Cindy Mustard: Hometown Hero

Cindy Mustard and the Volunteer Action Center staff coordinated the Christmas baskets program held at Trinity Presbyterian Church held in early December. Mustard, who sometimes went without her big, orange name tag, also helped carry gifts out to the cars of the people she was helping.

As director of the Voluntary Action Center for the past 17 years, Cindy Mustard has made Columbia a better place for thousands of residents.

Narcotics seized from northeast Columbia residence

A .40-caliber handgun reported stolen from a residence after an August 2007 burglary, 24 grams of powder cocaine, 47 ecstasy tablets, 10 grams of marijuana and scales were seized Thursday from a residence in northeast Columbia.

Efforts to save money will eliminate some regular print features

The Missourian is dealing with the double whammy of stagnant revenue and increasing cost. It’s not unique. At a conference this week in New York on improving journalism, every panel eventually turned to how the media can pay for the news they produce.

Marijuana, cocaine, $25,000 cash seized from Seventh Street residence

52 pounds of processed marijuana, $25,000 cash and 4 grams of powder cocaine were found by Columbia police at a residence on Seventh Street on Thursday evening, Capt. Brad Nelson at the Columbia Police Department said.

Critic to lead study of Blunt's insurance plan

Republican Rob Schaaf wants to scrutinize Gov. Matt Blunt’s Insure Missouri program to ensure it works before it gets money.

Former Fulton police officer and wife found dead

Two bodies found inside a home south of Fulton have been identified as an officer with the Fulton Police Department and his wife, a receptionist at the Fulton city hall, according to a Callaway County Sheriff’s office news release.

Impressionable? Parents, pastors worry that film is inappropriate for young children

In the month since 'The Golden Compass' was released, church leaders across the world have condemned it as a damaging influence on young audiences.

Behind the scenes are the people who put them together

Stage crews are responsible for the massive preparation and setup before the curtain is raised on a performance at Jesse Auditorium.

Support from the sidelines

Although transfer Zaire Taylor can't play for the MU men's basketball team this season, his presence on the team is a big boost for guard Keon Lawrence.

Four keys for the MU men's basketball team's conference season

Here are four not-so-simple trends the Tigers will have to reverse in the second half of the season.

Mills making most of year lost to injury

When Bekah Mills hurt her knee in practice Oct. 27, the MU women's basketball team lost her for the season. But the year will not be a waste for the freshman point guard.

Q&A with Amanda Hanneman

MU women's basketball player Amanda Hanneman, a sophomore forward, answers questions about her injury, her recent scoring outburst, and more.