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

FROM READERS: Centralia parents share why they prefer organic food for their family

Heidi and Josh Monroe of Centralia have two daughters and are committed to feeding them mostly organic foods.

FROM READERS: Radio host Emily Larkin pairs with sculptor to support Access Arts

The co-host of Kellogg & Co. with Chris and Emily on KPLA teamed up with sculptor Matt Moyer to support CelebrARTY in support of Access Arts.

FROM READERS: Battle High School student participates in Missouri Boys State

Tate Robert Dempsey was selected on his merits to be in the American Legion Boys State of Missouri.

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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.

Randal Lee Fennewald, Nov. 20, 1960 — Oct. 16, 2014, of Columbia

Margaret L. Gill. May 15, 1916 — October 17, 2014, of Columbia

Joan Moonan Pinnell, July 15, 1920 — Oct. 12, 2014, of Columbia

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