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FROM READERS: Dagorhir: The closest you can get to medieval combat

Dagorhir is a Medieval Combat Sport many confuse with LARPing, or Live Action Roleplay. Medieval Combat Sports are different in that they are strictly skill based. You live or die entirely because of your skill with a blade, rather than a magic spell or arbitrary hit points.

FROM READERS: Fairview students collect 2,669 items for food bank

Fourth- and fifth-graders at Fairview increased collections over the 2012 food drive.

FROM READERS: Columbia club recognized for work with Missouri Girls Town

The General Federation of Women's Clubs Tuesday Club was recognized at Missouri Girls Town for donations between $100,000 and $249,999.

ANNIVERSARY: Joe and Judy Zimmermann celebrate 50th anniversary

The Fulton couple will celebrate five decades of marriage Nov. 9.


FROM READERS: A story about the luckiest mouse alive

Lucky Inochii is a mouse who is fortunate to be alive. Angel Becker helped nurse the mouse back to health after it was tangled in its bed.

IN THE WORKS: Share your stories of food insecurity

If you or someone you know has had to deal with not being able to afford food, please get in touch with reporter Andrew Brown. He is working on a series about how food insecurity affects Missouri residents.

FROM READERS: How to demonstrate citizenship to children

Remember the ever-watching eyes of children and try to teach them the fundamental rules of basic citizenship.

FROM READERS: Friend Joy Randle shares photos of time with Almeta Crayton

Joy Randle was a friend of Almeta Crayton's, and she brought these photos to the Missourian's newsroom for us to share.

FROM READERS: The sad decline of the bur oak tree near McBaine

After a 1993 flood, a nearby gravel road was relocated and has aided in the deterioration of the tree.


FROM READERS: Columbia resident fosters 144th dog

Columbia resident Melissa Kron began fostering dogs four years ago. Now, she's on her 144th one and has no plans on stopping.

FROM READERS: Anti-MU22, a new campus group, promotes healthy self-image

As a freshman, it can be hard to avoid the lures of Pokey Stix and Jingo's. Anti-MU22 is a Mizzou-recognized organization that promotes living a healthy lifestyle.

FROM READERS: Faculty award winner says MU was window to a larger world

Ruth Brent Tofle, recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Award, acknowledges coming to MU as the moment she steered onto a global personal path — which has been dotted with journeys to Morocco, Tunisia and China — and learned to appreciate diversity.

#MIZWhereRU? MU alumni share where they ended up post-graduation

We asked Mizzou grads: #MIZWhereRU? They told us when they graduated and where they ended up for this Homecoming collection.

FROM READERS: The 'liminality' of MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology

W. Arthur Mehrhoff, Ph.D., reflects on how MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology, despite its transition to a new location, can still speak to the community.

FROM READERS: Mid-Missouri Citizens Climate Lobby to launch Monday

On Monday, a group of local residents will launch the mid-Missouri chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby with a workshop.

HOMECOMING: Where in the world are MU alums?

FROM READERS: Local author talks about release of new book in fantasy series

Eric Tripp writes fantasy/adventure tales. The third and fourth books are scheduled to be published respectively on Nov. 12, 2013, and Dec. 13, 2014.


FROM READERS: Bike Resource Center offers MU students free repairs

The center aims to save students money on potentially costly bike repairs, as well as educate them about the rights and responsibilities bikers have on the road.

FROM READERS: What I learned from Almeta Crayton

Almeta Crayton believed in her community and the importance of being connected to the people living in it.

FROM READERS: Gene Robertson shares lessons from Almeta Crayton

Share your tribute to or memory of Almeta Crayton by emailing