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

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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.

FROM READERS: Stephens College students foster pets for Second Chance

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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.

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

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

Beverly Robertson Murrell, 1936 — Dec. 11, 2014, of Columbia

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