On the Town January 2017

Ambassador Christmas Party

The Ambassador Quarterly Meeting/Holiday Party was held Dec. 14 at Simon Oswald Architecture.

Ann Merrifield was recognized as the first quarter Ambassador of the Quarter and Cathy Cook as Emeritus Ambassador of the Quarter.

Gary Duncan and Joe Ritter received their 100-point pin, Cathy Cook earned her 1,000 certificate (and will have a tree dedication for that milestone in the future), Jim Cherrington earned his 2,500 point certificate and Wally Pfeffer earned his 4,000 point certificate — the second highest lifetime total in the Ambassador history.

Thanks to the good folks at Simon Oswald Architecture for hosting this special celebration.


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Boone Hospital Foundation Honors Charlie and Jean Gibbens

The Boone Hospital Foundation held its annual gala Nov. 5 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.  The event raised money for the Building on Excellence fund, which provides enhancements and expansions to Boone Hospital Center’s  inpatient and outreach programs in the 26 counties it serves.  The gala honored longtime Boone Hospital supporters Charlie and Jean Gibbens.


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A Celebration of Founders, Friendship and the Future

The good folks at the Columbia Independent School celebrated the amazing volunteer service of three founding trustees: Sara Harper, Otto Maly and John Thompson. The school also recognized the hundreds of friends who contributed to this progress while showing off the nearly completed addition to the school’s campus.


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Wine, Women & Song 2016

A lip-sync battle was in full force on Oct. 13 to raise money for the Head Start program.

Six local sponsors competed in a karaoke battle in front of three judges. The evening included a wine toss, jewelry raffle, singing competition and dancing. Guest speaker Dr. Roger Drake stressed the importance of CMCA to the community.

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