From Readers

TELL US: Who are your youth sports All-Stars?

Are you especially proud of your first-time little-leaguer? Do you have words of public thanks for a dedicated coach? Help us tell your stories.

FROM READERS: Professor discusses pros and cons of Paleo diet for athletes

Pam Hinton is an associate professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at MU. She details the potential costs and benefits of starting a Paleo diet for endurance athletes.

FROM READERS: Newman Center kids learn about Pope Francis through puppets, bingo

Joe Bradley found ways to help kindergartners at St. Thomas More Newman Center understand what it means for the Catholic Church to have a new pope.

FROM READERS: John Hall's camera captures creatures during winter's final days

Photographer shares photos from a late winter's day.

FROM READERS: Shakespeare's fundraiser will support teen leaders

Shakespeare's is holding a 15 percent Back At Ya on Thursday to raise money to send members of Students' Say to New York.

TELL US: What historic places in Columbia are special to you?

What places in Columbia do you want to make sure get remembered, preserved or celebrated? As Columbia grows and changes, we want to hear from you.

FROM READERS: Resident shares thoughts on Columbia's 2013 Most Notable Properties

Dianna O'Brien, a freelance writer, shares her thoughts on historical preservation and the properties added to the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission's 2013 Most Notable Properties list.

TELL US: What would you like to ask your City Council candidates?

We want to know what you think of the stories we're covering and which stories you wish we would cover.

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.