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
A volunteer group at the Urban Farm helps to thin carrots. The carrots are grown to provide PreK-12 students with the experience of pulling vegetables out of the ground.

FROM READERS: Center for Urban Agriculture gets people involved with food production at its roots

Volunteers with the Center for Urban Agriculture share what the experience has meant for them.

FROM READERS: Directory of nonprofit organizations makes giving easy

The CoMoGives campaign is a publication and accompanying website catalog of local non-profit organizations that accept and are in need of donations.

FROM READERS: Ferguson protesters more justified than one might think

The police are not blameless, and the protesters shouldn't shoulder all the blame. There are individuals on both sides making positive contributions and perpetuating the problem.

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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.

John Ford Beaman, Sept. 14, 1928 — Dec. 16, 2014, of New Franklin

Catherine C. Seltsam, March 5, 1955 — Dec. 14, 2014, of Columbia

Shelia Ree Burnett, Feb. 5, 1964 — Dec. 12, 2014, of New Franklin

See all family obituaries


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