MYMISSOURIAN: An Iowa caucus, afternoon photo shoots and the Harlem Globetrotters

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
This photo was taken by Missourian reader John Hall on an unseasonably warm January day in Columbia, using a Nikon D300.

A small home-based caucus, an unseasonably warm January day and the Harlem Globetrotters are a sampling of what our community at has written about recently.

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John Hall: A warm January day
Story and photos shared by John Hall

"Few times can Midwestern folks brag about a warm day in January. But, Jan. 5 found temperatures near the Canadian border warmer than Miami Beach, Fla. We savor those days, for they are few and a long way in between. With temperatures, mid-Missouri, around 63 degrees, here is what the camera was able to do after a long lay off."


Notes from a unique Iowa caucus
Shared by Philip Joens

"On Jan. 3, 2012, five people proved that size does not matter in the Iowa caucuses. Tuesday night near Manilla, Iowa, just five of 56 eligible voters participated in the Aspenwall Precinct’s caucus.

The caucus, one of just two in the state to be hosted in a home, was held in the house of Art and Peggy Joens."


The Heart of Missouri Chorus to host open house
Shared Wendy Hofmann

"The Heart of Missouri Chorus is part of Sweet Adelines International, a highly respected worldwide organization of women singers. Its members share a love for singing a cappella music in the barbershop style. As a member, you too can experience the exhilaration of performing and singing. Any woman of average singing ability, with or without vocal training, will find a part that fits her voice range."

The open house will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Lenoir Community Center, 1 Hourigan Circle, Columbia, MO, 65201.


Columbia 7-year-old goes to court with the Harlem Globetrotters
Story and photos shared by April Ferrao

"My boys had a blast at the Harlem Globetrotters on Jan. 5 at Mizzou Arena. We were treated to a pre-show with pictures and autographs, and a halftime meet and greet with more pictures. But the icing on the cake was what my son Aidan, who's 7, got to do.

The Globetrotters pulled him out on the court to make a basket."

Past and current Missouri residents participate in Occupy New Hampshire
Shared by Kathleen Lees

"Shaughnessy, an artist who used to live in Kansas City, said he is happy to be a 'spectacle' for Occupy. In his day job, he's an art teacher at the University of Southern Maine. He praises the Occupy movement for educating the public about what he sees as political corruption."

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