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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Or send mail to:Columbia Missourian, Attn: Submissions
221 S. Eighth Street, Columbia MO 65211
Questions: Joy Mayer, the Missourian’s director of community outreach
When John Agliata and his wife lost their newborn son, they suffered and then suffered some more. But over time, John has realized his suffering had a purpose.
Bill Allen Jr.'s photography portfolio includes images of birds, plants and the night sky.
Letitia DenHartog has volunteer at Room at the Inn, a homeless shelter sponsored by faith organizations in Columbia. She shares her experiences providing a warm, safe place for people to get rest and food.
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.