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From Readers

FROM READERS: Capturing the beauty of a #CoMoFall

Readers share their favorite spots for leaf-peeping in the Columbia region.

#MIZWhereRU? Alumni participate in roll call for MU Homecoming

Former students checked in from across the country. Was your city represented?

FROM READERS: All Saints' Day focuses on family, faith and treats instead of tricks

All Saints' Day can provide an alternative to Halloween that focuses on family and education. Many cultures outside of the U.S. celebrate this day with feasting and remembering the dead in various fashions.

FROM READERS: 5K's help a student work towards personal and charitable goals

The 5K Phreedom run in November is to help veterans and their families as they work to reduce the adverse effects of alcoholism and other drug addictions.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: Meet Alex Menz, assistant director of photography

She loves Disney and portrait photography. Learn more about the Missourian's assistant director of photography in this edition of From the Newsroom.

 

FROM READERS: We are road warriors

Ian Ford is a motorcycle fanatic. His passion for the road helps him stay sane, but it isn't without its dangers.

FROM READERS: Centralia parents share why they prefer organic food for their family

Heidi and Josh Monroe of Centralia have two daughters and are committed to feeding them mostly organic foods.

FROM READERS: Radio host Emily Larkin pairs with sculptor to support Access Arts

The co-host of Kellogg & Co. with Chris and Emily on KPLA teamed up with sculptor Matt Moyer to support CelebrARTY in support of Access Arts.

FROM READERS: Battle High School student participates in Missouri Boys State

Tate Robert Dempsey was selected on his merits to be in the American Legion Boys State of Missouri.

FROM READERS: How my daughter's life was saved in Rocky Mountain National Park

Chip Sandstedt's daughter made it off a mountain after a health scare, thanks to a device and a fast-acting medical team.

FROM READERS: Knitting proves to be creative, therapeutic pastime

An MU student reveals how knitting can be a therapeutic escape for students who feel overwhelmed with stress.

FROM READERS: Football helps young girl succeed in school

Harrisburg Middle School has three girls on its football team this year, and, for one of them, the success on the field has found its way into the classroom.

Joe Dillard, 'Room 47 Archivist,' shares why he volunteers

Why do you volunteer? One committed reader talked to us about why he shares his time and expertise. Will you share your story?

FROM READERS: Honor Flight proves special for Macon veteran and his wife

Linda Truitt, in a letter to her husband, Jack Truitt, reflects on his participation in Wednesday's Central Missouri Honor Flight and his time serving in the Army during the late 1950s.

TELL US: How accessible are Columbia's parks?

Have you benefited from accessibility changes to city parks? Do you have any suggestions for future changes? Missourian reporters Jiayue Huang and Guimel Sibingo would like to hear from you.

FROM READERS: MizzoUnicorn publicly introduces himself to campus

After rumored sightings at football games, the mythical MizzoUnicorn comes out of hiding to profess his love for MU athletics.

FROM READERS: MU student finds tweeting a lucrative business

MU student and entrepreneur Elijah Solidum has benefited from the soaring revenues of online advertising.

TELL US: How do you interact with the news?

Are you a reader? A sharer? A commenter? A contributor? Win free movie tickets by telling us about your habits.

FROM READERS: 'Trembling before our mighty Kewpie'

A graduate from the Hickman class of 1969 says he loves when the topic of high school mascots comes up.

FROM READERS: Unhook outside hoses to prevent fall freeze

To save yourself a possibly expensive plumber's bill, not to mention a mess in your basement or garage, disconnect your outside water hose before the temperatures drop.

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