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Fun Fall Festivities

Corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and wine tasting are just a few things to do with family and friends while the weather is still desirable.

Save calories on your next fast food splurge

Eating out and eating right don’t have to be mutually exclusive alternatives if you learn to swap out fast food favorites for their lighter counterparts.

What I hate

Pizza delivery guys dish on folks who don’t tip and the downside of their jobs.

What to do if ...

In a college town, you can go out on some bad dates. Columbians tell us what to do if you get stuck on a bad date.

Baptism welcomes believers into Christianity

The sacrament comes in many forms and, depending on one’s denomination, may be received as either an infant or adult.

Baha’i faith eases the tests that come with interracial marriage

The religion places an emphasis on commitments based in love for God rather than skin color or ethnicity.

Centralia driver's condition upgraded from serious to fair

A car collision on Route Z Thursday sends one driver to the hospital.

Poetry leaps off the page at Cherry Street Artisan

The Center Reading Series started a new season where graduate students and guest poets read a variety of poetry in an effort to inform more people about the art.

Kevin’s World owner still keeps a beat in Columbia’s music scene

Kevin Walsh’s business endeavor was only supposed to last nine months, but his unique partnerships with other local business has helped make his music shop popular.

Doctors troubled by possible reduction in Medicare payments

Unless Congress stops the payment cuts from going through by January, many doctors say they will limit the number of Medicare patients they accept.

Bull makes a break for the big city

A bull is on the loose in downtown St. Louis after the truck carrying it overturned on a bridge ramp.

Sims back to winning with Hickman football team

Anthony Sims enjoyed many winning football seasons in grade school, but academic problems and a rough season stalled his high school career. Now as a senior, Sims and the Kewpies are winning again.

City Council wary of new high school figures

Sixth Ward City Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe said she is worried that new engineering estimates won’t include costs to the city.

MU golfers learn at U.S. Amateur

The Tigers' Chelsea Schriewer and Lindsey Haupt didn't make the cut at the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur, but they said they gained valuable experience at the event.

Boonville church program aims to help inmates

Annual community service project shows prisoners that the community cares.

Lunchtime concerts give students performing experience

Coach not letting Cougars take it easy

Columbia College’s volleyball team is ranked No. 10 in the country, but coach Melinda Wrye-Washington says she is frustrated and is pushing her players harder in practice.

Blunt launches faith-based initiative

The governor’s proposal to make it easier for faith- and community-based groups to provide services for Missourians in need was greeted by a standing ovation at the second annual Faith-Based Initiatives Answering the Call Conference in Jefferson City.

MU’s South Farm showcases new look

Visitors can spend a day on the farm learning about MU’s agricultural and life sciences research at the park off of U.S. 63.

Biting monkey still being sought

The monkey bit two children at Stephens Lake Park.

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