Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Help support our neighborhood school at the annual Stallion Stampede

Dear Shepard Neighbors,

Shepard Boulevard Elementary School invites you to the Stallion Stampede October 18, 11 am - 2 pm. There will be food truck options, including Pepe's, Columbia Dough, Playing with Fire Pizza, Dickey's BBQ, and Kona Ice. Lilly's Cantina, which just pulled into town this weekend, is hoping to make its launch that day, as well. Join in the raffle for some great prizes like an iPad Mini with Retina display, Kindle Fire HD, $100 Columbia Mall gift card, and a two-hour Party Bus rental. A silent auction includes prizes from many local businesses. Jackson Pollock-inspired student artwork will be available for purchase, too. We hope you are able to come out and support our neighborhood school! 

Shepard Parent Teacher Student Organization

Monday, August 25, 2014

All you can eat breakfast for Sterling Wyatt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Neighbors, please join us for an all you can eat Pancake, Eggs and Sausage Breakfast to raise funds for the Sterling Wyatt Memorial Scholarship Fund.

When:  Saturday, September 6, 2014

Where:  Applebee's (EAST LOCATION ONLY)  2601 E Broadway, Columbia MO

Time:  8 AM - 10 AM

Cost:  $6.00 per person (at the door)

Through the generous support of our family, friends, neighbors and donors, we were able to disperse the very first scholarship from Sterling's Memorial Scout fund this July.  The recipient was Brandon Reddick,  Eagle Scout (2008), from Troop 706.  Brandon is fully supporting himself and is pursing a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Kansas.  

We are so blessed to give back a portion of the outpouring of love and support we have received from so very many people.   Come and join us on Saturday , Sept 6th for breakfast.

Sherry, Randy and Chandler

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Shepard Neighborhood Picnic August 16, 2014

To all neighbors in Shepard Blvd - you're invited!  Please join us and meet new neighbors and visit with friends at the annual SBNA potluck picnic on Saturday August 16, 2014 at Shepard Park. 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. Neighbors Brian and Rheanne Brinkman are bringing and cooking the meat for the picnic. Please be sure to thank them!  Hope to see you at the picnic!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Little Free Library

The next time you're walking along Bluff Drive, be sure to stop by the "Little Free Library", which was placed by the Dye family for neighbors to read a book/trade a book.  It's located on the South side of Bluff Drive near 2226 Bluff Drive.  You will find books for children and adults inside the Little Free Library - right here in Shepard neighborhood! Thank you to the Dye family for your gift of reading! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

City will host Ward 6 check-in July 29, 2014

(From City of Columbia)

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 for Ward 6 residents (includes Shepard Blvd. Neighborhood) will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Hillcrest Community Center on 1907 Hillcrest Drive in the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area. Ward check-in meetings are held biannually for each city ward.

Contact: Leah Christian at 573-441-5515

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Looking for Prescription Sunglasses lost in Shepard neighborhood

From neighbor Cokie Blake: Lost prescription sunglasses:  rather large lenses, metal frames.  I left them on the back of our car several days ago.  My glasses must have fallen off after we drove off.  Perhaps on Meadow Lark between Pheasant Run and Falcon or on Pheasant Run, Shepard between Pheasant Run and Old 63, or Falcon.  We have looked all those places, but I am hopeful someone picked them up. If you find any sunglasses, please call Cokie at 442-0831 or 573-819-5408 or email me at crblake@socket.net.
Thank you!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Update on East-West Trail Connector from Shepard to East Campus

Message from neighbor Jake Giessman:

As many of you know, Columbia has federal money in hand to construct a bike/ped trail connecting the Shepard and Bluffdale neighborhoods to East Campus. This fall, City Council is expected to vote on whether or not and how to execute the project. If approved, it will likely involve one or more of the following scenarios:

1)      A short trail from Rollins/Wilson Park to Bluffdale.
2)      A medium-length trail from Rollins/Wilson Park to Sterling Wyatt Park.
3)      A longer trail along a (wide and cleared) sewer easement from Bluffdale to the bike
         underpass at Old 63 and Stadium.
4)      Improved bikeways along Stadium from Old 63 to Ashland.

The map of the proposed trail options can be found at the City of Columbia's website

The project represents a long-planned missing link in the central part of Columbia’s bike/ped network. For the city, it means linking up City Center, the Grindstone Trail, the Hominy Branch Trail, and Stephens Lake Park. For Shepard residents, the most significant benefit is improved bike/ped access to campus and downtown.

There is concern from Bluffdale residents about increased bike/ped traffic in their neighborhood and about disruption of the natural landscape in the valley between Old 63 and East Campus—both concerns that we should be sensitive to and that the final design can take into account.

One question especially relevant to our neighborhood is where our point of access would be to the connection. Sterling Wyatt Park would seem most convenient to us but forces users from outside the neighborhood to climb the Old 63 hill only to climb right back down into the valley via switchback. Thus, there has been wide interest in making Bluffdale the access point, which we would access by riding down one of the bikeways on Old 63. Either way, we have the same number of hills to negotiate!

To the extent possible, we want to present a unified voice at the fall City Council vote. That means hashing out some of our own debates beforehand and, most importantly, getting a handful of people to show up at the meeting. If you have questions, opinions to share, or want to know when the vote gets scheduled, email jake_giessman@hotmail.com.