August 4, 2014
Descendents of Oduduwa join on the chapter's 15th anniversary to share the traditions, culture, clothing and values of Yoruba culture. The Yoruba culture is one of the most prominent African cultures outside of its home continent. Egbe Omo Oduduwa was formed as a non-profit organization by descendants of the Yoruba people, who originate in West Africa, including Nigeria and parts of Togo and Benin, with the goal of promoting its members' culture and educating others about their traditions and customs.
August 3, 2014
Members of Columbia's Jewish community gathered Sunday evening to express their support for Israel in its current conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Food allergies are on the rise in Columbia and nationwide. Zachary McFetters, 8, didn't get to try an ice cream cone until he was 7 because of a severe tree nut allergy. Vance Pope, 5, and Nola Pope, 3, are also struggling with multiple food allergies. Parents say life with a food-allergic child is more challenging than they expected.
The cover of an October 2008 issue of ESPN The Magazine, featured then-MU football players Chase Daniel and Chase Patton. The magazine predicted a Heisman trophy for Daniel and a Super Bowl ring for Patton. Nearly six years later, Daniel is in Kansas City as a backup quarterback for the Chiefs while Patton practices dentistry in Columbia.
August 2, 2014
COMO Connect hosted a launch party for Columbia residents on Saturday at the MU Student Center. The city has been planning for the new bus system for more than a year and hopes to attract new riders.
Broadway Christian Church's Spirited Singers gathered July 21 in the lounge of Lenoir Woods, a senior living center, to sing to residents. The choir is one of multiple music groups that visit senior centers.
August 1, 2014
Members of the MU School of Medicine class of 2018 received their first white coats during at a ceremony at the Missouri Theatre on Friday. The annual event is meant to encourage new medical students to begin their education by upholding the highest values and standards of their profession, according to an MU news release.
David and Evelyn Ewing lost their home and most of their possessions in a house fire on Tuesday afternoon. The quilt Evelyn Ewing's grandmother hand-stitched for their wedding, old photo albums and a handmade box were among the items the fire spared.
July 31, 2014
Project Homeless Connect provided residents in need with haircuts, backpacks filled with hygiene supplies, and transportation to the driver's license office Thursday.
July 30, 2014
Winn's Orphaned Writers meets at The Upper Crust on Tuesday, sharing work that's humorous or emotional and often gives a historical look at Columbia.
MU researchers Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft are studying how plants respond to sound vibrations. Their recent study has shown that a plant responds to the sounds a caterpillar makes when it is eating them.
July 29, 2014
Questions at the Columbia NAACP candidates forum Tuesday evening focused on Medicaid expansion, "Ban the Box," equal representation for minority voters, and voter identification laws.
Firefighters battled a residential fire on Park Avenue Tuesday afternoon. One woman was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation injuries.
Young women turned out Sunday to try out for the Missouri Stealth fast-pitch softball program's nine teams at the Daniel Boone Little League fields in Columbia. The program gives high school players the opportunity to play in front of college recruiters from across the country.
July 28, 2014
Jerry Wade, who died Saturday at 73, served on the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission for 15 years and as Fourth Ward City Councilman for one term. He also ran for mayor in 2010.
A Civil War group believes to have found a mass grave containing eight or nine Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the bloodiest battle in Callaway County. The site was dedicated with a memorial service including cannon fire and reenactors who traveled from several states.
July 27, 2014
The new pastor at St. Thomas More Newman Center brings his life experience to his new posting. The Rev. Richard Litzau, O.P., is a father of two and worked in the criminal justice system.
July 26, 2014
Competitors brought out their best animals for the mule show at the horse arena during the Boone County Fair on Saturday.
Competitors demonstrated their martial arts skills during the Show-Me State Games' competition on Saturday at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center.
Corey Kilgallon, 17, from Millstadt, Illinois, fenced in the Sabre Division at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday. She says she isn't afraid to go up against the big guys. She was the only female to compete in the event.