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
Student artist India Simpson's art piece titled, "Greed," hangs up at the Women in the Arts Gallery Show on March 12.

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MU student and artist India Simpson shares the story of one of her screen-printing projects that was on display at the Women in the Arts Gallery Show sponsored by the MSA/GPC Craft Studio on March 12.

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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.

Donald Woodson Sr., March 23, 1932 – March 27, 2015, of Columbia

Bernice F. Prost, 91, of Columbia

Barbara English Leach, July 13, 1932 — March 19, 2015

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.


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