From Readers

FROM READERS: Columbia-based startup recognized as leading job creator

Division-D was recognized in the 2013 Inc. Hire Power Awards for its growth in Missouri. The company's CEO attributes his success to driven employees and emerging technologies.

FROM READERS: Columbia author shares childhood memory

Joe G. Dillard, a longtime Columbia resident, shares a short story from his recently published book, "A Full Cup of Joe."

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Missouri's postseason success

This Saturday won't be Missouri's first trip to a championship game. Do you know how long it's been since the Tigers were part of a conference championship? Or what other Missouri sports teams have had postseason success?

FROM READERS: How to be a better writer

Eric Praschan, a local novelist, offers advice on avoiding writer's block and encouragement to people who want to be writers in the future.

Predict SEC Championship score and Missouri's bowl future to win Shakespeare's Pizza gift card

Will Missouri beat Auburn in the SEC Championship? If so, will the Tigers make the national championship? Tell us what you think for a chance to win a $30 Shakespeare's Pizza gift card.

FROM READERS: What “Merkelphone” means for U.S.-German relations

Alexander Drößler, a German student studying at MU, discusses electronic communications monitoring and how that affects relations between U.S. and Germany.

FROM READERS: Documentary about small-town life will play Monday at Ragtag

Medora is a look at life in Medora, Ind., by following four teenage basketball players.


FROM READERS: Bunceton athlete named October Special Olympics Missourian of the Month

The Special Olympics Missourian of the Month highlights an athlete, coach, family or volunteer who SOMO staff members believe embodies what the mission is all about. In October, the Central Area has singled out athlete Justin Baker.

FROM READERS: How to find a lost pet

Liz Burks is a member of No Kill Columbia, an animal advocacy non-profit organization, and helps explain steps to finding a lost pet.

FROM READERS: Take time this Thanksgiving to remember the real meaning of the holiday

Memories of Thanksgiving and family togetherness run strong as holiday nears. And creates a yearning for a return to the importance of the day.

FROM READERS: Make healthful snacks to eat on your way to work

Ellen Schuster, a nutritionist with the MU Extension, offers advice on how to make your "morning on-the-go food" flavorful and healthful.

FROM READERS: Christian Science church invites all on Thanksgiving

Christian Science practitioner Cathy Partusch invites everyone to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Columbia, to give thanks and pause before the "hustle and bustle of the holidays."

FROM READERS: Ed Lambeth, former reporter, recalls the moments after JFK's assassination

Former reporter, MU professor emeritus recalls President Kennedy's assassination 50 years ago.

FROM READERS: MU grad recalls scene at Missourian when JFK was shot

A retired journalist who worked at the Missourian when Kennedy was shot describes  quick work in the newsroom to make the afternoon edition deadline.

FROM READERS: Reader shares poem, 'LAmerica'

The poem stems from a "film-noir-esque" story narrative the author, Zachary Pannell, is writing. In the scene, a movie director writes the poem to a Hollywood detective who is investigating him.

FROM READERS: Columbia native prepares for intercontinental journey

Tommy Goszewski is planning to spend time in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia during a year-long trip he'll begin in August 2014.

FROM READERS: A book review on 'The Deserters'

Joe G. Dillard, a long-time Columbia resident, reviews the book, “The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II” by Charles Glass and shares his own connections to Glass' story.

Fallen leaves signal the end of autumn

The foliage has faded and the temperatures have dropped, marking the end of our CoMo Fall project. Highlights from the photo album are included below, and we invite you to relive the beauty.

FROM READERS: How Bonnie Chasteen finds artistic inspiration in rural landscape

Columbia resident Bonnie Chasteen is an artist and editor for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Her exhibit, "Faces, Places, Figures, and Food," will be at Orr Street Studios from Nov. 19 to Dec. 1.

FROM READERS: Young Socialists Club strives for bipartisan collaboration

After returning from a trip to Appalachia, Greyson Holliday wanted to try to do something to make a difference. That's when he decided to start the Young Socialists Club at Rock Bridge High School.