Many turns taken, Richards settles down on the path of public service

Cathy Richards

Cathy Richards wants to bring her life skills to the job of public administrator.

John Sullivan’s lifelong desire to help others directs his public mission

John Sullivan, the Republican candidate for Boone County public administrator, said he discovered his passion in life — helping — in the sixth grade.

Tigers put loss in past

With a game at  No. 1 Texas next on Missouri's schedule, the Tigers aren't looking back at Saturday's disappointing loss to Oklahoma State.   

LETTER: MU fans are friendly and welcoming

Football visitors remark on kindness of Missouri fans during Saturday's game.

LETTER: Tucker Prairie should be treasured, not forgotten

The Missourian's article on Tucker Prairie is a melancholy reminder of troubling changes to Missouri life and land.

Political warfare useless amid financial crisis, real-life problems

Under the circumstances, I really don't care to hear any more debates. According to the financial experts, no one knows how long this crisis will last, so there are no answers to the important questions being asked. So, we will all just have to tough it out as best we can.

Gundy's sideline routine a bit different

The Oklahoma State coach turns his eyes to his clipboard when the Cowboys' defense in on the field.

Treasurer Murray upbeat on Boone County finances

Boone County Treasurer Kay Murray has the luxury to set aside campaigning and concentrate on her job as she runs unopposed in the Nov. 4 election. Murray said she's never seen anything like the current state of the economy, adding that it has "really been making my job interesting."

Boone County Sheriff runs unopposed for second term

In November, Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey will be running for re-election  unopposed.

Tough week for Carl Edwards

A 12-car wreck at Talladega, a feud with a rival driver and a 33rd place finish Saturday has all dropped Carl Edwards from second to a distant fourth in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Judge running unopposed in November election

Jodie C. Asel is seeking her second term as Division IV circuit judge.

What's the job: Division IV Circuit Judge Within the 13th Circuit Court

Missouri gasoline prices plummet close to that of last year

Missouri's average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $2.81 on Monday.

Columbia will host public overview of its Natural Resources Inventory Project

The event from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Activity and Recreation Center will showcase data on the city’s natural assets and explain how the information can help guide policy decisions on issues such as development and land preservation.


Students, consulting organization look to help Humane Society

MU business students and a local nonprofit consulting agency will be providing Columbia's Humane Society with an improved business model this December.

School board approves math curriculum objectives

Columbia public schools now have revamped math curriculum objectives.

What's the job: County Treasurer

A closer look at the responsibilities of the Boone County treasurer

Country of Origin labels hit the produce aisle and meat counter

Shoppers can now actively choose between homegrown and foreign products. And the United States Department of Agriculture can better track products during food outbreaks. But the law doesn't cover all retailer or all food, making the origin of most foods still a mystery to customers.

Joint planning commission routinely sees low attendance

The county and city Planning and Zoning Commissions made history when they decided to work together to write a sub-area plan for the land around the site of the new Columbia public high school. But members' continued low attendance indicates the plan is being written by a handful of regular attendees.

What's the public administrator's job?

The public administrator assumes responsibility over estates for persons who are unable to assume those duties.