From Readers

FROM READERS: A slithery discovery in the shed

Joe Dillard discovered a Black Rat Snake in the shed and snapped some pictorial evidence.

FROM READERS: Stephens College is upgrading facilities this summer

Stephens College is in the middle of several facility upgrades. Janese Silvey gives a summary of all the changes.

FROM READERS: Solo kayaker continues journey on the Missouri River

With kayaker Janet Moreland's permission, we've compiled more photos of her journey kayaking the length of the Missouri River.

FROM READERS: The story of 'remarkable' Ruth Welliver

Ruth Welliver will turn 96 on July 11. In honor of Ruth, family friend Nancy Rogers wrote about her life and family.

TELL US: Where were you during the Great Flood of 1993?

The Missourian is collecting stories from people who remember what it was like in mid-Missouri 20 years ago.

FROM READERS: John Hall captures different kinds of red, white and blue

Local photographer John Hall captures both the red, white and blue of the outdoor world and his Fourth of July festivities.

FROM READERS: Father and Adapted Gymnastics co-coordinator reflects on Tiger Academy Gymnastics' impact

As Tiger Academy Gymnastics prepares to move, Jeffrey Krug, the co-coordinator of the Adapted Gymnastics program, reflects on what his involvement has meant to him.

FROM READERS: College Park Christian Preschool celebrates Fourth of July with parade

College Park Christian Preschool celebrated Fourth of July on July 3 with a patriotic parade.

FROM READERS: Celebrating the retirement of Principal Sandra Logan

Several hundred people met at the home of the former principal of West Junior High School, Dr. Sandra Logan, to celebrate her retirement on Saturday, June 29.

WEDDING: Toby Asel and Bradley Dible wedded on August 4, 2012

Toby Jo Asel and Bradley Jay Dible were married on August 4, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

FROM READERS: Why I'm coaching Moonlight Hoops at Douglass Park

Coaches and sponsors are still needed to accommodate the number of players who would like to play.

FROM READERS: John Nowell was 'always of help to others'

John Nowell left an impression on Mary Jo Roberts despite being a few years behind her at MU's former Laboratory School.

FROM READERS: Two different SCOTUS rulings, two different reactions

Frequent Missourian commenter Derrick Fogle shares his thoughts on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and the Voting Rights Act.

COMO SOCIAL: What Columbia is talking about on Reddit

Communities around the topics of Columbia, Mizzou and Missouri on Reddit are talking about different things such as a recent shooting, luxury housing and if Missouri is considered southern.

FROM READERS: A tale based on the idiom 'never look a gift horse in the mouth'

Margaret Prezioso-Frye shares a tale based on the proverb that says you should "never look a gift horse in the mouth."

FROM READERS: In Supreme Court rulings, the end of 'separate and unequal'

Columbia resident Robert Stinnett wrote about the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 decisions, "In an instant, a huge weight had been lifted for gay people everywhere."

FROM READERS: Eliot Battle 'was always the perfect gentleman'

Charlotte Dean writes of Eliot Battle's friendship and family pride. Read more reader tributes, and share your own, here.

FROM READERS: Darrell Foster 'was a big man with a big heart'

Gene Robertson delivered this eulogy at the memorial service for his friend Darrell Foster, who died June 17.

Columbia glimpses largest 2013 supermoon

Columbia residents took the opportunity to tweet photos of the moon and discuss its pros and cons. If you missed it last night, the next time you'll be able to see a moon as big will be in August 2014.

FROM READERS: The last days of spring

Frequent contributor John Hall shares some photos from the last days of spring.