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The latest news featuring The Boone County History and Culture Center, Bank of Missouri, U.S. Cellular, and more.

Coil Construction Wins Awards
Coil Construction was honored with two Hall of Fame awards from Varco Pruden Buildings for winning best of category in office and warehouse construction. Coil received the 2020 award in the office category for the Cherry Hill Dental building on Nifong, and won in the warehouse category for the Cartwright Business Technology Park.

U.S. Cellular Donates to Boys and Girls Clubs
U.S. Cellular donated $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbia, one of 50 club locations receiving COVID-19 relief funds from the company to help support kids, families, and communities.

Columbia Public Schools Foundation Makes Donation
The Columbia Public Schools Foundation donated $25,000 to Columbia Public Schools to provide high school students with the opportunity to pursue additional online courses while school is in session. This donation will fund up to 325 high school students. Allowing students to enroll in May will give the students more chances to take summer classes.

“We are happy to help Columbia Public Schools during these unprecedented times. These funds will help with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing high school students to enroll in online courses earlier and filling a need for the schools.”
Cindy Mustard, CPSF Board President

Boone County History and Culture Center Introduces COVID-19 Project
The Boone County History and Culture Center invites members of the central Missouri community to help document COVID-19 and share their stories as the center introduces the Remembering Coronavirus Project. The center is asking individuals of all ages to share their story through a written journal or a digital document and donate their record to the historical society so it can be preserved for future generations.

Bank of Missouri Sponsors EVERFI Competition
The Bank of Missouri sponsored the EVERFI National Financial Bee, which took place in late April. The financial bee is a first-of-its-kind nationwide financial literacy challenge for students in seventh through tenth grade. The five-day challenge featured a short, daily digital lesson and capstone essay contest in which students shared a financial dream and a plan for how to get there. Winners received a total of $20,000 in college scholarships.

The Salvation Army Offers Financial Assistance
The Salvation Army is offering financial assistance to households who have recently experienced temporary or permanent job loss or reduced hours due to COVID-19. These funds can help with a mortgage, rent payments, or utility payments. To fund the initiative, The Salvation Army has moved money from its reserves and received a grant through CoMoHelps, a collaborative fund for various organizations.

Physician Assistant Studies Class Receives 100% Pass Rate
Stephens College is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, all graduates of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program received a first-time 100% pass rate on the National Certifying Exam. The pass rate is an indicator of the program’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the ability to prepare students to practice medicine. Students must graduate from a physician assistant program accredited by the ARC-PA, an accreditation review commission, to sit for the exam.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Makes Donation for National Nurses Day
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop donated 5% of all sales from April 29 to feed local doctors, nurses, and first responders on National Nurses Day. The restaurant partnered with local hospitals, urgent cares, or medical facilities in the community to provide warm meals to those on the front lines.

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