From Readers

FROM READERS: Winners of the Optimist Clubs of Columbia 2012-2013 oratorical contest

Pat Brown, the chair of the oratorical committee and member of the Downtown Optimist Club, shares the first, second and third place winners of the 2012-13 oratorical contest.

FROM READERS: '52 degree ode,' a poem inspired by warmer weather

Margaret Prezioso-Frye shares her latest poem, which is inspired by the warmer weather Columbia experienced over the weekend.

FROM READERS: Loyalty is an important attribute to be learned in the Army for MU graduate

MU graduate Steve Coller tells of his service with the Army Security Agency in Vietnam and what lessons he learned from it.

FROM READERS: Poetic syllogism helps to remember vocabulary in a new language

Margaret Prezioso-Frye shares some verse that has helped her learn vocabulary in Spanish.

FROM READERS: MU's Black Women Rock! awards to be presented March 9

This year’s awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. March 9 at Conservation Auditorium. Women are recognized for humanitarian work and work in education, politics or creative arts.

FROM READERS: Women's Leadership Conference supports leadership, professional skills

The Women’s Leadership Conference is a supportive and educational event to help women, specifically those at the collegiate level, develop their leadership and professional skills.

FROM READERS: Missouri Lions District 26-M3 holds convention in Columbia

Sandy McCann of Columbia was elected as district governor for the Missouri Lions District 26-M3.

FROM READERS: Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K entering its ninth year

Jessica Coghill, the marketing director for the Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Jim Devine Memorial Dog Walk, shares what the event means to her.

ArtTalk: Missouri Contemporary Ballet to perform 'Connectivity'

Sharon Viles, a member of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet board of directors, talks about an upcoming ballet performance.


ArtTalk: Orr Street Studios is hosting Second Saturday For Kids on March 9

Orr Street Studios is hosting Second Saturday For Kids on March 9. Marketing intern Katie Rapp discusses the theme and project opportunities.

FROM READERS: A winter sunrise and hungry birds

There was snow — and lots of it. Frequent Missourian contributor John Hall was able to snap some photos of birds after the winter storms.

FROM READERS: Columbia cyclist to start a weekly women's ride

Michelle Windmoeller, a local cyclist, shares her passion for cycling. She also wants to encourage more women to get involved in the cycling community in Columbia through her weekly riding group, Rococo Rides, which begins in March.

FROM READERS: MU presents exploration of kinships in 'The Ballad of the Sad Cafe'

W. Arthur Mehrhoff, academic coordinator for the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology, discusses the 7 p.m. showing of "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" on March 1. The film will be shown in 106 Pickard Hall in conjunction with the ninth annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium entitled "Claiming Kin."

TRUE/FALSE: See festivalgoers' one-word reviews; contribute your own

What one word best describes the True/False Film Fest movie you just saw? See what others have said, and share your reviews via social media, text message or email.

SOCIAL TRUE/FALSE: Pictures and updates from the 2013 True/False Film Fest

Keep up with social media sharing in one spot, without leaving the Missourian's site. And join the fun by using the #truefalse hashtag on Twitter or Instagram.

FROM READERS: MU student co-founds Bottlcap app on Google Play

Brad Siegler, a senior journalism student studying strategic communication, is the co-founder and CEO of Bottlcap, an app that brings subscribers coupons, drink specials and other content tailored to a specific location. Here, he details his experience creating the app.

FROM READERS: MU students attend a pipeline protest in Washington, D.C.

Missourian reader Alexandra Rather visited a rally for climate change in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

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SOCIAL SNOW: Pictures and updates from Wednesday's Columbia weather

Keep up with social media sharing in one spot, without leaving the Missourian's site. And join the fun by using the #CoMoSnow hashtag.

Wednesday road conditions in Columbia: See our live updates, and contribute your observations

Tell us about the road conditions where you are and what areas drivers should avoid.