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.

Want to contribute?

Or send mail to:

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: Disability Rights Legislative Day, ADA Legacy Tour promote inclusion

People with disabilities and advocates gathered at the state capital on March 31 to promote disability rights and inclusion.

TEACHER TALK: PE teacher Hannah Babcock enjoys helping students find their sport

As a high school PE and health teacher and volleyball coach, Hannah Babcock helps students both on and off the court.

FROM READERS: Columbia Handbell Ensemble celebrates 25th anniversary

The group performs a wide variety of music, including Elvis Presley, Disney and Johann Sebastian Bach.

See more

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.

Mary O. Coe, July 10, 1927–April 24, 2015

Robert Stuart Oliphant, June 28, 1922 — April 16, 2015, of Columbia

Robert Dale Muse, June 16, 1938 — April 11, 2015, of Columbia

See all family obituaries

Latest Comments

The easiest way to make your voice heard on the Missourian’s website is by leaving a comment (observation, question, opinion) on a story. Here are the most recent comments from readers.


Join the community conversation on the Missourian's Facebook page.