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Paul Hobbs gives back to veterans with his bugle

Paul Hobbs practices taps on the bugle outside his home in Columbia on March 7. After attending several funerals of relatives where taps was played from a recording, Hobbs, a Navy veteran, decided to pick up the bugle again after 50 years. He wanted to be able to play taps live and give veterans the honor he thought they were due.

A Navy veteran, Paul Hobbs has played taps at nine funerals and 15 memorial services.

Trial for Columbia teen accused in Bryan Rankin murder delayed until July

Lamar Terrell Mayfield was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Bryan Rankin Jr.

Flu vaccine season extended in Boone County

Boone Hospital Center has extended its 2013 flu vaccination season through the end of April. Flu cases nearly doubled this year and people are still being diagnosed daily. 

A boost for gay marriage: Justices question U.S. law

The tenor of the arguments over two days has reflected how quickly attitudes have changed since the Defense of Marriage Act was passed by Congress in 1996.

Missouri baseball beats Nebraska-Omaha behind 16 hits

Dillon Everett and Keaton Steele each had three RBIS to lead the Missouri baseball team past Nebraska-Omaha 11-4 on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium.

Missouri House approves tax breaks for businesses

The House gave a largely partisan voice vote to a bill that would gradually cut the state's corporate income tax rate by 2016. MU research suggests the tax cut could reduce state revenues by $123 million annually.

Candidates address infrastructure, minority issues at NAACP forum

About a dozen people listened to candidates for mayor, Third and Fourth wards council races address issues related to minorities, infrastructure problems in Columbia.

 

GUEST COMMENTARY: 911 tax should be seen as price tag for safety

It’s not exaggerating to say our current 911 system is out of date. Technology has changed and the system we rely on cannot adequately serve our community.  Technology has changed in a way that gives citizens more opportunities to utilize the 911 system. Unfortunately, our current, antiquated 911 system can't take advantage of that greater citizen participation.

Pay what you want for new menu item at St. Louis Panera cafes

Three years after launching the first of five pay-what-you-want cafes, the suburban St. Louis-based chain on Wednesday quietly began its latest charitable venture that takes the concept on a trial run to all 48 cafes in the St. Louis region.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McDavid committed to bettering city

Mayor is committed to bettering our municipal systems, says former Second Ward councilman.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala is valuable resource on city's growth issues

Karl Skala is valuable resource to the city concerning development, growth.

MU will host Midwest renewable energy conference

The Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference will address topics from electric transportation and solar programs to renewable energy applications in the military, churches and schools.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skala provides voice for responsible growth

Karl Skala has proven record of support for responsible growth and respects the rights of individual property owners.

J. KARL MILLER: Remembering the 1950s as solid era

Class reunions are time to recall values, experiences that drew cohort together.

 

Dorothy Sanders

Dorothy Sanders' job as secretary at Seymour High School, Payson Ill., is the one that most people remember her for. She loved her job and the staff and the students who passed through the doors.

Dorothy Sanders, Nov. 6, 1920-March 26, 2013

Dorothy Sanders' job as secretary at Seymour High School, Payson Ill., is the one that most people remember her for. She loved her job and the staff and the students who passed through the doors.

Lorene F. Shaw was retired from Boone Electric Cooperative

Lorene F. Shaw worked for the Columbia Public Schools and later retired from Boone Electric Cooperative after 25 years of service.

Lorene Shaw, Oct. 3, 1935 — March 25, 2013

Lorene Shaw worked for Columbia Public Schools and later retired from Boone Electric Cooperative after 25 years of service.

Janice Nichols was a school nurse in Harrisburg for about 15 years

Janice Nichols served as school nurse in Harrisburg from 1966 to 1981.

Janice Nichols was a registered nurse

Janice Nichols was a registered nurse

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