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From Readers

FROM READERS: Taking time to notice spring beauty

Missourian reader Billie Silvey shared pictures of several plants she photographed in bloom.

FROM READERS: Columbia native Morgan Hulen returns as Stephens dance guest artist

Morgan Hulen joins an impressive guest faculty at Stephens this summer that includes award-winning choreographers and a professional modern dancer in New York.

FROM READERS: Columbia broadcaster Sarah Hill's view of Google Glass

Sarah Hill was selected to get early access to a Google Glass headset, and she wrote this post about her first days with the technology.

TELL US: What one word best describes your father?

In preparation for Father's Day, share one word that best describes your dad.

FROM READERS: A poem about spring weather

A Missourian reader offers her take on spring weather in the form of a poem.

ANNIVERSARY: Luther and Mary Caldwell celebrate 50 years

David Caldwell shares this invitation to his parents' anniversary party.

FROM READERS: Photos of rain and flooding

Missourian readers have been sending us their views of rain and flooding in Columbia.

FROM READERS: Pictures from solo kayaker's journey on the Missouri River

Janet Moreland is sharing updates along the way as she paddles down the river. Here is a dispatch from Gates of the Mountains in Montana.

FROM READERS: Fourth-graders write about people who overcame adversity

J.W. "Blind" Boone's motto of "merit, not sympathy, wins" is the topic of these students' winning essays in an annual writing contest.

FROM READERS: What a co-op preschool is and why it's worth it

A parent co-operative preschool allows teachers, parents and other families to be involved in the children's learning experiences.

FROM READERS: Bill Smith's family celebrates his 90th birthday

The founder of W.B. Smith feed mill had a birthday party with family and friends, and one of his daughter submitted pictures.

FROM READERS: Military Recognition Day celebrated at Columbia College

Columbia College held its sixth annual Military Recognition Day on May 23.

 

ENGAGEMENT: Martina Hoyt to marry Jaron Vail

The wedding is planned for July 13 at The Tiger Hotel in Columbia.

FROM READERS: Columbia veterans meet with visiting Tuskegee Airman

Gene Robertson talks about his discussions with Charles McGee, one of the last Tuskegee Airmen featured in the movie "Red Tails".

FROM READERS: National Merit scholarship winners impart high school wisdom

Two Rock Bridge High School seniors were recently awarded National Merit scholarships. We asked these seniors what they've learned during their years in high school and what advice they would give to incoming students.

FROM READERS: Hickman Lacrosse wraps up its season with a banquet

The Hickman varsity lacrosse team finished its season with win-loss record of 4-9. Hickman alumni players are invited to play during the alumni game at 4 p.m. June 2 at the Activity and Recreation Center field.

FROM READERS: Memories of Muriel Battle

Muriel Battle's colleagues from over the years talk about what her legacy meant to them and the Columbia Public Schools.

ArtTalk: Like beer? Like art? Arts & Drafts event is Thursday

Sarah Dresser of the Office of Cultural Affairs tells us about a craft beer tasting and gallery crawl that will take place this week.

FROM READERS: Never-worn wedding dress is a symbol of mother's philosophy

Parents can only do so much, and it's up to their children to grow and make those difficult, life-changing decisions on their own.

FROM READERS: Local youth awarded $1,000 Ford Scholarship

Sarah Darr, a 2013 graduate of Columbia FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Joe Machens Ford Lincoln and Ford Motor Company.

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