From Readers

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.

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

Test your knowledge of the Tennessee Volunteers, the Missouri football team's next opponent.

FROM READERS: Sweet potato harvest day

Annette Triplett wrote about her recent sweet potato harvest.

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.