Access Arts founder honored

Although she only stands 4 feet, 10 inches tall, Naoma Powell was a powerful, extraordinary presence in a roomful of people who came to honor her Sunday night. The recently retired director of Columbia’s nonprofit School of Service-Access Arts program was awarded with a proclamation from the city of Columbia, declaring Nov. 20, 2005, to be Naoma Powell Day.

Saltwater, fresh food

Thousands of Marines serving aboard the USS Peleliu will get a taste of Show-Me State hospitality with their Thanksgiving dinner this year. A team of MU students majoring in hotel and restaurant management will grill, boil and bake — not to mention dress up the buffet — to make the holiday meal at sea more pleasant.

Satellite Internet offered to rural homes

Nearly 70 years ago, Boone Electric Cooperative changed the lives of rural residents by bringing electricity to their homes. Now, the company is bringing a different technology into rural areas of Boone County by offering satellite Internet service.

Fundraising with a twist

Similar to a game of Twister, students with financial need feel like they’re being pulled in many directions. They manage financial pressures, work-related stress and college requirements in a delicate balance that can feel like collapse is inevitable at the next spin of the wheel.

‘Superwoman’ falls just short in battle of Twister endurance

Last Wednesday, Beth Scheiding dressed herself as Superwoman and headed to the MU Student Recreation Center to compete in a Twister tournament held by Student Foundation. In green pants, a blue Superwoman T-shirt, a red cape and yellow arm warmers up to her elbows, Scheiding’s outfit mirrored the colors on the Twister mats.

Feasting on history

When first-graders at Ridgeway Elementary School made grocery-bag vests last week for their Thanksgiving feast, they hoped they could wear them out to play that day.

Entries aplenty at parade

It’s one of the few times when parents let their kids play in the street and have strangers throw them candy. Columbia’s annual Holiday Parade on Sunday mixed the sounds of bagpipes, the beats of marching bands and the music of Christmas blasting from stereo systems. This year’s theme, “Music Makes the Season Sing,” embraced one common thread of the holiday tradition.

Forget bird flu and enjoy Thanksgiving

If talk of bird flu has slightly quelled your appetite for juicy, scrumptious Thanksgiving turkey, you can rest easy with the thought that most of the turkeys in grocery stores are home-bred.

Arson suspected in rash of county fires

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a series of fires late Friday night and early Saturday morning in southern Boone County.

Edwards takes third in Chase

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — It was awfully hard for Carl Edwards to be disappointed Sunday after finishing fourth in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Young comes ready to play

Missouri’s Kevin Young found a way to end a week full of question marks with an exclamation point.

Missouri stumbles down the stretch

It was easy to push aside the after-effects of the Missouri football team’s loss to Kansas State on Saturday. The day belonged to Wildcats coach Bill Snyder, marking the final time one of college football’s greatest coaches would man the sideline.

Wrestlers gain experience at Missouri Open

Although there was no team score kept, the Missouri wrestling team stood out as the big winners at the sixth annual Missouri Open on Sunday at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.

Yang’s top play worth the effort

Na Yang worked harder this week in practice and in the weight room.