Columbia church gives Myanmar family a home makeover

The Fairview Road Church of Christ gave a refugee family from Myanmar a home makeover.

The Paw family received an extreme makeover to their home with the help of volunteers from Fairview Road Church of Christ.

Mounted on horseback, riders shoot at targets at the Boone County Fair

Horseback riders shot at balloon targets at the Boone County Fair Friday night.


Top ham at Boone County Fair sells for $850

Nine-year-old Gentry Duncan's ham was the first of 40 to be auctioned at the ham sale Saturday morning. It sold to Chuck Basye, who is running in the Republican primary for the 47th District of the Missouri House of Representatives, for $850.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Rex Bandy, a local artist, remembered at Artlandish Gallery

Live music was the order of the day at the gallery, which held the event as part of Artrageous Fridays. The event was held in part to commemorate local artist Rex Bandy, who died June 21.

Young martial arts athlete slated for success

Christina Lehmuth is working toward a black belt and has been nominated for sosai, a rare Japanese title, in martial arts.

A man and his mule leap for success at Boone County Fair

Mike Call and his mule, Radar, won the show jumping competition on Saturday. The mule show involved multiple events for mules of different heights and genders.

Corey Kilgallon fences against older competition at Show-Me State Games

Kilgallon, a high school fencer who competed in the Sabre Division on Saturday, said she is used to competing against older, male fencers. She took third in overall competition and first in the women's division because no other women signed up.

Women's Mid Amateur ends with double disqualification

Defending champion Mindy Coyle of Columbia and Ellen Port of St. Louis were disqualified for inadvertently playing from the wrong tees.



Despite tendinitis, Becca Harper succeeds in Show-Me State Games gymnastics

The 9-year-old from Jefferson City won a silver medal in the vault, following in the footsteps of her mother, who won five gold medals in gymnastics at the games in 1986.

Aug. 5 primary candidates to attend NAACP forum Tuesday

The public forum starts at 7 p.m. at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. It is intended to give citizens a chance to ask questions of primary candidates.

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

President Obama to visit Kansas City on Tuesday

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Kansas City, where he's expected to speak about the economy.

Training camp shows glimpses of how Michael Sam fits with Rams roster

Visitors to the team's training camp Saturday saw moments like this that evoked Sam's incredible 2013 season at Missouri. Other times, though, they were reminded why Sam was considered a late-round prospect for the NFL draft.

Health alert for Missouri company's chicken

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday it issued the public health alert after Kansas City-based VU Foods wouldn't recall breaded chicken products after it was determined they hadn't been inspected.

Columbia soap box racers eliminated in Akron

Mid-Missouri representatives Kaden Montegue competed in the stock division, Carter Montague in the Superstock division and Breann Standifer in the Masters division.


FROM READERS: Food bank volunteers share their take on community service

Volunteers at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri share their experience.

FROM READERS: MU medical student counts down to Ramadan

Nebihah Maqbool, a medical student at MU, wrote this post in anticipation of Ramadan for Columbia Faith & Values. Muslims will celebrate the end of the fast Monday.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Transportation sales tax positively impacts all Missourians

Gas tax revenue is an increasingly unstable revenue source. It would be shortsighted, and foolish, to present voters with a transportation funding solution that will have declining revenues from the very beginning of its passage.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Finley Gibbs right choice for circuit court

Finley Gibbs exhibits many of the characteristics desirable in a judge — fairness, compassion, rationality, and an ability to analyze complex situations and form a cohesive and persuasive argument.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kimberly Shaw has experience to be circuit court judge

Kim Shaw practices in Division 5 several times a week. She is well-versed in both criminal and civil law. Having practiced for 25 years, she is a seasoned attorney. She’s what Boone County needs.