Local kite enthusiasts fly during One Sky, One World event

On Sunday, experienced and inexperienced kite fliers attended the One Sky, One World event in Cosmo-Bethel Park. The event invites families out to fly kites and enjoy the weather.

FROM READERS: Oakland Junior High School plans political convention

Oakland Junior High School will be hosting a political convention on Oct. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Honors students will share what they've learned through their research on local, state and national candidates.

Congressional candidate, Walmart cashier Holbrook challenges the status quo

Thomas Holbrook is one of four candidates seeking Missouri's 4th District seat. 

Deal with MU revived Missouri Theatre, gave university needed space

The deal has revived the theater and given MU, especially the School of Music, a needed space for performances and other events.

Central Missouri Humane Society gives push to local spay and neuter initiatives through Feral Cat Day

Central Missouri Humane Society will work with Spay, Neuter, and Protect (SNAP) or Mid-Missouri to help raise awareness about feral cats and available resources to manage them.


FROM READERS: Columbia College organizes a stream clean

Columbia College assistant professor of history David Karr organized a stream clean Saturday.

ArtTalk: 'Faking It' MFA thesis exhibit by Catherine Armbrust

Jennifer Perlow, owner of PS:Gallery, talks about Catherine Armbrust's show at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery.

Boone County National Bank displays work of local artists

About 30 pieces of art from the Boone County Art Show will be on display in the Boone County National Bank's Lobby Gallery until the end of October.

FROM READERS: Highlights from Hickman and Rock Bridge boys swimming

Karen Steger coaches three Hickman swimmers and three Rock Bridge swimmers that have state qualifying times.

Columbia Youth Service Day set for Oct. 20

Service activities include cleaning up Columbia and assisting the elderly.

Giants beat Cardinals in Game 2 to even NLCS

The San Francisco Giants got their first home win this postseason 7-1 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

City Council to discuss American Airlines agreement

In addition to the guarantee fund, American Airlines is asking for protection from the possibility of rising jet fuel prices, minimum level of advertising and a break on landing and facility fees.

Chiefs stagger into bye week at 1-5

Every loss but one has been a blowout. The offense has not scored a touchdown in the past eight quarters. Their lone victory came on an overtime field goal in New Orleans. Not once has Kansas City been ahead on the scoreboard when the ball was snapped.

Fisher blames second quarter mistakes in Rams' loss to Miami

The Rams (3-3) had six of their 16 double-digit offensive gains in the second quarter, but didn't score while giving up a 6-0 lead.

Joplin Give & Take helps sell, buy unused items

Kinsey Schultz created Joplin Give & Take on Facebook earlier this year. It now has more than 10,000 members and grows each month.

The National Weather Service says weak tornado hit SW Mo. during weekend

Meteorologist Mike Griffin said investigators determined on Sunday that an EF0 tornado touched down southwest of Willard Saturday night.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri friendly to business but that's not funding education

So as our leaders examine the causes of Missouri's economic malaise, we suggest they look to the real facts. Missouri is friendly to businesses, but it's not funding education.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Vote 'yes' on Proposition B

We believe that the health of our readers and our citizens is important, and we know that tobacco hurts people’s health.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Contentious debate becomes unintelligible

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan engaged in what became more a schoolyard squabble than intelligent argument on the issues.

Another search for clues in Jacque Waller case

More than three dozen people searched for the missing mother near a levee in East Cape Girardeau, Ill., on Sunday.