From Readers

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.

ANNIVERSARY: Luther and Mary Caldwell celebrate 50 years

David Caldwell shares this invitation to his parents' anniversary party.

FROM READERS: Photos of rain and flooding

Missourian readers have been sending us their views of rain and flooding in Columbia.

FROM READERS: Pictures from solo kayaker's journey on the Missouri River

Janet Moreland is sharing updates along the way as she paddles down the river. Here is a dispatch from Gates of the Mountains in Montana.

FROM READERS: Fourth-graders write about people who overcame adversity

J.W. "Blind" Boone's motto of "merit, not sympathy, wins" is the topic of these students' winning essays in an annual writing contest.

FROM READERS: What a co-op preschool is and why it's worth it

A parent co-operative preschool allows teachers, parents and other families to be involved in the children's learning experiences.

FROM READERS: Bill Smith's family celebrates his 90th birthday

The founder of W.B. Smith feed mill had a birthday party with family and friends, and one of his daughter submitted pictures.

FROM READERS: Military Recognition Day celebrated at Columbia College

Columbia College held its sixth annual Military Recognition Day on May 23.


ENGAGEMENT: Martina Hoyt to marry Jaron Vail

The wedding is planned for July 13 at The Tiger Hotel in Columbia.

FROM READERS: Columbia veterans meet with visiting Tuskegee Airman

Gene Robertson talks about his discussions with Charles McGee, one of the last Tuskegee Airmen featured in the movie "Red Tails".

FROM READERS: National Merit scholarship winners impart high school wisdom

Two Rock Bridge High School seniors were recently awarded National Merit scholarships. We asked these seniors what they've learned during their years in high school and what advice they would give to incoming students.

FROM READERS: Hickman Lacrosse wraps up its season with a banquet

The Hickman varsity lacrosse team finished its season with win-loss record of 4-9. Hickman alumni players are invited to play during the alumni game at 4 p.m. June 2 at the Activity and Recreation Center field.