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From Readers

IN THE WORKS: Questions and answers about the opening of Battle High School

As a student, teacher, parent, neighbor or taxpayer, what do you want to know about Columbia's new high school? Weigh in here.

ANNIVERSARY: Larry and Becky Mayfield to celebrate 50 years of marriage

The couple was married March 30, 1963, at the First Christian Church in Columbus, Kansas, with the Rev. A. Jack Matthews performing the ceremony.

FROM READERS: Edamame is an easy crop to introduce to your vegetable garden

Unlike green beans, edamame plants ripen all pods simultaneously, making harvesting much easier.

FROM READERS: Stephens College to host Senior Film Showcase on April 6

The free, public screening is April 6 at Macklanburg Playhouse and will begin with a reception. Student directors will field questions from the audience after the show.

FROM READERS: Stephens College Children's School welcomes education majors into the classroom

Lindsey Clifton discusses the Stephens College Children's School's cluster plan, which welcomes Stephens education majors into their classrooms.

FROM READERS: Military service benefits Columbia resident's educational and voluntary pursuits

Columbia resident Keener Tippin served in the Air Force and says his experiences there helped him deliver success in his professional and personal endeavors.

FROM READERS: Hickman lacrosse defeats Glendale 5-1 in first home game

Ann Fieser, communications chair for the Hickman Lacrosse Club, shares an update about the Hickman boys lacrosse game against the Glendale Falcons.

FROM READERS: Stephens students perform educational play for Columbia students

Sprouts Plays for Living at Stephens College is an educational theatre program that has been helping elementary school students recognize and appreciate diversity.

IN THE WORKS: How has the landscape in your neighborhood changed over the years?

We've compiled some Google Earth satellite images showing some of the changes visible from the sky. You can see those in this  Facebook album.

FROM READERS: MU student celebrates Relay For Life with her mom, a cancer survivor

MU junior Alisa Funk participated in Relay for Life on March 16. She walked in the event with her mother, a cancer survivor.

Join the Missourian in a March Madness bracket challenge

Compete against other fans and some of the Missourian's staff in the Columbia Missourian tournament group.

FROM READERS: Homegrown Art Show to take place at Mojo's on May 5

Lindsay Lewis shares the inspiration and plans for Homegrown Art Show, which will take place May 5 at Mojo's.

TELL US: How is growth in Columbia affecting your life?

The Missourian is working on a series of stories dealing with progress and growth, and we want to get our readers' perspectives on issues such as traffic, housing and schools.

FROM READERS: Dismantling a backyard tree

John Hall shares photos of a tree being cut down in his backyard and the birds that came to check on what happened to part of their habitat.

FROM READERS: Columbia resident remembers demolished house on Paquin Street

Lori Campbell, a former MU student, shares her special connection to the house she lived in during the summer before her senior year. The building, formerly on Paquin Street, has since been demolished.

FROM READERS: Net-zero energy home and Earth Hour aim to raise environmental awareness

Efforts to make a more energy efficient Columbia are underway due to the work of  environmental organizations in the city. On March 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Columbia citizens will turn off their lights and other electrical devices to celebrate Earth Hour.

FROM READERS: Meditation on a new feline

MU senior Eric Staszczak recently took a leap of faith and brought a 2-year-old cat home with him.

STORIFY: Columbia basketball teams play in end-of-season tournaments

Whether their teams won or lost, fans of Missouri men's basketball, Columbia College men's basketball, Rock Bridge girls basketball and Hickman boys basketball took to Twitter to root for their schools.

TELL US: Who are your youth sports All-Stars?

Are you especially proud of your first-time little-leaguer? Do you have words of public thanks for a dedicated coach? Help us tell your stories.

FROM READERS: Professor discusses pros and cons of Paleo diet for athletes

Pam Hinton is an associate professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at MU. She details the potential costs and benefits of starting a Paleo diet for endurance athletes.

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