a week at moderate intensity, which in general means you can still carry on a conversation. Limit caffeine intake and avoid unpasteurized dairy, thoroughly cook all


meats and eggs through before eating them and be sure to appropriately wash fruits and vegetables. Follow a healthy diet,” she continues, “with no significant increase in calories during the first trimester. In general, women only need to gain 1-4 pounds in the first trimester. The total recommended weight gain is based on starting weight.” She says to aim for a balanced diet of fruits/vegetables, low fat dairy, whole grains and a variety of proteins (lean meats, nuts, yogurt). She adds it’s recommended to have 2-3 servings of fish per week but avoid those with higher mercury content (swordfish).


The CDC recommends taking 400 micrograms of folic acid each day for at least a month before pregnancy as well as throughout your pregnancy, though starting earlier is a good idea for women who want to get pregnant within the next year. Having sufficient folic acid can help prevent serious birth defects like anencephaly and spina

bifida. Even women with no plans for pregnancy in the near future can benefit from regular folic acid; it helps your body make new cells, the noticeable effects of which are helping skin, hair and nails grow.


If you’re taking medications, talk to your doctor about their potential effects on a fetus. You may need to consider switching medications, but never do that without a doctor’s guidance and ensure you’re not putting yourself in danger by getting off needed medications. Look into vitamins and supplements and get up to date on vaccinations, including the flu vaccine if it’s flu season. This will protect you and your baby. Dr. Smith also stresses practicing good hand hygiene with frequent hand washing to avoid viruses.

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his take on chili uses beef stew meat rather than ground beef and has a lot of depth from the dried chilies in the salsa macha and the chipotle. I can think of nothing better on a fall evening than eating this chili with warm tortillas and all the fixings.

CHILI WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SWEET POTATO SERVES 4 1¼ pounds beef stew meat, cut into small chunks 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced into large chunks 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced into large chunks 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 red onion, diced small ¼ cup chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon salsa macha

2 teaspoons adobo chipotle 3 teaspoons brown sugar 12 ounces beer, Negra Modelo or similar 1 can pinto beans Salt/pepper to taste Diced red onion, sliced avocado, lime and cilantro for garnish

DIRECTIONS In a medium saucepan, heat canola oil over medium high heat. Season stew meat with salt and pepper. Place in saucepan and sear till brown on all sides,

approximately 5-10 minutes. Remove beef from saucepan and rest in bowl. Add onion, cilantro, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, salsa macha, chipotle and brown sugar into the saucepan. Sauté for 2-3 minutes then add in the beef and beer. Bring to a simmer and cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Add in squash and sweet potato and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Add in the pinto beans and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately with or without additional garnish. INSIDE COLUMBIA OCTOBER 2019 99



Brook Harlan is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He is a culinary arts instructor at the Columbia Area Career Center.


BY FOOD EDITOR BROOK HARLAN • PHOTOS BY L.G. PATTERSON COOKING SCALLOPED POTATOES HAS ALWAYS BEEN MORE OF A METHOD AS OPPOSED TO A RECIPE FOR ME. I never look up a recipe to cook rice — I just make sure I know the ratio of liquid to rice, depending on the grain type, then make sure to use the correct method. I see scalloped potatoes the same way. Does the liquid cover the potatoes? Cool, cook it until it is done, cheese it and brown it. Sure, it is a little more nuanced than that, but not too much.



PAN You can make almost any pan work for cooking scalloped potatoes if it is under 2½ inches deep. Thicker potatoes may take hours to cook, and if you layer the pan to only 2 inches, and the pan is another 2 inches or taller, the top of the potatoes will have a hard time browning after the initial low-temperature cook. A lid is nice, but not mandatory. If you are making in a casserole dish or other ovensafe cooking dish, use plastic wrap then foil. Most brands of plastic wrap don’t melt until at least 250 degrees. The layer


inch, thicker potatoes will just take a

uncovered for the initial bake, make

little longer to cook. Shingle the po-

sure to reserve some cheese to finish at

tatoes in a way that makes you happy,

the end once the potatoes have cooked.

outside-in, inside-out, top to bottom then bottom to top — whatever ar-


rangement makes the potatoes into

Once you have your potatoes layered,

a level stack every few rows. Season

seasoned and covered (plastic wrap

(salt, and if you wish pepper) each row,

and foil or a lid) with finishing cheese

cheese every two rows. Repeat until

reserved, it is now time for the initial

you have achieved the desired thick-

bake. This is much lower than the

ness within about ½ inch from the top

finishing bake. You want to cook in

of the pan.

the 300 to 325-degree range. I give you


some wiggle room in case you happen to be cooking something else as well.

The potatoes need liquid to keep them

This bake is just to cook the potatoes,

from oxidizing as well as to cook.

depending on their thickness it can

As long as the liquid just comes to

range from 45 minutes to an hour. Us-

the tops of the potatoes it should be

ing a cake tester, wooden skewer, knife

fine. The starch from the potatoes

or any other piercing instrument start

may be enough to bind the whole

checking the potatoes after about 30

dish together, but a little more would

to 35 minutes. You check the potatoes

help. Thicken about a cup of milk with

by testing the resistance when piercing

roux and add it to the potatoes once

through the entire stack. You want to

it has come to a simmer. Cover the

have very little resistance. Check more

remaining potatoes with cream. This

than one place, if you notice one side is

is not an exact measurement, but once

becoming more tender than the other,

prefer to have them peeled. Although

mixed with the thickened milk and

rotate the pan. Once the potatoes are

this does remove some of the potatoes’

starch from the potatoes, it will help

evenly cooked, remove the pan and

natural nutrients, it gives a much cleaner

bind and thicken the dish.

turn the oven up to 400.

quickly in order to utilize the natural



starch and prevent the potatoes from

Not all cheese is created equal.

While your oven is heating to 400,

oxidizing. Peel all of your potatoes and

Gruyére, Comté, mozzarella and asiago

remove the lid and evenly spread out

keep them in a large container or pot

will all work well with scalloped pota-

your reserved layer of cheese. Once the

covered with water to prevent them

toes, but don’t leave out the specialty

oven is heated, place the uncovered

from oxidizing. Make sure that you have

cheese. Truffled pecorino and truffled

pan into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes

your pan prepared with a small amount

Parrano or any other semi-aged truffle

until the top is bubbling and is evenly

of fat and seasoning inside before start-

cheese that will melt might turn truf-

golden brown. Remove the pan and

ing to layer. Quickly (but without bodily

fled scalloped potatoes into your new

allow to cool for another 10 to 15 min-

injury) thinly slice the potatoes with a

favorite side dish. The shredded cheese

utes. The scalloped potatoes will not

knife or a mandolin. This can range from

should go on liberally about every two

scoop well hot, not to mention they

an eighth of an inch to a quarter of an

layers, except for the top. Leave the top

will also burn your mouth.

of plastic wrap is next to the food with the foil on the outside. The plastic wrap is trapping steam and helping the food cook more evenly. Your potatoes will be done well before they reach 212 degrees.

POTATOES You CAN use just about any type of potato, but I would recommend Yukon Gold or Russet. They have a much higher starch content than red potatoes and that will help with the final outcome. I

finish to the dish. You want to work





SCALLOPED POTATOES 5 to 6 medium-sized Russet potatoes Salt and pepper as needed 1 tablespoon butter for pan 1 tablespoon butter for the roux 1 tablespoon flour for the roux 1 cup milk ½ to ¾ pound shredded cheese (Gruyére or other cheese that will melt and flavor well) Cream as needed ¼ to ½ cup cheese to finish top once cooked Peel and reserve all potatoes in water. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan and add in flour, whisking to make a roux. Stir in milk and season lightly, turn heat to low and bring to simmer until thickened, stirring every 30 seconds to a minute. Rub butter onto the inside of the pan and season lightly with salt and pepper. Slice and arrange potatoes, seasoning every layer, and cheesing every other layer. Pour thickened milk over potatoes, pour cream over potatoes until the potatoes are just thinly covered. Cover the potatoes and put into a 300 — degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour. After about 30 minutes, start checking the doneness with a cake tester or paring knife, rotate if needed to cook evenly. Once the potatoes are fully cooked (very little resistance from piercing remove from the oven, remove the lid, and turn oven to 400 degrees. Spread the last topping layer of cheese and place the pan back in uncovered once the oven is pre-heated. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is melted, bubbling and evenly golden brown. Allow the pan of potatoes to cool on a rack for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


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Contact us at PRICE OF AVERAGE ENTRÉE $ - $10 and under $$ - $11-$15

D. Rowe’s $–$$$ 1005 Club Village Drive 573-443-8004

Flat Branch Pub & Brewing $–$$$ 115 S. Fifth St. 573-499-0400

G&D Steak House $–$$$ 2001 W. Worley St. 573-445-3504

$$$ - $16-$20 $$$$ - $21 and up

AMERICAN 44 Stone Public House $–$$$ 3910 Peachtree Drive, Suite H | 573-443-2726

Grand Cru Restaurant $$–$$$$ 2600 S. Providence Road 573-443-2600

Addison’s $–$$$ 709 Cherry St. 573-256-1995 4005 Frontgate Drive 573-607-2129 addisons

Barred Owl Butcher & Table $$$ 47 E. Broadway 573-442-9323

15 S. Sixth St. 573-442-8887

215 N. Stadium Blvd. 573-499-0001

820 E. Broadway 573-441-8355

House of Chow $–$$

ASIAN A Little More $–$$ 1010 E. Broadway, suite 102


2101 W. Broadway 573-445-8800

HuHot Mongolian Grill $–$$

Bamboo Terrace $$

3802 Buttonwood Drive 573-874-2000

3101 W. Broadway 573-886-5555

I’m Sushi and Grill $$–$$$

Jimmy’s Family Steakhouse $–$$$ 3101 S. Providence Road 573-443-179

Mugs Up Drive-In $ 603 Orange St. 573-443-7238

3107 Green Meadows Way 573-442-4969

Park Resturant & Bar $-$$$$

Chim’s Thai Kitchen $ 11505 Smith Hatchery Road Cooper’s Landing 509-295-3810 904 E. Broadway 573-777-3082

Formosa $ 913 E. Broadway 573-449-3339

Geisha Sushi Bar $–$$$$ 804 E. Broadway 573-777-9997

Surah Korean Cuisine and Sushi $$–$$$


Thip’s Asian Bistro $$

2200 Forum Blvd. 573-446-5462

905 Alley A, Ste. 509-295-3810

1020 E. Broadway, Suite F 573-441-TACO (8226)

3510 I-70 Dr. SE 573-443-3535

Big Mama Chim’s Noodle House $-$$

2541 Broadway Bluffs Drive | 573-815-7210

16 S. Ninth St. 573-443-7253

4603 John Garry Drive, #3

Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro $–$$$$

Houlihan’s $–$$

212 E. Green Meadows Road | 573-256-6060

Seoul Taco $

811 Cherry St. 573-874-3284

410 S. Ninth St. 573-449-6927

Peking Restaurant $

Sake $$

The Heidelberg $–$$

4380 Nocona Pkwy.


Tellers Gallery and Bar $$–$$$$

Bangkok Gardens $–$$

Murry’s $–$$$ Coley’s American Bistro $–$$$

He Cheng Chinese $

Abigail’s $$–$$$$ 206 Central St., Rocheport 573-698-3000


Kampai Sushi Bar $ –$$$$ 907 Alley A 573-442-2239

Le Bao $–$$ 1009 Park Ave. 573-443-2867

Love Sushi $–$$ 2101 W. Broadway, Ste. S 573-476-6368

Osaka Japanese Restaurant Sushi Bar and Hibachi Steakhouse $$–$$$ 120 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-875-8588

807 E. Walnut 573-442-5011

Harold’s Doughnuts $ 114 S. Ninth St. 573-397-6322 204 E. Nifong 573-447-7555

Hot Box Cookies $ 1013 E. Broadway 573-777-8777

Ingredient True Eatery $–$$ 304 S. Ninth St. 573-442-1503

Main Squeeze Natural Foods Café & Juice Bar $ 28 S. Ninth St. 573-817-5616

Thip Thai Cuisine $ 3907 Peachtree Drive 573-442-8492

BAKERY & CAFÉ B&B Bagel Co. $

Nourish Café & Market $ 1201 E. Broadway 573-818-2240

Papa’s Cat Cafe

124 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-442-5857 904 Elm St. 573-256-1188

14 S. Second St. 573-449-CATS(2287)

Bubble Cup Tea Zone $

503 C Nifong Blvd 573-447-PIES (7437)

23 S. Ninth St. 573-442-0654 1101Grindstone Pkwy 573-777-4252

Crushed Red $ 2450 Broadway Bluffs 573-442-0016

Peggy Jean’s Pies $–$$$

Range Free $–$$ 110 Orr St., Suite 101 573-777-9980


UKnead Sweets $

Deuce Pub & Pit $-$$

808 Cherry St. 573-777-8808

3700 Monterey Drive 573-443-4350

bleu Market & Bakery $

Harpo’s $-$$

3919 S. Providence Road 573-874-4044

29 S. 10th St. 573-443-5418

Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q $–$$

The Uprise Bakery $

KLiK’s $

3804 Buttonwood Drive 573-499-1490

10 Hitt St. | 573-256-2265

205 N. 10th St. 573-449-6692

Tropical Smoothie Café $

McNally’s $

BARBECUE Big Daddy’s BBQ $ 1205 N. Garth Ave. 573-875-2BBQ (2227)

Como Smoke and Fire $–$$

7 N. Sixth St. 573-441-1284

4600 Paris Road, Suite 102

Nash Vegas $

Lutz’s BBQ $$

BAR & GRILL 44 Canteen $–$$

929 E. Broadway 573-999-3443

200 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-636-4227

21 N. Ninth St. 573-777-8730

Shiloh Bar and Grill $-$$

Ranch House BBQ $

403 N. Stadium, Suite 102 573-445-3901

1839 Taphouse $ 212 E. Green Meadows Drive, Suite 2 573-441-1839

Billiards on Broadway $ 514 E. Broadway 573-449-0116

402 East Broadway 573-875-1800

Stadium Grill $–$$$$ 1219 Fellows Place (Stadium Boulevard & College Avenue) 573-777-9292

Tiger Club $ Booches Billiard Hall $ 110 S. Ninth St. 573-874-9519

1116 Business Loop 70 E. 573-442-4201

816 E. Broadway 573-443-5054

1111 E. Broadway 573-875-7000

Truman’s Bar & Grill $–$$

Campus Bar & Grill $ 3304 Broadway Busi304 S. Ninth St., Suite 100 573-817-0996

ness Park Court 573-445-1669

1412 Forum Blvd. 573-446-4122

Fretboard Coffee $ 1013 E. Walnut St. 573-227-2233

220 N. 10th St. 573-441-0400

Ernie’s Café & Steakhouse $ 1005 E. Walnut St. 573-874-7804

Churchill’s $$$$

2105 W. Worley St. 805 E. Nifong 601 Business Loop 70 W., Suite 203 (Parkade Center) 209 S. Eighth St. 573-449-1919

2200 I-70 Drive S.W. (Holiday Inn Executive Center) 573-445-8531

573-874-1803 1400 Forum Blvd. (Schnucks) 573-446-2800

Lakota Coffee Co. $ 24 S. Ninth St. 573-874-2852

DESSERT & ICE CREAM Andy’s Frozen Custard $

1400 Forum Blvd. #6 573-446-6237

FlyOver $$ 212 E. Green Meadows Road 573-825-6036

Glenn’s Cafe $$–$$$$ 29 S. Eighth St. 573-875-8888

The Grind Coffee House $

610 Cooper Drive N. 573-442-8866 2661 Trimble Rd. 573-777-7759

4603 John Garry Dr. #1 573-447-3333

Randy’s Frozen Custard $

12847 W. Highway BB, Rocheport 573-698-2300

DELI Hoss’s Market & Rotisserie $–$$$ 1010A Club Village Drive 573-815-9711

Lee Street Deli $

3304 W. Broadway Business Park 573-446-3071

Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream $ 21 S. Ninth St. 573-443-7400

603 Lee St. 573-442-4111

FINE DINING 11Eleven $–$$$$

New York Deli $

1301 Vandiver Drive 573-886-3354

CJ’s in Tiger Country $ Willie’s Pub & Pool $

COFFEE Coffee Zone $

Pickleman’s Gourmet Café $–$$

704 E. Broadway 573-442-7777

11 N. Ninth St. 573-449-8215

2513 Old 63 S. 573-886-2300 1106 E. Broadway

1109 E. Broadway 573-499-1800

Chris McD’s Restaurant & Wine Bar $$–$$$$

Sub Shop $

2902 Forum Blvd., Suite 103

Smokin’ Chick’s BBQ Restaurant $–$$$

22 S. Fourth St. 573-875-1173

Potbelly Sandwich Shop $

505 Cherry St. 573-442-7281

29 S. Ninth St. 573-874-2566

915 Alley A 573-214-0880

BREAKFAST & DINERS Broadway Diner $

Cherry Street Cellar $-$$$

Kaldi’s Coffeehouse $

Shortwave Coffee $

3301 W. Broadway Business Park Court 573-256-6450

573-875-2400 3103 W. Broadway, Suite 105 573-875-0400

2500 Broadway Bluffs Drive, Suite 102 573-554-1340

1716 Lindbergh Drive 573-814-3316

Café Berlin $ The Roof $–$$

Broadway Brewery $–$$$


Dunn Bros. Coffee $


1111 E. Broadway 573-875-7000

CC’s City Broiler $$$–$$$$ 1401 Forum Blvd. 573-445-7772

Les Bourgeois Bistro $–$$$$

Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge $–$$$ 38 N. Eighth St. 573-449-3838

Sophia’s $–$$$ 3915 S. Providence Road 573-874-8009 sophias

Sycamore $$$ 800 E. Broadway 573-874-8090




INTERNATIONAL Café Poland $ 807 Locust St. 573-874-8929

Günter Hans $ 7 Hitt St. | 573-256-1205

573-446-8821 Pick up or delivery only.

The Pasta Factory $–$$ 3103 W. Broadway, Suite 109 573-449-3948

India’s House $–$$ 1101 E. Broadway 573-817-2009

International Café $–$$ 26 S. Ninth St. 573-449-4560

MEXICAN Carlito’s Cabo $ 12A Business Loop 70 E. | 573-443-6370

El Jimador $ 3200 Penn Terrace 573-474-7300

La Terraza Mexicana Grill $

George’s Pizza and Steakhouse $–$$

1412 Forum Blvd., Suite 140 573-445-9444

5695 Clark Lane 573-214-2080

SOUTHERN & HOMESTYLE Cajun Crab House $–$$$

Gumby’s Pizza & Wings $

308 Business Loop 70 W. 573-442-7765

Las Margaritas $

1201 E. Broadway 573-874-8629 912 Rain Forest Pkwy. 573-777-8998

10 E. Southampton Drive 573-442-7500 5614 E. St. Charles Road, Suite E 573-228-6700 220 S. Eighth St. 573-442-4300

Paleteria El Tajin $

Oasis Mediterranean Cafe $

El Maguey $

2609 E. Broadway 573-442-8727

901 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-874-3812

923 E. Broadway 573-447-6595

Olive Café $–$$

El Oso Mexican Grill $

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant $

522 E. Broadway 573-256-2855

3306 W. Broadway Business Park 573-445-2946

21 N. Providence Road 573-442-9004

Sagua La Grande $

El Rancho $

114 S. Ninth St. 573-818-1766

1014 E. Broadway 573-875-2121

Taj Mahal $–$$ 500 E. Walnut St., Suite 110

Fuzzy’s Tacos $


132 S. Ninth St. 573-214-2851 205 E. Nifong Blvd., Ste 200 573-449-2416

ITALIAN Babbo’s Spaghetteria $$ 1305 Grindstone Parkway 573-442-9446

José Jalapeños $

Bambino’s $$

3412 Grindstone Parkway 573-442-7388

904 Elm St. 573-443-4473

La Siesta Mexican Cuisine $–$$

Italian Village $–$$$ 711 Vandiver Drive #B 573-442-8821 1729 W. Broadway, Ste. 13


33 N. Ninth St. 573-449-8788 3890 Range Line St., Suite 115 | 573-2289844 | 2513 Old 63 S. 573-397-6486

1007 E. Broadway 573-443-1900

3907 Peachtree Drive 375-818-1591

PIZZA Angelo’s Pizza and Steak House $

21 Conley Road 573-227-2545 403 N. Stadium, Suite 101 573-250-8280 www.

909 Cherry St. 573-874-9925

Shakespeare’s Pizza $–$$ 225 S. Ninth St. 573-449-2454 3304 W. Broadway Business Park Court #E 573-447-1202 3911 Peachtree Drive 573-447-7435

Southside Pizza & Pub $–$$

4107 S. Providence Road 573-443-6100

3908 Peachtree Drive 573-256-4221

Arris’ Pizza $–$$$

Tony’s Pizza Palace $

1020 E. Green Meadows Road | 573-441-1199

G&D Pizzaria $–$$$ 2101 W. Broadway 573-445-8336

JJ’s Cafe $ 600 Business Loop 70 W. 573-442-4773

MOD Pizza $–$$

Pizza Tree $–$$$$

Taqueria Don Pancho $

214 Stadium Blvd. 573-443-5299

Midici $-$$

Mi Tierra $ 2513 Old 63 S. 573-214-0072

Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen $–$$$

17 N. Fifth St. 573-442-3188

Your Pie $ 1413 Grindstone Plaza Drive | 573-875-8750

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken $ 2316 Paris Road 573-474-5337 2200 W. Ash St., Suite 102 573-445-6650

McLanks Family Restaurant & Catering $-$$ 1802 Paris Road 573-443-3663

Ms. Kim’s Fish and Chicken Shack $–$$$$ 1416 Hathman Place 573-256-5467

The Quarry $-$$ 1201 E. Broadway 573-447-7462

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Phoenix Programs

We are celebrating life, recovery and 45 years of helping people recover from addiction - 70’s style! Holiday Inn Executive Center Columbia, MO Thursday, October 10 Doors open at 5:45

Information and tickets


A Life-Saving Legacy

Phoenix Celebrates Nearly a Half Century of Recovery Excellence


hen Christy Hawkins, owner

trained professionals who counsel and

and opioid overdoses — Phoenix works

of Como Smoke & Fire,

support clients in their recovery journey.

hard at collaborative events that engage

received an invitation to

Teams collaborate to holistically address

the community and foster continuous im-

Phoenix Programs’ Employer Luncheon in

personal and logistical needs, including

provement of products and services. At the

August, she wasn’t sure about attending.

medication, housing, food, and employ-

employer luncheon, for example, employ-

Like any business owner, she’s busy. But she

ment, once the client is ready.

ers recommended ways Phoenix could help

also knows how time-consuming it can be

Phoenix’s comprehensive recovery services

to find and keep good employees, and that

include: 1) a Substance Abuse Traffic Offend-

quently hosted a session in September for

employee addiction issues are something

ers Program (SATOP) for individuals who

human service agencies and businesses that

employers often have to address. Christy de-

have had an alcohol- or drug-related traffic

discussed substance use prevention.

cided to go. “I want to give people a second

offense; 2) Outpatient group education

chance,” she says, “because I understand

and therapy; 3) A residential treatment pro-

process of lifting people from the struggles of

how hard it is to get back on your feet after

gram that offers weekly activities including

substance use to live fulfilling lives requires

drug use or being incarcerated.”

counseling and therapeutic recreation; 4)

periodic celebration, Phoenix Programs is

our Family Program, designed to educate

hosting “A 70’s Party” on Oct. 10 at the

Programs are increasingly working to

families about the impact of addiction on all

Holiday Inn Executive Center. This event

be part of the solution to this complex

members as well as improve communication

will commemorate the agency’s 45 years

problem in Missouri. Starting in 1974

and break down barriers that might interfere

in existence, where guests can wear

as a residential treatment site for al-

with the recovery process; and 5) two pro-

their best 70’s attire while they play 70’s

coholic men, Phoenix has grown into

grams that serve to prevent and end home-

themed games of chance, enjoy multi-

mid-Missouri’s premiere recovery center,

lessness among veterans and their families.

media presentations, and boogie to 70’s

providing effective treatment for those

With the country’s unrelenting drug

music on the dance floor. For more in-

seeking recovery from drug and alcohol

epidemic — in which more Missourians

formation call 573-875-8880 or visit www.

addiction. Phoenix employs dozens of

die every day due to methamphetamine

That’s why recovery centers like Phoenix

during and after the hire. Phoenix subse-

Understanding that the ongoing, arduous

“I came in [to Phoenix] because I knew that my drinking was out of control. I thought I was going to die alone. I didn’t know what to expect, but it ended up saving my life, and I am very glad I am here.”

– Client testimonial

90 E Leslie Lane | Columbia, MO 65202 | 573-875-8880

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Scores of eager trick-or-treaters will soon be hitting the streets for sweets. And those who don’t get them may resort to tricks, in the form of TP-ing houses or egging. How do these antics strike you? Are they harmless happenings or mischief that’s more malicious?


The Final Word



2019 Men As Allies Breakfast More than 200 men and women shared breakfast at the third annual Men As Allies breakfast to benefit True North of Columbia on August 22 at the Country Club of Missouri. Speakers included Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight, Board President Kate Boatright, Executive Director Elizabeth Herrera-Eichenberg, and survivor Melanie Coats. Tens of thousands of dollars raised that morning will benefit women and men who need help in the community.

Date August 22

Russ Berry, Gary Drewing & Jim Cochran

Tina Dalrymple & Scott Dalrymple

Lee Russell & Betsy Peters

Brett Burri & Mike Wagner

Matt McCormick & Joe Henderson

Mike Ireland & Bill Turpin

Mun Choi & Michael Middleton

Location Country Club of Missouri Benefiting Organization True North of Columbia Photos by Nancy Toalson and Wally Pfeffer, mizzouwally@




2019 Celebration of the Arts The City’s Office of Cultural Affairs held its 28th annual Commemorative Poster Party at The Atrium, Columbia’s newest event facility, on August 29. Several hundred friends of the local arts scene came to provide assistance for the Columbia Arts Fund and the 30 organizations it supports. Special congratulations to the 2019 Poster Artist, Kate Gray, and the 2019 Special Recognition honoree, Dr. Ann Mehr.

Vicki Ott, John Ott & Kate Gray

Date August 29 Lori Guy & Tom Guy

Monica Palmer & Trent Rash

Location The Atrium Benefiting Organization Columbia Arts Fund Photos by Nancy Toalson and Wally Pfeffer,

Nancy Burdick & Kenny Greene

Jan Turner & Julia Kaplan

Ann Merrifield, Jan Beckett, Jolene Schulz & Jill Womack

Sarah Dresser & Alex George




23rd Annual Summer Celebration Gala The 23rd annual Summer Celebration Gala benefitting Ellis Fischel Cancer Center was held August 24 at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Every year the mid-Missouri community comes together and raises funds to advance treatment and research at MU Health Care. In memory of longtime supporter and Kansas City Chiefs Ambassador Walter White, the event raised more than $140,000 for treatments and research in pancreatic cancer.

Date August 24

Kevin Staveley-O’Carroll & Julie Staveley-O’Carroll

Jussuf Kaifi & Friederike Kaifi

Eric Kimchi & Kim Kimchi

Missy Pinkel, Gary Pinkel, Melinda Cartwright

Steven Zweig & Susan Even

Gary Drewing & Mary Jo Henry

Tiger John Cleek & Ann Cleek

Location The Lodge of Four Seasons Benefiting Organization MU Health Care Photos by Adventure Photos





2019 Taste of the Tigers The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri held its annual Taste of the Tigers on August 29 at Memorial Stadium in partnership with Mizzou Athletics and Tiger Football. Thousands of dollars were raised to provide food for Missourians in need.

Molly Lindner, Mike Kelly & Jay Lindner

Date August 29 Location Memorial Stadium Benefiting Organization The Food Bank Photos by Nancy Toalson and Wally Pfeffer, mizzouwally@


Michaela Harrison, Cody Hedrick & Sara Norsen

Jim Schepers & Debbie Schepers

Perry Leslie & Janet Crosby

David Russell & Lee Russell

Kim Moriarity & Timothy Moriarity

Helen Patrin & Truman



Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Membership Breakfast The Columbia Chamber of Commerce held its first quarterly membership breakfast at The Crossing on September 4. The Gold Sponsor, the Truman V.A. Hospital, provided insight into its mission to care for our nation’s veterans. Dr. Mun Choi, president of the University of Missouri, discussed the progress over the past few years and the vision he has for the University’s future.

Verna Laboy & John Baker

Date September 4 Robert Churchill & Donald Laird

Nancy Allison & Michele Batye

Location The Crossing Photos by Nancy Toalson and Wally Pfeffer,

Martha Leahy & Anna Hargis

Laura Roeder & Kerrie Bloss

Cindy Angle & David Russell

John John & Nicole McGruder




A New View

BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER, I HAVE ACCESS TO SOME UNIQUE POINTS OF VIEW IN THE COMMUNITY. Assignment Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center Location Southern Boone County


everal years ago, I was asked to spend a day riding horses through the Rocky Mountain National Park photographing the majestic scenery of the park. I jumped at that chance— it sounded like a lot of fun. Before then, I had never been on a horse for more than five minutes. A thought I wish I would have remembered before I agreed to go on the ride. Needless to say, things didn’t go quite as I had imagined. My horse, Spike, and I walked, trotted and cantered throughout the mountains for about eight hours. The first three hours felt like I was getting spanked by Spike as he would try to keep up with the other horses. That’s about the time an 8-year-old boy named James rode next to me and said, “This is the first time you’ve ridden a horse, isn’t it?” I quickly realized this kid had grown up around horses and within 30 minutes had me riding with more confidence and I actually enjoyed my ride. Thanks to James, I saw some gorgeous sights and made some great photos. The only other surprise was how difficult it was to walk around the next few days.

L.G. Patterson


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Advertising Index A1 Containers ...........................................42 All–n-One Outdoor Solutions ......................22 Appletree Quilting ......................................17 Atkins Inc...................................................24 Bank of Missouri ........................................21 Bloom Bookkeeping ....................................53 BMW of Columbia .....................................39 Boone Hospital Center ................................10 Bubblecup Tea Zone ...................................82 Buchroeders Jewelers............................4, 5, 7 Bush & Patchett L.L.C. ...............................115 Carpet One ...............................................37 CC’s City Broiler .......................................103 CenterPointe Hospital .................................82 Clip Joint ...................................................37 Columbia Art League............................21, 56 Columbia Post Acute ......................16, 54, 89 Columbia Public Schools Foundation..........110 Columbia Restoration .................................69 Columbia Safety & Supply ..........................32 Commerce Bank ...........................................3 COMO Jazzercise ......................................56 Compass Chiropractic ................................55 Convergence Financial ...............................30 David Lancaster Photography ......................20 Dermistique Face & Body ............................45 Douglas W. Beal MD & Associates ..............89 Downtown Appliance ..........................20,124 Inside Columbia-CoMo Eats ........................82 Inside Columbia-Inside Scoop ...................115 Inside Columbia-Meet the Team ...................18 Inside Columbia-Women’s Health ..............115 Inside Columbia-Wine Club ......................115 Interior Design Associates ...........................29 Joe Machens Ford Lincoln .............................6 Johnston Paint ............................................19 Landmark Bank ..........................................62 Lee’s Tires ..................................................29 Mercedes-Benz of Columbia .......................12 Millers Professional Imaging ........................19 Missouri Wine & Grape Board ....................15 MO Heart Center .......................................98 MU Adult Day Connection ........................121 NH Scheppers Distributing Company .............2 Nikki Aleto Coaching .................................86 Optimized CFO .........................................58 Orangetheory Fitness .................................60 Phoenix Programs, Inc. .....................108, 109 Photography by Angelique..........................58 Providence Bank...................................16, 54 Stanley Steemer .......................................121 Steve’s Pest Control .......................................8 Supplement Superstores ..............................95 Terrace Retirement Community ..................115 The Broadway, A Doubletree by Hilton.........45 The Insurance Group ..................................57 The Strand Salon & Spa..............................97 Tiger Express Wash ..................................123 Tiger Pediatrics ..........................................59 True North of Columbia ..............................53 University of Missouri Health Care .......63, 107 Visionworks Marketing Group .....................61 Wilson’s Total Fitness ..................................93 Working Spaces, Inc...................................60 Zimmer CommunicationsProject Pink Party .....................................119


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Columbia’s Workforce Blues SOLVING A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE.



recent survey of local busi-

with short resumes. If we want these

non-traditional student who pursues a

ness leaders revealed our local

new grads to stay, local employers are

vocational education. There are probably

workforce shortage is the num-

going to have to take a risk on hiring job

greater prospects for those without a col-

candidates who are fresh out of school.

lege degree who are willing to work for $16

ber one challenge they face in running their businesses. Finding qualified workers to

Meeting the technology-centric

to $24 per hour. Unfortunately, our local

fill open positions has become increasingly

lifestyle needs of these maturing mil-

standard of living makes it nearly impos-

difficult as Columbia continues to grow. If

lennials is no small task. Columbia must

sible for these workers to live in Columbia.

you’ve ever owned or managed a business

first address its weak network of public

As a result, most of them are commuting

here, this probably comes as no surprise.

wifi. These new graduates seem to do

to Columbia from surrounding communi-

Tackling this problem in our community

their best work in public venues such

ties such as Mexico, Centralia and beyond.

will require a multi-faceted approach.

as coffee shops. At the same time, local

Boone County’s daytime population in-

Each year, more than 6,000 students

officials will have to pressure internet

creases by 3.6 percent, or more than 6,300

graduate from the University of Missouri,

providers to upgrade bandwidth and

employees, who work in Boone County

Columbia College and Stephens College.

download speeds. Even in the heart of

but do not live here.

Most have lived in Columbia for at least

our city, these typically fall far below the

four years. Wouldn’t it be great if we could

minimum standards established by the

with making our community more at-

convince these temporary residents to

Federal Communications Commission.

tractive to recent grads and a skilled labor

stick around and start their careers here?

Admittedly, one challenge associated

As this new generation of employees

workforce involves overcoming the love

While there’s no doubt that many of these

moves away from the traditional norms

affair we have with ourselves. Too many

20-somethings are ready to discover all

of owning a house and car, Columbia

of us believe that Columbia is perfect just

that awaits them in the bigger metro areas

will need to adjust its perspective on

the way it is. Change is a difficult dynamic

of St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago, we

community planning and density. If we

to manage and making these accommoda-

could do a better job of making a case that

want to promote a more affordable cost

tions will come with some pain. While

life is better in Columbia, Mo.

of living, we’ll have to take a serious look

these problems won’t be fixed overnight,

As a community, we’ll need to work on

at housing costs and how local ordinanc-

taking proactive steps now will ease the

our inventory of housing that meets the

es affect affordability. Right now, the

burden so many employers are facing.

needs of these aspiring millennials. We’ll

median home price in Columbia is not

need to expand our options for profes-

drastically different from that of Kansas

sional rentals with close access to the busi-

City and St. Louis and that inadvertently

ness district for those who have joined the

affects rental housing prices.

growing trend of those living without cars.

Retaining recent college grads is not

Local business owners will also need

a silver bullet that will solve all of our

to rethink the value of hiring graduates

workforce issues. We can’t ignore the


Fred Parry

Founder & Publisher Emeritus


Zimmer Strategic Communications 3215 Lemone Industrial Blvd., Suite 200 Columbia, MO 65201

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Remembering Andrew... Andrew William Helmreich

OCT.13, 1990  OCT. 20, 2018 One year ago, the Downtown Appliance family lost our beloved Andrew. At the time, Andrew was our delivery manager; yet he was so much more. He was also a son, brother and nephew to the Downtown Appliance ownership. Andrew grew up in the business. As a baby, he was often found in his mother’s office in his baby crib, then later, walking around in his walker back in the office area. As a teenager, Andrew would come throughout the week, helping to deliver appliances. After graduating from Hickman High School in 2009, Andrew started at Columbia College, while still working at Downtown Appliance. In 2012, Andrew And decided that he wanted to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and serve our country. Andrew proudly served his nation for ve years in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Sergeant/E5. On June 5, 2012, he reported to 11B/Direct Fire Infantryman One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, GA. Upon graduation from OSUT, Andrew attended and graduated from the Basic Airborne Course and proceeded to Fort Bragg, NC, where he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 82nd Airborne Division (ABN DIV) and 1st Battalion, 504th PIR, 1st BCT, 82nd ABN DIV. He deployed with 1-504 PIR to Afghanistan in support of combat operations from Feb.-Nov. 2014. He nished services with 1-504 PIR and was honorably discharged on June 4, 2017. Andrew’s military awards and decorations ope are numerous and include: Army Commendation (2nd award), Achievement and Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. Andrew loved serving his country and loved the numerous people that he met while in the Army. Andrew also loved his family and upon discharge from the military, returned home to his family, the family business and Columbia College. He quickly took over the role of delivery manager, making sure Downtown Appliance remained known for their excellent customer service. He was within one month of graduation when Andrew was tragically taken from us. Columbia College posthumously awarded Andrew his Bachelor of Business Management in December 2018. Andrew was an amazing coworker, son, brother and friend. He had an infectious smile that lit up the room as soon as he walked in. He loved to joke with everyone and to make others laugh. He dramatically impacted the lives of so many in the short number of years that he lived. We will forever miss him!

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