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FROM READERS: Columbia teen shares a poem called "the Name That Took Us On"

Sarah Bias, a junior at Hickman High School and a student in Nancy White's creative writing class, shares a poem called "the Name That Took Us On."

FROM READERS: Innkeeper plans event to benefit Buddy Pack program

Kriss Royer shares reasons for putting together the "Sugar Plum Tea Party," a Christmas event that will raise money for the Buddy Pack food program.

FROM READERS: History of military service inspires generations of the Huffman family

Dane Huffman, father of wounded Marine Tyler Huffman, joined the Army in 1987.

FROM READERS: A nearly photo less weekend

FROM READERS: Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in Columbia

Looking for places to go on Thanksgiving? Here's a list of places that are open on Thanksgiving Day.

FROM READERS: A perspective from an Arkansas native, Mizzou student

When MU joined the SEC conference, Arkansas-native and MU student Whitney Sommers had to decide where her allegiances lay. She is now a member of Frank Haith’s staff and says it’s all about Haith and the Tigers.

FROM READERS: Photos from a visit to Amish community

Missourian reader John Hall photographed interesting scenes he spotted when he drove toward Clark.

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Syracuse, Missouri's next football opponent

Missouri and Syracuse will square off Saturday at Faurot Field. It will be the Tigers' last home game this year.

FROM READERS: Early morning frost coats the wetlands

Missourian reader John Hall shares these photos of a frosty, early morning trip to the wetlands near a duck-hunting range.

FROM READERS: Local author shares experience of writing first book

Richard Houston is currently working on the second novel in the Jacob Martin series. He shares an excerpt from his first novel in the series, "A View to Die For," and some insight into his writing process.

TELL US: Are you changing your holiday tradition to be healthier?

Are you going to tailor your Thanksgiving meal to accommodate a healthier lifestyle?

INVITATION: Contribute to the Missourian and enter to win football tickets

Get involved in the news this week and be entered to win two tickets to this weekend's Syracuse vs. Missouri game.

FROM READERS: A Veterans Day look at MU's role in honoring the dead

W. Arthur Mehrhoff of MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology asks: What is the proper place in a modern, public university such as MU for traditional values such as honoring the nation’s war dead?

QUIZ: How well do you know Missouri geography?

Since 1987, Geography Awareness Week has been celebrated in the United States every third week in November. Take our quiz about Missouri geography and learn something (maybe) about the Show-Me State.

FROM READERS: MU Museum of Art and Archaeology will hold yoga lecture

Ritcha Chaudhary will present “Yoga and Spirituality," a 50-minute lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 in Pickard Hall. The lecture is related to the museum’s current exhibition, “Seeing the Divine in Hindu Art.”

FROM READERS: Fallen Marine's father works to memorialize military members

In 2006, Dale Deraps' 19-year-old son was killed in Iraq. His son's death inspired him to organize an effort to establish the Honor and Remember Flag as an official state emblem for people who have been killed in action. 

FROM READERS: Former POW shares story of six-year imprisonment

Local veteran John Clark recounts his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, and how it has fortified his faith in family, God and nation.

FROM READERS: An autumn drive through the country

John Hall appreciates the scenery his state has to offer on a drive through rural parts of mid-Missouri. He shares photos taken during his trip for others to enjoy as well.

FROM READERS: Photos from Rock Bridge High School's production of "Urinetown: The Musical"

The Rock Bridge Performing Arts Department is presenting "Urinetown: The Musical" Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. They are also having a performance Sunday at 3 p.m. The performances are in the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the event are $7.

FROM READERS: Columbia Metro Rotary Club dedicated to helping students with literacy

Last month, Columbia Metro Rotary presented its annual Literacy Development Award to the Columbia Public Schools' Title I program.

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