Betty White didn’t know what she was getting into 30 years ago, marrying a fiddler.
A few weeks after they were married, she went to the bathroom to find her husband locked inside, refusing to come out. She grew alarmed.
My husband and I decided that it is time to sell our lake house. With three levels and five bedrooms it was the perfect place for our children and their children to visit. But now that most of the grandkids are in school, they’re far too busy to spend time at the lake away from their friends and activities.
Putting a house on the market is a pain in the neck. First we had to fill out a six-page disclosure that I didn’t have a clue as how to answer some of the questions.
The Columbia City Council will have its final vote Monday on Elvin Sapp’s proposal to develop the 489-acre Philips farm just southeast of the city limits. Sapp wants to annex and zone the land to allow for more than 750 homes and a mix of office buildings and shops, which, if built according to current plans, would be one of the largest developments in Boone County history.
Sapp’s spokespeople have repeatedly said he will pull the project if the council doesn’t approve it Monday.
About halfway through any given skating session at Empire Roller Rink, the first eight beats of the Limbo Rock snap the attention of dozens of children and even some adults. They stop what they’re doing and rush to the skate floor to claim their spots in line.
Once in line, the competition becomes intense as participants try their best to get as low as they can on skates to maneuver under the bar. This limbo differs from the on-foot style in that contestants don’t have to bend backwards. Instead, they bend forward over their legs, sometimes in positions similar to doing the splits, to get under the bar. The goal is still to be the lowest and to become that session’s limbo champ.
JEFFERSON CITY — Columbia lost a vote on Missouri’s House Budget Committee when Rep. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, resigned from the committee Wednesday.
Graham’s resignation from the committee, which determines the House’s budget proposals, came just before the committee votes on its budget for next year.
Incumbent Mayor Darwin Hindman and challengers John G. Clark and Arch Brooks sounded off against each other Friday at the Boone County Muleskinners meeting. Issues that will play a large role in the upcoming election, based on the Democratic club’s forum at Stephens College, are police-community relations, city growth, the Philips tract and unemployment. Each candidate had a chance to critique or praise city government and to share their opinions on each issue and ideas for future change.
Asked what the “biggest challenge” facing city government is now, each candidate had a different response.
Every Sunday morning, in the sun-filled foyer of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Columbia, visitors and church members are warmly welcomed by both a smiling usher and an inspirational message from the religion’s founder, Mary Baker Eddy, in bold block letters on the front wall: “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.”
The congregation is small — about 30 to 50 people attend services at the church’s chocolate-colored building on Broadway — which might make it easier for members to develop loving and familial relationships with each other, churchgoers said.
As in other states, the results of Missouri’s Feb. 4 primary election are represented to the national Democratic Party by delegates, those who officially anoint the party’s presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention in July. Missouri will send 88 delegates and 13 alternates to the convention, most of whom are bound to represent the state’s popular vote. The process is a lot like tryouts for a baseball team:
Darwin Hindman isn’t taking the upcoming mayoral election lightly. He’s just spending lightly.
Hindman, who is opposed in the race by John G. Clark and Arch Brooks, raised only $800 through Feb. 21, according to a campaign finance report on file at the Boone County Clerk’s Office. Nearly half that amount came from a single contributor.
The deaths of the two Columbia women and a 10-year-old girl were classified as accidental Friday after police said they found no sign of foul play.
The Columbia Police Department issued a press release stating that Pelagia “Peggy” Cuellar’s car had been running inside her closed garage for “quite some time,” causing carbon monoxide to accumulate within the house and the garage, which was located under the residence.
The Rural Route Film Festival, born in New York City, is the brainchild of former Columbia resident Mike Schmidt and his friend Alan Webber.
But the festival’s subject matter takes viewers a long way from the Big Apple: cattle auctions and oil wells, prescription drug abuse in Kentucky, Texas camel treks and a farmhouse in rural West Virginia that doubles as a “pay-as-you-go” dental clinic.
With the deer hunting season officially over, hunters gathered at the 16th Annual Missouri Deer Classic to extend the season by comparing trophies and techniques.
Continuing today, it features seminars and more than 200 exhibits, including trophy and taxidermy displays, hunting equipment and apparel, a kid’s archery range and a pellet rifle range.
For a Muslim woman, a routine visit to a doctor or a stay at a hospital can become an unpleasant ordeal if the physician treating her is unfamiliar with the customs of Islam.
A request for a nurse to point out the direction of Mecca could be dismissed as the effect of painkillers.
More National Guard members are being deployed to active duty, but they’re not going to Iraq.
Three units of the Missouri National Guard, totaling about 170 soldiers, will be deployed this weekend to various locations in the United States.
DALLAS – The countdown to the culmination of the college basketball regular season, Selection Sunday, will certainly be an agonizing one for Missouri.
With their season complete, the Tigers have left their fate and NCAA Tournament hopes in the hands of the NCAA selection committee. The Tigers’ chances to join the 34 at-large bids appear bleak after an embarrassing 94-69 loss to Kansas in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference Tournament on Friday in the American Airlines Center.
Saying Mike Hall is having a great time would be an understatement. Saying Hall’s life has become hectic would be a greater one.
Hall, who has made it to the final eight on ESPN’s reality series Dream Job, finds himself caught up in a whirlwind that deposits him in Columbia one day, in Florida the next and in New York for the weekend.
Senior goalie Kendall Gessling might have been wondering whether someone had painted a target on his chest. The shots kept coming.
The Hickman lacrosse team lost to Lafayette 11-5 on Saturday at Cosmopolitan Park.
All the Missouri tennis team needed was rest and relaxation.
Tigers coach Blake Starkey gave his team three days off last week. After its loss to Iowa, four Tigers had injuries.
St. Joseph’s Academy remembered; it didn’t need Hickman fans to remind them.
The Angels withstood the Kewpies’ rally and taunts of “remember the last game” to win the Class 5 championship game 56-44 on Saturday at Hearnes Center.
ST. LOUIS — Bob Burchard, the Columbia College men’s basketball coach, has emphasized the strength of his team instead of touting individual greatness throughout the season.
Saturday’s American Midwest Conference Tournament final was a huge challenge to that notion.