Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Socket Internet Survey on Fiber Internet Service

Some of our neighbors have been in contact with local phone/internet companies to bring in fiber to our neighborhood to increase internet speed.   According to neighbor Matt Villasana, "Basically, if an area gets enough interest, Socket will look to bring their fiber network to serve those neighborhoods. Please share the link, below, and ask that they fill out the form if they are interested in fiber connectivity."  For more information from Matt, you can email him

Monday, August 3, 2015

Neighborhood Picnic Aug. 15, 2015

Join us for our annual Shepard Blvd. Neighborhood Association picnic August 15!  We will gather at 5:30 pm under the shelter at Shepard Park and eat around 6 pm. Please bring a dish to share and your own plates/utensils. Meat, water and lemonade are provided. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dedication of War Memorial at Sterling Park Saturday July 11

Dear Shepard Neighbors and friends,

Randy, Chandler and I cordially invite you to an event this coming Saturday, July 11, 4 pm at Sterling's Park at 1001 S. Old 63 Hwy.

We will unveil a war monument that was donated to us by Flags for Freedom.  So far, we know that eight of Sterling's battle buddies that were with him in Afghanistan will be in attendance for the 1st annual "Misfits" Reunion.  The Misfits were 1st Platoon, C (Charlie) Company of 5-20 Brigade in which Sterling served.

After the unveiling of the monument, we will head to our house where are beloved Patriot Guard Riders are preparing some goodies for the Misfits and those friends that gather at Sterling's park.  Soft Drinks will be provided.


Sherry Wyatt, RN
Proud Gold Star Mom of:
U.S. Army Specialist - Sterling William Wyatt
KIA  July 11, 2012 in Kandahar Province - Afghanistan

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Free Summer Environmental Education Program for Children

From Shepard Boulevard Resident Meredith Donaldson:

I will be conducting programs for children 3 - 6 years old at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park this summer that are free!  I would like to invite my neighbors and ask if you will help me test the Sign Up Genius for this program.  This is the first time we have tried Sign Up  Genius and I wanted to ask your help and give you a first chance to sign up.

Click here to register

Please let me know if you have any problems signing up.
Thank you,​

Meredith J. Donaldson
Outdoor Education Specialist
Columbia, MO 65201

Friday, May 29, 2015

Reminder! Shepard Neighborhood Garage Sale June 13

There's only two weeks left until the annual Shepard Neighborhood garage sale on Sat. June 13, 2015 from 8 am-12 pm.  Dust off your treasures and fill your garage and yard with items for the sale.  Our neighborhood garage sale will be advertised in the Columbia Tribune and on Social Media. 
If you're planning a sale, please e-mail Susie and Rod at and include your address, so we can post signs directing shoppers to your location. 
There is no fee to participate in the garage sale, however the neighborhood association would appreciate a payment of $5 voluntary dues to SBNA Treasurer, Julia Helvey, 908 Shepard Ct. 

Hope to hear from you soon!  Susie and Rod Robison

--Don't forget the Shepard Picnic.  Saturday August 15, 6 p.m. at Shepard Park.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale June 13

Time to start cleaning out the basement and garage for all of those reusable items that you no longer need.  The annual neighborhood garage sale is set for Saturday June 13 from 8-noon.  Susie Robison is chairing our neighborhood garage sale, and you can reach out to her with any questions.  Signs will be going up in the neighborhood announcing the sale, as well as an ad in the local newspaper.  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ward 6 Check-In with City of Columbia on April 30 at Shepard Elementary

From City of Columbia:  The city wants your ideas and questions about how to make the solid waste service (trash and recycling) work better for the community. Come talk about options for making trash collection safer for city workers, increasing recycling and creating a more equitable way to bill trash collection. Short presentations by staff and interested community groups will be followed by a community conversation, where all ideas, comments and questions will be collected. Your voices will be part of a report to council during the first meeting of June that will be used to inform the city on how to proceed with changes to solid waste. Find more information at

The Ward 6 check-in will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the cafeteria of Shepard Boulevard Elementary, 2616 Shepard Blvd. Ward check-ins are held biannually for each city ward. Check the city’s website to see when and where the ward check-in will be held in your ward.