From Readers

Welcome to the section of the Missourian dedicated to your voices and your stories. Community contributions make our coverage more complete, and we hope you'll consider sharing — in text, picture or video form. We also publish obituaries just as families write them, as submitted by funeral homes.

The Missourian has a long history of and commitment to sharing community voices. Not sure what you have to share? Take a look at these examples of past submissions for inspiration. Or get in touch with Joy Mayer, the section's editor, to talk about some ideas.

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Columbia Missourian, Attn: Submissions
221 S. Eighth Street, Columbia MO 65211

Guidelines for submission

Questions: Joy Mayer, the Missourian’s director of community outreach

My news and features

FROM READERS: A Columbia soccer fan shares his pride in the sport

It was an astounding moment to see more than 300 people standing in a bar, reverently quiet as the National Anthem played at the opening of the World Cup soccer game between the U.S. and Belgium.

FROM READERS: Friend pays tribute to Mary Pat Boatfield

Friend recalls wisdom and leadership of Mary Pat Boatfield, the respected former leader of the Central Missouri Humane Society.

STORIFY: Columbia residents share photos of storm damage, cleanup

The Missourian collected reactions and photos shared by Columbia residents on social media.

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My family obituaries

Missourian reporters try to write life stories for every person in our community who dies. We also, however, publish all obituaries we receive, just as we receive them. You’ll find those here.

Willie Pearl Elmore Strickland, Aug. 22, 1929 — July 4, 2014, of Columbia

Martha Jane Baker, Feb. 8, 1921 — July 6, 2014, of Orlando

Adam Weast McElwain, Dec. 27, 1978 — July 7, 2014, of Columbia

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