See a complete list of all Osage Group events, outings and meetings here
for a walk, hike or other outdoor activity?
Go to http://www.meetup.com
and search for the "Columbia Walking and Hiking Club".
You can join the group to get email updates about
planned hikes and walks. Greg Leonard, one of our members, is a leader of this
Osage Group is
endorsing several candidates for the April 2
election. For mayor, we support Sid Sullivan. In
the Third Ward race, we like Karl Skala; and in the
Fourth Ward race, we are rooting for Ian Thomas. We feel these candidates are
the best choices to promote the ideals of the
Sierra Club. We urge you to vote on Tuesday; it's
likely to be a squeaker and
these candidates need your vote. If
you want to contribute to any of the
aforementioned campaigns, please see their
individual websites at these links: Sid
Skala, Ian Thomas
Randal Clark is
now leading wildflower hikes every Thursday
night starting at 5:30 p.m. Those
interested should meet at the Devil's Icebox
parking lot at Rock Bridge State Park. The hikes
usually last until dark and are at a slow pace,
rain or shine.
April 13, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Saturday; Wildflower
Hike in Mark Twain National
Forest. Meet at Pine Ridge Campground
located 10 miles east of Ashland on Route Y
at 10 a.m. We'll drive or carpool from the
campground to the trailhead. Hike will take
a minimum of two hours hiking time, driving
time, plus time to look at
wildflowers and there should be plenty.
Carpool from Columbia, meet at Stephen's
Lake Parking lot between 9 and 9:15.
Contact Tom Lata at 573-489-2302 for
additional information or for possible
cancellation based upon
weather or hiking conditions.
April 23, 2013;
7:00 p.m. Tuesday; Friends Room of the Daniel Boone
Public Library: "700 Tons of High-Level Nuclear Waste Are Stored
at the Callaway
Nuclear Plant. Should We be Concerned?" A Senior Scientist for
Physicians for Social Responsibility will discuss this topic and other
environmental concerns posed by nuclear plants. The
public is invited. Sponsored by the Sierra Club and League of Women
May 18, 2013;
6:00 p.m. Saturday; Pot Luck Party and Silent Auction: On Saturday, May 18 at 6pm,
the Osage Group will have its annual Silent Auction
Fundraiser and Potluck Party. This is our most popular
event ,as well as our major fundraiser. The food is
always delicious, everyone has a great time, and best of
all, and the funds help support our conservation issues.
Bring a dish to share and whatever you want to drink.
Donations for the auction are gratefully received.
Except for large items of furniture, any item too good
for a garage sale is appropriate. In the past, our
donations have included household items, glass-ware,
books, artwork, gift certificates from local merchants,
vacation stays, etc. If you have an item to donate but
cannot attend, call Marion at (573)875-2916 and we will
arrange pickup. Also, we will store items until the date
of the auction as space allows. If you
do not have an item to donate, come anyway. Donators
please try to arrive by 5 p.m. to give us time to mark
and set up your item(s). We hope you can come and help
support the Osage Group. The famous Ken Midkiff doll will again be auctioned off to a lucky
winner! Directions: Home of Marion and Harman
Dickerson, 3651 S. Ben Williams Rd. From Columbia,
take Hwy. 63 South to the AC/Grindstone
Parkway exit. Go left (east) 3.8 miles. Take a
right onto Ben Williams. The house is the first
one on the right past the little creek. It is a
brown brick ranch.
15, 2013; 10:00 a.m.
Saturday; Bicycle ride on the Katy Trail:
Start at McBaine at 10:00 a.m.,
ride to Rocheporte and back for
a total of 17 miles, or an additional 10
miles to Cooper's Landing for those who want to go further. Contact
Tom Lata at 573-489-2302
for additional information or cacancellations
due to weather.
The Osage Group is on Facebook - visit us there soon and join our page for updates on events.
Do you know about the Osage Group Listserv? Members can request to join it by sending an email
to Stan Silvey. Lots of local members are on the listserv -
this is where we discuss local environmental issues, and is
another place you can get information about local outings,
events, and meetings. Stan's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org