Catholicism is the most common religious affiliation among Hispanics, according to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Approximately 68 percent of those who were surveyed described themselves as Roman Catholic.
The numbers on clothing labels don’t mean much anymore, thanks to an industry trick called “vanity sizing.”
When women look at a label, the smaller the number, the better they feel about themselves.
Michelle Howell says each of the vans in her medical transport business pile up about 350 miles a day from driving people in rural mid-Missouri to and from their medical appointments.
A shoe organizer in the upstairs bathroom holds four colorful electronic toothbrushes and individual tubes of toothpaste — one each for Brendan, 6; Emma, 3; Owen, 3; and Claire, 3.
On the first Thursday of the month, in the fellowship hall of Community United Methodist Church, an eclectic group of mothers gathers for the evening. Some come alone, taking an evening off from the demands of parenting. Some bring their babies, rocking them in strollers or their arms.
A Missouri River flood is a strange sort of disaster. Not like a tornado, which forms in an instant and destroys in seconds. Not like an ice storm, which leaves one guessing how much will accumulate and what the impact will be. Not like an earthquake, which comes with no warning and lasts but a moment.
Boone County inmates were among the many people who helped with flood preparation in Hartsburg on May 9. Jeffrey Stemmons, left, helps Zach Jones, center, make sandbags as Brian Stetter works behind them.
Between dogs and cats, I prefer … dogs. I don’t like litter boxes, and I like to go places and do things with my animals.
I was scanning quotes on Bartleby.com on mowing grass, and this popped up.
Perfect. Because if one thing is going to test your persistence week after week after week after week, it is the persistence of grass to keep growing and growing and growing and growing.
On a recent Monday, “Pretty Woman” starts playing, signaling to the members of the Heart of Missouri Chorus that it’s time to begin rehearsal. With Roy Orbison crooning from a boombox, the women move to the music.
With a purple knit hat covering her long brown hair and dressed in sweats, the keeper defending one of the goals during a Rock Bridge girls’ varsity soccer practice doesn’t look much different than the other athletes running around the field struggling to keep warm in the abnormally cool April weather.
The stacked rows of lights of Memorial Stadium will flicker on 18 weeks from today.
That’s longer than this year’s season of “Lost.”