Volunteers prepare for Everyone Eats food drive, Thanksgiving dinner

Volunteers gathered at Stephens College's Stamper Commons on Wednesday to help prepare dishes for the annual Everyone Eats Thanksgiving meal.

On Wednesday, volunteers gathered in the kitchen at Stamper Commons to prepare the annual Everyone Eats meal on Thanksgiving Day.

Local businesses not too concerned with Black Friday competition

Local business owners say its their unique products and clientele bases that set them apart from the big chain stores.

As holidays begin, new Salvation Army regional coordinators focus on Columbia community

Beth and Richard Trimmell gear up for annual assistance programs, assess possible changes for the agency in Columbia.


Missouri deer kill highest in past five years thus far

Boone County ranks 46th in the state with 1,779 deer taken. Statewide, the number of deer harvested is up 7.7 percent from last year and is at the highest number in five years.

Texas A&M, Missouri football teams aren't thinking about broken rivalries

Missouri won't play Kansas, and Texas A&M won't play the University of Texas. But both schools who left the Big 12 to join the Southeastern Conference will face each other Saturday in College Station, Texas.

UPDATE: Voluntary Action Center still needs sponsors for 65 families in Christmas program

The Voluntary Action Center's Christmas Program is still in need of sponsors and has extended its deadline to Tuesday.

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Texas A&M, Missouri's next football opponent

The Tigers are preparing to play Texas A&M University, with a football team ranked No. 9 in the BCS standings.

Haith says hard work will pay off for Missouri men's basketball team

Missouri coach Frank Haith said there was a lot of work to be done before the Tigers travel to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

NicDanger shares his vision of Columbia

Local artist NicDanger released a video — "Columbia Stand Up" — that celebrates life in Columbia.

At public meetings, fights over prayer drag on

At least five lawsuits around the country — in Missouri, California, Florida, New York, and Tennessee — are actively challenging pre-meeting prayers.

City offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Residential trash and recycling collection will not occur Thursday. City buses will not run Thursday, and parking meters will not be enforced.

DAVID ROSMAN: Americans need to regain altruism, humanity and optimism of Thanksgiving

Many Americans remain pessimistic on a day that is supposed to celebrate how the Wampanoag nation showed the Pilgrims altruism, humanity and optimism in 1621.

Leland 'Chip' McCray enjoyed flying airplanes

The former farmer and construction worker enjoyed flying airplanes.


Missouri women's basketball team eager for early season test

The Missouri women's basketball team will face its toughest competition of the young season this week when it plays Wichita State, Green Bay and Minnesota in the Cancun Challenge tournament.

U.S. drought worsens after weeks of improvement

Rain storms had appeared to be easing the situation since late September. But that promising run ended with Wednesday's weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report, which showed increases in the portion of the country in drought and the severity of it.

Study finds mammograms lead to unneeded treatment

Up to one-third of breast cancers, or 50,000 to 70,000 cases a year, don't need treatment, the study suggests. It adds fresh evidence that screening is not as helpful as many women believe.

Leland 'Chip' McCray of Columbia, April 12, 1917 — Nov. 19, 2012

Farmer, construction work enjoyed flying airplanes.

FROM READERS: Columbia teen shares a poem called "the Name That Took Us On"

Sarah Bias, a junior at Hickman High School and a student in Nancy White's creative writing class, shares a poem called "the Name That Took Us On."

Ameren, Westinghouse pledge to pursue modular reactors

A Missouri alliance failed to win a grant of about $450 million to fund the nuclear energy project, but the federal government says additional support will be available.

Former DocX executive makes plea deals in mortgage robo-signing fraud

Lorraine Brown will plead guilty to felony forgery in Boone County and faces two to three years in prison. She already has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in Florida.