‘I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England,” Elizabeth I told her troops before facing the Spanish Armada in 1588.
Behind the colorful awnings and elegant window displays of the shops and restaurants in downtown Columbia, more subtle beauty can be found.
It’s a rainy afternoon in McBaine. Inside Lucy’s Bar & Grill, a group of farmers and other residents takes advantage of the weather. They’re playing four-point pitch in the back of the restaurant, slapping cards down on an old wooden table, laughing and joking as hands sweep up tricks.
They say that an earlier diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder would have spared them disappointment, frustration and one of life’s most precious commodities: time.
If not for the ketchup bottles and dirty silverware, the small globes of light adorning each table would give the room in Boone Tavern a celestial feel. The crowd quietly chatters until John Frymire, an assistant professor of history at MU, stands and brings the group to order.
Pentecostalism’s enthusiastic approach to religious services, such as the occasional speaking in tongues, sets it apart from other Christian denominations.
On a chilly October Thursday in 1987, Nancy and Randall Allen nervously waited to find out the condition of their newborn son. Only a week old and born three months premature, Benjamin had trouble breathing, his color was purple, and he was very weak.
Boone County voters go to the polls Tuesday to help decide a host of local, state and national races and issues. Here's you guide to everything on the ballot.
Republican incumbent Kenny Hulshof, Democrat Duane Burghard, Progressive Party candidate Bill Hastings and Libertarian Steven Hedrick are running for Missouri’s 9th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The U.S. Senate race has been a bitter contest between incumbent Republican Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill. Libertarian Frank Gilmour and Progressive Party candidate Lydia Lewis are also in the race.
City Manager Bill Watkins is recommending that the City Council vote against the creation of a citizens board that would act as a watchdog for the Columbia Police Department.
Amendments on the ballot include: Stem cell initiative, Tobacco tax increase, Property tax exemption for veterans groups, State pensions and salaries.
Proposition B calls for an increase in Missouri’s minimum wage from the federally mandated $5.15 an hour to $6.50 an hour and for an adjustment for inflation every year thereafter.
A heated U.S. Senate race, a series of contentious ballot issues and close contests for state representative seats will combine to produce one of the biggest midterm election turnouts ever in Boone County, County Clerk Wendy Noren said.
Dear Reader: I could tell you to vote on Tuesday — that it’s an important election, that all elections are important to the democratic process, that giving up that right is like telling your boss “no thanks” when she offers you a bonus and a raise — but I figure you know that.
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An MU freshman became the second cyclist hit by a car in less than a week in Columbia, when he was struck near the MU campus Friday afternoon.
The Columbia Police Department has hired an MU consulting firm to figure out why its officers say they’re underpaid and underappreciated.
With so many galleries, festivals, plays and music around town, the arts seem to be everywhere in Columbia.
Flamenco and rumba rhythms by mid-Missouri band Los Desterrados combined with the aromas of freshly steamed tamales and stew-like pozole in MU’s Memorial Union on Saturday night for a celebration of the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead.