From Readers

FROM READERS: Media coverage of UFO phenomena found lacking by Columbia resident

Bill Wickersham gives his opinion on media coverage of UFO phenomena, which he has been interested in for more than 50 years.

FROM READERS: PS:Gallery exhibit showcases spring's renewal

Antoine Matondo shares thoughts on PS:Gallery's newest exhibit, which began on April 2 and showcases renewal and rebirth as represented by six artists.

FROM READERS: John Hall shares images of blue herons and lesser yellowleg sandpipers

Blue herons and lesser yellowleg sandpipers are the recent focus of John Hall's photography.

FROM READERS: An accidental case of homemade confetti

Joe G. Dillard shares a story about a lawn mower accident, during which he learned how to make homemade confetti.

FROM READERS: USSVI commander looks to memorialize submarine veterans

Ed Irwin, who retired from the Navy in 1982, is now the commander for the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. base in Jefferson City.

STORIFY: What did you expect? Online reaction to Columbia's new marketing slogan

Columbia residents took to online outlets to express their feelings toward the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau's new logo and slogan, which was unveiled April 4.

FROM READERS: Mourning in the P.M.

John Hall sights a relative of the Mourning Dove, the Eurasion Collared-Dove, in his backyard along with some squirrels and Purple Finches.

FROM READERS: What is the meaning of 'DMamily'?

I can’t imagine what my senior year would have been without my DMamily. We laughed together, we yelled at each other, and we pushed each other to our limits. So much of what we did this year was building– we tried new things, and just had to trust that we would either figure it out, or not mess up too badly.

SURVEY: Win free pizza by telling us about your news habits

Willing to offer the Missourian a window into what kind of news you seek and where you get it? You'll be entered to win a $25 Shakespeare's gift card when you take the survey.

FROM READERS: Derrick Fogle shares picture-a-day series of Flat Branch

Derrick Fogle has taken a picture every day this year of the same spot at Flat Branch. Check out the collection of time-lapse photos here.

FROM READERS: Cardinals baseball excitement reaches a fever pitch

Amanda McCutchen shares her love of St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

FROM READERS: Hallsville pole vaulter breaks school record

Kyle Borland, a sophomore at Hallsville High School, broke the school record in pole vault on March 29.

FROM READERS: Stephens College costume gallery displays fashion evolution

From daytime suits to wedding dresses, take a look at spring women's fashions going back to 1947 in an exhibit at Stephens College's Lela Raney Wood Hall.

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.