Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SBNA Meeting Reminder

Shepard Blvd. Neighborhood Association annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, across from Shepard Blvd. School and next to the neighborhood park.  One of our neighbors, Meredith Donaldson, asked that I include a message to any attendees that she is looking for cottage cheese containers or butter spread containers (empty and clean) for use by the Columbia Outdoor Classroom Project. If you have any plastic containers taking up room in your cupboard and wish to donate, please bring them to Meredith, who will be at the meeting.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Annual Neighborhood Meeting April 22

Our annual SBNA meeting will be be held on Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church on Shepard Blvd., across from Shepard Elementary School.  All are welcome. We will post the meeting agenda prior to the meeting on this blog, so please check back here.

We hope you can join us as we make plans for a neighborhood garage sale this summer, as well as our annual potluck picnic at Shepard Park.   Know any new neighbors? Please be sure to invite them and let them know about our blog for information affecting our neighborhood.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

5K Race in Shepard Neighborhood on Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cub Scout Pack 733, which is sponsored by Shepard Blvd. Elementary PTSO is hosting a 5K race on Saturday morning, March 8 at 9 a.m.  The race starts and ends at Shepard Elementary and about 100 people will take part in the race.  If you are driving in the neighborhood from 9-10 a.m., please be mindful of runners and children on the street.  

The directions/streets for the race are listed below:
Race begins at Shepard Elementary.  Turn right on Audubon Drive.  Continue left on to Randy Lane.  Turn right on Bluff Blvd.  Turn left on Bushnell and left on Danforth Drive.  Turn around at the end of Danforth Drive. Turn right on Shepard Blvd.  Turn right on Audubon Drive.  Turn left on Azaela then right on Audubon.  Turn right on Mallard court, left on Teal, left on Cardinal Dr.  Turn right on Audubon Drive.  Turn right on Shepard Blvd and sprint to the finish at Shepard Elementary.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Bi-Annual Ward 6 Check-In January 22, 2013


Contact: Sierra Napier
City Manager’s Office
(573) 441-5515

City of Columbia will host ‘Ward Check-In’ January 22nd

COLUMBIA, MO (January 16, 2014) - Want to know more about upcoming projects, developments, safety efforts and issues in your ward? Come listen to and speak with your councilperson, the city manager, city department heads, city staff and fellow ward residents at your Ward Check-In.

The Ward Check-In will be held for Ward 6 residents from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 22nd   Shepard Elementary-- 2616 Shepard Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201. The Ward Check-In will be held bi-annually for each city ward. Check the city’s website at www.GoColumbiaMo.com to see when and where the Ward Check-In meeting will be held in your ward.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Neighborhood Watch training in February

Please send this to our Shepard Boulevard neighbors.  It is really helpful to attend.  I have been involved in Neighborhood Watch and would like to renew our neigborhood's participation.  It would take someone on each street to encourage neighbors to attend a training.  Here is the next one.

Meredith Donaldson
1001 Pheasant Run Dr.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Melvin Buckner <mebuckne@gocolumbiamo.com>
Date: Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 3:20 PM
Subject: Columbia Neighborhood Watch Orientation

Neighborhood Watch Orientation (training) will be Feb. 4th.  This will be held at Gentry Middle School located at 4200 Bethel St at 7 pm.  You may register online at www.columbianeighborhoodwatch.org.

Please share with your neighbors who are not members of Columbia Neighborhood Watch.

Officer Melvin E. Buckner
Columbia Police Department
Office Of Neighborhood Service
Columbia Neighborhood Watch Liaison
Crime Free Programs Coordinator

Friday, December 20, 2013

Temporary Cold-Weather Overnight Shelter Needs Volunteers

Unitarian Universalist Church on Shepard Blvd. (across from Shepard Elementary School) will be extending its overnight shelter for the homeless from December 21-January 1 due to the cold weather forecasted in our area. In January, "Room at the Inn", will be held at Broadway Christian Church and moved to other local churches through March 1, 2014.

If you will be in Columbia during these last two weeks of 2013 and can volunteer at the shelter in the Shepard neighborhood, please sign up for one or more shifts by logging onto:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094EACAD2BA13-emergency

On Saturday morning, Dec. 21,  if there is at least 60% of shifts covered through the 1st,  the church feels confident that it will be able to continue to meet this urgent need.  Please help as you are able.

At least three people are scheduled for each of three shifts daily:
1) from 5:30 pm-10:00pm;
2) from 9:30pm to 1:30 am and
3) from 1:30-7:30 am (for this shift we are asking for four volunteer so that two people can take turns sleeping).

The temporary shelter at Unitarian Universalist schedules at least two men for the overnight shifts, and at least one male is needed at the earlier shifts.  The shelter is held within the church sanctuary.  For those who volunteer, one of the shelter co-coordinators will forward, as an attachment to you, the UUCC-FOR Volunteer Handbook for your review before your shift(s). 

Winter Shelter "Room at the Inn" Schedule 
Hours for shelter: 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. January 1 - February 28
Overnight shelter for adults 18+. Families referred.
Dec 9, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014: Unitarian Universalist Church, 2615 Shepard Blvd. (Shuttle available from Loaves and Fishes after evening meal ending at 6:15, Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd.)
Jan 1 - Jan 12, 2014: Broadway Christian Church, 2601 West Broadway
Jan 12 - Jan 19, 2014: Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 South 9th Street
Jan 19 - Feb 3, 2014: Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 South 9th Street
Feb 3 - Feb 17, 2014: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 Locust Street
Feb 17 - Mar 1, 2014: Community United Methodist Church 3301 West Broadway
Z. Lois Bryant House 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

City-wide Neighborhood Congress at ARC set for January 9

Bill Cantin of the Office of Neighborhood Services asked that I send you this information..

On Thursday, January 9, 2014, the Office of Neighborhood Services is sponsoring a Neighborhood Congress at the Activity and Recreation Center (ARC) from 6 to 8 p.m.(Council office hours will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.). The purpose of this event is to provide input on the following community development needs: affordable housing, economic development, fair housing, neighborhood needs and community facilities. Information collected during the discussions at the Neighborhood Congress will be used in conjunction with the Consolidated Plan.

The consolidated plan is a document required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), designed to help guide communities on directing the federal dollars they receive. The consolidated planning process allows you to weigh in on what you think are the most important community needs in Columbia.

To learn more about the Neighborhood Congress and the Consolidated Plan, call (573) 874-6321 or visit our website.

Tammy Miller
Public Information Specialist
Columbia Parks and Recreation