New black and gold buses come to Columbia

Friends, colleagues reflect on Cindy Mustard's years of service

The Missourian asked some people who've knownher a long time to reflect on what the outgoing director of the Voluntary Action Centerhas contributed to Columbia.

Columbia says no to former cop's bid to keep dog

The city's risk management department decided that liabilities were too great to allow the permanent transfer of an 18-month-old German Shepherd to his former handler.

CITY COUNCIL: A quick look at Monday night's meeting

The Columbia City Council approved a plan for a bigger Short Street garage, an ordinance allowing office space in the garage at Fifth and Walnut streets, and a request for rezoning at Bethel Street and Nifong Boulevard.

Game time, parade, tailgate set for MU homecoming football game

The Missouri football team's Homecoming game against Iowa State on Oct. 15 has been set at 1 p.m.

Enthusiastic atmosphere helps Rock Bridge volleyball score win over Eldon

Happy to be in a home match after a loss on the road last week, the Bruins beat Eldon 25-10, 25-15 on Monday night.

J. KARL MILLER: Ten years without a terrorist attack since 9/11 is nothing to dismiss

Security measures taken after the 9/11 terrorist attacks are to thank for a decade without terrorist attacks in the United States.

County recorder recognized with Carl R. Ernst Founders Award

Bettie Johnson, Boone County recorder of deeds, was honored by peers in her field with the Carl R. Ernst Founders Award. The award, presented in late September, honored Johnson for her leadership in the property records industry.

ROSE NOLEN: Urban or rural, a home offers pleasures and surprises

Be it a small town or a big city, every experience adds a chapter to life's great adventure. There are things to be gained and lessons to be learned from each way of life.

WEST BOULEVARD: World language students hold annual soccer tournament

West Junior High students will participate in a soccer tournament Tuesday after school, and students not on teams are encouraged to attend and cheer.

Neighborhood workshops to help residents advocate for issues

This is the first meeting to give tips on talking to the Columbia City Council. The workshop is free and is hosted by the Office of Neighborhood Services and MU Extension.

Harrington's bat stays hot for Rock Bridge softball team

Kelsey Harrington had three hits and an RBI in Rock Bridge's 10-0 win over Warsaw on Monday night. Her superstitions, as well as her preparation, have led to excellent results this season.

EAST CAMPUS: Boone Hospital Center promotes healing through natural environment

Research has shown the natural environment is beneficial to patients and the healing process.

WEST BOULEVARD: Community enjoys games, food and live music at Oktoberfest

The annual Oktoberfest, held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Sunday, has been getting bigger each year.

Italian appeals court clears Amanda Knox of murder

Amanda Knox, who is from Seattle, was convicted of murder and was incarcerated for four years in Italy. At the time of the incident, she was 20 years old. Italian Raffaele Sollecito, Knox's former boyfriend, also was cleared of killing 21-year-old Meredith Kercher.

GOP businessman Brunner enters Missouri Senate race

John Brunner, chairman of his family's business, Vi-Jon Inc., is the third Republican seeking to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Starbucks pushes job growth program

The coffee shop chain is teaming up with a nonprofit to collect donations for a program called "Jobs for USA." The program will start in November, and all donations will go toward loans for firms and organizations that could help with job growth.

Decline of handwritten letters challenges Postal Service, historians

People just don't write as many letters as they used to, but the Postal Service isn't all that's affected — for historians, it means a change in the documents they have as resources.

Healthy options at fast-food restaurants aren't popular

Just because restaurants include calorie counts on their menus, that doesn't mean people choose healthier options — in fact, people often don't.

Columbia College volleyball team collects seventh AMC victory

The Columbia College women's volleyball team took over sole possesion of first place in the America Midwest Conference standings with a 25-19, 25-23, 25-19 victory over Missouri Baptist on Monday.