Anna Pendergrass is a sophomore at Central Methodist University. She shared her story about her sexual assault Wednesday afternoon during a protest on campus.
"It took way too long for something to be done about it," Pendergrass said. "And what was done was nothing more than a conversation about what you shouldn't do and a slap on the wrist."
She said her story has made an impact on others, especially other victims.
#WeCare is a locally supported, grassroots effort to lift up all healthcare heroes, especially those on the frontline in our community, according to a news release.
The first tribute was held outside Capital Regional Medical Center, followed by one at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital.
Ann Bax, President of United Way of Central Missouri, was appreciative of everyone who came out to the tributes. She understands the difficulties healthcare workers have everyday fighting the COVID-19 virus.
"You're not inside the walls and seeing the work of our hospital workers and our frontline workers and all our health care workers," Bax said. "But we know how important their work is."
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday signed off on such shots as a way to shore up protection in those groups.
The Columbia Farmers Market has been recognized as the No. 1 farmers market in the nation.
The market was ranked No. 1 "People's Choice" in the nation, No. 1 in the Midwest region, and No. 1 in Missouri.
"I'm very excited and really grateful for the support this community has showed us," Columbia Farmers Market Executive Director Corrina Smith said.
The Missouri State Fair is looking to possibly expand the fairgrounds by around 200 acres.
The fair, which already sits on 375 acres, is looking to split the adjacent 400 acres of land west of the fairgrounds with State Fair Community College. The college, the state, Pettis County, the city of Sedalia and the fair itself will all work together on the possible acquisition of the land.
Carolyn Crooker from the Sedalia Area Convention and Visitors Bureau says the Sedalia area makes a $75 million impact yearly on tourism.
"Expanding means being able to get national events or national rallies. It just means that much more and affects so many different aspects of daily life in Sedalia," Crooker said.