From Readers

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.

FROM READERS: Julia Moore expands horizons with Global Connect

Julia Moore, an honors student and junior at MU, is a health sciences major and initially started the certificate because of the overlap in credits she has acquired for her degree.

FROM READERS: MU professor brings ePortfolios to curriculum

By transitioning to digital portfolios, students can better understand and reflect on what they've learned.

FROM READERS: Music still sings in Georgia Morehouse's heart

Georgia Morehouse is an active volunteer in the community, working for the Women's Symphony League and the Missouri Symphony Society. One of their yearly events, the Piano Student Showcase, is on Nov. 16.

FROM READERS: Cupcake Club encourages creativity, community, friendly competition

The Mizzou Cupcake Club meets once a month and has a different theme that uses new techniques.

FROM READERS: Stephens College alumna comes back to Columbia after 53 years

Carol Kelley came to Missouri to support the Florida Gators, but she ended up reconnecting with memories from 53 years ago.

FROM READERS: My confession: I'm a 'trichster'

Melissa Gephardt, an MU student, recounts her struggle with trichotillomania — a disorder characterized by the compulsive urge to pull out one’s hair in response to stress, anxiety or depression — and how she eventually learned to accept herself.

FROM READERS: MU student Cole Karr shares pictures of fall colors

Cole Karr, an MU strategic communication student graduating in December, has lived in Missouri for most of his life and has made documenting landscapes a hobby. He took these photos at various mid-Missouri locations in September and October.

FROM READERS: Marcia Shannon writes about women in agriculture, shares conference vision

The “Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture” conference is an opportunity for women involved in livestock production (specifically sheep, goats, beef, swine and forages) to learn about agriculture issues and gain hands-on training in livestock production with guidance from other professional women.

TELL US: What were Columbia's most memorable sports moments of 2013?

What moment in Columbia sports from this year will you never forget?

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.