Golfer finds success at Missouri State Senior Games

Golfer Bob Patterson won the silver medal at this year's Missouri State Senior Games, despite recovering from a rare disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Bob Patterson, who began playing golf in 1976, won a silver medal in this year's Missouri State Senior Games. Despite a rocky recovery process from a rare disease, Patterson is now back in action.

Family, health and friendship motivate football throwers to compete in the Missouri State Senior Games

A former University of Texas quarterback, an 18-year veteran of the games and a first-timer share their reasons for participating in the games

Kendall and Katrina Mathews brought recognition to Salvation Army in Columbia

Kendall and Katrina Mathews are leaving Columbia for a new assignment with the Salvation Army in St. Louis.

DEAR READER: Lessons from Sports Journalism Institute

This week the Sports Journalism Institute met with young journalists to talk about storytelling and interviewing.

MU researchers find correlation between sexual orientation fluctuation, alcohol misuse

Recent research conducted at MU revealed that young adults who are actively exploring their sexual identities in college might be more likely to misuse alcohol. The study draws from data on 2,068 MU students in the early 2000s.



Former Senior Games shuffleboard competitors become teammates

William Cannon, 82, and Ed True, 80, are the only doubles shuffleboard team over 80 years old at this year's Missouri State Senior Games in Columbia.

Coach Smith signs extension with Missouri wrestling

Brian Smith, already Missouri's longest-tenured head coach, agrees to a five-year deal.

City Council works on forming strategic plan at retreat

City officials are working on a strategic plan at this year's annual retreat.

School Board to vote on budget, bargaining unit

Before the 6:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall, a public hearing on the proposed 2012-13 budget will be held. 

Suicides surge among troops while U.S. eases out of war

This year's active duty suicide among U.S. troops totals 154 through June 3, an 18 percent increase from the same period last year. The upward trend has concerned some officials.

Odle family buys another Locust Street house

The Odle brothers bought 1116 Locust St. from the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City on Wednesday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Special Olympics offers thanks to Columbia, volunteers, sponsors

The Columbia community has always been kind to Special Olympics, and the city really rolled out the red carpet for this event.

Tomlin, Damon lead Indians over Cardinals 6-2

Josh Tomlin scattered eight hits over seven innings, Johnny Damon hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat St. Louis 6-2 Friday night to send the Cardinals to their seventh loss in 10 games.

Royals shuffle defense, lose to Pirates 4-2

Erik Bedard pitched seven solid innings, Neil Walker had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night for their 10th victory in the last 13 games.

UPDATE: I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont, retired

I'll Have Another's bid for the first Triple Crown in 34 years ended shockingly Friday when the colt was withdrawn from Saturday's Belmont Stakes and forced into retirement due to a swollen tendon.

Central Missouri Humane Society to offer vouchers for pet spaying or neutering

The Central Missouri Humane Society will offer vouchers for a free spaying or neutering July 11. The event is part of its effort to combat pet overpopulation.

Boone Hospital Center healing garden provides an escape from stress

Boone Hospital Center celebrated the completion of its healing garden on Friday. The garden provides a location for patients, visitors and staff members to escape from the stresses of the hospital. 

Walnut sidewalk closed starting Tuesday

The south side of the Walnut Street sidewalk will be closed between Eighth and Ninth streets.

Gordon R. Sackett, October 15, 1958 — June 6, 2012, of Columbia

Gordon "Gomez" Sackett, of Columbia, died June 6, 2012. He was 53 years old.

Gordon "Gomez" Sackett was a hard worker, enjoyed being outdoors

Gordon Sackett, 53, had a passion for almost anything he could do outside.