From Readers

FROM READERS: Hallsville Public Schools add 19 teachers and staff

Hallsville Public Schools welcomed 19 new teachers and staff for the 2012-13 school year at the New Teacher Academy held Monday through Wednesday.

FROM READERS: Hot hummingbirds

John Hall photographed hummingbirds drinking at his feeders and spotted one unusual, long-tongued bird.

FROM READERS: Listening to the better angels of our nature

Events such as the Aurora massacre bring to light the question of how people should make crucial moral decisions.

FROM READERS: Grilled pizza recipes

Christa DeMarke of the c. jane create blog shares some summer grilling recipes.

FROM READERS: Columbia youth participate in Missouri Boys State

Two Hickman High School students were invited to participate in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri based on their merits in leadership, citizenship, academics and character. 

FROM READERS: Columbia Metro Rotary installs officers and board of directors

Columbia Metro Rotary recently installed its new officers for the Rotary year 2012-2013.

FROM READERS: Columbia Gators win gold in Show-Me State Games

The Columbia Gators 11 and under baseball team took the gold in the Show Me Games on Sunday, July 29.

FROM READERS: World War II museum in New Orleans is a must-see

Albert Price recently visited the Museum of World War II in New Orleans and thoroughly enjoyed what he found there.

FROM READERS: Second Baptist celebrates 146th anniversary

The celebration of the Second Missionary Baptist Church's 146 Anniversary was capped by a powerful speech from former pastor Rev. J Alfred Smith Sr.

FROM READERS: Military service a family tradition for local National Guard veteran

Rebecca Segovia has carved a unique and distinguished military career alongside her family of veterans.


FROM READERS: School supplies and winter wear needed

The Voluntary Action Center in Columbia is in need of school supply donations for the upcoming school year. Donations of winter wear and blankets are also encouraged for Warm Up Columbia.

FROM READERS: Drought of 2012

The effects of the drought have been hard on photographer John Hall's backyard, but that doesn't stop the birds from coming out to play.

FROM READERS: Preserving the Missouri gourd

Joe Dillard shares his experiences growing and preserving the Missouri gourd, a gourd native to Missouri that can be hard to find.

FROM READERS: The arts build a bridge between science and spirituality

W. Arthur Mehrhoff spent much of his career helping communities envision alternatives to growing development trends but has seen an acceleration since the '70s.

FROM READERS: Highlights from my big summer trip

Photographer John Hall shares six of the highlights from his summer trip to Cincinnati, Ohio.


FROM READERS: In Columbia, community support for Spc. Sterling Wyatt

Readers share photos of supporters of Spc. Sterling Wyatt.

FROM READERS: Photos of summer in Columbia

Missourian readers submitted photos of what summer looks like in Columbia. We'd love to see yours too. Send your photos to

FROM READERS: A veteran's trip with Central Missouri Honor Flight

Central Missouri Honor Flight helps military veterans visit war memorials at no cost. Walter Rolley Jr. made this trip in May with his daughter and his longtime friend Jerry Dethrow.


FROM READERS: Taekwondo instructor remembers Sterling Wyatt

Jeff Hockman remembers Sterling Wyatt as thoughtful, dedicated and talented.

FROM READERS: Photos from procession honoring Sterling Wyatt

Several readers submitted photos of the Sterling Wyatt procession.