From Readers

FROM READERS: Birds on a sunny autumn day

John Hall, a frequent From Readers contributor, snapped photos of birds enjoying some free food.

MU TIGER CHALLENGE: Vote for the best picture of Truman in Gator Country

MU Tiger Challenge is a game that rewards participants for sharing their fan experiences. Competitors can win $100 each week. Cast your vote to help someone win.

FROM READERS: Hickman alumna performing well on Drury swimming and diving team

Rebekah Laupp, a Hickman graduate and Drury University diver, qualified for NCAA II Nationals.

The morning after, voters reflect on national social issues and statewide ballot proposals

On the morning after Election Day, we took a look at mid-Missourians' reactions to statewide ballot proposals, and to other national political issues.

ArtTalk: Holiday exhibit at PS:Gallery accepting submissions

Amy Meyer, associate curator at PS:Gallery, talks about the Holiday Hang-ups Exhibit in the PS "Hallery." Submissions are due Saturday.

FROM READERS: Presidential race inspires young people to be great

I appreciate the fact that so many students on campus were dedicated to this year’s race for the presidency.

WE VOTED: Capturing the faces (and stickers) of voters

To tap into some of the pride around voting, the Missourian caught up with voters and their “I Voted” stickers today at polling places around Columbia.

Columbia voters share their Election Day experiences online

The Columbia Missourian is gathering observations, reactions and pictures on social media from mid-Missouri voters on Election Day. Check back to see what people are saying.

Voters react to election results on social media

The Missourian is keeping an eye on voter reactions as election results come in. We'll be updating the story as more results become known, so check back in with us throughout the night.

Columbia voters reported speedy visits to the polls

We've been asking people today to tell us about their experiences voting in Columbia. Most have reported wait times of 15 minutes or less.

Voters and readers voice what's important to them in the election

The Missourian's outreach team was interested in hearing what voters and readers had to say. We asked about their feelings on the candidates, what questions they had regarding the election and why it was important to them to be politically involved.

FROM READERS: Columbia Independent School sophomore wins cross-country honors

Ruth Bondurant earned all-state honors in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1 Girls Cross-Country competition Nov. 3.

FROM READERS: Girls in Tech launch event will feature Sarah Hill

Girls in Tech Mid-Missouri is launching in Columbia at 7 p.m. Monday at Museao. Girls in Tech is a social network where women working in technological fields can engage other like-minded professionals and gain knowledge, insight and friendship.

FROM READERS: What are we doing for people who are cast aside?

Around the world, people make a life out of cardboard boxes. Reader Mel West shares his sadness about how society lets that happen.

ArtTalk: Terell Stafford Quintet to perform Billy Strayhorn at Murry's

Josh Chittum, an assistant director at "We Always Swing" Jazz Series, shares his excitement over Terell Stafford Quintet's performance on Sunday at Murry's.

FROM READERS: Columbia teen shares fictional story called "Raising the Phoenix"

Danielle Komo, a junior at Hickman High School and student in Nancy White's creative writing class, shares a fictional story she wrote called "Raising the Phoenix."

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

When was the last time Missouri played Florida? Who won the Gators' first Heisman trophy? Test your knowledge of the University of Florida's football program.

FROM READERS: Owners dress up their pets to celebrate Halloween

We asked readers to send in photos of their pets dressed in Halloween costumes. Here are some of our favorite dogs and cats dressed up for the holiday.

ArtTalk: Exhibit, conference with Cuban artist Rolando Estevez Jordan at Bingham Gallery

Hannah Reeves, director of the George Caleb Bingham Gallery, talks about an upcoming exhibit featuring handmade books and drawings by Cuban artist Rolando Estévez Jordán.

FROM READERS: Columbia Toastmasters Club invites you to visit

Columbia Toastmasters is an open membership club and welcomes everyone to visit as many times as desired to see if our club is a good fit.