From Readers

FROM READERS: A wild mushroom discovery

Frequent From Readers contributor Joe Dillard finds and identifies a species of mushrooms in his yard known as Thiers Amanita.

FROM READERS: Columbia veteran shares story of Korean War combat injuries

Bill Stroud, 80, hopes his story can show government that combat should end quickly, once that course is chosen.

FROM READERS: Caring for a flock of more than 30 finches

After a chance connection at a zoo six years ago, reader Katie Goens became passionate about raising and tending Gouldian finches.

FROM READERS: Area high school student reflects on mission trip in Nicaragua

Hickman High School student Luke Troyer shares his experiences from a recent mission trip to Nicaragua.

DEAR READER: Join the Missourian's Readers Board and help us learn more about each other

The board meets monthly to talk about what's most important to the community and how the Missourian should best reflect that. Apply to be a part of it here.

FROM READERS: How to dispose of old electronics

Ben Owens, a marketing intern for Socket Telecom, shares tips for how to properly dispense of old electronics.

Attendees anticipate Obama's visit to the University of Central Missouri

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg on Wednesday afternoon and those in attendance are tweeting updates about it.

FROM READERS: After house fire, woman gives thanks to neighbors, first responders

Mary Jo Roberts thanks Columbia firefighters, paramedics and neighbors who responded to a house fire at her home on July 14.

FROM READERS: Fayette Area Community Theatre to present 'Company'

Stephen Sondheim’s musical ‘Company’ will be presented by the Fayette Area Community Theater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

FROM READERS: MU's Bradford Farm hosting Organic Agriculture Field Day

Bradford Farm will host Organic Agriculture Field Day from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 1. The event is free and open to the public.

FROM READERS: A veteran's perspective on Central Missouri Honor Flight

Mary Paulsell, the president of Central Missouri Honor Flight, shares the perspective of a veteran participating in the program.

FROM READERS: Pet hydration during the summer months

Jessica Schlosser, the co-owner of Lizzi & Rocco's Natural Pet Market, shares tips on how to keep your pets hydrated and happy this summer season.

ArtTalk: Sharing the fun of MU Summer Repertory Theatre

Reader Matt Ingram writes about participating in Summer Repertory Theatre at MU, which this year includes "Anything Goes" and "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure."

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.