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Lange Middle School celebrates its 15th anniversary

Lange Middle School celebrated its 15th anniversary with a multitude of events for students and their families on Saturday.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Dutch trains collide; Troops battle al-Qaida in Yemen

Two busy passenger trains collided head-on near an Amsterdam park Saturday, injuring scores of people including more than 50 seriously; Yemen's military regained part of a strategic southern city on Saturday after an intense battle with al-Qaida militants left 19 people dead.

UN authorizes 300 Syria cease-fire observers

The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday expanding the number of U.N. cease-fire observers in Syria from 30 to 300 and demanding an immediate halt to the violence that has been escalating since the government and opposition agreed to end hostilities more than a week ago.

Afghan official: Explosives seized, attack stopped

Three of the five men arrested with the explosives were members of the Pakistani Taliban, while the other two belonged to the Afghan Taliban, National Director for Security spokesman Shafiqullah Tahiry told reporters. He said the men's orders came from militant leaders with ties to Pakistani intelligence.

Yemeni troops battle al-Qaida militants in south

Yemen's military regained part of a strategic southern city on Saturday after an intense battle with al-Qaida militants left 19 people dead as the government tries to purge the insurgents from their strongholds, officials said.

The shaping of the Internet generation — minute by minute

Insights into the unforeseen and unpredictable impact of technology on younger generations.

Dutch trains collide; dozens injured

Two busy passenger trains collided head-on near an Amsterdam park Saturday, injuring scores of people including more than 50 seriously, a police spokesman said.

 

Mary Jeanne McDonald, March 22, 1932 - April 19, 2012, of Ashland

Mary McDonald devoted life to family, nursing and community

Heart of Missouri CASA provides voice for children in custody cases

Heart of Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteers share how the organization has changed the lives of local children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.

A Way With Words and Numbers helps improve Columbia children's reading, math skills

About 250 tutors in the MU program teach children one-on-one at various locations in 30-minute sessions.

Early reading program helps prepare kids for kindergarten

A reading program, which began in April 2010 at Nora Stewart Early Learning Center, continues to prepare kids for the future.

Volunteer for Foster Grandparents helps preschoolers at Head Start preschool

Maxine Romm, a volunteer for the Foster Grandparent Program, spends four mornings a week with preschoolers at the Worley Street Head Start Center.

Lactation consultants help get moms, babies off to healthy start

Lactation consultants in Columbia are committedto helping moms have successful breastfeeding experience, which brings health benefits and special bonds to babies and moms.

Teen uses recycling to connect with kids

Hickman High School junior Michael York works with local daycare children through his not-for-profit recycling effort, Coordinated Recycling.

Children stay occupied at Fun City Youth Academy

Children learn math skills and the value of money by earning "Fun City Money" from various learning stations at this extracurricular program.

Columbia woman devotes herself to helping youth

Erin Carrillo organizes community events, mentors youth and volunteers to help with Columbia's teens.

CALEB science club utilizes mentoring, networking to create meaningful relationships

"Called to Academic & Leadership Excellence and Building character and confidence," a science club co-founded by an MU School of Medicine professor, gives middle and high school students a head start in preparing for college.

TELL US: Who makes a difference in Columbia kids' lives?

Readers told us who deserves recognition for their work with kids in Columbia. Whom would you nominate?

TELL US: What do kids in Columbia need?

Missourian readers told us what they think kids in Columbia need.

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