From Readers

FROM READERS: Jefferson impersonator shares wisdom gained from 168 blood donations

Patrick Lee recently made his 168th Red Cross blood donation, earning him a 21-gallon pin. He shares what he's learned from 45 years of blood donations.

FROM READERS: Woodhaven hosts gala to support the food bank

In its second year, Woodhaven's Red Carpet Gala collected 880 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

FROM READERS: You described your fathers as 'strong,' 'dedicated' and 'loyal'

We asked readers to describe their fathers, and they responded with stories and photos of dear old dad.

TELL US: What does being 'green' mean to you?

We're doing some reporting on the ways people in Columbia are reducing their impact on the environment. Will you share your perspective?

FROM READERS: Nancy Rogers honors her father's outlook on life

Memories of a father who lived life as he cherished it and taught his daughter to do the same.

FROM READERS: Eliot Battle 'has left a great legacy'

Reader Mary Jo Roberts, Dr. Marjorie Southard Roberts and Merlin Wood contribute this tribute to Eliot Battle, a longtime Columbia educator who died Tuesday.

Christina Salmon and Daniel Hopkins were married March 23

Christina Kari Salmon and Daniel Jacob Hopkins were married at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the First Christian Church in Columbia.

FROM READERS: When I was in trouble, 'Eliot Battle stepped in'

Eliot Battle's lone recommendation allowed Jana. L. Earnest Wilson to attend college.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Gene Robertson touts Battle's 'change from within' philosophy

In this column from 2012, Dr. Robertson writes about how Eliot Battle worked to improve Columbia and MU.

FROM READERS: Eliot Battle 'found me in the middle of giving up'

Carl W. Kenney II, a newspaper columnist and instructor at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, contributed a reflection on the life of Eliot Battle.

FROM READERS: Eliot Battle made a 'personal investment of time in me'

Ben Henick, a 1991 graduate of Hickman High School, contributes a reflection on how Eliot Battle impacted his life.

FROM READERS: Collected tributes to Eliot Battle

Eliot Battle, an educator in the Columbia Public Schools for more than 40 years, passed away on Tuesday night. Here, Columbia remembers Battle and the contributions he made to the Columbia community.

FROM READERS: Come hear a free show tunes performance from Stephens College

The end-of-season musical production "A Little Show Music" of the Summer Theatre Institute at Stephens College will be 7:30 p.m. June 17 at Macklanburg Playhouse. It's free and open to the public.


FROM READERS: Shooting competition benefits Food Bank

More than 200 people competed in the 19th annual Rock Bridge Lions Club Clay Shoot, which raised more than $20,000 for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

FROM READERS: Museum should be at the heart of MU's campus

Reader Arthur Mehrhoff argues that moving the Museum of Art & Archaeology off campus, with no clear plan for its return, is a step away from the integrative learning that's essential for education.

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.