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

My news and features
Jennifer Nelson and Renee Munns, an area coordinator for Operation Christmas Child, work together at Operation Christmas Child.

FROM READERS: A volunteer with Operation Christmas Child shares the deeper meaning of a shoebox

Some kids around the world find more than footwear inside gifted showboxes.

FROM READERS: College students make impact with Relay For Life

American Cancer Society staff member Emily Beydler helps coordinate the University of Missouri's Relay For Life. This year's relay is scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 24 on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle. Young people really are making a difference with this event, she said.

Readers share hopes for community responses to Ferguson

With a Ferguson grand jury decision on the horizon, community members shared their hopes for how Columbia will respond and move forward.

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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.

William H. Dunn, Nov. 18, 1922 — Nov. 18, 2014, of Magee, Mississippi

Helen Lorraine Jenkins, Aug. 23, 1928 — Nov. 17, 2014, of Columbia

William Raymond Brown, Jr., Feb. 18, 1936 — Nov. 8, 2014, of Asheville, N.C.

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