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From Readers

FROM READERS: How an app is born

Missourian reader Luke Miller, developer of a camera-sharing and picture-taking app, shares how he turned the idea from a concept into a full-fledged product.

FROM READERS: A snowy end to 2012

Missourian reader John Hall shares these photos of the snowfall and the city as he journeyed around Columbia on New Year's Eve.

FROM READERS: Celebrating Christmas with the birds

Missourian reader John Hall shares these pictures he took of birds near his house around Christmas time.

FROM READERS: Reflections on becoming a teacher

Dan Weil likes to teach with life lessons — those that come from outside of school. Students need to know and understand how they will use their learning in their world outside of school, he says.

FROM READERS: My bus brother

Mel West, the director of the PET Project in Columbia, shares a story about a man he met in Costa Rica in 1986.

FROM READERS: Wind and snow, warmly photographed from inside

What this reader/photographer gives us in photo quality by taking pictures of the snow through a window, he gains in warmth and comfort.

FROM READERS: Nutritionist gives tips on how to eat healthy during the holidays

Dietary changes can be difficult, but making small steps toward a goal of healthy eating is more successful than trying to make large nutritional changes all at once.

FROM READERS: A mother discussses journey to become military officer

Marie Olson, the human resources officer with the 175th MP Battalion in Columbia, talks about balancing overseas deployment with motherhood.

TELL US: Columbia, share your 26 acts of kindness

Are you inspired to respond to tragedy by helping others? We want to hear about your efforts — or those that you witness.

FROM READERS: When will the first snow hit Columbia?

In trying to forecast when snow would first hit the city, Missourian reader Andrew Gibson created this graphic, which shows when Columbia saw its first snowfall each year since 2000.

FROM READERS: Nursing students receive Boonslick Kiwanis scholarship

Two students in the practical nursing program at the Columbia Area Career Center were awarded scholarships by the Boonslick Kiwanis.

FROM READERS: Shifting missions for a soldier, the National Guard

John Gandt has seen changes in the National Guard since he joined in 2000, but despite deployments in Iraq and Egypt, the most gratifying aspect of his career has been helping others during state missions.

FROM READERS: For the love of dogs

Randee Shenkel fosters dogs for Columbia Second Chance. She shares why she fosters and how the dogs have changed her life.

FROM READERS: Reader photos of Flat Branch wildlife growth

Derrick Fogle, a frequent Missourian commenter, has been capturing the progress of Flat Branch after the fire on Business Loop 70 killed more than 14,000 fish. 

 

FROM READERS: Westlake Ace Hardware surprises Fulton girl

Local Westlake Ace Hardware locations combined efforts to surprise Jayla Kemp, who is the Children's Miracle Network Champion Child for the state of Missouri.

FROM READERS: Read the winning entry of the 2012 Flash Fiction contest

Brandi Robison was the first place winner of Daniel Boone Regional Library's 2012 Flash Fiction Contest. You can read her winning entry, "The Playmate," in this article.

TELL US: What should be the priorities of the UM System?

At the Missourian, we're putting together a list of issues that stakeholders feel deserve more attention — from the administration and in our news coverage. If you could add something to their agenda, what would it be?

FROM READERS: John Hall captures a few glimpses of spring before winter begins

John Hall shares pictures from a warm day in mid-Missouri.

FROM READERS: Wonder of wonders

John Hall details several species of birds he found over an unusually warm December weekend.

Facebook page facilitates anonymous compliments at MU

Thanks to the new MU Compliments page, the warm fuzzies have been spreading across campus since Friday morning.

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